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Captain Sim 777 1.0 released

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The official release of 777-200 by Captain Sim, version 1.0 is online.

They now charge 59,99 EUR as it’s leaving the “public / development / Beta ” stage to a “final” product. It includes the 777-200, -200ER and -200LR models with custom sounds, liveries, 2 PDF manuals, and systems… Do you want to read our first observations ? Click read more…

I’ve launched the Captain Sim presaved flight, ready for takeoff at Seattle KSEA. It’s mandatory to load it first anyway so you can have all systems running. And you’ll have to modify the panel knobs and push buttons to set a cold and dark situation by yourself.

So I’m at Seattle, on the active runway. All the FMC data is set, FMC set and checked. I only have to light up the exterior beacon, strobe… and set the current baro setting (that now works in v1.0, with In/hPa selection working).

  • after rolling the engines up to 50%, i’ve set the autothrottle on and pushed the throttle
  • passing the acceleration altitude, i’ve set the autopilot on and selected LVL CH mode on the MCP, with speed set at 249 kts, but it overshot up to 270 kts (VNAV restriction in the FMC was set to 250 kts /10 000 ft).
  • I set the climb speed at +3000, and selected A/T to force the speed slow down below 250 kts
  • once stabilized in speed and climb speed, I set LNAV / VNAV with 15’000 ft on the MCP… but he accelerated up to 275 kts only instead of the 300kts preset on CLB page of the FMC (and it cannot be edited here).
  • passing 12’000 pieds, it starts to dive the nose down, and descend… without reason as I didn’t touch anything else
  • two additional negative points :
  1. still no manual n° 3 (procedures) and n°4 (FMS)
  2. we can edit some FIX points via the FMC using some VOR radial / distance but nothing is displayed then on the ND, useless
  • and two positive points :
  1. baro reference can be set, with In/hPa selection working
  2. i feel I have more frames per second, must be checked

I’m still not convinced this is a final product, but Captain Sim is used to deliver various patches after version 1.0. Time will tell.

Guest
Charlie G
Friday, February 22, 2013

Well I bought Capsims C130 two years ago and it is perfect. So detailed and complicated with all working switches etc.

I decided to get their 777 on Monday and have some serious issues with it. Can’t hold a climb and infact it doesn’t seem to matt at what altitude I switch on VNAV it just starts to decend. FMC problems with speed/altitude settings and then a total failure of the air speed saying I was doing <30kts but the GS said 432, no failures planned etc.

It is potentially a great model and hopefully V1.1 will be with us soon to sort out the basics.

Guest
Bryan
Sunday, January 27, 2013

Luzzile, I have the iFly 737 Cockpit Builders Edition and the PMDG NGX. The iFly is a much better product for cockpit builders with much more support than you give them credit. I have not experienced any of the issues you mention and would recommend iFly 737 to anyone.

Guest
Didney Caio Marques
Sunday, January 27, 2013

Eu concordo em tudo que foi dito pelo que eu lir nesses comentarios. Eu tenho o 727-737-707 mais o 777 e a pior aeronave que a captaim sim lancou infelizmente joguei meu dinheiro fora. O 777 tenhe que corrigir muitas coisas erradas o 777 foi uma grande decpção, vou aguardar o 777 da pmdg eu acho que venhe bem melhor.

Guest
Paul
Sunday, January 27, 2013

Got it during the sale and upgraded yesterday. Took it out yesterday flew it like a heavy and enjoyed it.

Guest
Jamison972
Saturday, January 26, 2013

I understand why most of you are getting so frustated by this product, just because it’s the “1.0 version”.
But this airplane is more than flyable, the only really “BIG” issue is the VNAV. I’m pretty sure that CS is already working on a new fix…and the final version of this product will be amazing even if it’s a step lower than PMDG NGX.

So, just do not use VNAV under FL100, use only “FLCH” or “VS” modes and it’s will be OK 😉

Guest
Torholl
Sunday, January 27, 2013

Unfortunately, I too wasted money on this product and was disappointed to find that v1.0 is the same as 0.9 only with better screens and no RAT deployment. I tried the VNAV after FL100, and ended up stalling out anyway and crashing. Only problem is that I had full throttles and VS had been set to +2000 prior to the attempted VNAV engage and stall.

I recommend NOT buying this plane, and just remain patient for the real guys over at PMDG to complete theirs!

Blue skies