OK–so after further testing, there is at least one bug with this training. In the briefing screen, the objective is to reach 5400ft at 75kts following departure. This is attainable. However, once the training is launched, the objective in the scenario is 5700. Even with a full throttle start from the parking brakes, this is impossible to achieve while keeping a steady 75kts.
Yeah, it’s funny, back in the 90’s, the sim didn’t have the much to offer in graphics (compared to today) but it had tons of great learning and analytics content. Today the graphics are unbelievable, but there’s hardly any content (ground school, POHs, etc.) or analytics (post-flight statistics, visualization of landing/flight path) without using an external EFB. I hope that improves over time, because I’ve spent a lot of time and money (and patience) in using this simulator.
I gave the mixture a try, and I do believe I made 5700ft, but it was about .05 NM after where you are supposed to turn for the crosswind leg. They dinged me for that. I was able to make 6000ft on that leg no problem, but the speed was hard to keep at 75 kts. The downwind was easy.
I think that they have it very difficult but hell its not going to be easy when you are getting flight checked for your license. I just think in some of these a couple things are not attainable. I have A’s or mastered on all the other ones but this one flipping task.
I guess all that matters is I can do it in a real plane. Most of the other features are very real like. Well except when the flight controls (logitech) just stop working. But that is another story. Good luck all!!!
Leaning the mixture helps a little. Even more power can be gained by turning off the carb heater. It’s on by default because it’s part of the startup procedure, but there’s no icing risk at 2000+ RPM in the Arizona desert. Still, they need to adjust the tolerances for the activity. When it says to maintain 65 kts on approach, I find it only turns green at 66, then at 67 it turns gray again.
Hi all ,Just for the heck of it i am doing these lesson carb heat off , mixture lean , even backed all the way off the run way to start , still can not reach 5700 feet , and I have real life flying , and 20 plus years in the sim flying
If any of you have made 5700 ft before turning onto cross wind like they want us to, please share with me how you did it and i maintain the 75knt and correct heading , they still only give me half score for the upwind leg , I did finally manage to get a A but it is a low A
Just want to let you all know I made it to 5700 ft , found a problem with my Saitek throttle quadrant so between getting that working , carb heat off , and leaned way out lol more then it should be, I made it
thanks , hope what little info I added helps some one