Make EGOD the startup location?

26 Jul 2017 09:23 #34919 by FlyingDrMike
I have been having a great time on the timed Mach and Moli loops both with the Harrier and the Spitfire. A frustration is FG wanting to start at Boston airport. I have tried adding --airport=EGOD to the launcher but looking at the log this is ignored as the --airport=KBOS is read first and my line ignored as a duplicate. I can't see KBOS in the flightgear.ini file. Any suggestions welcome.
A couple of further comments:
I found you while searching on the mach loop.
It was not immediately obvious that you were linked to the Flightgear.org simulator - hence a link to Flightgear.org on your home page might help.
I spent ages trying to register using the link via the titlebar REGISTER>register getting an error message saying cookies need to be enabled (both Explorer and Chrome) - and then saw the register link on the forum. Would be good to make the former bring up the working register page.
I normally keep my feet on the ground and fly planes by radio control (fixed wing and rotary). Have done some full size gliding and aerobatic flying and R22 Heli. A member of our model club is considering doing a spitfire flight and I thought the sim might enhance his experience.
Very impressed with the sim.
Mike

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26 Jul 2017 10:20 - 26 Jul 2017 10:28 #34920 by Warty
Welcome :) this post might help:
www.fguk.eu/index.php/2013-09-03-13-01-0...sort-of-the-question

It's not a problem to those of us with an old FG version B)

Edit: EGOV (RAF Valley in Anglesey) is also not too far away and, in practise, it would be more likely as a base for real-world aircraft using the mach-loop.

Mac 10.10.5 Yosemite, FG3.6RC

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26 Jul 2017 12:49 #34922 by StuartC
Hi and welcome. We are aware of the registration bug. Its a pain in the arse.
Glad you are finding fun with our Mach loop scenarios, it can be quite challenging.
I'm a model pilot as well, Fixed with + Rotary.

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27 Jul 2017 07:19 #34927 by FlyingDrMike
I found an easy way to do this. I added the --airport=EGOD instruction to the program call instruction (Target) - before the --launcher text. Now EGOD gets recognised and the KBOS that --launcher tries to implement is seen as the duplicate and ignored. The nice thing of this approach is that one can set up multiple Flightgear icons on ones desktop that start at different airports. I am using Windows. To clarify my full call now is: "C:\Program Files\FlightGear 2017.2.1\bin\fgfs.exe" --airport=EGOD --launcher I hope this useful to others. Mike
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