Garmin Pilot / map/ Charts

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Roland Donnell, Dec 12, 2020.

  1. Roland Donnell

    Roland Donnell Filing Flight Plan

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    Under the Maps options

    Roads/Borders

    VFR

    IFR

    When the VFR option is selected the map does not move under my position with a flight plan. In flight when I drag the map to my position the map will recenter on my point of departure if I touch the recenter button. The map will move and center under my position if I add/select VFR under the charts option.

    Under the Charts options

    VFR

    WAC

    IFR Low

    IFR High


    User guide does not address this limitation. Am I missing something? Thanks
     
  2. Van Johnston

    Van Johnston Cleared for Takeoff

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    First, what platform/OS/version?

    I cannot duplicate your issue in my La-Z-Boy this morning. If I move the map off my current location, toggling through all the charts and maps options does not move the map.

    I am not aware of any feature that goes to point of departure.

    iPad Air 2, iOS 14.2, GP 10.3.3.
     
  3. Roland Donnell

    Roland Donnell Filing Flight Plan

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    Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Android/windows version 7.0

    Garmin 7.6.4

    Okay try this.

    Enter three waypoints for a flight plan about 50 miles apart from each other more or less on a straight flight path.


    WP 1_____WP2 (your current location) _____WP3


    Now in the map mode with the route being displayed press the (center on aircraft) icon. This shifts the map and centers me back to WP1 instead of my current position. In flight the same results unless I have selected VFR US Charts but on the ground now I’m still returned to WP1 instead of my current location. ???
     
  4. Van Johnston

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    No joy. The “center on current position” works reliably for me regardless of which map or chart. Sorry, maybe an Android user can help.
     
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  5. gacoon

    gacoon Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Android version has a reputation for being buggy. Call Garmin and see what they say.
     
  6. MikeNY

    MikeNY Pre-Flight PoA Supporter

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  7. Roland Donnell

    Roland Donnell Filing Flight Plan

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    Well big Homer Simpson DOH! Enabled Center with Nav/Track under General Settings (first time to use) prior to a return flight not knowing how it would affect the map display. It performed exactly as was designed but I didn’t know what that was until trying to solve the odd map behavior I was having.

    So problem resolved after turning the feature off. Thanks for the responses and links.
     
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