scottb613

GTN Flight Plan Import Process ?

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Hi Folks,

Exported a few flight plans from the latest version of Little NavMap into the latest version of the RXP GTN using the process outlined on page 9 of the RXP manual - the flight plan files are present in the "C:\ProgramData\Garmin\Trainers\GTN\FPLN" folder... I followed the keystrokes described in the manual and the option to "import" a flight plan doesn't appear on the designated screen...

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FPN/RI:F:KTEB:F:BREZY,N41095W074081.V39.CMK,N41168W073349:F:MERIT,N41229W073082:F:HFD,N41385W072328:F:PUT,N41573W071506:F:ENE,N43255W070368:F:KBHB

Also - this aircraft has a GNS as well - exported flight plan from LNM to this too - and I see on startup the GNS prompts to "import" flight plan - which I do - but said flight plan only shows the very first waypoint and nothing after...

Any ideas ??? 

Thanks...

Regards,
Scott

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Hi Folks,

OK - disregard the GNS part - I have that working... 

After import - you need to select the flight plan and activate it in the catalog...

GTN - still an issue for me...

Regards,
Scott

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Hi Scott,

The "C:\ProgramData\Garmin\Trainers\GTN\FPLN" path is for GTN trainer 6.41 only, just in case you are using 6.21.

Besides, this might be close to an issue which was reported on our X-Plane forum which is still eluding me:

You might want to review this and let us know if these suggestions helps? If positive, with more troubleshooting data it might prove easier for us to find out a fix, if any.

 

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Hi Jean-Luc,

Confirmed 6.41 being used in the RXP sim...

I tried placing an "a_" before the flight plan name - no joy...

The GNS does load the flight plan properly - only GTN affected...

Regards,
Scott

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It might not specifically be 'a_' for you though. You might want to review the entire discussion and the progress reported in trying different approaches. You might also want to confirm the 'test' pack attached in the discussion is working or not.

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Hi Jean-Luc,

Just to confirm the process:

  • Flight Plan
  • Menu
  • Catalog
  • Menu

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Regards,
Scott

 

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4 minutes ago, RXP said:

It might not specifically be 'a_' for you though. You might want to review the entire discussion and the progress reported in trying different approaches. You might also want to confirm the 'test' pack attached in the discussion is working or not.

Will do...

I did unzip your included test flight plan - and - copied to appropriate directory - no joy...

KSLE_KSLE.gfp

Regards,
Scott

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The GTN and GNS use entirely different formats! With different file extensions.  They are not the same!

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Hi Scott,

I copied and pasted your KTEB-KBHB flight plan and saved as KTEB-KBHB.gfp. It works in my GTN.
 

Spoiler

 

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@scottb613 can you try manually overriding the path to the data files using the RXP environment var (see User's Manual p18). Typically:
GTNSIMDATA="C:\ProgramData\Garmin\Trainers\GTN"

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Hi Folks,

Thanks for all the help - yeah - still have the F1 GTN installed - perhaps that's my issue...

I'm looking at page 18 - so do I run this at the command line or does it need to in  config file somewhere - command line doesn't work...

GTNSIMDATA="C:\ProgramData\Garmin\Trainers\GTN"

Regards,

Scott

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Either on p18 or the one before, there is a link to illustrated how to set an environment variable. It is a genuine and universal Windows feature, not a config/ini/fltsim one!

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gotcha...

looking...

If this was UNIX - no problem - I'm not a Windows guy...

:wink:

Regards,
Scottt

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You can do it on the command line then: 

setx

 

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I've not much directions to give you for now, it might be an issue with the file system most likely, maybe your anti-virus playing tricks with innocent flight plan files?

I'd like to get to the bottom of it though because you're the second one reporting this. Not much on our customer base, but troubling enough for such a simple function that it might hide something deeper.

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Hi and sorry for the delay,

There is a fix in the v2.4.14 we've just released this morning which shall help about this.

Besides, we've also updated the user's manual with an alternate way specifically for the FPLN folder which doesn't require moving the GTN data folder to someplace else, therefore, not requiring using environment variables either.

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A quick update on this:

NB: The test build is compatible with FltSim as well.

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