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Hi, Pete!

I just joined this forum recently, mainly because I'm a long-time user of MSFS but also a member of the freeware Orbiter Space Flight Simulator Forum, created by Dr. Matrin Schweiger. If you're unfamiliar with Orbiter, it's a realistic space flight simulator using real-time dynamics and physics based on actual celestial calculations.

I have used FSUIPC to link navigation programs like FSNavigator and UBuild to MSFS. Recently, we at Orbiter have begun to incorprorate a port of the AIRAC GPS system as a vehicle autopilot, to be used for celestial and terrain navigation using actual VOR and NDB frequencies for IFR and ILS routes. Orbiter uses standard assembly type DLL's for it's Plug-in modules, and I was wondering if your program could be ported to Orbiter, to link nav plotters to create flightplans for Autopilot.

If you would like to check out Orbiter, find it at:

http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/

Thanks!

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I was wondering if your program could be ported to Orbiter, to link nav plotters to create flightplans for Autopilot.

No, not ported as such. It is intricately "wired in" to the innards of FS. There's pretty much no code whatsoever which could be useful outside of the FS process.

You are welcome to write a module for that simulator which provides a compatible external interface for applications. That should be easy enough for you to do, at least with a subset. You'll need the FSUIPC SDK, which contains all sources for the external part, so the interface is readily discernible. It isn't copyright, you can use it freely.

Regards,

Pete

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