OnCourse Software

Welcome to our Product Support Forums
It is currently Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:04 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Question on arrival ATIS
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:44 pm
Posts: 226
How close to you have to be to the arrival airport before the ATIS agrees with the weather in Active Sky? I notice the wind readings are different until I get within about 50 miles. Is this normal for PF3?

_________________
Image


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:29 pm
Posts: 371
Yes, it's normal.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1981
Quote:
The weather we see in the sim (P3D and FSX are the same in this regard) is not really produced by the weather engine (like ASN or Opus). It is produced by the sim itself using the data, the weather engine injects. And the sim is said to be not very good in doing this; and it becomes worse the further away from your aircraft it is. When the weather engine injects the weather the sim deals quite well with it around your current position. Further away the weather produced by the sim goes more and more astray from what the weather engine injected.
So the weather in the sim at stations far away from your position can be totally differrent to what your weather engine says. And since PF3 reads the weather in the sim (through FSUIPC) and not the weather of the weather engine, the destination ATIS is unusable as long as you get closer to your destination.
I found the limit to be somewhat between 50 and 80 nm. So if you want to be sure to get a reliable ATIS wait until you are 50 nm from your destination.
Quote:

_________________
Image


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:44 pm
Posts: 226
Thanks..

_________________
Image


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited