Redbird Navigator Changelog

Bug fixes, updates, and enhancements to Redbird Navigator

Latest stable release: Navigator Core v3.5.6 -2021-03-25

Latest beta release: Navigator Core v3.6.4 - 2021-09-01

 


Navigator Core: 3.6.4 - 2021-09-01

Fixed

  • Failure to load an OTP-based service plugin could leave other service plugins unstarted.
  • Support plugin messages larger than 1 KB in length
  • (regression) Some scores would not upload in version 3.6.3
  • (regression) Display RealNav Cycle on Sim Managment Overview

Navigator Core: 3.6.3 - 2021-07-15

Fixed

  • Delete missions launched from url when simulation ends
  • Add flight end timestamp to scores.json files prior to upload
  • Add default units to scored variables when they are not specified in the mission

Navigator Core: 3.6.2 - 2021-07-09

Fixed

  • Correctly identify system's primary display
  • Prepar3D v1 loads default mission when launching staged .fxml file

Navigator Core: 3.6.1 - 2021-07-07

Fixed

  • Trace scoring for the instant grade of a path or point value was incorrect.

Added

  • Reposition support to trace missions
  • Update Prepar3D.cfg Location and LocationFullScreen display to system primary display on startup

Navigator Core: 3.6.0 - 2021-06-30

Fixed

  • Correct various I18N errors in UI
  • Add updated Corvus, Connect and manual icons
  • Support GIFT scores for remaining fuel quantity
  • Smoother weather transitions in trace missions
  • Free flight turns on panel lights in dawn, dusk or night time (various aircraft)
  • Free flight correctly supports surface wind gusts < 10 knots
  • Support aircraft names containing apostrophes/single quotes
  • Correctly identify expired pilot keys

Added

  • Download a scenario from a remote server and launch
  • Request remote session from Sim Management > Support page
  • Include wind velocity and direction to Sidekick flight data feed

Navigator Core: 3.5.7 - 2021-07-02

Fixed

  • Trace scoring for the instant grade of a path or point value was incorrect. 

Navigator Core: 3.5.6 - 2021-03-25

Fixed

  • Trace scoring for GIFT-IR CDI, GSI, and GPS Drives Nav variables.

Navigator Core: 3.5.5 - 2020-11-03

Fixed

  • Some failure events would be sent with the wrong notification priority.

Navigator Core: 3.5.4 - 2020-08-26

Fixed

  • Invisible window would cover the Desktop after some flights.

Navigator Core: 3.5.3 - 2020-08-04

Fixed

  • Navigator wasn't loading on some units when not connected to the internet.
  • Correct GPS related value lookups in TraceService
  • Remove dangling '}' in navbar title when viewing changelogs

Added

  • Fuel management for all fuel tanks defined by the current aircraft configuration
  • Payload station management for all stations defined by the current aircraft configuration

Navigator Core: 3.5.2 - 2020-07-14

Fixed

  • `Distance` field on Dispatch Free Flight page was reloading with incorrect units after a flight ended
  • Links on Dispatch In-flight page would open in a new browser tab/window
  • Simulation would launch with the wrong aircraft model after swapping an acrylic panel
  • Clean up Dispatch Confirm page for various screen sizes
  • Give pilot key input field focus when login modal opens
  • Sim Management Overview list of installed software w/ changelogs was breaking on malformed changelog filenames
  • Score screen was not auto-loading when scores were generated
  • Restyle the score screen to look more like Navigator 3.4.x versions
  • Fix Dispatch Free Flight Position picker card responsive sizing
    Clean up inconsistent home screen app icon sizing on different screen sizes

Added

  • Include a shutdown sequence in the Dispatch In-flight page
  • New icons for Dispatch, Scenario Store and Sim Management

Navigator Core: 3.5.1 - 2020-05-22

Fixed

  • Free flight would fail to launch if a waypoint was selected as the start point
  • Include RealNav cycle on SimManagement Overview page
  • Compress UI assets

Added

  • PFD Service

Navigator Core: 3.5.0 - 2020-02-10

Fixed

  • Sort Jay aircraft list alphabetically (ignoring case)
  • Scenario store - don't force user to update a scenario bundle before allowing them to remove it
  • Scenario store - show an indicator when a scenario bundle is being removed
  • Sorting order of apps on Springboard
  • Bug that could cause Free Flight page to crash
  • Prevent pilot key login requests after successful login
  • Gracefully handle duplicate event subscription requests
  • Sidekick incorrectly reports g-force values

Changed

  • Improved text readability
  • Iconography
  • Allow login from any page
  • Improved Preflight UI
  • More status information displayed on In Flight page
  • Improved flight launch error messages
  • Include IP address in peripherals list
  • Add yoke, rudder and brake positions to sidekick data report
  • Include 'Program Files' Directory in P3D executable search

Added

  • Support X-Plane
  • Ability to Login via Redbird Accounts (if internet), no USB key required
  • Additional flight info inside Score packets
  • Advanced filtering capability on Dispatch scenarios list
  • Changed icon for All tab in Dispatch from a folder to a list
  • Added new Folders tab in Dispatch that allows user to view their scenarios grouped by product and custom tags
  • Trace support for rate of turn scoring
  • Include Trace version in scores.json
  • Ability to launch missions from a pilot key
  • Clean up any unstaged missions during navigator start

Navigator Core: 3.4.8 - 2020-06-24

Fixed

  • Update map server
  • Proxy map through port 80
  • Compress UI assets

Added

  • Primary Flight Display service to Instructor Station


Navigator Core: 3.4.3 - 2019-09-03

Fixed

  • GIFT missions would not generate a score when evaluating "distance from a point" segments
  • Display the correct value of the "Using Non-Redbird Rudder Pedals" setting in Sim Management/Settings
  • Include GIFT IR Flight Option in fight metadata
  • Improve mission sorting in Dispatch app
  • Free Flight winds setting now extends to 30K feet
  • Show green GIFT FLIGHT label on GIFT missions downloaded from the Scenario Store
  • Add titlebar to the Dispatch loading and in-flight screens
  • Instructor station crashes with some calls to "get time"
  • Aircraft crashes when unpausing the simulation after certain ground-to-ground repositions
  • Unstaging a mission would delete the mission flight file under certain conditions

Navigator Core: 3.4.2 - 2019-08-09

Added

  • Dispatch supports mission-specific in flight content

Fixed

  • Set correct surface visibility altitude when launching free flight in air / on ground from a runway
  • Read and update tail numbers on new Redbird aircraft configurations
  • Include RealNav cycle in support request emails generated from Sim Management application
  • Resolve "timeout" errors related to long Prepar3D boot times
  • Improve support for launching missions with Prepar3D versions > v1
  • Include navigation/title bar on Dispatch "in flight" screens
  • Repositioning from ground to air no longer leaves airplane pinned to ground
  • Improve GIFT scoring of CDI/GSI

Navigator Core: 3.4.1 - 2019-07-18

Added

  • Redbird Orbit

Fixed

  • Could not reposition when on ground
  • Open changelogs in new window when viewing via Navigator Desktop

Navigator Core: 3.4.0 - 2019-06-24

Added

  • Support for links in scenario preflight content
  • New scoring and audio functionality to Trace to support upcoming products
  • Support for increasing/decreasing sim rate
  • Support "nearest" navdata lookups

Fixed

  • Reposition no longer triggers scenery reload

Navigator Core: 3.3.8 - 2019-03-12

Fixed

  • Corrupt missions would prevent missions from showing up on dispatch screen

Navigator Core: 3.3.7 - 2019-02-28

Changed

  • Remove default info log and move error log to redbird logging directory

Navigator Core: 3.3.6 - 2019-02-21

Fixed

  • Weather files not saving with mission

Navigator Core: 3.3.5 - 2019-02-08

Fixed

  • Navigator will freeze when started on a computer without an enabled network interface

Navigator Core: 3.3.4 - 2018-11-30

Changed

  • Improve navdata lookup performance

Fixed

  • Sometimes trace missions take a very long time to launch
  • Sometimes Sidekick and Simulation services would not terminate properly

Navigator Core: 3.3.3 - 2018-10-23

Added

  • Support overriding default paused status on scenario startup for certain missions

Navigator Core: 3.3.2 - 2018-10-23

Added

  • Power button in the titlebar for Jays and TDs for restarting/shutting down the sim
  • Alert to titlebar for number of scenario store updates available
  • Put reason for a scenario being locked on the card, since hovering over the lock won't work on tablets

Fixed

  • Sometimes Settings page would not populate all the fields
  • Inability to get pilot name after Navigator restart

Changed

  • Clear Navigator Desktop cache on Navigator updates

Navigator Core: 3.3.1 - 2018-10-08

Fixed

  • User would be prompted to login even though they already were
  • Simulation state incorrect if Prepar3D is manually terminated
  • Handle multiple scoring events
  • Handle UI on score screen for TD's running Navigator Desktop

Navigator Core: 3.3.0 - 2018-10-03

Added

  • Ability to change the tail number for the current attached aircraft acrylic
  • Setting in Sim Management Settings page to enable/disable the mDNS Service that allows Tracon to find sims on the network
  • API endpoint to return Navigator version
  • Latest Trace mission support

Fixed

  • Navigator.Scenario would need to be rebooted when Prepar3D crashed

Changed

  • Made the ? help icons on the Sim Management settings page more obvious

Navigator Core: 3.2.3 - 2018-08-23

Added

  • Ability to set a custom name for the sim in the Sim Management Settings page
  • Support for choosing between Glass/Steam C172 on Jay/Jay Velocity sims for GIFT missions

Fixed

  • Corrected label on Free Flight for Cloud Base altitude from AGL to MSL

Navigator Core: 3.2.2 - 2018-08-07

Added

  • Allow setting of order of apps in Springboard

Changed

  • In Navigator Desktop, go to Scores screen on end of a trace flight
  • Added titlebar to Scores page, so, if scores don't load, the user can go back to the home screen

Fixed

  • Set software release channel to 'stable' if it's not already set
  • Navaid search in Dispatch Free Flight - backspacing part of input after selecting a start position, and then typing in a new one was giving back no results
  • Navaid search - escape apostrophes in airport names (such as Martha's Vineyard (KMVY))

Navigator Core: 3.2.1 - 2018-07-16

Changed

  • Send dns-sd 'Goodbye' message on termination
  • Support web requests to sim's IPv6 address Include simvars in scenario json
  • Include sim status and known identities on channel join
  • Support UI Plugin hrefs

Navigator Core: 3.2.0 - 2018-06-29

Changed

  • Updated pilot key authentication to support guest keys
  • Add navigator version to sidekick metadata

Added

  • dns-sd responder
  • Report additional fields via Sidekick
  • more engine vars engine 2 vars gear state (is retractable, pct extended) ground speed, heading and track
  • Display Hobbs time if available
  • Return sim's serial, hobbs and navigator version when connecting to app channel

Navigator Core: 3.1.5 - 2018-05-30

Added

  • Display Hobbs time if available

Fixed

  • Peripherals were not loading properly on some systems

Navigator Core: 3.1.4 - 2018-05-02

Fixed

  • Support sim specific RB Core versions in Sim Management app
  • Support scenario specific sim mappings
  • Trace: SetWX regression bug

Added

  • Trace: Add `AccelerationBodyX` to score-able variables
  • Sim Management: Display HOBBS time if available (Jays/TD/TD2)

Navigator Core: 3.1.3 - 2018-04-26

Fixed

  • Improve peripheral support
  • Support setting weather via Trace mission commands

Navigator Core: 3.1.2 - 2018-04-11

Fixed

  • Some peripheral software was not starting for certain configurations
  • Aircraft type was not loading for certain configurations

Navigator Core: 3.1.1 - 2018-04-03

Fixed

  • Re-added ability to toggle between Metric and Imperial unit systems via the Sim Management Settings page
  • Label/input sizing for small screens on Dispatch Free Flight page

Navigator Core: 3.1.0 - 2018-03-21

Added

  • Ability to remove scenarios downloaded from the Scenario Store app
  • New Settings tab in the Sim Management app
  • New Sim Management settings to enable/disable Sidekick Uploads, Anonymous Pilot Mode, Auto Applying Critical Updates, Free Flight, and Scenario Store, on the Settings tab of Sim Management
  • New settings to require a password to restart/shutdown the sim
  • Ability to choose Motion from Free Flight if it is installed

Changed

  • Moved "Desired Software Stability" dropdown and Change Password functionality from the Overview tab to the new Settings tab

Fixed

  • Could not launch a flight with the motion system enabled
  • Error with device monitor service that would cause the application to stop responding
  • Only show link to Instructor Station from Dispatch if Instructor Station is installed

Navigator Core: 3.0.2 - 2018-03-08

Fixed

  • Could not launch certain flight that had user tags Remove "Paint" variants from aircraft list on Jay UI
  • Handle large Trace score payloads

Navigator Core: 3.0.1 - 2018-03-02

Fixed

  • Bug when Support Contact was not yet set
  • Bug launching free flight on some systems

Navigator Core: 3.0.0 - 2018-02-14

Added

  • Support for Windows 10 Support for Prepar3D 3.x
  • Support for Jay/TD/TD2 Scenario Store application
  • Ability to edit, delete, and favorite scenarios within Dispatch
  • Notifications in Titlebar for new updates available

Changed

  • Simplified Free Flight page
  • Improved Free Flight launch sequence
  • Improved peripheral monitoring
  • Separated Instructor Station into a stand alone product

Navigator Core: 2.1.5 - 2017-12-24

Added

  • Waypoints to navaid database Waypoints to map (Instructor Station only)

Fixed

  • Weather lapse rate
  • Bug that prevented printing the map when vertical track pane was open (Instructor Station)

Navigator Core: 2.1.4 - 2017-10-24

  • Special build for Migration

Navigator Core: 2.1.3 - 2017-09-07

Added

  • Changelog
  • City, State, or City, Country, or Region, Lat, and Lon to Navaids and Waypoints for Freeflight and Reposition Search

Fixed

  • Clicking the X button on Location search box to clear the input
  • Hide the Motion Platform from the devices list when it is set to Disabled/Not Installed
  • Issue on iPads on the Confirm Flight modal where the contents were blank until you changed the screen orientation

Navigator Core: 2.1.2 - 2017-08-10

Fixed

  • Pause before generating a Trace score Issue that caused flight packet uploads to failures
  • Fixed unit label on Advanced Weather -> Cloud Layers

Navigator Core: 2.1.1 - 2017-07-18

Added

  • Preflight content support
  • Redbird Updater Pilot Key support GIFT support
  • Flight and score sync to Redbird Landing app

Fixed

  • Issue with updating weather

Navigator Core: 2.0.1 - 2017-06-01

Added

  • Dispatch library sorting

Navigator Core: 2.0.0 - 2017-04-04

Added

  • GeoJSON basemap

Fixed

  • Architecture updates
  • Various bug fixes