Feature Request: Draw a reference line to follow
I saw this idea on Facebook, and maybe worth to consider
From Beat Streit:
Hi Folks, I've a question:
Is it possible just to get a line to follow?
I can add cylinders but then I have to enter the Cylinders but I just need a "red" line for orientation.
From Andy Donaldson:
Not as far as I know. The task map shows a thick blue line from your position to the next turnpoint. Then subsequent route segments are shown in a thinner blue line. Previous route segments aren't shown.
I'd be interested in something like this too, if I understand you correctly.
What I'd like to see is to always see the blue line for all segments of the route. I'm more interested in entering a route to give me an idea of where I plan to fly. I don't want to see a blue line from my position to the next turnpoint.
For instance I might enter a route with a turnpoint to take me round some airspace, and I'm not concerned whether I enter the turnpoint or not.
Maybe it could be an option on the task map or preferences. For example two checkboxes for Show Route to Next Turnpoint, Show Entire Route.
Personally I've never wanted to fly to waypoints. I want to use the route to remind myself of the intended route than I might have planned, for example to avoid airspace.
For example I have to fly Northeast from takeoff to get round some airspace. So I put in a turnpoint to get round that. But the wind is pushing me east and the blue line to the turnpoint then shows me the shortest path to the turnpoint through the airspace that I am trying to avoid.
Or maybe I'm flying in a guided group and we agree that we fly to point A and then if the conditions are good and people are still in the air then we push on to point B. But there is no need for anyone to fly to within a cylinder around point A because we aren't in a competition.
I'd really just like to see the entire route on screen and navigate myself. I can look at the line and where I am and see I've gone east of the blue line and realise I need to start pushing west, or that I'm roughly on track or whatever.
I'm not interested in flying into turnpoint cylinders, so it's annoying that XCTrack keeps directing me to the turnpoint even when I have gone past it. I don't want to have to switch the navigation to the next turnpoint in flight.