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There have been quite a few ASN posts, but I felt I needed to add my opinion.

 

I've just taken off from Edinburgh and battled through the most impressive thunderstorm I have ever experienced in flight sim. I should be thanking REX as well for the sound effects and impressive lightning bolts, not to mention RealAir for the shakes and rattles of the B60's fuselage.

 

This was in the B60 V2. Yes, I know, crazy to battle a thunderstorm in any aircraft, let alone in the B60. I experienced amazing turbulence, fantastic clouds, a rain splattered windscreen and lightning flashes all around me... and not a single sudden wind shift. I actually didn't believe flight sim could get this good. Constant weather all the way, no vanishing clouds, no anomalies of any kind.

 

The approach into Stornoway was even better, visually stunning and felt very realistic when I de-crabbed for landing. 

 

Well done to HIFi. This is my first HiFi product, and so glad I made the purchase.

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Welcome aboard Martin and thank you for the kudos!

 

Vic

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There have been quite a few ASN posts, but I felt I needed to add my opinion.

 

I've just taken off from Edinburgh and battled through the most impressive thunderstorm I have ever experienced in flight sim. I should be thanking REX as well for the sound effects and impressive lightning bolts, not to mention RealAir for the shakes and rattles of the B60's fuselage.

 

This was in the B60 V2. Yes, I know, crazy to battle a thunderstorm in any aircraft, let alone in the B60. I experienced amazing turbulence, fantastic clouds, a rain splattered windscreen and lightning flashes all around me... and not a single sudden wind shift. I actually didn't believe flight sim could get this good. Constant weather all the way, no vanishing clouds, no anomalies of any kind.

 

The approach into Stornoway was even better, visually stunning and felt very realistic when I de-crabbed for landing. 

 

Well done to HIFi. This is my first HiFi product, and so glad I made the purchase.

Martin, I'll add my 'happy dance' to the mix.  Purchased the upgrade today, and find that there is no FPS impact on my system, and ASN is giving me quite complex atmospherics, with all at default, but for one exception. I have turned on advanced overcast, as my system seems to be able to handle it.  All in all, most impressed!  Right now, I am flying around Martinsburg, West Virginia, then will head over to the bluffs off the coast of San Francisco for some soaring...and see if ASN is up to the task... :)   Everything is looking really good..and I think also, it is worth the upgrade from A.S.E. if you have that...

 

Post Edit:  "Ok...coming through some heavy scud at around 3,800 out of Martinsburg...and caught between a thousand foot clear air before the next visible bank of clouds, ...well, I just had my a** handed to me....talk about turbulence!  Very impressed....and a keeper for sure."

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Portland Oregon. 1/4 mi visiblity this morning and setting on the ground. Fog thickness keeps changing and rolling in. Amazing.

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After trying ASN for a few days, I've come to the conclusion that it's a big annoyance.

 

1)  Before, I could merrily fly along with wanton disregard for the conditions outside.  Now, unless I want to be tossed around like a rag doll in a clothes dryer, I actually have to PLAN my flight around the weather!  How annoying is that?

 

2)  It used to be that even when there was fog, rain or snow, I could fly out of a short strip in the Canadian Rockies by holding my heading and climbing fast.  Now, in inclement weather I can't see a darn thing once I get above a couple hundred feet and within thirty seconds I have no idea where I'm at and it stays that way until I smash into the canyon wall. 

 

3)  I had no idea FSPassengers could be such a whiny lot.  Look outside, fools, it's not my fault!  If you don't like my flying, go buy your own Q400!

 

4)  Why did I spend all that money on scenery when I'm going to be looking at clouds for the whole flight? 

 

Of course, I bought ASN before the free trial expired.  In what is perhaps the best year ever for desktop flight simulation, ASN is literally the icing on the cake.  For me it's brought the simulator to life like nothing else.

 

Well done, Hi-Fi.

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Hi can ASN works in p3dv2 with migration tools   ....

No Charles - there will be a P3D2 version soon. We are beta testing it now but trying to get the FSX release taken care of.

 

And there will be NO addition cost for the P3D2 version!

 

Vic

After trying ASN for a few days, I've come to the conclusion that it's a big annoyance.

 

1)  Before, I could merrily fly along with wanton disregard for the conditions outside.  Now, unless I want to be tossed around like a rag doll in a clothes dryer, I actually have to PLAN my flight around the weather!  How annoying is that?

 

2)  It used to be that even when there was fog, rain or snow, I could fly out of a short strip in the Canadian Rockies by holding my heading and climbing fast.  Now, in inclement weather I can't see a darn thing once I get above a couple hundred feet and within thirty seconds I have no idea where I'm at and it stays that way until I smash into the canyon wall. 

 

3)  I had no idea FSPassengers could be such a whiny lot.  Look outside, fools, it's not my fault!  If you don't like my flying, go buy your own Q400!

 

4)  Why did I spend all that money on scenery when I'm going to be looking at clouds for the whole flight? 

 

Of course, I bought ASN before the free trial expired.  In what is perhaps the best year ever for desktop flight simulation, ASN is literally the icing on the cake.  For me it's brought the simulator to life like nothing else.

 

Well done, Hi-Fi.

Another user put it this way - "For the first time in FSX, weather matters!"

 

:)

 

Vic

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I agree 100%! I have to admit I haven't bought yet as my sim budget is sorely strained at the moment, but buy I will.

 

I've said this elsewhere: ASN is a bush pilots dream come true! The level of immersion if you're groping your way through canyons in marginal weather is frightening!

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4)  Why did I spend all that money on scenery when I'm going to be looking at clouds for the whole flight? 

 

Same problem with me... I can't wait for REX direct along with ASN!! Such an exciting time in the sim community.

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2) It used to be that even when there was fog, rain or snow, I could fly out of a short strip in the Canadian Rockies by holding my heading and climbing fast. Now, in inclement weather I can't see a darn thing once I get above a couple hundred feet and within thirty seconds I have no idea where I'm at and it stays that way until I smash into the canyon wall.

 

LOL - great .. I too am suddenly much more interested in the actual weather as it is more meaningful now. Look theres a thunderstorm! -

under FSX - lets fly through it - no problem.

Under ASN - don't be so stupid !!

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There's a 10%-on-all-downloadable-products sale at pc aviator at the moment - so I just bought my ASN license too, and will now have Real Weather whenever I fly FSX :-)

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don't be so stupid !!

 

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I so totally agree...still looking for my fillings, from my climb out from Martinsburg yesterday afternoon....oh...you ask?   TURBULENCE!   Add in AccuSim, and kiddies...what a ride! :)

 

Toothless in Seattle..........

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Wow, sounds impressive but is it really much/any different than former releases from HiFi, Opus, even REX E+ (which works quite well I find)?  Hard to believe there could be such major differences.  Can someone highlight the fundamental differences that contrast it against other weather products?

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Wow, sounds impressive but is it really much/any different than former releases from HiFi, Opus, even REX E+ (which works quite well I find)?  Hard to believe there could be such major differences.  Can someone highlight the fundamental differences that contrast it against other weather products?

Noel, I feel absolutely secure in stating, that you will answer your own question...if you first run OPUS to drive weather for your flight plan, and then let it depict for about 5 minutes in.... (if you have it), and then while your flight is in pause mode, shut it down, and then fire up the trial ASN, to take over weather injector duties.  You will then see why much verbiage has been expended for the thumb's up approval comments...

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Noel, I feel absolutely secure in stating, that you will answer your own question...if you first run OPUS to drive weather for your flight plan, and then let it depict for about 5 minutes in.... (if you have it), and then while your flight is in pause mode, shut it down, and then fire up the trial ASN, to take over weather injector duties.  You will then see why much verbiage has been expended for the thumb's up approval comments...

Sounds compelling.   I guess the P3D V2 compatible installer is coming sometime so may wait til then as I'm not adding anything more for FSX currently.  Thanks!

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Suddenly, the word DEVIATE has now become meaningful and far reaching in its use in FSX with possible implications.

Fire up those WXR

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Wow, sounds impressive but is it really much/any different than former releases from HiFi, Opus, even REX E+ (which works quite well I find)?  Hard to believe there could be such major differences.  Can someone highlight the fundamental differences that contrast it against other weather products?

 

I've never tried Opus or REX E+, but I own AS2012 and it's a huge improvement over that.  Here are the biggest differences IMO:

 

1)  Bad weather is BAD WEATHER.  AS2012 can make bad *looking* weather, but my experience is that it's never too treacherous to fly through.  Even in the middle of a huge thunderstorm the clouds don't have any real density and you can usually see splotches of the terrain below.  Not so with ASN.  There's no visibility whatsoever, and when conditions merit the plane is sure to be tossed around.

 

2)  "Cloud popping" is all but gone.  Now I have noticed some cloud pops on rare occasions, but I'm pretty sure it's only happening when I don't inform ASN of my flight plan in advance.  I also have a sub-standard machine for FSX, so that could be the real problem.  In any case ASN is a vast improvement over its predecessor in this regard.

 

3)  Terrain affects the weather.  I never noticed more than a couple "bumps" in AS2012 when flying over mountains, through canyons, etc.  Again, not so with ASN.  Even when it's clear and looks calm outside, you need to pay attention to the weather unless you want to end up decorating the side of a mountain.

 

Bottom line:  AS2012 paints bitmaps of clouds in the sky.  ASN creates weather.  

 

Before ASN, I never took weather conditions (beyond setting the barometer) into consideration when planning my flight.  More clouds, less clouds, it didn't really matter.  Now that I know it's possible to wind up in a dangerous situation, the weather has taken on a new importance.  And that, for me, takes the experience to a new level and makes it more fun than ever.

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Very simply and very well put!

 

The visuals can vary depending on whose clouds sets but the underlying WEATHER is the key.

 

Vic

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ASN is the best weather engine I've tried! It's so realistic with turbulence up/downdrafts & the Wx representation is amazing.

For the first time in a long time I've had trouble free online flights with the actual correct weather :good:

No overspending, severe wind shifts, wrong METAR's, wrong surface winds...etc. that I got with REX!

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Stop it, you're killing me!! I've been soo happy with Opus... argh.. yet another add-on to buy now then..  <_<

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Stop it, you're killing me!! I've been soo happy with Opus... argh.. yet another add-on to buy now then..  <_<

 

I love this weather war...capitalism at it's finest.  :lol: 

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Stop it, you're killing me!! I've been soo happy with Opus... argh.. yet another add-on to buy now then..

 

Try it for yourself.  That's the beauty of the 7 day trial.  If you're still happy with what you're using, no worries and no cost.

 

 

 


I love this weather war...capitalism at it's finest.

 

Competition at it's finest!

 

Scott

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I just downloaded trail and flew first flight and had no issues at all. I will try a few more flights before I buy. I have been having issues with wind shifts with other software so I hope this won't be the case with ASN. So far

I love it.....

Tom

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