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Hi all. I have been fiddling with the weather settings and am tying to make sense out of a few things. Just curious what others have heard/observed?1. How does the dynamic rate of change slider interact with real weather? Under what conditions does the weather change? That is to say, if I am using the static "snapshot" real weather, will the weather slowly change over the same place over time? On the other hand, if I use the 15 minute update weather, how will the rate of change slider affect things each time the weather is updated? Are these things connected, or do they work independantly?2. I have yet to encounter any true IFR conditions. Even flying into the middle of a large cumulus puff, I can still see the gorund directly beneath me. Is this my settings, or is this just the way MS designed the clouds? I havent tried stratus clouds yet. Perhaps they will be different.3. About the clouds, they are gorgeous to look at, but I think a lot more work is in order in terms of establishing some sort of corelation between certain cloud types and rain and turbulence. Just as in FS2002 and FS2000, the rain seems to fall independantly of the clouds. Even when I am between two storms and there is blue sky above me it still rains. If I fly right under a thunderstorm, the rain does not seem to intensify. And while the new turbulence is a HUGE improvement, I do not notice any change when flying into a cumulus puff or even a Cb.These are just first impressions after a small handfull of flights, and I am curious about what others are experiencing?Andrew

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I'm battling the wx too, mainly reduced visability situations...Unless I'm missing something, FS9 simply does not do haze/smoke/ smog, etc. If I pull the vis back to, say, 5 miles, it simply pulls the horizon in to 5 miles, and it's perfect visibility out to there, then nothing (the horizon line defines the visibility limit.(on a clear sky but "smoggy" day, the blue sky starts out at a 5 mile horizon...looks odd)There is no haze modelled, a real surprise/disappointment. I hope I am simply missing something, FS2K2 over on the C drive is doing fine in this respect...Even loaded the "heavy weather" wx scenarios. Rain and wind, but the mountains 15 mile away are as crisp and clear as the ramp in front of the plane.Is there a setting I haven't found? This is not good...Cheers,Dave

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