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David Roch

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Hi Marteen, Eric and folks,

 

Maybe can we centralize in this topic the different feature requests for SLX?

I know the tool has already enough features and is  rich enough but you know... we always want more! ;-)

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Lol!

So sorry... I allready called him Marteens once, now Marteen..

Getting old...

:blink:

 

Dear Maarten, keep up the good work and forgive the ol' chaps!! :lol:

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Map view should have legend showing distance scale at every zoom level.

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Map view should have legend showing distance scale at every zoom level.

 

Distances:

 

It already has a scale. The horizontal white bar above the scale on the bottom right of the map window.

 

Secondly, if you right-click anywhere on the map the distance is shown in the right-click menu.

 

Thirdly, you can show range rings, also through right-clicking on the map. The range rings distance is set in the menubar top-right.

 

Fourhly, there is a measure tool you can start and stop (menubar top-right). Click start and then left-click on the map to draw lines with distances showing.

 

:smile:

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Distances:

 

It already has a scale. The horizontal white bar above the scale on the bottom right of the map window.

 

Secondly, if you right-click anywhere on the map the distance is shown in the right-click menu.

 

Thirdly, you can show range rings, also through right-clicking on the map. The range rings distance is set in the menubar top-right.

 

Fourhly, there is a measure tool you can start and stop (menubar top-right). Click start and then left-click on the map to draw lines with distances showing.

 

:smile:

Other than the white bar I am aware of the others. Not what I am asking. A simple scale indicating the map zoom level and the relationship to a fixed distance - ie - 1 inch = 10 NM etc.

 

:)

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Other than the white bar I am aware of the others. Not what I am asking. A simple scale indicating the map zoom level and the relationship to a fixed distance - ie - 1 inch = 10 NM etc.:)

 

The white bar is the simple scale, with beneath it the distance that it represents.

"1 inch = 10NM" cannot be done because that depends on your monitor size and resolution. :)

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The white bar is the simple scale, with beneath it the distance that it represents.

"1 inch = 10NM" cannot be done because that depends on your monitor size and resolution. :)

You must be kidding right? ANY map that I have ever seen has a scale referencing the grid size as it equates to distance. Usually on lower left quadrant. When I get home I'll look for the white bar and see if it gives the info I am looking for.

 

If not, a scale will still be helpful as it relates to the grid size.

 

edit: don't have the program on this system but I have the manual - we are talking about the same thing. The white line references the grid and shows the distance and zoom level. I am so used to looking lower left that I totally missed lower right.

 

:) I am a happy camper!

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ok - not THAT happy.  :)

 

Got home and running program

 

1) grid size does not change with zoom

2) No way to relate the "bar" of the white line to anything

3) in full map view - the "white line" does not show so is essentially useless.

 

Vic

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Would like to have an option to manually enter airport codes for flight plan departure and destination instead of selecting from a drop down list.  

 

Thanks,

Mike Cameron

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Guys, Maarten is busy trying to fix the current features that do not work as intended and you start asking for more features? Come on people, let him fix everything first and leave the requests for later.

 

Regards

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Hi Alvega,

We don't ask for more, everyone here is already very grateful and happy with the app.

We just give ideas to improve the program later, without stressing anybody.

 

 

Mike,

On the Airport page, clic on the upper right  properties icon (with the Wheel) and change your Filtering Mode to FilterRow. ;-)

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2) No way to relate the "bar" of the white line to anything

 

Vic,

The length of the white bar represents the distance on the map that is mentioned below the white bar, for instance 5nm.

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Vic,

The length of the white bar represents the distance on the map that is mentioned below the white bar, for instance 5nm.

My point Eric is that there is no grid or any other line that equates to it. I guess I could take a ruler and measure it and then hold the ruler up to the screen. A simple grid that scales to the size of the line as the zoom changes provides a fast reference. Without the grid the line is nice artwork but almost useless.

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My point Eric is that there is no grid or any other line that equates to it. [...] A simple grid that scales to the size of the line as the zoom changes provides a fast reference. 

 

Let's see if Maarten wants to add this request to his own 'to-add-features' list.  :wink:

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:lol: LOL! Isn't that the whole point of a "wish" list?

 

Vic

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Hi Alvega,

We don't ask for more, everyone here is already very grateful and happy with the app.

We just give ideas to improve the program later, without stressing anybody.

 

 

Mike,

On the Airport page, clic on the upper right  properties icon (with the Wheel) and change your Filtering Mode to FilterRow. ;-)

David, thanks i will try that tonight.

 

Mike

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Vic,

 

The map legend is located on the map footer. When using 'map only' view, the footer is hidden. Move your mouse over the top of the 'map only' view to show/hide the ribbon. On the ribbon you will find a 'Show footer' button.

 

I think there's already plenty possibilities to find distances on the map, so a grid that scales to the size of the scale is not on my wish list.

 

thanks, Maarten


I would like the ability to use an airport as a waypoint in a flight plan.

 

Ryan

 

Hi Ryan,

 

Airports can only be used as departure or destination. You can however right click anywhere on the map and select 'Add to flight plan'. If you do, a 'User' type waypoint will be added to the flight plan.

 

thanks, Maarten

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Hi Maarten,

 

Perhaps in the future would it be possible to filter airports such as hard surface v. grass or runways 0 to 3000 feet and 3001 and above.  It would serve the purpose of de-cluttering the map.

 

Gerry

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Hi Gerry,

 

I will put it on my whish list, but it's not easy since runway type, length and altitude are all runway properties not airport properties.

 

thanks, Maarten

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Hi Maarten,

 

Is there any chance this might work with  Windows XP in the future, please?

 

Regards

 

Nigel

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Hi Nigel,

 

I'm sorry but SimLauncherX does not and will not work on Windows XP: .NET 4.5+ is not supported on Windows XP.

 

Maarten

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Hello,

 

it would be great, if one can show only filtered airports on the map.

 

example:

In SLX have airport publishers "Aerosoft", "FlyTampa" and "FSDreamTeam". Now I want to display only all my Aerosoft-airports or all Aerosoft- and all FlyTampa-airports. In that case you do not have to plot as much airports as plotting all stock airports, too.

Perhaps it is possible to show all the airports when zooming out, too. At the moment you have to zoom in very deeply to see the ploted airport symbols. So it would be great if I can see all my AddOn-airports when selecting complete Europe or North America or Asia.

 

Thanks,
Patric

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