More Settings for Environment Conditions

  • Please make DATE setting available...

    When setting up a flight from the spots I usual choose for flying I get a completely out of sync depiction of daylight in AEFS4.

    I would like it t, at least, stay coherent with the computer date...

    The ideal would be to allow for date setting in the flight conditions menu.

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  • Turbulence and gusting / shear wind...

    Even at their max (full right) settings these effects appear to be modelled tamely...

    Would be great to be able to fight nasty weather conditions with a bit more of "stress" :)

    I recall x-winds with shear and turbulence were a bit more aggressive in AEFS2.

    On the other hand I somehow recall someone mentioning in a post that there were some "hidden" weather parameters that could only be set through config files (which files?) and allowed for deeper customization of the weather, including some variables not directly accessible through the in-game menu? Any suggestions welcomed!

    For instance, not that it makes a huge difference but it would be great to be able to set QNH or QFE for a specific flight situation, or to simply set it through the weather menu. Even better would be something, even simplistic, like being able to set QNH at departure and arrival airports if in use...

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    Edited once, last by jcomm (June 3, 2024 at 3:33 PM).

  • Ok, I missed that... Will check it!

    Thx!

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  • Jet-Pack (IPACS) June 3, 2024 at 4:57 PM

    Changed the title of the thread from “Please make DATE setting available...” to “More Settings for Environment Conditions”.
  • Some years ago I built the Aerofly Wettergerät. It allows comfortable manipulation of the settings, synchronization of time, date and weather, as well as access to a hidden third cloud layer and higher wind speeds. It is quite complex to setup, but afterwards it is very comfortable to modify your sim's settings.

    Well, if this only was integrated right into Aerofly... ;)

  • Will check it.

    Does it work with AEFS4 ?

    Thank you!

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  • Weather conditions are an important part of flying. So, I propose to add you the ability to select specific values for wind, cloudiness, visibility, etc. For example: I need a wind of ≈10 knots. But I have no idea how much it is on a scale "from calm to strong". The same problem with visibility and cloudiness.

    And, in order not to create a new thread, I’ll add another idea: I suggest you add windshear. To do this, you will need to click on the place where it should happen. Or you can create a menu where you can click on the line "Windshear on short final", where you can choose which direction the wind will change. And, of course, we are waiting for the rain:)

    And please add weather radar and terrain radar.:whistling:

  • Back when I built the Wettergerät, I found out how the percentages of Aerofly correspond with values like knots and feet. See https://github.com/fboes/aerofly-…rofly-config.md for details, with "1" being 100%.

    But obviously it would be helpful to see these values in Aerofly right away.

  • Does changing the time and date in the mcf impact daylight hours (sunrise / sunset times etc)?

    I had the impression that it did. My autumn experience in Sweden was somewhat different.

    Maybe you want to test the North Cape on December 21st and June 21st. Should be a difference like night and day... literally. ;)

  • Thanks Jan, it does indeed - this is a bit of game changer for me and a shame its not integrated into the options. I might see if I can create a 'shortcut' to amend the date to the current day before launching.

    My path was /Users/me/Library/Application Support/Aerofly FS 4

  • Thanks Jan, it does indeed - this is a bit of game changer for me and a shame its not integrated into the options. I might see if I can create a 'shortcut' to amend the date to the current day before launching.

    My path was /Users/me/Library/Application Support/Aerofly FS 4

    Yeah, an updated dialog for setting date and time would really be appreciated.

    I think the missing date picker is also the cause for all custom missions ignoring the date settings.

  • Yeah, an updated dialog for setting date and time would really be appreciated.

    I think the missing date picker is also the cause for all custom missions ignoring the date settings.

    I think the missions actually set the date back to the year and month they took place in the real world, I could be wrong though, don't know if that code snippet is active or commented out. That's airline missions, not custom missions...

  • I think the missions actually set the date back to the year and month they took place in the real world, I could be wrong though, don't know if that code snippet is active or commented out. That's airline missions, not custom missions...

    Ah sorry, I was referring to the custom missions. Whenever I start a custom mission the date gets set to a fixed date like August 22nd, disregarding the date given in the custom mission.

    (But I can test this further on the weekend. ;))

  • Ah sorry, I was referring to the custom missions. Whenever I start a custom mission the date gets set to a fixed date like August 22nd, disregarding the date given in the custom mission.

    (But I can test this further on the weekend. ;))

    Perhaps it's all missions then where the date is overwritten, not just the airline missions.


    OK, I checked the code.

    Yes, the date setting is intentionally ignored on any missions. Allowing missions to set a specific date would permanently lock a user into "winter time" with low sun or no daylight at all if you are at high latitudes.

  • Jan, please pass the note to the Dev Team - it's surely not Rocket Science to change the UI for the flight settings and allow for a specific date to be set (???) C'mon ... ^^

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  • Thanks Jan, it does indeed - this is a bit of game changer for me and a shame its not integrated into the options. I might see if I can create a 'shortcut' to amend the date to the current day before launching.

    My path was /Users/me/Library/Application Support/Aerofly FS 4

    Could you kindly take a screenshot from LPPT at a date like today, January 7 2024, at around 20:00 (LT) / 19:00 (UTC) - LPPT from rw 02 ( actually 03 in the sim because not updated ) towards West and post it here ?


    Thx!

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    Lenovo TB310FU 9,5" Tablet for Navigraph and some available external FMCs or AVITABs

    Edited once, last by jcomm (June 7, 2024 at 4:19 PM).

  • OK, I checked the code.

    Yes, the date setting is intentionally ignored on any missions. Allowing missions to set a specific date would permanently lock a user into "winter time" with low sun or no daylight at all if you are at high latitudes.

    Ah, that is was I was guessing: The time will not be set by missions, because there is no date picker to change the date afterwards. Well, one could still hope for a date picker. ;)

    For all others interested in the inner workings of the date in Aerofly FS4, and how the date effects the state of the sun: