Date and time + Moon and Sun....

  • Is Aerofly ready for date/time-based position of Sun and Moon as well as daylight?


    Even if in the pre-release I can see in some videos the Moon, I wonder if that virtual Moon will be there in the skies according to the correct ephemeris, like in FSX and Flight Gear as well as ELITE Flight Simulator with Moon and Sun, based on geographical poisition and date ( YYYY-MM-HH:MM:SS ) ?

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  • The date is not featured. Were you planning to do bubble ***tant readings over the ocean at night? In AF 2 the plough and polaris looked about right in the night sky. This forum program still censors the (space added) s extant word.


    Thx Overloaded.


    All I want in a flightsim is to be able to fly on a given date and have proper sunrise sunset times and lighting according to the geographical coordinates and day of the year... I also fin it important to at least have proper Moon rendereing, with phase and set / rise times according to RW.


    For some reason the IFR tool I used for my training in the past - ELITE Flight Simulator - has that. Also MSFS has it since FSX ( maybe even fs9 I don't recall... ) and also Flight Gear.

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    fs1 ===>     MS FLIGHT ===>   WT 1.83

    Start ... Hope ... Realization ...

  • That's a general question. Given 4 seasons means 4 times the numer of orthophotos, I am not sure this should be a high priority goal. At least, I can say I would see several things with much higher priority (Autogen, fully clickable cockpits, Saitek Panels...) from my point of view.


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  • The positions of the sun and moon are correctly computed for the current location and time. However, you can only set the time but not the date at the moment, so the times for the sunrise and sunset are correct only for the default date (some day around mid June).


    The moon is always rendered as a full moon - shame on us.


    At the moment, there are no plans to implement seasonal variations for the ground textures.

  • The positions of the sun and moon are correctly computed for the current location and time. However, you can only set the time but not the date at the moment, so the times for the sunrise and sunset are correct only for the default date (some day around mid June).


    The moon is always rendered as a full moon - shame on us.


    At the moment, there are no plans to implement seasonal variations for the ground textures.


    Thx for the answer, but when you say "are correctly computed for the location and time" do you mean the "full time" including callendar date, or time for that reference day somewhere in June where the simulation runs by default ?


    Do you plan to make date setting available ?


    Could we expect the Moon to have phases some day :-) ?

    1983 ......……....2012.…………….......2018...

    fs1 ===>     MS FLIGHT ===>   WT 1.83

    Start ... Hope ... Realization ...

  • The calculations are implemented for any date, it is just that you cannot set any specific date by the user interface at the moment. We haven't thought about making this available on its own without anything else that is related to the date like seasonal variations.


    The moon phases will be implemented one day, not a top priority, but we owe it to ourselves :-)

  • At the moment, there are no plans to implement seasonal variations for the ground textures.


    Add-on developers could do if they like, you just need to concentrate on the biggest concerns like whole world scale airports, HD textures, an up -to-date navigational environment with magnetic variation and a powerful SDK.

  • Thank you both IPACS Support and Overloaded for your answers.


    I look forward for the possibility to set the date, even without any consequences on seasonal changes - it's the same in X-Plane, a platform in development for quite a long time, while Aerofly FS v1 and now v2 are newcomers - but already doing an excellent job in terms of graphics, smoothness and flight dynamics...

    1983 ......……....2012.…………….......2018...

    fs1 ===>     MS FLIGHT ===>   WT 1.83

    Start ... Hope ... Realization ...