If you are a fan of the PMDG MD-11, one of the most sophisticated airliner simulations ever created, you may want to enhance your flight simulation experience by adding FS2Crew to your cockpit. FS2Crew is a software that simulates the interaction between you and your crew, including the First Officer, Purser, Gate Agent, Engineering, Company Operations and Start Crew. With FS2Crew, you can run checklists, brief your First Officer for the approach, communicate with the Purser while you perform the EVAC test, and deal with in-flight scenarios such as Air Rage, Pax smoking in the Lavatory or even a passenger having a medical emergency. FS2Crew will make you feel like a real MD-11 pilot!
In this article, we will show you how to install and use FS2Crew for the PMDG MD-11 in FS2004. You will need to have both the PMDG MD-11 and FS2Crew installed on your computer before you start. You can purchase both products from simMarket, where you can also find other FS2Crew products for different aircraft and simulators.
Installing FS2Crew for the PMDG MD-11
After you download FS2Crew for the PMDG MD-11 from simMarket, run the installer and follow the instructions on the screen. The installer will automatically detect your FS2004 folder and install FS2Crew there. You will also need to enter your email address and serial number that you received when you purchased FS2Crew.
After the installation is complete, you will find a new folder called "FS2Crew" in your FS2004 folder. This folder contains all the files and manuals for FS2Crew. You should read the manuals carefully before using FS2Crew, as they contain important information and tips on how to use the software. The manuals are also available in PDF format in the "FS2Crew Manuals" folder.
Using FS2Crew for the PMDG MD-11
To use FS2Crew for the PMDG MD-11, you need to load the PMDG MD-11 aircraft in FS2004 and select a panel state from the PMDG menu. You can choose between Cold and Dark, Short Turn or Long Turn panel states. Then, press CTRL+SHIFT+C to open the FS2Crew Main Panel. This panel allows you to control all aspects of FS2Crew, such as selecting a voice or button control mode, setting up your preferences, starting or ending a flight, accessing checklists and briefings, and more.
FS2Crew has two modes of operation: voice control and button control. In voice control mode, you can use your microphone to talk to your crew and issue commands. In button control mode, you can use keyboard shortcuts or mouse clicks to interact with your crew. You can switch between modes at any time during a flight.
FS2Crew follows a realistic flow of events that matches real-world MD-11 operations. You can choose between Pax (Passenger) and Cargo Ops depending on whether you are flying a passenger or freighter version of the MD-11. You can also choose between different airlines that have different procedures and callouts.
The basic flow of events is as follows:
Pre-Flight: You will perform various tasks such as setting up your cockpit, checking your loadsheet, requesting clearance, performing tests and checks, etc.
Before Start: You will coordinate with your crew and ground personnel to prepare for engine start.
After Start: You will complete your after start checklist and request taxi clearance.
Taxi: You will taxi to the runway following ATC instructions and perform your taxi checklist.
Takeoff: You will perform your takeoff briefing and checklist and take off from the runway.
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