I have been using this tool/app and find it very useful.
However, as I have been using it more and more I have a wishlist of future features!
(you can always dream, right?)
The tool is so useful and accurate that I spend less time actually looking at the map. All I do is take notes on the waypoint with the data and place my waypoints on trustworthy reference points and then actually writes that down on a piece of paper. In fact, I have been using it when the winds are not too strong.. and I find that the time over target/waypoint is extremely accurate, in fact so accurate that one thinks u could almost bomb in the blind or at night and maybe even hit some larger targets! In any case, what I mean here is that I use the map less and less...and rely more on my notes and the data from the planner. So my question is this:
#1. Would it be possible to implement a "flight plan summary" that takes all the waypoints that you have set up with HDG / RHDG / SPD / TIME / NOTES fields? And summarizes them in separate window? (that might be printed easily) In this would also be all your waypoints and their speed, duration for each waypoint, distance and a totalizer for the whole leg. It would get the data from notes from flight and perhaps each waypoint could have a notes data field or properties field.
#2.Wind calculator / or at least visulizer Would it be possible to include some kind of wind composant tool that takes the wind in calculation?
Maybe its been asked before, idk. If too advanced, maybe something simple that shows up on #1. So it would be in your list if you print it out?
#3. Whenever I am in the map, I find myself sometimes wanting just to check the heading or bearing from some point to another, not always due to making a flight plan.
Could it be possible to have a distance/bearing plotter button that just gives the heading directly and distance on the map? so you dont have to make a new flight and save a set of waypoint just to get it?
A very simple button or hotkey that turns the cursor into a plotter?
Edit: something like this! try for yourself
And as a final one...and a bonus Idea for christmas....
Could it be possible to either add circles with different radiuses in the map, or.... have the turns between waypoints not to be so sharp but rather to have a user defined radius?
Let me explain this...When flying a bomber and turning with the bombsight, It would be awesome if you could have the speed/radius of turn to be implemented in planner.
Maybe as an option for waypoint properties etc.
What I do today to overcome this is that I create a several flights that essentially are one flight but the waypoints are split up and has some openings where I add the radius separately to make it more accurate to get the perfect lineup. It´s mostly used on ingress and egress from bombing runs. OFC I can turn off the bombsight and turn in fully manually, but that usually needs me to reallign the new data into the bombsight as i for sure have either lost altitude or gained.
Finally, I wnat to thank you for this great tool!
I´ll be sure to place a donation when I get back home later today.
Edit: Donation placed. There does not go a day without me using this tool, some $ is the least I can do!
Edited by SvAF/F16_Petter, 30 November 2017 - 02:22.