Using FsMeteo 5.2 with Fsbuild 2.0.
- Go to the Options/Export Directories page.
- Find the FS2000/02 row in the Export Directories table, click on the 'Browse' button to find
and select your 'root' FS2002 folder. Press 'Ok' when done (note this is only available for FS2002).
- Find the FSMeteo row in the Export Directories table, click on the 'Browse' button to find
and select your FSMeteo. Press 'Ok' when done.
- Go to the 'Settings' tab and press the 'Save Config Options' button.
- Shut down, and restart Fsbuild for the new settings to take effect.
- After restart go to the Options/Setting tab and select 'FSMETEO' from the 'Weather' menu as the active
weather program (save this setting if you want this to be the default always).
- Go to the 'Build' menu and select/check the 'apply winds aloft data' menu option.
- Go to the 'Export' menu and select the 'FS2000/2002' export option.
- Build the Flight plan you wish to use.
- Start FSMeteo and select the 'Import Planning' option, and select the FS2002 file for the route you just built from FSB.
- After closing the Import Planning window in FSMeteo, return to FsBuild-2.
- Re-'Build' the same route and you will see the HeadWind/Tailwind component in the last column on the far left of the route
waypoint table (positive is TW negtive is HW). In the Fsbuild Navlog you will see the wind speed and direction as well as the wind corrected heading.
This is a two build process for a first time build as FSMeteo needs to read the FS2002.pln file to determine the weather
reporting stations to use.
- Do not change any of the routing between the first and second build. If you do FSbuild will reject the FSMeteo winds when it see's
one of the waypoints in the winds aloft data file and current build do not match.
- To get the winds for the same route later on you need only Build once since the the FS2002 .pln file already exists you can read it
directly without having to do an initial build as long as the route use is exactly the same as before.
- After the build is complete the temperature for the departure airport is taken from the METAR data and put in the
temperature box on the aircraft page. This temperature will be used in determining the takeoff V-speeds.