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  1. I'm supprised there is no word about it here yet. Or the search function didn't find it. Anyway... https://www.thresholdx.net/news/hscl65
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    Reverser stages

    If you use the X-Plane command "toggle thrust reversers", you can do just that. With your throttles at idle, you push that button and the plane goes into idle reverse. Your hardware thrust lever now acts as a reverese thrust control i.e. adding reverse thrust as you move the lever forward.
  3. Thank you, this dispels my concerns!
  4. Congrats to the team for this outstanding addon! Will definitely get it if my system can handle it. It seems to have many features which need a lot of CPU power, so I'm wondering if this will run fine (i.e. 30+fps) on a quad core? I'm using a 4790K @4,4GHz and my X-Plane settings are generally in the medium to high range, nothing maxed out. Reflections are turned down to minimum.
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    FMC questions

    It's been a while, but i think... 1.) Enter a new destination on the route page 2.) Just select the new runway and STAR on the DEP/ARR page. It should replace the old one(s) more or less seamlessly. But check the legs page afterwords nonetheless 3.) Go to the legs page, downselect the waypoint to which you want a direct to by pressing the LSK next to it, upselect it to the current "to" waypoint by pressing the LSK next to it (overwriting the current "to" waypoint")
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    Correct sequence of pushback and engine start?

    Good question, maybe some of the real world saab drivers can shed some light on this. I just start and stop in a parking spot where no pushback is necessary, that's how I usually find the turboprops sitting at airports. Passengers are brought to the plane via bus or just walk there (depending on the country and size of the airport).
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    XP11 CTD

    Maybe opening a support ticket will get ignored work. https://support.projectfly.co.uk/tickets/create
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    IXEG's 737 XPUIPC

    We discussed that issue in the topic below. It seems to only occur with newer versions of XPUIPC.
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    Take Command! Saab 340A v1.5.1 Update Released!

    Not on SIDs or STARs, but you'll find them on most approaches in the US. The stepdown- or PT/hold-altitudes will more often than not include altitudes bewteen whole thousands.
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    Take Command! Saab 340A v1.5.1 Update Released!

    This has nothing to do with VFR. There are more than enough altitude restrictions for departures/approaches which command leveling off at some "odd" altitudes like e.g. 5600ft. Or say you are flying in russia, there you would even need to select altitudes in 10 feet increments in order to exactly follow the charts. I don't use the mouse wheel option but highly prefer click & drag, which is also faster in most cases.
  11. You could try to change the plane's ICAO code in the .acf file, could be that Smartcars is looking for that rather than the folder name. 1.) make a copy of the IXEG's .acf file and rename it e.g. by changing the file extension to .bak 2.) open the .acf file in a text editor and search for the line that begins with P acf/_ICAO 3.) change the ICAO code to B737 4.) save the file
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    question on descent

    Iain already gave an elaborate answer, but here is a tl;dr of how I do descents depending on the situation: LVL CHG when I just can get down to the next altitude without needing to obey any restrictions on the way. E.g. when ATC says "descent and maintain XYZ". V/S when I want to reach the next altitude at a given point. E.g. when approaching an altitude restricion on a STAR or when ATC says "cross ABCDE at and maintain XYZ". V/S can also come in handy when there is a speed restriction coming along the way. E.g. you are going to descent through 10000ft and you want to keep descending at a reasonable rate while also needing bleed off speed, you could dial in -1000 ft/min and 250knots. When the plane has slowed down to 250, you could then switch over to LVL CHG to expedite the descent.
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    Fuel In Centre

    Hallo Jan, danke für die Klarstellung!
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    Fuel In Centre

    Fuel still get's drawn from the tanks with the pumps off. IIRC you can even start the engines (and fly) with all fuel pumps off, as fuel is feeded to them by gravity. The fuel pumps are needed to ensure positive pressure under all flight conditions.
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    Saving situation

    No, it's custom built into their respective plane control interfaces.