Jerrivel6060

How to update GNS 530 database?

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Hi everyone,

It is a possible way to update the GNS 530 database to current? because the one that I have is from 2009.

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Please click the link below to see a list of already posted topics here in the RXP/X-Plane/GNS area and look through the topics and take time to read the topics related to your question.  There are related topics on pages 1, 2, 3 and perhaps even further into  the list of X-plane/GNS topics. 

You will find other related topics in the RXP/FSX-P3D/GNS support pages, understanding that nav database update questions are really not simulator-specific.  Nor are they at this time RXP specific.

Please understand that most of us prefer not to answer the same questions time after time.  Unfortunately the answer has not changed.

https://www.avsim.com/forums/forum/782-rxp-gns-530w430w-v2/

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Hi,

you may want to start in the 'Database Update' discussion which as the name implies...

 

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It was a yes/no question. There's a reason people continue to ask about it.

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@turner112 I'm not sure to 'sense' the tone of your post, whether being mocking or factual. Either way, although the short answer is yes, you can bet the next question will be: then how to? Better read the full answer directly then isn't it?

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Hi Jen-Luc,

my response is factual.

This question is asked over and over. The OP here received lots of instructions on where to go look, and no answers.

While there might be a simple answer, such as "yes, you can update this in one of two ways" and linking to a page with the instructions, the response seems to typically be, "why not read through this forum and see if you can find an answer?"

I believe the only two straightforward ways to update the GNS data is 1) a Garmin subscription ($300 per year) or 2) update when the GNS trainer is updated. It's my understanding this trainer has data from 2007.

Whether this is entirely accurate I'm not sure, but users (customers) typically want to spend time flying/learning, not reading through pages and pages of posts, many with links to other posts, trying to figure things out.

Why not put a page on your site explaining the updates and limitations, and send people there?

 

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4 hours ago, turner112 said:

While there might be a simple answer, such as "yes, you can update this in one of two ways" and linking to a page with the instructions, the response seems to typically be, "why not read through this forum and see if you can find an answer?" 

Hi,

Thank you for the clarification. But let me ask you then:

  • Have you actually open the DB discussion yet?
  • Are there 'Recommended' posts showing up at the top?
  • Have you read the 'Recommended' posts saving reading the 5+ pages?
  • Have you followed through the advise on one of these recommended posts, literally searching the internet with some of the suggested keywords as a start?

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You know, I have been reading forums since the day of the BBS. I have to say, if this is such an obvious and requently asked question, why is it not answered simply in a FAQ section? This is an obvious need and as a new customer of this product I am also annoyed that there is not a short answer in an FAQ. I am really disappointed here.

http://www.reality-xp.com/support/knowledgebase/gnswaas-xp9.html

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Do you mean like this:

How can I update the Garmin Trainer Database?
http://www.reality-xp.com/support/knowledgebase/gnswaas-fsx.html

A little outdated I agree this is why the "RXP GNS 530W/430W V2 database update" discussion which link to is posted above is more appropriate: it has practical answers 'recommended' and more information if needed.

It is not perfect an answer yet this is why I've mentioned I'll personally look at this question closer when we're done releasing our initially planed Garmin product line.

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