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2 hours ago, Gabe777 said:

Exactly my thoughts.

HiFi have been honest and stated there is a limit to what they can do without a better SDK.

But REX are offering the world.... Hmmm !

This is not a correct statetment. I won't enter into what HIF said or not said as is not my competence to do that. Regarding the REX product is trying to enhance the default weather, that's it.

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1 hour ago, sd_flyer said:

Perhaps "usually" mean different thing for different people 

Here are the last 4 from EKCH, it's been like that since at least 1974:

EKCH 181420Z AUTO 30008KT 250V330 9999 NCD 18/05 Q1028 NOSIG
EKCH 181350Z AUTO 27009KT 240V300 9999 NCD 18/04 Q1028 NOSIG
EKCH 181320Z AUTO 27007KT 230V310 9999 NCD 19/05 Q1029 NOSIG
EKCH 181250Z AUTO 28008KT 9999 NCD 18/05 Q1029 NOSIG


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15 hours ago, mikeklimek said:

I haven't been terribly impressed with the default weather engine and its bugs.  If REX puts out anything resembling what Active Sky did for FSX, I'm sold.

Apart from the 3knt bug which is now fixed how can you NOT be impressed??  It’s light years ahead of the competition.

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2 minutes ago, SierraDelta said:

Here are the last 4 from EKCH, it's been like that since at least 1974:

EKCH 181420Z AUTO 30008KT 250V330 9999 NCD 18/05 Q1028 NOSIG
EKCH 181350Z AUTO 27009KT 240V300 9999 NCD 18/04 Q1028 NOSIG
EKCH 181320Z AUTO 27007KT 230V310 9999 NCD 19/05 Q1029 NOSIG
EKCH 181250Z AUTO 28008KT 9999 NCD 18/05 Q1029 NOSIG

Again does mean "usually" for KCRQ? Perhaps it is "usually" for EKCH! So weagree to disagree 🙂

I still keep my notes since 2003 when I got my IR:

METAR:  50 minutes after hour

TAF:  daily 0000Z, 0600Z, 1200Z, 1800Z

WIND TEMP ALOFT FORECAST(FD): 0000Z , 1200Z

AVIATION AERA FORCAST (FA): three times a day

AIRMET (WA): every 6 hours

SIGMET: as needed

CONVECTIVE SIGMET (WST): 55 minutes after hour ( as needed)

WEATER DEPICTION CHART: every 3 hours beginning 0100Z

RADAR SUMMARY CHART (SD): 35 minutes past the hour

SIGNIFICANT WETHER PROGNOSTIC CHART: four times a day 0000Z, 0600Z, 1200Z, 1800Z

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17 minutes ago, sidfadc said:

Apart from the 3knt bug which is now fixed how can you NOT be impressed??  It’s light years ahead of the competition.

To me it really comes down to the weather not reflecting real world conditions in North America.  The incorrect weather that is in the sim is indeed very impressive.

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I for one will be buying on first day release, when active sky releases there weather engine, it will be a first day buy. I bet your asking yourself, why buy both, heres the reason, I have been buying there stuff for around 10 years now and have giving me many, many hours of enjoyment, I'm a supporter, and I hope they keep on making great stuff, and besides the default weather engine needs some work.

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2 hours ago, sd_flyer said:

When I was getting my instrument rating many years ago it I learnt it was always  55 minute past the hour. Perhaps "usually" mean different thing for different people  but here an example  of recent KCRQ METAR at the moment. You see usually it an hour 0753Z, 0853Z, 0953Z, 1053Z, 1153Z, 1253Z

Maybe it’s different in Europe? In the US it’s for sure every hour on the :50 (or a few mins past) unless a significant change needs to be made...

 

Edit: Seems so. Lucky for them. https://www.fs.uni-lj.si/mma_bin.php?id=2012082718595899

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1 hour ago, sidfadc said:

Apart from the 3knt bug which is now fixed how can you NOT be impressed??  It’s light years ahead of the competition.

We all have different wants and needs. For me, it won't be light years ahead of the competition -- or even matching what's currently available -- if I can't adjust the maximum wind speed and cloud base of injected real weather.

Flying light GA and helicopters, that's a requirement to experience the cloud cover of real weather without being blown off the runway in some places I like to fly. Weather add-ons for other sims allow this adjustment.


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22 minutes ago, Paraffin said:

We all have different wants and needs. For me, it won't be light years ahead of the competition -- or even matching what's currently available -- if I can't adjust the maximum wind speed and cloud base of injected real weather.

Flying light GA and helicopters, that's a requirement to experience the cloud cover of real weather without being blown off the runway in some places I like to fly. Weather add-ons for other sims allow this adjustment.

Why would you want to adjust wind speed cloud base of real live weather?  The minute you do that it isn’t live anymore?  You can setup custom weather to do what you want.

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17 minutes ago, sidfadc said:

Why would you want to adjust wind speed cloud base of real live weather?  The minute you do that it isn’t live anymore?  You can setup custom weather to do what you want.

Because I want to fly in weather that looks like it does outside my window. The same cloud cover, but with enough adjustment of maximum winds to fly in a light GA aircraft.

It's not an unreasonable request, because it's available in products that inject live weather like ActiveSkyX, and to a limited extent in xEnviro. 

Whether you care about this will likely depend on what parts of the world you fly in, and whether you're flying light GA or airliner heavies that basically ignore high wind speed on takeoff and landing unless it's really extreme. 


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First of all we need historic weather.. I cannot always seat at 5pm to see the sunset in LA.. 

I have to work so I can play in the sim.. My spare time starts at 10pm which really sucks so by now I can only fly in Guam in daytime with live weather..

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I’m looking for something that makes the weather match or at least be reasonably close to freely available real time METARs.  Whether that’s this product or an eventual update to default weather I will wait and see.

I get that METARs are normally issued hourly and so the conditions may not exactly match but if there is dramatic change a special METAR will normally be issued.  Bottom line is you should be able to use METARs for planning and flying purposes.  I can’t do that right now in MSFS.

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Can't you just change the time in game after having loaded the flight with live weather? That's why there is a drop down menu to load live weather and another to load live time.

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I would not consider FS2020 stable yet.  Allow at least 6 months before buying anything that could conflict with current or to be added functionality.

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19 hours ago, Pastaiolo said:

Can't you just change the time in game after having loaded the flight with live weather? That's why there is a drop down menu to load live weather and another to load live time.

Exactly


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