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  1. Training Video's

    If you are interested (hope it is okay to reference back to youtube). By no means a tutorial, but I do talk a lot (and the dog get's his bark in too)! Append to the end of youtube.com /watch?v=H3LjOhCWifI /watch?v=8kPSX8qRnMo - Carl
  2. Training Video's

    Hi, I think that the quick planner is just that - it does not (it cannot) take into account en-route winds. Did you encounter high head winds en-route ? 3 hours for that distance tells me you did - e.g. I did 1320 nm the other day outbound was 3hrs 30min and return 3hrs 15min. I loaded around 10.6 tons for outbound and 10.1 for inbound. Zfw was 45 out, 44 inbound. Do you have access to a planner that can calculate even the time needed based on en-route headwinds as that should be your starting point. To add to this, the distance is not air-distance - as I began to explain with the example, winds do play a huge factor in determining your flight time and therefore your fuel that you need. I've experienced simulated flights just from uk to Egypt and return that vary in time taken by an hour (half an hour quicker going and half an hour longer on the way back). - Carl
  3. Static Air Temp

    Thanks Jan - I did try 3/3 as I am used to simulated 757/767/747/777 And thanks for the rule of thumb. - Carl
  4. Hi All, Where does one read the SAT? I ask because I am flying along at 350: TAT -15c with rain hitting the windshield. Quick glance at the wipers and I do not see icing. If I understand correctly use anti ice when (TAT < 10c and SAT > -40c) and of course visible moisture. Thanks - Carl
  5. Unable to shut off VNAV v1.1

    Maybe cycling the AP and FDs off might disengage it?
  6. VORs

    Ok thanks Jan. I'm a new customer - jumping on board as at the latest version....... The plane is a very nice and immersive experience. - Carl
  7. VORs

    Thanks Jan, " We do not model deteriorating ANP, though - because we always assume that the GPS is available (which in reality mostly is). " Understood. Only one other question - and I never asked when 'vlying' the 737-800 Is there a reason when they only have 2 IRSs? e.g. 74/75/76 all have 3 and I thought that worse case of relying on IRSs for navigation means you're average position is somewhere in the middle of the triangle ? - Carl
  8. VORs

    Hi, Question based on whether the VORs on the 737-300 auto-tune - example, on the 747-400, 777 series of course we can access the frequencies thru a Nav Rad page and tune in a VOR or set it to auto. Same of course on the 757/767 - either side of the MCP you can set a frequency when in MAN mode. I ask as I am interested in whether the FMC pos on this aircraft takes into account any land based navigation signals - is it designed in the same way as the 757/767 series where (I understand) the FMC blends those VOR/NDB references into working out the FMC pos and if those aren't available for 12 mins it gives IRS NAV only. I see this is GPS equipped .. but all the same interested to hear if it is different in this regard. Thanks Carl
  9. First official XP11 screenshot

    Thanks for sharing the expected timescales. Carl