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Help with Lat Lon Placement Please

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Gday ppl, not sure if this should be in " one of scenery design's "lighter" moments " as it fits the bill just fine :0)Im trying to place a Refuel Trigger in some scenery and keep getting the trigger box about 4 km away.the Lat Lon in FS9 is S012:15:41.7692 E131:13:54.6638 ( dead centre of the fuel pad )when i convert to decimal ( and im not to confident with that ) or even input as is, i still end up way off the mark.can someone please educate me on how to convert that correctly to Decimal. Ive tried division by 60 on the Mins / Sec and still cant get it right.thanks in advance: Jeff

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Ive solved my problem allthough i dont understand how.in the FS9.CFG file i changed the following line.DISPLAY_FRACTIONAL_MINUTES=0back toDISPLAY_FRACTIONAL_MINUTES=1and then used the co-ords and the trigger sat right on the knocker.If anyone understands what the Diff is, id appericiate an explanation.rgds Jeff

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Thanks Dick, never thought to use it !I was up till 4 am lol placeing the refuel repair after chasing it around the paddock for 3 hours LOL ( and numerous FS restarts )Now im trying to place a smoke effect on the knocker for the waste plume on an Oil Rig, if i can get that right, ill try adding the flame to it aswell.Ill let you know how i go.rgds Jeff

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Dick, yer bloods worth botteling mate.The Plume is right on the knocker, all i need to do now is to create a darker BMP file to represent Oil smoke and add a Flame effect at the base and replace the Steam effect.Thanks Heaps for your help, i hope to have a couple of Rigs for upload in the next few weeks.rgds Jeff

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