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05-05-2005, 09:30 AM
Just purchased the A36 yesterday - very nice aircraft, but I am having problems with the Garmin 430. I read the A36 POH and Garmin manuals and was able to enter a flightplan and activate it in the Garmin Trainer software. The problem came when I entered the same flight plan in the A36 Garmin 430 - the flightplan went in easiliy and shows on the flight plan catalog, but pushing on the small right knob does not highlight a cursor and I cannot select the plan. I pushed, pulled and twisted every combination I could think of to no avail. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
My next question - I flightplan using FSNAV - is there any way to import this flightplan (or a MS flightplan) into the Garmin 430?
Thanks for any help,
05-05-2005, 10:36 AM
This made me mad too: The clickspots for the Garmin Trainer and the for the Flight Simulator GNS 430 are NOT on the same location.
As showed in the RXP manual page 8 the clickspot for the cursor is not ON the knob (like in the Garmin Trainer) but left beside, just below of the PROC button.
The similar is true for the radio knob on the left.
05-05-2005, 10:37 AM
On a 3-button / wheel-mouse, you need to depress/push the middle button/wheel over the inner dial in order to get the flashing cursor.
Certain mouse makes have posed more trouble than others, but genuine MS mice should be OK.
As a "work-around" or just as a useful bit of information, you can create flightplans in the Trainer, then save them and open them within the sim-GNS430 (on the 2nd Flightplan page.)
Unfortunately you cannot import plans into the GNS430. They have to be created waypoint by waypoint, just as with the real GNS430.
However FSNavigator is very useful in planning the flightplan and identifying the waypoints. I use it all the time !
05-05-2005, 12:57 PM
OK, I hooked up another mouse and got the center button to work - thanks for the quick replies.
I can see the logic of the data entry method on the real aircraft, but it certainly seems tedious when I already have a saved flight plan, not to mention the keyboard right in front of me. Oh well, it's nice to have the option to use the regular FS9 GPS.
Thanks for the help,
05-06-2005, 03:30 AM
Remember the tag line for the FS series ? "As Real As It Gets".
You can't get more "real" than a GPS that works 99% the same as the real thing, so much so that the recommended manual is that of the real-life manufacturer.
About the only thing it doesn't do is query the GPS satellite system or charge you $20,000 a pop for data updates.
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