SimHaven

Hi, Welcome to Simhaven the Friendly Worldwide Forum for Flight Simulation
If you are a member please log in here,

if you wish to be a member please use the Register button

This International Haven is for Enthusiasts of Flight Simulation, Especially those interested in creating their own scenery, or Aircraft Re-paints who are looking for a friendly, Informative clubhouse atmosphere.


    FS WIDGETS HANDY ADD-ON

    Share
    avatar
    G-GMDH

    Posts : 801
    Join date : 2015-09-19
    Location : Central Italy

    FS WIDGETS HANDY ADD-ON

    Post by G-GMDH on Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:20 pm

    Worth mentioning again is this fabulous piece of free software courtesy of FS Widgets......................................


    HYBRID SATELLITE WITH ROADS




    ROADS




    SATELLITE






    avatar
    jaydor

    Posts : 557
    Join date : 2015-09-14
    Location : South Wales Valley's UK

    Re: FS WIDGETS HANDY ADD-ON

    Post by jaydor on Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:57 pm

    Looks good Mike.. Thanks for the heads up..
    avatar
    britfrog

    Posts : 716
    Join date : 2015-09-15
    Location : In the Pyrenees

    Re: FS WIDGETS HANDY ADD-ON

    Post by britfrog on Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:49 am

    well Mike there is no excuse for getting lost from now on is there?
    avatar
    donnybalonny

    Posts : 264
    Join date : 2015-09-19

    Re: FS WIDGETS HANDY ADD-ON

    Post by donnybalonny on Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:30 am

    I can see that the map is a lot better than Plan-G
    But it lacks the information that Plan-G gives many things, airports, VOR, NDB.

    I like having Plan-G on a second monitor. I dont connect and use old school VOR and NDB to find my way. I´m not even a fan of fancy GPS if there´s a reasonably amount of radio stations around.
    That said, the map of plan G is very poor. What I miss the most is rivers and lakes, which are essential for vfr nav.
    avatar
    britfrog

    Posts : 716
    Join date : 2015-09-15
    Location : In the Pyrenees

    Re: FS WIDGETS HANDY ADD-ON

    Post by britfrog on Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:53 am

    some years ago when p.c's were just coming into their own (windows 3.11) and gps's had only recently arrived in real a/c, so around 1994/5 a friend of mine, Ted Landsler, scanned the Uk vfr maps using a mapping program, so that lat and longs were correct and put them in a laptop p.c which he connected to his hand held gps via the com port (remember them?) at any rate it worked perfectly as a moving map, and i used it for several years as nothing like it existed back then. Technology took over and gps's became moving maps then some bright spark put them into cars.
    it doesnt seem possible, looking back, that the first car units didnt arrive until 2001 or later so less than 14 years !!

    Sponsored content

    Re: FS WIDGETS HANDY ADD-ON

    Post by Sponsored content

      Similar topics

      -

      Current date/time is Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:09 am