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08-11-2007, 03:49 AM
ok this is bit of a long shot bout would anyone beable to tell me where to find a good freeware FMC or could someone make one i might be willing to pay if the price is right i wand it to be as realistic an possible with as many buttons workin as possible and i need to b able to use then in any aircraft i would need a read me on how to install it into default panels and a basic instruction on how to use it.
08-11-2007, 01:29 PM
"...good freeware FMC..."
That is an oxymoron if ever there was one... :)
Since you reveal your innocence by the question, I'll be gentle...
There is no such thing, at least none which are integral to the sim. There is a "freeware FMC" that (a) runs outside the sim and (b) doesn't even pretend to look like an FMC. In short, it's useless.
The features that actually make an FMC work are not supported by the sim, meaning that the programmer has to invest several thousand hours into development of database, database utilities, algorithims to compute the LNAV and VNAV functions, et cetera.
Recently an XML "FMC" was released, but it's not much more than the default GPS500 supplied with FS9/FSX dressed up in "FMC clothes." At the price of $15 it's not a bad deal, but it's not a real FMC/FMS by any stretch of the imagination.
Further, you are asking for one that could be used in any aircraft, which further complicates the matter, since even the "Universal UNS-1" FMC has to be custom programmed in the field during installation for the specific aircraft into which it is being installed.
08-11-2007, 03:02 PM
So it will be basically impossible to get a freeware one and to just use 1 for all my planes then? :(
08-13-2007, 01:24 PM
>So it will be basically impossible to get a freeware one and
>to just use 1 for all my planes then? :(
That would be correct. Most of what an FMC does is based on a whole host of real time parameters being supplied to it from external sources. This data stream is combined with "fixed parameter values" (such as gross weight, CG point, etc.) that are specific to a particular aircraft.
Since FS doesn't readily supply all the needed data values for real time inputs, and every aircraft in which you might wish to use it will have unique "fixed parameter values," programming such a unit at all becomes a programmer's nightmare.
Expecting such to be "free" is truly dreaming an "Impossible Dream..." ;)
08-13-2007, 01:26 PM
hmmm ok then what about just an FMC that you program in ur flightplan and that sorta stuff like the abacus one i could use that only i dont think abacua would be to happy lol
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