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Freaking Rainbows

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I saw this as I was pulling into general parking at KCMO with real weather turned on.   Rainbows   Freaking rainbows.  And not some cheezy attempt to paste a rainbow.  This looks authentic, it looks organic.  Amazing.

When this sim is firing on all cylinders it boggles the mind.

 

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Yeah it's crazy to think about how complex the weather is and for them to have weather systems in game in real time is nuts. A bit a few bugs atm for some.


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nice, it is awesome. Seen a few flying around europe with the weather systems we've been having lately.

 

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Yes, when the sim works it's jaw-dropping stuff

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Had one pop up yesterday for the first time..It’s pretty cool to see in a simulator, adds to the immersion!


Gerry
Prepar3D V4 - PMDG 747/400- PMDG 737 - Majestic Dash 8 - Activesky 16 - ASCA - ORBX FTX Global base pack - ORBX NA LC - ORBX HD Trees - Precipitfx - Chaseplane - Carenado PC-12, QW 787, FT(CYYZ, KBOS, CYUL), FB (KIAD,KPDX,KSFO), FSDT (CYVR), FSimstudios (CYYC), Aerosoft A320 pro.

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Here is my only rainbow I have a pic of , Over Africa  on rtw trip in a c172

 

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I saew one today too in Bilbao, Spain.


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1 minute ago, Concorde79 said:

I havent seen any rainbows yet even flying for 24 hours, different weather and locations...

I’m sure You will At some point, and it will take you by surprise too...It did for me, I had to double take to make sure I wasn’t seeing things!


Gerry
Prepar3D V4 - PMDG 747/400- PMDG 737 - Majestic Dash 8 - Activesky 16 - ASCA - ORBX FTX Global base pack - ORBX NA LC - ORBX HD Trees - Precipitfx - Chaseplane - Carenado PC-12, QW 787, FT(CYYZ, KBOS, CYUL), FB (KIAD,KPDX,KSFO), FSDT (CYVR), FSimstudios (CYYC), Aerosoft A320 pro.

System: Intel I7 7700 / 12 GB Ram / Windows 10 - 64 bit / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / 32" Acer Monitor

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It's easy to get them to appear: set your weather to scattered clouds set coverage of bottom layer to zero. set the middle layer of clouds to 3000 base-20000 top 35% coverage 30% scatter . set the precipitation slider to about the middle.  Look away from the sun and there will be rainbows o plenty around the rain shafts.  Most the time in that scenario you can get full double rainbows if you are at about 3000 agl.

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MSFS has it all.  The main things missing are airliners where the flight systems are modeled in detail, like airliners from PDMG and A2A.  Once the high fidelity airliners are released from 3rd parties, and the autopilot and other outstanding bugs are fixed, this will truly be the sim of the future and there will be no looking back.

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Flew through my first one yesterday and was stunned.  I posted this in another topic, but for those who want to see MSFS in all its glory, fly in Papua, New Guinea with live weather on. The live weather works great (mountain turbulence, correct winds and clouds, etc.), and the scenery is breathtaking.  There are bush landing strips every 10 miles or so throughout the highlands that present a real challenge.  My route yesterday was AYMH to AYMI.  I just checked, and the weather today looks even worse there though.

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