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Can You Fly A Plan-G Flight Plan In XPlane

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The topic is my question. 

 

I've research this and it appears that it depends on the XPlane aircraft. If so which ones and how do I enter it. Or is there another way? Sorry but I am confused on this issue.

 

Thanks in advance to all who reply.

 

Bill

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Bill,

 

It will indeed generate FMC plans for Xplane but there in lies the issue. The aircraft needs an FMC to load the plans.

 

I use the King air which allows for that.

 

When I fly the Carenado Baron, I use plan G to create a VOR to VOR route manually, print it and use that during to tune NAV 1 ans 2 during the flight.

 

If someone knows more, please chime in.

 

Stu

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Bill,

 

As Stu says it will work with a FMC aircraft. Open up the PDF help files and look under Section 8.4 (page 18 of the manual), Export FMS.

 

Chuck

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Also works with aircraft which only have GPS. Just assign a key for Opening Flight plans (mine is CTRL SHIFT L) and it works.

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Mariodonick,

Still new to XPlane . How do you assign a key for Opening Flight plans.

 

 

Stu,

Doesn't the Carenado Baron have a GPS? I don't remember. If so have you tried Mariodonick's approach?

 

Thanks Everyone.

 

Going off to do some research

 

Bill

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Still new to XPlane . How do you assign a key for Opening Flight plans.

 

 

 

In default X-Plane, the FMS and the GPS are internally exactly the same thing. They only look different.

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That's the funny thing with X-Plane. There are lots of possibilities, but you only learn them piece by piece ...

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Bill,

 

In answer to your question, I tried Mariodonick's tip and it works great!

 

This is the true value of the forums, real help from people who know.

 

Enjoy your route planning!

 

Stu

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Everyone,

 

I tried Mariodonick's tip with the Carenado Baron. It works great.

 

Mariodonick's comment below. Is spot on. I'm one of those weird guys that actually attemps to get the answers from the manual. But I have learned more from people on the forum's than in the manual. XPlane has some great stuff. But, It's hard to find in the manual. If it's even documented.

 

"That's the funny thing with X-Plane. There are lots of possibilities, but you only learn them piece by piece ...".

 

Thanks again to all who responded.

 

And thanks again to Mariodonick.

 

Bill

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You're welcome.

 

And now I'm going to change my nickname to put a space between first and last name, so I don't get called "mariodonick" anymore, but just "Mario" ;)

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I finally got to load a Plan-G flight plan onto my X-Plane GPS. Of course you have to have the .fms file exported into the Output/FMS plans folder as others have said, but it would not show in the GPS until I did this final step:

 

I went into the game, pressed the Flightplan (FPL) button on the GPS , clear any flight plan info already loaded, then turn the small page knob to the right and a list of all your flightplans in your Output/FMS plans folder will be displayed for selection. highlight the right one and press ENT and it should be loaded.

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