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Hello All ---- wondering if there is a write-up or info somewhere on the FMS functionality??

 

Per Carenado page, FMS or GNS is a choice that must be made...one or the other.

 

Comments on the FMS functionality appreciated.

 

Thanks --- Bob --- :wink2:

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Bob, with the RXP GNS installed, the FMS will display the flight plan.. that is about it, as far as I can tell.

 

 

 

 

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Bert,

 

Can you comment on the functionality per the included FMS .pdf file?  

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Can you enter a flight plan into the FMS, or do you need to load a .PLN file?

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Bob, with the RXP GNS installed, the FMS will display the flight plan.. that is about it, as far as I can tell.

Howdy Bert ---- looks like the plane does come with a *.pdf manual. That should answer the questions about the FMS functionality. But, unfortunately, the *.pdf file is not downloadable for prospective customers. Again, I believe I read somewhere that the FMS and the RXP GNS cannot reside in the plane at the same time (not sure about this). Anyway it would be nice to get some feedback from someone who had the plane installed as to functionality of the FMS, even if it must not have the RXP unit installed to function fully.

 

It would be nice to get a copy of the *.pdf file to read -- that would most likely answer the basic questions all are asking.

 

Thanks --- Bob

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You can enter the plan, modify and manage your approaches. No Sid the Star yes.

Hi Mangouste -- thanks for the answer. Is this functionality done WITHOUT the RXP GNS installed ?? Must it be this way??

 

If so, the FMS must be using the FSX mapping data, right ?? Any feedback appreciated. (What does the pdf file say??)

 

Thanks !!!!  :lol:

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You can enter a flight plan on the FMS.  However, if you have the RXP GNS installed, it's flight plan will

drive the autopilot...

 

So, with the RXP GNS installed, you enter the flight plan on the GNS, and the FMS will display

it  (if you have LinkGPS=on, in the rxpgns.ini file).

 

Without the RXP GNS, you can enter a flightplan on the FMS, as mentioned above (using standard FSX navdata).

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You can update the default nav data in FSX/P3D using a tool which I forget. I'm sure someone knows the site.

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You can enter a flight plan on the FMS.  However, if you have the RXP GNS installed, it's flight plan will

drive the autopilot...

 

So, with the RXP GNS installed, you enter the flight plan on the GNS, and the FMS will display

it  (if you have LinkGPS=on, in the rxpgns.ini file).

 

Without the RXP GNS, you can enter a flightplan on the FMS, as mentioned above (using standard FSX navdata).

 

Hi Again Bert -- (long time no chat :-) )

 

That is exactly what I was trying to figure out. You just sold a Carenado B1900   :biggrin:

Actually, Carenado has done themselves a favor here -- a nice optional arrangement.

 

Thanks again -- hope all is well --- Bob

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Well yes you have the choice the RXP G530 or the FMS carenado. In both cases you reach destination.

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You can update the default nav data in FSX/P3D using a tool which I forget. I'm sure someone knows the site.

 

Yep, here:

 

http://www.aero.sors.fr/navaids3.html

 

But:

 

 

Important note: These updates are for FSX and P3D (v1 & v2) only; they only correct VORs and NDBs although a few ILSs are also corrected in some European countries (see documentation)
 
All VOR and NDB station declinations are set to their published values (and not to current magnetic variation).

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But note, as you can see from the snipped that Nuno included, this isn't a navdata update, it's an enroute VOR/NDB update.  No SIDS/STARS, waypoints, airways, ILS or other on-airport navaids are updated.  Note that if you use the built-in flight planning tool from FSX, you probably don't want to do this as it largely breaks it.  Read the caveats on the site carefully.

 

Don't get me wrong, I use the updates and think they're great - just be aware of what they give, don't give and what the tradeoffs are.

 

Scott

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Hello All ----

Well, I have tried both configurations and they work fine. FMS or RXP GNS. Thanks for all the comments and help.

 

Cheers!!

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Hi everybody I am having a problem flying the aircraft to follow the FMS flight plan. According to the manual you press Nav make sure the GPS is not working as they say you cannot operate both at the same time.Can someone enlighten me at what I am doing wrong

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There is also a Nav button on the top right of the FMS. This activates the plan in the FMS.  Then you press the Nav button on the Autopilot and the FMS is in control.

 

My problem is that at the selected alitude the aircraft oscllates about 500fpm up and down rather than stabilising on the altitude.

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