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REX Essential vs Active Sky 2012

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One complaint I have heard about regarding REX in the past was that the textures really pulled on the frames. Has this improved with the latest and greatest?


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I think this was REXE reinjecting weather. I'm gonna have to experiment and figure out how to stop it from clearing everything out while it injects every 15 minutes.

 

I haven't even had a chance to install Essentials yet (hopefully this weekend) but I recall reading that there was to be a new option which prevented wx updates from occurring when you approached your destination airport. This would stop these kinds of sudden changes when you're right in the middle of a dicey approach.

 

Or did I just imagine this? :-)

 

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Hello

Can someone answer me this question, I typically fly after work in the evening, lets say about 21:00 hrs

I plan a flight taking off from my local airport with the Sim time set to 12 noon.

How do I get the correct metar for 12 noon from the REX weather engine and not the prevailing weather at 21:00 hrs.

Am I correct in assuming that REX is unable to deliver archived weather and I am forced to use unrealistic night time conditions for a noon flight.

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I haven't even had a chance to install Essentials yet (hopefully this weekend) but I recall reading that there was to be a new option which prevented wx updates from occurring when you approached your destination airport. This would stop these kinds of sudden changes when you're right in the middle of a dicey approach.

 

Or did I just imagine this? :-)

 

Scott

 

You can definitely set the altitude below which there will be no more weather updates. I used that for the first time this morning and it worked great. I'm still playing with the number that I want to use.


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Hello

Can someone answer me this question, I typically fly after work in the evening, lets say about 21:00 hrs

I plan a flight taking off from my local airport with the Sim time set to 12 noon.

How do I get the correct metar for 12 noon from the REX weather engine and not the prevailing weather at 21:00 hrs.

Am I correct in assuming that REX is unable to deliver archived weather and I am forced to use unrealistic night time conditions for a noon flight.

 

Yes. That's correct unless you load up the weather at noon, save it, and reload it later.

 

You can definitely set the altitude below which there will be no more weather updates. I used that for the first time this morning and it worked great. I'm still playing with the number that I want to use.

 

Sounds like exactly what I need to change.

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Yes. That's correct unless you load up the weather at noon, save it, and reload it later.

 

Hello

So I would need to pop home from work, save the correct weather for later or settle for unrealistic night time conditions for my daytime flight.

Sadly then this weather engine is of no use to me, if you fly in the evening after work then the only way this is ever going to give the correct conditions is to only fly in the dark.

Is everyone happy with this scenario ?, or am I being too picky in wanting to match the metar with the time of day ?

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Have you ever been tested for OCD? (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

 

:Just Kidding:

 

Relax, it´s a simulator for gods sake, are people going crazy here?

 

Look at this, and say thank you for what we have today.

 

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<br />Have you ever been tested for OCD?<br />

 

That's a very nice smackdown. But Mad Dog isn't asking for the impossible. He's asking for something that Active Sky 2012 already does. So why not look for the equivalent in REX-E? And it's not unreasonable. Day conditions are a bit different from night conditions (those late-afternoon popup thunderstorms probably won't be around at 11 p.m.) Makes sense to me.

 



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Maddog is right, at list they can create a sever that download every half our a meter and a let costumer pickup what ever they want.


 

 

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Have you ever been tested for OCD? (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

 

:Just Kidding:

 

Relax, it´s a simulator for gods sake, are people going crazy here?

 

 

 

No need for that ignorant comment.


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REXE is downloading now. I do have one question for those that are using the REXE Wx engine, and have used AS2012:

 

How is the REXE Wx engine with regards to winds aloft? I'll continue to use AS2012 & FSBuild (until PFPX) for my flight planning, but I'm curious how REXE is with accurate winds aloft. Don't want to do planning with RW winds with AS2012, and then fly with RW wx in REXE and have winds vastly different.

 

Thanks.


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Mad Dog... we have had our data servers set up for the past 13 months gearing up for what is coming next. This is NOT out of the question for REX, but just not at the current time.

 

I thought you were already advised so in other threads... I DO hope this has finally answered your question.


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Congratulations with just great stuff Tim ;-)

Andre, thank you pal!! Long time we spoke :(


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How is the REXE Wx engine with regards to winds aloft? I'll continue to use AS2012 & FSBuild (until PFPX) for my flight planning, but I'm curious how REXE is with accurate winds aloft. Don't want to do planning with RW winds with AS2012, and then fly with RW wx in REXE and have winds vastly different.

 

anecdotally i would say my flights so far i didn't notice any huge discrepancies, at least no more than i usually see between the fsbuild plan and sim usage...one caveat,.this is primarily with domestic usa flights. will be trying an altlantic crossing soon..i'd guess there might be a bit more variance there since my understanding is that will be mostly interpolated during planning but more accurate with the sondogram readings..

 

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anecdotally i would say my flights so far i didn't notice any huge discrepancies, at least no more than i usually see between the fsbuild plan and sim usage...one caveat,.this is primarily with domestic usa flights. will be trying an altlantic crossing soon..i'd guess there might be a bit more variance there since my understanding is that will be mostly interpolated during planning but more accurate with the sondogram readings..

 

Thanks, appreciate it. Would be interested in your results of your Atlantic crossing.


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