[Solved] Yellow v Magenta route lines
I am struggling to comprehend the purpose of plotting a route in Ev4 with a yellow line and then accepting/confirming it to make the colour change to magenta route line!...To what purpose or advantage? Personally I cannot see the point? It is a process that I currently can't see the advantage of at all. A route can still be easily modified when shown as a magenta line so why do we need this yellow line process at all?....Just button pressing that isn't really necessary?... Personally I am all for keeping things simple.
I am willing to be convinced of the advantages of this process but what do others think?
Completely agree with Alan
Myself I didn’t find yet how to “accept” the yellow route and change it to magenta active route.
So I’m unable to file ATC file plan and always get back to EV3
Could you explain the process, I work on a route and then when happy what to get it active
I think the idea is that we can alter a route and review it before accepting it and making it “active”.
A similar process (plan - review - activate) is used by most certified GPS navigators and is necessary for any app like EasyVFR which can drive an autopilot.
It means that we can plan a route change or diversion while airborne and during this process an autopilot with GPS steering continues to follow the original active (i.e. magenta) route.
I currently have twin Dynon Skyviews with 2 axis autopilot. Flightplan/Route is transfered to the Skyviews via Ev3 for the Dynon Skyview autopilot to follow.
The autopilot is controlled from the Skyviews not directly from the Tablet so changing the flightplan in flight would not impact on the Autopilot at all until transfered to the Skyviews so I don't think that is the reasoning behind having the Yellow/ Magenta route confirmation process . If I did decide to modify the flightplan/route whilst in flight I would disconnect the autopilot temporarily anyway and then transfer the modified flightplan. Alternatively you could just modify the flightplan /route in the Dynon Skyviews without changing the route in the Tablet.
I just feel that planning the flightplan/route it in yellow is an unnecessary process. Why not just plan the route in magenta the same as Ev3.
I quite like it, I’m always changing the route inadvertently when navigating round the screen and I like a ‘no thanks’ button.
In general I like that feature very much, but yesterday in very rough air for 8 flights lasting between 15 minutes and 1 hour I, at the end, would have loved a "LOCK FLPL" button as I hat at least 50/60 times to press the dicard changes button as each try to zoom or move the map eneded up in nothing then adding additional points of my flpl. Could we have such a lock button in addition please............... 😉
I have been asking for a LOC button the same as Ev3 since April. It was supposedly voted to be done ages ago so I live in hope of it happening soon!