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CX20 Custom waypoint question...

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:11 am
by gazzareth
Hi,

Back to p3d after a long break and got a quick question about custom waypoints.

Once I have got the FMS set up ready for departure (initialised, flightplan done and runway selected) I can click on the first waypoint (the airport/runway) and it gives me a place & bearing for the runway - so all I need to do is enter a distance into the fms). However, when I have selected the landing runway, clicking on the destination brings up the airport identifier and adding in bearing & distance gives "Invalid Entry" when you try and make use of it.

Just wondering if there is a method for entering waypoints around the destination when there isn't a NDB / VOR there (since you can use those as a place).

Regards,

G

Re: Custom waypoint @ destination airport question...

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:46 am
by WarpD
No.

Re: Custom waypoint @ destination airport question...

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:09 pm
by gazzareth
Cheers Ed.

G...

Re: Custom waypoint @ destination airport question...

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:11 pm
by WarpD
I'll point out it's a really old avionics system... and I don't recall that an airport was a valid standalone waypoint type... it's been many, many years since I wrote that FMS code.

Re: Custom waypoint @ destination airport question...

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:55 pm
by gazzareth
Thanks for the info, just wanted to make sure I wasn't either searching for something that is not there, or missing the blindingly obvious.

Figured either were equally likely.

G

Re: Custom waypoint @ destination airport question...

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:26 am
by gazzareth
Hi Ed,

Turns out:

1) You were right
2) You were wrong
3) I was missing the blindingly obvious

Just had a flight and turns out you can do it, syntax is exactly the same as what gets auto entered for takeoff, so:

ICAO.Runway/Bearing/Distance

KGYY.RW30/127/20 (I know KGYY has defined approaches, but was just testing !!)

All the best,

G

PS: New website looks great

PPS: Does this imply anything about the XLS !?!?

Re: Custom waypoint @ destination airport question...

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:36 am
by N400QW
Umm, you could say maybe..... ;)

Re: Custom waypoint @ destination airport question...

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:32 pm
by samashepak
gazzareth wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:26 am
Hi Ed,
Thanks for posting that gazzareth, I have a few airports that I would like to try that at but could not figure that part out. Now I just need to remember which airports I wanted to try.

Re: Custom waypoint @ destination airport question...

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:20 pm
by gazzareth
Works a treat, just don't try and use a custom waypoint for a reference to another as that will cause a CTD.

Found that one out the hard way !

G :-(