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Bit of WX ahead on downwind in Amsterdam...

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Was just testing my new install of Windows 7 today. During a test flight I snapped this. Funny, the TAF said to expect showers soon  :P

 

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Nice! Only that straight border of the green clutter is not too realistic...

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Nice! Only that straight border of the green clutter is not too realistic...

 

Really?  Ever hear of a frontal weather system?

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Really?  Ever hear of a frontal weather system?

Yes, but this looks a bit too frontal, as if it had been cut with a knife  :lol:

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Really?  Ever hear of a frontal weather system?

Off course possible, but I guess one of the reasons why it looks not too realistic is that it's exactly at 360 degrees. Looks like the ground texture blocks that load like this as well.

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Mate is there any chance you could explain the datalink feature too? There was mention of it in the sticky but nothing else.

 

My assumption is it grabs winds aloft data or something like that?

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It looks like the datalink could be used to simulate retrieving a flight plan from company ops, or dispatch, just like IRL.  Maybe it reads the flightplan from sources like FSBuild or PFPX?

 

We already have the ability to retrieve winds aloft in the legs page in a realistic fashion, presumably using the same technology as datalink, except that was just one component of the datalink capability.  Does this sound right?

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I wonder if one of the new features is the ability to request departure/destination METAR through the COMM pages 

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Rob said he was going to put together a post about it all soon - so we'll leave it for him to announce like he did with the weather radar.

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Nice! Only that straight border of the green clutter is not too realistic...

Or the wx radar is so realistic it got screwed up by the Sahara sand swirling over Europe since a few days, lol.

 

You should have seen the sat image they showed us on TV yesterday. Looked like a solid tropical storm was sitting with its center right on top of Amsterdam!

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It looks like the datalink could be used to simulate retrieving a flight plan from company ops, or dispatch, just like IRL.  Maybe it reads the flightplan from sources like FSBuild or PFPX?

 

We already have the ability to retrieve winds aloft in the legs page in a realistic fashion, presumably using the same technology as datalink, except that was just one component of the datalink capability.  Does this sound right?

 

I've been out of the loop for the past year or so had no idea you could do that in the T7.

 

I'm really interested to hear what the datalink can do.

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What is the deal with the * FMC message on the E/WD?

 

Best regards,

Robin.

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Yes, but this looks a bit too frontal, as if it had been cut with a knife  :lol:

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What is the deal with the * FMC message on the E/WD?

 

Best regards,

Robin.

 

An entry regarding the •FMC message can be found on page 5.50.3 (the 449th page) of Volume 2 of the FCOM. It is contained in the section that lists EICAS messages and their meanings. This is new to me — perhaps a new datalink feature to be added in the future?

 

Anyway, the •FMC entry means "An FMC related data link message has been received." The recommended crew action is...

  • Select FMC from the CDU MENU page if not already in the FMC mode.
  • View the message title in the CDU scratchpad.
  • View the message on the appropriate CDU page.

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Hi Stuart,

 

That's what I thought. Thanks for confirming!

 

Best regards,

Robin.

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