PS90456-Yes experienced many of the speed things. Was not expecting FL240 increase, but must have missed that in plan. I read the tutorial, and if you push the alt knob one time, it will start descent, I used VS, and then VNAV took over when I clicked the button again. Some of my problems minor though might be cause by missing wind/wx data in the plan. I have read tutorial*, and now modifying my CL and trying to figure out how to input that info into plan, which more than likely will clear up some of the issues.
When using Simbrief Plan, download a pdf, if I choose to print out, 30+ pages. So I try to keep it open and read the parts I need and input into FMS. I also as mentioned figured out, load in the FP into MSFS, then configure your starting location/ramp/gate??? and it will keep that choice. Wish if importing plan, MSFS read it, and just filled in the data for me, and assume you can start FP at gate in Sim Brief, not sure how. As PIA it is, bet their is video on it on YT, gosh, getting tired of videos to learn things, give me a written thing.
*Tutorial is the top one I have read/studied/read and as good as PMDG’s one for 737. Download it and print as reference, excellent. In the description, is the button for checklist for plane as well. It’s in a place I would have never looked as before did not have clue on those buttons. Once we read and understand, this plane will fly much better.
FWIW-X-Plane 12 has aftermarket 747 for purchase. I have NOT purchased it, because I read in the forum some people having issues. Suspect, but have not verified, some of those are because have not read documentation provided by developer, it’s $45, and still kicking it around, as porting over 11 version did not work. FMS has bugs in it which preclude ILS and course entry. Sent support question on it, awaiting answer, it will be Monday or Wednesday before answer, they are usually quick within 24 hours.
My Conclusions-still testing-but think the AAU2 update has fixed most of the problems in 747, it also may have fixed 787, but just do not like that plane, so won’t fly it. In release of 2020, both had so many issues, they were unflyable IMHO. NOW, think we are getting close. However, not near “study level” and if PMDG releases their 747 Queen model, will buy it, because it’s going to be SL.
Suggestion to Asobo/PMDG-Asobo, give PMDG the code you have now, give them free hand on development on 747, work with them and together a study level 747 can be released. Hopefully by giving them the present code, the price on development will be less, the price will be less, and more folks will buy it. Then work out a marketing agreement with them for 2024 as for extra price that plane (actually-for 2024, let me pick my planes for my hanger at price per each) could be in the hanger, and they get 60% of the cut on increase. Both of you get something, but users get a study level plane out of the gate and would not have to wait 3 years for bugs to be fixed. Their QOTSs version won’t be out till 2024 anyway based on development cycle everyone now is on. Several vendors have announced delays in products as of 2024 announcement.