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FarlanderMiG

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Weather?
« on: October 06, 2015, 03:09:34 pm »

Hi, guys.. i was just wondering, how far do you want to go with weather? Do you want to simulate weather properly? For me this is a big question if one of the goals is to be a flight simulator. For us glider pilots weather is our lives, and for gliding to be fun in a simulator you will need some way to get lift.

We hoped that x-plane was going to be a good replacement to Condor, but it does not simulate thermals properly (not even close..) and the flight models are quite... strange..
any glider in x-plane will enter a flat-spin really fast..

My opinion is that implementing ridge lift is definitely the first thing that should be done, after that i would do thermals and at last i would do waves. But i would say that i would consider it pretty solid even without simulation of waves.. But like said ridge lift and thermals is definitely a must.

Im just interested in what other people think about it? does it matter, or does it not matter to you?  :)

Keep up the great work on this so far. Bought it earlier this summer, and to this day i still fly the ask-13 :P
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Re: Weather?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 04:14:38 pm »


Of course, that's very important, and not only for glider pilots. For propeller driven aircraft that is also a must. After Moto; you fly fast - you get less, but during slow flight can experience what.
And basically not matter whether or glider propeller plane, because weather operator inputs are exposed to all FO. :)
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Re: Weather?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2015, 06:06:38 pm »

I'm glad you like the glider.... It undergoing a major fdm overhaul (no.18) to try to simulate spin.

Ridge lift and thermals could be added now, if we had a large glider development community that was prepared to get stuck in...

Otherwise it just goes into the priority pot and doesn't come out very high.

Simon
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FarlanderMiG

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Re: Weather?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2015, 06:20:16 pm »

Condor is the main sim for this. 90% of the glider pilots i've spoken to either fly it or has flown it. It not only has a decent way to simulate thermals, but it also has proper online competition with tasks and stuff.

However, development is so slow that if outerra got a glider or two and maybe ridge lift and thermals im sure alot of people would switch, or at least get both..
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Re: Weather?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2015, 05:29:41 am »

Chicken and egg thing.....
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Re: Weather?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2015, 12:03:39 pm »

yes..
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