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  1. As requested, there is now a new version available which is compatible with FS2004 and FSX. The update can be downloaded from https://www.flightsim.com https://library.avsim.net Search for the file rnavvordmefs9fsxv161.zip Changelog since version 1.5: 1.6.1 hotfix release Fixes * occasionally unsteady readings of Ground Speed and Time-to-Station in RNAV mode 1.6 compatibility release New Features * tooltips Fixes * sometimes unsteady needle movement in vicinity of a waypoint Improvements * use FS
  2. To explain from my humble point of view: Many if not most of the aircraft's radios offer standby frequencies, the pilot clients I know do not. Many sim aircraft are equipped with a second radio, so together with the standby frequencies you are able to pre-program and easily switch between four stations. The pilot clients I know do not offer such an interface. It always has been a stunning experience for interested observers that I demonstrated our hobby to how cool it is to change a frequency in a simulated cockpit and you get to talk to a different controller on the radio. Selecting a
  3. There is an update available for download from https://www.flightsim.com Search for the file rnavvordmefsxv15.zip New in this version: ILS mode DME HOLD additional CDI with glide slope indicator waypoint calculator (LibreOffice Calc Docomeent) for determining radial and distance from VOR/DME stations of waypoints whose coordinates (latitude and longitude) are known
  4. To everybody who wants to try the panels - the package (freeware) can be downloaded now from https://www.flightsim.com or https://www.avsim.com Search for the file rnavvordmefs9fsxv161.zip (And yes, the OBS knob now fits into the default C172 3D panel) [EDIT 2018-11-10: file name updated]
  5. RNAV computer mounted in a virtual cockpit RNAV Computer as windowed gauge, CDI in virtual cockpit (highlighted), GPS as proof-of-concept reference Programmed waypoint: OKIBA, which is shown on the charts located at 109.2 LBU VOR, Radial 355, 18.1 nm (programmed radial and distance cannot be seen in the screenshot, they share the display with the frequency and are shown when pressing the DATA button) Deviations match (GPS in TERM mode: 1 line = 0.5 nm, RNAV in APR mode: 2 dots = 0.5 nm). Distances and ground speeds match. (You will notice that the OBS knob of the CDI, while s
  6. Mike, was that an effect like the panel lights being turned on and off periodically, or do the panels/gauges disappear and reappear completely? For the first case, I recall having such an issue in FSX when I was working on a fix of the external lights of a freeware add-on aircraft. After adding a completely unrelated light and switching it on in the sim, the panel lights suddenly started flashing in the rhythm of the beacon light. So did you by any chance modify that plane's aircraft.cfg file, specifically the [lights] section?
  7. After spending some time searching for a VOR/DME based RNAV computer from the time before GPS became a thing (a.k.a. Rho-Theta RNAV - where you virtually moved a VOR station to the desired waypoint) for flight simulator use without much success, I decided to take things into my own hands, did some research and, eventually, replicated the Bendix/King KNS 80 as a gauge for FSX. What started as a small project matured quickly and became a solution that works impressively well. Actually so well that I asked myself if I should make it available to the public. The system consists of two gauges:
  8. Better don't bet on it because I remember being fooled by what seemed to be a glitch in FSX where the avionics power was off but the radios were lit and could be tuned, but no communication with ATC was possible. What helped me realize what was going on was the buzzing sound of vPilot when I pressed the push-to-talk button (the sound that also occurs when you try to transmit on an invalid frequency).
  9. Bradley, thank you for this information. If I can lend you guys a hammer, let me know.
  10. This is quite an old thread, but what the OP describes is exactly what I am observing now. Any help is appreciated.
  11. Awesome! Thanks for compiling and sharing this. Nice soundtrack, too.
  12. We should not forget that 1) FSX only supports 25kHz increments when adjusting the COM radio frequency using a rotary encoder which is the only way of tuning the radios in many sim aircraft 2) the radios of a lot of sim aircraft do not even display the 1kHz digit This means that if the network and the pilot client supported and required a finer grid, the pilots of those aircraft would have to set the frequency from within the client instead of directly tuning the radios. I can only speak for myself but I would prefer being able to tune the radios directly from within the sim instead
  13. Glad to hear it's working now, thanks for the feedback. Enjoy your flights in the virtual skies.
  14. Can you hear the playback when calibrating your mic in vPilot? Can you hear the corresponding alert sound when vPilot receives a text message? If not, just another idea - have you checked the mixer settings (click on the speaker symbol in the task bar) where you can adjust the volume (and mute) of each running application separately?
  15. There would also be the option of manually (or automatically) creating an XML file containing the desired navaids which then can be compiled using the tools that come with FSX. The output will be a BGL file that can be added to the add-on scenery folder. This of course is only feasible if we are talking about not too many navaids or if the data is readily available for automatic processing. I did this to add fixes, NDB and VOR stations to the regions I regularly fly in without the risk of breaking the flight planner. Over the time, there are now about 250 navaids added this way by man
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