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Midnight Sun?

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Haven't bought Alaska yet and don't know if I will. But I just would like to know if they have it in the new Alaska DLC. Like in the summer it should be daylight all day and night and in the winter it's pretty much dark day and night.

Happens when you come north of the polar circle. And can you see Aurora Borealis(Amazing light effects in the sky in the winter months)?

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Yes! It is modelled.

 

As a matter of fact, MS FLIGHT has also rather accurate Moon phases, and date + latitude allways show you the correct sunrise/sunset times as well as elevation during day.

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That's nice, maybe I'll check out this Alaska pack after all, just to see the Aurora Borealis, nice glaciers and ice flow.

I live north of the polar circle myself and Aurora Borealis Is just spectacular to watch, pictures of it doesn't come near to the real thing.

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Aurora Borealis

 

Oops! No, not those... I was just confirming the proper Sun elevations and hours of sunrise/set with date and latitude, sorry...

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Ah ok, but to late already pushed the buy button:) Atleast I can see the midnight sun, glaciers and ice flow, and hope not MS use my money on more pitless planes :P

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I'll try that, right now my biggest concern is that I can't get into cockpit view..tried all the F buttons but it doesn't work.

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I'll try that, right now my biggest concern is that I can't get into cockpit view..tried all the F buttons but it doesn't work.

 

In the Cub? If so, it doesn't have a cockpit view. :Shocked:

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In the Cub? If so, it doesn't have a cockpit view. :Shocked:

 

No not the Cub, Im not even gonna try that pitless plane, but in my Deluxe Aircrafts, Maule, RV6, and that last one don't remember the name...

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If you ever want to recall a keyboard shortcut, go to the Options. Look under Game Controls and Aircraft Controls. It should be listed there.

 

I seem to remember an issue people were having where the keyboard access to the views were not working but can’t remember what the solution was.

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If you ever want to recall a keyboard shortcut, go to the Options. Look under Game Controls and Aircraft Controls. It should be listed there.

 

I seem to remember an issue people were having where the keyboard access to the views were not working but can’t remember what the solution was.

 

Found a solution, for some reason the F button doesnt work so I had to remap it to the "c" button and now it works. Maybe It is trackir that has locked the buttons because It uses the same one for centering view and other things..

 

Yes! It is modelled.

 

As a matter of fact, MS FLIGHT has also rather accurate Moon phases, and date + latitude allways show you the correct sunrise/sunset times as well as elevation during day.

 

It's not modelled!!!

 

Ok tried to see the midnight sun, but It's not there at all, just darkness at night in summer setting when it should be daylight. Its night right now here where I live and its daylight and i can see the sun.

Havent tried winter yet and when I try that I expect not too see the sun at all bacause the days should be dark.

 

This Is something I expected too see after all Alaska It's called "the land of the midnight sun" and It's north of the polar circle...I sure would like to see the really excited users comment on this!(looks like the f..boy word is banned)

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Winter should be pretty dark during the day. Barrow is not at the true North Pole and the sun will not be directly overhead even at the North Pole. I just did a flight by selecting the summer icon and setting 12:01 AM and positioned myself over Barrow Alaska and was able to see the sun.

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Winter should be pretty dark during the day. Barrow is not at the true North Pole and the sun will not be directly overhead even at the North Pole. I just did a flight by selecting the summer icon and setting 12:01 AM and positioned myself over Barrow Alaska and was able to see the sun.

 

Sorry my fault, I set it for summer but it put me in september I didn't notice. So I tried july and there it was, a little darker than expected but almost right. Sorry too all the f...boys out there....

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The ###### here acknowledges :-)

 

See, that's one of the features I really like to see in a flightsim - proper sunrise/sunset times, moon phases, and it all varying with latitude :-). MSFS has long had this feature, others not quite like so..., FlightGear does it perfect from the astronomic pov :-)

Even ELITE respects the Moon phases because it does matter either on night VFR or IFR.... and of course proper sunrise sunset times varying with date and latitude.

 

Xplane used (don't know how it is in xp10) mid-latitude light cones, meaning that in northern Norway, in winter, you would experience exactly the same sunrise/sunset and sun elevation of Miami... I even quited using a good soaring flightsim because of that limitation - SilentWings - which based it's thermal calculations on sun incidence and type of terrain, but had mid-latitude Sun calculations :-(. See, I'm a picky ###### .....

 

Hope you enjoy Alaska :-)

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Ah ok, but to late already pushed the buy button:)

A reply in Norwegian: - Alaska for under 100-lappen er jo overkommelig. Trenger du selskap på en av dine flyturer under midnattsolen - så gi et hint. :smile:

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One of the first things I did after loading Alaska was sit on a couple of ramps in clear weather and flick through all the seasons to see the snow differences. I immediately noticed the sun bouncing up and down in the sky as I went from summer to winter.

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The only short fall I have noticed with the sun and moon in Flight is that it does not model eclipses. Other than that, it's the best I've seen. There's nothing worse for me than trying to navigate in a game based on sun or moon position and the game has them in entirely wrong spots. STALKER - Call of Pripyat is the most hilarious offender, it has the sun rise in the west, set in the east, and traverse directly overhead, when the area in question is at 51° N. Fallout 3 is pretty bad as well with the moon traversing from NE to SE then to SW.

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A reply in Norwegian: - Alaska for under 100-lappen er jo overkommelig. Trenger du selskap på en av dine flyturer under midnattsolen - så gi et hint. :smile:

 

Prisen er absolutt ingenting å klage på. Flyr egentlig mest FSX for tiden, har bare Flight for å teste det ut. Er ikke helt fornøyd med hva det har å tilby. Men takk for invitasjonen :smile:

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Just as an aside, I find it interesting that our Norwegian population seems to be growing with the arrival of Alaska. I guess it's a little more like home than Hawaii? :Peace:

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Just as an aside, I find it a bit amusing that our Norwegian population seems to be growing with the arrival of Alaska. I guess it's a little more like home than Hawaii?

 

Interesting PoV!!! Maybe with each new Area DLC we will start seing people from similar (geographically) regions of the World :-)

Back on the fs5 Era I remember rushing to buy Paris and San Francisco because in the first case there were a few simmilarities with flying over Lisboa, and San Francisco was a huge scenery area :-)

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Just as an aside, I find it interesting that our Norwegian population seems to be growing with the arrival of Alaska. I guess it's a little more like home than Hawaii? :Peace:

 

Yes It's more like home than Hawaii:-)

But as I said to Torium in norwegian, I mostly fly FSX for the time being as I think Flight still is too limited. And I have great scenery for southern Alaska in FSX and I'll buy Orbx SAK when that comes out. But I have Flight just to check it out when they add new things and waiting for the day It can replace FSX for me(that day may never come).

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Just as an aside, I find it interesting that our Norwegian population seems to be growing with the arrival of Alaska. I guess it's a little more like home than Hawaii? :Peace:

 

Well, if MS wants to make me happy, the next DLC region should be Norway. I've been dying for some really good Norwegian scenery ever since I started flying on the PC. FSX has some nice freeware to enhance the default Norway scenery, but it's still quite basic. Norway is #1 on my wishlist when it comes to scenery! (In fact, if some REALLY good Norwegian scenery will be released for FSX (and in this case I won't mind photoreal scenery), I might reinstall FSX just for that... :wink:

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Well, if MS wants to make me happy, the next DLC region should be Norway. I've been dying for some really good Norwegian scenery ever since I started flying on the PC. FSX has some nice freeware to enhance the default Norway scenery, but it's still quite basic. Norway is #1 on my wishlist when it comes to scenery! (In fact, if some REALLY good Norwegian scenery will be released for FSX (and in this case I won't mind photoreal scenery), I might reinstall FSX just for that... :wink:

 

Totally agree, I never fly in norway in FSX because there aren't any payware scenery, except a couple of airports made by Aerosoft. Orbx is moving to Europe and I hope that one day they'll do Norway(but that may never happen).

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I've never been to Norway, or anywhere north of Germany (and that was just refueling stops) really, but Norway is very high on the list of scenery DLC I would like to see... Probably right after the Pacific Northwest and New Zealand (none of which I have flown in either).

 

And I bet a lot of art assets from Alaska could be borrowed for it.

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I think flight needs to pause and take stock of itself for a moment. It seems they have some resource issues to work out if they really expect to release huge areas four times a year. First would be to decide a quality level and stick with it. Alaska is all over the map in some ways, and the uneven quality is going to eventually be a major problem if they keep it up.

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