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Mithras

Impressed with Active Sky 16 Wind Effects

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I was never impressed with ASN's wind and general turbulence effects, particularly the general to and from in light planes I've felt in RL. But in particular hurricanes and thunderstorms. I have yet to check out a thunderstorm in AS26, but in ASN they seemed to involve some high winds, but my planes seemed pretty resilient.

 

I decided to test AS16 by starting the trike at Nassau at midday on Thursday, as Matthew passed over. Amidst terroble visibility and torrential rain, the winds began to tilt the trikes wing and then, snap, it lifted off the ground and spun, cartwheeling hundreds of feet into the air. I switched to the Piper Aztec, but it fared little better, being driven hopelessly as the storm saw fit, I tried to maintain altitude but it eventually smashed me into the ground.

 

This is more like it. I am hoping thunderstorms are also realistically more dangerous... I will go thunderstorm hunting ....

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I'm not sure, I generally set the sliders quite high as maximum possible speeds.

I certainly would not want to be underneath a storm like Matthew. It must be terrifying and devastating.

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