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Old 09-26-2016, 09:20 AM   #21
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I guess the answer to text size is to keep as few lines of text as possible on the map itself, and add more info to a separate boxed section with additional info for every turnpoint. Another way might be to make the map NOT to scale, because you usually don't have a need for the long line between waypoints, just the waypoint itself.

That would require a lot of positioning of the map elements though, no likely not ideal.
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:33 AM   #22
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Another thing. If you want to shorten the text you have on the route legs and waypoints, try the following:

On ETA only write minutes and seconds as long as the time is on the same hour. give the start time only in the full format. Waypoint names can be set aside to a separate text area on the kneeboard. When you need to fly an altitude, write QNH, if you fly on flight leves, write STD (STanDard, not the other kind of std...), and with radar altimiter write AGL (Above Ground Level).

Leave out the return direction, it takes unnecessary space, and every pilot should be able to derive the direction in their head if need be.

Meters on the altitudes is ok as it is, if you show feet on that you can abbreviate thousands of feet with "kft" (kilo-feet). So 1000ft =1kft. If you want, the same thing works ok with km too if you need to shorten that.

Altitude and speed could be written separately from the map in my opinion. That way only direction and time would show on the map, and the rest on a footnote textfiekd below the picture.

Would that work?
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:01 PM   #23
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Yeah, I see there is room for customization. I can implement all of your suggestions (except keyboard commands), and let the user to choose what and how it is displayed. This way it will be possible to show different pages generated by instances of the same script but with different formatting, both graphical and table. That would solve the problem of annotation spam by diluting them.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:13 PM   #24
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I'm almost ready to release my flight plan page. But if you still want to discuss about it, there is the dedicated thread: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=175186

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i don't use kneeboard too much since it is not usable for me. i have some wishes and if those are already in it please let me know:

1- Toggle kneeboard to screen, not forcing to push and hold K key
2- Mouse click to turn next/previous pages
3- Index page with mouse click ability to go directly related page
4- See the briefing in kneeboard
5- Zoom in out the pages
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:25 AM   #26
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i don't use kneeboard too much since it is not usable for me. i have some wishes and if those are already in it please let me know:

1- Toggle kneeboard to screen, not forcing to push and hold K key
RShift+K if I remember correct. Search for "Toggle Kneeboard" in controls
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2- Mouse click to turn next/previous pages
nice Idea, maybe mousewheel support to quickly scroll through pages?
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3- Index page with mouse click ability to go directly related page
Maybe an index row at the side?
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4- See the briefing in kneeboard
Great idea, much more immersive, may be with different pages for situation, task, weather, and threats.
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Nice. In addition maybe an option to set the "base" size of the kneeboard to personal preference?
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:29 AM   #27
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Ad 1. It already works this way. By default RShift+K (IIRC)
Ad 2. Would be nice to have
Ad 3. There is already a functionality to bookmark and quick access specific pages. I don't recall the combination right now, I've modified my settings to use LAlt+(1...9). Looks like a core feature but it's not supported by all of the modules.
Ad 4. Would be nice to have. Kneeboard builder (mod) can do that.
Ad 5. Wouldn't hurt but frankly speaking if the page can't be read without zooming-in, it's probably not formatted in a correct way.

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Old 02-15-2017, 12:07 PM   #28
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i don't use kneeboard too much since it is not usable for me. i have some wishes and if those are already in it please let me know:

1- Toggle kneeboard to screen, not forcing to push and hold K key
2- Mouse click to turn next/previous pages
3- Index page with mouse click ability to go directly related page
4- See the briefing in kneeboard
5- Zoom in out the pages
All good ideas (some already there, as mentioned above).

Kneeboard briefing page would be awesome!
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:50 AM   #29
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Another thing I think would really rock in the kneeboard would be the ability to WRITE on it...think about it, most pilots use pens (there are several A-10C videos where you can actually see them writing using their pens, which are attached to their gloves) so you could make anotations on maps, cross out waypoints you already flown, count enemies down, radio channels/freq, or just painting if bored

I think it would be a great and REALISTIC addition.
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:32 PM   #30
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Another thing I think would really rock in the kneeboard would be the ability to WRITE on it...think about it, most pilots use pens (there are several A-10C videos where you can actually see them writing using their pens, which are attached to their gloves) so you could make anotations on maps, cross out waypoints you already flown, count enemies down, radio channels/freq, or just painting if bored

I think it would be a great and REALISTIC addition.
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