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Apron => Hangar 7 => Topic started by: Hardy Heinlin on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 10:27

Title: Aerowinx Nav Database Update 2018
Post by: Hardy Heinlin on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 10:27
Good morning all,

the Nav Database Update for the year 2018 (using AIRAC cycle 1803) is now available:

Aerowinx Nav Database Update 2018 at Hyway Australia (https://www.hyway.com.au/psx-navdata/)

Aerowinx Nav Database Update 2018 at Aviation Megastore (https://www.aviationmegastore.com/aerowinx-nav-database-update-2018-download-version-psx-nav-2018-aerowinx-psx-nav-2018-flight-simulator-download-software/product/?shopid=LH85a941467e416712d68755dc30&action=prodinfo&art=152431)

Aerowinx Nav Database Update 2018 at Aerosoft USA (https://www.aerosoft.com/us/flight-simulation/simulators/1431/aerowinx-nav-database-update-2017)

Aerowinx Nav Database Update 2018 at Aerosoft Germany (https://www.aerosoft.com/de/flugsimulation/flug-und-atc-simulatoren/1431/aerowinx-nav-database-update)

Aerowinx Nav Database Update 2018 at Simware Belgium (http://www.simw.com/aerowinx-nav-database-update-airac-1603.html)


Like the previous update, this new 2018 update too will enable the enhanced weather radar graphics that are available in PSX version 10.0.8 and higher. If you have questions regarding the weather radar, please post them in this thread (http://aerowinx.com/board/index.php?topic=3456.msg35362#msg35362).

If your last nav database is older than two years and you are used to the name "Navtech", please note that our database provider is still the same, but they are now part of the Airbus Group and they changed their name to "Navblue".

General info:
Precision Simulator has been, and will be, used by professional customers like universities, schools, airlines etc. For this reason, Navigraph and Aerosoft cannot provide data to PSX as they are not authorized by their suppliers to sell data to professional customers, especially not at entertainment mass market prices. Therefore this service here is independent of the others, and the plan is to provide a database update to PSX users once per year (using the March cycle) to keep the costs as low as possible.


(http://aerowinx.com/assets/pics/AerowinxNaDaUp.jpg)


The database is used by the following components in Precision Simulator:
- Flight Management System
- EGPWS landing-short-of-runway alert (TCF)
- Navaid stations and receivers
- Airport communication radios and receivers
- Voice-ATC and CPDLC simulation
- Voice-ATIS and D-ATIS
- METAR management
- Instructor maps
- Instructor Analysis pages
- Instructor aircraft repositioning tools
- Scenery generator (runways, gates, airport beacons)

System requirement:
Precision Simulator update 10.0.2 or higher: the latest update can be downloaded free of charge (http://aerowinx.com/board/index.php?board=6.0).

Database installation:
Don't unzip the downloaded file. Just copy the zip file to the (empty) subfolder Aerowinx/Navigation/-New and restart Precision Simulator. That's all. If you use multiple computers in a local Precision Simulator network, install the file in the same way also on those computers. With one purchased download you are allowed to use up to four database copies within your local network.

Check your new AIRAC cycle number in Precision Simulator:
When the new database is installed, the cycle number "1803" is displayed on the Instructor screen under About/Quit (refer to page 93* of the manual). Ignore the cycle dates on the FMC IDENT page! Those are simulated cycle dates and vary with the simulated time of the year (refer to page 346*); they are intended for FMS training only, and don't refer to the physically installed cycle.

* In the new manual (http://aerowinx.com/board/index.php?topic=4270.0), page 93 is now page 100, and page 346 is now page 357.


Thank you for your interest!


Regards,

|-|ardy
Title: Re: Aerowinx Nav Database Update 2018
Post by: tango4 on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:59
Up and running !
As usual, many thanks for all your continued efforts.


Charles
Title: Re: Aerowinx Nav Database Update 2018
Post by: cavaricooper on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 18:01
HH-

Purchased and installed- thanks!  This is one of the FEW times I purchase something and feel as though I have received an incredible bargain.  Your constant efforts to move PSX towards perfection are most appreciated.

Best- C
Title: Re: Aerowinx Nav Database Update 2018
Post by: G-CIVA on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 21:07
Thanks Hardy!,  Up & running without any fuss, I'd wager that we as a very small community would pay for this on a six monthly or 3 monthly basis, would either of these be cost effective?

Title: Re: Aerowinx Nav Database Update 2018
Post by: Hardy Heinlin on Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:04
Nope.
Title: Re: Aerowinx Nav Database Update 2018
Post by: 744kid on Mon, 5 Mar 2018 14:07
Installed. Thanks, Hardy.

A reminder to those with a Mac to turn off automatic unzip in Safari preferences, otherwise you won't have a zipped file to install. Every year I forget this step!

Cheers,

744kid