THIS PACKAGE CONTAINS AN FMC DESIGNED OR USE WITH ALMOST ANY FSX Â® AIRCRAFT
PLUS A COMPREHENSIVE SOUND PACKAGE.
You must have a minimum knowledge of the FSX system files and be able to add
some lines to the panel.cfg file.
CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE
This package contains both a sophisticated FMC and a SOUND PACKAGE.
The FMC manages the FLIGHT PLAN and all the main functions necessary for a
successful flight - COMM, VORs and ILS RADIO retrieval, HOLD function, FIX
function and many others. See FMC OVERVIEW and FMC FUNCTIONS below.
The SOUND PACKAGE adds BOTH sounds to the devices themselves AND the voice of
the co-pilot. See AUDIO ENHANCEMENTS below.
You can easily install this package into almost any FSX Â© aircraft. Although
an FMC is of course principally designed for use in commercial airliners, with
this package you can readily add one to even the smallest aircraft and so get
the advantage of all the additional functionality an FMC provides.
It contains many powerful features. It will:-
a) follow an FSX FLIGHTPLAN (or one generated by other software and imported
into FSX), including the selected APPROACH PHASE, both horizontally and
vertically and in accordance with defined speeds, allowing it to be changed if
required during the flight;
b) manage the TAKE-OFF thrusts and the climb thrust TOGA, MAX THRUST, CRUISE
and AUTOMATIC according to the economic index and weather parameters;
c) calculate the optimum V1, VR, V2 and cruise speed according to the cruise
altitude, calculating speeds in both knots AND mach;
d) control the LNAV (Longitudinal Navigation) and VNAV (Vertical Navigation)
functions when climbing, cruising and descending, taking into account economic
speeds and altitudes, user-modified speeds and altitudes and TRANSIT and
RESTRICTED speeds and altitudes;
e) manage the function cruise "economic climb" when the aircraft loses weight
due to fuel having been burned, in accordance with either the ICAO standard or a
f) manage the complete HOLD function at an actual position, programmed
altitude or at a predefined waypoint with adjustable leg time or distance, speed
g) manage the FIX function for heading to a specified VOR;
h) display all necessary information relating to:-
ATC - flight number, aircraft ident, etc...,
VNAV - speeds and altitudes,
LEGS - giving for each the waypoint, heading, distance and altitude,
PROGRESS - the actual position, the previous and next waypoints and the
Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) at the destination airport and the remaining
APPROACH SPEED - useful information on the flap settings and corresponding speed
limits required during an approach, speed and aircraft weight,
NAV â€“ displaying radios, both active and standby, OBS and radials. Searches and
retrieves the NAV ILS & COMM codes by entering the ICAO name directly in the
COMM - radios, both active and standby, transponder and ADF,
POSITION - the current position of the aircraft at the departure airport and
(for fun) the three positions of the three IRSs (Inertial Reference Systems);
i) allow direct data entry of all data into all function pages, VORs, ILSs
and STARs retrieval by directly entering the ICAO code with mouse clicks on the
FMC keyboard itself on the screen;
j) follow the APPROACH and TRANSITION, retrieved as described above;
k) allow the brightness of the display to be adjusted for night flights on
both the FMC and the PFD (Primary Flight Display), MFD (Multi - Function
Display), RADIOs and EICAS Upper and Lower;
l) allow the aircraft to be flown manually (providing the ROUTE has not been
m) retrieve an ALTERNATE AIRPORT depending on runway length and airport
n) allow the brightness of the FMC screen to be adjusted;
o) and, last but not least, manage the fully automatic autoland, from the ILS
capture to the full stop on the runway;
HOWEVER please note that the FMC will NOT directly create a flight plan
(though in practice this is no problem because Flight Simulator itself and other
good quality software packages available on the Net do it so well).
The FMC is the primary means of navigation and automatic flight along the
route. It is controlled by using the CDU (Control Display Unit).
It calculates the optimal Vertical (altitude) and Speed profiles for the
Climb, Cruise and Descent stages of a flight. This calculation accounts for any
altitude and speed restrictions defined for enroute waypoints and for speed
restrictions and transitions set for climb and descent. The vertical and speed
profile can be flown automatically using the VNAV autopilot mode. The crew can
level the aircraft off at any assigned altitude without leaving the VNAV mode by
modifying the altitude on the VNAV page.
It allows monitoring of the progress of the flight by estimating the time of
arrival and remaining fuel to both the next waypoint and the destination
It automatically computes the TOD (Top of Descent) point which allows the
aircraft to descend on idle or minimal thrust in order to minimize fuel
It allows holding patterns to be automatically flown in LNAV either at the
present position or any defined altitude.
DATA ENTRY is straightforward. To enter numeric or alphanumeric data, click
directly on the FMC keyboard, then click on the desired switch on the CDU
corresponding to < or >. If you make a mistake simply click on the CLR switch to
erase the incorrectly-entered data.
The inclusion of sound greatly enhances the realism of the simulation. This
package includes the following:-
1. SOUNDS OF MOVING PARTS
Where relevant, switches have sounds attached to them and you will hear the
appropriate click, clack or crunch whenever you move them. The list of these
switches includes the PARKING BRAKE, the FLAPS and the GEAR HANDLE.
2. CO-PILOT COMMENTARY
You have a CO-PILOT with you at all times, informing you regularly about the
many important events which occur during the flight. You will hear him speaking
in your right speaker since he is seated to your right. What does he do?
1. He reports the maneuvering of the PARKING BRAKE, SPOILERS, FLAPS, GEAR
POSITIONS and the AUTOPILOT switches. He also calls out "V1", "VR", "V2", "Take
Off" and "Landed";
2. When requested, he recites the CHECKLISTS you ask for. There are eight
3. He alerts you when some incident occurs such as WINDSHEAR or a too deep
PITCH, BANK ANGLE or GLIDESLOPE. You will also get a FLAPS ALERT if you increase
engine power while taxiing and your ground speed rises to more than 25 without
the flaps being at least at the 10 position;
4. If an FS flightplan is active in the FMC, a 4-bell gong alerts you when
you arrive less than four miles from the next WAYPOINT and a 1-bell gong sounds
when the aircraft changes to the next waypoint;
5. Of course, the Co-pilot also reports if any FAILURE occurs with ENGINES,
PITOT, VACUUM or any other device. In the case of the engines he also tells you
when an engine starts or stops and if the OIL TEMPERATURE is over 115.
Passing an airport beacon results in 3, 2 or 1 beeps being sounded according to
whether it is the OUTER, MEDIUM or INNER beacon.
The GROUND POSITIONING WARNING SYSTEM is, of course, included and you will hear
the digitalized voice reporting 2500, 1000, 500,â€¦.50, 40, 20, 10.
5. SOUND LEVEL ADJUSTMENT
You can adjust the sound level.