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Hi Dave,

I just purchased Rex Sky Force 3D and wondered if you will be making provision in your program to work with it? I did try the standard Rex setting in P2A but that did not recognise the weather from Sky Force 3D.

If does already work, then please could you tell me what I must be doing wrong.

Thank You,

 

Ted.

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Ted,

Can you send the weather file from Rex Sky Force 3D and the directory where it is stored.

I'll have a look and see if I can figure out why it 's not working.

Thanks,

Dave

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I just purchased REX Sky Force 3D this past weekend and have encountered an issue I don't know how to resolve. First, let me say that I use FSX w/ SP2 on an average PC with an i5 processor 3.3GHz, 16GB system RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 video card with 2GB RAM. Installation was not intuitive since their README is incorporated into their installer, so you can't read it before you attempt installation. After going to their website forum for help, I learned that anyone who purchases this software MUST disable your anti-virus software BEFORE beginning installation, and must add the program folder to the Exceptions list in your AV settings. If you don't, your AV will forceably stop REX from installing or working after installation. I discovered and downloaded and installed their Hotfix 1. I also discovered the hard way after installation, that when you run FSX and you select the weather component for your flight, you MUST select "Weather Themes" at the top left, and then find "REX" in the list of themes. If you select anything else, the REX weather will not come into your flight environment (I think). This wasn't mentioned in the README file, so I didn't even think to look for it and selected my usual Real Weather Updates every 15 minutes.

Once installed, I discovered the new cloud formations are pretty fantastic - especially the cumulus and cumulo-nimbus. I did several flights picking places in Europe or USA with active showers or storms and loved the transitions from low to high through rain clouds and descent back from high to low through reasonably thick cloud layers. I especially like the reduced visibility at the surface for fog or haze associated with winter storms.

Now the problem: I discovered the winds do not import into FSX properly. I believe the surface winds are accurate, but once you take off, winds aloft are not imported and updated as you change altitudes in your climb, cruise, or enroute descent. Additionally, while my Indicated Air Speed on my B737 was 300, my TAS remained very close to IAS and my Ground Speed was only affected by the initial surface wind speed. Example: while cruising at FL330, IAS = 300; TAS was only 290, and GS showed only 289 (IAS minus surface wind speed of 11kts). That's not possible. TAS and GS should have been up around 475-525. The impact is that your flight takes a lot longer because your ground speed is only 300 instead of 500. I don't know whether this is one problem or two problems. When I reflew that flight in FSX using the same B737 without using REX, I got normal TAS and GS at all altitudes.

I've posted these observations in the REX forums, so I'm hoping REX staff recognizes what the issues are and puts out another Hotfix.

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Hi Dave,

Sorry for the delay in replying but my forum password got messed up. I will take a look tonight when I get home from work and see if I can find the WX file and send it to you.

Regards,

 

Ted.

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Hi Dave,

So what I did was check for the normal meter_report.xml file but one does not exist. I then monitored the Rex Skyforce 3D main directory and noticed that timestamps on certain files where changing every time the weather was updated in the flightsim.

To this end I have a ZIP file with all of the files that changed during the weather injection was taking place. Hopefully this will assist you in your investigations. How do I get this file to you, as I cannot see a way to attach the file here?

UPDATE - I have sent it to admin@pilot2atc.com

If you need any further information, please let me know.

Regards,

 

Ted.

 

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