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  1. So, from what I read in the manual: #1. No. #2. No. #3. Yes. And...being a stand alone you cannot run FS in Full Screen. Thank you Volker.
  2. Can Flightsim Commander do the following: 1. Manually set an "altitude after" or "altitude crossing" to a waypoint? (I read where FSC doesn't "do" TOD and TOC and relies on addon aircraft FMC's...but what about manual entries)? 2. Set a VOR or NDB as a "bearing point" and not an actual waypoint in the flightplan? 3. Manually enter a "Fix", and move it to my desired location? I ask because I have used FSNavigator since I first started using MSFS (FS98). There are several things I don't like about FSNav...inability to get latest SIDS/STARS from Navigraph. Inability to get latest PACOTS/NATS from the web and place them on the planner. But...the functions I ask about, above, are VERY important when I fly the various rallies (GAAR, DCA World Rally, etc.) which always involve something other than an FMC equipped aircraft (DC3, Aerocommander, etc.). If I can't lay out a flight plan according to the rally route, including Beginning of Descent, End of Climb (including multiple climbs / descents in one route), Navaids as "bearing points" only and custom "fixes"...then FSC might not be of much use...in rally situations. In non-rally situations these requirements will not matter very much to me, but I'd still like to have them. Also...FSNav is a "module" placed in FS9, whereas FSC, I believe, is "stand alone". What will be the differences? Will FSC require more of my system resources (thus robbing FS9)? How hard is it to switch from FS9 to FSC view (what keypresses, etc. are involved)? I am not trying to support one product over another...just trying to find out the differences and see if FSC would be worthwhile for me. Thank you Vic
  3. Thanks for the replies. I realize that "FSC is not FSnav". It allows the use of monthly AIRAC sid/star downloads and the integration of NAT/PACOTS tracks. THAT's why I'm researching FS commander. That being said, I think FSC would benefit greatly if it DID allow "drag and drop". I have read many posts, at various places, and the biggest complaint is how much less "user friendly" FSC is for those who manually create flight plans, like me. FSNav makes manual creation/editing of a flight plan so much easier than FSC because it does support "drag and drop" in all of it's functions. The next largest complaint I see is that FSC will not "fly the aircraft" like FSNav does. This one I find ridiculous...I don't depend on ANY flight planning software to "fly my aircraft" and I have never used FSNav to act as some sort of autopilot. I have, however, read several threads here commenting on the exporting of flightplans. The response was always "FSC won't fly your aircraft"...even though that was NOT what was being asked. What was being asked, and I'll repeat the question here, is...do exported flightplans include altitude data that my aircrafts FMC will follow? If I include a SID or STAR in my FSC flightplan, it may include altitude restrictrions (No...?). Will those altitude restrictions be included in the export to, say, PMDG aircraft? I felt very sorry for the poor soul who originally asked about this...nobody seemed to know what he was asking. "While there is no "drag & drop" a simple right click will move a waypoint to the flight plan" I'm more concerned with moving waypoints that are already in the FP. It seems a chore, once a waypoint is "in"...to move it if needs be? As far as the "trial"...35 minutes?? LOL! I would need, at the very least, 4 hours of continued use to really see what FSC can do. 35 minutes doesn't even get me past my departure! You must be relying on FSC's "auto route generation"...something I will NEVER do in any flight planner. The more I read about FSC, the less I think I need it (no offense intended). I can download PACOTS/NATS and input the waypoints into FSNav fairly easily. SID/STAR's will always be a pain in FSNav...but it's ease of use more than makes up for that. Thank you all for you replies. Vic
  4. 1. FS2004(FS9) 2. FSUIPC 3.90 (registered) 3. ------------------- 4. -------------------- 5. Operating System, XP Pro 32 I have been an FSNav user since FS98. With the increasing amount of addon aircraft in my hangar, with FMCs that use AIRAC cycle data from Navigraph, I have been looking for a replacement for FSNav which will use the monthly SID/STAR data...FSNav does not. I have been looking at FS Commander and I think it will do the job. It can be updated monthly with the AIRAC data, including SID/STAR data and, as a bonus, it also allows the installation of the daily NATS and PACOTS tracks. I downloaded and read the manual and I have a couple of questions about using FS Commander that I could npot find a definitive answer for in the manual: 1. FS Nav allowed the user to "drag-and-drop" waypoints, navaids, airports, etc. from the map into the flightplan window. Can this be done with FS Commander? 2. If a waypoint was erroneously placed in the flightplan list, it could be move by simply dragging it up or down in the flightplan to the desired position. Can I do this in the FS Commander flightplan box? 3. Does FS Commander have the ability to "de-clutter" the map with a single button? FSNav has a button..."Show flightplan waypoints only"... which would remove all map data except the user's flightplan waypoints and route. It also left the airports and "terrain" (rivers, coastlines, mountains, etc.) on the map. This made it easy to remove uneeded map data after the flightplan was created. None of these functions, if not available in FS Commander, would be a reason for me to not purchase FS Commander. I ask only out of curiosity. Thank you. Vic
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