Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

FlyGuy42

Predictive Windshear Alert

Recommended Posts

Now that we have weather radar integration into the PMDG 777, will we see predictive and reactive windshear alerts with Active Sky Next? As this feature is available using the X-Gauge installer, it would be nice if it could be integrated into the PMDG cockpit.

 

Regards.


CPL/MEIR

Share this post


Link to post

I think it would not be a big deal, but haven't heard anything about it.

Would love it so much!


Julian Vögt

LSZH

Share this post


Link to post

How do you use the X-gauge?  What's it do?  How do you open it?  How?  Why?  Where?  When?  I'M NOT READING THE MANUAL!!!!


 

 

Share this post


Link to post

I think it would not be a big deal, but haven't heard anything about it.

Would love it so much!

Predictive windshear might be fairly straightforward to add to the new WXR display using ASN data, assuming ASN produces it. Reactive windshear is another story. PMDG have stated previously that they don't simulate this currently, on the basis that FSX doesn't generate windshear. So any windshear that ASN provides won't generate a reactive warning due to aircraft acceleration in response.

 

Both would require further development to produce, I don't think either can be regarded as "not a big deal".


ki9cAAb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post

I believe the GPWS system test already includes the calls for wind shear.

I remember hearing that in the NGX the one time I tested that system. :P


AJ Pongress

Boeing777_Banner_BetaTeam.jpg

Share this post


Link to post

I have heard the "BEE BOP WINDSHEAR WINDSHEAR" alert on final a few times. I believe the op is referring to the "WINDSHEAR AHEAD" alert.


Kevin Boydston

Licensed Airman. Instrument + High Altitude + Dispatcher. Bachelor of Science, ATC - Texas A&M

othergreatphotos.jpg

not-so-licensed photographer

Share this post


Link to post

I have heard the "BEE BOP WINDSHEAR WINDSHEAR" alert on final a few times. I believe the op is referring to the "WINDSHEAR AHEAD" alert.

 

You refer to ASN, don't you? In the PMDG 737/777 the windshear alert can be heard only during test.


James Goggi

Share this post


Link to post

Predictive appears to be possible to my untrained eye. The asn x gauge already draws the red hashes where the windshear is located and once you reach there, boom, increase in airspeed, then downdraft followed by a sharp decrease in airspeed.


Bryan Richards

 

"People depend so much on automation that they forget how to get the automation to work." B.W.

Share this post


Link to post

I believe the GPWS system test already includes the calls for wind shear.

I remember hearing that in the NGX the one time I tested that system. :P

Yes test mode certainly works. But I recall a post from Ryan a while ago saying the detection algorithms were not in place because FSX couldn't produce a microburst. That might have changed or my memory might be wrong. No time to search for that post now.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


ki9cAAb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post

I was very dubious about Active sky's claims before the release of ASN. It actually does do a very good job of simulating microbursts and windshear.  You can also use the ASN debug tool to test out the effects.

 

Regards


Rob Prest

 

Share this post


Link to post

I absolutely hate talking out of my rear end, especially since PMDG and some of the more avid simmers here are so good at pointing out when someone is making stuff up, however I'm going to agree that the windshear ahead alert may require extra programming from PMDG to implement*.

 

*Again, let me re-iterate that this opinion is pulled out of my rear end, and PMDG reserves the right to shoot it down at their discretion.


Rules of Wisdom:
Take-offs are optional, landings are mandatory.
The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
Your airline can only make a small fortune by starting with an even larger fortune.

Share this post


Link to post

I absolutely hate talking out of my rear end, especially since PMDG and some of the more avid simmers here are so good at pointing out when someone is making stuff up, however I'm going to agree that the windshear ahead alert may require extra programming from PMDG to implement*.

 

*Again, let me re-iterate that this opinion is pulled out of my rear end, and PMDG reserves the right to shoot it down at their discretion.

Funny but true  :lol:


Jim Karn

Share this post


Link to post
  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
  • Donation Goals

    AVSIM's 2020 Fundraising Goal

    Donate to our annual general fundraising goal. This donation keeps our doors open and providing you service 24 x 7 x 365. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. We reset this goal every new year for the following year's goal.


    18%
    $4,700.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...