> It just occurred to me that we could be talking about
> different versions of FSNav. My comments are based on v4
> which may be different to v3 as far as symbols are
I am using the latest v4.x version with FS2002 and the v3
version with FS98. The symbols are the same, but my scenery
> I'm a bit perplexed by your comment about sizing on a 21" monitor.
I'm sorry, but I mixed up things. In my office I have 21"
(without FS, of course <g>) but at home there is only 19".
> Shouldn't they be easier to see on a larger one? On my 19"
> CRT running at 1280*960 the symbols are quite easy to
Well, it depends. The VORs are often located at airports,
when you zoom in you get the brown airport area in the
background enlarged, however the symbol for the VOR isn't.
Furthermore there is so much other stuff around, ILS,
markers, identifiers, runways, frequencies and so on, and
the thickness of the lines is only one pixel, I believe. The
only difference between VOR and VOR/DME is a small square in
the middle. It would be easier to spot if the symbol used a
different color. Your mileage may vary.
> As far as non-DME ILSs are concerned the place for those
> is France! They just don't seem to bother. Same goes for a
> lot of their VORs too! Just the French being different I
I don't know where I found them, but I don't remember having
done any flights in France regarding this. I tend to use the
distance readout from DME as a means to determine when to
drop flaps and gears - as you know, RC tends to put you on
ILS far out when you don't request a short landing and I
don't want to drop the gears if far from runway. Generally I
feel better when I know how far I am out, especially with
very low visibility or low cloud ceiling. Maybe I should use