LAT/LONG Data input PMDG 737

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Brian Howard
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LAT/LONG Data input PMDG 737

#1 Post by Brian Howard » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:16 pm

Can you enter a LAT/LONG into the PMDG 737 FMC I know I have entered them in the LD as say 53N30W enter 5330N, but every time I enter numbers into the PMDG FMC I get the message..Not in the data base...just curious if it can be done...Thanks Brian

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Re: LAT/LONG Data input PMDG 737

#2 Post by Leon Gibbs » Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:17 pm

Hmm interesting, what if you try entering it in DMS? Ie S46.45.45.455 E176.34.34.340 maybe? I know you can co-locate points e.g. a point 50nm from NV VOR on the 022 Radial is entered as NV022/50

Be interesting if something like this works.
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Re: LAT/LONG Data input PMDG 737

#3 Post by Jeff Smith » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:19 am

Brian Howard wrote:Can you enter a LAT/LONG into the PMDG 737 FMC I know I have entered them in the LD as say 53N30W enter 5330N, but every time I enter numbers into the PMDG FMC I get the message..Not in the data base...just curious if it can be done...Thanks Brian
Brian

It should work as you have done it.

2 ways to enter lat/lon coordinates in any FMC.

First is using the fix names as found in an AIRAC cycle. Here is an image of what it looks like and how to enter the coordinates:

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Keep in mind that the first lines of each quadrant are for longitudes 00-99 degrees and the second lines are for longitudes 100-180 degrees.

Second is to enter them into the FMC as follows:
Latitude degrees are 2 digit followed by 2 digit minutes and seconds are rounded to the nearest 10th decimal. Longitude degrees are 3 digit followed by 2 digit minutes and seconds are rounded to the nearest 10th decimal. Example:

53N30W = N5300.0W03000.0

This second format will work with any lat/lon coordinate as well as coordinates not found in an AIRAC cycle. Example:

N40° 14.08' W73° 23.66' = N4014.1W07323.7

Hope this helps :)
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