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Nav Data question

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Trying to remember what I did years ago when flying MSFS, I can't remember of I subscribed to updates on the Nav data back then . Now I have the 430/530 GNS and they have a subscription for Navadata available. My question is, if the data in the P3D which is used as the default database, is in step with the airport data, would not updating the database with a current one of today, then make the data out of sync with the default runways, airports, etc? I will most likely be flying General aviation flights, so I am wondering if getting a subscription for current nav data might be just a waste of money.  

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In some cases, yes, the data in the sim would be out of date. If you are not going to be flying IFR, IMHO it would be a waste of money. You do NOT need the accuracy of a current nav db.

 

Vic

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Yes you can do that, but it is not a 100% solution. Airports and runways are not updated with the Herve Sor's package.

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Yes you can do that, but it is not a 100% solution. Airports and runways are not updated with the Herve Sor's package.

Actually, European airport runways and ILSs ARE updated with the main Sors update installer (that also updates worldwide VORs NDBs etc.)

 

Also, Hervé now has current update installers for ILS and runways for areas outside of Europe, available by region. These installers are downloaded separately from the original worldwide navaids updater.

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Ah, I see. Thanks for the updated info, Jim. I've learned my "new thing for the day."

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Ah, I see. Thanks for the updated info, Jim. I've learned my "new thing for the day."

Hérve is performing a great service for the community with these updates, which apparently entail quite a bit of hand coding and verification on his part.

 

There is no charge to download these files, but I would encourage anyone who finds them of use to consider making a financial donation as the spirit moves you, to help support his ongoing work.

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