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  1. #1
    David Rabiner
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    pmSystems Pre-purchase question

    Hi, folks.

    1. I notice in the docs that it is recommended that pmSystems run by
    itself. I'm out of computers. Is it fatal, slow, or just risky to have
    pmSystems run with, say, pmCDU?

    2. With pmSystems (and other pm software) installed, it seems there's
    nothing needed in an aircraft except for a perfect flight model. The last
    time I flew the default 737, I think I was climbing at 3,500fpm with a full

    tank. Does anyone know of a (near-)perfect 737 flight model?

    Thanks!

    David Rabiner


  2. #2
    Enrico Schiratti
    Guest

    Re: pmSystems Pre-purchase question

    Hi,

    > 1. I notice in the docs that it is recommended that pmSystems run by
    > itself. I'm out of computers. Is it fatal, slow, or just risky to have
    > pmSystems run with, say, pmCDU?


    It depends very much on your computer, how much free physical memory it has

    (so it doesn't swap to file) etc... also... some graphics cards will not
    like two instances of OpenGL (graphic driver issues)... thus Glass Cockpit
    and pmSystems. Please check with the Demos.

    I see no conflicts whatsoever with MCP and CDUs...


    > 2. With pmSystems (and other pm software) installed, it seems there's
    > nothing needed in an aircraft except for a perfect flight model. The

    last
    > time I flew the default 737, I think I was climbing at 3,500fpm with a
    > full
    > tank. Does anyone know of a (near-)perfect 737 flight model?


    What is wrong with 3500 fpm on a full tank when you are climbing out after
    takeoff?

    Ciao

    Enrico


  3. #3
    David Rabiner
    Guest

    Re: pmSystems Pre-purchase question

    Hi, Enrico. Happy holiday season.

    >> 1. I notice in the docs that it is recommended that pmSystems run by
    >> itself. I'm out of computers. Is it fatal, slow, or just risky to have
    >> pmSystems run with, say, pmCDU?

    >
    > It depends very much on your computer, how much free physical memory it
    > has


    Do you know how much physical memory I need?

    Oooh. The computer with the CDU had OpenGL problems. GC would hang the
    computer.

    I'll download the demo and see how it works.


    >
    > What is wrong with 3500 fpm on a full tank when you are climbing out

    after
    > takeoff?
    >


    I didn't think 737s could achieve that.

    Warm regards,
    David


  4. #4
    Enrico Schiratti
    Guest

    Re: pmSystems Pre-purchase question

    Hi,

    > Do you know how much physical memory I need?


    It depends on the options, just run both programs at the same time and
    check
    the free memory.

    > Oooh. The computer with the CDU had OpenGL problems. GC would hang the
    > computer.


    The CDU does not use or know what OpenGL is...

    > I'll download the demo and see how it works.


    Best solution.

    >> What is wrong with 3500 fpm on a full tank when you are climbing out

    > after
    >> takeoff?

    >
    > I didn't think 737s could achieve that.


    What is the source of that information? As far as I know, the 737 (and many
    other aircraft) have to acheive that for a variety of reasons, like noise
    abatement, follow a SID etc...

    Ciao

    Enrico


  5. #5
    David Rabiner
    Guest

    Re: pmSystems Pre-purchase question

    Hi, Enrico.

    >
    > The CDU does not use or know what OpenGL is...
    >


    That (if I recall) is why the CDU is on that computer. The PFD would hang
    it. But I just ran the pmSystems demo on it, and it appeared to work ok.

    As far as aircraft performance goes, it's been a while since I've flown the

    default MSFS 737. I just think I remember that in climb thrust we were
    going damned near straight up, and I thought others were finding that, too.

    I think I remember that the plane was not slick enough in descent, too.
    It's been a while. That's why I was wondering if someone had developed a
    flight model that more closely matches real life. If what you're saying is

    that the default 737 is close enough, then that works for me!

    Hey, next question:

    Is there a way with pmSystems that I can program joystick buttons do
    interact with the pmSystems switches (e.g., landing lights)? I'm thinking
    (as I answer this myself) that that is one of the purposes of pmSystems, and

    that the answer is yes. If so, then where would I go to learn how?

    Thanks, and I hope for a great holiday season to you and family.

    Warm regards,
    David


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