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Suggestions for the GPS MFD.

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Ok, this is my list of suggestions for the GPS MFD.

 

First let the thank you for doing that, this was much needed.

 

1.) local database merger, let me explain, this is something FSMap does well, have a little software going thru all the installed addons in scenary.cfg and through you database, read the differents data (vor, airports, poi, etc), and generate a local file (your databse would be the lowest priority in fsx scenery terms).

 

2.) online map service / shape file layers switch. Would be nice to be able to go back and forth between the web generated map (which is nice to know where you are, but a bit overloaded for aiport selection, and the vectoriel map from .shp files). Maybe this is possible already but I havent found it.

 

3) option to get rid of the buttons

 

4) option to extend the drawing of the map to the hedge of the screen, for the button explanation, you could just write them on top of the map in their current location in a nice pop up black box, that would greatly increase the drawing size, which is need for 7 to 9" screen.

 

 

Now: what to do with the 2nd MFD?

 

Maybe a cool interactive check up list. The buttons being there for the "done" aspect? Or 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the suggestions.

 

1. Not sure what you mean by this. What would the local file achieve? The Navigation database for the MFD GPS is derived from real aviation data from various sources. Also the GPS is not only compatible to FSX, but also for other simulators like X-Plane etc.

2. That sounds good. I'll make a button for this on the map screen.

3. You can do this already by using the Panel Setup and choose not to show bezels and dials. Unfortunately this affects all instrument right now. I'll add an option for the GPS individually.

4. I could also make the buttons show through a transparent 'border', basically leave it like it is but make the map bigger, extend it out to the border and have a transparent border with the button captions.

 

2nd MFD? I was thinking the same. You could always show a 2nd GPS unit and on this one show the active flight plan without the background map and on the other one just the background map. (You can add the GPS more than once to a panel).

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Hello there,

 

1. This would insure a perfect match between what is fsx (can be outdated, overprecise, forward looking, fantaisie) and the gps

2. thx

3. well yes and no, as even if you say "do not show bezels" you cannot drag the gps all the way to the top of the screen as you are still limited by the undrawn shape of the bezel

4. sound good

 

happy thxgiving

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Hi, more (I hope welcome) feedback after a long flight.

 

1. MFD and Panel are stable which is perfect.

 

2. I am suffering a lot of latency on the MFD input;  I think the latency comes from the fact that I had to plug the MFD on the FSX PC.

 

3. Because of that, the current "mobile phone" approach to select a name isnt working well for me (hard to select a letter, almost impossible for the one linked to 3 or 4 push, because of latency); would you mind having a "one press" option, I mean you start with your mobile phone like keyboard button grouping, but once the group of letter has been selected, a sub menu appears with one letter per button (+a END and a BACK button). (ideally the button one just pressed is blank to avoid having the mfd registering a double entry). This would ensure a slow but error free input of any name.

 

4. It would be cool to have only the button that are selectable lit on the MFD, a gadget, but cool anyway. And maybe the button once pressed becoming the only one on for 1/4 sec to give a feedback like "yes I registered this button was pressed"

 

Etienne

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Hello again,

 

Another suggestion, I was (sim) flying at night yesterday landing to miami and the panel builder nicely switched to a red glow. It would be nice to have a button to switch the GPS to a more dim coloring (or a shade of red recoloring ?) because it stays bright lit in the middle of the rest. My tomtom satnav has that button :P , donno if an aircraft gps has one though.

 

Cheers,

 

Etienne

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