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Does the OAT change with the weather?

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Just wondering how detailed the new sim is.  Can I calculate TAS to compare to book values with deviations from standard deg C at altitude? Or is everyday a standard day.


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Temperature is affected by weather and altitude. So yes you can calculate TAS unless you fly G1000 than TAS is displayed under speed tape.


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34 minutes ago, sd_flyer said:

Temperature is affected by weather and altitude. So yes you can calculate TAS unless you fly G1000 than TAS is displayed under speed tape.

So I gather the actual TAS will vary slightly from day to day at any given altitude.  Thanks.


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But beware of accuracy of the data you get. For example, the C152 OAT indicator is off. Besides, testing the atmosphere I noticed that in the 'Clear skies' preset the lapse rate is way higher than standard and there is no way one can set the lapse rate manually. I also remember that density altitude was not affected by temperature, need to confirm if it is fixed.

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