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    Default GPS Documentation

    After struggling for some time with many of the fs9gps variables and searching the forums for documentation of their use, often in vain, I attempted to fill the gap.

    What started out as notes on a spreadsheet grew into something more resembling a guidebook, “FS9GPS Module”. It’s a collection of ‘notes to myself’ on the use of the gps module, definitions and examples of its 320 variables, and explanations of the principals of some xml coding techniques such as ICAO Transfer and Cycle Skipping that are used when working with the FS9 gps.dll module.

    For those interested, it can be downloaded from the BlackBox website:

    http://www.robbiemcelrath.com/blackbox/?guide

    Hope you enjoy it!

    Regards,

    Bob

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    Thank Bob, very cool beans.
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    What a labor of love! (though I'm sure you've bitched more than once at the GPS modules...)

    I've not attacked a GPS gauge yet (wonder why), but man, looks like you've flattened the learning curve the day I decide to do so!

    Thanks for the service to the community, and the hard work and hours that have gone into that document!

    Gunter

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    Try this how to video gps_video_part_one.zip and gps_part_two.zip these are really good.

    Blades

    Edited by N4GIX to add direct links:
    Video--Flying The GPS With Ease Part 1
    https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib...ght&fid=152713

    Video--Flying The GPS With Ease Part 2
    https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib...ght&fid=153990
    Last edited by n4gix; 03-16-2011 at 03:07 PM. Reason: Added titles and direct links to cited files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teson1 View Post
    What a labor of love! (though I'm sure you've bitched more than once at the GPS modules...)

    I've not attacked a GPS gauge yet (wonder why), but man, looks like you've flattened the learning curve the day I decide to do so!

    Thanks for the service to the community, and the hard work and hours that have gone into that document!

    Gunter
    @Gunter - many thanks.

    In the end, I can say that I enjoyed writing it, although the bitching was related to the feeling a few months into it that I had bitten off more than I wanted to chew. Perseverance won out.

    I really hope that it encourages more people to build gauges that utilize the gps variables - they open up quite another dimension of FS gauge building possibilities.

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by okbob View Post
    Thank Bob, very cool beans.
    OkBob
    you're very welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades View Post
    Try this how to video gps_video_part_one.zip and gps_part_two.zip these are really good.

    Blades
    Where might one find these videos? A link would have been nice...
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    They are in the library here...Don
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpmc View Post
    @Gunter - many thanks.

    In the end, I can say that I enjoyed writing it, although the bitching was related to the feeling a few months into it that I had bitten off more than I wanted to chew. Perseverance won out.

    I really hope that it encourages more people to build gauges that utilize the gps variables - they open up quite another dimension of FS gauge building possibilities.

    Bob
    Well, Bob, seriously, I think I'm sold...
    I have some features on my wishlist that I believe could be achieved with the GPS module, but which I'd likely never have attacked.
    I may do so now. I'll let you know.

    Thanks again. And lucky us that you've got a dogged spirit

    Gunter

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxsttcb View Post
    They are in the library here...Don
    Well, I kinda figured that out myself. The "hint" was for the poster to have added them...

    I've edited the post to add the title and direct download links.

    With that said though, although the two video tutorials are well done, they actually aren't at all relevant to Bob's work.
    Last edited by n4gix; 03-16-2011 at 03:12 PM.
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