Boeing 777-300 Panel, Version x03, for use only with Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) ™
Like its predecessors this new version contains a fully-functioning: PFD, MFD EICASâ€™s, Throttle, Overhead and FMC. But, in addition, it NOW also contains:
A SEPARATE CO-PILOT VIEW
A SEPARATE THROTTLE VIEW
Prerequisite: This is only a panel. You need to have a Boeing 777 aircraft installed on your system before installing this panel. A minimum knowledge of the FSX file organisation is recommended.
FRAME RATE: The first and possibly most important thing we want to say about this new version (version x03) of our panel is that it provides a much improved level of performance compared with the previous version (x02) which it replaces. For example, with a 3 GHz PC running standard FSX software and with all the sliders set to â€śdefaultsâ€ť you can now regularly expect to get a frame rate of about 25.
SOUND: The sound package is included as standard.
TIPS: To help you more readily understand which device does what, flying tips are displayed when the cursor is moved over every switch and knob.
OPERATION: Please note that this software has been designed to be used ONLY with a Minimum Screen Resolution of 1024x768x32 AND in FSX Full Screen Mode. It will probably work with other settings but the display will almost certainly be impaired.
- AUDIO ENHANCEMENTS
Please note that absolutely no additional software is required to play the sounds.
Suitable sounds are provided for every moving part and every device (for example, the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and the BEACONS) which make a sound on the real-life panel.
The Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) is fully operational.
- VIRTUAL COCKPIT
A virtual cockpit is included. It displays the MCP (Mode Control Panel), AIRSPEED, HDG (Heading), VS (Virtual Speed), and ALTITUDE. The A/T (Autothrottle), FD (Flight Director) and MAIN AUTOPILOT switches are also operational. The VS and ALTITUDE can be changed in exactly the same way as in the real-life Boeing 777-300.
- PRIMARY FLIGHT DISPLAY (PFD)
The PFD displays very detailed information about the horizontal situation and the operation of the Mode Control Panel (MCP).
- MULTI-FUNCTION DISPLAY (MFD)
The MFD displays the MAP, FLIGHTPLAN, RADIOS, VORS, ILS and more in either a partial 180° display or a full 360° display format. In addition, a special function displays a schema of the approach phase with the current location of the aircraft on the ILS beam clearly visible at all times.
- ENGINE INDICATING AND CREW ALERTING SYSTEM (EICAS) UPPER WINDOW
The EICAS UPPER window displays primary information about the engines, flaps, gear and crew alerts.
- ENGINE INDICATING AND CREW ALERTING SYSTEM (EICAS) LOWER AND RADIO WINDOWS
The EICAS LOWER window displays secondary information about the engines, flaps, gear and crew alerts. It also contains additional windows which provide information on STATUS, ELECTRICS, FUEL, ECS (Environmental Control System), HYDRAULICS, DOORS and GEAR.
The RADIO window displays the VORS, ADFS and COMMS. These can be modified by entering codes directly into the FMC (Flight Management Computer) or with radioâ€™s switches.
- FLIGHT MANAGEMENT COMPUTER (FMC)
This is a true FMC, containing many powerful features.
a) follow an FSX Flightplan (or a flightplan created using other software and then imported into FSX), including the Approach Phase;
b) manage the Take-off Thrust and the Climb;
c) calculate the optimum V1, VR, V2 and Cruise speeds according to the cruise altitude, calculating speeds in both knots and mach;
d) control the LNAV (Longitudinal Navigation) and VNAV (Vertical Navigation);
e) manage the â€śEconomic Climbâ€ť function;
f) manage the complete Hold;
g) manage the FIX function, for heading to a specified VOR;
h) display all necessary information relating to:
ATC - the flight number, aircraft identification, etc.;
VNAV - speeds and altitudes;
LEGS - the heading, distance and altitude for each waypoint;
PROGRESS - the actual position, the previous and next waypoints and the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) at and the fuel required to reach the destination airport;
APPROACH SPEED - useful information on flap settings and corresponding speed limits required during an approach, plus speed and aircraft weight;
NAV - radios, both active and standby, OBS and radials;
COMM - radios, both active and standby, transponder and ADF;
POSITION - the current position of the aircraft at the departure airport and (for fun) the three positions of the three IRS (Inertial Reference Systems);
i) allow direct entry of all data into all function pages;
j) follow the APPROACH and TRANSITION retrieved as described above;
k) allow the brightness of the display to be adjusted for night flights on both the FMC and the renewed PFD and EICAS UPPER and LOWER windows;
l) allow the aircraft to be flown manually (providing the ROUTE has not been activated);
m) control the Pushback function;
n) and, last but not least, manage the fully automatic AUTOLAND, from the ILS capture to the full stop on the runway.
- OVERHEAD PANEL
The Overhead Panel is very detailed and all the main functions supported by FSX are fully operational. For example, you can actually simulate an engine fire and then stop it using the Discharge Switches!
The throttle is also complete.
Note that the Yoke and Pedals are controlled by moving the yoke when the Autopilot is OFF but are controlled by the Autopilot when it is ON. The clip on the yoke also moves up and down, allowing adjustment during each phase of the flight.