Wonderful edition Mr King. I would like a request if available.
1)I was wondering if the F/O can start the APU after the pre-flight checklist because starting the APU during pre-flight flows can have a fuel imbalance prior to takeoff sequence. 2)Prior takeoff, It seems like the F/O is not recognizing the active runway even though the briefing was filled. Every time during the takeoff he always state "Watch the ground speed" and also not turning on the landing lights.
Post by Matthew King on Jul 22, 2019 21:35:50 GMT -5
Hey Mr Headlam,
Thank you for your kind words! After I finish the updates to PMDG 737, I plan to add many more features to the QW 787.
1. I will definitely add this feature to the list; however, you can achieve this right now if you start the ground power before you connect FSFO. FSFO will only start the APU if no power is connected; he will check again for the APU during the Before Start Flow. If the APU is not started, he will start it at that time; HOWEVER, you have to disconnect the ground power.
2. I'll check on the landing lights; there have been some reports of the same problems. The copilot should set the lights to on during the Before Takeoff Flow; I plan on reaching out to QW to ensure the SDK documentation is accurate. For now, if you set the GS Warn to 0, the copilot won't alert you to exceeding the ground speed.
Post by Matthew King on Aug 4, 2019 13:07:43 GMT -5
I took a look at QW documentation this morning; unfortunately, I won't be able include the ground power feature. QW does not expose their "QW Panel", so I'm unable to establish ground power. I've sent them an email asking them to include this feature in feature updates.