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Planes disappearing after entering the gate

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In many cases, planes doesn't stay at the gate after arrival. Typically, they move past the stop position into the building, then disappear after a short time. Not in all cases, because sometimes the algorithm returns the plane to the correct position.
I checked the airport file, the coordinates are correct, the radius is also correct, the heading is correct, other parameters are also correct, the algorithm should only return the plane to the position and that's it. 
In many cases, the aircraft is placed in the parking position at an angle. However, the heading (and other parameters) in the airport file is correct.

What is the solution?

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1 hour ago, vonSzuli said:

What is the solution?

There is not. It is caused by Bad RT data, in these cases it is "Garbage in, garbage out"

Edited by kiek

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Most of the time, the planes don't stop perfectly at the gate, they move past just a little to the stopping point. But they stop at a relatively good place. In most cases, the algorithm returns the aircraft to the correct point, but in some cases the aircraft simply disappears from the gate after a short time. Isn't this a bug in the psxt algorithm? 

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23 hours ago, vonSzuli said:

Most of the time, the planes don't stop perfectly at the gate, they move past just a little to the stopping point. But they stop at a relatively good place. In most cases, the algorithm returns the aircraft to the correct point, but in some cases the aircraft simply disappears from the gate after a short time. Isn't this a bug in the psxt algorithm? 

No it is not. It is a tradeoff between parking at the wrong gate versus disappearing.

Don't forget, for us human observers it all looks so easy, but for an algorithm, not knowing the airport layout ( just the lat/lons of the parking positions) and without any certainties that the aircraft has ended its journey it is much more difficult.

Aircraft can come to a stop nearby a gate that is not the parking gate, but the stop is because of other traffic, or because of  a gap in the data coming from RT. And there are numerous more challinging circumstances. I know, because I'm already working 8 years on this software 😉  

BTW, These problems can also come from slightly wrong gate positions in your MSFS addon airport!

Edited by kiek
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Thank you kiek, your writing is understandable. Except for all the little mistakes, this is a great program, many times I don't even fly anymore, I just watch the air traffic at one or another major airport. 

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