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MD-11 Staying On Course With Tailwinds

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Hey guys...I am new to the forum and was wondering if any of you had any suggestions on how to keep the MD-11 on course with extreme tailwinds?Currently I am flying from PANC to KMSP with a 150KTS tailwind and my plane is banking left and right trying to I guess correct for the wind?Any help would be great.Thanks in advance,Kevin

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Currently I am flying from PANC to KMSP with a 150KTS tailwind and my plane is banking left and right trying to I guess correct for the wind?
FS9 or FSX? Do you have a third-party weather program running? Do you own a registered version of FSUIPC?

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FSX, no third party weather and un-registered version of FSUIPC version 4.40

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I recommend the registered version of FSUIPC and use the weather smoothing options. I use it to dampen wind changes to 1 deg/kt per 8 seconds and also use it for temperature/pressure. You will want this addon for any high performance aircraft sim.

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So this drifting is due to FSUIPC?? I am confused?

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No, it's not caused by FSUIPC, it's caused by Flight Sim itself. What's happening is that as you fly over new areas (especially in fast airplanes) the winds shift immediately, rather than gradually as they do in real life (for the most part, unless we're talking wind shear). What FSUIPC does is dampen the change in wind direction and velocity so that the airplane can perform normally. A registered version of FSUIPC is absolutely the way to go - works wonders!Paul

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No, it's not caused by FSUIPC, it's caused by Flight Sim itself. What's happening is that as you fly over new areas (especially in fast airplanes) the winds shift immediately, rather than gradually as they do in real life (for the most part, unless we're talking wind shear). What FSUIPC does is dampen the change in wind direction and velocity so that the airplane can perform normally. A registered version of FSUIPC is absolutely the way to go - works wonders!Paul
Thanks guys.. I will check this out.. My only question is the wind was steady for hundreds of miles while this was happening..

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Tom, try turning off msfs weather (clear no weather) and you will see the difference. The pmdg aircraft do not have a bug in them that causes heading/speed/altitude changes like you are experiencing. The FSUIPC module is just one of those things we have to have to overcome msfs limitations.

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