disco79stu

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  1. disco79stu

    Strange routing

    I'm sorry, I didnt mean to shout and I hate to be naging/complaining like this all the time. You guys have been very dedicated and friendly and I appreciate it. I really do. I'm just frustrated after thinking about buying pfpx for quite some time. And I regret it. Thanks again and all the best! Stu
  2. disco79stu

    Strange routing

    Okay, first of all thanks for the links. Now, please look at this: I found a YT video where the guy uses EuroFPL to search for routes. The site will PROPOSE different routes that seem to check out perfectly when copy/pasted into pfpx. WHY DOESNT PFPX ALSO DO THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE? Why do I have to rely on free tools to get perfect results in my 50,- Euro professional software? Cant there at least be some kind of "uplink" to such a site to get a good route? (same goes for weather. i was irritated to learn that I have to pay a yearly fee to get weather data that can be optained free on dozens of sites) Stu
  3. disco79stu

    Strange routing

    Thanks for all the input. Is there any source with tutorials or courses to learn this program propperly? Is there a database that explains the validation errors?
  4. disco79stu

    Strange routing

    Gee, what are you guys talking about???? I can't even create EDDK-EDDM without errors. Every time I fix one error, the new route creates more/other errors. It's just getting worse. Most of the errors are regarding altitudes, "non existent" stuff and "too long" segments. When I watch YT-tutorials, most of the time they suggest to just ignore the errors. Great. Nobody seems to be able to work those out except for a hand full of professionals..... sigh This is all just to complicated for me. They should call it "Dispatch Simulator Pro". I give up. But thanks a lot you guys! BR Stu
  5. disco79stu

    Strange routing

    Clive, I just spent 1 hour trying to reproduce your route. I wasn't successful. I get errors that I just can't fix, i.e. if I tell pfpx to avoid KENUM, it will tell me that it did not find any route. Or it tells me that airway Z283 is unknown (when I enter "MODRU Z283 AUTO"). Also, I get errors gegarding mandatory about "EDYYUTA", which I don't know how to fix. Furthermore, if I just enter exactly your route, I still get errors when I try to validate. I have the latest Airac 1901 (Navigraph) installed. Is there maybe something wrong with my database? BG,Stu
  6. disco79stu

    Strange routing

    Thanks Stephen! I will check that out.
  7. disco79stu

    v2 Menu Bar sticky?

    Not quite, but you pointed me in the right direction! I accidentally checked the entry that minimalizes the multifunctional toolbar automatically. Thanks srcooke, problem solved!
  8. is there a way to make the top menu bar (thw one with the icons) permanently visible / sticky? I've seen videos of the earlier version where the bar is always visible, which I wouod prefer. Right now I always have to klick shedule or results etc again to get the menu to unhide.... thx stu
  9. disco79stu

    Strange routing

    On the other hand.... Okay, I just tried to plan a flight form EDDL to LEBL, and valitation gave me 10 errors. I get warnings on forbidden routes, mandatory routes, non existing waypoints and so on.... Why doesn't pfpx take care of this automatically? I would expect that from an "auto"-function. If I do this manually, okay. I'll have to work this out step by step, but on an automatically generated route, in my opinion the system should do this for me and give me a solution.... . Why does it give me "forbidden" routes at all? Why does it choose waypoints that "do not exist" etc...???? I can't spend 2+ hours planning a simple P3D-flight, sorry. Why are there no "optional routes" to choose from? Routes that work, routes that validated before, routes that airlines use or other userer created? .... Those flight are done several times a day IRL, there should be at least one known route that checks out.... I don't get all of this!!?!? Guess I'm back to simbrief for now. Stu
  10. disco79stu

    Strange routing

    Thanks for your thoughts, your arguments sound legit and got me thinking. There‘s always something to learn, so maybe I will just have to get more into the flight planning and dispatching world. But it seems like there should be some kind of database where pfpx can get pre-planned, validated routes (ie from other users). Or maybe there is? Anyway, I accept that pfpx is no „3-klick-planner“ and will try to up my game ..... Regards and thanks for all replies, Stu
  11. disco79stu

    Strange routing

    Thanks for the input David! To be honest, I'm quite irritated that PFPX needs this much tweaking. 😕 Shouldn't it be THEIR job to correct those things? Well, anyway, I just contacted an A320 pilot-friend of mine and he was so kind to send me an actual OFP of his flight from EDDL to EDDM from last week. So in this case they used - EDDL/23L F330 DODE9T DODEN Y853 BOMBI T104 ANORA ANOR3A EDDM/26R - PFPX calculates the route as bananas as shown in my initial post. BUT: when I choose the advanced route finder and check IGNORE ROUTE RESTRICTIONS, PFPX gives me EXACTLY the route my buddy flew!! So, do airlines ignore route restrictions? Are the restrictions in PFPX wrong or "over sensitive"? Are there exceptions for certain airlines/flights? I don't know. .... But I thought the PROFESIONAL flight planner X will give me professional, reasonable and simple routes with a few klicks. The amount of correcting/tweaking/around-walking necessary surprises me. Even more so, when I can find free tools that get the job done better. But I refuse to copy/paste the route from simbrief (as some suggested here) into PFPX after I spent 50 bucks on this software.... BR Stu
  12. Hi there, I'm pretty new to PFPX, I used mostly simbrief before. So I get pretty strange routes when I try to auto-find one. Routes with extreme turns/corners etc. Here's an example: I tried to plan a route from EDDL to EDDS. I checked dozens of flights on flightradar24, and they all look the same (except from slight variations depending on runways used): But when I use PFPX, I never get this kind of reasonable routing. WHY??? Depending on what I choose, it always looks something like this: or this: Am I doing something wrong? Why isn't PFPX creating a correct route for me? Simbrief creates much better ones in an instant and even offers alternative routes. And they even check out if I validate them... So why is PFPX creating wierd routes like this? 90deg+ turns and all....?! That looks nothing like the real routes and sometimes seem unflyable. The only way to archieve a more reasonable route is via "advance route finder" and choosing to ignore all restrictions. But I guess real airlines don't to that..... Same issues with i.e. EDDL-EDDM. The route I get has UNFLYABLE turns in it: Can someone help or guide me? ... What's my mistake here? Do I have to download some additional route-package etc.? TBH, I'm kinda disappointed after just spending 50 bucks.... I have the latest AIRAC and the RAD files from sharky installed. Thanks, Stu
  13. disco79stu

    NavDataPro Charts for Android

    just realized, this has been a request for 1.5 years now... I get that this is not a high priority project/product for aerosoft but since you're the only lido charts provider out there, but please consider an update of your systems/apps.
  14. disco79stu

    NavDataPro Charts for Android

    Well, really the ONLY thing from the great iOS app I would need on my android tablet is the full screen charts display functionality. Navigate to a chart and select that for full screen, it would make everything perfectly readable on a tablet and quick to access while flying. I do own an old iPad btw but it’s unbearable slow/old and I‘m slowly shifting away from apple devices....
  15. disco79stu

    NavDataPro Charts for Android

    can‘t you somehow export the app to an android apk?