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Hi Cheryl and the Team is there anywhere you have screenshots for the recommended setting for maximum opus potential? Specifically Tubeliner flying? RegardsWayne.

 

 

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Cheryl might be able to help you with that.

 

But I would recommend you download and use beta version 3.04.2, then set all defaults in the Weather sub-dialogs, then in the Weather dialog set the Adjust Options Automatically and Adjust Sim Friendly GRIB Data options. You are now set ready for airline flying, make sure you always specify your Destination and Max Cruise Altitude in the Weather dialog before clicking on Update Weather.

 

Before taking off check the Opus Local, Lower, Upper, and Destination Weather Reports, displayed in a window on the FSX screen. Get into the habit of using these reports. The Destination report will provide a perfect ATIS over 400 miles away. If you enter a flight plan, even a simple one like EGNX DVR EGKK then you will also get some useful Flight Plan En Route Weather Reports. These also show the Cruise winds and temps at your specified Max Cruise Altitude. Please refer to our SimForums for more details or to keep an eye on what is being posted and worked on.

 

If your system suffers from wind shifts then you can increase the stabilisation by ticking on the Use Maximum Stabilisation. This option no longer alters the Stabilised GRIB Data option in the Downloads dialog. If you set this option the upper winds and temps extracted from the GRIB data will not change during the flight, another form of stabilisation.

 

Stephen

You may find the OpusWeatherReport.txt file useful in the OpusFSX\Themes folder.

 

Stephen

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Thanks Stephen always prompt informative replies, what do you mean in the last line about txt file? Thanks Wayne

 

 

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When using GRIB data, after the weather is updated the LWE generates the OpusWeatherReport.txt file listing all upper winds and temperatures from 4000 feet up to the upper flight levels. This file can be useful for those needing that sort of information. Personally I use the Opus Upper and Lower Atmosphere Reports to just set my expected winds in the FMC and that usually works just fine.

Stephen

 

I don't have any screen shots but if you cruise above FL200 then just set your Destination, Max Cruise Altitude and enable Adjust Options Automatically. If your system has wind shifts enable the Adjust Sim Friendly Options, if your system has severe wind shifts then enable the Use Maximum Stabilisation option too.

 

Alternatively, if you prefer to set options manually, then disable Adjust Options Automatically and specify your Destination within the Weather dialog and enable the Download GRIB Forecast option to get GRIB forecast data for winds and temperatures aloft. Enable the Sim Friendly GRIB Winds option to minimise the chance of wind shifts. If your system is well behaved and you want true forecast data at all times then turn off the Sim Friendly GRIB Winds option. But this option gives you winds very close if not the same as the true forecast, especially if you have specified your Cruise Altitude. Select the Enable Wind Stabilisation option in the Weather Smoothing and Stabilisation dialog to minimise the chance of wind shifts. When set the surface winds injected into the simulator will be stabilised (static) everywhere until such time as they are recovered by the LWE. Stabilised winds are indicated in the Opus weather report windows with the phrase 'Static DDD/SS' immediately after the actual surface wind.

 

If, and only if, your system still experiences 'major' wind shifts during the cruise then you can also set the Stabilised GRIB Data option, but most systems will not need this option. It is included for the few that do. Long haul flyers experiencing severe wind shifts should also set the update frequency to 1440 minutes and 480km and select the Dynamic Weather Theme size (Weather dialog) to Maximum Size to minimise weather updates.

 

A detailed weather report for the current location is generated each time the weather is updated. The report can be found in the text file <OpusFSX>\Themes\OpusWeatherReport.txt where <OpusFSX> identifies your OpusFSX installation folder.

 

Example OpusWeatherReport.txt,

 

OpusFSX Weather Report at [30,30], Last Updated 09:45 Hrs - Live

Location : EGKK (m) London/gatwick A

Cruise Altitude : 36000 Feet

World Wide GRIB Data, 28 January 2013, 0600 Zulu

Tropopause Height 36147 Feet, Temp -62, Wind 311/87

Upper Atmosphere

80  FL540  :  Temp -64

79  FL435  :  Temp -63, Wind 310/88 :  GRIB Temp -55, Wind 288/44

78  FL430  :  Temp -63, Wind 310/88 :  GRIB Temp -56, Wind 289/47

77  FL425  :  Temp -63, Wind 310/88 :  GRIB Temp -56, Wind 290/49

...

34  FL210  :  Temp -32, Wind 299/57 :  GRIB Temp -32, Wind 301/57

33  FL205  :  Temp -31, Wind 299/55 :  GRIB Temp -31, Wind 301/55

32  FL200  :  Temp -29, Wind 299/54 :  GRIB Temp -29, Wind 301/54

Lower Atmosphere

31  FL195  :  Temp -28, Wind 297/52

30  FL190  :  Temp -27, Wind 295/51

29  FL185  :  Temp -26, Wind 293/50

...

02  FL050  :  Temp -3 , Wind 239/16

01  FL045  :  Temp -3 , Wind 237/15

00  FL040  :  Temp -2 , Wind 235/14

Surface : Temp  +4, Wind 220/5, Static 220/5

 

 

Cheryl

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