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Cheers

Renault

 

XPlane 11.41r1

TE Nor Cal

librain plugin (available from XPlane-org)

 

It was a wonderful Saturday Afternoon to take a short spin out from Half Moon Bay one of the XPlane Gateway ap's just outside of San Franciso
Weather forecast was good - slight chance of a squall moving in later, so off I went

 

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Surprising how quickly the clouds picked up -- maybe the "slight" was more like a "likely"

 

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And here comes the rain ....

 

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Doesn't look great ... It a good thing I'm on the way back its not far

 

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So far, not a problem

 

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But flying slowly has its challenges. Visibility is good, and then you get a big "blob" of water that just drifts across and  distorts everything
Realism isn't everything … :rolleyes:

 

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But I'm coming in nicely...

 

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I've been practicing my landings and I'm getting the hang of it finally....

 

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Just remember to take your time ....

 

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And the last step ...

 

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And here we are ... 

 

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Hows that for rolling out the "welcome mat" -- ha, ha . A little bit of humour , relieves the stress … :D

 

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Now for the challenging bit ... finding where I'm supposed to park!

 

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Head down, and squint and I can just about see where I'm supposed to go

 

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Now that would be embarrassing -- "officer I was taxing very , very slowly , turned into my assigned parking spot and somehow hit a plane I didn't have" :o:(

 

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But all's well that ends well. Here I am safe and sound:D

 

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With special thanks to @Jack Sawyer, @olderndirt  ,  @adambarfor their encouragement and helpful suggestions to help with  my landings :)

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1 hour ago, JoseCFII said:

Beautiful pics! What weather add on are you using in XP 11? I love those clouds!

Thank you Jose

I appreciate your comments.

It is just the standard XPlane weather - just playing around with cloud placement & cloud type, along with a few data ref adjustments & some Xvision settings.

Cheers

Pete

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That was a very interesting flight R and didn't the weather change so fast.

Great rain effects on your windscreen too, I have enough trouble landing without this amazing realism.

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15 hours ago, olderndirt said:

I was hoping, forgive the expression, to see your 'Papi's'.  Looking for two red and two white but it all looked aokay.   That rain on the ground is immense - should be able to log it as actual IFR.

Thanks . I was watching them all the way down. I would drift from 2r,2W to 4W but could compensate.

I can't image trying to taxi IRL when it was like this:(

Cheers

Pete

 

14 hours ago, ZoSoChile said:

Looks great! Thanks for the added story :)

Thank you. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the dialogue:)

Cheers

 

14 hours ago, adambar said:

You out did yourself with these shots Pete! :)

Thanks Adam:)

 

14 hours ago, VH-KDK said:

That was a very interesting flight R and didn't the weather change so fast.

Great rain effects on your windscreen too, I have enough trouble landing without this amazing realism.

Thanks Martyn

"As real as it gets" may have some downsides :rolleyes:

Cheers

Pete

 

12 hours ago, Iain Emms said:

Grand set these Pete.

cheers

Iain

Thanks so much Iain:)

Cheers

Pete

 

9 hours ago, Stillwater said:

Great invention. Amazing to see how add-ons can improve a sim.

Thanks Gerold:)

This one was a bit "finicky" to install.

I daydream when a product will have it all & my "tweaking days" will be a distant memory:)

Cheers

Pete

 

7 hours ago, Jack Sawyer said:

Fantastic!

Thanks Jack:)

Your suggestion helped a lot!!

Cheers

Pete

 

7 hours ago, Dario said:

Grand set of shots!

Thanks Dario:)

Cheers

Pete

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