newtie

Missing import button in GTN750?

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Hi all-

I'm trying to import a route from SimBrief into the GTN.

Menu > Catalog > No import button

Anyone else run into this?

Thanks, Mark

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Posted (edited)

Menu > Catalog > Menu

and be sure that the file to be imported is already located in the correct folder.

Edited by Nemo

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Hi Harry-

No joy, path is...

C:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\F1TGTN\FPL

Also of note, before I added the SimBrief KLAS-KSFO.gfp, there was and existing route, KTEB-KMVY.gfp in there which was never available as well. It's like the Import button was never there to begin with. I don't know.

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48 minutes ago, newtie said:

I'm trying to import a route from SimBrief into the GTN.

How do you create the .gfp file at SimBrief?  I'm not finding it.

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Via the FMS Downloader.

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20 minutes ago, newtie said:

Via the FMS Downloader.

OK Found it!  Thanks!

See it requires a program be installed locally.  The tutorial refers to multiple formats but does not list the formats.  So it can create .gfp.  Can it create .fpl files as well?  

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It won't show with incompatible plans if I remember correctly, I'll have to check. But if the plan file contained just some junk you get the same result. Might be thinking of another one.

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1 hour ago, fppilot said:

OK Found it!  Thanks!

See it requires a program be installed locally.  The tutorial refers to multiple formats but does not list the formats.  So it can create .gfp.  Can it create .fpl files as well?  

The local downloader lists aircraft/devices(GTN750), file types etc. in table form for export.

Take look there.

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50 minutes ago, riwig said:

newtie,

Currently there are some of us having problem with the import of flight plans. See this thread: http://www.simforums.com/Forums/f1gtncomplete-v2-04-no-fpl-import_topic59209.html

Richard

Looks to me like a low priority and they're blowing people off.

Anyway, I can always create my flight plans with Foreflight, input them manually and save them in the GTN, although I haven't actually done this. I suspect the GTN will be fixed eventually.

Cheers,

Mark

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46 minutes ago, SteveW said:

It won't show with incompatible plans if I remember correctly, I'll have to check. But if the plan file contained just some junk you get the same result. Might be thinking of another one.

These are from SimBrief so I'm assuming that's not the issue.

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Never make assumptions. I have tested those they are fine. However there is always the possibility it has gone wrong in some way with the downloading or whatever. The GTN system is fine and there are posts on my forums about it's use having no issues in P3Dv4.2 last week in fact. That only leaves the file, so if the file is confirmed in the correct place that only leaves the file content or the possibility it can't be read because of some permission issue a lot have with their sims.

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Hmmmm...well if you head on over to SimForums and look at the thread that started back in November, you'll see I've got some company. All those files corrupt?

I'm assuming :biggrin: the file is in the correct place based on my path shown above. There was a file already in there that appears to be from the original install that I didn't add, which now returns us to the missing Import button.

Cheers,

Mark

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No only needs one corrupt file - so thank you gentlemen!

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5 minutes ago, newtie said:

Hmmmm...well if you head on over to SimForums and look at the thread that started back in November, you'll see I've got some company. All those files corrupt?

I'm assuming :biggrin: the file is in the correct place based on my path shown above. There was a file already in there that appears to be from the original install that I didn't add, which now returns us to the missing Import button.

Cheers,

Mark

I didn't say they all had to be corrupt - did I.

 

So...that is if it's the one i'm thinking of. As I mentioned, could be another model. 

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,,,doesn't take long to set up just one good known file in there to check that.

and also be sure your sim has permission to access to it. If it can't it would be a pretty rare issue.

All I know is it's working in 4.2 so make sure all up to date etc etc.

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Rename the folder. Create a new EMPTY one

use LittleNav Map to create a plan and export in the gfp format. LNM will put it in the default folder.

try to import - if no import button - you have an issue with the 750 install.

I don't think this is the issue but have you checked your font size - oversize type can push a button off screen. Just a shot in the dark.

Vic

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Yes, good idea Vic. Making a new folder automatically means you own it and will definitely have access to it - so you can forget the access problem.

Font idea is also good.

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..of course it's empty as well so you'll only have one file in there...at some stage. :laugh:

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If you want to import flight plans to the GTN650/750 they have to be located in: C:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\F1TGTN\FPL

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If it fixes it, the empty new folder with the new LNM file - would that mean it was an access problem or an incompatible file problem?

Probably we will never find out, I wonder. Exciting! :biggrin:

If it isn't all that then the system is not set right in some unusual way. The install isn't straightforward. So as Vic suggest it is worth checking through it again. I'm assuming, however, that most were working OK, then suddenly stopped working?

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I think can just put this in a text file if you don't have Little Nav Map set up.

FPN/RI:F:KTEB:F:LGA.J70.JFK.J79.HOFFI.J121.HTO.J150.OFTUR:F:KMVY
 

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Thanks for all the help guys.

I did reset permissions/ownership on the original FPL folder last night (which didn't fix anything, BTW), I'm assuming that's the folder that I recreate? 

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26 minutes ago, riwig said:

If you want to import flight plans to the GTN650/750 they have to be located in: C:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\F1TGTN\FPL

what he said!

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3 hours ago, newtie said:

Hi Harry-

No joy, path is...

C:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\F1TGTN\FPL

Also of note, before I added the SimBrief KLAS-KSFO.gfp, there was and existing route, KTEB-KMVY.gfp in there which was never available as well. It's like the Import button was never there to begin with. I don't know.

What I said! :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

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