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  1. Hello to all. New to this forum and to FS2020. I have been a user of MS Flight simulator (FSnnnn) since the beginning, and a user of X-Plane as well for several years now. After having used FS2020 for a brief time, (along with the excellent Flysimware Cessna 414), I have decided that it must become my preferred sim for most flying. However, I have developed a concern regarding the unavailability of many radio navaids that exist in the older sims, presumably due to de-commissioning and the fact that MSFS uses dynamic updating to the latest AIRAC cycles. I now have 3 sims on my computer: FSX, X-Plane, and MSFS. One of the things I have enjoyed the most over the years is learning and flying historic airliners. On FSX, I fly the Captain Sim 707 and 727, as well as the A2A constellation. On X-plane, I fly the 747-200, 737-200, and an excellent freeware DC-3. For FS2020, my sites are therefore set on the PMDG DC-6, and the Boeing 247d by wing42. But I do not wish to be forced to fly these airplanes with GPS. I want to fly them as they were flown in their day. (And as I learned to fly in the 60's). It appears that in many cases, due to the depletion of radio navaids, for many routes, it will be impossible to navigate using VOR or NDB without filling gaps using GPS. I do not have this problem with FSX, as the Nav database goes back to 2006. Nor with X-Plane, as the Nav database is comprised of text-files which can easily be edited to add any needed nav aids. I decided to make an attempt to alleviate this problem for my own use of FS2020. First I decided to do an analysis of the three databases: MSFS/NavBlue Airac 2304 (latest on my machine), Navigraph AIRAC 2305-R1 (for MSFS) and FSX (files dated 2006). I excluded X plane because of the much different file format. To this end, I wrote software which extracts the appropriate .bgl files and analyzes them in terms of VOR, NDB, and ILS counts, and then computes a tally for each bgl file, each ICAO region and each ICAO country code while comparing the 3 databases. The results were rather surprising (to me). I believe my plan will work after seeing the resultls. If there is interest by anyone in continuing this thread, I will be happy to post my findings in more detail in a subsequent post. My end goal is to determine whether I can borrow NVXnnn.bgl files from FSX to package-up as overlays in the Community folder to fill gaps when I need particular VORs or NDBs to achieve a flight plan without using RNAV. I do not wish to mess with airport files or ILS's. Presumably, these are not suffering from de-commissioning attrition. My next step is to take an old flight plan, specifically Sion to Florence which I cannot use in FS2020 because of the missing FRZ VOR. And to then create an overlay package by hand (addon) to place in the community folder to overlay the newer NVXnnn.bgl file in the sim's database with the corresponding one from FSX. I will determine the feasibility of doing this. If anyone has any input on this, please, would love to read here. One thing I did find, is that the current (according to Wiki on fsdeveloper.com site) .bgl format does not support NDB-DME. I have read that many VOR-DME are being converted to NDB-DME. If my information is incomplete, and the file format does indeed support this, please let me know. Your thoughts and/or criticism are welcome. I should probably post this on the flightsimulator.com forum as well?
  2. Hello, I know the PMDG 737's FMC is very realistic but today, i have a big problem. I have watch this video : about the real FMCS and I think it is impossible to do the same thing. For exemple how to create a false waypoint with its coordinates in NAV DATA page ?thanks a lot
  3. Hello there my fellow aviators. I think that FSX navaids have too much range, according to what I've read in wikipedia... it states that the range is limited to the horizon but also gives some ranges passing 100nm as well... dont understand. I also now about skywave propagation of NDBs, so I'm not SO noob :D Here are the FSX values (used ADEx to check,, from varius airports around the world): DME High Altitude: 195.05NM DME low altitude: 60.02NM VOR/DME Low Altitude: 60.02NM VOR/DME High Altitude:195.05NM VOR High Altitude: 195.05 NM VOR Low Altitude: 60.02NM NDB HH: 112.53NM and one managed to throw 75.02NM NDB H: 75.05NM NDB MH: 37.51NM NDB Compass Locator: 22.51NM I mostly fly GA aviation in alaska and below 7500ft (Unpressurized aircrafts btw). I simulate air taxi and bush flying, my goal is to make it as realistic as possible, I don't even use GPS! (yes, I'm a vintage virtual flyer :D:D:D) Any imput from a Real world Pilot is appreciated, as i'm just a virtual one. Cheers and Happy Flying!! ltnicolas (Nicolas)
  4. Hello everyone! First of all, I had FSX SP2 installed on my laptop since Nov 2013, and have been playing it since then. Until Dec 2014, I accidentally deleted FSX on my laptop, which then shocked me for a while. :unsure: Since my copy of FSX is lost, I just bought and installed the new Steam version of FSX on my laptop. But these problem occur... All default missions and my previously saved flights have the same problem; the route distance is 0.0 nm, and also no flight path both on the map and GPS. I have tried many ways to solve this problem, from deleting every add-ons (and of course make a backup in an external HDD) and also delete the old registry, delete the FSX folder in both user/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/FSX and user/AppData/Local/Microsoft/FSX but this problem still there. If you have any ways to solve this problem, please provide it to me, I'd be appreciate!
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