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Just a quick question so that I don't waist anyone's time. Do you need to be registered to have your aircraft displayed in Google Earth because after following the directions in the manual no matter what I do the show google earth option in the GPS window remains greyed out? Also I when I check the correct path to Google Earth in the options window (C:\Program Files (x86\Google Earth\client), after closing that window and then reopening it, the Google Earth path is unchecked. I am evaluating the trial version and Google Earth connectivity is the key to making a purchase decision. Thank you.

Bruceb

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Well even though I downloaded FSC on 24/11/10 the new FSC.exe which was supposed to have been uploaded on 23/11/10 seems to have done the trick and I now have Google Earth connectivity. Nice program that has many of the features I got used to in FSNavigator. A couple of areas where it falls short

1. It would be nice to be able to reorder flightplan waypoints by dragging and dropping with mouse (as you could do in FSNavigator)

2. Would like to be able to drag custom waypoints to a new position on the map with the mouse (as you could do in FSNavigator).

3. Much prefer the round world used for the map in FSNavigator over the flat earth mercator projection used in FSC.

Bruceb

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Well even though I downloaded FSC on 24/11/10 the new FSC.exe which was supposed to have been uploaded on 23/11/10 seems to have done the trick and I now have Google Earth connectivity. Nice program that has many of the features I got used to in FSNavigator. A couple of areas where it falls short

1. It would be nice to be able to reorder flightplan waypoints by dragging and dropping with mouse (as you could do in FSNavigator)

2. Would like to be able to drag custom waypoints to a new position on the map with the mouse (as you could do in FSNavigator).

3. Much prefer the round world used for the map in FSNavigator over the flat earth mercator projection used in FSC.

Bruceb

#1: I dont't understand that. How are you flying? One step forward, two steps back? :blink:

#2: Could be an idea for easier positioning

#3: Well, the "flat" world works perfect for me

But if these points are very important for you, you should keep using FSNavigator.

Otto

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#1: I dont't understand that. How are you flying? One step forward, two steps back? :blink:

#2: Could be an idea for easier positioning

#3: Well, the "flat" world works perfect for me

But if these points are very important for you, you should keep using FSNavigator.

Otto

I would if it worked in FSX!

As for #1 you can edit flight plans in FSCommander it is just more fiddly than FSNavigator and this seems a very simple thing to request. As for #3 well the flat world display gets more and distorted at higher latitudes (look at the size of Greenland on the FSC mercator projection map for example) and you get curved tracks for great circle routes a particular point with long distance polar routes such as Sydney - Buenos Aires. With FS Navigator you could rotate the globe and see the flight as a straight line - much preferable in my opinion.

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