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What Navigraph should consider doing for their survey

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Navigraph should create an addon that users could put on their system that allows the user to enable the various sim platforms and their locations on the computer. Once enabled it just reads basically the users use over the year. How many flights, how many hours, averages, types of planes flown with averages. For XBox users it would be an opt in feature.

Come time for the annual survey, a review is created and then its more a q&a of you have flown this many hours, you have averaged this many etc, of your sims you use you have used this sim this % amount and this other sim this % amount. Then you can sign in to the survey and upload your results and fill out the questions based on your actual useage. Every year a remind could be included on the platforms that there is an option to help the community by being part of this. A simple prompt at sim start up just like MSFS and XP does with its updates.

Either that or a way to upload your flight logs to a database come survey time. Not sure if XP or the other sim platforms keep a pilot logbook like MSFS and P3D do but if so, use that as a way to create the participants profile to allow them to review it and then answer their questions based off of the review.

Like you spent 57% of your overall flight time using Aerosoft FS and 43% using P3Dv2
On a yearly average you flew about .7 hours on an average flight
You were most active flying 4 months out of the year of which you were flying an average of 4.67 days out of the week.

Things like that.

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If the feature would be optional for XBox users, how is that going to accurately determine statistics?


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The survey can only indicate the behaviour of those who choose to contribute.
That number would appear to be a tiny fraction of the number of those who use FSX,
maybe even of just FS 2004, let alone those who use flight simulators in general.

The results are only deserving of academic interest outside the "industry"
Their sales figures for the last year will have already provided a pretty
accurate indication of the way that things are going.

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29 minutes ago, Reader said:

The results are only deserving of academic interest outside the "industry"
Their sales figures for the last year will have already provided a pretty
accurate indication of the way that things are going.

This.

IMO the Navigraph survey is overrated.  I don't even bother participating any more, and I suspect that a high percentage of flight simmers don't either.

P3D doesn't care about this either.  The platform is primarily for defense/military concerns, so development will continue regardless of the private market, although a large private market does to some degree help to keep things moving forward.

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No thanks, I'm a little heavy on the addons as is.

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I wouldn't put too much emphasis on Navigraph survey ... most of their questions seem to be exclusive to MSFS.  The only semi-interesting information is that in 2023 is the number of participants declined from prior years.  MSFS users getting bored perhaps?  Might explain some of the MSFS 2024 push for "missions"?

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8 hours ago, CO2Neutral said:

I wouldn't put too much emphasis on Navigraph survey ... most of their questions seem to be exclusive to MSFS.  The only semi-interesting information is that in 2023 is the number of participants declined from prior years.  MSFS users getting bored perhaps?  Might explain some of the MSFS 2024 push for "missions"?

I'm sure that the Navigraph Survey has some merit for those utilizing the 'latest and greatest', but for me, it's a non starter. They don't cover the Platform I use, and don't even include the Platform in their Tabulation. Their AIRAC Updates may help others, but not us; we're irrelevant to Navigraph.

Maybe those who are yearning for " Missions" need to get together, grab their Sectionals and E6B's, and plan Missions that they can participate in as a Group! Why wait for something that might not materialize?


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