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Re: Live weather fail

Postby Mihajlo » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:15 am

@Robertfm I see that you are not using AW. If this is not intentional and you want to use it you have to turn on AW autostart in launcher (you need a recent version of FG) or click OK when you select AW in weather dialog.
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Re: Live weather fail

Postby Robertfm » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:54 am

Perhaps just the photo it's definitely blue at ground level. Looking at IoM actual weather there was mist at 3 to 400 feet but on short final I was below that and should have been able to see the runway but it was almost totally covered and even more bizarrely appeared to be in the wrong place. As I said I have landed here numerous times so know where the runway should be. I am currently flying to IoM now and according to local weather it's bright and sunny, so we'll see in an hour.
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Re: Live weather fail

Postby Robertfm » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:44 pm

I flew in again this morning firstly VFR with same problem. Then I flew IFR and again the runway was note visible right until I touched down. Not sure real planes could land safely, it took me completely by surprise, so it is mist, I stand corrected,
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Re: Live weather fail

Postby Alant » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:57 pm

Why not try changing your weather settings to see if this is the problem.
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Re: Live weather fail

Postby Robertfm » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:49 pm

I am using live weather so I'm assuming that is what I should be seeing. When I change to fair weather it disappears when I'm flying, then I switch back and it comes back. It is not happening on any other coastal airport and Manx is apparently prone to low cloud and mist. The minimums is 200 feet but at the moment the mist is less than 100ft so how real planes land is anyones guess
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Re: Live weather fail

Postby SurferTim » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:58 am

Robertfm wrote in Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:49 pm:I am using live weather so I'm assuming that is what I should be seeing. When I change to fair weather it disappears when I'm flying, then I switch back and it comes back. It is not happening on any other coastal airport and Manx is apparently prone to low cloud and mist. The minimums is 200 feet but at the moment the mist is less than 100ft so how real planes land is anyones guess

Real planes don't land. They take the alternate if the pilot can't see the runway or approach lights by minimums.

Occasionally I get a black sky. Clouds, land, water illuminated, just black sky, and usually after a METAR change. When I go to a new weather area, the sky returns to normal (well, except yesterday, and the sky should have been black).

Is that what you are experiencing?
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Re: Live weather fail

Postby Robertfm » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:06 am

Yes.
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Re: Live weather fail

Postby V12 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:11 am

If I remember correctly, combination of sunny weather and black sky occured, when METAR string provided by station has not contain QNH pressure value, or contain ///
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Re: Live weather fail

Postby SurferTim » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:25 am

V12 wrote in Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:11 am:If I remember correctly, combination of sunny weather and black sky occured, when METAR string provided by station has not contain QNH pressure value, or contain ///

On my system, the black sky during sunny weather occurs when there are slashes in the METAR report where the vis should be. Like //// // ////
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Re: Live weather fail

Postby Robertfm » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:04 pm

This is all very confusing. In another piece of advice it is said that altering the visibility for default 9999 in Metar to 50SM helps the black screen. However that means you alter Live to manual. Then the Metar doesn't work, as soon as you switch back to live the visibility defaults to 9999. So what is the answer.
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Re: Live weather fail

Postby Robertfm » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:49 am

This has now got ridiculous. I will try to explain. Flying out of EGPE (Inverness). Version 2019.1 Live weather set. Screen black, sound of rain. Switch to Cat 1,2,3 same, thunderstorm same, fair clear view. Stormy mainly fine except it sends my plane backwards without engine running, and I mean backwards rapidly. I tried V 2018.3.2 and whilst Live doesn't work, everything else as described happens. AW is on throughout this.

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Re: Live weather fail

Postby Robertfm » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:51 am

Picture one is on the ground. Picture 2 is taking off, and P3 is when I have gained some altitude. Of course I am flying blind, using PUi to get my bearings.
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Re: Live weather fail

Postby SurferTim » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:23 am

Is your display always like that at EGPE?

I just started the sim there, and it looks great (for me). Raining, bad vis, low clouds, and grey sky.
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Re: Live weather fail

Postby Robertfm » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:36 am

The short answer is no. I have restarted FG with a different plane and it is as I would expect lots of rain but no black screen Could it be the plane ?. I don't see how but that plane going backwards is seriously weird. It was the DR400. I'm now using Lioneau.
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Re: Live weather fail

Postby SurferTim » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:54 am

This doesn't make a lot of sense, but the DR400 shows all black outside the aircraft at that airport. ??

Edit Just communicated with another pilot at that airport. He's using real weather, and it is working fine with a PA-28
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