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I never understood how to use a weather radar, and the NDs on the PMDG 737 and the FSL A320  don't show anything. (Im obviously doing something wrong...)

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But I can't really say It's the A320's fault since the weather is a little too good for the WX Radar to be any use...

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Even with thunderstorms, I don't see much. (Tilt all the way down?)

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So I guess I REALLY don't know how to use a WX radar...

 

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You need to have Active Sky on with rain for the radar to show it.

 


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Oh dang! Now I need another addon for an addon to work.


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23 minutes ago, Aaron Kim said:

Even with thunderstorms, I don't see much. (Tilt all the way down?)

I only see puffy fair-weather cumulus clouds in your screen shots. And in an earlier life I was a meteorologist....


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1 minute ago, fppilot said:

I only see puffy fair-weather cumulus clouds in your screen shots. And in an earlier life I was a meteorologist....

I just used the " Major Thunderstorms" setting for weather in the default weather select in P3D.

I guess there's nothing major about it.

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No weather will show on PMDG aircraft unless you have Active Sky weather program; though i understand that PMDG is working to eventually add REX as well


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1 hour ago, Aaron Kim said:

I just used the " Major Thunderstorms" setting for weather in the default weather select in P3D.

Ha! At a minimum the setting does not match the clouds in view.  In FSX I use an add in named FS Global Real Weather (FSGRW) and it has been so spot on in what it presents that I have not given other weather engines much consideration.  Don't know if it is P3D compatible.  I fly with flight plans from a real world aviation site, Fltplan.com, and my sim weather and flight plan weather are always a close match.  Fltplan.com has an app for the ios and for Android that runs live connected to the sim and presents live flight plan moving map and live weather radar.


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Active Sky? Gosh I need to buy an addon when I already BOUGHT an addon grrrr

                                  ^(Yeah I don't need it)

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No thank you from the OP for any of the people who tried to help him out. What to say about this attitude?


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I was vacuuming the house.

Thanks for all you're guy's response, I appreciate it!

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2 hours ago, Aaron Kim said:

Active Sky? Gosh I need to buy an addon when I already BOUGHT an addon grrrr

You don't "have" to buy it ...


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Sorry, but I also considered about REX Sky Force 3D.

Is it any good? It's not much cheaper than AS16

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Hi,

A weather add-on in my opinion is a must. You will get a lot of use out of a weather add-on.

Dont think of it as you have to buy another add-on, Perhaps think about the usage you would get out of active sky (or something similar), it’s an add on you would essentially use each and every time you use the simulator whether your flying the 737 or a small GA craft.

I highly recommend it.

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4 hours ago, arwasairl said:

Sorry, but I also considered about REX Sky Force 3D.

Is it any good? It's not much cheaper than AS16

For now, you’d have to buy AS16 for the weather radar to work in the PMDG planes. Not sure what the requirements are for FSL since I don’t own it. Generally speaking AS16 is regarded as a better weather program than other brands.


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