VORDME Data Block > "Range" entry

Anyone know where there's a guide for creating Navaids (especially VORs)?
I'm adding a VORDME station and would appreciate some guidance
regarding how to use the Range entries. Their is a large block
for entering Range (distance?), and another smaller block for selecting a
Range parameter ("M" or "N"?).
I beleive that range for High VORs is ~195mm, and low VORs is
~60nm. I would like to know how to set these correctly in the
FSX Planner's VOR Data applet.
Thank you,
Ken Boardman
 
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Well I may have figured it out. Seems the range must be entered
in small units (ie. Meters) > so "M" must appear in the small block.
And the range (nautical miles) must be converted to meters (a whole
bunch of meters) and then entered into the "Range" block.
Also learned that if the DME block is checked, it's very important to
make the Altitude and Lat / Lon entries at the bottom of the
applet or else when the Nav Radio is set to the VOR Freq, the
DME reading on the cockpit Nav display will be rediculously rediculous
(not accurate at all).
Ken
 

scruffyduck

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FSX Planner has not been supported by the developer for some years. I think one or two folks still use it or have it installed. I would be surprised though if you needed to enter a navaid range in meters. I assume that using the 'N' options would allow you to enter nautical miles as the value.
 
Thank you for the tips Jon. What program could you recommend
for purpose of adding Navaids and creating / adjusting airfields,
bearing in mind that I'm relatively new at this.
Best regards,
Ken
 

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Thank you for the tips Jon. What program could you recommend
for purpose of adding Navaids and creating / adjusting airfields,
bearing in mind that I'm relatively new at this.
Best regards,
Ken
I think there are two current alternatives if you are working with FSX.

The first is AFX. This is payware from Flight1 and very similar to AFCAD for FS9. You can check it out on the Flight1 site here http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=afxv1 The support forum for AFX is here: http://www.simforums.com/forums/forum31.html

The second is ADE. This is freeware and you can check out the details here: http://www.airportdesigneditor.co.uk The support forum for ADE is here: http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=95
 
I have had the AFX payware and have used it several times with success.
I believe that I used it a few months ago to create some exclusions.
AFX created my VOR location and frequency assignments yesterday, but
then could not determine how to add a VOR object (building) to the
location; so I used FSX Planner for placing the building.
Coincidently, I downloaded the ADE program yesterday after reading
about it a few threads. Haven't installed it yet, but I'm looking forward
to trying it.
Thank you for the tips and recommendations.
Best regards,
Ken
 
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