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FeelThere Releases Map!

Posted on Thu, 04 Jun 2009 22:20:47 GMT
Last updated Sun, 13 Sep 2015 17:41:40 GMT

Just like the cabin screens in a real airliner's passenger cabin, MAP! will display the track of your flight. In addition, a sequence of screens shows a variety of flight information such as elapsed and remaining time, distance, altitude, wind information, and temperature (to name just a few).

MAP! is compatible with all default and add-on airplanes or helicopters. MAP! reads the timezone information from FS and feelThere does not take responsibility of its accuracy.

In-Flight map

By adding such a high level of visibility to everything that you need to know about a flight, missing out important details that could alter the success of your journey has been minimized. Things like flight details and even things like elapsed times, weather information, temperature, distance and altitude can all be included here with the absolute minimum of ease.

Now, you can have a detailed and feature database of life-time information coming back to you and making the cabin feel far more effective than it used to be. This is a big feature within real-life aircraft and is a welcome addition to FSX.

Compatible with any aircraft, even third-party additions, this manages to revolutionize the way that you will be flying around and the quality and precision of any flights that you undertake. By reading timezone details from the flight simulator itself, you are given information back that is as accurate as the simulator will allow and will make a massive difference to the product itself.

However, a Network Edition of this project has since been released and will make your computer act as the hub and host for the rest of your local network. Now, you can display information on a second computer, too! This can be hugely useful for referencing a laptop or something similar, or even for letting someone else in your household feed the information back to you just as a real pilot would be doing! This is a very interesting addition that will change your overall understanding of what is required for a successful flight, too.

In-seat display showing flight information

Although many might be expecting some super interactive modification, this require very little input after installation. It merely shows you the information in front of you – there’s nothing else that you can do except make use of it!

Controlled by the software itself, it will be located on your flight deck behind some locked doors, you can’t just look at it whilst you fly or zoom in on it. This adds another layer of realism to the feature and makes it a bit more challenging to use, but also matches the way that MAP! Details would be provided to you in the real world. By adding no new features that wouldn’t fit in with the real MAP! Features, this manages to capture various different aspects of the flight for you to view when possible.

One thing that you can change, though, is how quickly MAP will start switching from one of its various screens to the next. This lets you get a better look at certain aspects whilst it automatically flips from page to page. By delaying this, you get more functionality and more time to understand the feedback.

However, you can also display this on your VC panel if you have a virtual cabin. This means that you can also put it on the backseat, or even on the ATC window. 

More information over at SimShack.

Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

is a Flight Simulation enthusiast with a keen interest in aviation and technology. He has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.

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