So I am still relatively new to ‘proper’ flight simming (I’ve been doing it for years on FSX, but never in any level of realism). For this post I am referring to the FBW A320neo in FS2020.
Recently I’ve been getting into doing ifr routes, creating a flight plan in simbrief, and then programming the mcdu myself. Most of it is working fine now, however there are still a couple of things I can’t quite get my head around.
Firstly, when I input things like zfw, cg, block fuel, takeoff flaps etc, I thought it was supposed to calculate the v1, vr, v2 velocities in the perf page automatically? But I have to do it manually by clicking the button next to each one twice, first it suggests the speed, then again to input, is that normal?
Secondly, once I’ve input my flight plan, done sids and stars, got clearance etc, and take off, it seems to spend ages at the initial cleared altitude (from atc), I.e. 6000ft, buy they don’t tell me to go higher. If I do the plan via the home screen, the atc is always in my ear telling me to go faster, slower, climb etc. I’m sure this is something very simple I’m missing.
Thanks in advance