It's me, the Wettergerät guy again. Riding my favourite horse I have come up with a new idea: What about adding atmospheric pressure as another effect of weather?
Why should we virtual pilots care about atmospheric pressure?
- At the very least atmospheric pressure could influence the displayed barometric altitude in Aerofly FS 2, requiring pilots to re-calibrate the altimeter.
- As I understand pilots a required to re-calibrate their altimeter to standard pressure on reaching certain flight levels (see Wikipedia - and also mentioned in Aerofly's very own Learjet instructions).
- (There are also some more interesting effects of barometric pressure on planes.)
As the Wettergerät already manipulates some hidden variables in Aerofly FS 2's main.mcf configuration file, how about adding atmospheric pressuren as another hidden variable? It does not have to be accessible via the regular in-game controls, but would only be a single main.mcf configuration variable (like the date settings and third cloud layer), reducing the work needed to integrate this idea into Aerofly FS 2.
So what do you think about:
- …having barometric pressure in Aerofly FS 2 in the first place?
- …adding it as a hidden variable to minimize the effort needed to get the feature into Aerofly FS 2?
Disclaimer: I know IPACS has more urgent concerns and the community developer's whishlist is rather long - but maybe the (stub) implementation is quick to do.