[jhb_airlines] Re: FSX's GPS - The boring bit

  • From: Mr Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 16:31:33 +0100

Have you noted one other oddity about the FSX Airbus?
There's a big discrepancy between the PFD altitude and that in the analogue 
standby inst.

Gerry Winskill



Alex - Reheat.org <Alex@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote :

> Mr Winskill, 
> 
> LOC does indeed initiate a single channel Localiser stabilisation when
> the aircraft is in NAV mode - I.E when following radio navigation or
> manual input procedures to the automatic flight system. 
> 
> However the Airbus family is a full state Fly By Wire design, as we all
> know, and thus the aircraft is always, barring failure, driven by the
> IRS and FMC. 
> 
> If an Airbus has an active FMC, and it is aligned (as it always should
> be) then upon engagement of autopilot in GPS mode it will always follow
> the Flight plan as dictated in the FMC. 
> 
> HOWEVER, FS doesn't replicate an FMC for the A321 so you have to
> initiate a lock to the current navigation system by engaging the single
> channel lock - or the "LOC" Button - which, as I've already bored you
> with, would normally lock on to the localiser. 
> 
> Essentially it is a work around done by MS to avoid complex programming
> and not at all representative of the Airbus avionics suite! 
> 
> If you want a good (and I mean REALLY good) Airbus then go for the PSS
> series - stunning avionics simulation. 
> 
> Anyone still awake? ..... any of those who still are actually care?
> thought not ;) 
> 
> Alex 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Mr Winskill wrote:
> 
>   I didn't have LOC engaged. I'll see what happens at the next waypoint, now 
> it's engaged.
> I'd thought it might stand for Localiser.....
> 
> Gerry Winskill 
> 
> 
> 
> Alex - Reheat.org <Alex@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote :
> 
>   
>   
>     Hi Gerry, 
> 
> I was in the middle of a flight in another aircraft just then, I
> switched to the A321 with the AP still engaged. It has given me the
> following selections.:
> 
> GPS - On
> AP  - On
> A/Thr - On
> FD - On
> LOC - On
> 
> Have you got LOC engaged? 
> 
> Alex 
> 
> Mr Winskill wrote:
> 
>   I'm using the FSX Airbus. Standard panel; well using its own gauges.
> 
> Gerry Winskill
> 
> 
> Alex - Reheat.org <Alex@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote :
> 
>   
>   
>     Ah ok, I have had a similar problem before - What aircraft is it you
> are trying to use and in what sim? I'm assuming its a modified panel in
> some way?
> 
> Mr Winskill wrote:
> 
>   Hi Alex,
> Trying to get it to follow the loaded and displayed route. I've got the GPS 
> button selected, it's on Autopilot, but I have to make the turns by adjusting 
> the AP's Heading knob.
> 
> Gerry Winskill
> 
> Alex - Reheat.org <Alex@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote :
> 
>   
>   
>     Hi Gerry,
> 
> What is the problem exactly? are you just trying to get it to follow
> the route in the GPS or what? 
> 
> ATB, 
> 
> Alex 
> 
> Mr Winskill wrote:
> 
>   With the A310's MiniPan modified, I'm making my third international flight. 
> I still haven't discovered how to make the a/c use the GPS like an FMS. Any 
> ideas?
> Come back FSNav!
> 
> Gerry Winskill
> 
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