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http://www.carenado.com/CarSite/Portal/index.php?accion=product&correl=186

 

You don´t need to have a subscription with Navigraph because this extension pack installs an October 2013 Navigraph database which has all the information you need to perform a flight. But if you want to keep your database up to date you will need a subscription with Navigraph (click here to get it).

 

Features
Updatable database
AIRAC cycle 1310 (October 2013) included
G1000 Prodigy
       Load a departure procedure (SID)
       Load an arrival (STAR)
       Load an approach (RNAV, ILS, VOR, etc.)
       Multicolor screen display
VNAV feature operative
 
 
Included in the package
G1000 with Navigraph updatable database feature
AIRAC cycle 1310 (October 2013)
G1000 manual PDF

 

Currently $5.95, but they mention on their Facebook page that this is an introductory price for 10 days only.

 

What do you think?

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Based on how their previous Navigraph expansion packs performed:    No way

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Stay well away is my advise, previous efforts just made the aircraft worse.

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The installation doesn't seem to work. Still have the old G1000 in spite of installing this. So it's basically a dummy installation program that does nothing.

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The installation doesn't seem to work. Still have the old G1000 in spite of installing this. So it's basically a dummy installation program that does nothing.

 

I am having the same issue! I ran the installer for the Navigraph extension and now I have no database. Can't even do direct to! Where is this supposed to install?

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I am having the same issue! I ran the installer for the Navigraph extension and now I have no database. Can't even do direct to! Where is this supposed to install?

 

Well mine works fine, but it's still using the default database:

http://imgur.com/a/t0dL8

Although I didn't actually try using it, maybe direct to won't work for me either.

 

Pretty sure it's not meant to say Socata, either :P

 

Edit: Can confirm, nothing in the database.

 

Edit #2: Fixed it.

Carenado forgot to add an entry for the Carenavigraph.dll file to dll.xml.

To fix, open C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\dll.xml (or the equivalent for your simulator, e.g. Microsoft\FSX, Prepar3d V2 etc.) and put in:

<Launch.Addon>
    <Name>Carenavigraph</Name>
    <Disabled>False</Disabled>
    <Path>Carenavigraph.dll</Path>
  </Launch.Addon>
Put it after the last   </Launch.Addon> line, before the </SimBase.Document> line.

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More issues:

When you press the Nav button, the Autopilot now activates by itself.

Also when you press the battery master switch, the entire avionics suite comes on.

 

I guess the reason it's cheaper for the first days is because it's still in beta...

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As usual, please send your findings to Carenado so they can fix it.

 

Caribpilot, as I hinted in the other thread and as others have mentioned many many times, why do we have to be Carenado's free beta testers? They release a 1.0 full of bugs, take our money and wait for us to give them a list of things that aren't working. It's one thing for us to find a thing here or there and contact the producer and suggest a thing or two. But this? In fact I have sent them messages about the Meridian after I discovered the incorrect condition lever colour in their pre-release video and offered them support as a real pilot with time in and access to the real airplane but they dismissed me. So I ask you, who does the beta testing and lets all the bugs through into the release?

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Caribpilot, as I hinted in the other thread and as others have mentioned many many times, why do we have to be Carenado's free beta testers? They release a 1.0 full of bugs, take our money and wait for us to give them a list of things that aren't working. It's one thing for us to find a thing here or there and contact the producer and suggest a thing or two. But this? In fact I have sent them messages about the Meridian after I discovered the incorrect condition lever colour in their pre-release video and offered them support as a real pilot with time in and access to the real airplane but they dismissed me. So I ask you, who does the beta testing and lets all the bugs through into the release?

 

I need to go back to my philosophy of not buying anything from Calabeo until after a few patches have come out.

 

However, staying on topic, I definitely do *not* recommend the Navigraph addon at this time. The installer is broken and actually destroys the G1000. Once you get it to work by manually performing the missing installation steps, you find it actually makes the aircraft worse because of the new bugs introduced.

 

So at least wait until Carenado have patched this mess. Then maybe it might be worth a buy.

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So I thought that  $6  would not break the bank and i bought this addon earlier today..I  created my flight plan,climbed to 16000 and when time came to descend i clicked on vnav.The  plane went nose down  f-16 style and ....

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So I thought that  $6  would not break the bank and i bought this addon earlier today..I  created my flight plan,climbed to 16000 and when time came to descend i clicked on vnav.The  plane went nose down  f-16 style and ....

 

Number one rule of Carenado aircraft. NEVER - EVER touch that VNAV button!

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I updated the as well and for me I can't seem to switch the default departure that comes up at the airport I'm using. I just sent Carenado an email about it. 

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I updated the as well and for me I can't seem to switch the default departure that comes up at the airport I'm using. I just sent Carenado an email about it.

 

Is your vnav working ? if yes how  did you get it work ?  thx

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Is your vnav working ? if yes how  did you get it work ?  thx

 

Haven't tried it yet but if I do I'll let you know. 

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I wish they'd just stick to steam.  I don't know what they're thinking putting out this G1000 again and again.  I'd have the TBM and, possibly, this bird in my collection if they'd get rid of that junk.

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I wish they'd just stick to steam.  I don't know what they're thinking putting out this G1000 again and again.  I'd have the TBM and, possibly, this bird in my collection if they'd get rid of that junk.

 

+1  These guys have proven themselves to be (wonderful) modelers and texture artists... but one shouldn't have high hopes they'll ever figure out advanced gauge programming.

 

Greg

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Any easy way to uninstall the Extension Pack since it essentially breaks the product?

 

Not really...I believe you have to uninstall both packs, and then reinstall the base pack.  Doing this will probably break the Navigraph database for their other other add-ons, i.e. the ProLine 21 birds.  If you have any of those airplanes and want to keep using them, you should copy the "Carenado Navigraph" folder from your root FSX/P3D before uninstalling, and then copy/overwrite afterwards.

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Looks like the Navigraph adds the gauges PA46_G1000N.CAB and PA46_GAUGEN.CAB. Both of the non-navigraph gauges are still in the gauge folder.

 

Probably the easiest is to simply reinstall the v1.1 PA46 this should overwrite the panel folder with the non-navigraph panel.cfg.

 

If you are into some surgery open your panel.cfg and replaces all PA46_G1000N with PA46_G1000 and PA46_GAUGEN with PA46_GAUGE. (I'd backup the panel.cfg first.) 

 

I'm trying to look at how Bert did the GTN750 modification to the EMB505, however, I am ignorant in the structure of xml gauges. Looks like he pulled the EICAS from the MFD and put it into its own separate gauge, which left a blank area for the GTN750. Simple enough, in theory, much more complex in wading through hundreds of lines of code which is mostly unfamiliar. That and I really don't have the time to mess with this right now.

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Well it doesn't look like they're going to patch this extension pack, which is a shame.
Running the Meridian without it now so at least the aircraft itself is usable, but my $5.95 were a complete waste.

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