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Thermals in Active Sky Next

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Can anyone advise me of their experience of how good or realistic thermals are in ASN? I'd particularly be interested to hear from real glider pilots. How do they compare with CumulusX ones? I have just downloaded it and had a quick fly around our local gliding club yesterday in "live" mode but didnt find any however the "real" gliders were finding some though admittedly not very strong ones! How does ASN and cumulusX combine? are any special settings required?

Any help appreciated!

Thanks

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Let's say that thermals and overall soaring weather aren't the strongest points of either fsx or x-plane. Both are too far from the real thing.

 

CumulusX! will get you a bit more plausible experience, but even so....

 

If you're really up to simulating glider flying & weather, use Condorsoaring or SilentWings - both very good, although by far Condor has a lot more activity and online competitions available, and got a lot more supported, while it was supported, than SW...

 

The rest is.... music....

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As jcomm says... Condor - the competition gliding simulator of choice.

 

But, if it's a virtual Gliding Club you want with a cross country task published twice per week (since 2009!) whether offline or online, please visit us:

 

www.ukvga.org and at Facebook.

 

Active Sky Next thermals - too big, too strong and go way beyond the inversion layer, so unrealistic.  CumulusX! - some variables to tweak, and so nearer the mark.

 

Phil

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