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Connor Levens

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  • Birthday January 14

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  1. Thanks for the reply, Alex! You do an excellent job with LNM and I absolutely love using it. Are you referring to the options via the Multi-Export menu? If so, those would definitely be helpful if I were using one of the clients listed. Unfortunately, I use XSquawkbox, which I don't think was included in the Multi-Export menu. (Admittedly, I really should upgrade to xPilot—especially since the new beta is out.) I actually prefer to pre-file via the VATSIM Pre-file page, however. I can probably write a script to print the output of my flight plan in ICAO FPL format. Maybe I will do that. Obviously, this is not a pressing feature request (by any means), but I figured it'd be worth inquiring about.
  2. Skybrary.aero has a good article on how to understand the ICAO FPL syntax https://skybrary.aero/articles/flight-plan-completion
  3. Good morning AVSIM/LittleNavMap community! I started using LittleNavMap at the beginning of the year and I absolutely love it. I love that it genuinely does everything it's marketed for, and that it does all of those things well. From planning flights across the pond while taking into consideration valid NATs, to allowing users to specify just how direct a pilot want a route to be vs. more defined by airways. The program is phenomenal and I'm happy to call it a major part of my flight sim toolbag. One small feature request I'd like to see if there's any support for: converting flight plans to plain-text ICAO FPL format. I fly on VATSIM in XP11 and connect to the network via XSquawkbox. Before I connect to VATSIM, I always upload by flight plan (when flying IFR) via the VATSIM Pre-file Flight Plan webpage. It requires me to manually type in all of the appropriate information for my flight, incl. callsign, flight rules (e.g. IFR/VFR), aircraft type, departure airport, arrival airport, route, ETE, etc. There's a little button at the top of the webpage that allows a user to Import ICAO FPL, however. If I were able to export my flight plan from LittleNavMap in ICAO FPL format (plain-text), I'd be able to paste it in the modal that pops up after clicking that button, add my departure time, equipment and transponder codes, and fuel endurance, and file the flight plan much faster. Is there any chance we can add a feature to LittleNavMap to export flight plans to ICAO FPL format in plain-text? It could honestly be a simple pop-up in the app, similar to the New Flight Plan from Route Description window. Below is a sample flight plan in ICAO FPL format. (FPL-SHT8F-IS -A319/M-SDE3FGIJ1KRWXY/LB1 -EGLL0650 -N0441F300 DCT UMLAT T418 WELIN T420 TNT UN57 POL UN601 ABEVI/N0422F240 N601 INPIP INPIP1E -EGPH0057 EGPF -PBN/A1B1D1O1S2 NAV/RNVD1E2A1 RNP2 DOF/200402 REG/GEUPJ EET/EGPX0038 SEL/BFES CODE/400879 RVR/075 OPR/BAW PER/C RMK/LAHSO NOT AUTHORISED TCAS)
  4. >>A lot of people have been asking me for help on this topic,>>and before any posts pop up, I'm going to post this here ->>maybe it'll help ;-)>>>>http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/184300.gif>>hey,>>again me.>>was wondering for your chart ....>>>KLM and Qantas charts for GE engine pax :>>CI 150 >3000 nm LDW 250T tripfuel 60t flightime 06:20>>CI500>3000 nm LDW 250T tripfuel 61.7t flightime 06:11 >>>>your chart for CI500 : -3% time 11 min +10% fuel means +6t>...???!!!>>>>>in the same time Boeing is giving in QRH LRC reference fuel>and time :>GE pax engine.>LRC 3000nm tripfuel 58.14t flightime 06:22>>>so dont know where your datas came ??? and of course is it for>GE engine for Pax version or ?>>tell me>>PhilThanks for the reply, Phil. I'm not sure if the engine data that I posted in my last post was incredibally accurate. Like I said, all I know is that I found it in an old Virgin Atlantic 747-400 manual, so, I guess the engine's not GE.Sorry I couldn't help :-(Connor Levens
  5. >>>This is very interesting stuff, thanks for posting!>>>>>>Just to make sure I get this one right... Entering a CI of>>>1500 for example would result in a 10,5% increased fuel>burn>>>and a 3% decrease in time compared to the standard .86 Mach>>>ECON CRZ>>>>>>Correct? :-badteeth Gotta love graphs!>>>>>>Cheers>>>Holger>>>>>>>>>Edit: Just had a quick look at the cruise fuel planning>>table>>>from the 737 manual... for a 4000nm flight my example above>>>would mean using 8.000 kgs more fuel just to arrive some 20>>>minutes earlier... *scratches head* Talk about useless :-)>>>>Yes, that's correct, but as rjprest posted, I'm not sure if>>the PMDG can model such a cost index :-(>>dont know if it s PMDG FMCs or more the flight simulator>engine ... on a long haul if you re trying a CI30 or fixed .86>or even LRC (long range cruise) the results are the quickest>you fly the less you re burning fuel ... of course this is not>the way the companies are working but seems on the ground the>results are like the real FMC(PMDG good works) but in the air>the results are not similar (FS9 "bad" works) so seems there>is a gremlin somewhere ...>>if your datas good for any combo engine airframe or for a>specific one ???>>see you>>Phil>That's a godo question, Phil. I dug up this information from a few old 747-400 books that a friend of mine gave me a while back. According to the booklet cover, the chart seems to be good for Virgin Atlantic, and, as we all know, Virgin Atlantic operates their 747-400 in GE engines, so I'm guessing this chart is good for GE.Connor Levens
  6. >This is very interesting stuff, thanks for posting!>>Just to make sure I get this one right... Entering a CI of>1500 for example would result in a 10,5% increased fuel burn>and a 3% decrease in time compared to the standard .86 Mach>ECON CRZ>>Correct? :-badteeth Gotta love graphs!>>Cheers>Holger>>>Edit: Just had a quick look at the cruise fuel planning table>from the 737 manual... for a 4000nm flight my example above>would mean using 8.000 kgs more fuel just to arrive some 20>minutes earlier... *scratches head* Talk about useless :-)Yes, that's correct, but as rjprest posted, I'm not sure if the PMDG can model such a cost index :-(
  7. >interesting>>what are the units for the x y axis? (minutes? hours? tons?)>>>also, after years of using the 747 I am still unsure as to>what the max CI you can place in the PGDM FMC. different max>numbers are located at different locations in the manual>>thanks for posting thoughNo problem :-) I'm glad I finally found something like this lolThe X & Y axis are written in percent Block Time from LRC and Blcok Fuel from LRC.LRC = Long Range ClimbEnjoy!
  8. A lot of people have been asking me for help on this topic, and before any posts pop up, I'm going to post this here - maybe it'll help ;-)http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/184300.gif
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