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Hello dear pilots! Smile I am a pilot which just finished my PPL and i am continuing my journey to build PIC hours and later CPL.

Now i have a lot of cross-country flights to be done and i wanted a program that could make my flight planning easier and faster, and SkyDemon seemed as the best option. However there are some things i don't know how to find out.

I make most flight plans 1 daye before my flight. When i finished my flightplan, how can i make SkyDemon calculate winds/wind correction for the next day? As it seems now, it calculates for the winds in real time, but i want it to calculate winds for the future, for example the next day?


How do i do that?

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards
Newpilot

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Newpilot110 - 10/28/2020 8:26:17 AM
Hello dear pilots! Smile I am a pilot which just finished my PPL and i am continuing my journey to build PIC hours and later CPL.

Now i have a lot of cross-country flights to be done and i wanted a program that could make my flight planning easier and faster, and SkyDemon seemed as the best option. However there are some things i don't know how to find out.

I make most flight plans 1 daye before my flight. When i finished my flightplan, how can i make SkyDemon calculate winds/wind correction for the next day? As it seems now, it calculates for the winds in real time, but i want it to calculate winds for the future, for example the next day?


How do i do that?

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards
Newpilot

SD will use the forecast winds for the date/time you set in the Flight Details up to about 24 hours ahead.

Alternatively you can set the wind conditions yourself (using a forecast from somewhere else) for a flight either overall or for individual legs using the ‘Set wind conditions for flight’ option on the Weather menu. 

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grahamb - 10/28/2020 9:22:37 AM
Newpilot110 - 10/28/2020 8:26:17 AM
Hello dear pilots! Smile I am a pilot which just finished my PPL and i am continuing my journey to build PIC hours and later CPL.

Now i have a lot of cross-country flights to be done and i wanted a program that could make my flight planning easier and faster, and SkyDemon seemed as the best option. However there are some things i don't know how to find out.

I make most flight plans 1 daye before my flight. When i finished my flightplan, how can i make SkyDemon calculate winds/wind correction for the next day? As it seems now, it calculates for the winds in real time, but i want it to calculate winds for the future, for example the next day?


How do i do that?

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards
Newpilot

SD will use the forecast winds for the date/time you set in the Flight Details up to about 24 hours ahead.

Alternatively you can set the wind conditions yourself (using a forecast from somewhere else) for a flight either overall or for individual legs using the ‘Set wind conditions for flight’ option on the Weather menu. 

Thank you for the quick reply grahamb, i found it out, i cannot understand how i did not saw such a clear thing before, but it is so simple, thanks for the help.

THere is one thing more i forgot. All my legs contain different TAS speeds, how can i make SkyDemon caculate times for one TAS speed? Because my aicraft has a cruise performance table with permanent TAS speeds corrected for RPM, pressure etc.

And my TAS should be 98 knots on the entire route, how can i make it that?

Thanks in advance.

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Newpilot110 - 10/29/2020 4:44:58 PM
grahamb - 10/28/2020 9:22:37 AM
Newpilot110 - 10/28/2020 8:26:17 AM
Hello dear pilots! Smile I am a pilot which just finished my PPL and i am continuing my journey to build PIC hours and later CPL.

Now i have a lot of cross-country flights to be done and i wanted a program that could make my flight planning easier and faster, and SkyDemon seemed as the best option. However there are some things i don't know how to find out.

I make most flight plans 1 daye before my flight. When i finished my flightplan, how can i make SkyDemon calculate winds/wind correction for the next day? As it seems now, it calculates for the winds in real time, but i want it to calculate winds for the future, for example the next day?


How do i do that?

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards
Newpilot

SD will use the forecast winds for the date/time you set in the Flight Details up to about 24 hours ahead.

Alternatively you can set the wind conditions yourself (using a forecast from somewhere else) for a flight either overall or for individual legs using the ‘Set wind conditions for flight’ option on the Weather menu. 

Thank you for the quick reply grahamb, i found it out, i cannot understand how i did not saw such a clear thing before, but it is so simple, thanks for the help.

THere is one thing more i forgot. All my legs contain different TAS speeds, how can i make SkyDemon caculate times for one TAS speed? Because my aicraft has a cruise performance table with permanent TAS speeds corrected for RPM, pressure etc.

And my TAS should be 98 knots on the entire route, how can i make it that?

Thanks in advance.

You can find detailed speed settings in the aircraft menu. Just step through the various items. 
SD is a quite powerful software with many features, that are sometimes not obvious.
I hate reading manuals, but I can really recommend to read the SD manual completely!



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Newpilot110 - 10/29/2020 4:44:58 PM
grahamb - 10/28/2020 9:22:37 AM
Newpilot110 - 10/28/2020 8:26:17 AM
Hello dear pilots! Smile I am a pilot which just finished my PPL and i am continuing my journey to build PIC hours and later CPL.

Now i have a lot of cross-country flights to be done and i wanted a program that could make my flight planning easier and faster, and SkyDemon seemed as the best option. However there are some things i don't know how to find out.

I make most flight plans 1 daye before my flight. When i finished my flightplan, how can i make SkyDemon calculate winds/wind correction for the next day? As it seems now, it calculates for the winds in real time, but i want it to calculate winds for the future, for example the next day?


How do i do that?

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards
Newpilot

SD will use the forecast winds for the date/time you set in the Flight Details up to about 24 hours ahead.

Alternatively you can set the wind conditions yourself (using a forecast from somewhere else) for a flight either overall or for individual legs using the ‘Set wind conditions for flight’ option on the Weather menu. 

Thank you for the quick reply grahamb, i found it out, i cannot understand how i did not saw such a clear thing before, but it is so simple, thanks for the help.

THere is one thing more i forgot. All my legs contain different TAS speeds, how can i make SkyDemon caculate times for one TAS speed? Because my aicraft has a cruise performance table with permanent TAS speeds corrected for RPM, pressure etc.

And my TAS should be 98 knots on the entire route, how can i make it that?

Thanks in advance.

You can define your aircraft performance either as TAS or IAS.



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Thanks for all the answers, this program rocks, and works like a charm.

I fixed TAS and it calculates for the wind i want the next day, i just use forecasted winds from Windy and works so fine.

Thanks for the help guys! Smile

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