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Rate of Climb/decent

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Category: Just Flight Products
Forum Name: 737 Professional
Forum Description: Discussion area for 737 Professional
Printed Date: 25 Jan 2021 at 9:24am

Topic: Rate of Climb/decent
Posted By: lmalopy
Subject: Rate of Climb/decent
Date Posted: 31 May 2012 at 9:42pm
I just finished the tutorial for 737 Professional.  I must be blind, stupid or both because I was unable to find the instrument giving me the rate of climb or decent.  A little help please from you more experienced Sim Pilots.

Posted By: Slopey
Date Posted: 31 May 2012 at 9:51pm
The VSI is immediately below the Altimeter.

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Posted By: lmalopy
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2012 at 2:08am
Thanks Slopey.  The VSI gauge on my version is blank.  I'll contact tech support for a fix.

Posted By: lmalopy
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 4:13am
After two weeks of emails to the tech support group and getting such astute advice such as "reload the software" - I find that I must now wait until a new fix is released by Just Flight.  It makes you wonder how a company can stay in busniss if they release a product that has such an obvious bug!  Cheerio Just Flight, you have just made a very disatisfied customer!

Posted By: Martyn
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 11:00am
Hi Larry,

I have replied to your e-mail. The issue you are encountering isn't a known bug but I will try to identify the cause for you. Please contact us if you feel unhappy with the response you have been given. We can't promise to spot all of the posts made in this forum, so its always best to come back to us with any concerns that you have.


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Posted By: lmalopy
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2012 at 10:01pm



Here is what I have found so far.  In the tutorial, the gauge appears when you start up the APU and engage its generator, however it ceases to be visable after shifting to the engine driven generators (mousing over does give you a reading).  When selecting the 737 once another aircraft is loaded from "free flight", you get the plane and the VSI will appear and be functional if you start from a cold and dark condition.  If you try to start the engines using the CNTL + E sequence your engines will fail to start.  This works with all my other simulators made by microsoft.  Apparently the others set you up in the preflight condition that will enable the engines to start whereas the 737 does not.  No engines = no generators= no VSI.

Posted By: theryanbradley
Date Posted: 18 Jun 2012 at 6:52pm
It's probably worth pointing out that the 737 Professional is far more advanced than the Microsoft standard aircraft and therefore it's worth fully learning the systems involved.

If you're using Ctrl + E to start the engines I think it's fair to say that you haven't learnt how the aircraft systems and procedures work fully.

Invest the time and you'll find that not only will it become easier but it will increase the reality of your sim experience 10x.

Many Thanks,


There's a big difference between a pilot and an aviator. One is a technician, the other is an artist in love with flight.

Posted By: lmalopy
Date Posted: 18 Jun 2012 at 11:00pm
Sometimes you want a quick flight and the CNTL +E comes in handy.  If Just Flight had invested the time in development before they released 737, then I would be able to launch from the free flight page rather then shifting aircraft!

Posted By: ayster
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2012 at 1:42pm
I mostly launch the 737 pro from create a flight, rather than having to load a scenario and change airplanes, never had any issues doing that. Also, the 737 Professional is not a 'light' simulation, meaning it requires some study of the manual and tutorials to get the most out of it,
Ctrl-E doesn't work, because you have to follow the proper procedures for starting the engines, and also all the systems have to be operational for the aircraft to function normally, unlike the default Microsoft ones, which are designed to be flown by beginners to FS and don't require all the procedures to be followed. The manual is excellent and the tutorial is a must for people not used to this level of simulation.

Posted By: lmalopy
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2012 at 4:01pm
Curious as to how you create a flight.  The only way I know is on the Free Flight Menu or within an existing flight through the menu selections of load or flight planner.  When I use the Free Flight to create a flight and select a 737 Professional aircraft the system crashes when I go to fly it.

Posted By: johnep
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2012 at 12:40pm
TRying to run before you have even learnt to walk?
Stick to the standard planes until more experienced. I never mastered Level D 767 and just use the 'lite' models now.

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