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features:conditions [2017/06/05 09:55]
Andreas Breitschopp
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 :i: Note: You can change the used real-time weather source in the [[features/​settings#​real-time_weather_source|Settings]] module. :i: Note: You can change the used real-time weather source in the [[features/​settings#​real-time_weather_source|Settings]] module.
  
-:i: Note: This section does not appear if Active Sky is enabled as weather engine in the [[features/​settings#​weather_engine|Settings]] module.+:i: Note: This section does only appear if Prepar3D, FSX or FSW is selected as simulator type and Active Sky is not enabled as weather engine in the [[features/​settings#​weather_engine|Settings]] module
 + 
 +===== Real-Time Weather for X-Plane ===== 
 + 
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​conditions/​real-time-weather-x-plane.png?​nolink|}} 
 + 
 +You have the option to enable real-time weather in this section. 
 + 
 +Additionally you will see the current availability status of the real-time weather and you have the option to use the button ''​Refresh Real-Time Weather Now''​ to reload the weather at any time. 
 + 
 +:i: Note: This section does only appear if X-Plane is selected as simulator type.
  
 ==== Continous Real-Time Weather ==== ==== Continous Real-Time Weather ====
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 You can define all wind layers - including the surface wind - in this section. You can define all wind layers - including the surface wind - in this section.
  
-First enter the speed and optional gust speed (keep it ''​0''​ if not needed) of the wind layer. +First you can define the direction where the wind is coming from. You have two additional options regarding the wind direction:
- +
-Next you can define the direction where the wind is coming from. You have two additional options regarding the wind direction:+
  
 You can define it as ''​Entirely Variable''​ or even enter the ''​from''​ and ''​to''​ direction where the wind is coming from. If the wind should come only from a fixed direction, just keep the ''​Entirely Variable Direction''​ check box unchecked and the variation input fields as ''​0''​. You can define it as ''​Entirely Variable''​ or even enter the ''​from''​ and ''​to''​ direction where the wind is coming from. If the wind should come only from a fixed direction, just keep the ''​Entirely Variable Direction''​ check box unchecked and the variation input fields as ''​0''​.
 +
 +Next enter the speed and optional gust speed (keep it ''​0''​ if not needed) of the wind layer.
  
 Next you can define if the current wind layer is a surface wind or an wind aloft. In case of a surface wind you have the additional option to define a depth/​height of the wind and if it is a wind aloft you can define a maximum altitude (MSL) for it instead. Next you can define if the current wind layer is a surface wind or an wind aloft. In case of a surface wind you have the additional option to define a depth/​height of the wind and if it is a wind aloft you can define a maximum altitude (MSL) for it instead.
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 :i: Note: You may add as many wind layers as you want, but there can be only one of them defined as surface wind. :i: Note: You may add as many wind layers as you want, but there can be only one of them defined as surface wind.
  
-Finally you can define ​turbulances ​in this wind layer as+Finally you can define ​turbulences ​in this wind layer as
   * None   * None
   * Light   * Light
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   * Round   * Round
   * Anvil   * Anvil
-turbulances ​in the cloud layer as of+turbulences ​in the cloud layer as of
   * None   * None
   * Light   * Light
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 Here you can define the atmospheric pressure for your custom weather situation. Here you can define the atmospheric pressure for your custom weather situation.
 +
 +===== Custom Weather for X-Plane =====
 +
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​conditions/​custom-weather-x-plane.png?​nolink|}}
 +
 +In case you want to define a completely custom weather situation you can do so in this section.
 +
 +:i: Note: This version of the custom weather section appears if X-Plane is selected as simulator type.
 +
 +==== Atmospheric Conditions ====
 +
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​conditions/​custom-weather-x-plane-atmospheric-conditions.png?​nolink|}}
 +
 +Here you can first define the visibility followed by the precipitation and storminess as percentage.
 +
 +Additionally the temperature,​ dew point and atmospheric pressure can be set.
 +
 +==== Thermals ====
 +
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​conditions/​custom-weather-x-plane-thermals.png?​nolink|}}
 +
 +You can define thermal effects in this section.
 +
 +First enter the altitude where the thermal effect should occur.
 +
 +Then you can set its coverage as percentage as well as the climb rate.
 +
 +==== Wind Layers ====
 +
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​conditions/​custom-weather-x-plane-wind-layers.png?​nolink|}}
 +
 +You can define all wind layers in this section.
 +
 +First enter the direction, altitude and speed of the wind layer.
 +
 +Next you can define the turbulence intensity between ''​0''​ and ''​10''​.
 +
 +Finally the gust direction change and speed increase can be set.
 +
 +==== Bodies of Water ====
 +
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​conditions/​custom-weather-x-plane-bodies-water.png?​nolink|}}
 +
 +In this section the water wave height and direction can be defined.
 +
 +==== Cloud Layers ====
 +
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​conditions/​custom-weather-x-plane-cloud-layers.png?​nolink|}}
 +
 +Here you can define all cloud layers of the custom weather situation.
 +
 +First choose the cloud type as of
 +  * Cirrus
 +  * Few Cumulus
 +  * Scattered Cumulus
 +  * Broken Cumulus
 +  * Overcast Cumulus
 +  * Stratus
 +
 +Then you can enter a base and top altitude (MSL) for the cloud layer.
 +
 +==== Runway Conditions ====
 +
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​conditions/​custom-weather-x-plane-runway-conditions.png?​nolink|}}
 +
 +Here you can choose the runway conditions as of
 +  * Dry
 +  * Damp
 +  * Wet
 +
 +If you have chosen ''​Damp''​ or ''​Wet''​ you can additionally decide if the runway surface should be patchy or not.
  
 ===== Custom Weather for Active Sky Weather Engine ===== ===== Custom Weather for Active Sky Weather Engine =====
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 You can define the surface wind in this section. You can define the surface wind in this section.
  
-First enter the speed and optional gust speed (keep it ''​0''​ if not needed) of the wind.+First you can define ​the direction where the wind is coming from including a variance.
  
-Next you can define ​the direction where the wind is coming from including a variance.+Next enter the speed and optional gust speed (keep it ''​0''​ if not needed) of the wind.
  
 Also the temperature and the dew point on the surface can be defined here. Also the temperature and the dew point on the surface can be defined here.
  
-Finally you can define ​turbulances ​in the surface wind as:+Finally you can define ​turbulences ​in the surface wind as:
   * None   * None
   * Light   * Light
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 You can define all wind aloft layers in this section. You can define all wind aloft layers in this section.
  
-First enter the speed and the direction of the wind layer.+First enter the direction ​and speed of the wind layer.
  
-Next you can define the temperature and finally the turbulances ​in this wind layer as:+Next you can define the temperature and finally the turbulences ​in this wind layer as:
   * None   * None
   * Light   * Light
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   * Cumulus   * Cumulus
   * Cumulo-nimbus   * Cumulo-nimbus
-turbulances ​in the cloud layer as of+turbulences ​in the cloud layer as of
   * None   * None
   * Light   * Light