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    Question First flight - Descent Alt const. -9999 and FBW did not recognize Flap settings

    Hi,

    A couple of problems on my first real flight.
    Setup is as follows:
    On FS PC:
    - P3Dv2.1 w hotfix. Running in Legacy mode using the Estonian Migration tool.
    - Thrustmaster Warthog Throttle and Stick managed by FMGS. (worked well)
    - Opus Wx
    - FMGS 32.3 OCHD, AP/FBW, CPT FPD, CPT ND, E/WD, SD, Brakes, DDRMI, Clock, Sound, ECAM Logic
    On laptop:
    - FMGS 32.3 FCU, Sound, CPT MCDU, and a number of others.
    - FSInn (Vatsim Connection)

    Route: EKCH-EKBI, 22R ODN1C ODN LOKSA ILS27 (Cruise FL160)
    I handflew the flight following the FD.
    Three problems:
    1- The descent showed Alt Constraint -9999 for a number of late fixes on the route, and did not allow a vertical constraint to be inserted.
    2- It seemed the system entered Approach phase by itself. I could not select this.
    3- The FS, as well as the E/WD showed flaps and slats extending step by step to FULL, however the speed tape did not recognize this and the A Floor protection took over, keeping the airspeed at 220 kts on short final.

    Supplementary question.
    4 - Both Joystick and Throttle are managed by the FMGS software. How do I let non allocated buttons and axis pass through to FSUIPC and/or P3D?


    Any thoughts are appreciated.

    Thanks for your help

    /Stephen
    Cheers Stephen
    P3Dv4 Prof, FMGS A320, 1080p OH for ext. & 1080p 24" for int., TM Warthog, VATSIM (vPilot)

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    Re: First flight - Descent Alt const. -9999 and FBW did not recognize Flap settings

    Supplementary note: When shutting FMGS down after use I get an error that EIS.exe has stopped responding.

    /Stephen
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    P3Dv4 Prof, FMGS A320, 1080p OH for ext. & 1080p 24" for int., TM Warthog, VATSIM (vPilot)

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    Re: First flight - Descent Alt const. -9999 and FBW did not recognize Flap settings

    Hi,

    1) -9999 on vertical profile is a known bug
    2) When passing teh DECEL point (circled D on the ND), it switches from DES to APPR phase.
    3) You must not use the FS controls for flaps (F5-F but instead the FMGS flaps. This means you must have a joystick axis or joystick switches (at least 2: increment/decrement), or compatible hardware.

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    Re: First flight - Descent Alt const. -9999 and FBW did not recognize Flap settings

    Merci JL,

    There is an extra lever on the Warthog throttle that can function as Flap lever. I will incoporate that.
    Any information we can provide to help debug the -9999 issue?

    Thanks for a fantastic package! It was a joy, and P3D is running at 30 fps with all sliders max now with FMGS. I did notice a slight stutter but have to test more to evaluate.

    Salutations

    Stephen
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    Re: First flight - Descent Alt const. -9999 and FBW did not recognize Flap settings

    Quote Originally Posted by SSO View Post
    Any information we can provide to help debug the -9999 issue?
    Not really for now, I more or less now waht's going on, and it's just a long task of debugging...

    JL