Kelpie Flight Planner v113
Flight Data v113
The software is working very well. I noticed that the ILS frequencies do not show up on the airport map and printout.
Thanks for the feedback. I will look into it. I have been doing quite a bit of work with trying to get printing working better under Linux which may have caused some side effects.
Can you tell be what airports you have found problems with.
I have located the problem, The ILS values were not being loaded correctly. I will upload change to CVS and include in next release.
I just got to this forum to search whether there were any updates available because I also missed ILS data for flightplanning when I used the program this evening.
Great luck, the problem seems to be solved, I will try the CVS to update.
And beside thanking you very much for your work and this nice tool I hope that you will improve it further.
The FlightGear community is growing and more and more people like to use it for some IFR training.
Georg "Heliflyer" EDDW
a) when searching SF for "Kelpie" there was no positive result. Some people like me know your FG flightplanner as "Kelpie",so it would be a good idea to change anything that the SourceForge searchengine finds your project under "Kelpie"
b) I will make a post on the German FlightGear Forum within the next week. There is an increasing number of users and most of them will not know there is a nice flighplanner for FlightGear. I hope this motivates you a little for further work :-)
BTW: Thanks "Heliflyer" for the search tip in sourceforge. I have updated the description and now a search with "kelpie" finds the project.
Is there a step-by-step procedure to update the software before next release?
I am afraid there is no easy step by step guide and it is a fairly difficult task, depending on how familiar you are with java development, eclipse IDE and all that stuff.
I will try to get an update onto the site asap.
Prior to the next release (1.1.4) I have uploaded a patch for the missing ILS bug on th airport map display and print.
The file is planner.jar and needs to be downloaded and copied to over the current 1.1.3 version at .../fgfp/plugins/au.com.kelpie.rcpplanner_1.1.3/planner.jar
I hope this patch works for you. It is probably best to backup the original planner.jar before you overwrite it.
thank you for the quick solution, I changed the file and now the airport preview shows the ILS data.
I have two further very simple (and therefore quick to do) suggestions
1. Make the Flightplan export as a simple *.txt file (it is now as a *.html), so that one can print it out using a simple texteditor
2. For the target airport, add the runway/ILS information behind the aiport info, ie
Bremen 53 02 49 N .....
ILS 09/27 110.3/110.9
At the moment, I have to write the information down by hand from the airport-graphic-display :-/
Anyway, thank you once again.
(BTW: one question
Do you know that typing in the id (ICAO) in the Navaid-view and pressing search is doing nothing?
You only get the navaid-info by selecting an airport in the airport-view and then pressing the upper menu-key "Find navaids near")
I found the problem with the Navaid search, will fix in next release. As a workaround if you use the code in the name field of the search it might work. BTW I couldn't find 'ICAO' in the flightgear navaid database.
Your other suggestions seem worthwhile and I'll see what I can do, although I don't have a lot of spare time for this just now so it may be a little while.
first thank you for the hint, typing the navaid-abbreviation into the namefield works fine.
It was my fault thinking of this id-code (like WSR, OSN ..) as something like an ICAO code for navaids.
It is fully understandable that there are other things in life more important than our hobby. Just take it as a suggestion for the future :-)
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