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What is a good free one please?

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

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Switched from planG a long time ago to little navmap.

" Little Navmap is a free open source flight planner, navigation tool, moving map, airport search and airport information system "

It is excellent and well worth to make a donation to the developer Alex Projects. But you don't have to.

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I second the recommendation for Little NavMap.  Excellent  program.

Danny

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59 minutes ago, Boomer said:

What is a good free one please?

 

Where do you wish to view the moving map?  In sim?  or on separate device such as iPad or tablet?

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What of EFB?  Seems pretty good but massively overpriced.

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I am using FlightPlan Go on iPad. It's free and includes georeferenced approach plates. 

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Its just the OpenStreetMap option in Plan-G that gives the server error.

If you change the map provider in the options to OpenTopoMap or OpenCycleMap it works fine.

 

...Lloyd

 

 

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Sorry. Double post. 

 

...Lloyd

 

 

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1 hour ago, Noell said:

Its just the OpenStreetMap option in Plan-G that gives the server error.

If you change the map provider in the options to OpenTopoMap or OpenCycleMap it works fine.

 

...Lloyd

 

 

Confirm this - i love Plan-G and its great for monitoring Vatsim traffic as you fly along too. I have it loaded remotely on my Surface tablet when i fly.

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I use Little NavMap for flight planning and FltPlan Go on an iPad for a moving map display.  FltPlan Go also has an Android app.

Greg

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Is it worth buying EFB?

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Price is a bit steep but worth every penny IMO.

Flight planning with SIDS/Stars, taxi guidance, weather integration, checklists, departure/approach charts, vertical guidance, seamless integration with default GPS etc. etc. Great all in one package and very easy to use. There's a fully functional 30 day trial available. Website here.

...Lloyd

 

 

 

 

 

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51 minutes ago, Boomer said:

 it worth buying EFB?

I thought so. Yea it is expensive but it is a  one time purchase compared to Navigraphs subscription that has to be renewed. Avilasoft EFB does update and can be updated with a Navigraph ARAC cycle  which I do subscribe to in oeder to keep my FMS'S up to date. Much cheaper then a chart subscription. I'm happy anyway. I'm sure some may disagree.

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It's not free but if you have a Navigraph subscription, their Simlink moving map is quite good. Although I have all 4 ( Navigraph, PlanG, Little NavMap and EFB - i generally go to LNM for ease of use.

Vic

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1 hour ago, Boomer said:

Is it worth buying EFB?

As a beta tester I didn’t need to buy it but I did buy v1 which was excellent. v2 is even better and with a Navigraph subscription it’s indispensable for my flights.

The author is Swiss so to some extent the price is not his fault. Everything out of Switzerland is pretty expensive.

You get a 30 day free trial which shows what confidence the author has in his product. Give it a try.

I also use LittleNavmap for seeing which river, lake, city or town I’m flying over. That too is very good and although it’s free I made a contribution. The author deserves it.

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Thanks for the replies, fellas.

With EFB is there a way to import Flight Plans from it to the PMDG birds?

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20 minutes ago, Boomer said:

Thanks for the replies, fellas.

With EFB is there a way to import Flight Plans from it to the PMDG birds?

Afraid not. I use PFPX for that.

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FWIW I used to use EFB (v1 and v2 trial) but now just LNM as it does just about everything EFB does and it is free ( but payware quality).

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4 hours ago, lownslo said:

I use Little NavMap for flight planning and FltPlan Go on an iPad for a moving map display.  FltPlan Go also has an Android app.

Greg

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

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40 minutes ago, Boomer said:

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

Its good really good. I dont use EFB anymore. There is a forum here for LNM check it out.

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34 minutes ago, Boomer said:

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

To your mind, how is this software overpriced?  Do you have information pertaining to the time/energy expended by the author?  Can you reference a negative review? Can you show a significant delta between this product and competing software?  Have you taken a look at the latest NAVIGRAPH option?  How about the outdated FSCOMANDER ? To many, this software is invaluable and worth the price, To that end, how about you take 5 minutes and offer some tangible data to support your notion?  

Again, EFB is a great piece of software and worth the money. The author offers a 30 day, unrestricted free trial; that’s more than fair...

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Matt, me thinks you be a little biased in your feedback, calm down brother. .

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28 minutes ago, Boomer said:

Matt, me thinks you be a little biased in your feedback, calm down brother. .

Who is Matt?

 

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25 minutes ago, Boomer said:

Matt, me thinks you be a little biased in your feedback, calm down brother. .

Just the opposite, sir. I notice you tend to make emotional statements without offering ANY supporting content. I’m simply asking you provide data to backup your notion; to that end, I’ve made some suggestions (notice I supported my statements) to aide in this effort. If you take the time to answer said questions, you may discover EFB price point is on par with its competitors; in some situations, it’s a lot cheaper. Conversely, you can continue to suggest this software is ‘overpriced’, which is hardly fair to the author. I don’t believe asking you to support your notions is ‘emotional.’  In fact, I believe it’s very logic. 

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