Create a custom CDU page that retrieves METAR information

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Re: Create a custom CDU page that retrieves METAR informatio

Post by willow » 29 Jul 2013, 13:03

Thank you Humberto for sharing this. It works perfectly on my system and was something I was always curious about implementing.

Is it possible to also create a script to show the current ATIS readout for an airport?

It would be good to be able to also receive winds aloft, etc.

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Post by wpslider » 29 Jul 2013, 13:15

willow wrote: Is it possible to also create a script to show the current ATIS readout for an airport?
Real world ATIS?
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wpslider wrote:
willow wrote: Is it possible to also create a script to show the current ATIS readout for an airport?
Real world ATIS?
Hi there:

ATIS based upon whatever weather is generated in FSX - real or otherwise.

I realize that this can be obtained from dialing in the ATIS frequency, however, ATIS call outs only occur within a certain distance from the airport in question. Being able to determine ATIS information using the CDU "on demand" sounds like a good idea.

I note that ACARS has a ATIS request command in the CDU, however, at the moment this is inoperative (at least on my set-up).

Is this relatively easy to do? Thanks, WilloW
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Re: Create a custom CDU page that retrieves METAR informatio

Post by wpslider » 29 Jul 2013, 14:25

Hello Willow

Retrieval of ATIS using ACARS is limited to airports with D-ATIS service. Not all of them have DATIS.
In prosim, I believe D-ATIS is not working yet.

It's not that hard to build a script that creates a "fictional" D-ATIS message based on METAR information. The problem is with complicated airports where winds are not the only factor for choosing the runway in use or airports with more the one runway where we have one for departures and another one for arrivals(this requires a database with preferred runways). Also any operational restrictions cannot be represented.

If you know any D-ATIS text source online, It can be used to generate a message in the CDU.


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Post by willow » 29 Jul 2013, 14:41

Thanks Humberto for the information. I can understand where confusion may come into with multiple runways. I had not thought about that. Best, WilloW
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Re: Create a custom CDU page that retrieves METAR informatio

Post by captdave » 29 Jul 2013, 23:56

Wow, it works great. Thank you very much!

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Post by andthiel » 31 Jul 2013, 22:50

Thanks for the link, Gert!
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Re: Create a custom CDU page that retrieves METAR informatio

Post by Hanne » 01 Aug 2013, 15:06

Sticky!

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Re: Create a custom CDU page that retrieves METAR informatio

Post by Bora25 » 18 Aug 2013, 15:39

Hello

This afternoon I have placed the acars and weatherfiles, and it works super.
Thank you very much for this .

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Re: Create a custom CDU page that retrieves METAR informatio

Post by Mink » 31 Aug 2013, 05:26

Works great but i have a small problem with the printing.
in my cockpit i have a small thermal printer with 58mm . when i select print, after getting the metar in the weather menue of the cdu, the data is only printed in half. the printing starts in the middle of the paper and only tne half is printed. only the left "side of the cdu text "

driver correctly installed, paper correctly chosen. in notepad, broser etc, the right paper choosen.

hope someone can help
Kresimir

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