AndyB, if you're too far out the Galaxy Map won't be able to plot a route for you. What I did to get to Sol was to select it as a destination so I knew what direction it was in and then cycle through the systems I could jump to in order to find the one that was the closest in terms of direction and then repeated the process till I got close and could plot a course.
thanks for that tip, i'm now one jump from sol its a bit of a pain in the neck having to go to the galaxy map every time but worth the effort.
still, i'd like to see them bring in something like this thread on the FD forums suggests
Starman Jones wrote:AndyB what is FSD? Can you share your cobra set up?
Frame Shift Drive.
my Cobra is nothing special: