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Bug in simulator on Ipad ?

By EU001939 - 1/2/2019 9:25:18 PM


I can’t seem to figure out the following problem with the simulator function on an Ipad skydemon (version

Not sure if it is a bug or I am doing something wrong:

Following example : planning a route that has a TrkT=265, Wind is 011/16 and the planning gives a magnetic heading of 273. So far no problem. departure time is now

Now when I start the simulator, the plane takes a TrkT=257, wind is 011/16 , Magnetic is 257 as well, and the heading bug on the compass is on 265. But the plane keep flying 257 and so deviates from the route. Whatever I do to change the direction of the plane it keeps going back to a magnetic heading of 257. The leg properties remain the same as in planning mode.

Could it be that the simulation mode is somehow mixing up drift and drift correction ?

Or am I missing something ?



By Tim Dawson - 1/4/2019 4:30:13 PM

No. The simulator is a bit of fun. It's not designed to do anything precisely, nor is the manner it operates documented or guaranteed not to change. It roughly flies the route you planned, with a bit of randomless thrown in.