Zimmerbz

Simbrief Wind Uplink PMDG

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Hello all... I am able to upload a flight plan into the NGX via Simbrief without issue.  However, I am having trouble with uploading the wind uplink from Simbrief.  I am using P3Dv4.  Can anyone point me in the right direction and explain how and when it should be useful?  Thank you.

 

Brad Zimmer

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The NGX does not have the wind data download capability, never has.

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1 hour ago, Zimmerbz said:

Well then there is my answer.  Thanks!

Brad Zimmer

The 777 was the first product with this functionality, and it came years after the NGX (it seems).  What I do is pretty basic, and that is simply put the average wind in the field below cruise altitude on the PERF page.  This works well enough for the stage lengths typically flown with the NG.  Also, I've never found much of an advantage to filling in the descent forecast page either.  Doesn't hurt to leave it blank.

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On 10/3/2017 at 2:37 PM, downscc said:

The NGX does not have the wind data download capability, never has.

I wonder if the real NG does. I imagine it would depending on the operator.

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4 hours ago, PATCO LCH said:

I wonder if the real NG does. I imagine it would depending on the operator.

Sure it has the capability.... it just happens that PMDG is not providing ACARS which most all operators use.  The wind data thing is a nice to have feature that is only a small part of what ACARS provides.

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What I usually do with the winds data is take the FL on approach and match them with the flight plan with PFPX and it has worked flawlessly in the past for me. I keep an eye on the wind at the dest using AS and change it if need be.

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