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Anyone flying a hurricane hunter with live WX?

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Just interested in whether anyone is flying a sim hurricane hunter with live weather from any of the sim based weather engines, and if so, what was your experience?  Screenshots?

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Flying an RAF Nimrod into the calm eye of the hurricane that hit the Caribbean last year...

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1 hour ago, Mithras said:

Flying an RAF Nimrod into the calm eye of the hurricane that hit the Caribbean last year...

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What weather engine?

 

 

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AFAIK, Active Sky is the only engine to simulate tropical systems.  Others would rely on reporting stations....I have been dying to take the P3D C-130 up for some "hunting" but just haven't found the time recently...

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1 hour ago, Gridley said:

AFAIK, Active Sky is the only engine to simulate tropical systems. 

I fly an annual trek down to the Caribbean each year and have had excellent results from FSGRW, closely matching the real weather based forecasts at Fltplan.com and live weather radar images. But I have never tried flying into a region during a hurricane.

Still would like to hear from anyone who has.

Might be a good mission challenge.

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1 hour ago, BIGSKY said:

we need a PMDG P3 Orion.

Damned right!  The aircraft I used to fly in below (VP-44, CAC5):

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The image above is from my private collection, provided by the US Navy.  No copyright restrictions.

 

Edited by DaveCT2003

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Still seeking an answer to my question.

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2 hours ago, DaveCT2003 said:

Damned right!  The aircraft I used to fly in below (VP-44, CAC5):

P_3_C_VP_44_CAC_5.png

The image above is from my private collection, provided by the US Navy.  No copyright restrictions.

 

I was an AD3 in VP10 1978-79.

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10 hours ago, BIGSKY said:

I was an AD3 in VP10 1978-79.

 

Sweet!

 

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fp pilot: I used AS16, winds were ferocious in the hurricane, but popping out into the eye, the windspeed was an eerie 0 knts... I flew around the eye's perimeter than back to  base. I tried to take off in the trike on Puerto Rico as the hurricane raged, just to test AS16. I didn't get chance to start the motor, the winds picked up the trike and carriied it up to 2000m. Test successful :0

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Not this time around since I'm not at home, but I've done it in the past....in the Boeing 747-400 of all planes.

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