24 Dec 2007, 11:42
Hi....my name is Brandon, I have been using ADE for only about a day. That seems short but theres a reason why. I am trying to create a new airport in Kansas, USA where no other international airport is around. The main problem is that I dont know what magnetic variation to use. I start with a runway at 220 degrees. When I go to the airport in FSX I am pointing toward the centerline just fine but my actual heading is 213 degrees. I would figure I would have to change the magnetic variation by either -7 or +7 degrees. It doesnt matter what number I put in, the aircraft remains at 213 degrees. I do recreate and save the airport everytime because there is no menu to change this information on the fly. I also delete the .BGL file in the FSX dir and replace it with the new file just to make sure its not using the same file with the problem. If there are any ideas let me know. Its the only thing so far keeping me from building my airport. One suggestion would be to make a menu identical to the "new airport" menu so I can change the location, altitude and magnetic variation without having to creat a new airport every time until everything works. Thank you.