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Beginner that Lost His Way.. Part-3

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High to all that are following this thread....

Part 2 has gotten so long it no longer emailed about comments added.....

So I am going to start "Part-3"

Besure to click on Watch this Thread.....

ED

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Hi to All Beginners and Others....

Thank you Scott for your correction on the subject of FSX and Oahu, Hawaii.. (Refer Part-2 at the bottom.)

I had looked in Google Earth.. and the addon KMZ for FSX ... and it did not show anything on the Island of Oahu...

So I did goto FSX and put "Dillingham" in the airport search and there it was... So Thank You.... I did say I was a

Beginner....

Now I do not understand how to Quote Scott inside a post so I just copyed/Pasted...

==== Message from Scott ==========================================================

I always fly with real-world weather and really enjoy it. I almost always start up GoogleEarth before FSX to check out

world weather conditions at a glance so as not to waste too much time going from airport to airport

trying to find one with good flying conditions

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OK Scott how about a Lesson.... Show all us beginners exactly the steps to do this....

I always enjoy learning something new....

Now I know you are using Real-World weather ... but as a beginner I am trying to set FSX for the best weather

to Soar....(ie) giving us a better chance of Gliding...

Now I did enjoy the Movies.... and also while not understanding the thing about you driving the Tow Plane while in the Glider...

That could be a very good lesson....

Thanks Again....

Ed

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Hi to all Beginners & Readers of this Thread....

Going to give You ideas on how to setup for Ridge Soaring....

This is by no means the only way... I am a Beginner just like You...

So if I make a mistake tell me...

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If you have read the last of Part-2 and watched Scott's Video ...

Seems like a good place to try Ridge Soaring....

This is Oahu Island, Hawaii Dillingham Airport ( PHDH )

Here is a Link to 6 pictures of the setup...

http://picasaweb.google.com/Mr.CaptED/FSX0602?feat=directlink

Pic-001 Shows the Island and were Dillingham Airport is located..

Pic-002 I used the Tape Messure... and laided a line along the Ridge..

I am getting the general angle of the Ridge not the distance....

You see it is 133 degrees.... Notice the Elev. of the Ridge... 2239 feet.

NOTE: I did mouse over the ridge and found that it is max elev. about 2600 ft.

This and the angles will be Important as we set up the Winds in FSX Advanced Weather....

Pic-003 Now I added 90 degrees to the 133 degrees .... ended up with 223 degrees that

the wind needs to blow from.... Notice also that the Ridge is 5 miles inland...

Pic-004 Shows the Island Map inside FSX ....

Pic-005 Show the Dillingham Airport and its general layout....

Pic-006 Shows setting up the Winds inside FSX advanced weather....

Look at the Red Pointer of where Wind is coming from... Also Notice I made

the winds a little higher than the ridge....

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I am assuming you have saved out a Thermal Soaring setup....

I called mine "Soar_80F_Thermal" of which only has Temp. and Cloud setups...

I load this file and then modify the Wind...

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Now if all went well.. Lets go Ridge Soaring...

I am using "Horten Ho IV" by David Rowberry...

I did a Winch Launch at a reduced speed of 60 knots (To Slow)

You will see that the wind did kick my sideways....

and I broke the Winch Line to low...(YES you can break it in WinchX) Ended up Slewing up to 3000 feet...

When looking at the pictures do them in full screen and you will see the rise I was getting

while soaring along the Ridge...

I guess it would help if I put a link to the Pictures....

http://picasaweb.google.com/Mr.CaptED/OahuRidgeSoar?feat=directlink

Click on the Slideshow it makes it better....

Later

Ed

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This is the END..!!!

This multi-Part Soaring-Setup .... was geared to the Soaring Beginner... (I am a Beginner also)

The info in all 3-Parts ... was written account I could not find any info on the Subject....

This has only scratched the surface.. It is by no means the only way....

Things left to learn....

There is Real Weather in FS-9 & FSX..

There is a way to guide the Tow Plane....in FSX...

There is the CAISET gauges in some of the Gliders... Which is a learning curve by itself....

Thanks for the Input ...

Ed

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