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That radar is lit up like a Christmas tree :lol:  Thanks for sharing those cool shots!

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Thanks for sharing but brings up a question...

 

If ASN is using real world weather data, why is it that precipitation shows up like a checkerboard rather than real cells? Doesn't look like a real storm system at all rather a completely fabricated one.

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Thanks for sharing but brings up a question...

 

If ASN is using real world weather data, why is it that precipitation shows up like a checkerboard rather than real cells? Doesn't look like a real storm system at all rather a completely fabricated one.

Looks like he might be using opus. Although I may be wrong. Great shots can't wait to fly this route.

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Looks like he might be using opus. Although I may be wrong.

 

From what I have read wxr only works with ASN so it would not be opus

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If I'm not mistaken, the wxr will display colors regardless of weather engine. However, it will only display accurately when using ASN. And you can see in his systems tray that opus is running, hence some of the wonky radar displays in the images. Btw, great set of pictures!! Some good flight deck grabs

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One pro to opus over ASN is that ASN only projects weather within 40 nm of the user outward which is the visible view limit. Opus projects up to 80nm. As seen here:

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Thanks for sharing but brings up a question...

 

If ASN is using real world weather data, why is it that precipitation shows up like a checkerboard rather than real cells? Doesn't look like a real storm system at all rather a completely fabricated one.

The user IS using Opus. Interestingly enough, the checkerboard system is very common in the area in which he is flying (Houston, Texas). The clouds will begin as looking thin with less condensation and water built up within them; they will look something like this photo. As the clouds begin to become more thick and filled with water, it is not as easy to realize the checkerboard pattern with the naked eye, but in reality the condensated "cores" of the clouds are still aligned with each other in a checkerboard pattern. The weather radar is able to pick up these densely precipitated cores of the cloud as the red color.

 

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The user IS using Opus. Interestingly enough, the checkerboard system is very common in the area in which he is flying (Houston, Texas). The clouds will begin as looking thin with less condensation and water built up within them; they will look something like this photo. As the clouds begin to become more thick and filled with water, it is not as easy to realize the checkerboard pattern with the naked eye, but in reality the condensated "cores" of the clouds are still aligned with each other in a checkerboard pattern. The weather radar is able to pick up these densely precipitated cores of the cloud as the red color.

 

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Well, you can get a checkerboard pattern with some of these altostratus clouds, but they are not likely to precipitate at all. Aircraft radars are designed to return precipitation echoes (aka large condensate), but without any strong lifting, you're not likely to see large enough condensate in stratus like these. At least you certainly wouldn't see echoes that are strong enough to be red or > 40 dBZ!

 

Overall, it's just the way the program is designed. I think Active Sky Next avoids this checkerboarding?

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