Manual FsQC:

Last updated:    29 December 2020
All the text below is intended for the latest version v7.24


If you don't want to read this entire page, read at least the following:

FsQC has some rules to follow:

  1. First load the simulator and load a flight.

  2. Start FsQC

  3. Make a flight plan.

  4. Takeoff go to cruise altitude descent and land on the destination Airport.

  5. Set your parking brakes when parked at the gate.



How FsQC deals with the flight:

  1. If descent phase is established it's looking for the ILS frequencies and Runway, when the glideslope become alive it's searching for the specific runway, when runway is found the glideslope is drawn, when not found before 1200 feet above Runway Height the glideslope will not be drawn.
    When 3.3 Nm before the touchdown point the Landing Chart will be acitve.

  2. When not found the glideslope, it's searching only for the Runway, when the runway is found the Landing Chart will be active when the distance to the runway is less then 3.3 Nm.

  3. When not found the runway before 1000 feet runway height, the Landing Chart will also be active and when the Chart is not properly displayed it will be reprocessed after the Landing.


Free Flight:

When you want to fly a free flight, make a Flight Plan with destination the same as departure, don't fly to cruise altitude, when you want to land fly first to cruise altitude.
In MSFS 2020 you must make this Flight Plan in FsQC Flight Planner.

Failures:

When you start Failures in FsQC you don't have to go to cruise altitude when failure occur, descent phase starts when your descent rate is more then 400 ft/m. so you can land on departure airport.

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Requirements:

Computer with XP or higher, Microsoft .net framework 4.6 or higher and internet access, flightsimulator MSFS2020, P3D or FSX or FS2004 with FSUIPC installed and the MakeRunways, you can download the files FREE from the internet on: www.schiratti.com/dowson.html. If you run FsQC on a network computer (not the computer where the Simulator is running) you need also register WideFS in FSUIPC.

Installation:

Unzip the file in any folder but not in the windows folder.


First time use:

Start the simulator and load a flight.
Be sure that also FSUIPC is installed.
When flight is loaded and FS is ready:
Start FsQC now as adminstrator, when connected to the simulator it will automatically find your 'runways.xml' and 'f4.csv' files, if exist.
When not found see further 'MakeRunways' in document.


This is verry important without these files FsQC doesn't work properly.


When FsQC doesn't start properly, turn off virusscanners and / or give permission in the Firewall.

Also set your System Text to 100%, look HERE (this example is on a Win7 PC).

The best way to start FsQC is:
Always start the simulator first, load a flight, when loading is finished start FsQC



MakeRunways:

You can download MakeRunways FREE from the internet on: www.schiratti.com/dowson.html.
Scroll down until you see: MakeRunways.

Or direct download:

MSFS2020

P3D FSX FS2004

Extract the MakeRwys.zip file in the relevant folder:

For FS2004 in the main FS folder where the SCENERY.CFG is present.
For FSX in the installation folder
For Steam in the steamapps\common folder.
For P3D in the installation folder.
For MSFS2020 in the installation folder where community and official is present.

Run MakeRwys.exe, after that you will find there 2 files: 'runways.xml' and 'f4.csv' copy these files to your FsQC folder.

Now (re)start FsQC;

Without these files FsQC doesn't work properly.


Recommended:

For more easy use, run FsQC on another monitor. The best way is to run FsQC on a second PC or laptop where FSUIPC-WideClient is running in the same network where your flight simulator is running. This require FSUIPC-WideFS registered.


XP computer:

When FS is installed on a XP computer and you want running FsQC on that computer FsQC won't work, however when you run FsQC on another computer with WINDOWS 7 or higher and connect it with FSUIPC-WideCclient in the same network where FS is running then it will work. This require FSUIPC-WideFS registered.(but not tested)


Updates:

When there is an update available you will be automatically notified when you start FsQC. When you download the update it will be stored in the folder updates where FsQC is located.  After that replace the necessary file(s). After downloading, FsQC will automatically closed.


FS2004:

You cannot change the CFG files in FS2004.
When you use the flight planner in FS2004, you must load your flightplan also in FsQC!
Or make a flightplan with FsQC flightplanner.
Traffic settings not work in FS2004.


P3D:

You cannot change the CFG files in P3D.
Weather settings info not working.


MSFS:

You cannot change the CFG files in MSFS.
Weather settings info not working.
Traffic settings may be not working. (not tested yet)
Loading a flight in FsQC has issues.


Important:

FsQC always needs a Flight Plan.

 

 

Menu Items


Load Flight:

  • You can here load a flight, saved by the Flight Simulator or  load “FsQC last Flight” saved by FsQC

Load Flightplan:

  • You can here load an existing Flightplan saved by the simulator.
  • When you load here the Flightplan, FSX and P3D loads automatically the Flightplan.
  • In FS2004 you must load also the Flightplan in the Simulator.

Flight Analysis:

  • Flight Analysis starts automatically  and the window is minimized.
  • From version v6.19 added a Flight Chart from the entire flight, look in the flight report for additional info about the colored lines. You can access previous flight charts in the logbook, double click on the distance cell and a window will popup.
  • When you approach the destination, Flight Analysis will popup when lower the 14.000 ft.
  • For the best working, flight analysis require a MSFS, P3D, FSX or FS2004 flightplan or a FsQC flightplan.
  • The landingchart detect automatically the ILS glideslope and will be active when you capture the ILS glideslope before 1200 feet or higher, when not you will have a landingchart without glideslope.
  • Flight Analysis read the flight plan or FsQC flightplan and look for the cruise altitude.
  • If you want change your cruise altitude in flight, you can do that only when you have not reached the cruise altitude yet, and the new desired altitude must also higher than the cruise altitude in the flight plan.
  • At the moment you begin descent, and your altitude is lower than the cruise altitude in the flight plan minus 1100 ft. the cruise phase is finished and the descent phase is started.
  • When you  have change  your AP altitude lower than 5000 ft. and  verticalspeed  lower  than -300 ft/m  descent phase starts right away.
  • At cruise you can maximal fly 1090 ft. lower than the cruise altitude when you fly lower the descent phase begin.
  • Stick to the flightplan and everything goes well.
  • You can always fly higher than cruise altitude, descent phase always starts when you are lower than the cruise altitude minus 1100.
  • When the cruise altitude is lower than 5000 ft., descent phase starts when descending with verticalspeed lower than -300 ft/m.
  • Flight analysis is finished when you landed and parked with the parking brakes set for more than 5 seconds, so don't use (after landing) your parking brakes when taxiing. When aircraft is standing still the label: 'At the Gate' will be flashing.
  • When you play a recorded or instant flight video, Flight Analysis doesn't work properly.
  • When you play a recorded or instant video file from the addon FS Recorder Flight Analysis can maybe work (FSX sp2 and FS2004).


Landing Chart:

  • The landing will be initiated when you are lower then 1500 ft. above runway height and distance to runway is less then 3.3 Nm. Also descent phase must be established.
  • When landing is initiated and you are above 1100 ft. and your vertical speed become higher then 400 ft/min the landing will be aborted as a missed approach or touch and go.
  • When landing is aborted, fly runway heading until 1100 ft. above runway height.
  • When ILS is available you must set the radio to the ILS frequency of the specific runway in order to see the glideslope in Chart.
  • To capture the glideslope you must be straight for the runway and higher then 1100 ft. above runway height and distance less than 10 Nm. When not there will be no glideslope in the Chart.
  • When you not land on the destination Airport there will be no glideslope and no runway detection, the result can be strange.


Flight Chart:

  • The Flight Chart record the entire flight in a graphical chart.
  • The chart will be saved in your Flight Report and Logbook, double click on the 'Distance' Cell in the Logbook. (v6.19 or later)
  • There will be in the Flight Report three Charts of the flight. (v7.20 or later)
  • TakeOff Chart
  • Approach Chart
  • Full Flight Chart (this chart will be resized to fit in the page)
  • When you have a short flight there will be only one chart, the Full Flight Chart
  • To avoid long recording taxi time after the landing, the recording stops automatically 3 minuts after touchdown.
  • Also maximal 3 minuts taxi time before takeoff.
  • When aircraft stops during taxiout, recording will be paused.
  • The taxi time in the Flight Chart for the Logbook will not be cut, only after the landing when you stopped the aircraft once, then the recording stops.
  • Magenta squared box to recognize the Landing Chart.
  • The right side is the end of the landing roll or end of the map.


Missed Approach and Touch & Go:

  • Now you can have in one flight 4 landing charts.
  • After you cancelled a landing by a missed approach or touch & go, you must fly runway heading and climb out with a speed of 400 ft/m. or more to 1100 feet above runway height to finalyze the landing attempt.
  • So you can practice your landings much easier.
  • They are saved in your Flight Report and Logbook, double click on the 'Landing Speed' Cell in the Logbook. (v7.20 or later)
  • Do not stop the Aircraft when you make a Touch and Go.



Flight Planner:

  • It's a small quick flightplanner, so you can make a flightplan with your favorite planner.
  • Only fill in ICAO departure, destination.
  • ICAO departure already filled in by FsQC. (location of aircraft)
  • It calculate the distance, magnetic course and cruise altitude.
  • The course is calculated with initial and final course. (straight line on the globe)
  • The cruise altitude is calculated according US flight rules.
  • You can change the cruise altitude if you want.
  • Click the Make Flight Plan button and you are ready.
  • When you make a flight plan in FS you must Unload (if exist) the FsQC flight plan otherwise the FS flight plan will not be loaded in FsQC.


Logbook:

  • Record every flight when landed and parked.
  • Double click on the report file to open it.
  • Single click on the wind cell  for more wind information.
  • The button STATISTICS opens a Window where you will find the Top 5 visited Countries, Cities and Airports.
  • Click on the ICAO Cell and it gives you information about that airport.
  • Double click on the Landingspeed or V-Speed cell for showing the Landing Chart.
  • Double click on the 'Distance' cell for showing the Flight Chart. (v6.19 or later)
  • Click on the header labels to sort the rows.
  • Double click on the Flight Number  to delete the flight (for ever lost).
  • Button Empty Logbook:  deletes the entire Logbook (for ever lost).
  • Deleting a flight will not delete the report files.
  • When you want to start over with a new  logbook and you want keep the old logbook make a backup. Make a copy of file pilotlogbook.db and store it in a safe place.
  • You can also transfer all your P3D, FSX flights to this logbook: download this file: littlelogbook-1_5_0.zip  on flightsim.com, run it and load the logbook.bin, you can find this file in your FSX flight folder, after that sort the row 'Start Time' by clicking on it be sure that the oldest date be on top, then export as csv file, you must give the file this name: logbookfsx.csv, save this file in your FSX flightfolder.
    Open your logbook and click button Transfer FSX logbook.



Settings:

  • FsQC settings locate  here your FS files.
  • FSX settings see below  “CFG Settings”.
  • Failure and GPS settings see below  “Failure System” and "GPS".


Activation:

  • See further in document.


Help:

  • Opens the latest version of this manual on FsQC.eu


CFG Settings:

  • Only for FSX
  • You can quickly look and change your cfg settings in one screen: Graphics, Aircraft, Scenery, Weather and Traffic.
  • You can save different cfg setting files.
  • The advantage of this is that before you starting the flight simulator you can load a different fsx.cfg file for a certain scenery.
  • Make first a copy of the FSX.CFG file when you want to change the FSX.CFG file.
  • When FSX is running you can also change the cfg settings but they are not immediately effective when you save the settings, you must restart FSX. Or you must go to the FSX options menu and load your saved setting.
  • When you close the simulator FSX saves the fsx.cfg file and overwrite your file, so you must save the FSX.cfg settings after the simulator is closed.



Failure System:

  • Failure system is random, it calculate the kind of failure and then calculate the time when it must occur.
  • After the first failure occur it calculate a new failure and then the time when it must occur etc. etc.
  • You can set the failures up from 1 to 10 and set the time between 0 and 1200 minutes.
  • Engine failure for 4 engines, only 1 engine can fail.
  • Fuelleak for 3 tanks, left, center and right, only 1 tank can leak.
  • Gear failure for nose, left or right, you can make it work again, think about maneuvering. For Instance: try touch and go for the nosewheel.
  • When airborn you can't stop the failures.


GPS: (only in v6.18 or later)

  • In the menu Settings/Failure - GPS you will find the GPS logger.
  • You can here turn on or off the GPS logger, by default it's on.
  • The longer the flight takes, the longer it will take to complete the Flight Analyzer, so please be patient.
  • If you don't use this option turn it off.
  • You can choose 1 track or 3 tracks, 1 track is the entire flight, 3 tracks are a Departue, Cruise and Descent track.
  • After the flight is finished you will find the log file in the Flight Reports / GPX folder, it has the same name as the PDF Flight Report file but with the extensie gpx.
  • You can load this file in Google Earth to see your flown path. Look here for a short video for an impression.
  • After you load the file in Google Earth you will find the track(s) in the temporary folder.
  • Also Waypoints are recorded such as Auto Pilot on or off, Flaps, Landing Gear up or down etc, etc.
  • You will find here a detailed tutorial, you can also search in the You Tube video's on the web for more info how it must be done.


Main Window

Flight Info:

  • Speaks for itself.
  • Picture of the user aircraft. Only in v6.16 or later. (in FS9 or some AddOn Aircrafts you must put self a 'thumbnail.jpg' file in the texture folder of your favorite aircraft, example: F:\Flight Simulator 9\Aircraft\b777_300\Texture\thumbnail.jpg)
  • Reload an existing flightplan.
  • Reload an existing flight.


The rabbit:

  • Click on the rabbit to reload all data and reconnect to the Flight Simulator if necessary.


Time and Date:

  • Times are local times.
  • Button ‘Set Time’ is also for the date.
  • Buttons system time and date speaks for itself.
  • When you change the time after start taxiing it will give you weird results, so restart the analyzer when you change the time.

 

Freeze FS time:

  • Speaks for itself, but not recommended when you want a detailed flight report. The hour and minuts are frozen the seconds not.

 

Payload:

  • You can only change the payload on the ground.

 

Fuel and Weight:

  • There are 3 major tanks to fill, all left tanks of the plane are filled with the left tank, and the center tank fills all center tanks and the right tank fills all right tanks.
  • All available tanks can be filled, except centre tank 3 and all external tanks.
  • Very quickly fill all tanks in percent: under the label 'Totaal' you can fill in all thanks in percent, hit enter when done.
  • You can only change it on the ground.
  • When you change the fuel after start taxiing it will give you weird results in fuel comsumption, so restart the analyzer when you change the fuel.

 

Runways in use:

  • The ICAO is displayed for the nearest airport: destination or departure, a flightplan is required.
  • The button Airport Info gives you quickly information about the airports in your flightplan, also you can quickly check other airports when you know the ICAO.
  • The distance in Airport Information is the distance from your aircraft.
  • Location of Aircraft, gives the nearest ICAO and city when flying or when stay on ground.

 

Traffic density:

  • When you are at a busy airport you can change it somewhat lower, at small airfields you can set it higher. Not for FS2004

 

Weather settings info:

  • Only for information, it reminds you your settings. Not for FS2004


Instant Failures:

  • Instant Failures, the engine fail after a certain number of seconds set by the user counting from airborn. So you can train for example a engine failure after takeoff.
  • Also some other gauges can fail instantly by pushing a button ie. attitude- and altimeter indicators.
  • The failures occurrences are now also added in the flight report.
  • When airborn you can't repair the failures.
  • Only in version 6.16 or later.

 

Start Failures:

  • Start the random failures, change the settings in the menu settings/failure.

 

Pause FS when:

  • Automatically pause the simulator when you are in a certain distance from the destination, you can set the distance from 1 to 900 Nm.
  • When enabled, it also pauses FS when stall or overspeed occurs, when you not recover within 5 seconds FS is paused again.
    Very convenient when you have time acceleration on.
  • Require a flight plan.


Limited working:

  • FsQC is limited, you can only fly maximum 180 nm. from Greece Iraklion, LGIR, and maximum 180 Nm. from Greece Athena, LGAV. When you are not in the limits, the program warns you with a messagebox and flight analyzer will be stopped. So you can test the program fully before activation. After activation there are no limits.

 

Free activation:

  • When you register with only your email address in the activation menu, you will get 15 free startups or 30 days without limitations. So you can test the program fully before activation. After activation there are no limits.

 

Activated:

  • When activated, the program runs only on the computer where it was activated. You can easily change this when you want it running on another computer. You can change this for maximum 10 times. So when you buy another computer there's no problem at all.

 

Reset activation:

  • When you run FsQC on another computer you get a message that it can only run on 1 computer, when that happens you must reset the activation, this is very simple to do. Go to the activate menu reset with your email and license key, follow instructions given by the program, within 1 minute it's done.

 


Questions:         support@fsqc.eu
FAQ:                  fsqc.eu/faq.php