787 Immersion

Effects for the QualityWings Ultimate 787


787 Immersion in full glory. Despite the awesome effects, there was no noticeable drop in performance.

In aviation, weather can create stunning visual effects. There is nothing like the drama of an airliner arriving in heavy fog surrounded by condensation, with vortices trailing from the wingtips, while the landing lights burn a hole through the haze. These effects are caused as the air temperature and dewpoint start coming closer together. When they meet, the air becomes saturated and fog starts forming. With aircraft this can happen before the air reaches saturation. As air flows over the wing, it speeds up, resulting in a drop in pressure and temperature. This can be sufficient to push the air past its saturation point, causing condensation to form on top of the wings. Effects such as flap and wingtip vortices can occur on other parts of the airframe and even the engine intakes can fill with condensation. So far, these effects have been missing in flight simulation.

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