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I'd like to present to you a new target generator named SweatBox Trainer oriented to CTR/APP but may also facilitate Tower Training!

 

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Features (That i can think of right now):

Flexible, Easy to use GUI.

Multi-Platformed (MAC, Windows, Linux)

Ability to execute commands on a command frequency.

Ability to execute commands via GUI.

Squawk Standby/Normal/Ident.

Squawk a code [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned via a radar client.

Turns (Left, Right or Fly Heading).

Ability to fly LOC, GS or ILS (independently) as well as execute visual approaches.

Ability to adjust Glide Slope Angle.

Rate of Turn (degrees per second).

Ability to fly to navaids/fixes (multiple at a time)

Ability to fly STARS/SIDS/Radials

Ability to Fly RNAV Approaches or NDB Approaches with procedural turn (Predefined)

Descents and Climbs.

Rate of Climb/Decent.

Allow the user to adjust IAS as TAS.

Rate of speed change.

Crossing restrictions.

Speed restrictions.

Ability to depart FIX/VOR/NDB or a user defined point on a certain heading/altitude.

Ability to have target transmit text on a frequency.

Ability to [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ign double figures on most handles i.e. heading 270.5, altitude 1000.543

Ability to fly holds (Predefined)

Ability to ASEL key or use a quick key search for fast aircraft selection.

 

there will be a converter tool for converting your favourite ACSim/EuroScope files to use in the program!

 

More details to come soon!

 

I was hoping it would be a nice bundle with vSTARS, but I was unable to complete it for beta test and get it processed through VATSIM staff in time, however, giving a small preview i think wont hurt.

 

If there are any questions pertaining to the capabilities of the program or any suggestions in features please post below.

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Looking forward to it. A non-euroscope program that allows you to fly a route, awesome! (Dont have anything against euroscope except for my unwillingness to learn it)

 

 

And yet you have started using vstars with about just as much willingness not to learn that before using it. You walked right into that.

 

Wycliffe

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I will want to try this out, definitely. My suggestion would be to allow for scenarios files that are used in other programs. Euroscope and ACSim for instance which have different formats.

 

Where's my license?

 

Miguel

Miguel Frias

Senior Instructor (I3) & Certified Pilot (P4), ZLA I-11 graduate

Portugal vACC Training Director (ACCPT2), VATEUD Operations Director (VATEUD8)

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I will want to try this out, definitely. My suggestion would be to allow for scenarios files that are used in other programs. Euroscope and ACSim for instance which have different formats.

 

Where's my license?

 

Miguel

 

Ah yes, there will be a converter tool for converting your favourite ACSim/EuroScope files to use in the program!

 

On the other side, I am also hoping ASE can hop aboard on this.

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I have another question pertaining to allowing two instructors to use the software at one time. Say you wanted to practice a feeder approach control position sending aircraft to a final approach controller. There would be an instructor taking commands from the feeder controller and an instructor taking commands from the final approach controller. Would it be possible for them to use this software simultaneously?

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Since the software accepts commands via text radio on a command frequency, I don't see why you couldn't have one copy running with multiple instructors sending commands.

 

^ right here.

 

Looks great, but will there be an ability to taxi aircraft? I hate using Euroscope for it.

 

yes, I plan to make it a feature.

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Other nice things to have.

 

- Be able to specify a runway at a specific lat/long and have a plane visually head to the runway and land, automatically (sort of a pseudo-ILS).

- Instruct VFR traffic to enter visual hold (start orbiting left/right).

- Do a go around. While in Euroscope I can always discontinue an ILS approach and have he plane climb and maintain runway heading, if I can do it with one click only (on GA) that would be great.

 

Miguel

Miguel Frias

Senior Instructor (I3) & Certified Pilot (P4), ZLA I-11 graduate

Portugal vACC Training Director (ACCPT2), VATEUD Operations Director (VATEUD8)

Portugal vACC, VATEUD, VATSIM

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Other nice things to have.

 

- Be able to specify a runway at a specific lat/long and have a plane visually head to the runway and land, automatically (sort of a pseudo-ILS).

- Instruct VFR traffic to enter visual hold (start orbiting left/right).

- Do a go around. While in Euroscope I can always discontinue an ILS approach and have he plane climb and maintain runway heading, if I can do it with one click only (on GA) that would be great.

 

Miguel

 

"Ability to fly LOC, GS or ILS (independently) as well as execute visual approaches.

Ability to fly holds (Predefined)"

 

Ultimately there will be some kind of GA command .

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Follow traffic ahead, cleared visual app?

 

You got it.

 

BTW quick update; I noticed that the cpu usage on the non native gui has been utilizing a lot of cpu, therefore I have been testing out the native windows interfacing system and it has reduced cpu usage by about 75%. Hopefully I'll be able to access all native interfacing cross platform once I'm done.

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I don't like grave digging but I kind of lost all my work on this due to hardware failure (hadn't made a backup in ages). I think only a couple of people actually got their hands on this software. I worked so hard on it too! Cheers to Ross Carlson for the much appreciated help. Maybe it the future I will consider re-writing it in a new, more efficient and improved version

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On 8/23/2020 at 12:49 PM, Samuel Mason said:

I don't like grave digging but I kind of lost all my work on this due to hardware failure (hadn't made a backup in ages). I think only a couple of people actually got their hands on this software. I worked so hard on it too! Cheers to Ross Carlson for the much appreciated help. Maybe it the future I will consider re-writing it in a new, more efficient and improved version

I know several training staffs that would be eternally grateful if you considered this!

Dhruv Kalra

VATUSA ZMP ATM | Instructor | VATSIM Network Supervisor

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