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Bug in simulator on Ipad ?


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Hello,

I can’t seem to figure out the following problem with the simulator function on an Ipad skydemon (version 3.11.1.149)

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 ?

Txs

Tony


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The simulator has always behaved in this fashion, on every platform, but I'm not sure why.

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Your aircraft gets blown about by the wind.
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Hello Tim,

If the plane drifts because of the wind then the magnetic heading on your compass would be equal to the track. So a bit confusing with the compass at the bottom of the screen as in fact it shows TrueT as well. but I guess that’s the case as well in flight (never checked) as the gps is the only source of input...so understand that...

anyway, Is there a way to force the plane to just follow the track , ie the heading bug ?

Ie either by :

-forcing the plane on the calculated magnetic heading. (I know we can change that by tapping the plane, but it always revert back to track + drift ) . so in fact have it working like the autopilot would do in a real plane.
-chang the wind conditions ? Because now it always takes the current wind conditions, regardless of the flight time you had planned, and regardless of the manual weather conditions set in the planning options ?

Or to complex to implement ?

Txs

Tony



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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.
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