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  1. Igbon

    CDU FMC Error

    Thanks, I'll keep trying.
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    CDU FMC Error

    Hi guys, I am still having problems. Why is it so difficult to get VNAV to work. It often just goes off and then it is impossible to reengage, with message like check altitude in the fmc and I have the correct altitudes set according to the legs page. Or I try the next applicable altitude. It just won't come back. Is it supposed to be so temperamental? Or are there some secret parameters I need to adjust?
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    CDU FMC Error

    Thanks very much guy's, this has all helped me great deal. I look forward to learning more. I guess it was a bit much for me to think I could just hop in a proper sim and actually be able to fly well. I have done a couple of auto lands now. And also some manual ones. It really is amazing what we have at our fingertips now. So visually appealing and technically appealing. And to Jan, sorry again for sounding so grumpy back then. Thanks again Michael
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    CDU FMC Error

    Hi Tony, thanks for the video. I just watched it. It does show that a landing like that is possible. I will have to check out simbreif because as it stands some of the points in your route don't seem to be available for me. "Not in database". Also, apparently, I don't have a co route folder. There is a lot of stuff to learn it seems. As I said earlier I was a complete novice in all this stuff but I am learning and it is all good. Your landing seemed pretty good, I thought. I am going to try that landing again now. Are some of the things in your video aftermarket things? Like the voice readback of checklists and the Navigraph popup and the floating FMC Thanks again, Michael.
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    CDU FMC Error

    Thanks Tony and others, I will be back at my computer in a day or so when I will give it all a good try. That route is from a Mike Ray book on the IXEG 737, but I am finding a lot of inconsistencies so think I will adopt your suggestion and just do some flying and forget the books. I think I have enough knowledge now, thanks to all you guys, to not get tripped up by every little difference. Michael
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    CDU FMC Error

    Hi Tony, thanks for the offer. I was trying to fly from KLAX 25L to KSFO ILS28R. via VTU BSR CARME ANJEE SKUNK BOLDR MENLO CEPIN AXMUL With a full CAT lll Landing. Also, I was trying to set up an approach to the airport using Jan's directions and the map. It was at 250 knots at 3000 ft. 20 NM away. My problem is hooking up with ILS and getting the auto land to work. Using VNAV and LNAV. But any help or tips would be much appreciated. Thanks, Michael.
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    CDU FMC Error

    Hi Jan, thanks for the reply, I appreciate your time. I don't think it is your job to teach me how to fly the plane but I do think that if I follow the included tutorials and follow books which were recommended as part of the package, books I paid for, I ought to be able to fly those tutorials. The point of tutorials is for those who can't fly, me for example. My complaints have been that I was trying to learn the recommended way and there were errors and inconsistencies in the lessons which made it difficult. I am sorry if my frustrations seem so negative toward your product, it is mostly just my frustration speaking. I really love the product and the way it looks and feels, which is why I have spent so much time trying. I did try some MSFS products and did have more success, where things seem to happen as described. However, it doesn't look as good or feel as good. And it runs out of memory being only 32 bit. I did show me though that I can do some things. But, I am really glad to hear your perspective in that the sim is accurate and that every one else fly's without problems. It encourages me to keep trying. Maybe the VNAV descent problems are what is tripping me up. I don't know enough. Yet. I do appreciate the support here too, so again sorry for sounding so negative. I shall try the tutorial videos, that may help. My real flying experience stopped shortly after my first solo in a Piper Tomahawk, so my flying experience is limited. But I love flying. What is the issue with VNAV descents. Is that maybe why I can't do a complete flight, including landing, using the automatic systems soon after takeoff. It is descent and hooking up with the ILS for CAT111 landing that seems to be the problem. Also, from your previous help on setting an approach, you said click FL CHG. Is that the same as LVL CHG? Anyway thanks again for the help regards, Michael.
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    CDU FMC Error

    I have tried what you said, setting 250 and LVL change and flew straight into the ground. Also, how do I activate a waypoint along the route so I can start just before it and start flying the Magenta Line. Again, the book says I should be able to double select it so that it becomes the active way point. MENLO coming into KSFO for example, but that doesn't seem to work, the plane wants to go back to the beginning. I'll try deleting the earlier ones. Also, what info does need to be in the FMC for your method to work? I have been trying for days now and have not managed to complete one single flight in any of the books or tutorials. There is always something. Oh well, one more time. Then, back to yank and bank maybe. Nope, straight into the ground after flipping around every where. Also, often when it resets, which is often, it starts with half the displays missing. I have to load another aircraft and then reload this one. I am going to try MSFS to see if it is just me being too stupid to understand books and tutorials and other instructions, or not. As I have said it is just one error after another. Thanks, Michael.
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    CDU FMC Error

    Thanks Jan I shall try that now. I don't get the VREF's on the placard. Weights range from 65-35 TONN which bare no relationship to anything I know about. And what is FL CHG. Is it the same as LVL CHG. I almost got down using VOR LOC and APP but speed was wrong and I bounced, a lot. Still bouncing even though speed 153.
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    frames drop to 1

    Yes, this very thing happened to me and making exemptions in defender works. Michael.
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    CDU FMC Error

    Hi guy' again, I don't know if this is the right place to put this query but I am using IXEG all the time. I keep failing to get the auto land to work. I would like to keep trying from a reasonable approach distance rather than starting a whole new flight. The manuals say that I ought to be able to save a flight in a particular situation, precisely for this kind of scenario, but, while the save function does save 'some' of the parameters, many are missing. The FMC does not contain all the data it had at the save point. LEGS will be gone and various other bits too. And the plane will be in a different configuration. Is this normal, is it an X-Plane issue? It is not a very useful feature if this is the best it can do. Have tried several times. Any help appreciated. Michael.
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    CDU FMC Error

    I have just come across a thing called OpenSceneryX and am installing it now. This may fix the problem. The main problem is that the original scenery instructions didn't bother to mention this necessity. But, live and learn. Yep, it did fix the problem. That was where it was looking for files, pity I already decided to get a paid version. Later, Michael
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    CDU FMC Error

    Hi Tom, yeah, thanks for the reply, a rather philosophical reply, which is good. I will keep trying and suffering the learning pains. I haven't got the scenery to work yet but am still looking into it. I do like all the tech stuff but when it interferes with that which I am trying to learn at the time it is frustrating. Especially when it is a completely new topic, like scenery programming. I did look at the Log file but it is a bit confusing for me. It says it is looking for an art asset that doesn't exist and I can't find it in the folder, or any hint of where it could be. Here it is the file though. I am still having fun flying though, having just discovered that if one does not do the right actions in icing conditions, you will crash. Boom. Thanks again, Michael. Log.txt
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    CDU FMC Error

    Hi again, well, I said I wasn't going to get discouraged, but, I am. It seems that every step in following tutorials or recommend books results in some irregularity that takes time to work out. Then if something starts going well the sim will freeze and collapse. The main thing though is that the documentation doesn't reflect the actual product. The latest thing is being advised, in IXEG tutorial number three to use some addon on scenery so that things look better. No worries, and it's even free, but after going to the trouble of registering and downloading and unpacking and installing, does it work? No, it does not. "the following scenery has a problem and will not be loaded" So I get a message about "learn more" where I get to examine a log file to analyse the potential faults. Just what I wanted after spending hours trying to follow the previous tutorial only to have the whole thing lock up halfway through, just before the part I actually wanted to study, and crashed. I have spent so many hours trying to make sense of these little 'errors' . It seems that every single simple step requires hours of fault finding. Perhaps it is a good product for experienced users who understand these things and can just adjust, but I am not such and am getting frustrated. Sorry for whinging but when one gets told to, so to speak, RTFM, and the manual is dodgy, there you go.
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