Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on May 27, 2013 12:59:43 GMT
There´s absolutely nothing wrong with the CONCORDE AP (as postings on this support forum page might suggest over the past 18 months during which HJG have been offering the FSFT PM" CONCORDE simulation) provided that it´s installed, in FS2004 (only), strictly "as directed" per the instructions which accompany each download .... and is not modified by way of either CFG and/or gauge editing.
The only way something, like that which you reporti, could possibly occur is .... if one failed to activate the AP correctly .... OR .... failed to activate either the correct AP HDG and VOR-LOC mode tabs, during AP controlled flight.
I´m away from FS .... and HJG .... at the moment .... and will be for a while yet .... SO .... I can´t provide my usual more detailed analysis of any issue. Therefore .... I can only refer you to my own forum based "CONCORDE PANEL INSTALLATION & HANDLING NOTES" posting which appears on this CONCORDE SUPPPORT forum page. These notes go a long way beyond explaining the correct/recommended panel installtion procedures to cover many, if not all, functions of the panel, as well as how to best fly this CONCORDE simulation.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Jul 21, 2013 3:36:37 GMT
Given "other more important priotities" which I've had to contend with recently .... I forgot to rerply to this (above)
i can't find/work out what to select in order to follow a created flight plan
"SO FAR AS I'M AWARE" ....
The 2D CONCORDE panel represented within the HJG hosted FSFT CONCORDE PM2 simulation (it's not the official FSFT panel release since I couldn't get that particular panel version to work properly) "DOES NOT" feature a GPS/NAV HLD function "if that is what you are meaning".
This is true of some other FS panels too.
INS NAV is not represented at all within this/HJG offered panel versiom either .... unfortunately
The default FS2004 GARMIN type GPS system "IS", however, represented within the 2D panel version accompanying the HJG hosted FSFT CONCORDE PM2 simulation .... but .... it is only intended to be/can only be used as "a basic NAV guide".
Conventioaal VOR to VOR NAV is available in this simulation (of course), but, that ia only good for a maximum of up to around 194 miles/DME within FS.
By far the best way to navigate this CONCORDE simulation on long overwater sectors and outside the range of VOR locators (so I've found) is as follows ....
Using a realworld JEPPESEN E/R NAV chart covering the entirety of ones intended flight route (if you can get one) .... use conventianal VOR NAV in order to establish oneself along along the first sector (at least) of any route .... and then .... once outside VOR range activate HDG HLD through, the AP, and in accordance with the previous VOR TRACK .... and then .... select keyboard commands SHIFT Z in order to display digital LATTITUDE and LONGITUDE indications .... and then .... use this particular LAT/LONG data in order to navigate/adjust ones track "as nearly/accurately as is practical" in accordance with the LAT/LONG information displayed at various WAYPOINTS along the JEPERSEN E/R chart route/track being followed and all the way to ones intended destination or until one is back in VOR range again .... obviously near the conclusion of ones flight.
"THAT" (above) .... is precisely what I've been doing whilst shutling this CONCORDE simulation between Sydney/Australia and Auckland/New Zealand (only about 1 HR 30 MINS flying time at high altitude supersonic speeds) .... and which generally sees me navigating "right on the mark" (within several miles of it at least) every time.
"IF" .... one hasn't got, or can't get, access to realworld JEPPESEN E/R NAV charts covering the entirety of ones intended flight route .... then .... one can still use an ordinary "flat world" atlas or wall map in order to "crudely calculate" the LAT/LONG meridians ones intended flight route and then use these computations as "a basic means" of naviagating between ones points of origin and destination. This should/will also work quite well (in the absence of official aeronautical charts) since FS2004 is, after all, based on "a flat world" environment.
That's about the best I can suggest .... in response to what "I understand" you to be enquiring regarding