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CXG2 FMS Lat/Long

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:37 pm
by carlt2000
Is there a way to manually enter a LAT/LONG waypoint in the FMS?

I've looked around online and have not been able to find an answer.

Re: CXG2 FMS Lat/Long

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:04 am
by WarpD
The first question is why would you need to?

Re: CXG2 FMS Lat/Long

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:11 pm
by JRobinson
WarpD wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:04 am
The first question is why would you need to?
Because he wants to fly a hold over his house, been there, done that. :)

I picked this up somewhere in the forum here, don't remember where or who posted it but I saved it to a txt file at the time. Full credit (and gratitude) to whoever posted it:

place/bearing/distance: pppp/bbb/dd.d
coordinates: Nddmm.mmWdddmm.mm

Re: CXG2 FMS Lat/Long

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:58 pm
by carlt2000
WarpD wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:04 am
The first question is why would you need to?
For 1 example, when using PFPX to plan a flight it will use the winds aloft as an influence on the flight route. When planning a flight from Hawaii to Alaska, it had me following the winds for the best tail wind over the pacific ocean. In doing so, it used a couple Lat/Long coordinates.

Same concept would apply when trying to fly a NAT to/from Europe and North America.

Re: CXG2 FMS Lat/Long

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:17 pm
by WarpD
NATs are precoded waypoints... have been for years. They have a specific naming convention that I don't recall... but if you follow the naming convention when inputting the NAT waypoints... you'll get the correct track.

Re: CXG2 FMS Lat/Long

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:22 am
by aua668
Hi,

As far as I remember the syntax is like this: 5330N etc.

Rgds
Reinhard

Re: CXG2 FMS Lat/Long

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:58 am
by N400QW
An internet search for NATS yields a wiki for those interested. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Atl ... e_planning

Re: CXG2 FMS Lat/Long

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:28 am
by carlt2000
aua668 wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:22 am
Hi,

As far as I remember the syntax is like this: 5330N etc.

Rgds
Reinhard


Using this format works, thanks everyone!