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    For those of you like myself that have considered gliding a little dull, this may change your mind!

    I finally got up to FL210 in the Atos hanglider with the help of a few thermals!

    For those of us who are new to gliding, FSX has provided a little help here!

    From the menu bar, select settings, weather, thermal visulisation (far left of box) set schematic and bingo .. you can see those pesky thermals!

    This flight was from KCOS (Colorado Springs) & ended some hours later in KPUB (Pueblo) with Sim Savvy of course!

    The most difficult thing was getting down again!

    If I hadn't made a concerted effort to loose altitude, I'd probably still be up there!

    Nick
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    Last edited by nicksnook; 07-14-2011 at 03:46 PM. Reason: Spelling
    If you are serious about your aerobatics you should add this to your hanger http://is.gd/PY6Flj
    Video: http://is.gd/DC28pG

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    The last time I saw any soaring on here was probably.... never? Well, at least a few months ago. So nice work putting something diferent up.

    Heres a question for you. What does the 'Natural' thermal visualisation option actually do in FSX? 'Cos I can never see any diference between that and 'Off'.
    Cheese War Enthusiast.

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    You must have a great deal of patience. I hope you had oxygen and, ahem... "thermal" underwear.
    Quote Originally Posted by jeh View Post
    The last time I saw any soaring on here was probably.... never? Well, at least a few months ago. So nice work putting something diferent up.
    Heres a question for you. What does the 'Natural' thermal visualisation option actually do in FSX? 'Cos I can never see any diference between that and 'Off'.
    The natural setting is supposed to show birds where the thermals are. It works, but you need and "eagle eye" to spot them. They usually look like flickering dots... or video artifacts. — Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by azzaro View Post
    You must have a great deal of patience. I hope you had oxygen and, ahem... "thermal" underwear.

    The natural setting is supposed to show birds where the thermals are. It works, but you need and "eagle eye" to spot them. They usually look like flickering dots... or video artifacts. — Bob
    Hmm that is what I had initially thought. But having never seen them I was a little confused. Maybe I had something else turned off that you need to see these birds.
    Cheese War Enthusiast.

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    LOL.... I didn't know that... look for the birdies and get a thermal!

    If not cheat!!!

    Nick
    If you are serious about your aerobatics you should add this to your hanger http://is.gd/PY6Flj
    Video: http://is.gd/DC28pG

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    I find the best thermal effect can often be had with the "Y" key, then "F4". No birds or green swirls required. — Bob

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    Could sure keep your beer cold up there. Cool set of pics.

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    some really cool shots there, they give a feeling of freedom (and altitude)!
    Phil Colvin

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    I wondered who that was circling over my house saying bad things,now i know.Looks like fun and glad you made it down ok,great shots.

    Adam

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamb View Post
    I wondered who that was circling over my house saying bad things,now i know.Looks like fun and glad you made it down ok,great shots.

    Adam
    The added weight of all the bird poo helped me decend a whole lot quicker of course!!!

    Nick
    If you are serious about your aerobatics you should add this to your hanger http://is.gd/PY6Flj
    Video: http://is.gd/DC28pG

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