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In a related topic to my question regarding QualityWings FMCs possibly not importing or exporting flight plans in the FSX format, do the BBS Airbus FMCs exhibit the same behaviour?

Knowing whether or not I can use my flight with the default ATC or have to ignore it would be useful, cheers!¬†ūüćĽ

I've not read the manual for RC4 yet so I don't know how that would play out, apart from having Mr. Proudfoot telling me off if I bust an altitude or speed limit or such! :cool:


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It's been a long time since I tried the BBS A330. But I remember well that the PSS birds could import FS flightplans into the FMC... sorry, MCDU. I guess BBS would have the same feature. Have you tried using flightplans in FS9 format instead?

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I'll give that a go, thank you, Luis. UPDATE Just tried it and no. No matter where I place the generated flightplan, My Documents/Flight sim X or My Documents Flight sim x steam ed. nor the folder where BBS own tutorial flights are, the MCDU says that no files are found when I try to import a plan. Load route just gives me the BBS tutorial plan.

HOWEVER, FSX will load the plan via the stock planner even when I generated it as an FS9 pln using FlightPlanDatabase.com. I can see it on the FSX map and ATC tries to vector me on to it, but I have no way to get the plane to go into NAV and follow it - no magenta line on the MFD etc. I was stuck with just tweaking the heading knob.


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Oh, I guess you'll have to transcript the plan into the MCDU then :(

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Main rig: self built, AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ 4.4 GHz 2x8 GB DDR4-3200 RAM, Nvidia GTX1650 4 GB, 256 GB M.2 SSD (OS+apps) + 1 TB SATA III SSD (sims) + 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD (storage), Viewsonic VX2458-MHD 1920x1080@23-144 Hz, Windows 10 Pro.  Runing P3D 4.5 and MSFS2020 there, rarely going below 30 FPS.

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I can't on P4D, and with LNM which would expore to "BBS Aircraft format" directly (while it IS the FSX/P3D format).

quite a pain for long haul, as the BBS only have the old FMC software which is even harder to manually input....

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If I decide to input the route into the MCDU manually - will it know that I've updated the FSX database via Herve Sors' Navaid site?

I note that there's a folder within the BBS directory called navdata and it has PSS files from 2012...:unsure:


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On 9/29/2020 at 4:14 PM, Luis Hernandez said:

Have you tried using flightplans in FS9 format instead?

An update! If I have a plan in FS9 format, it WILL be accepted by the MCDU IF I first place that plan in the Company Routes folder! I found that after some digging on the BBS forum. HOWEVER FSX ATC doesn't acknowledge there's a flight plan and Ground is expecting me to taxi for a VFR flight... so...if I also load the flight plan into FSX via the default planner then ATC "knows" I want to do an IFR flight.

I do believe I have found the "workaround" and can now enjoy a flight with Airbus automation... :cool:

 

EDIT _ Thank you for the pointers and I'll just do a quick check to see if putting  plan generated for FSX in the Company Routes folder will work these days... UPDATE - NOPE!! FS9 format in both the MCDU and FSX itself for the stock ATC required..

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I made the baby cry - A2A Simulations L-049 Constellation

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Have you checked out they are and online. flight planner. You can take flight from let's say Flight Aware and enter it into simbrief planning program, and I think you can export it to blackbox simulations Airbus series. Check it out simbrief. Com

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Have you checked out simbrief they are an online flight planner. For example you can go to FlightAware . Com and take a flight plan copy it to simbrief planning program and then once you got everything put in I believe you can export it to BBS's MCDU. Simbrief.com

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Not tired that, but at least I can now use the flightplan database https://flightplandatabase.com/ to save a plan in FS9 format then paste that into the Company Routes folder...

Thank you though.¬†ūüćĽ


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I made the baby cry - A2A Simulations L-049 Constellation

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