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flyPad Settings

Defaults

Settings for various default values of the aircraft.

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Usage

  • Thrust Reduction Height (ft):
    • Default for the MCDU setting for thrust reduction height (above ground).
  • Acceleration Height (ft):
    • Default for the MCDU setting for acceleration height (above ground).
  • Engine-Out Acceleration Height (ft):
    • Default for the MCDU setting for engine-out acceleration height (above ground).

Aircraft Configuration

Settings for A32NX aircraft configuration.

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  • Weight Unit:
    • The weight unit of the aircraft used for aircraft weight, fuel and simBrief imports.
  • PAX Signs:
    • Configures if the aircraft should use "No Smoking" or "No Portable Devices" in its ECAM message when the no smoking selector switch on the overhead panel is selected on.
  • ISIS Baro Unit
    • User can set which baro setting he wants to have in the ISIS backup instrument.
  • ISIS Metric Altitude
    • User can set which units setting he wants to have in the ISIS backup instrument.
  • RMP VHF Spacing

    • Changes the spacing for selectable frequencies in the RMPs from 8.33kHz to 25kHz and vice versa.
    Channel Spacing (click to expand)

    Aircraft radio systems transmit on a Very High Frequency (VHF) band between 117.975 and 137 MHz. The number of available VHF assignments has increased over the years by splitting the radio spectrum into narrower bandwidths from 50-kHz to 25-kHz channels. The bandwidth can support 760 channels, if channels are spaced by 25 kHz. In 1994, it was decided to introduce a further channel split from 25 to 8.33 kHz. 8.33-kHz spacing was introduced above Flight Level (FL) 240 in International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) European (EUR) regions in October 1999 and above FL 195 from March 15, 2007. Currently, 8.33-kHz channels have been implemented in the airspace of all 20 ICAO EUR region states. So far, Europe is the only region that’s moved to 8.33-kHz channel spacing.

    Source: universalweather.com

    See also: 8.33kHz Voice Channel Spacing communications

Sim Options

Settings for simulation aspects of the A32NX aircraft.

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Usage

  • Default Baro:
    • User can set which baro setting he wants to have as a default: inHg, hPA or Auto (depends on the airport where the aircraft spawned).
  • Sync MSFS Flight Plan:

    • User can set if and how the flight plan synchronization between the simulator and the aircraft should work.
    • The options are:

      • None: No synchronization.
      • Load Only: Only once when loading the flight.
      • Save: Synchronization with every change in the aircraft

      Synchronization Issues Expected

      The aircraft's custom Flight Management System provides better accuracy and features over the default flight plan manager in Microsoft Flight simulator which results in issues syncing the flight plan from the MCDU back into the simulator. Do not expect it to work properly in all cases.

  • Dynamic Registration Decal:

    • The dynamic registration number decal shown on the external livery can be disabled to improve appearance when using liveries with a static registration number.
  • External MCDU Server Port
    • User can change the port for the internal MCDU websocket server in case the default port is already occupied on the user's system.
    • Default is: 8380
    • This is not the port for using in the browser to access the MCDU Web Interface.
  • Enable MCDU Server Connection
    • Auto On:
      • The MCDU attempts to connect to the MCDU Server for 5min after pressing "Ready to Fly".
      • If this setting is selected the MCDU will try to connect to the MCDU Server for 5min after every start of a new flight.
    • Auto Off:
      • After 5min of unsuccessful connection attempts the MCDU will stop any further attempts and this setting will be automatically set.
    • Perm Off:
      • The MCDU will not make any attempts to connect to the MCDU Server.
  • Use calculated ILS signals
    • Enable this setting to use a calculated ILS signal instead of the signal provided by Microsoft Flight Simulator.
    • This avoids unwanted and unrealistic loss of the ILS signal in Microsoft Flight Simulator which often happens when the aircraft gets below the antenna position.
    • In some rare cases this can cause a faulty G/S signal. In this case this setting can be disabled with immediate effect.
  • Detents

Realism

Settings for realism aspects of the A32NX aircraft.

DATALINK Transmission Time

This setting has been removed in Stable 0.8.0. We are now using VDL3 communication protocols.

The real datalink used in VHF areas is VDL2. For simulation purposes we have chosen to utilize the VDL3 communication protocols to exchange ACARS/CPDLC data between ground

stations and air stations. The current implementation works with fixed timings to simulate transmission delays. This provides better simulation capabilities and includes a VHF signal quality simulation.

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Usage

  • ADIRS Align Time:
    • User can set this to either a realistic time (~8min), a faster time (~2min) or instant.
  • DMC Self Test Time:
    • User can set the time for the Display Management Computer's self test (Real ~15sec, Fast ~5sec, Instant).
  • Boarding Time:
    • User can set the simulated boarding time to either a realistic time (~15min), a faster time (~3-4min), or instant.
      • Based on full load - 174 passengers and full cargo.
  • MCDU Keyboard Input (unrealistic)
  • MCDU Focus Timeout (s)
    • The timeout feature will "automatically unfocus" the MCDU screen after the given amount of seconds.
    • Valid range is 5 - 120 seconds.
  • Separate Tiller from Rudder Inputs
    • User can chose to use how the nose wheel shall be controlled:
      • Legacy mode (Disabled): Rudder controls also move the nose wheel. No separation.
      • Realistic mode (Enabled): Nose Wheel steering with tiller handwheel is separate from the rudder.
  • Home Cockpit Mode
    • Removes backlight bleed from PFD, ND, and ECAMs
    • Removes reflection from the ISIS
  • DATALINK transmission time

ATSU/AOC

Settings for integrations with various data and information sources.

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Usage

  • ATIS/ATC Source:
    • Choose which Online ATC service should be used for ATIS and ATC.
  • METAR Source:
    • Choose which weather data provider should be used (MCDU only - does not change sim weather).
    • MeteoBlue is the weather service the sim uses as well.
  • TAF Source:
    • Choose which Terminal Area Forecast (TAF) service should be used.
  • TELEX:

    • Enables free text and live map (FlyByWire Live Map).

      Warning

      If enabled, aircraft position data is published for the duration of the flight. Messages are public and not moderated.

      USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

      Free Text - Feature Guide

    • If enabled a message will be displayed to confirm sharing of the free text and position data to the public.

      flypad-settings-atsu-aoc-telex-warning

  • Error Reporting

    • Enables error reports to be sent to Sentry.io to allow the FlyByWire team to easier find and fix issues with the aircraft.
  • Simbrief Username/Pilot ID
  • Hoppie User ID:
    • Unique logon code that is used to identify the user for the Hoppie ACARS communication.
    • See Create a logon code in our documentation for Hoppie ACARS.

simBrief Integration

Before you can use the A32NX simBrief Integration you need to provide your simBrief account details.

  • Simbrief Username/Pilot ID:

    • Enter your simBrief username or Pilot ID.

      simBrief Account field

    • If you entered a wrong username or Pilot ID a red error message will be displayed.

      simBrief Account Field Error

To get your simBrief username or Pilot ID you can go to your simBrief Account settings and open "Simbrief Data".

simBrief Account Data

Audio

Settings for various audio sources and sounds.

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  • Toggle ON/OFF - PTU Audible in Cockpit (unrealistic)

  • Volume Sliders

    • Dynamically adjust various audio elements while in the virtual cockpit
  • Toggle ON/OFF - Various Passenger Ambience Sounds

  • Toggle ON/OFF - Announcements in Flight

  • Toggle ON/OFF - Boarding Music

For detailed information on these settings please visit:

Audio Configuration Page

flyPad Settings

Settings for the flyPad itself.

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Usage

  • Brightness:
    • Manually set brightness of the flyPad
  • Auto Brightness:
    • Sets the brightness of the flyPad automatically based on the time of day.
  • Colored Metar:
    • Enable or disable the colored raw METAR on the flyPad Dashboard.

Throttle Configuration

Please see the Throttle Configuration Guide on how to use this page.

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Last update: June 15, 2022