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    Sim-Avionics Help

    Hi All

    I have just purched the sim-avioncs 737 Captain suite and was wondering if anyone was using it and whether they know of any good tutorials for its use? The manual states that it doesn't go in to any 'technical' details of flying (fair enough!), but it doesn't really go in to any detail of when to use things (such as the dispatcher, fuel loads, what to do in FS etc).

    I'm fairly new to the 737 but have been making my way through the PMDG manual for familiarisation. Is this enough to get me going in using the Sim Avionics software? Should I also be studying the official 737 FOM?

    If anyone could post a simple set up (step by step) of how they fire up the SA software, what to do in FSX/FS2004 if anything, what steps are needed (in general) to get up and running etc. that would be very useful. I'm completely new to this and would love to get my pit up and running.

    Any other info or help would be greatly appreciated!

    Ed

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    Re: Sim-Avionics Help

    Hi,
    yes try it with the PMDG Tutorial.
    A lot of people say that will work.
    On SmartCockpit you also find a lot of informations.

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    Re: Sim-Avionics Help

    Thanks Stefen, I'll have a good read of the literature. It would be useful to have some tips for SA usage from you guys e.g. some kind of simple process flow:

    1, Run FSX
    2, Run SA Server
    3, Run Avionics.exe etc
    4, Do this in FSX, do that, set up departure airport...
    5, Set up SA like this... Cold Dark... etc
    6, Hit 'Fly' in FSX
    7, Etc

    That kind of thing. Maybe it's so obvious that I'm missing soemthing stupid! I couldn't find anything like this in the SA manual though...

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    Re: Sim-Avionics Help

    Hi mate. Hope this helps.

    Start fsx.
    Start a flight
    start sa server. (start widefs if sa server is on different pc than fsx)
    Ensure sa server verifies it is connected to fsx.
    select quick start on sa server
    start avionics.exe

    cdu stuff is a pretty big topic. There was a pmdg fmc tut floating around that may shed some light on procedural stuff.

    cheers
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    Re: Sim-Avionics Help

    Hi diego!

    That's great! Many thanks for that.

    When you say "Start a flight", do you mean:

    Select aircraft in FSX, select airport/ramp/runway, select weather, select time etc and then actually load the flight so that the plane is on the tarmac?

    How about fuel? Do you do that from the 'dispatcher.exe' once you are on the tarmac?

    No worries about the CDU - I've got a fair bit of reading to do on that already! Hopefully, if I can get in a routine of setting everything up properly beforehand, I should be able to sort that bit out afterwards.

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    Re: Sim-Avionics Help

    Ed

    The small (17k) SA "User Manual.txt" file, which is in the documentation folder gives a simple process for starting up their programme suite - so simple even I followed it without a problem More complex issues such as initialising the Terrain view, display options etc are adequately documented in the main manual.

    Once you have SA configured then selecting flights, weather, time, location is as per standard FS procedures.

    An excellent tutorial (PMDG based) has been prepared by Tim Metzinger. Do a search on his name on the net - it should be available somewhere. This tutorial covers the CDU and MCP to some extent and can be supplemented by the official Boeing manual, which is available on this site.

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    Re: Sim-Avionics Help

    Ok, that style.

    1: Start FSX
    2: Start Server with FSUIPC auto connect
    3: Start Avionic and all other SA applications i need
    4: Start every software i need for my online flight and weather engine
    5: Enter Dep Airport and Gate
    6: wait that the flight is ready
    7: Start my Applications for the IO Hardware
    8: Start withe the preflight checklist, incl. fuel.

    Not much to do.

    Stefan

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    Re: Sim-Avionics Help

    Guys, thanks a million

    I'm in business and I can get everything to work nicely. This software is great! The more I play around with it the more I'm glad that I didn't go with PM. No offence to PM or it's users, but for 200GBP, this program is ace

    David> Thanks for pointing out the txt file - i'd totally missed that, despite coming across the FSUIPC Help pdfs!

    The Tim Metzinger tutorial looks awesome, just what I was after. Along with the PMDG manual, I have some serious reading to do. Brill! Many thanks indeed for that.

    All the best!
    Ed

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    Re: Sim-Avionics Help

    I am also new to Sim-Avionics and trying to read the manual in PDF format was just too much trouble. So I printed it out an took it to the local Office Depot. They made a copy of the cover sheet, covered it with clear plastic, added a black heavy backer and bound it together. Cost about $5.00. Sure makes it much easier to thumb through the pages and lays flat.

    I have had this done to several other large PDF manuals and it makes for a nice clean library.
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    Re: Sim-Avionics Help

    Looks great. I think I'll have to start doing this. Some of mine are loose in paper folders, not much use.

    I know what you mean about reading from PDFs though, you can't beat having a nice paper manual in front of you.

    Need to find a stationers that will do it for me now...

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