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Re: EDDF-Triangle

Postby AAL545 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:24 pm

The only way I can do it is using Simbrief first and then open route on Skyvector and enter the missing fixes.


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Re: EDDF-Triangle

Postby V12 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:12 pm

You don't need account. I have not it too.
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Re: EDDF-Triangle

Postby AAL545 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:04 pm

The only way I can do it is using Simbrief first and then open route on Skyvector and enter the missing fixes.


My mistake I clicked on the wrong button and it took me to the login screen.
Okay Skyvector work's thankyou but one more thing,
I'm not sure if this is possible from a user stand point without doing some hacking but is it possible to add vor's so they show up on your map and aircraft radio settings.
There are missing vor's at EDDF for example, VFM, WUR, DKB, if they were in the list then a pilot could fly to or from using radial.
I am able to enter these as a fix using Skyvector but not as a VOR. That has to be available from the aircraft radio settings.


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Re: EDDF-Triangle

Postby legoboyvdlp » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:33 pm

You can add a custom navdata file in scenery (same directory as objects, terrain, etc). I will look up and show you the format.
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Re: EDDF-Triangle

Postby V12 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:51 pm

It will be long long long list. FG's navigation database is very old. I'm curious, when will be updated. And this is reason, why is so difficult fly with FG on VATSIM. When ATC on EDDF issue advice Direct to DKB, pilot with old database is lost. He needs ask for the vector. Same with ATC's advice Follow SID xxx. FG in default install has not airports SIDs, STARs or procedures.
But there is way how to avoid that problem - user can buy Navigraph's database fox X-Planes and Level-D (procedures), that files are compatible with FG. Or download and recompile freeware (?) nav database for P3D/FSX downloadable from http://www.aero.sors.fr/navaids3.html. They have AIRAC1901 cycle...
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Re: EDDF-Triangle

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:55 pm

V12 wrote in Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:51 pm:It will be long long long list. FG's navigation database is very old. I'm curious, when will be updated.

probably when the world scenery is rebuilt... IIUC, these *.dat.gz files are interrelated with the scenery build system so the objects can be placed properly (eg: I/M/O marker transmitters, ILS transmitters, etc)...
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Re: EDDF-Triangle

Postby BEL ISAAK » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:50 pm

If you have e.g. a Navigraph subscription, you can easily upgrade your personal nav database by downloading the X-plane 11 data through the Navigraph FMS Data Manager, compressing the earth_fix.dat and the earth_nav.dat to fix.dat.gz and nav.dat.gz respectively (using e.g. 7zip) and placing them in a NavData folder in one of your scenery folders (e.g. at my pc: F:\FlightGear\Scenery\NavData is a custom scenery folder where the navaids data resides). When you add the Scenery directory in the Add-On folders, FlightGear will search for the respective files there first before falling back to the default. I wouldn't recommend updating the awy.dat.gz via this method because I got some errors when I tried it. When you update, the launcher will automatically reinitialise the navdata the first time you start it (takes maybe a minute), and will than start as usual. Keep a backup of your default navdata though, in the case some bug in the new data prevents FlightGear from loading.

I can't share these files because the Navigraph license forbids that, and finding recent data that can be distributed under the GNU GPL v2+ license is the reason we have such outdated navaids and fixes. The navaids and fixes are in no way tied to the scenery generation, you can safely update them. I don't think there'll be a 3D model for a moved or new navaid (never checked), but the functionality is more important anyway. Enjoy!

(I am in no way affiliated to Navigraph other than being a happy customer for little more than 2 years now, but I do think that there product is really good value. If an anual subscription is too expensive, you can always choose to buy a single monthly subscription once a year so that you never run very much behind. An annual subscription for just the FMS data (which you need for the above functionality) costs € 31.34 at the moment (for ± 12-13 updates, depending on when you subscribe). A single monthly subscription (one update) costs €10.04 (including one month subscription to Navigraph Charts) and the bundle for both (which I have) for One Year costs € 90.63 (thats $ 100 if I recall that correctly). When you subscribe, you can also download the LevelD 767 data through the FMS data manager. You can convert the ICAO.xml files to the ICAO.procedures.xml files FlightGear needs for the SID/STAR functionality to work in the Route Manager. There are some small scripts to do this automatically.
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Re: EDDF-Triangle

Postby legoboyvdlp » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:12 pm

The last changes to X-Plane 10's navdata is available from http://gateway.x-plane.com/navaids/LatestNavFix.zip.

I believe the reason it is not in FGDATA is because it could conflict with the scenery (moved ILS, etc).

X-Plane 11 seems to have a new navdata format which is a pity as we probably can't use it yet.
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Re: EDDF-Triangle

Postby AAL545 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:01 am

This is more work and money then I thought, but most importantly I'm not sure if I want to do this if it conflicts with FG nav data.
I have to think about this, in the mean time thank you guys for your help.


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