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Storing a position in flight


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I may have missed this in the manual but often I am passing a point of interest that I would like to find again without having to write down my position.
Would it be [or is it already] possible to have a single screen push to store that position to user waypoints?
I remember I had that facility on my old Skyforce device. It was incredibly useful.
Just wishing!


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BobT - 4/17/2019 7:37:37 PM
I may have missed this in the manual but often I am passing a point of interest that I would like to find again without having to write down my position.
Would it be [or is it already] possible to have a single screen push to store that position to user waypoints?
I remember I had that facility on my old Skyforce device. It was incredibly useful.
Just wishing!


Tap and hold (long press) to bring up the What's Here dialogue then tap on Create Waypoint Here.


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Sky Painter - 4/18/2019 10:10:22 AM
BobT - 4/17/2019 7:37:37 PM
I may have missed this in the manual but often I am passing a point of interest that I would like to find again without having to write down my position.
Would it be [or is it already] possible to have a single screen push to store that position to user waypoints?
I remember I had that facility on my old Skyforce device. It was incredibly useful.
Just wishing!


Tap and hold (long press) to bring up the What's Here dialogue then tap on Create Waypoint Here.

My fingertip is several miles wide at 500k!
I'd have to zoom to get anything useful.
Too many actions required while in flight.


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The trouble is, everyone would like a button that does that "one simple thing" they think they need while in flight, and those things are all different.

You can go into Setup, Waypoints and add a new one at your current position while in flight. But it's always going to be a few button presses, not just one, I'm afraid.

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Tim Dawson - 4/24/2019 10:19:53 AM
The trouble is, everyone would like a button that does that "one simple thing" they think they need while in flight, and those things are all different.

You can go into Setup, Waypoints and add a new one at your current position while in flight. But it's always going to be a few button presses, not just one, I'm afraid.

Thanks Tim
That's what I'm looking for!.
 I've tried it at my desk on my phone [ which is my secondary display in flight] and it will give me the accuracy I'm seeking - I can change the name later.
The What's here press is a very vague tool if there's nothing on the map at that position!
Cheers
Bob

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Hi Tim,
how about tapping or long-tapping the aircraft symbol in flight to create and store a new waypoint at present position?
I found myself trying this in flight, but this quite intuitive feature was not yet implemented.
Looking forward to find this in a future release... :-)
Gerhard

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