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Hi,

there's a bug in the depiction of precipitation in the PMDG 777 WXR radar at the 160nm range display. Precipitation in this particular setting is only displayed correctly when the display on the other side, be it Captain's or First Officer's side, is set to the same or a smaller range. If set to a bigger range, precipitation in the first one will be switched to a 320nm range scale (while everything else is correctly set at a 160nm scale), without touching anything. It seems to be quite difficult to explain, but it's actually very easy to see when you are encountering precip in your flight, and watch the scale of the wxr radar decrease just by decreasing the NAV display scale on the other side.

There's already a thread over at the PMDG forums, but they keep saying it's an Active Sky problem: 

I even made a video of this phenomenon. Be sure to check the description. The video was filmed in P3D v3.4 with AS2016, but the bug is still 100% the same in P3D v4 with ASP4.

Stages of the Range Display Bug in this video:

00:00 Cpt side 320nm range, precip at ~80nm | FO side 160nm range, precip at ~40nm
00:11 Cpt side switched to 160nm range, precip first displayed at ~40nm, next sweep displays precip at ~80nm on both sides
00:42 FO side switched to 80nm range, precip displayed correctly
01:00 FO side witched to 320nm range, precip displayed correctly
01:16 Cpt side next sweep displays precip at ~40nm
01:34 Cpt side switched to 320nm range

 

Thank you very much for listening. It is quite very annoying. Perhaps you can check your code, it sure is just a tiny error.

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