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What all does Navigraph actually update?

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I was just wondering what all the Navigraph app will actually update in P3D. I see it updated my PMDG addons as well as Active Sky but, does it also update the native navaid database and airports added to P3D?

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It doesn't touch the default built-in nav data. Only third party stuff.

If you're looking to update the default nav data there's this - http://www.aero.sors.fr/navaids3.html

(there's also a payware one that I can't remember the name of at the moment...see below for more details ;))

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9 minutes ago, alhefner said:

I was just wondering what all the Navigraph app will actually update in P3D. I see it updated my PMDG addons as well as Active Sky but, does it also update the native navaid database and airports added to P3D?

Nope.  There is no navaid database in P3D, rather navaids, airways and waypoints are hard-coded into bgl scenery files and are not intended to be kept up to date.  In most cases, when flying an PMDG or other FMS equipped aircraft with a navdata database, you can easily ignore the baked-in navdata except for the terminal environment.  This approach was taken by MS with the earliest Flight Simulators due to cost and performance issues way back then.

I use the tools from Sors recommended by Neil, but since I only fly either FMS or VOR only aircraft I've not the need to keep the global database in the simulator up to date.

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fsAerodata is the payware application.  Using Navigraph data it will update approaches, and add stars, and sids to the P3D database.  If you use LittleNavMap, it will read the updated P3D database and you will have updated approaches, stars, and sids to use with LittleNavMap.  A great combination in my opinion.

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Only the payware add-on  (fsaerodata) updates all the navaid, comm, arrival, departure and approach information and keeps them in synch with all the other add-ons that use Navigraph AIRACs.

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5 hours ago, jabloomf1230 said:

Only the payware add-on  (fsaerodata) updates all the navaid, comm, arrival, departure and approach information and keeps them in synch with all the other add-ons that use Navigraph AIRACs.

I am absolutely happy with this add-on. The developer reacts quickly if there are any issues.

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I have Navigraph installed as well as the aero.sors.fr/navaids3 updates and Aerosoft Frankfurt. When trying to do an ILS to 26R, the frequency on FSLabs A320 ND matches Navigraph's charts, but the centre line appears to be somewhere else other than 26R. Any idea which bit is wrong (including me)?

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It would great to have an update for runways in P3D to match real world airports.I am finding as the years go by more runways have been moved, re numbered or new ones constructed that exist in updated data bases but not in the base scenery. 

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According to their official forum, fsaerodata is working on a new add-on to update stock airport geometry.

I've found it easier just to use ADE and update specific stock airports.

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