I don't really know where to post this, as I have no idea of where it can come from, I hope someone had this issue before and can guide me... The issue I have is with surface winds: let's say I pick up any airport with a pure north-oriented runway, and I setup crazy crosswinds at 90º (by crazy I mean 75kts, this is how far I've come to check this). When I take off from the runway no wind drift happens AT ALL, I mean zero, until I climb and reach 1000ft or so, then a sudden drift does happen according to the wind setting.
Then I turn around and prepare the approach for the same runway: the wind keeps affecting the plane all the time, I capture the loc and the AP needs to make a huge correction due to the wind but, as soon as I reach about 1000ft above ground, disengaging AP or not, the wind begins to gradually disappear, resulting in a perfectly aligned airplane to the runway a few hundred feet above ground, as if there was no wind at all. I don't even need to touch the rudder control, as I'm forced to turn into the runway heading as I approach the ground and the wind "effect" ceases (otherwise I'd land in the grass). I thought for a while that it could be some FSX limitation, but then I see videos like this one, where there is a crosswind effect on final, and I bet not at 75kts... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox0ZVavJlD0
I hope someone can point me to the right direction, thank you!
- I've tried this with many default aircraft, plus addons
- It happens in all airports, and in all runway directions
- It doesn't matter if I configure the wind with FSX tool or with ASN
Relevant addons: - ActiveSky Next - Accufeel - PMDG 737NGX - ORBX Global + Vector + OpenLC Europe