Hi Curt and Frederic,
My wife gave me a Garmin GPSmap 496 for Christmas. Nice wife, huh!
Anyway, I recalled this thread and want to confirm whether either of you
have had success with the --AV400 beyond what was reported in this
thread. Did you get FlightGear to drive the Garmin GPS III Pilot from
Linux? I have ordered the serial interface cable from Garmin and will
be trying to drive the 496 in simulation mode from FlightGear when it
arrives in about 7 to 10 days.
Besides the "fun", this would be a great way to become very comfortable
with the 496 and all its features w/o the pressure of using it in a real
flight plan. I cannot pause the real pa24 to figure out what I did
wrong with the GPS keypad.
Frederic Bouvier wrote:
> Frederic Bouvier wrote :
>> What option do you use to make it working ? I tried
>> without luck. Assuming the GPS unit interface is set to "Aviation In",
>> and not "GARMIN"
> I managed to make it work under Windows with my Garmin GPS III Pilot.
> For that, I had to restore the \r you removed from each sub messages.
> I don't understand why you removed them because the CVS comment implies
> they are needed, or the stream is opened in text mode under Linux,
> adding an undesired one.
> Under Windows the stream is opened in binary mode so \r is needed in the
> code. I won't commit my change before knowing your thought about that.
> When the line ending issue is cleared, transmission has to be done at
> 9600 bauds, 8 data bits, no parity. The channel parameters only set the
> baud rate, so one has to enter the following command at the window
> command prompt before starting fg :
> c:\> mode com1 data=8 parity=n
> that should display the new parameters. This command doesn't work when
> the port is already opened.
> Then the GPS Unit has to be put in simulation mode ( menu in the
> satellite page ), and the 'Aviation In' protocol must be activated in
> the Interface page of the system setup.
> Finally start fgfs with the option
> There is a handy freeware under windows to monitor serial ports :