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  1. To my knowledge, the OP has never identified what "first hand" knowledge he has - if the OP identifies themselves as a 747-8 pilot, engineer, designer or whatever, that's fine. In that case, they would not be privy to design decisions made on the product, similar to the view issues of the 737. I, like many here, have been around since PMDG made manuals. At this point in the development cycle you inevitably see a "well meaning" poster pointing out flaws due to their "expert" knowledge. There have even been people purporting to be airline pilots who are actually, not. In other words, how do we know that the OP is not just an enthusiast who spends his day staring at photos posted on Airliners.net and claims to be an expert? Kyle quite rightly points out to produce the evidence to support it rather than just "ask me". In addition, if the OP was the expert some of you give credit for without any credentials, a more elegant way to communicate it would be via the Support Ticket system. Far from it. As I said, we always see "well meaning" posts by people wanting to be the smartest kid in the room who knows more about the aircraft in question but without tangible credentials to back it up. That's what I tried to say in the first place, and agree with 👍
  2. Like I said - I'll leave it at that.
  3. I have no idea whether what you point out is valid or not - but the terms BETA and Work in Progress come to mind. I'll leave it at that.
  4. Have you tried Jeppesen? I own real world GTN's and I subscribe to Jeppesen. I have never had to supply a serial code for my GTN's (where I did with Garmin after the initial purchase as I received a voucher for nav data) and I have been subscribing to them for years. Maybe they can help you.
  5. DavidP

    FTX Central , will it ever work properly?

    This is the reason that I don't buy Orbx much these days. I live in a major Australian city and can only get about 300kb/s on a good day on ADSL2+ (yes, that's true). They don't offer any sort of DVD service, so these types of products are out of my reach, as it would literally take weeks to download. Sometimes I might hot spot using my cell phone, but for my existing products I downloaded manually using this method and install via FTX Central. This might improve when I finally get our so-called "high speed" internet, which has been delayed 14 months at my residence but I am not too confident of that!
  6. DavidP

    GNS 530 StandAlone Reality XP

    Works perfectly
  7. DavidP

    Confused as to how I'm supposed to fly IFR.

    Garmin's products were never aimed at simmers. As for an income stream, if you look at the prices they charge for their products, you would see that any additional income from simmers would be insignificant to the extent of being irrelevant. As a real world owner of Garmin avionics, I know this from experience. Simmers are very lucky to be even able to experience the equipment we use in the real world.
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    Confused as to how I'm supposed to fly IFR.

    Unsupported waypoints are due to the GNS having a different database cycle. This is due to the Trainer that drives the GNS which has the latest database provided by Garmin. Suggest you read the manual about User Definded Waypoints to help you. In the real world there are no import facilities for the GNS. Manual import is normal.
  9. DavidP

    UK2000 Gatwick for P3Dv4

    Can't answer the main question but why not just fly the ILS with visual reference? Just because you get given a visual doesn't mean you can't use your instruments.
  10. DavidP

    Where Did You Start At?

    FS2 on Commodore 64
  11. DavidP

    Coming up on two years...

    What happened? Did you disagree with them?
  12. I hope you've donned a flak jacket and helmet. Incoming ..... 🚀 😁
  13. Have you tried Jeppesen? I am lucky enough to have a real GTN kit in my aircraft and I have a Jeppesen subscription. I didn't need to give any GNSS serial numbers etc. although I think I did have to mention my aircraft registration. Maybe you can give them a try. My data comes as essentially a zip file and I just move the database where it has to go. Works a treat.
  14. Have you got "Pause on Task Switch" checked in Settings/General?
  15. It's his opinion - nothing wrong with that.