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Hello,

 

when I create a flight plan in EFB and then save it, load it in MSFS on the world map, it is then usually not in the aircraft.  Today in the A320 I see the plan, but it then disappears immediately.   After that I go to reload in the sim, then the flight plan is in the aircraft, but the client then says that the sim is paused or turned off....
What am I doing wrong here?

Thanks

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10 hours ago, fred00782 said:

Hello,

 

when I create a flight plan in EFB and then save it, load it in MSFS on the world map, it is then usually not in the aircraft.  Today in the A320 I see the plan, but it then disappears immediately.   After that I go to reload in the sim, then the flight plan is in the aircraft, but the client then says that the sim is paused or turned off....
What am I doing wrong here?

Thanks

I have no idea what you are doing. I can only tell you, how I'm handling FlightPlans in EFB in connection with MSFS. As long as you deal with default A/C, the FlightPlan is automatically transferred to MSFS. To transfer the FlightPlan into MSFS it needs a trigger. This always happens when a modification of the FlighPlan is done as long as MSFS is already running. Each modification will then automatically be transferred into the Sim. There is no difference to FSX/P3D. If you have completed the FlightPlan in EFB before the A/C is loaded, you need to transfer the FlightPlan manually by using the "reload GPS plan" on the Settings/Options page. That's why it is there...

You should note that MSFS is not able to show custom waypoints, therefore the Procedures SID/STAR/APPROACH are not visible on the MSFS/GPS map. Nevertheless with Autopilot in NAV mode the A/C will follow the complete route accurately.

 

So far this also works with the A320neo mod, but you won't see anything in neither the MCDU's FlightPlan page nor on the ND. Nevertheless the A/C will follow the EFB FlightPlan in mamaged NAV mode. This is the stadard (default) behaviour of MSFS A320neo.

 

What I do (and have done on a few dozen Flights so far) on the A320neo mod is the following:

1.) I create a FlightPlan with SimBrief and transfer it into EFB

2.) I then complete the Flightplan with all necessary procedures in EFB

3.) When the A320 is loaded, I transfer the same FlightPlan from Simbrief into the MCDU (use the respective option on the MCDU's INIT A page)

4.) I do NOT apply any procedures in the MCDU. I leave this task to EFB

5.) Before starting the flight, I transfer the FlightPlan into MSFS (as described above, use the "reload GPS plan" button)

5.) If the Flight ends with an ILS approach, I enter the ILS fequency into the MCDU's RAD NAV page

 

This way you will have the basic Routing in the A/C's ND, just without porcedures. I do not recommend to load the procedures into the MCDU, as this can have a negative effect on flight plan following by Autopilot.

 

All the above is just a recommendation how to apply a FlightPlan in MSFS. You might find your own procedures how it works best for you. The basic principle however is not different from FSX/P3D with the exception that the MSFS GPS map is unable to show custom wayoints e.g. from EFB procedures.

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I can confirm this works.

 

Question: But once you have completed a flight, how do you transfer the next flightplan from the EFB to MFS (the AC) without having to go to the main menu of MFS and back? This kills the immersion for me.

 

Edit: I stand corrected. EFB does transfer the new flightplan! (Just tested). The A/C follows the new plan like a charm. The FMS (in a C172) does not show the new plan. Eyeopener for me!

 

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As long as you deal with default A/C, the FlightPlan is automatically transferred to MSFS. 

This triggered me to just try it. Thank you!

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52 minutes ago, sweepy said:

I can confirm this works. But once you have completed a flight, how do you transfer the next flightplan from the EFB to MFS (the AC) without having to go to the main menu of MFS and back? This kills the immersion for me.

You are talking of a series of flights, right? To be honest, I haven't tried this to the full extent. I have done it with the A320neo mod, where the MCDU flightplan is cleared after landing, but for the default GPS I haven't any experience. I'm not sure whether the old Flightplan is removed from the GPS. If it IS removend, then you could continue normally by preparing a new Flightplan in EFB and let it be transferred automatically to the A/C.

 

Just make sure, I'm in no way a specialist in setting up MSFS A/C. This is however something that users might discuss here. It's a matter of trial and error. Maybe someone comes up her with a brilliant idea 😀...

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