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REX Essential - Feature #7 - Part 4

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#1 timest999

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:31 PM

REX ESSENTIAL - FEATURE # 7 - PART 4

CONFIGURATION - WINDS

Sorry, it's been longer than I wanted since we last updated you on the features of REX Essential. As stated in our previous posts, we have broken the Configuration Manager into 5 parts:

General Settings
Weather Engine Settings
Visibility
Winds
Clouds

In this post we will focus on winds. This area is extremely critical when it comes to experiencing a rich and smooth flight.

MAXIMUM WIND TURBULENCE
This allows the user to set the maximum severity of the winds at the surface and aloft. This level goes from 1 to 5. One referencing the lowest and five representing the most extreme conditions.

MAXIMUM WIND SHEAR
This allows the user to set the maximum effect of wind shear at the surface and aloft. This level goes from 1 to 4. One referencing the lowest and four representing the most extreme conditions.

ENABLE REAL WEATHER WINDS
This allows the user to turn on or off the real weather wind provided by NOAA/VATSIM/RADIOSONDE reports. If this option is turned off the user can use the GLOBAL WIND LAYER function to set their own wind levels.

ENABLE REAL WEATHER WIND SMOOTHING
This allows the user to enable a special function with the REX Weather Engine to smooth wind transitions. Please note, our attempt to do this within Flight Simulator has yielded great results in testing so far, but there are some limitations that cannot be fully overcome by the limits of Simconnect. In development we find that writing to and from Simconnect while a transition is taking place, can cause glitches within the sim environment, thus we are still smoothing out some of the processes.

ENABLE WIND TURBULENCE
This turns on and off the effects of wind turbulence injection into Flight Simulator via the REX Weather Engine.

ENABLE WIND SHEAR
This turns on and off the effects of wind shear injection into Flight Simulator via the REX Weather Engine.

SET GLOBAL WIND LAYERS
This is a really great new feature allowing the user to customize the wind layers, wind speeds and wind direction globally. This will overwrite default weather if the “Enabled Real Weather Winds” is unchecked.

Next Feature: Cloud Configuration
We will describe some of the new features within the cloud window associated with our new weather engine.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:24 PM

Thanks for the info and the update Tim. Wind has always been a problem here, so I hope this helps :P
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:36 AM

Thanks for the info. Really looking forward to this, as I hate having to not use REX when flying my large aircraft. The wind issue is probably the most needed fix, so take all the time you guys need.

Thanks again for the awesome product, and continued support!

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:51 AM

yer great info cheers
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:31 AM

Yes very great information, thanks for updating us.
Also very much looking forward to Cloud Configuration feature!
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:57 AM

Awesome update Tim!
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:44 PM

These people are serious about this... I've experienced shortage in memory while flying and REX updates the weather conditions, is this something you guys are working on? Or you guys don't have control over that? or this a off topic issue that needs to be posted somewhere else? Thank you.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:20 PM

Enable Real Weather Wind Smoothing - would this reduce or remove the effect of sudden and sharp changes in wind direction and speed?
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:54 PM

Really looking forward to the update and thanks for the effort the team are putting in.
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:52 PM

As a newbie to REX and finding out more every flight how real this is I wondered if FSUIPC4 has some bearing on its performance as weather settings in FSUIPC4 can be adjusted.

If this is the wrong thread my apologies in advance.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

Second thoughts, completely the wrong thread!
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:31 AM

Sorry for asking, but I'm new here. Does REX Essentianls has been released? And if not, how do I know when and where to download the file?
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:07 PM

great informations!! smoothing winds in REX is a great step forward! Thanks very much!
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:53 PM

"In development we find that writing to and from Simconnect while a transition is taking place, can cause glitches within the sim environment, thus we are still smoothing out some of the processes."


Plan G also uses Simconnect. Will there be any conflicts, or can two or more programs operate independently via Simconnect. Thanks...eager for the release....

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:35 AM

"In development we find that writing to and from Simconnect while a transition is taking place, can cause glitches within the sim environment, thus we are still smoothing out some of the processes."


Plan G also uses Simconnect. Will there be any conflicts, or can two or more programs operate independently via Simconnect. Thanks...eager for the release....

Sherm


Yes, no problem, I'm using plan G now and then during testing Essential.


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:52 AM

Same here. No problems either.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:27 PM

ENABLE REAL WEATHER WIND SMOOTHING,this set will need through by FSUPIC?
If need FSUPIC,need to cancel smooth wind set in fsupic?

And those wind set will get conflict? Like "enable wind smoothing" with "wind turbulence or shear"?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:38 PM

WOW! - Another fantastic update! Certainly gonna be up there in the sky most happily with such great perspectives!
Great infos!

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