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Real world glider pilot seeks help!

Postby jnc » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:33 am

Hi all,

I'm a hang glider pilot, heading to the European alps next year for competition. I've started looking around for a basic soaring simulator to fly around the mountains in (i know the sim is not entirely realistic for soaring - i'm hoping to use it to familiarize myself with the terrain for route planning.)

Everytime i open FG i end up sitting on the deck in boston airport, i can set the hang glider, but cant figure how to to change location at the start - i then manually reset myself to about 5000ft over the italian alps and fly from there. However the weather simulation wont kick in for me - I have yet to experience a bump thermal or ridge lift of any kind! :)

From reading on here i believe there is a way to start FG from command prompt that would solve these issues - can anyone help me do this?

WIndows 10
FlightGear 2017.2.1
No graphics card
NA
Scenery downloaded tru source forge, linked from FG website.
is there any output printed to the console (black window)? (I dont know what this is)

Command line (i cant figure how to change this):

Options passed on the command line:
--launcher
Options set in the launcher:
--aircraft=org.flightgear.fgaddon.ask21
--fg-scenery=C:/Users/Noel Collins/Documents/FlightGear/Scenery
--airport=KBOS
--enable-auto-coordination
--enable-freeze
--console
--enable-terrasync
--enable-fullscreen
--geometry=800x600
--prop:/sim/rendering/multi-sample-buffers=false
--prop:/sim/rendering/multi-samples=0
--disable-rembrandt
--timeofday=noon
--season=summer
--disable-real-weather-fetch
--metar=XXXX 012345Z 15003KT 10SM SCT036 SCT150 17/08 Q1016 NOSIG


Apologies if i'm asking dumb questions! I am reasonably computer literate, but this is beyond me. Thanks all!

Noel
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Re: Real world glider pilot seeks help!

Postby Thorsten » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:41 am

Have you seen this?

http://wiki.flightgear.org/Soaring

Might answer most of your questions...

From reading on here i believe there is a way to start FG from command prompt that would solve these issues


If you want AW thermals then no, there's no way to start AW from the commandline.
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