ericRacer

How to update the database ?

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Hi, i bought garmin 430 last year and i was i bit desapointed when i realised that there are not arrival procedure (STAR) at Quebec airport.  CYQB is my main airport for practicing and i wish to have an update data for this airport. I had updated my old version of garmin via the garmin trainer but i don't know how to proceed with this new version.

Ps. the star exist since 2014 at CYQB and the new version are not been updated !  for fifty box !!!

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35 minutes ago, ericRacer said:

Hi, i bought garmin 430 last year and i was i bit desapointed when i realised that there are not arrival procedure (STAR) at Quebec airport.  CYQB is my main airport for practicing and i wish to have an update data for this airport. I had updated my old version of garmin via the garmin trainer but i don't know how to proceed with this new version.

Ps. the star exist since 2014 at CYQB and the new version are not been updated !  for fifty box !!!

Hi Eric,

Welcome to the boards...

Both the RXP and F1 units are based on the free Garmin Trainer software - the Garmin Trainer software was meant for real world pilots - as a training device - and as such was never meant to have an updateable database... That said - it is possible to update the database but if you're not a RW pilot already having the subscription - it's prohibitively expensive - as you have to buy the same databases that real world pilots use from Garmin... You could certainly add all the waypoints for the SID/STAR to the database via "User Waypoints" which might meet your needs - as aircraft navigating with GTN/GNS units don't usually have automated vertical guidance...

Regards,
Scott  

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If you have a newer navdata set (worldwide.bin file), you can update this trainer, just as you could the earlier trainer.

The earlier location: Garmin\GNS400W-500W Trainer\Trainer

The new location:  Garmin\GNS Trainer\GNS\db

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i had updated the ealier version , and it was working well. Thanks Bert for pointing me the new location and Scott for the advice with the user waypoint. I will try this and i will let you if it works for me.  when i will back home.

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@ericRacer please make sure to review the user's manual for 'data' locations, and how you can even configure your system to 'redirect' the trainer to other location of your choosing.

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11 hours ago, ericRacer said:

i had updated the ealier version , and it was working well. Thanks Bert for pointing me the new location and Scott for the advice with the user waypoint. I will try this and i will let you if it works for me.  when i will back home.

Hi Eric,

One other thing that may prove helpful if unaware - you can use Little Navmap to create flight plans and load them into the RXP units if so desired...

Regards,
Scott

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