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Visual Flight Path

Post by Maxis » Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:25 pm

I have a question,

How can you get the Visual Flight Path to work?
I mean those Square rectanguels wich you also get in Flight lesson, you can probably also get them in a normal flight, but i don't know how.

Please help me out

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Post by mel wilson » Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:49 pm

Go to the menu, under "Aircraft" you will see "Visual Flight Path" you then need to enable it.

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Post by tomcatdriver2006 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:58 pm

on top command bar in an active game:

1 the TEXT LABEL "Aircraft" (on the left side close to File) is the open /close togge

2. Open this Aircaft DROP WINDOW

3. On 2nd or third line select Visual FLight Aid (or path)

4. Open this selection.

5. This is where you set it up. SELECT NAV 1 as Signal Source.
NAV 1= ILS freq!

REMEMBER THAT!.

Make standby ILS for next stop. Just flip NAV 1 freq. and it will show ILS G. SLOPE path as visual aid for Airport ILS NAV 1 is set to. Within 26.5 miles of Localizer. That is the range.

6. SET altitude at 10,000 feet (point at which it is ~27 mile away and max altitude of slope(3 degrees is GS angle UP). It will start at 10K feet AGL as yo approach. AGL! NOT MSL!

7. Set this: "MAX # of GUIDES" & "MINIMUM DISTANCE" between guides.

8. CHOOSE TYPE of INDICATOR OR GUIDE: USE "YELLOW BRICK ROAD"

EASIEST TO FOLLOW & SEE at NIGHT. RED is HARD to SEE at distance.
NEED THIS SETUP FOR NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY & ILS TRAINING.

CHECK THAT BOX TO ENABLE THIS ACTION, APPLY, CLOSE.

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NAV 1 on Radio to ILS inbound Freq.
NAV 2 = VOR, set it for nav purposes,
ADF= NDB set it.
ALL RADIOS TUNED TO AIRPORT, THREE SIGNALS!

MAKE NAV PLAN.
SET ALL CONTROL SURFACES FOR LAUNCH.
SET UP RADIO AND GPS .
SWITCH ON Distance counter called Nav/Dme to NAV 2 is swtch to right. It will show you distance from or to next set radio ADF/NAV 2 VOR freq.
ILS is only good inside ~26 miles.
Outer marker at 4.4 miles,
Middle=3500',
Inner=1,000 feet from Localizer

Now SAVE FLIGHT use " ; " key or TOP COMMAND BAR. Helps speed up game. Lots but good stuff. Have fun.

JUST SAVE FLIGHT WITH PLANNER DONE BEFORE T/O! Name it
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USE SELECT FLIGHT, in 4 minutes airborne when flight has been saved! FAST! Do all your favorite flights like this. You will be cruising!

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Post by Maxis » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:53 pm

okeej thnx guy

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Post by Maxis » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:17 pm

Thnx for helping me out with that,

now i have another question:
How can see inside a big airplane like a 747 or a 737, how u are doing on the glide path?

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Post by Maxis » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:18 pm

Thnx for helping me out with that,

now i have another question:
How can see inside a big airplane like a 747 or a 737, how u are doing on the glide path?

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Post by skipperdan » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:26 pm

I am surfing from my home during my lunch break (my employer discourages employess from using corporate computers for personal use). Therefore, I do not have time for a long answer.

When you are in the COCKPIT view, try depressing the "W" key which will remove some of the instruments. There are three different views by depressing the W key several times. 8) 8)
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Post by groundsquirrel » Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:23 am

To see the inside of the aircraft:

1) The aircraft comes with several "cockpit views" which are available by either a) moving the POV or hat switch in the desired direction of view or b) with num/loc on, use the number pad keys to see the different views.

2) The aircraft has a 3d cabin rendered into the model which can be viewed by moving your view and/or eyepoint while in Virtual Cockpit view. Once again you can use both your POV/hat switch or the number pad to change your view as well as a number of keypress combinations to change your eyepoint, such as move toward the rear of the model.

More details are available in the FS Learning Center included within the game.
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Post by Maxis » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:37 pm

I don't think you guys understand my question:

My question is: is there an instrument, on wich you can look and see, how u are doing on the glideslope?

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Post by tomcatdriver2006 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:38 pm

look at Attitude Direction Indicator: ADI, or PDI, (is technically an ADI.) on RT side of Artificial Horizon line is VERTICAL gauge with some horizontal marks.

IF TOO HIGH>INBOUND, then marker will be in the upper range of Sidebar. If too low, opposite.

MAKE SURE NAV 1 is on, GPS tracking is OFF!

NAV1 must be tuned to OBSERVED RWY ILS of choice for landing using this Vav aid.

As you fly into runway flight path, bar will center, watch that till touchdown on pavement. The marker will hold steady just below centerline. Fly path into full landing. Flare at correct moment.

Descent is ~600-800' per min. APPX~ consult flight manual. Outer marker is 4.4 miles out, MIDLE=3500', ; Inner: 1000'.

THIS ALL DEPENDS ON RUNWAT, WEATHER, Traffic congestion.

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Re: Visual Flight Path

Post by Gaara97 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:10 am

how to disable gps traking??
and what is ils how do i activate it
and how do i activate nav 1

please and i mean please send me simple steps for me to follow
i have been using fsx for 1 month but still new to visual flight path
i dont care if it takes 20 steps to write to me as long as they are simple for me

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Re: Visual Flight Path

Post by rd » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:05 pm

Gaara97 wrote:how to disable gps traking??
and what is ils how do i activate it
and how do i activate nav 1

please and i mean please send me simple steps for me to follow
i have been using fsx for 1 month but still new to visual flight path
i dont care if it takes 20 steps to write to me as long as they are simple for me

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Give this a good read. Alot of good information on what you're asking.

http://forums.surclaro.com/topic1362.html

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Re: Visual Flight Path

Post by Gaara97 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:53 am

rd wrote:
Gaara97 wrote:how to disable gps traking??
and what is ils how do i activate it
and how do i activate nav 1

please and i mean please send me simple steps for me to follow
i have been using fsx for 1 month but still new to visual flight path
i dont care if it takes 20 steps to write to me as long as they are simple for me

gaara97 :P
Give this a good read. Alot of good information on what you're asking.

http://forums.surclaro.com/topic1362.html

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Dude thanks alot. just what i needed, thankyou :)

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Re: Visual Flight Path

Post by rd » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:29 pm

You're more than welcome. Welcome to SurClaro.

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Re: Visual Flight Path

Post by jaeger52 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:32 am

How come I'm getting this warning about security certificate errors? :twisted:

Is it something having to do with jkpiodsoea's nonsensical post?
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Re: Visual Flight Path

Post by rd » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:45 pm

Don't sweat it. It's an image that was linked at one place, and then removed.

This guy is also going to be removed. :mrgreen:

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Re: Visual Flight Path

Post by jaeger52 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:39 pm

Alrighty then.

But FYI: I tried to report his nonsensical post's to admin right away, but the "Report This Post" button in the forums isn't working for me. It keeps giving me a DNS Error "this page cannot be found". So, I've PM'd "G" to report the non-functioning "Report A Thread" button on my end, asked him to investigate from his end.
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Re: Visual Flight Path

Post by rd » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:39 am

Good stuff.

I put a new post in the Moderators forum about the report icon not working as well. Plus, the fact that us Mods can't warn or ban anybody. Not sure if he forgot to add it to our controls or what.

I'm here at least twice a day, so I am here. But, like I said, I don't have the control of the forum members as I (we) used to. All I can do now, is just delete the post, or thread.

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