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  1. Ben is right - the headshaking is simulated by moving the camera position in the cockpit - when using VR, the camera position is overruled by the VR headset.
  2. Ah, I get it. Moving the reverse levers up will make the "normal" thrust levers control the amount of reverse thrust with the Zibo implementation. I used to have a button on my joystick mapped to "toggle reverse" - I would click it after landing and then use my regular thrust lever to control the reverse thrust. Then, when I was done with reversing, I would click the button again. So in a way I would do with a button what you would do with the reverse levers (toggle reverse). But I can see that raising them "again" to toggle OFF reverse is a bit counterintuitive. I can´t promise
  3. Yep, I see the problem...I wish LR also had a button for "hold for idle reverse". In 95% of all of my landings (both in 737 and 320) we use idle reverse only. This is mandatory at most airports for noise reasons and it also saves fuel. More than idle is only used when necessary for safety. If the reverse levers on your hardware were actual axis you could assign an analog reverse function to it. If I understand correctly, the reverse levers can also not control the amount of reverse thrust on the Zibo (since they are not an axis), right?
  4. Why don´t you assign the default X-Plane command "hold thrust reverse at max"? It should only apply reverse while the button is "held"?
  5. No new advice, really. The navdata packages from Navigraph and Aerosoft have installers that let you specify which add-on you want to install navdata for. After you provide the correct path it will install the navdata into the correct subfolder: /Aircraft/X-Aviation/IXEG 737 Classic/fmc_data Good luck! Jan
  6. The good thing is - the 737 Classic does not have any brake temperature indication . On the A320s I fly these days we are not allowed to take off if brakes are warmer than 300C - and this can be a problem when taxiing out for a longer distance. Fortunately we have brake fans on those that we keep running, still when going to runway 25 at EDDS on a warm day with a heavy 321, it can be a problem. tl;dr: Idle thrust is fairly high on high-bypass engines and most pilots wish it was less...in real life, too.
  7. I don´t have the Honeycom Bravo, but I would think it strange to have it not work with default X-Plane commands. I use an extra axis on my Thrustmaster Warthog throttle set to "reverse", and as soon as I move it aft, the reversers unlock and engage (if the forward thrust levers are idle). I am sure this should be possible with other hardware, too. Cheers, Jan
  8. Hmm, I am not an expert on how those variables work, but it seems strange to me that the blue GRD PWR AVAIL" lights up but the switch doesn´t work... I agree that it would be nice to be able to access this - and other options - in VR as well. The workaround I would suggest for now is to simply use the APU. There are no noise restrictions while flying in X-Plane and it can do everything that a GPU and ground air can do as well. I have placed the request for a programmable button/key into our list of enhancements again - it will probably be a quick addition, but I can not say whe
  9. That will work! (But you must then click the red flashing P/RST button with the mouse as well to silence the warning). Even better is to assign a joystick button to "AP disconnect" (I have to check the exact name of the command when I get home). You can click that twice (first to disconnect the AP, then to silence the warning). Cheers, Jan
  10. If youi disconnect the autopilot the correct way (by toggling the AP disconnect button on the yoke) the FD bars will remain on. If you toggle the autopilot off by using the autopilot disconnect bar (like a lot of simulation pilots do erroneously) you remove power from the FCCs (flight control computers) and this will also turn off the flight-directors. This bar is only to be used in emergencies, like when other ways to disconnect the autopilot fail. Alternatively you can also use the autopilot engage/disengage buttons to disconnect the autopilot (or move the yoke over the limit, but this
  11. You can fly without the experimental flight model, but downsides is less accurate performance parameters and lacking of some features unique to the "experimental" flight model, like refined downwash calculations. If you are a layman just droning around for fun, chances are you won´t even notice the difference. Cheers, Jan
  12. You can use the preference slider to move it far "down" - to keep it out of view. Does that help?
  13. When the airplane is very light, it will naturally have less rolling friction and will accelerate the most with idle thrust. Make sure that your throttle is fully at idle, though (sometimes hardware is not calibrated properly). N1 at idle thrust should be about 21%. A real 737 at idle thrust and light weight will easily accelerate to 60 or more knots... Cheers, Jan
  14. I just checked - and you are right! All trim systems do not honor the limit (anymore), this must have happened when we moved the cockpit 3D to a new framework . Thanks for bringing this to my attention - I will put it on the list of stuff to fix! Cheers, Jan
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