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Do thermals have a cloud in XP11 now?

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Hi there

Did a bit of research about the thermal model in XP11. In the beta version six months or so ago somebody was saying that the thermals in XP11 don't match up with the corresponding cloud, you just get a thermal column with no cloud - which is not realistic. Have they fixed that yet so that the default ASK21 model can actually thermal as you do in the real world, looking for cumulus cloud indicating lift underneath?

Maybe there is a plugin that fixes it?

Thanks

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No, the thermal model in X-Plane is still extremely simplified. It's not intended to be a serious glider simulator, at least for the moment.

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They're all "Blue Thermals" :-) 

Norman's point always above the inversion layer in X-Plane's World... Makes it trickier to soar :-)

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