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    PM Sounds calls ToD in 50 miles at incorrect distance

    This is a minor annoyance but it would be nice to get it sorted out.

    PM Sounds enunciates "Top of descent in 50 miles" at 60 miles out, not 50. I've looked through all the available INI files but I can't find any setting to change it.

    Does anyone know how this can be modified please?
    Ray
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    Wow, that's a bit close-in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Carter View Post
    Wow, that's a bit close-in.
    I think you misunderstand me. I don't mean 60 miles out from the arrival airport. I mean the enunciation is made 60 miles from ToD instead of 50 from ToD.

    It seems only logical that a 50 mile warning is issued at 50 miles, not 60.
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    I guess I mis-understood. It sounded though it was calling for TOD ten miles before the airport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Carter View Post
    I guess I mis-understood. It sounded though it was calling for TOD ten miles before the airport.
    That would be a fun descent wouldn't it?
    Ray
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    Rather like the RLP3E arrival at de Gaulle for 08R.
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    For many reasons, i didn't use PM's sw, almost last 2 years, but i remember, a has also the same issue some times.
    Maybe because a Flightplan change, a direct to or a STAR change?
    Maybe because a problem in Netdir?

    I can't remember about it, but if i will found it again, i will post it here.
    (I 'm almost ready to start my PM's engines one of these days, with my new setup !!)

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    Hi Eddie,

    Thanks for your reply and the suggestions. Whether I make changes or not to the plan it still seems to result in the ToD being enunciated 10 miles earlier than it should.

    I'm sure the next time Jonathan visits here he'll have an idea about it and he can put us all out of our misery. I had a look at CDU.INI which seems the most logical but there wasn't anything obvious there.
    Ray
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    >Thanks for your reply and the suggestions. Whether I make changes or not to the plan it still seems to result in the ToD being enunciated 10 miles earlier than it should.
    I'm sure the next time Jonathan visits here he'll have an idea about it and he can put us all out of our misery. I had a look at CDU.INI which seems the most logical but there wasn't anything obvious there.[/QUOTE]

    Hi Ray

    And Happy new Year to everyone.

    I can make a note to look at it, but I personally never have used this audio reference. I am pretty sure if there is a problem with it, it will be hardcoded and not a user definable option.

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    I could be way off base here ray, but perhaps is there any chance your using an FAF 10DME from the airport, and your software is taking reference for the TOD that is to the location to the airport (50 Miles) and not the length of all your flight legs?

    Maybe it's just a thought. if you had an FAF set, try a leg without it.

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