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Any news about GNS 430/530 Mod or upgrade?

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Please share information about the GNS 430/530 modifications or maybe official upgrade.

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7 hours ago, Tracon said:

This is the 530 mod I'm aware of: https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/gns530-mod/296598

WOW!!! Thank you very much!!! Yes and here is GNS530 MOD Package (by pimarc)

About GNS530 MOD by pimarc :

This package corrects some bugs of the built-in GNS530 GPS.

First release features:

  • Better logic for approach loading and activation
  • Correcting the crazy U-turn bug
  • Activate leg now works on approach waypoints
  • Better DirectTo management and possibility to Direct to an approach icao waypoint
  • Bug correction when direct to an airport: it was then impossible to select an approach
  • Remove approach works now
  • Activate approach is not selectable if not relevant (ex already activated or no approach)
  • Display screen more readable
  • Airport list: Correcting flicking bug and enhancing the view
  • Adding a declutter level

Change log

V 1.0.2

  • LOC/VOR correctly displayed in the VOR field following the captured frequency
  • Setting 4 levels of declutter as the original GNS530
  • Adding the range and declutter level in the NAV map (left bottom corner)
  • Adding missing symbol files associated to waypoint, airports, etc...
  • No more flicking pages (I hope)
  • The NAV/COM page now works

V 1.0.1

  • World4Fly Mod integration (Wrong radial and Rounded DME)
  • NAV page now displays ETE to next waypoint instead of ETE to destination

Installation

Unzip the file in your Community directory.

Details

Approach loading and activation

The original logic for the loading and activating of an approach has been changed. Here is how it works now:

Loading

If you choose an approach and just load it, it's then added to the flight plan but not activated. It's up to the pilot to activate it or not (activate approach in procs menu).

Activating

If you activate the approach before the last enroute waypoint, the autopilot continues following the route and automatically activates the approach after the last enroute waypoint. If you want to bypass the next enroute waypoints, do a direct to the first waypoint approach and then activate the approach.

If you activate the approach after the last enroute waypoint, the autopilot goes directly to the first approach waypoint (without U-turn!!!).

Note: If you set a Direct To, this automatically de-activates the approach.

Note: If you preset an approach from the FS2020 map, this one is automatically activated.

U-turn bug

This FS2020 bug probably made many of us crazy. It occurs when you select/activate an approach after the last enroute waypoint. Then the autopilot comes back to the last enroute waypoint before reaching the first approach waypoint.

The workaround to this bug implemented here is to remove all enroute waypoints in this situation. This is not a real problem since you already flew these waypoints.

Activate leg

Activate leg now works also in approach.

Direct to

The Direct To now works correctly and you can direct to an approach icao waypoint. These lasts are available in the DirectTo FPL element list without having to manually type them.

A DirectTo automatically de-activates the approach if there is one loaded.

A direct to an airport removes all the waypoints of the flight plan except origin and (new) destination. When doing that, it's now possible to select an approach for the new destination (bug correction).

Remove approach

This feature was not working in the original fs2020 GNS530. Now it does.

Graphical enhancements

The display screen is more readable. The font weight has been turned to "normal" instead of "bold".

The nearest airport list doesn't flick any more and a separation line has been added between airports for better reading like in the real GNS530.

A third declutter level has been added (declutter works by clicking the CLR button while in map view). I'm not sure to understand how the declutter works in fs2020 but it seems that there are 3 declutter levels depending on the zoom level. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.

Activate approach is not selectable if not relevant (ex already activated or no approach).

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I wonder if they could add proper WAAS functionality.

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11 minutes ago, fakeflyer737 said:

I wonder if they could add proper WAAS functionality.

This is interesting because currently, WAAS satellite coverage is only available in North America while Europe has the EGNOS.

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