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Hello,

I use active skies 2012 and I can only currently have the weather updating every 5 mins is there a way to make it more frequent like every 1 min or maybe 30 seconds?

Thanks

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is there a way to make it more frequent like every 1 min or maybe 30 seconds?

 

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No, but why would you want it to.

Does the weather outside your window change every 30 seconds ?

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I believe these are downloading the latest metars and tafs for an airport. The metars generally change once an hour at an airport, the taf's even less frequently. So trying to download new weather every minute wont actually do anything unless the metar just roled over to a new one. And even then you typically have gradual changes in metar data and not extreme changes unless you are in the midst of a storm at which point a SPECI would be issued.

 

At my local airport that I fly out of, the metar information is updated once every hour at around 45 minutes past the hour.

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Hello

No, but why would you want it to.

Does the weather outside your window change every 30 seconds ?

No usually less than a millisecond

 

I believe these are downloading the latest metars and tafs for an airport. The metars generally change once an hour at an airport, the taf's even less frequently. So trying to download new weather every minute wont actually do anything unless the metar just roled over to a new one. And even then you typically have gradual changes in metar data and not extreme changes unless you are in the midst of a storm at which point a SPECI would be issued.

 

At my local airport that I fly out of, the metar information is updated once every hour at around 45 minutes past the hour.

Ok Thanks :)

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Hello,

I use active skies 2012 and I can only currently have the weather updating every 5 mins is there a way to make it more frequent like every 1 min or maybe 30 seconds?

Thanks

 

Honestly, why would you want this? Metars are only updated every hour...

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Any one else having problems with higher temperatures than normal? on average the temp is 10 to 13 higher than what i see when flying real world at work.

 

I am noticing this as well. Took off this morning out of SFO and the temp said +29c. This was read from inside the NGX. SFO for sure was not that hot.


Eric 

 

 

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