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FMC, Fight Management Computer

Postby nichos » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:42 pm

Are there any good Free FMCs available?

I googled & found only one "vasFMC - freeware FMC for FSX • C-Aviation" but its
vas FMC . zip can only be opened with its own "zip extractor" whose "zip-extractor.appspot.com" wants to access your Google Account and more nusties, bobviously a scam, it scared me off.
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Re: FMC, Fight Management Computer

Postby ftldave » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:21 am

I downloaded, from c-aviation.net and the freeware 7-Zip program can open and extract the zip file with zero problems.

Better check what program you have set as default for .zip files.
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Re: FMC, Fight Management Computer

Postby Canuck1955 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:27 am

Nice link loys of good stuff on there. :clap:
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Re: FMC, Fight Management Computer

Postby nichos » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:52 am

Thanx Dave, "No problem" was it for the zip program or the unzipping of that FMC without the nusties ?
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Re: FMC, Fight Management Computer

Postby ftldave » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:17 am

vasFMC.zip extracted using the 7Zip program with zero problems. The file contains two .exe installers:

vasfmc-msfs-gauge-setup-2.1.exe 28,359,191 bytes
vasfmc-standalone-setup-2.1.exe 22,000,267 bytes
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Re: FMC, Fight Management Computer

Postby nichos » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:00 pm

Thanx again,

when I tried it twice it would not give me the option to use win.zip or 7zip, but to clip on a blue square with his own.

Any way now I have Friendly panels FMC & is good.
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Re: FMC, Fight Management Computer

Postby nichos » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:50 pm

[size=150]Long last managed to download FMC, & for info these are the 2 Vidal items (after long trial & error) to modify with the 747 Panel:- NB the last line in red eluded me for ages before I enter it there & FMC showed up in the cockpit.
Actual Panel 747 FMC Dec.2018

[Window Titles]
Window00=Main Panel
window01=Radio Stack
Window02=GPS
window03=Throttle Quadrant
window04=Overhead Panel
window05=Clock
window06=Mini Panel
window07=FMC

[Window07]
Background_color=0,0,0,0
size_mm=465,685
window_size_ratio=1
visible=0
ident=1904 //Don't change this
position=0
nomenu=0
sizeable=1
no_luminous=0
window_size=0.270, 0.567 //0.243,0.565
//window_size= 0.232,0.465 //Use this entry if you have wide screen.
window_pos=0.730, 0.430 //0.010, 0.04
gauge00=fp_fmc2fsx!fmcCRJ_X, 0,0,325,512
[/size]
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Re: FMC, Fight Management Computer

Postby nichos » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:32 am

FMC at work in 747, hoping it shows up, pls click om URL below. Merry Xmass to all.

https://i.ibb.co/XLhgSwR/DSC-0001-1.jpg
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Re: FMC, Fight Management Computer

Postby cevans » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:13 am

Nichos. Did you check out Honeywell FMC found in so many FSX jetliners and also available as a separate download? ?
It would be interesting to hear your opinion of it?
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Re: FMC, Fight Management Computer

Postby nichos » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:20 pm

Thanx Cevans,

TRied it but failed so far, I will try again & I will report if in luck.
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Re: FMC, Fight Management Computer

Postby nichos » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:34 am

Hi, BENDIX FMC

NB. copy & save "panels" before modifying them.

// Panel Configuration file as I used it.
// Lear 45

[Window Titles]
Window00=Main Panel
Window02=GPS
Window03=Throttle Quadrant
Window04=Trim
Window05=Fuel
Window06=APU
Window07=Electrical
Window08=Mini Panel
window09=FMC //Bendix Honeywell

VIEW_FORWARD_DIR=-1.000, 0.000, 0.000
==================================

[Window02]
size_mm=150,250
position=8
BACKGROUND_COLOR=16,16,16
VISIBLE=0
ident=GPS_PANEL

gauge00=gps!gps,0,0,150,250
=============================

Entered files "fs9gps" & "hgps" in the fsx main gauges directory.
Enter the "HoneywellFMC.cab" file in the main FSX gauges directory.

Use the GPS icon of Lear45 to toggle ON/OFF the Bendix FMC on the cockpit instrnt. panel.

Click the PWR baton next to red light on top right corner to SW it ON/OFF.

I could not fly it as I have no Manual. If you find one pass it on pls.

I took photos & uploaded them with the top icon here, but they disappeared, how on earth do you do it?
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Re: FMC, Fight Management Computer

Postby nichos » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:52 am

Hi,

To answer your question, although managed to fly it only a little, for me it does not match the other FMC I used. In fact I will not install it in the 747 I use.
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Re: FMC, Fight Management Computer

Postby nichos » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:05 am

Hi again,

Another thing, just for interest, I found here an amazing approach to flying the 747 by Mr Arnold (Flight Management Automation), fully automatic from the moment you s/w ON the Auto Throttle to stopping on the destination RWY. Pwr, Gear, flaps, Autoland etc. included. And this is a way to see how real time pilots fly the 747. To fly it do these:-
For ADF select "666", F/D "ON" & A/T "OFF" set the Altidute, in Vert Spd select all "0", in IAS/Mach select "165", FLAP select "10)", GPS/NAV select "GPS" and with FMA installed all you have to do is flip A/T "ON", brakes off, at 160 IAS rotate to 10 degrees AND LEAVE IT ALONE, & as he says, sit back & watch.

1. FMA Installation:-
Add these gauge lines to your panel cfg in the window 00 section in the 747's panel folder............



gauge58=FMA!Autoland747
gauge59=FMA!FMA1
gauge60=FMA!FMA2

obviously correct the gauge numbers if you have to so there arent any repeats.
Then copy the FMA cab file into the 747's panel folder.
If the number 666 bothers you then use the FMA cab file from the "Good Version" folder instead. Make note that 666 is replaced with 777 in the good version.
If you only want autoland then dont add the FMA 1 and 2 lines.
thats it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. FMA TUTORIAL
For FSX Only.
Here is the most basic information on FMA to get you going............

• First program a flight plan into the GPS. At the very least it should have one waypoint in between the departure and destination airports. This "final" waypoint must be between 20 and 30 nautical miles from and, directly inline with the intended ILS equipped landing runway. The heading TO the final waypoint should not exceed 35 degrees plus or minus the direction of the intended landing runway. There can be any number of waypoints between the departure airport and the final waypoint. Lastly give the plane enough room to climb and descend. Flight plans shorter than 240 nautical miles climbing higher than FL350 might not be able to complete their climb. Use common sense flight planning.

• Get the ILS frequency for the intended landing runway and dial it in your NAV1 radio then transfer it to the active window.

• Calculate and add the fuel needed for your flight.

• Set up the MCP. Completely disable the autopilot including the auto throttle arm switch. Now dial your V2+15 into the IAS window. If you don't know what it is you can refer to the detailed instructions or use 165 which seems to be somewhat universal. The HDG window will display the total miles remaining before FMA's calculated point of descent. It will only display this information when over 13k MSL, within 360 NM of the top of descent, and when the HDG button is NOT illuminated. HDG mode can be used anytime for navigation as desired. The "Vert SPD" window is now used for selecting take-off thrust up to 10k MSL. 0000 is full thrust while +0100, 0200, and 0300 are all reduced thrust settings +0300 being the least amount of thrust. Finally enter your intended cruise altitude in the "ALT" window.

• Now select GPS on the main panel to guide the autopilot's "LNAV" and dial 0666.0 into the ADF to activate FMA.

• When lined up on the runway trim the plane to 8.5-9.0, make sure your flaps are at least 10 and all the lights are on. Now turn on the auto throttle arm and the flight director toggle switches ONLY. Do not turn on the autopilot or push one of the speed selectors. Just arm the AT and activate the FD.

• Finally when the plane reaches an IAS of V2+15-25 (165-25=140 for example) evenly rotate to 10 degrees like normal. After the plane leaves the ground pull up to about 15 degrees to hold your V2+15 then when you're 120 feet above the ground (which happens quick) let go and enjoy the ride to your destination airfield.
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Re: FMC, Fight Management Computer

Postby cevans » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:58 am

Interesting stuff. I'll try it out.
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Re: FMC, Fight Management Computer

Postby nichos » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:49 pm

I hope you will enjoy it.

I am not sure if I mentioned on the FMA that is a must that you have a Flight Plan in to work.

Do you use the FriendlyPanels FMC on any of your airplanes? that makes a change too.

http://www.simviation.com/phpupload/upl ... 285265.jpg[/img]
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