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my pmdg777's weather radar can not work properly . when i touch the test bottom only the sound arise but not any color on the NAV screen i try a lot of means but can not work    i want help thanks

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How to do this i don't know sorry!

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you can either just write it at the end of each post or write it in your signature.

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Try checking that there is in fact weather for the radar to display.  The screen will only show precipitation and turbulence, not clouds.  Check that the tilt is pointed towards the weather, the gain is not at a level which tunes out most weather, and that the knob behind the ND brightness rotary is turned up.  Make sure that the AS connect plugin has been installed in FSX, and that in FSX's weather settings, clouds are set to max density.  A good way to check if there is really weather to display, go to ASN's map page and turn on DBZ, then, the map will show up in colors based on the amount of precip in the area.  The link to the WX radar troubleshooting is the best place to go, this is just a summary of the most common problems.

 

Hope this helps,

1251452  - Matthew Tan

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i think i have tell you that not me don't know the principle of the radar but just weather is good , the test function doesn't work  

Besides i have just read the WX radar troubleshooting but i think my setting is familiar with it. 

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If the test function doesn't work, then there is a problem with the display of the system.  Have you turned on the WX radar from the EFIS panel and double checked that the brightness is set to max?

 

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Hope this helps,
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i think my setting is familiar with it. 

 

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I am trying ASN in these days.

 

Does the WX radar work also on ground or is it necessary to be in the sky ? If yes which is the minimum altitude in order to let the WX radar to work  ?

 

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I am trying ASN in these days.

 

Does the WX radar work also on ground or is it necessary to be in the sky ? If yes which is the minimum altitude in order to let the WX radar to work  ?

 

Thanks

if the weather radar works it can use any where

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I am trying ASN in these days.

 

Does the WX radar work also on ground or is it necessary to be in the sky ? If yes which is the minimum altitude in order to let the WX radar to work  ?

 

Thanks

Works on ground. You might need to tilt it upwards in order to catch anything though.

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If the test function doesn't work, then there is a problem with the display of the system.  Have you turned on the WX radar from the EFIS panel and double checked that the brightness is set to max?

 

1251452 - Matthew Tan

no the brightness problem.

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if the weather radar works it can use any where

 

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Full name as the kind gentleman said above.

 

WX radar can work on the ground, but it is rare that a pilot uses it there.  The only thing they really use it for (on the ground, that is) is on takeoff, where the windshear warning is in effect so they can abort the takeoff if needed.  However, the radar technically can still work on the ground, you just need to make the radar tilt able to see the precip above you. Once airborne, you can use the weather radar at any altitude, so long as the tilt is appropriate for the level and phase of flight.  For example, if climbing through 5000, the radar should be set to a little over zero so you can see the weather above you, slightly below you during cruise, and slightly below you on descent.

 

Hope this helps,

1251452- Matthew Tan


Jason, do you have the most current version of FSUIPC?

 

1251452 - Matthew Tan

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JASON LU

 

 

 


Matthew Tan

 

Thanks guys!

 

 

 


WX radar can work on the ground, but it is rare that a pilot uses it there.  The only thing they really use it for (on the ground, that is) is on takeoff, where the windshear warning is in effect so they can abort the takeoff if needed.  However, the radar technically can still work on the ground, you just need to make the radar tilt able to see the precip above you. Once airborne, you can use the weather radar at any altitude, so long as the tilt is appropriate for the level and phase of flight.  For example, if climbing through 5000, the radar should be set to a little over zero so you can see the weather above you, slightly below you during cruise, and slightly below you on descent.

 

This is all managed by the AUTO mode, by the way. As far as radar operation times go, it depends on SOP. I usually turn mine on and off when exiting and entering the ramp area.

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Right, its just sometimes the auto doesn't capture weather because it is too low or high.

 

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