Monthly Archives: August 2014

CumulusX! does not always play nicely with real-world weather updates

Related to this post is a YouTube video featuring one my virtual cross-country soaring tasks in the Aerosoft Discus X. The video can be accessed at the end of this post.

As a follow up to my previous YouTube video that featured testing of CumulusX! with PILOT’S FS Global Real Weather engine, the logical next thing to do would have been to test CumulusX! in a similar way using Active Sky Next (ASN) to take a real-weather snapshot without any further downloaded updates. But while preparing for that 2nd test flight, I was side tracked by the notion of doing a demonstration flight based on dynamic real-world weather with periodic updates injected from Active Sky Next. This could reaffirm my assertion that CumulusX! does not always play nicely with real-world weather updates, and to be honest I was beginning to doubt that assertion. Continue reading

FSX Virtual Soaring at Laufenselden with real-world weather

Related to this post is a YouTube video featuring one my virtual cross-country soaring tasks in the Aerosoft Discus X. The video can be accessed at the end of this post.

I designed a relatively short cross-country task at Laufenselden in Germany for testing  the compatibility of real-world weather injection with CumulusX!.  CumulusX! is a competition soaring environment add-on for FSX, which I highly recommend to anyone interested in virtual soaring in FSX (SP2) or FSX with Acceleration Pack.

For my first test flight using this task, I chose to test the compatibility of the  PILOT’S FS Global Real Weather (FSGRW) add-on with CumulusX!.   Continue reading

The UK Virtual Gliding Association

Hi I am James and I am a flight simulation enthusiast. Flight simulation covers a broad range of specialisations and different categories of aircraft and I am interested in many of them but my standout favourite flight simulation activity will always be cross-country virtual gliding.

I have for a long time been a member of the UK Virtual Gliding Association (UKVGA). Anyone interested in virtual soaring with FSX should consider joining the UKVGA. They are a bunch of friendly and helpful virtual soaring enthusiasts. Their website and forum provide a rich source of information and resources to help you get started with this virtual sport.
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