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Has anyone seen this on the Flight 1 Facebook page this afternoon, and if so, figured out how to do it?  

 

 

 

Flight One Software
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Flight1 Releases Major GTN Series Update V1.15
Flight One Software is proud to announce it has reached a milestone in its update cycle for its flagship product, the GTN 750/650 Series. The award-winning avionics package now fully supports PC Trainer V6 plus some other exciting features. This major update allows users to navigate using a more recent navigation database from July 2016 (Cycle 1607). It also includes updates to SafeTaxi, airport charts, and basemap databases. Users can now create custom defined holds (unpublished) and have the ability of Search and Rescue pattern support.
The update also includes the following new features: custom flight plan and custom waypoint loading, A document is also included on how to create them. Users can now add flight plans and/or import custom waypoints, making your flight simulator experience much more complete.

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Has anyone seen this on the Flight 1 Facebook page this afternoon, and if so, figured out how to do it?  

 

 

 

Flight One Software
1 hr · 
Flight1 Releases Major GTN Series Update V1.15
Flight One Software is proud to announce it has reached a milestone in its update cycle for its flagship product, the GTN 750/650 Series. The award-winning avionics package now fully supports PC Trainer V6 plus some other exciting features. This major update allows users to navigate using a more recent navigation database from July 2016 (Cycle 1607). It also includes updates to SafeTaxi, airport charts, and basemap databases. Users can now create custom defined holds (unpublished) and have the ability of Search and Rescue pattern support.
The update also includes the following new features: custom flight plan and custom waypoint loading, A document is also included on how to create them. Users can now add flight plans and/or import custom waypoints, making your flight simulator experience much more complete.

 

 

Downloading 1.15 now. Thanks for the heads up, Bob.

The PC Trainer V6 is freely available since months from Garmin. I downloaded it in July and played a little with it. Problem was so far the Flight1 GTN did not support it.

Just download 1.15 and the free new trainer. Not sure I get the nature of your question.

 

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Sweet - now I can use one trainer for RXP XP and F1 P3D

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Downloading 1.15 now. Thanks for the heads up, Bob.

The PC Trainer V6 is freely available since months from Garmin. I downloaded it in July and played a little with it. Problem was so far the Flight1 GTN did not support it.

Just download 1.15 and the free new trainer. Not sure I get the nature of your question.

 

 

So do I download the new Trainer and install it, and also have to uninstall the GTN 650 and redownload and install it?

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So do I download the new Trainer and install it.

Yes.

 

 

 

and also have to uninstall the GTN 650 and redownload and install it?

No, just install 1.15 on the top of 1.14.

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Yes.

 

 

 

No, just install 1.15 on the top of 1.14.

 

 

 

Thanks, just didn't want to break anything...

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Thanks, just didn't want to break anything...

 

You will not. For the worst scenario: keep a copy of GTN 1.14 and reinstall it. Just in case.

All your configurations in the panels will not be affected. This has nothing to do with the update, only the core module is being replaced.

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Saved flightplans??  :blush:

 

I think I'll hold off until my Avsim flight on Saturday is complete - just to make sure..

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Well everything works, the only caution is that I had about 55 flight plans in memory and they are all gone, but that is OK. Everything else works fine.  

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I think they always get erased with new gauge update?

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I think they always get erased with new gauge update?

Well, at first blush, I think that's a pretty rotten situation...I am sick and tired of having to REDO my entire flight plan catalog!!!

 

They needed to have an import and export function; Especially since Flight1 wrote less than 10%, if that, of the code (compare the amount code taken by the The Garmin GTN Trainer lite .exe (which is free from Garmin), and flight one's own code)

 

They simply provided hooks into Garmin's GTN light application and database.

 

Would I fly without it? Absolutely not! But...it's tantamount to F1 doing a deal with the folks that wrote the incredible FREE GMax CAD program included in the original FS9/FSX, writing a direct export for FSX and P3d, and Re-labeling it as :

 

THE FLIGHT1 GMax 3D cad program for FSX AND Prepar3d!!!!

... for creating aircraft, scenery, and objects...

Git yers NOW!

 

... and charging 70 bucks for Prepar3d version...would I buy it?

 

Absolutely! Being the fool that I am....

 

 

Chas

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Well, at first blush, I think that's a pretty rotten situation...I am sick and tired of having to REDO my entire flight plan catalog!!!

 

They needed to have an import and export function; Especially since Flight1 wrote less than 10%, if that, of the code (compare the amount code taken by the The Garmin GTN Trainer lite .exe (which is free from Garmin), and flight one's own code)

 

This is what GTN 1.15 is mostly about (not all, but certainly the most interesting feature in my view): manually creating, editing and importing flight plans, included adding custom waypoints.

All you need to do is familiarize with the syntax. Take the time to read the Creating Flight Plan and User Waypoint Files for the Flight1 GTN.pdf which comes with the new update.

 

I don't think there is an export feature, anyway.

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So does the F1 GTN updater tool handle this update?

 

gb.

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So does the F1 GTN updater tool handle this update?

 

gb.

No, just tried :P

 

Was this new as well....?

 

"Coupon for Previous FSX Version Customers: If you already have the FSX version and are upgrading to P3D, you can use one of these coupons to upgrade for $19.95. Have your previous FSX order number handy during purchase. "

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Just an FYI. I discovered today on a few flights, that when I tried to put a few airports into a flight plan, my GTN didn't seem to have the airports in it's data base and wanted me to create waypoints. After trying a couple of times, I decided to go to the GTN Trainer, and input the same airports, and they came right up. The two airports were CYTZ and N38. I found out that there are two databases in the GTN, one is North America, and the other is Jeppesen Worldwide. What the update did was change all the database defaults for my aircraft  to worldwide . The GTN Free Trainer was still on North America, and that is why I could look up the airports there. but not in my aircraft using the GTN 650. To change it, I went into the F! GTN config program, and select the aircraft, the GTN unit you want to change, and scroll all the way to the bottom and and find AVDB and you can change it from World wide to North America. Now I have my airports working again. 

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Nice, I was hoping they finally included crossfill support, bummer. But good on the rest.

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Could someone confirm what is the name of the software we now need from Garmin?

It used to be GTNPCTrainerLite but now the Flight1 link is pointing to GTN/GDU 620 PC Trainer.

 

Thanks,

gb.

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That is correct, that is the new version 6..also if you download again the gtn you get the red AC .exe , run it and you will get GTN ver 1.16..

 

I've done it and all works OK> Uninstall the trainer and the GTN and start a fresh. YOU WILL NEED YOUR ACCOUNT LOGIN AND PW!!!

 

 

Jorge

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That is correct, that is the new version 6..also if you download again the gtn you get the red AC .exe , run it and you will get GTN ver 1.16..

 

I've done it and all works OK> Uninstall the trainer and the GTN and start a fresh. YOU WILL NEED YOUR ACCOUNT LOGIN AND PW!!!

 

 

Jorge

 

Ok, many thanks,

 

gb.

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Nice, I was hoping they finally included crossfill support, bummer. But good on the rest.

 

That cross fill support will probably not be a free update.

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In order to update this I have to completely uninstall the trainer and the f1 gtn? Why can't they simplify the upgrade process.

 

So this means I have to do this twice, since I own both units the 750 and 650?

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Okay I just reinstalled the new GTN 750/650 1.16 and Garmin Trainer to the latest version, now when I load up the plane, the GTN units are non-functional, they are completely black.

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Okay I just reinstalled the new GTN 750/650 1.16 and Garmin Trainer to the latest version, now when I load up the plane, the GTN units are non-functional, they are completely black.

 

Try disabling legacy mode. It was enabled by default in my install. It only ever worked for me in legacy mode in 1.14 but now it doesn't in 1.15. It works great for me with legacy=0 now!

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Try disabling legacy mode. It was enabled by default in my install. It only ever worked for me in legacy mode in 1.14 but now it doesn't in 1.15. It works great for me with legacy=0 now!

 

Which file is it?

 

Thanks,

Dirk.

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