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leif
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If someone wants to change the cruise altitude for a flightplan with multiple waypoints, the process needs to be repeated for each leg.  I would prefer a possibility to define one altitude for the whole trip, together with the option to change it for a single leg.

When the altitude is changed by keyboard, the keyboard will occupy the lower part of the flightplan.  Any input then happens in the blind.  The keyboard is not really needed.  A number pad or scroll numbers would do.

 

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We got this question in the past a few times, but to be honest we couldn't find an easy way how to do this ui-wise. In EV4 this should not be too difficult, we can use the Route Options menu for that. 

But is it really desirable? planned altitudes for VFR flights often differ for each leg. "Undershooting" class A-D airspaces to then climb to safer in-case-of emergency altitudes if airspace structure allows. Just thinking out loud....

 

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Posted by: @rob-weijers

But is it really desirable?

 

That depends....   I found that EV4 often plans in altitudes like 2800 ft.  While this is safe and fine, I like to have a plan for round 1000 or 500 ft.

But the trouble with the keyboard remains.  Getting the numbers in will sometimes result in typing errors, especially when typing blindly.  A flightplan with a few waypoints will extend into the area that is later covered by the keyboard.

a solution could be a number pad, that is more centered on the screen.  So the input remains visible on the left side.  Also leaving out the last two 00’s would help, as I don’t think anyone is planning in 35 ft steps.

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Rob, 

A some numeric keypad as described by Leif could be useful. 

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Simple 

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are you still working on this?  

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