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Newbie question - Real airline data from FDR

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HiFirstly, I know very little about FSX and Simconnect.I work in development for British Airways in the UK and we are looking at using FSX in the airline for two things. First - Route briefings to familiarise crews with difficult or unfamiliar approaches. (These would be generated by FDR taken the specific a/c on a real approach)Second - Replay interesting flights. i.e. gear late deployed, runway excursions, go-arounds etc.Has anyone tried this before?Is this doable using FSX and Simconnect? I've seen queires posted here using setdata??? where lat,long,pitch,roll are set etc which could be a way to go?There are commercial packages that do this but they are very expensive and do not offer the same level of detail as FSX. Plus I like the idea of being able to modify/control the output without expensive updates and being at the mercy of the supplier.Any information would be greatfully rec'd

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fyi - it is doable but you have to work around some major limitations in the SDK. Its good but could be a lot better. I'd like better documentation about file formats etcPaul

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Hey Paul,Which limitations in the SDK would those be, and are they documentation problems or exposed abilities limited? Be sure and send any SDK issues to tell_fs@microsoft.com, we'll continue to release SDK updates periodically.For playing back FDR data I would think putting the user's aircraft into FREEZE mode and then just moving them around by setting the LatLonAltPBH and whatever other relevant data you have available - make sure you are using the SP1A version of the SDK, as the original SDK didn't have the FREEZE ability on the user's aircraft.

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