What is the
Sorry just realised what the GS and M thing is. But what is the oat thing?
outside air temperature
Oh thanks. Solved
Is the c Celsius
yes, hence the “c”
If you are on the ground at an airport it should match the temperature in the METAR
does the temperature make a difference to flight
Just making sure 😉
Yes. If the weather is colder, the engines will have better performance, than if the weather is warmer.
Is this modelled in IF though? I wasn’t sure whether it is or not so whether the temperature makes any difference in IF?
I haven’t tested this, but I think so.
I’m pretty sure it does, I’ve tried it in Solo
This is functional on IF.
Here is neat experiment… Use a C172 and depart runway 33 at Aspen (KASE). First depart at 10°C, then try 40°C. At that heat you’ll nearly need full runway to manage a 300fpm climb.
In RL many props get stuck there until winter or have to time their departures perfectly for the right temperature to depart.
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