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    Default VOR/CDI problems on glass instruments

    I am new to MS Flight Simulator 2020. I have about 37 hours in Cessna 152s and 172s (Glass instrument Panel). However, I had untold hours in the early 90s on earlier versions. The operation areas were limited but I liked the 4 little Nav maps that actually told you VOR and DME frequencies. I have solved THAT problem by buying paper FAA Sectional Charts. Yes, I know about add on programs.

    I still have navigation issues however.

    I will admit that the graphics and (as far as I can tell) flight physics are 5 star, But I am having major problems with the VOR CDI system on Garmin instrument panels. Everything worked great on the 152’s Analog CDIs. (Except that there was no DME.)
    I have no problem setting the VOR frequency, But the CDI never displays on the glass. I know I have the frequency set right because I have figured out how to get a DME display for NAV1.

    The CDI does seem to work automatically if you do a flight plan in the program. (I do mine on paper, and I am NOT going to change.) Using the flight planning system to automatically set a VOR freq. seems to work only for departure. You can not plan multiple legs with several VORs.

    QUESTION: How do I make the glass screen display a CDI of a VOR frequency I have entered. ?
    Also, side note. I have seen several questions online dealing with the program not displaying a weather map. I have the two expansions and I think the Cessna 208 (?) does display the weather map on the right Garmin panel.

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    QUESTION: How do I make the glass screen display a CDI of a VOR frequency I have entered. ?
    There is a button marked CDI at the base of the screen. Press it and it will cycle through GPS, VOR1 etc.

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    Thank you. I have most of my operational questions figured out. ... navigation on the glass instrument panels and how to fly with pitch adjustable prop.... however the program now crashes after 1.5 +/- hours in a flight.

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