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Sorry, I know this is a dumb question but I cannot figure it out.

 

Say with the Garmin 3000 I activate the Set Direct Course option, it highlights the data field and it wants me to enter the airport code - how do I do that? I’ve twiddled, poked, punched and turned everything I can think of. Thanks.

 

EDITED TO ADD - finally stumbled upon the solution.

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Okay - bearing in mind I’m new to this level of sim and using the Fly Direct option as the example.

 

1. Make sure you are in an autopilot controlled safe situation as it isn’t a quicklrocess

2. Pressing the Set Direct Course To sets a flashing cursor on a 4 space field that wants you to enter the desitination code in Max 5 letters.

3. Find the FMS BUTTON. This has three functions. Pressing it Toggles The Selection Cursor. Then there are two Navigate MFD OPTIONS corresponding to the inner and outer rings, basically the bottm of the dial snd the top. These can be rotated with the mouse. The top rotates through a selection of destinations (don’t know where these ae picked up from) but eventually will start scrolling through the alphabet for the first of the 5. Set the one you want.

4. Rotate the lower navigate mfd section right to select the next letter. Select as above.

5. Repeat until you have entered your code. As you do itit will offer guesses as to where you mean.

6. Once you are finished press the ENT button on the panel TWICE.

7. Your pink GPS needle will now be pointing directly at it.

 

The same principles work for usinf the FPL (Flight Plan) option. Apologies if any of this is unclear. I am new to this and fumbling my way through with the help of numerous Youtube videos. Inevitably these are done by people who have been doing this for years and don’t take into account that novices sometimes need very basic instructions.

 

For basic autopilot guides I recommend a small channel called Bevo Devo. He has only a small number of followers but his 2 autopilot guides were the clearest I have found.

 

Hope this helps.

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Okay - bearing in mind I’m new to this level of sim and using the Fly Direct option as the example.

 

1. Make sure you are in an autopilot controlled safe situation as it isn’t a quicklrocess

2. Pressing the Set Direct Course To sets a flashing cursor on a 4 space field that wants you to enter the desitination code in Max 5 letters.

3. Find the FMS BUTTON. This has three functions. Pressing it Toggles The Selection Cursor. Then there are two Navigate MFD OPTIONS corresponding to the inner and outer rings, basically the bottm of the dial snd the top. These can be rotated with the mouse. The top rotates through a selection of destinations (don’t know where these ae picked up from) but eventually will start scrolling through the alphabet for the first of the 5. Set the one you want.

4. Rotate the lower navigate mfd section right to select the next letter. Select as above.

5. Repeat until you have entered your code. As you do itit will offer guesses as to where you mean.

6. Once you are finished press the ENT button on the panel TWICE.

7. Your pink GPS needle will now be pointing directly at it.

 

The same principles work for usinf the FPL (Flight Plan) option. Apologies if any of this is unclear. I am new to this and fumbling my way through with the help of numerous Youtube videos. Inevitably these are done by people who have been doing this for years and don’t take into account that novices sometimes need very basic instructions.

 

For basic autopilot guides I recommend a small channel called Bevo Devo. He has only a small number of followers but his 2 autopilot guides were the clearest I have found.

 

Hope this helps.

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Right, and this is ridiculously cumbersome! How the heck are you supposed to change your destination if flying in real time? In FSX and P3D, you could set the GPS destination by using the knob to activate the cursor and then typing in your four-letter code with the keyboard!

 

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