snpower

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  1. snpower

    No Flight Plan Import Button

    It is working like a charm, so glad I revisited the issue after months of not trying. Also, my ego has almost recovered, as well 😉
  2. snpower

    No Flight Plan Import Button

    LOL. $%&!
  3. snpower

    No Flight Plan Import Button

    Yes, and it points to a sub-folder in my Documents location.
  4. snpower

    No Flight Plan Import Button

    I've never been able to import a flight plan. I decided to revisit the issue this morning and followed this read along with the user manual Page 9. I am running the latest update to the GTN750 (2.5.7) and have my flight plan files and user waypoint file at: C:\ProgramData\Garmin\Trainers\Databases\FLPN. I've also tried placing them at C:\ProgramData\Garmin\Trainers\GTN. Neither has ever worked. Here is a screenshot of the C:\ProgramData\Garmin\Trainers\Databases\FLPN path:
  5. snpower

    New computer: Ryzen 5 + Rx580?

    I built myself a Ryzen 5 1600x system almost one year ago to the day, after exhaustive research vs. Intel and the Ryzen 7. I am a happy camper: paired with a GeForce 1080, Acer Predator 2k monitor, Samsung SSD and the fastest RAM the motherboard supports I saw an easy 50 FPS with a stock P3D installation. I run Orbx products, ActiveSky, and a few other scenery packages. I have the frame limiter set to 35 FPS and the majority of the time I have a smooth flight experience. Most of my settings are on high/ultra/towards the right side of the slider and I avoid AI traffic, ships, etc. I do believe Intel still has the edge on speed because of the way P3D is engineered, but I am 100% happy with my Ryzen system.
  6. snpower

    Using a tablet to track aircraft

    +1 for FltPlan Go...
  7. snpower

    SIDs and STARs: yes or no

    Probably not a direct answer to your question but for some background info: I can tell you that I will (almost) always file a SID/STAR when they are available, usually based on the expected ATC routing that one can view in FltPlan.com. The expected routing is so dependable that one can pre-load it into the FMS or GPS and rarely have to make any changes when picking up the actual IFR clearance. Conversely, if you choose to ignore it... plan on a re-route before you start engines. On departure you tend to fly to the first fix on the SID and then typically end up on a vector towards your en-route segment, and more often than not you are cleared to a higher altitude so soon after departure that published crossing restrictions rarely come into play. As for STARs... I seem to fly those to their conclusion unless it is VFR and the traffic volume is pretty low.
  8. So all is back to normal now. All I am aware that I did was delete the program shortcut off of the desktop and launch from the program's folder directly. Odd, but satisfying to be back up and running.
  9. I think something is just plain wrong.
  10. Ahhh 5+ minutes. I'll wind my watch, go do something for 20 or so and check back. But... I'm skeptical.
  11. That is informative, and one reason to wait to update P3D!
  12. Ok! Will stand-by.
  13. After updating to v4.3 I happen to be performing an update to my nVidia GTX 1080 driver when I noticed p3d still running in the background. After completion I shut the sim down and relaunched... there is no aircraft rendered in the startup screen and after selections are made and the sim loads all I see is black. Sound is there, and I can hear throttle/flap sounds. First thing I did was roll back my video driver. Then I deleted my P3D.cfg, scenery.cfg, and dll.xml files. I also used the shortcut to deleted all generated files. Nothing. I uninstalled P3D and re-installed V 4.2. Still nothing - no change. Next I deleted the following and restarted: C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4 C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Local\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4 C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4 Re-installed to V4.3... no change!! Windows 10 64 bit, nVidia GTX 1080
  14. I have just updated to P3D v4.3 and RXP GTN v 2.5.2. GPS based navigation is no longer working properly; on a 'Direct-To" course the aicraft will fly as much as 50 degrees off of heading. The aircraft appears to initially track on course but soon thereafter begins to drift. I am in OBS mode, with NAV selected as the lateral mode on the autopilot. Approach sequencing is no longer working, either. Aircraft proceeds past Fly Over or Fly By waypoint. This is demonstrated on two Milviz aircraft - the DHC-2 and C310R Redux. Also with A2A's C-182. Screenshots attached. Thoughts?
  15. Running as Admin is the key...