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GPS FLIGHT PATH IN P3D
Jul 13th, 2018 at 6:18pm
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I have the CS C130 in FSX-SE and to activate the GPS flight path is very easy.
I have P3D V4.3 now and is very pleased that the C130 is included.
However, I cannot activate the GPS flight path although the panels look exactly the same. I do follow the same steps:
1. Mode selector to GPS
2. AP Power on
3. Engage on
4. Track on
And now the the AP should follow the GPS path, but nothing.
If I set the mode selector to Heading, it follows the Heading immediately.

Is their maybe a bug in the .cfg file?

Thanks for your help in advance
  
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Re: GPS FLIGHT PATH IN P3D
Reply #1 - Jul 14th, 2018 at 2:15am
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I just gave this a try with the C-130J USAF and it tracked the GPS path perfectly.

1. I created the route in the Flight Planner
After takeoff, and at a reasonable altitude, I did the following
2. AP Power ON
3. Engage switch ON
4. Track switch ON
5. Mode Selector switch to GPS

When I first turned the AP on, I had it set to HDG (Heading), and the Heading Bug was set to my current heading.

If this was happening to you with a different C-130 model, let me know and I'll be happy to try it with that one as well.
  

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Re: GPS FLIGHT PATH IN P3D
Reply #2 - Jul 14th, 2018 at 6:23am
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Thanks for your reply.

I have followed your steps exactly and still no difference. I used the very same aircraft.

When I set the heading adjuster to the GPS heading an switch the mode selector to heading, it fly the heading without any problem.

Thanks for the help so far
  
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Re: GPS FLIGHT PATH IN P3D
Reply #3 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 5:42am
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Was any solution found for this, i am having the same issue. No matter what i do it will not follow the programed GPS when i switch the autopilot to GPS. Follows HDG fine just not GPS?

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&&vSQNLDR Thomas Briggs, v37sqn, 84wg QFI C130, OPCDR Operation Slipper, www.raafvirtual.org&&
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Re: GPS FLIGHT PATH IN P3D
Reply #4 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 8:15am
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Is this happening with one of the LM C-130 models included as a part of Prepar3D v4.3/v4.4, or one the Captain Sim C-130 X-perience copied over to Prepar3D v4.3/v4.4?
  

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Re: GPS FLIGHT PATH IN P3D
Reply #5 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 10:37pm
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The LM C-130J-30 v4.4

I also tried the port over however it acts like it is in demo mode.

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Re: GPS FLIGHT PATH IN P3D
Reply #6 - Jan 8th, 2019 at 1:06am
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I just did a test in the LM C-130J-30, and it followed the GPS route. I started out with a Direct To -> and then I created a route to follow, and it tracked the magenta line for both.

One other thing to add to my instructions post above (#6):

1. I created the route in the Flight Planner
After takeoff, and at a reasonable altitude, I did the following
2. AP Power ON
3. Engage switch ON
4. Track switch ON
5. Mode Selector switch to GPS
6. Make sure that the NORMAL-HEADING SWITCH is set to HEADING

All I do to get both the CS C-130's and LM C-130's to follow the route track (magenta line), is what I wrote.

As for ther CS C-130 X-perience being in demo mode, here is what I did to get it to work in P3Dv4: https://www.captainsim.org/forum/csf.pl?num=1530025759/20#20
  

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Re: GPS FLIGHT PATH IN P3D
Reply #7 - Jan 8th, 2019 at 11:28pm
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Thanks Mark,

Unfortunately neither solutions seems to be working, still wont follow that darn GPS, and the portover is still stuck in demo mode.

Thanks,
  

&&vSQNLDR Thomas Briggs, v37sqn, 84wg QFI C130, OPCDR Operation Slipper, www.raafvirtual.org&&
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