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6 hours ago, Boomer said:

So am I to understand that freeware LNM is just as good as the overpriced EFB?

I've already told you there is a 30-day free trial of EFB. I concur with everything Matt has said. The best judge of whether EFB is okay for you is YOU. How can you say something is overpriced when you haven't even tried it? Does all software have to be free and if it isn't it's overpriced?

People like Urs (EFB author) invest a huge amount of their personal time in creating these programs and they deserve credit for it. I'm not knocking the author of LNM but we don't know people's personal circumstances. He may be financially comfortable and can afford to give away LNM. Not everyone might be in that position.

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I see Fltplan Go for Ipad has been mentioned a couple of times.I can't find it in Appstore, is it possible it's not available outside the US? (I live in Denmark)

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4 hours ago, jlund said:

I see Fltplan Go for Ipad has been mentioned a couple of times.I can't find it in Appstore, is it possible it's not available outside the US? (I live in Denmark)

Yes. It is North America only!  The basis is the robust real world Fltplan.com web site.  The Fltplan.Go app connects for live interface. Here is a link to a review of sorts I posted several years ago that still gives a good look at its features.  Planned routes can now be edited on the fly via the live map.  

https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/471387-fltplan-go-app-for-ipad-way-cool/

 

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Looks like a great programme, what a shame it's only for the US users.

 

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I'm giving the trial a go.  Is there a way to load premade flight plans from the default p3d flight plan folder in the documents folder?

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55 minutes ago, Boomer said:

I'm giving the trial a go.  Is there a way to load premade flight plans from the default p3d flight plan folder in the documents folder?

Yes. Drag and drop the plan into MyDocuments\Aivlasoft\EFB2\Client\Uplink. You will see a prompt to load the plan on the Client.

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51 minutes ago, Ray Proudfoot said:

Yes. Drag and drop the plan into MyDocuments\Aivlasoft\EFB2\Client\Uplink. You will see a prompt to load the plan on the Client.

Oh excellent, thanks.

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1 hour ago, Ray Proudfoot said:

Yes. Drag and drop the plan into MyDocuments\Aivlasoft\EFB2\Client\Uplink. You will see a prompt to load the plan on the Client.

I will consult the manual.  But your suggestion did not initiate any such prompt.

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8 hours ago, Boomer said:

I will consult the manual.  But your suggestion did not initiate any such prompt.

Odd. I have the EFB Display on a Client PC but the principle should still work. The manual will clarify things.

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8 hours ago, fluffyflops said:

Not free but I love fstramp 

Subscription I believe. I would never sign up to those because over a period of time you pay way over the odds. The author loves it of course because it's a source of income.

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True Ray but its a polished product with lots of handy features and updates to it.  Id be lost with out it. 

My favourite part is it shows the sids and stars with the transition simply on the map which you can put on another screen. 

I'll agree the subscription is a bit shiesty 

 

 

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@fluffyflops, I've just checked the price. 78GBP for a 4 year licence! 😕 That's more than the cost for Electronic Flight Bag which is yours outright for as long as you want. You need a Navigraph subscription for both.

The only advantage I can see for FSTramp is it runs on the same display as P3D so for those without a second PC it's convenient. Other that that I am genuinely shocked at how much is being charged.

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4 hours ago, Ray Proudfoot said:

Odd. I have the EFB Display on a Client PC but the principle should still work. The manual will clarify things.

It worked:  I have to be on ground and I wasnt the first time I tried.

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44 minutes ago, Boomer said:

It worked:  I have to be on ground and I wasnt the first time I tried.

Loading a plan once airborne isn't standard procedure! :smile:

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On 6/11/2019 at 3:44 PM, Boomer said:

PlanG doesnt load the world maps any longer (remote server error forbidden)

Seems to be a problem on your end. I use PlanG daily and don't have any problems.

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own EFBv2, never use it. use LNM for IFR and plan-g for VFR.

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28 minutes ago, jpf said:

own EFBv2, never use it. use LNM for IFR and plan-g for VFR.

I’m staggered that having paid for it you’ve stopped using it. As good as it is LNM does not scan your scenery BGLs and provide detailed airport layouts with taxi guidance to and from the runway. Nor does it show a vertical profile when on the ILS. EFB offers those and so much more.

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