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  1. Just generate a custom STAR type approach to turn the acute angle of SNS => ZEBED => KMRY into a nice gentle "U" shaped turn that the sluggish simulator autopilot can cope with. ** In the Flight planner , on the SNS => ZEBED leg place mouse on red line , click and drag it to a position at least 5 nm abeam of ZEBED release to form a custom Waypoint , then .... ** In a similar manner create a couple of custom Waypoints between ZEBED => WPT in the direction further away from KMRY , they need to be 5 nm or more out to sea from ZEBED , if this "U" shaped STAR is made large enough the autopilot will have turned the aircraft close to an approach heading for KMRY , then switching the autopilot to APP mode will finalise the actual ILS approach heading alignment and capture . ** Your final approach flight plan will be SNS => Wpt(1) => Wpt(2) => Wpt(3) => ZEBED => KMRY with the Wpt(1) => Wpt(2) => Wpt(3) => ZEBED portion forming the "U" turn . Cheers Karol
  2. What a load of word not allowed ! The only thing that I got out of that is that I need a new bigger fridge for this magnet . The current standard model is just a best fit for our current level of understanding , we are at the moment living in a world populated with fudge factors , constants , etc . We are not looking at " NEW PHYSICS " we are trying to progress what we already have , there are lots of holes in our understanding , what's Gravity ? why is it's force many orders of magnitude different ? What was Mr Einstein trying to find out ? why can't we resolve Quantum physics with classical ? and wave or particle or both what does it intrinsically mean ? They are getting excited about a particle property before they have scientifically substantiated it , and without evaluating it's significance . Bad science ! Oh , I do love that , a fridge magnet . Cheers Karol
  3. Hi Henry Check your mail (PM) at header of this page if you want to send shots to me. The method used of creating a Flight Plan does not matter , however you do it is OK . In my case I have created instruments and a panel that enables an extremely flexible approach to creating Flight Plans on a global scale all within the cockpit/panel , I do not have to rely on any external resource or interrupt the flight to do so , it is all self contained in instruments shown in panel shots. As previously said , I can at any time move the Radar Map to any location on earth , for example I could be flying in Australia , I put the autopilot on Heading hold to leave my hands free to move the radar display to the other side of the world , in the radar I can display , Airports , VOR's , NDB's , Intersections , any can be selected for inclusion in a Flt Pln as can any Lat/Long clicked on radar screen . I know it's an extreme case but it shows that I can create a complex plan in for example England or Germany while the aircraft is happily flying nap of the earth on TFR/Autopilot 8,000 nm away , so you have a nice ever changing view while creating the plan , then on a whim I can immediately overwrite and create a Flt Pln in USA , Flt Plns can be created or modified as often as desired in a single flight session , the flexibility and options are left to the discretion of the pilot , as it should be . If I have an interest in a specific feature or location , I do the following before a flight to get the Lat/Long : (1} do a google search for whatever feature is , eg: dam , village , building , monument , bridge , etc ... with hundreds of searches conducted to date I have always been successful in getting a Lat/Long . (2) Google earth move to desired part of the world , zoom in on feature of interest , get it's Lat/Long . Cheers Karol
  4. Hi Henry I hade done your flight from London City to Heathrow via the palace , see shots . #1 Palace Lat/Long from google search ,Left is Flight plan editor , Right is Flt Pln listing in radar #2 Flight Plan lines shown on radar , similar to a normal GPS display . The plan lines are 3 colour categories (1) not yet flown leg portion (2) active leg currently being flown , usually Magenta , in my case Fluro Green (3) past legs already flown . NOTE: that by ensuring the aircraft symbol is flown precisely along the plan line you will arrive at your POI the Palace at SEQ 01 even if no pointer exists . #3 The Buckingham Palace in FSX ( note I have ORBX commercial scenery for England installed ) I have never used Little Nav Map or any other addon Flight Planner from what I have seen LNM is rather nice and capable . I did my own Flt Pln Editor because I wanted it to be integrated into a instrument within the panel and to be useable in flight , also wanted it to feed to other instruments . In my case I choose which feature I want as a POI , it could be anything , a church , castle , bridge , factory , a specific tank at a refinery , I use them for navigation , bombing targets , sightseeing , a reference point . You may be aware that the Swedish Airforce use sections of the highway system as contingency runways , I have a page in the Editor that has 2 decimal points added to the Lat/Longs to give a high order of precision it enables an accuracy of +/- 3 Inches , that about the size of a slice of toasted bread , so I can enter the position of the center of a narrow road and generate a runway where ever I chose in my AILA facility , can generate that at any distance then find it and do a precision ILS style landing even in the dark with zero visibility , so a POI is totally dependant on desired circumstances . I presume that you are able to turn the POI pointers off , in which case it would be all pointers off , not what you are after . Just to be totally clear you are able to create Flight Plans and have the flight plans show up on the GPS display , ie: the Flt Pln lines that I mentioned earlier. Sorry about the length of the post , I tend to waffle at times . Regards Karol EDIT Gripen practicing landing and take off from a road base https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-2Xde54xz4
  5. How about a clock made of wood that continues to work for 300 years ... ! Try getting that sort of Warranty on a new car or new clock . It was made by John Harrison , a legend , a giant among men . (1) Brief documentary .....to see the 300 year clock go to 12:44 minutes The Clock That Changed the World (BBC History of the World) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-g27KS0yiY (2) The Book . Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time. Sobel, Dava (1995). New York: Penguin. ISBN 0-14-025879-5. (3) Movie . Full movie 3Hr 18 min of the book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHvt48S9l4w Cheers Karol
  6. Increments are actually 0.05 ( not 0.5 ) You have already started it , keep increments going , eg; 115.05 , 115.10 , 115.15 , 115.20 , ............... 115.65 , 115.70 , 115.75 , 115.80 115.80 is what you want to set to NAV1 . Cheers Karol
  7. My problem was using the F-111 at 400 kts the turn circle is always going to be too big for some portions of the canyon , I often fly at about half tree height at 400 kts weaving between trees and regularly exceed 70 degrees bank to effect the turns with the ball balanced in the center , it's great for your reflexes . The ideal aircraft would be a slow , powerful aerobatic one , possibly a good one might be Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (English: Stork) , I went to an airshow and a three quarter scale homebuilt version was flying in a brisk headwind it was actually going backwards , now something that slow would make it easy , but whatever you use it is quite an adventure , we are lucky that we can do all this sort of stuff in the sim . Regards Ireland , it's a matter of critical mass , certain countries are commercially attractive due to public popularity , so those get the extra attention . I'm lucky with FSX as ORBX (commercial scenery producer) originated in Australia , so it's always received abundant attention and upgrades , with Germany it was a matter of waiting many years before the ORBX scenery was made and relatively recently upgraded to it's current stunning status . When I first started with computers/Flight Simulator I immediately purchased the F-111 , it flew brilliantly and fast , the faster you fly the quicker you get lost , the instruments were hopeless , just the usual 6 pack , I needed more , spent many months searching the panel of every aircraft I could get my hands on , all to no avail . So I was left with having to create my own instruments , that got interesting , I had to learn xml programming , to me it was a bit like learning Swahili , but I suspect Swahili is easier to learn . But eventually I made the instruments with the functions that I needed , it's hellishly complex , but it all works it's black magic a treat . Hopefully in due course as the platform matures more POI's will be added by MS and other developers , but it will always boil down to us having to research and discover various POI and their historical story . When I flew to the Battle Lat/Long in my above screenshots there was nothing there did some research and compared both river and road shapes in maps and sim and they matched it's just a Dig in farmland you can see it in attached video link if interested in that stuff , until several weeks ago I had never heard of battle or POI monument . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtafK9clSTY Cheers Karol
  8. Henry , yes a few years ago , and you are right it's a challenge , there were a few places where the turns were too sharp and I had to go up to the top of the canyon level briefly , but it was fun . Have you had any success finding the castles , I must admit the only one that I've tried was Neuschwanstein in Bavaria it was at correct Lat/Long , it's the one Disney modelled the fairy tale castle on , I suspect that some castles won't be in the sim library. I viewed the above linked video , in the G1000 the magenta flight plan line didn't go all the way to the house waypoint , it struck me as odd , also not sure how much you can magnify with the zoom , when I fly to a target waypoint I can get to within a couple of feet from it . Cheers Karol
  9. Hi Henry Good ! thanks for the info , we now have sufficient to get it working for you .Your aircraft Cessna Skyhawk G1000 , the G1000 is a form of a GPS display unit , switch it on , ensure map is being displayed , practice Zooming in and out and become familiar with the distance scales at various zoom levels . Now ensure that your flight plan line is showing on the display map .Take off then turn to intercept the nearest portion of the Flt Pln line , zoom in and fly your aircraft precisely along that line , then zoom in or out as suits you until you are getting close to your POI , then zoom in and ensue you are precisely on the line and at a low enough altitude to see the POI , when very close hit PAUSE , pausing the sim gives you time to take stock of the situation and allows you to go to spot view and pan about . Please try the above and advise how it went and any problems , pausing the sim is an incredibly valuable tool , I use it all the time especially during instrument development and calibration , but also at other times just to enjoy the beauty of the sim . I have not flown the new MS sim , nor will I as I find that with FSX I have an endless array of aircraft available and I can customise the instrument panels ,access to heaps of scenery airports VOR NDB AM radio antenna , military ground target objects , civil and military AI aircraft , boats ships destroyers aircraft carriers , can land on carriers bridges and rooftops . But most importantly I have a complete FSX SDK that allows me complete flexibility in creation of interesting and advanced instruments . The plane that I'm flying is the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark , known affectionately as the "Pig" in Australia , we were the only operator of the aircraft outside of the US , it's fast M2.5 , generally I fly at 400 to 500 kts often as low as 20 ft AGL , it has a rudimentary TFR , the panel shown is not authentic , when I first started flying it I wanted systems and capabilities as in the real deal , so I learnt xml programming and went about creating advanced capability instruments to suit my needs . As shown in shot #1 there exists a built in Flt Planner editor in Right MFD consisting of 8 pages it's linked to the radar allowing the radar display to be projected to any location on earth to harvest waypoints during Flt Plan creation , the radar screen can be activated as touch sensitive enabling mouse clicks to capture Lat/Longs of places on screen for the Flt Planner . Both the Flt Planner and Radar can be utilised for entry of Bombing Targets into the BNS (Bomb Nav System) which will then automatically release bombs to precisely hit targets making applicable allowances for ground elevation , Airspeed , aircraft height , and distance to run to target , and number of bombs to be released and time interval between each of them . As many different Flt Plns or Direct To can be created during any flight as one might desire , and any changes , new plans or diversions can be done on the go , it is meant to be adaptive , totally flexible . The Left MFD has a Synthetic ILS/AILA instrument that enables absolute precision ILS style landings to be made at every runway at every airport , and similar at any captured location on earth , for example regardless of where you are you can enter KDEN (Denver airport) you then get distance and direction to it and a choice of any of the 12 runway end of any of 6 runways to do a precision 3 degree ILS landing . There are other features , but already this reply is too long , but you get the drift of why I stay at FSX , flying wise it's utterly brilliant . I do like flying down low and fast in the lush mountains of the East coast of Australia , but also fly Italy , Alps ,Germany , England . In USA I like the Appelatians , New England , Cannon , Mountain Home airbases and mountains North West to Seattle , some get bored in the sim , I never do , you get out what you put in . Cheers Karol PS ; If you are interested the following is a link to a screenshot/diagram of my Flight Plan Editor , Scroll down to reply # 11 , click on image to enlarge , it is different but it's very capable ,I have a load of fun with it . https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/capturing-a-source-airport-from-a-directto-function.445430/
  10. Hi I do similar in FSX , it might be of help. I do a google search for the Latitude/Longitude of a point of interest. SHOT #1 ; Lat/Long of Herman Denkmal is entered at horizontal LL1 of Right MFD and entered as DTO(Direct To) see SEQ 01 in Radar . Monument is about a battle in year 9AD in Germany where 20,000 Roman troops were killed by local tribes. Recently location of battle was discovered , Lat/Long is entered at LL3 of right MFD , appears as SEQ 02 in Radar. SHOT # 2 ; The aircraft Flight Plan was flown on autopilot , to prevent turn anticipation prior to arrival at SEQ 01 , "Waypoint Locked" was selected as can be seen as RED text in Right MFD , with the waypoint locked the aircraft will fly to the actual location of SEQ 01 then orbit it (monument visible above glaresheild) until waypoint locked is turned off it will then proceed to SEQ 02 . While this is in FSX it is reasonable that similar can be done in your sim ; two methods are ; METHOD # 1 , using "Waypoint Locked" as detailed above . or METHOD # 2 , create a DTO (Direct To) to the Lat/Long of your POI , aircraft will fly to it then orbit . Cheers Karol
  11. The original linked article needs to be carefully and clinically read in a dispassionate manner. Who or what organisation has done the research mentioned . Who is making the claimed numerical efficiencies and on what basis . Towards the end it seems to relate to semi conductors and chips , but not specifically to solar cells, I construed the article as a cunningly contrived article , not as a serious exposition of scientific facts that could be verified at independant sources . One needs to be very careful when dealing with these environmental issues as the forums can tend to be populated by some ideological fanatics that browbeat and circumvent any frank discussions. Cheers Karol
  12. The "Synthetic ILS" instrument also enables other styles of airport approaches to be conducted , in instances where an Radio NAVAID ILS is being conducted an Intercept position can be created any distance prior to the touchdown spot on the "extended Runway Centreline" , here 7.0 nm was entered , intercept position indicated by blue arrow , it makes runway alignment and ILS capture much easier. ..NOTE the Target "S-Ht " value 2,225 ft (height above Runway) is a fixed value based on both set , Intercept distance and currently set Glideslope angle , in other words you descend down from cruise height to 2,225' to precisely capture the Glideslope at the intercept position. Cheers Karol
  13. Several years ago I created a "Synthetic ILS" instrument , it is available freeware at Simviation and Flightsim libraries. As can be seen below it provides Circuit width , height above runway and quite a bit of other data , it also enables precision ILS style approaches and landings at "all" runways that exist in the simulator database (approx 24,491 airports), it ensures that the standard rectangular circuit can be flown with absolute precision . Cheers Karol Overview of instrument
  14. If you listen very carefully you will hear the light at the beginning of it's travel say , " Did I turn off the gas stove before I left ? " " Perhaps I should go back and check ! "
  15. Yes , I do that in my panel . Cheers Karol
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