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Should have been warned by the sky at Wellington


 


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Things really started to build up approaching Christchurch


 


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Had to change course and climb considerably - a whopper of a storm was brewing right in my flight path


 


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Out the other side - and icing struck (you can see the white tips on the spinners). At least this time I saw the warning indicator and had already turned the de-icing mechanism on early enough


 


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Over Christchurch - and the ride was smooth again


 


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Pulling in to Dunedin


 


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Cheers


 


Mallard


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Phenomenal shots Mallard , hard to choose which one I like best . Shot #1 gets my vote but the last shot is a close second . 


 


Cheers


 


Brad


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I like the icing. I've never hit icing in FSX (not that I have tried to 'find' icing conditions.


Is that default FSX weather or do you have a weather package? (I've been wondering about investing in weather)


Great shots.


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Thanks for the comments!


 




I like the icing. I've never hit icing in FSX (not that I have tried to 'find' icing conditions.


Is that default FSX weather or do you have a weather package? (I've been wondering about investing in weather)


Great shots.




Hi Jeff - This set was taken using the "REX weather" option that you can find in FSX weather selection (if you have REX, that is)... I sometimes just click it for laughs and to see what it will throw at me. This time around I was again quite amazed at the different kinds of weather it dealt me in a relatively small area. The take-off was in quite "normal" overcast conditions. The thunderstorm came a bit unexpected. I had noticed that the clouds were steadily getting taller and taller and additional layers were building up. And suddenly there was flashing and the rumble of thunder. That's when I decided on the evasive action.


All through the flight I had my eyes on the outside temperature readout. As soon as it went below freezing (at about 7,000 feet) I activated the de-icing mechanism.


At my cruise leve of 12,000 feet these temperatures suddenly dropped from a steady -8 C to -15 C within seconds as I approached and passed through the thunderstorm.


And then I came out on the other side, the visibilty went from a few miles to nearly unlimited, the haze was gone - and I had the iced windscreens and other affected parts to pay attention to.


In short - the weather that REX threw together was very detailed in the use of textures, visibility and temperatures. And the Dash reacts accordingly. So it's a great pair ;)


 


Cheers


 


Mallard


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Thanks again for the comments!


 


Here's one more pic showing the ice on the spinners, nose tip and the co-pilot's window


 


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Cheers


 


Mallard


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Wow. Not often we see ice accumulation on the pictures. Great set of shots, beautiful precise scenery with a plane that seems to be a lot of fun to fly.


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Phenomenal shots Mallard , hard to choose which one I like best . Shot #1 gets my vote but the last shot is a close second . 

 

Cheers

 

Brad

 

+1  ::)

 

Peter

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