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Skymaxx Pro is driving me crazy :(

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North America East is being hit by a major snowstorm tonight and I just flew over clear skies :( :unsure: :blink: :wacko:  Will the REAL WEATHER be fixed soon in SMP?

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Isn't Skymaxx Pro just a graphics upgrade?  You need to enable real-world weather in X-Plane 10 itself if you want it to reflect the weather in your neck of the woods.

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Skymaxx is far from the problem, it is a great set of textures over what XPX offers. However the horrible weather representation unfortunately won't be cured until we see FS Global Real Weather released for X-Plane.

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Indeed, you have a misconception as to what SkyMaxx Pro is. It is a 3D rendering of clouds based on what X-Plane tells it to do (or whatever other METAR fetch service you use). It is NOT a weather injector. It only does what it's told!

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We need a good weather injector for X-plane 10 - ASAP!!!

 

Preferably not based only on METAR data, but including:

 

TAFs, SIGMETs, AIREPs, PIREPs, WAFS, NAT, SIO, EUR, SPO, EURAFI, Analysis etc...

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what about REX (unfortunately XP9 only) .... anyone with experience with it ??

 

FSGRW promises historic & dynamic weather injection which interests me more.

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Isn't Skymaxx Pro just a graphics upgrade?  You need to enable real-world weather in X-Plane 10 itself if you want it to reflect the weather in your neck of the woods.

I forgot to mention that real weather was enabled and the snow was falling on runway and windshield(FF757) with no clouds in the sky :(  My whole flight(KJFK-CYYZ) had no clouds.

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What was the altitude of the lowest cloud layer in the METAR?

 

Can you give me the precise time and airfield so that I can check it in ASN with Historical weather?

 

Thx BleedAir ;-)

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What was the altitude of the lowest cloud layer in the METAR?

 

Can you give me the precise time and airfield so that I can check it in ASN with Historical weather?

 

Thx BleedAir ;-)

before midnight last night NorthAmerican East timezone during the Snowstorm that hit Canada/USA.  I don't remember the altitude of the lowest cloud layer in the METAR.  KJFK-CYYZ   My altitude was FL200 in XP10....I fly low to avoid the Visibility Blur Bug :lol:

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Like this, using the Historical weather in ASN, with FSX in DX10 fixed mode + ORBX FTX Global? I had just traversed an area of intense precipitation, in the form of SN !!!

 

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Jcomm, what does ASN in FSX have to do with my Skymaxx issue in an Xplane10 thread? :blink: :wacko:

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Jcomm, what does ASN in FSX have to do with my Skymaxx issue in an Xplane10 thread? :blink: :wacko:

 

Nothing directly, but I just wanted to show that good RW weather injection is what we now need in X-plane 10, because, for the place and date / time you gave me, saying you were finding clear skies above you, I got that screenshot using ASN's Historical weather, and had just traversed intense precipitation in the form of snow before taking the photos....

 

;-)

 

P.S.: Unfortunately the screenshot doesn't show the clouds above very well, because it was  dark, and there were no thunders at the moment :-/

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What you were seeing may not have been "clear skies" but rather, a very limited visibility cloak...which looks like clear skies...that's my hunch, you were in very limited vis conditions--which don't change as you gain altitude....

 

I'm waiting on a WX injector--in the meantime, I typically load real wx, for winds, then go to "global" weather (manually) and re-set the clouds and vis to what I think approximates what I expect to see, skipping the METAR cloud info.

Bill

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I re-installed Joan's python weather injector and it runs well with SkyMaxx Pro on my PC now. I've set it to download real weather and set Metar to kick in @ FL010 (you type 10 in the option box).

 

In SkyMaxx I have conservative settings and overcast set to Mid .. because Low gets those dark blue smears in the sky.

 

With these settings I've been very happy flying in my locality (Queensland, Australia) and it's pretty much matched weather observations from the Australian bureau of meteorology  ...

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I re-installed Joan's python weather injector and it runs well with SkyMaxx Pro on my PC now. I've set it to download real weather and set Metar to kick in @ FL010 (you type 10 in the option box).

 

In SkyMaxx I have conservative settings and overcast set to Mid .. because Low gets those dark blue smears in the sky.

 

With these settings I've been very happy flying in my locality (Queensland, Australia) and it's pretty much matched weather observations from the Australian bureau of meteorology  ...

 

Hey pryoski, would this be the same NOAA weather injector? I've been using this with SkyMAXX Pro for a while now as well but have the METAR kick in at FL050. Are there any benefits of having it as low as FL010? Issue that I observe is the sudden few second pause and interruption in the sim during changeover and when flying jets 1000ft is normally around the climb thrust/acceleration level so can't have any disturbances to my aircraft during that critical time.

 

Also, have you ever had a strange problem where the entire sky turns grey and sort of 'disappears'? As in no clouds or sky colour, just heavy blanket of grey. I read in another post that this might be related to the weather plugin.

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Hi FlyBoyMikey (neighbour!!)

 

I rarely fly above FL100 .. small regional hops in a turboprop so the 10 suits me well :).

 

I do recall once I had what amounted to a white out (or grey out) but the real world was similar on that day and I broke through about 2000" agl. The visuals approaching 2000 agl was also pretty good as I was seeing occasional glimpses of the ground through whispy grey just like in real weather.

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The big problem here is that weather in X-Plane is at least 2 generations before FSX. Those annoying cloud pop-in/out s all FSX users have long been complaining about are the standard in X-Plane, when you use METAR data and when you combine it with forecasts...

 

Sky Maxx Pro isn't still able to smooth transitions, and even when I set the cloud draw distance to max values, I can see clouds poping in and out here and then...

 

Then the same happens with winds, between METAR and NOAA plugin injected weather.

 

I believe I have read that LR might add new datarefs or even plugins to allow for a more detailled update of different weather variables, probably for 10.30, but I'm not sure this will actually happen :-/

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Hi FlyBoyMikey (neighbour!!)

 

I rarely fly above FL100 .. small regional hops in a turboprop so the 10 suits me well :).

 

I do recall once I had what amounted to a white out (or grey out) but the real world was similar on that day and I broke through about 2000" agl. The visuals approaching 2000 agl was also pretty good as I was seeing occasional glimpses of the ground through whispy grey just like in real weather.

 

That's right! You're in Toowoomba?

 

Might actually be better idea to set FL100 in my case since that is our transition altitude, FL050 would be better for Europe where I also tend to fly. I found the other night while on approach with the 757 that I didn't get accurate METAR data from the ATIS until I got below the FL050 transition so altimeters aren't always set correctly.

 

The grey-out happened once on approach to EPWA in Poland with NOAA plugin running, couldn't see the ground till I broke through about FL080.

 

I should really get a turboprop sometime. The Saab 340 looks really nice.

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I re-installed Joan's python weather injector and it runs well with SkyMaxx Pro on my PC now. I've set it to download real weather and set Metar to kick in @ FL010 (you type 10 in the option box).

I had to disable NOAA plugin because of high wind issue at low altitude starting with 10.25.  Are you using 10.25?  It looks like if you do your setting the high wind problem is gone for you?

 

Thanks

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