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Radio Range Navigation

Radio Range Navigation   DescriptionThis add-on for MSFS simulates the basic function of an the 1940's and 1950's radio range navigation.  Including a historically correct database of 400 stations from 1944 in the lower US 48 states. More stations can be added by the user. An illustrated...

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Radio Range Navigation

 

Description
This add-on for MSFS simulates the basic function of an the 1940's and 1950's radio range navigation. 

Including a historically correct database of 400 stations from 1944 in the lower US 48 states. More stations can be added by the user.

An illustrated tutorial is included.

Installation & use
Unzip the file to a folder of your choice

This add-on runs outside of MSFS. It requires some alt-TAB. 

Run the application after running MSFS.

This add-on may be use with any aircraft, ship, or car in MSFS.

Discord support
No support is offered beyond a discord channel “MSFS Astro Navigators Lounge”: DISCORD

Acknowledgement
A big and special thanks to Doug Davis, for his excellent site at https://flyingthebeams.com/

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Developing this add-on, and creating the guide have cost me heaps of time.

I enjoyed it. 

Still, feel free to help me pay for my graphics card upgrade for MSFS via the Donate button in flightsim.to.

 

September 2021, Eric van der Veen.

52°04’N,  4°14’E (Approximately)

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Compatibility
Sim Update 10 0 0
Category
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Initial Release
September 28, 2021
Last Updated
11 month(s) ago — 1.002

Version

1.002

File Size

63.67 MB

Downloads

697

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Timeline

  • Updated to version 1.002

  • Updated to version 1.001

  • Initial File Release


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28 Comments

Hi ElectronVolt, the description of Radio Range Navigation says that this add-on may be used with any aircraft, ship, or car in MSFS. However when I want to use it for instance in a Cessna 172, this aircraft (and most aircraft!) has no radio equipment to tune in a radio beam station nor can you hear the N of A. You need a historical 1930s radio, so how can you say that is may be used with any aircraft?

Hi Eric, where can I find the add-on GUI to use? I've looked into the files of the folder "MSFS FlyingTheBeam v1.002" but no file that looks like this add-on?

Hi Eric,

I love to use your beautifull work. I do think you did an outstanding job!

I'm using your work in the new B247 from Wing42.

You extended the beacon database there to Alaska, Europe, Hawai, etc.

I understand you must have been very busy for the B247 but is there a way to use these in this addon so I can use them with other aircraft too?

Thanks anyway for your wonderfull addon.

Hi ElectronVolt and thank you for your work on the radio range navigation.

I am a 100% VR simmer and just would like to ask whether there is a way how to make this tool natively available in VR in MSFS?

Thanks.

What a beautifull work have you done.

I've used the system in fs2004 too. There where some realy nice gauges too that you could build in your panels. Maybe you could use those too.

Thanks very much anyway.

This mod seems to crash Msfs as soon as you start listening to the beacon, any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Where will I find the illustrated tutorial, please?

Thank you for this and the sextant! I enjoyed the Milviz Bobcat in P3D! Do you have plans to add a Weather ships add on? Like the A2A one?

As always, excellent. Now, how about this for your next project....it's really great in X-Plane and is a companion for your other work :

https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/39116-1940s-lighted-airways-san-francisco-to-salt-lake-and-los-angeles-to-salt-lake/

Gonna be great using this with the Ju52!

Great work. As we can see in the included ‘Radio Facilities USA 1944’ document, the Canadian portion of the ranges we’re an integral part of the whole North American system providing for some epic winter flying and connecting to the Alaskan stations. I certainly hope that you are projecting adding theses in a future update.

I have yet to use this, but holy cow this is an amazing idea. Just started using the DC6 and this seems like a very cool idea to fly using old school navigation now that many VORs are out of service. Maybe you could take this idea and add back all VORs circa 1960's!!


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Backlog
Suggestion, bugs and ideas for the future.

  • Version 1.002 November 22, 2021

    Fixed a bug that the aircraft position would not update correctly

  • Version 1.001 October 01, 2021

    Corrected that the shaded area in the plot is the A signal, not the N signal

  • Launched September 28, 2021

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

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