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Adding GPS waypoints on existing course without changing course

Hi,

 

I'm new to skyvector and I'm trying to plan a cross-country VFR flight with check points along the way, roughly every 10-20 nm. I started with a straight line course between departure and destination. Then I clicked on the magenta line at different points and added the GPS coordinates to my plan as waypoints.

 

The problem is that it modifies the course by as much as 1-2 degrees if I do that. I zoomed in as far as it would allow to be more precise with my mouse selection, but it's still annoying that I get that range of error. I have a trackball for more precise movements and selection without moving the pointer on the screen, so I don't think that's the issue.

 

Is there a way to add GPS waypoints more easily on a straight line course segment without any effect on the course line?

 

I would also like to name them something other than "UserFix", but I see from some other threads in this forum that others have asked the same and it's not available.

 

Thanks