I have a problem with the FSX CRJ-700 on the final. Once below 1000 feet AGL, I keep getting the "Don't Sink" warning. I am right on the Glide Slope according to instrumentation and the VASI lights. I thought I read somewhere that there is an adjustment for that. I looked through the aircraft.cfg file but couldn't see anything that looked like it would make that adjustment. I thought, maybe, it might be one of those things that you have to add a line to the aircraft.cfg file.
Has anyone found a solution to this annoying phenomenon? So far, this is the only aircraft that does this.
I can understand how an unwarranted "Don't Sink" warning can disrupt an otherwise smooth approach. The CRJ-700 in FSX is an intriguing beast, and sometimes it might throw some quirks at us. Having delved deep into various configurations for FSX over the years, I'd like to provide some insights into your issue.
Firstly, let's consider the ground proximity warning system (GPWS), which is designed to alert pilots if the aircraft is in immediate danger of flying into the ground or an obstacle. The "Don't Sink" alert is typically triggered when there's an unexpected altitude loss after takeoff or during a non-ILS (Instrument Landing System) approach. Given that you've mentioned you're right on the Glide Slope and VASI lights are affirming your correct approach path, this warning seems out of place.
Some points to consider:
Now, addressing the aircraft.cfg file – there's no direct parameter that I recall which adjusts the GPWS "Don't Sink" alert. However, there are a couple of tweaks you can consider:
Another thing worth looking into is third-party software or patches specifically designed to adjust or modify the GPWS alerts. While you need to be discerning about where you source these from, they can offer more granular control over these systems.
Lastly, while this phenomenon seems isolated to the FSX CRJ-700 in your case, it's worth noting that flight dynamics and systems in newer platforms like Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) and X-Plane 12 are even more refined. If this issue persists and disrupts your flying experience significantly, transitioning to a more recent platform might be a viable option. However, from my knowledge, these configurations and tweaks are quite specific to the FSX environment.
I hope this helps you navigate the skies with fewer interruptions! Safe landings!
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