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Has anyone attemped to install the Reality XP 530 WAAS GPS on Tinmouse? if so, did it work and are there any potential issues to be aware of?How should I program the NAV button to switch from NAV to LRN souce, LRN souce changing from the current IRS (which I have not installed) to the RXP 530?The reason I'm considering this is that I would like to look at real-world LPV, RNAV(RNP) procedures which the 530 will do. Tinmouse is the most accurate airplane program in the FS genere that can I add the RXP530 to.Thanks in advance,Rich BollWichtia, KS

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Has anyone attemped to install the Reality XP 530 WAAS GPS on Tinmouse? if so, did it work and are there any potential issues to be aware of?How should I program the NAV button to switch from NAV to LRN souce, LRN souce changing from the current IRS (which I have not installed) to the RXP 530?The reason I'm considering this is that I would like to look at real-world LPV, RNAV(RNP) procedures which the 530 will do. Tinmouse is the most accurate airplane program in the FS genere that can I add the RXP530 to.Thanks in advance,Rich BollWichtia, KS
Rich; I just got the RXP 530 WAAS, and I'm pretty disappointed with it. There are a lot of things the new WAAS unit will not do that the previous (v5.2) version of the Reality XP units did. There are also less than ten airfields using LPV approaches today...even fewer in the Oct 07 database that the RXP has hard-coded in the core simulation. And to add insult to injury, Jean Luc has virtually abandoned the Reality XP support forums...it's a ghost town in there now. To make a long story short, I'd be surprised if the RXP unit works at all in the 'mouse. I've stopped coding for it and have switched to Ernie Alston's ISG FMS units as a more realistic alternative. The next version of the 'mouse will have support (including HSI course guidance) for the ISG units (both the Smiths FMS and the Honeywell GNSXLS) and the CIVA adaptation of a Litton inertial nav unit.RegardsBob ScottColonel, USAF (ret)ATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VColorado Springs, CO

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Rich; I just got the RXP 530 WAAS, and I'm pretty disappointed with it. There are a lot of things the new WAAS unit will not do that the previous (v5.2) version of the Reality XP units did. There are also less than ten airfields using LPV approaches today...even fewer in the Oct 07 database that the RXP has hard-coded in the core simulation. And to add insult to injury, Jean Luc has virtually abandoned the Reality XP support forums...it's a ghost town in there now. To make a long story short, I'd be surprised if the RXP unit works at all in the 'mouse. I've stopped coding for it and have switched to Ernie Alston's ISG FMS units as a more realistic alternative. The next version of the 'mouse will have support (including HSI course guidance) for the ISG units (both the Smiths FMS and the Honeywell GNSXLS) and the CIVA adaptation of a Litton inertial nav unit.RegardsBob ScottColonel, USAF (ret)ATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VColorado Springs, CO
Thanks for the update news, Bob. I know your Tinmouse devotees are salivating, waiting for the release. I've been around FS9 long enough to know that asking for a tentative release date is bad form :( , but......? :( Keep the blue on top.Jack

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Rich; I just got the RXP 530 WAAS, and I'm pretty disappointed with it. There are a lot of things the new WAAS unit will not do that the previous (v5.2) version of the Reality XP units did. There are also less than ten airfields using LPV approaches today...even fewer in the Oct 07 database that the RXP has hard-coded in the core simulation. And to add insult to injury, Jean Luc has virtually abandoned the Reality XP support forums...it's a ghost town in there now. To make a long story short, I'd be surprised if the RXP unit works at all in the 'mouse. I've stopped coding for it and have switched to Ernie Alston's ISG FMS units as a more realistic alternative. The next version of the 'mouse will have support (including HSI course guidance) for the ISG units (both the Smiths FMS and the Honeywell GNSXLS) and the CIVA adaptation of a Litton inertial nav unit.RegardsBob ScottColonel, USAF (ret)ATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VColorado Springs, CO
Hi Bob,I hope that you're enjoying your retirement. I hope you didn't have to shovel too much snow the last week and half! I was hoping that the RXP WAAS would give a little bit of experience with LPV approaches before we begin installing the WAAS capably GPS receivers in our Lear 45 fleet in a few months. I doesn't sounds like the RXP unit lived up to its billing. Oh well, live and learn.I'm very much looking foward to the next Tin Mouse update. I think this add-on represents one of the most realistic of jet transports for FS. For that reason alone, I'll be in FS9 until that beheamoth in Washington State decides it's not economical for the OS to support it. In which case, I'll make them very unhappy with a new choice of OSs! :( I'll fiddle with it on my own and see if I can get anything to work. Thanks again for your help!Rich

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Great to hear that you're still working on the integration of the ISG FMS into the 'Mouse, Bob! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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