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    B748 airport chart inaccurate

    Hello everyone i am enjoying using my recently purchased B744 and 748 aircraft. I have a current Navigraph account but today i took off from KORD and the chart in my PFD did not resemble the layout of the airport even remotely. it is a huge airport and easy to get lost and at night it was terrible. I am using the latest FSDT KORD scenery but is there a way to make the airport map in the PFD follow the installed scenery layout? If so how can i do it?
    I finished up using my navigraph chart app on the computer to track where i needed to turn and find the runway.
    also the RAAS was telling me i was crossing runways that were not there, is there a way to sync the RAAS module to the scenery we have installed?
    Any advice would be useful. Thanks
    Tim Hayes

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    Hi Tim,
    Hoping to answer the questions for you:
    Originally posted by Safari View Post
    I am using the latest FSDT KORD scenery but is there a way to make the airport map in the PFD follow the installed scenery layout? If so how can i do it?
    Have you run the Data Load? If you haven't or are unsure, you should be able to run it again. The steps are a bit lengthy to reproduce, but the information pertaining to that function can be found in the EFB Manual commencing page 124 ([Install Drive (e.g. C: )]\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v[3/4/5]\PMDG\EFB\EFB Documents Library)

    Originally posted by Safari View Post
    I finished up using my navigraph chart app on the computer to track where i needed to turn and find the runway.
    also the RAAS was telling me i was crossing runways that were not there, is there a way to sync the RAAS module to the scenery we have installed?
    I don't really use RAAS, but I believe this is still current information. FS2Crew posted at their support forum at Avsim (you may not be aware RAAS is actually developed by FS2Crew and provided as a version locked to that aircraft):

    MakeRunways
    http://fsuipc.simflight.com/beta/MakeRwys.zip

    (If you're running an OS earlier than Windows 10, you'll need a version 4.7 instead)

    To install:

    1. Drop the MakeRunways.exe in your ROOT FSX/P3D folder, not some other location.

    2. Run the file.

    3. Your scenery database will be scanned and the runways database will be updated.

    [Source: https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/5...omment=3797962]
    MakeRunways will search through installed scenery and update the file that FS2Crew RAAS (and a few other programs) uses to reference runway data.

    Hope that helps.
    Last edited by aussieh; 11Sep2021, 06:10. Reason: Emoticon auto corrected example of "C: )"
    Haydn Burgoyne

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      #3
      Thank you Haydn will take a look at the information provided. Cheers
      Tim Hayes

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        #4
        [QUOTE=aussieh;n148086]Hi Tim,
        Hoping to answer the questions for you:


        Have you run the Data Load? If you haven't or are unsure, you should be able to run it again. The steps are a bit lengthy to reproduce, but the information pertaining to that function can be found in the EFB Manual commencing page 124 ([Install Drive (e.g. C: )]\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v[3/4/5]\PMDG\EFB\EFB Documents Library

        Haydn just to clarify, if i have a lot of add on sceneries it sounds like I really need to have them all active when i do the data load? Otherwise if i only have a pair of add on sceneries active they will be the only ones that update. Then if i do a different flight with different airport pairs, then the two airports i did initially and that are not active at the time of the second flight will revert back to stock P3D sceneries information and only the second flights scenery pair will have been updated? Is the way i am reading it correct?

        Tim Hayes

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        • aussieh
          aussieh commented
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          No problems - glad I could help!

        #5
        [QUOTE=Safari;n148088]
        Originally posted by aussieh View Post
        Hi Tim,
        Hoping to answer the questions for you:


        Have you run the Data Load? If you haven't or are unsure, you should be able to run it again. The steps are a bit lengthy to reproduce, but the information pertaining to that function can be found in the EFB Manual commencing page 124 ([Install Drive (e.g. C: )]\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v[3/4/5]\PMDG\EFB\EFB Documents Library

        Haydn just to clarify, if i have a lot of add on sceneries it sounds like I really need to have them all active when i do the data load? Otherwise if i only have a pair of add on sceneries active they will be the only ones that update. Then if i do a different flight with different airport pairs, then the two airports i did initially and that are not active at the time of the second flight will revert back to stock P3D sceneries information and only the second flights scenery pair will have been updated? Is the way i am reading it correct?
        Correct. the data load will scan for active sceneries only otherwise the default data will be used
        Chris Makris (Olympic260)
        PMDG Technical Support
        http://www.pmdg.com

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        • Safari
          Safari commented
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          Thanks Chris, if i do a data load with all sceneries active then deactivate them and only use my airport pairs, then regardless of which pairs i pick they should be correct for the future? Except for any new ones added after the data load?

        • Ephedrin
          Ephedrin commented
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          Tim,

          For clarification: The system reads what is activated in your scenery.cfg. If you sit in Dubai and add a new SFO scenery it will read it too. If you then two days later fly in SFO it will be there. You only have to load it again if you change the addon. You can deactivate it but the airplane will still show the addon. It reads from the active scenery but displays from its own file.

        #6
        Just to add that if you're constantly activating and deactivating sceneries, the EFB is going to constantly show memo for the data load because it's telling you the scenery database doesn't match what it already has.
        Captain Kevin

        Kevin Yang

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          #7
          May I piggy-back a question here

          I too have the latest PMDG 747 with latest KORD for P3DV5. I am on 27L and RAAS calls out 27R instead. I was wondering - what do I need to do to update RAAS? I read the answers here. did the DATA LOAD in the EFB, but the voices RAAS still say 27R.



          Paul Gugliotta

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            #8
            Originally posted by Paulyg123 View Post
            May I piggy-back a question here

            I too have the latest PMDG 747 with latest KORD for P3DV5. I am on 27L and RAAS calls out 27R instead. I was wondering - what do I need to do to update RAAS? I read the answers here. did the DATA LOAD in the EFB, but the voices RAAS still say 27R.


            For RAAS you need to run the Make Runways program. See Haydn post on this thread
            Chris Makris (Olympic260)
            PMDG Technical Support
            http://www.pmdg.com

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              #9
              Thanks everyone for the help. Much appreciated
              Tim Hayes

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