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FSNav database rebuild after mesh install

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Hi everyone,Is it necessary (or prudent) to rebuild ones FSNav database after installing mesh? Does it pick up any new elevation data?The reason I ask is that I just installed some freeware New Zealand mesh. The FSNav (limited) terrain elevation showed a mountain range at 4500' but I needed 5500' to clear it.Any ideas?Andy (YSCB)ps This mesh is fantastic by the way. I nearly fell off my chair when it loaded up! Full credit to Christian and available at http:scorpius.spaceports.com/~fergus

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Andy,Nope. Airports are still in the same location with the same altitudes. FSNav doesn't read the terrain, so there's nothing to gain.

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Thanks Scott.Do you know how FSNav gets its terrain data?Andy (YSCB)

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Andy,I actually have no idea, but it's completely wrong. ;-) I think Helge uses some sort of really general topigraphical info. You'd have to ask him. I've always wondered given how wrong it is.

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Yeah I agree... for the first year I used it, I based my cruise alt in the smaller planes using the terrain info in FSNav. Half of my flights ended with a boom and a hole in a mountainside. Its not too bad, but its nothing to rely on, ever. If youre going to use the terrain info, ALWAYS keep in mind that the little peaks are just a VERY general idea of how high the peaks are in that area.

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Todd,Yeah. A good example of that (besides every mountain in the Pac Northwest), is Pikes Peak. There's none in FSNav. There is, however, a 9300 foot peak dislayed to the North of it. Wouldn't want to rely on FSNav's terrain info in the clouds here. ;-) My routes from Californa to my airport (just East of Colorado Springs) takes me straight over the 12,000' mountaintop. Fortunately, I know it's there. ;-)

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Hey Scott, what airport do you fly from in cali? I often do a flight from KFAT/Q60 to the Colorado Springs area.

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Todd,My GuardRail hubs are KSJC, SXR (KCOS), KSDF, and KMCO. I spend most of my time in San Jose and Colorado. I'm currently writing this from Sydney and/or New Zealand - island hopping ;-).Oh yes, and when I go to So. Califormia, I go to Montgomery (KMYF) a lot to the 94th Aerosquadron (for real and in sim).

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