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Little Navmap 2.4.3 Release Candidate

Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit, based on Ubuntu 18.04) - Linux (64 bit, based on Ubuntu 16.04)

Alternative download locations: Dropbox - Mega.nz - OneDrive

► Detailed Changelog for 2.4 Versions

► Screenshots of new 2.4 Features (updated for 2.4.1.beta)

► Little Navmap and Little Navconnect Draft Manuals for 2.4 Versions

Please do not hesitate to let me know about bugs or crashes.

Changes from Release 2.4.2.beta to 2.4.3.rc1

Please reload the scenery library.

Map theme is reset back to OpenStreetMap.

Help

  • All help buttons and links are functional now in the program.
  • English online manual is now complete. PDF and other formats are available for download:
    Little Navmap and Little Navconnect Manuals.
  • PDF Manuals for French, Italian and German are included in download archive but still based on version 2.2.
  • Sources for the manuals are committed to Github and can be found here on branch release/2.4 for translation.

Help - New Chapters

Help - Updated Chapters

Fuel Report and Aircraft Performance

  • Fixed several issues with fuel conversion: Metric units now shown correctly in fuel report and
    merge dialog.
  • Fuel flow, amount and estimated range now shown correctly if aircraft performance is based on
    fuel volume instead of weight.
  • Estimated range in fuel report now considers reserve as in performance edit dialog. Numbers were
    different before.
  • Merging collected values into current performance now set changed state of performance file
    correctly to avoid data loss.

Flight Plan

  • X-Plane FMS flight plans now get correct ICAO ID for destination if available. Destination could
    receive an empty id before which resulted in an invalid FMS flight plan.
  • Fixed issue where procedure information was lost when loading flight plan into a database which
    does not contain procedures or after switching databases.
  • Fixed crash when loading flight plan with invalid waypoint while being connected to simulator.
  • Fixed crash that happens with invalid flight plans when switching databases in connected state.
    The active leg is now reset when switching to avoid crashes.
  • Removed wrong warning of airway altitude violations where upper limit is 0.
  • User set cruise altitude remains unchanged now after victor or jet calculation when east/west rule
    adjustment is off.
  • Cruise altitude is now adjusted to next valid value for east/west rule based on the current value
    entered in the user interface. Was always set to lowest allowed value. Now also lowering or raising
    cruise altitude if not valid for used airways when using jet or victor calculation.
  • Fixed issues which cruise altitude correction when using metric units.

Elevation Profile

  • Fixed problem where aircraft trail was not recorded in elevation profile when window was closed
    or program was hidden/minimized.
  • Fixed issue where flight plan and elevation profile was built incorrectly if waypoints were not
    valid in plan.

Options

  • Restore defaults in options dialog can now be reverted by pressing cancel.
  • Resetting map theme back to OpenStreetMap to avoid wrong selection of disabled OpenMapSurfer theme.
  • Other small user interface fixes.

Procedures

  • Fixed display issue for procedure leg names like XAROL+5. Was using wrong distance value before.
  • Fixed issue where navaids were hidden on the map if part of a missed procedure in the flight plan.
  • Fixed display problem when deleting transitions from a flight plan resulting in invalid approach.

Apple macOS

  • Now showing correct application name and correct application menus on macOS.
  • Fixed wrong color button appearance in options dialog on macOS..

related from atools version 3.4.3.rc1

See CHANGELOG.txt in atools project for more technical details. Relevant comments were added to list above.

See the included CHANGELOG.txt or here online for a complete list across all versions.

All files are checked by VirusTotal.

 

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Little Navmap 2.4.2.beta

Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit, based on Ubuntu 18.04) - Linux (64 bit, based on Ubuntu 16.04)

Alternative download locations: Dropbox - Mega.nz - OneDrive

► Detailed Changelog for 2.4 Versions

► Screenshots of new 2.4 Features (updated for 2.4.1.beta)

► Little Navmap and Little Navconnect Draft Manuals for 2.4 Versions

Please do not hesitate to let me know about bugs and inconsistencies.

Changes from Release 2.4.1.beta to 2.4.2.beta

Limitations

  • Translations are not updated yet except Italian and French. The user interface will be a mix of your local language and English.
  • The online and offline manuals are not updated yet and are work in progress. Neither the English nor the translated versions. Help buttons and links are functional but point to empty placeholder pages.
  • Tutorials not updated yet.

Installation

  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables are not needed.
  • Reloading the scenery library is recommended.
  • Reinstall the Little Xpconnect X-Plane plugin to see bug fixes on macOS.

Help

Changes

  • Fixed crash when reading GRIB winds aloft or WMM (magentic declination) data on Windows if user’s home path contains special characters like umlauts or accents.
  • Fuel flow and amount is now displayed correctly in current performance tab if fuel unit is changed to volume in edit dialog. Was too high before.
  • Removed merge options for aircraft type and model in performance merge dialog which resulted in unwanted changes. Now limited to copy and ignore.
  • Added real ICAO code to airport to avoid issues with X-Plane’s artificial airport ids. Now finds procedures for e.g. “AT4” where ICAO is actually “CAT4”. Reload the scenery library to see this fix.
  • X-Plane FMS flight plan is now adjusted for real ICAO airport idents when using procedures to avoid problems loading plan.
  • Fixed display problem when deleting transitions from a flight plan.
  • Added IATA and ICAO codes to airport information display if available.
  • Adjusted window texts in night style to better see disabled checkboxes like on the weather tab in options dialog.
  • Solved problem where ILS tooltips and click regions appeared in the wrong places on the map.
  • Now ignoring first zero value when interpolating fuel for aircraft performance.
  • Resetting route description dialog options to default.
  • Updated French and Italian translations. Now complete. Thanks to Flavio, Patrick and Valerio!

related from atools version 3.4.2.beta

See CHANGELOG.txt in atools project for more technical details. Relevant comments were added to list above.

See the included CHANGELOG.txt or here online for a complete list across all versions.

All files are checked by VirusTotal.

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Little Navmap 2.4.1.beta

Changes from Release 2.4.0.beta to 2.4.1.beta

Limitations

  • Translations are not updated yet. The user interface will be a mix of your local language and English.
  • The online and offline manuals are not updated yet. Neither the English nor the translated versions. Help buttons and links are functional but point to empty placeholder pages.
  • The legend is not updated yet.
  • Tutorials not updated yet.

Installation

  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables are not needed.
  • Reloading the scenery library is recommended.
  • Reinstall the Little Xpconnect X-Plane plugin to see bug fixes on macOS.

Help

Program

  • Now using an OpenSSL library version 1.1.1 which does not require Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables. No need to install any redistributables at all for Little Navmap on a freshly installed Windows 10.
  • Fixed issues with OpenSSL on Linux. The libraries are now included in the archive again.
  • Now providing two builds for Linux. One based on Ubuntu 18.04 and one based on Ubuntu 16.04. This allows to use Little Navmap on older Linux distributions too.
  • Updated to latest Qt 5.12.5 library due to bugfixes.

Flight Plan

  • Fixed issue where flight plans exported for Reality XP had departure wrongly set to destination.
  • Fixed small issue where flight plan legs were activated when editing plan with aircraft on ground.
  • Showing minimum and maximum altitude for airways in flight plan table now.
  • Airway now shown as red text if either direction, minimum or maximum altitude is violated.
  • Tooltips on red text in flight plan table now show information for airway restriction violations or invalid waypoints.

Route Description

  • Added missing alternate airport parsing functionality to route description dialog.
    • Route description can now read and write more than one alternate airport to and from the string.
    • Added option to drop down menu button to output alternate airports to string.
    • Added option to route description dialog drop down menu button that allows to read trailing airports either as alternate airports or simply add the airports as waypoints.
  • Better error, warning and information messages now.

Logbook

  • Adding route description string to logbook entries now.
  • Cleanup in logbook entry information display.

Aircraft Performance

  • Better error checking before calculating elevation profile to fix crashes with invalid destination or departure.
  • Fix for flooding log with warnings about invalid arguments when displaying fuel and weight.
  • Potential fix for display of wrong fuel flow values.
  • Changed aircraft performance to detect cruise phase if aircraft is above cruise altitude.

Profile Display

  • Keeping aircraft on bottom of elevation profile when climbing and on top of profile if descending.
  • Now keeping aircraft in elevation profile more at the left side to avoid manual scrolling.
  • Aircraft label could be hidden in elevation profile display.

Map

  • Corrected View -> Reset Display Settings function and added missing display features to reset (weather, airspace sources, user features and more).
  • Fixed several issues where airspace buttons were disabled and/or not updated properly after changing source.
  • Fixed double drawing of waypoints and navaids which are part of a flight plan.
  • Fix for right-click into touch areas on Windows which triggered a wrong scroll event.
  • Corrected display priorities from map context menu. Logbook is now prioritized before userpoint before airport for all actions.

Weather

  • Moved wind and airport weather source from menu View to new menu Weather since these functions also affect flight planning and not just the map display.
  • Wind speed and direction fields are now hidden in flight planning tab if no manual wind is used. This allows to shrink the flight planning dock window to a smaller size.
  • Added tooltip for flight plan waypoint yellow wind barbs.
  • Added 5000 ft wind layer to wind menu and toolbar button.
  • Lowered wind drawing threshold for flight plan. Wind barbs are now suppressed for flight plan legs below 4000 ft.

Options

  • Changed defaults in options dialog to more sensible values. This will affect only new users of after selecting Reset all Settings and Restart in the tools menu.
  • Fixed several issues with Restore Defaults function in options dialog where values were not reset at all or reset to the wrong defaults.
  • Fixed issues in options dialog where webserver settings were not used or reverted back to old values.
  • Fixed issue where the webserver was always started after exiting options dialog.

User Interface

  • Added Reset all Settings and Restart function in tools menu which replaces the need to delete the settings folder in case of issues. This will create a backup of the little_navmap.ini and erase all contents afterwards.
  • Stacks of tabbed dock windows are now completely closed if one of the docks in the stack is closed by using the shortcut, menu or toolbar. Closed stacks are reopened completely if one of the dock windows is reopened or activated.
  • Stacked dock windows are now correctly raised on shortcut or other activation. Before the stack of dock windows was raised only while the dock window was still hidden.
  • Fixed issue where splitter handles (in elevation profile and route description dialog) were too large.
  • Style macintosh is now usable again on smaller screens for macOS. Tabs took up too much space previously and prevented dock windows from shrinking. Default style is now macintosh again after a new installation on macOS.
  • Attempt to fix options dialog which appeared without content in some cases.
  • More small fixes for more clarity and consistency in user interface.

Little Xpconnect / X-Plane

  • Fixed issue in macOS build where plugin failed to initialize in X-Plane.

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Version 2.4.0.beta

Limitations

  • Translations are not updated yet. The user interface will be a mix of your local language and English.
  • The online and offline manuals are not updated yet. Neither the English nor the translated versions. Help buttons and links are functional but point to empty placeholder pages.

Help

Installation

  • You might have to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable on a fresh installation of Windows 10. Most will have this already installed since it is needed by many programs. You can get the Redistributable from the following download links: MSVC 2015 Redistributable and Downloads at LittleNavmap.org. Install both 32 bit and 64 bit versions if needed. You can safely skip the installation if you get an error about a newer version already installed.
  • Reloading the scenery library is recommended.
  • Reinstall the Little Xpconnect X-Plane plugin to see bug fixes.

Notable Changes from Release 2.2.4 to 2.4.0.beta

  • Winds aloft for display and fuel planning.
  • Wind gust factor in airport weather symbols.
  • Alternate airports for flight plan and fuel planning.
  • Complete rework of logbook. Separated from userpoints and improved functionality.
  • Permanent aircraft performance collection. Results can be merged any time. Improvements to fuel planning.
  • Accurate fuel and time prediction in aircraft progress tab based on aircraft performance.
  • Internal webserver. Access map and flight plan from everywhere.
  • ILS tooltip and information.
  • User defined final approach for vertical guidance including VASI and ILS slope at any airport.
  • Preferred runway by wind for airports in tooltip and information.
  • Nearest navaids and airports around a selected airport.
  • Display holdings on map like traffic patterns.
  • Two new map navigation modes: Click to center and navigation areas for touchscreens.
  • Map images can now be saved with an arbitrary size.
  • Hide columns in flight plan table.
  • Can highlight full airways from information window Map link like airspaces.
  • Improved airspace database. Added user airspaces. Assign online centers to airspace geometry.
  • Movable and closable tabs. Tab menu button and context menu for tabs.
  • Fixed all known procedure display issues.
  • Display alternate fuel units and true course optionally.
  • User features like range rings, holds and others can be hidden on the map.
  • Error and warning messages in user interface have tooltip for more information now.
  • Many user interface improvements and bug fixes for procedure display, METAR parsing and more.

 

Edited by albar965
Updated for 2.4.3.rc1
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Installed like a charm...I love the "gold" AIs.

Thanks for this toll


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SSD 120Gb, 2 x 1 Tera SATA6, Dual Boot . Win10 Pro X64

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Thanks a lot.

It works like a charm. The logbook is wonderful.

I like a lot the new profile aircraft collect system.

I absolutely love this tool!

 

LOGBOOK: REQUESTS

a) Would it be possible adding in the logbook entries to the Zero Fuel Weight and the Real Initial Fuel (The one that you enter in the plane, the one read from X-Plane or P3D) in the Departure Section?

b) Woul it be possible adding in the logbook the FPLM landing rate and the speed in Landings? Example: -33 fpm / 125 Kts.

https://ibb.co/CsLjvHs

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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20 minutes ago, papelino said:

b) Woul it be possible adding in the logbook the FPLM landing rate and the speed in Landings? Example: -33 fpm / 125 Kts.

Would be great to see -or NOT 😉 - our landing progress.

Gérard

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Hi Folks,

I only had a chance to take a cursory look - but I noticed the "new" (I think) web server - hmm - and there you have the makings of a basic FREE tablet EFB for those so inclined ?  Should be able to open the respective pages on your tablet to monitor your flight...

Niiiice...

Regards,

Scott


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8 hours ago, papelino said:

a) Would it be possible adding in the logbook entries to the Zero Fuel Weight and the Real Initial Fuel (The one that you enter in the plane, the one read from X-Plane or P3D) in the Departure Section? 

ZFW is doable but GW at start of flight not so.

The reason is that it is hard to detect the start and end of a flight automatically. I use takeoff and landing and store all between as a log entry. I never know what the user is doing before the actual flight: Changing aircraft, changing fuel, starting with engines running or not, shutting them down, connecting and disconnecting. Therefore it is difficult to use initial fuel. Have to see. Sometimes I get an idea later.

I could add a mode where the user triggers the logbook generation manually but not in this release cycle.

Gross weight at departure and destination are already available. Used fuel too or did I miss something?

Will add ZFW. No biggie.

I have more plans for the logbook like saving the actual flight plan and aircraft track embedded into the log but not in the 2.4.X releases.

8 hours ago, papelino said:

b) Woul it be possible adding in the logbook the FPLM landing rate and the speed in Landings? Example: -33 fpm / 125 Kts.

The update rate in LNM is a bit too slow for now. I'll consider this for a future update. But there are other plugins or programs that do an excellent job to embarrass yourself in P3D and X-Plane.🙂

3 hours ago, scottb613 said:

I only had a chance to take a cursory look - but I noticed the "new" (I think) web server - hmm - and there you have the makings of a basic FREE tablet EFB for those so inclined ?  Should be able to open the respective pages on your tablet to monitor your flight...

This allows at least to follow your flight from anything that can run a web browser. The functionality is relatively simple but I'm sure that there are some HTML, CSS and Javascript nerds around which can produce a much better page.

You have to punch a hole into you firewall/router to access the information from outside your local network. This is normally no risk if done properly.

Alex

Edit: Just noticed that no simulator gives ZFW. I have to calculate it from fuel weight and gross weight. A result this would be inaccurate when calculated at takeoff. Sorry.

 

Edited by albar965
No ZFW.

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Hey Alex.

Thanks for this version ... really appreciated.

I still seem to have navigraph 1909 cycle issues ... no procedures for airports .

Doron.


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I love the look of this app, however after installing Little Xpconnect folder in Resources/plugins folder i still cannot get it to connect with Xplane.

I am using a new iMac running Os 10.14, I even turned off Firewall, but still no good

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First impression - wow. Works like a charm.

The STAR path merges perfectly with the ILS/RNAV path.

The new Ixvap dialog is cool and covers more details and puts the alternate airport as well 🙂

The recommended runways is a charm. What a great work Alex.

questions/comments:

- Do you filter out alternate (Nearest airports) that do not fit  the current airplane ? (current active performance profile) ?

- A suggestion for the next version if possible. Save some of the aircraft related values in the Ivap dialogs per aircraft profile (class, wake, model, equipment ...). Things that will not change as long as this is the same aircraft.This way no controller will tell me "I didn't know that a BE58 is a Medium wake category :-)"

Thrilled to find more cool things to do with this tool 🙂

Doron.


 


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1 hour ago, sb2 said:

I love the look of this app, however after installing Little Xpconnect folder in Resources/plugins folder i still cannot get it to connect with Xplane.

I am using a new iMac running Os 10.14, I even turned off Firewall, but still no good

The new Xpconnect plugin is missing a file and does not work on macOS. You can use the Xpconnect from the LNM 2.2.4 release. That should fix it. You can check the X-Plane plugin manager if Xpconnect appears there. It is running without problems if it shows up there.

1 hour ago, Dbarnea said:

- Do you filter out alternate (Nearest airports) that do not fit  the current airplane ? (current active performance profile) ?

No. Not yet. But that is the idea why I added these fields. Future LNM versions could filter airports on the map or automatically select alternates based on this criteria. Nearest ist another idea. Noted.

1 hour ago, Dbarnea said:

- A suggestion for the next version if possible. Save some of the aircraft related values in the Ivap dialogs per aircraft profile (class, wake, model, equipment ...). Things that will not change as long as this is the same aircraft.This way no controller will tell me "I didn't know that a BE58 is a Medium wake category :-)"

I think there is still some space left in the performance dialog.🙃 Noted for a future version.

Thanks for the kind words, all.😊

Alex

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Hi Alex,

thanks for that, it is working now.  I have not had much chance to get to know it yet but I absolutely love the map.  It is great being able to see all of your added airports, no matter how small, and in relation to where your aircraft is.

Wonderful!

 

Sean

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Despite selecting the option to use the P3d4 database and not the LNM Navigraph database, LNM always uses the Navigraph database for FIR/UIR boundaries. LNM correctly uses the sim's database for everything else.

Also, the RXP GTN Garmin GFP export gave me a few files that the GTN 750 could not read correctly. For example a direct flight from KPDX Gate A1 to KUIL gives:

 

FPN/RI:F:KUIL:F:KUIL

The RXP GTN export works fine in the previous non-beta release. The beta PLN version is correct:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<SimBase.Document Type="AceXML" version="4,5">
    <Descr>AceXML Document</Descr>
    <FlightPlan.FlightPlan>
        <Title>KPDX to KUIL</Title>
        <FPType>IFR</FPType>
        <CruisingAlt>6000</CruisingAlt>
        <DepartureID>KPDX</DepartureID>
        <DepartureLLA>N45° 35' 13.276790",W122° 35' 35.280000",+000030.00</DepartureLLA>
        <DestinationID>KUIL</DestinationID>
        <DestinationLLA>N47° 56' 11.695766",W124° 33' 45.470000",+000194.00</DestinationLLA>
        <Descr>KPDX, KUIL</Descr>
        <DeparturePosition>GATE A 1</DeparturePosition>
        <DepartureName>Portland Intl</DepartureName>
        <DestinationName>Quillayute</DestinationName>
        <AppVersion>
            <AppVersionMajor>4</AppVersionMajor>
            <AppVersionMinor>5</AppVersionMinor>
            <AppVersionRevision>12</AppVersionRevision>
            <AppVersionBuild>30293</AppVersionBuild>
        </AppVersion>
        <ATCWaypoint id="KPDX">
            <ATCWaypointType>Airport</ATCWaypointType>
            <WorldPosition>N45° 35' 19.426821",W122° 35' 51.010000",+000030.00</WorldPosition>
            <ICAO>
                <ICAOIdent>KPDX</ICAOIdent>
            </ICAO>
        </ATCWaypoint>
        <ATCWaypoint id="KUIL">
            <ATCWaypointType>Airport</ATCWaypointType>
            <WorldPosition>N47° 56' 11.723269",W124° 33' 45.470000",+000194.00</WorldPosition>
            <ICAO>
                <ICAOIdent>KUIL</ICAOIdent>
            </ICAO>
        </ATCWaypoint>
    </FlightPlan.FlightPlan>
</SimBase.Document>

 


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