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    FSD MCP Mach and VS Problems

    Hi,

    For quite awhile now everything has been working great. A couple of months ago I had a BSD of my FS9 PC so I had to re-build the C drive. This PC also had my MCP software on. But, for some reason I cannot get the c/o button to bring up a MACH number. At cruise FL350 the VNAV has .790 set. I select SPEED and the number 15 pops in the IAS window. I can adjust the speed knob but it does not adjust the .790 on the PFD. When I select c/o the IAS shows 270 as well as the PFD. I turn the speed knob and the PFD speed follows perfectly. I then push the c/o again and it goes back to 15 and the PFD goes to .790 MACH.

    Any idea why my c/o button is not seeing the MACH properly or why the PFD MACH number does not adjust with the speed knob?

    I have also noticed that in a climb I have 278/.778 set on the climb CDU page but the MACH is never captured. The aircraft maintains 278 knots right into the red at the higher altitudes during climb. I have the same problem when descending, I hit the level change button and the MACH window shows 15. I never had this problem since rebuilding my PC. I have FDS hardware MCP/CDU.

    Plus when I select a new altitude my VS goes to +4500 fpm and the aircraft starts climbing even if I selected a lower altitude. The don't have to select VS, it just pops up as soon as I change the altitude window.

    OK last weird thingy... I notice in the FSD CDU that the GW comes up wierd. It'll have something like 15.9 (122.3) in the top left LSK. I have to enter 122.3 in the LSK to get the rest of the FMC to program correctly. Usually the smaller number is my fuel load. Why would my fuel load show up there rather than my actual GW I'm not sure.

    Following is a copy of my INI files. Hopefully someone will see my errors. Thanks in adavance:

    =======================
    pmFileCheck Build 29
    Opening Connections

    Local Path: Z:\Everyone

    Checking Computer and User Name
    Local Computer Name: DELL
    Local User Name: Lyle


    FSUIPC/WideFS found!
    FSUIPC Version 3.8
    WideServer Version 6.75
    WideClient Version 6.75

    Flight Simulator Running
    Testing Framerate
    Avg / Min / Max: 23.4 / 21.8 / 30.7

    OK - GC Detected
    GC Build 452

    OK - FMC Detected (CDU or MCDU)
    FMC Build 394

    OK - A/P Detected (MCP or FCU)
    A/P Build 422

    Local DLL Files Found:
    pm.dll dated: 1/12/2005 9:07:59 AM

    Checking FS Path
    OK - Reported FS Path \\DELL\Flight Simulator 9\

    Trying to access FS Path
    OK - Read access to FS Path
    OK - Read/Write access to FS Path
    OK - Read/Write access to FS Path

    Wide Server reports:
    42938 Connected to computer "PFD" running WideClient version 6.750 (skt=2720) TCP
    42969 Connected to computer "LAPTOP" running WideClient version 6.750 (skt=2732) TCP
    44938 Connected to computer "GT1" running WideClient version 6.750 (skt=2752) TCP

    Looking for NETDIR from CDU
    Reported NetDir is: \\gt1\netdir\
    Checking PMNETDIR Path (FMC Generated Path)
    >\\gt1\netdir\CDUType.bin
    >\\gt1\netdir\CDUType.txt
    >\\gt1\netdir\route.bin
    >\\gt1\netdir\routeout.xml
    >\\gt1\netdir\thrust.bin
    >\\gt1\netdir\tmp.pln
    6 File(s) found in NetDir, last date is 4/13/2008 1:08:47 PM

    Checking FSPLANS Path (To Load/Save FS Flightplans)
    OK - Read/Write access to FSPLANS Shared Folder
    12 File(s) found in FSPLANS, last date is 4/13/2008 1:07:47 PM
    last flight plan file is PAFA-PANC.PLN
    dated: 4/13/2008 10:02:21 AM

    Closing Everything

    4/13/2008 1:11:48 PM
    ===================

    ===================
    [Project Magenta MCP]
    Build#422

    [Display]
    Title=Off
    Menu=Off
    WindowName=MCP/Enhanced Autopilot by Enrico Schiratti - Build 422
    Topmost=Off
    FSWindow=Off
    Minimized=Off
    NoMinimize=Off

    [User]
    Log=Off
    SerialLog=Off
    CycleMilliSeconds= 100
    Top=-480000
    Left=-480000
    Width737= 2400
    Height737= 360
    Width747= 15360
    Height747= 3345
    Width777= 11925
    Height777= 2460
    MCPType=737
    Intervent737=Off
    ClassicEFISSel=Off
    DelayMouseClick=On
    Font=mcpfont
    FontFactor= 1.27

    [VNAV]
    DescentSpeedControl=On

    [Aircraft]
    MinIAS= 0
    DefaultIAS= 130
    DefaultAltitude= 6000
    AutoHDG=On
    AutoVS=On
    MachAltitude= 0
    AutoCRS=Off
    AllowStabTrimOverride=Off
    StabTrimDeflect= 6000
    Rollout=On
    DisableAdd20Kts=Off
    NoModeAfterTOGA=Off
    UsePanel=On
    PushButton=Off
    SpeedProtect=Off
    SELCurrentSpeed=On
    Flare= 45
    N1ref= 91.6
    N1TOref= 91.6
    N1GAref= 90
    N1CLBref= 86.5
    N1CRZref= 95.1
    ThrRedAlt= 0
    MaxROC= 6000
    MaxROD= 6000
    ClimbThrustLimiter=On
    DisableAutobrakes=Off
    DisableBrakes=Off
    SwapCRS=Off

    [Input]
    MouseWheel=On
    MouseWheelInvert=On
    FSBusWriteBack=Off

    [Autopilot]
    AP_BetaTest=Off

    [SerialConnection]
    PFCComm= 5
    PFC9600=Off
    CautionThroughPass=Off
    ForceHardwareLight=On
    IgnoreBattery=Off
    CPFlightComm= 0
    CPFlightIO=Off
    FDS_G1_Comm= 5
    DakenSkys_IFS_Comm= 0
    ElanComm= 0
    ElanBaudRate=
    AerosoftComm= 0
    AerosoftFPV= 14
    AerosoftDHRST= 0
    /EicasButton1=???

    [EPIC]
    DisableRemoteMCP=Off
    =====================

    =====================
    [Project Magenta CDU]
    Build#394

    [Display]

    Title=Off
    WindowName=Project Magenta CDU - Build 394
    Topmost=Off
    FSWindow=Off
    FSFocus=Off
    Minimize=Off

    [Network]
    DisableAutoNetDir=Off
    NetDir=\\GT1\netdir\
    SBPPath=\\Server\SquawkBox3\

    [Flight]
    LimitMCPSpeed=Off
    AutoFlapRetract=Off
    AutoFlapExtract=Off

    [User]
    LastBuild= 394
    DeleteCFPFiles=Off
    EngravityComm= 0
    ElanComm= 0
    Font=pmbcdu
    FontNoSerif=Off
    FontBold=On
    FontFactor= .5
    Text=white
    BackgroundBlue=Off
    PreFlight=Full
    NoSelPrompt=Off
    NoAwyPrompt=Off
    Flush=On
    FlushOnLand=On
    DescendNowNM= 50
    Messages=On
    NoCOMXPDR=Off
    KeyboardLights=On
    KeyboardLightsXP=On
    AutoKeyLayout=On
    KeyLayout=N1
    PageUpdate= .8
    RemotePageUpdate= 1
    AutoILSLOC=Off
    ShowFrqinRoute=On
    CLBThrOAT=On
    PlanStep=Off
    AutoGear=Off
    DisableDoubleClick=Off
    NoFSGWT=Off
    Case=Brown
    Log=Off
    StrobeLights=Off
    StrobeBacklight=Off

    [OpenGL]
    UseOpenGL=On
    FontSmoothViaPolygons=Off
    UseOpenGLFull=On
    SetOpenGLFull=On
    OpenGLFullX= 4
    OpenGLFullY= 70
    OpenGLFullZ= 0
    OpenGLFullWidth= 3
    OpenGLFullHeight= 4
    OpenGLFullFontSize=-30
    OpenGLFullSpacing=-4
    OpenGLFullScratchPad= 2
    OpenGLFullTitleText=-30
    OpenGLFullRotate= 0

    [Max]
    Full=Off
    FullTopmost=Off
    FullNoFrame=On
    InvertFull=Off
    ScreenTop= 0
    ScreenLeft= 0
    ScreenHeight= 5175
    ScreenWidth= 9600
    TextTop= 353
    TextLeft= 475
    TextWidth= 6933
    TextOffset= 980

    [COMMAND Keyboard Codes]
    ===================

    ===================
    lthrust.txt
    Update= 3
    KeyLayout=N1
    Flare= 45
    AircraftType=B737-700
    CrzAlt= 35000
    N1ref= 89.2
    N1toref= 89.2
    N1garef= 90
    N1clbref= 0
    N1crzref= 0
    Spd1Pct= 100
    Spd2Pct= 100
    LimPct= 100
    FlchPct= 100
    MachPct= 100
    TRAlt= 0
    SpeedProtect=Off
    vmaxls= 340
    vminls= 193
    v1= 120
    vr= 122
    v2= 131
    vref= 126
    transition= 18000
    throttlesync=Off
    stallpitchfactor= 0
    stallbankfactor= 0
    engineoutfactor= 0
    gmtcorr= 0
    maxmach= 819
    AutoVNAV=Off
    ==========================
    Lyle Kirgan
    B737NG SSTD Owner

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    FYI,

    Loading intermediate beta version MCP423a has fixed my problems.
    Lyle Kirgan
    B737NG SSTD Owner

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