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Make the radar look like one

 
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JFK_DEL
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:10 pm    Post subject: Make the radar look like one Reply with quote

I don't Know what it is called, but I know on the radar in real world it has a "Circling Glowing Stick" that circles the radar and the blips light up etc.etc. If there could be an option that would be cool.

Any more info on this, I MAY be wrong.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're talking about the radar sweep ... only the older systems actually have those.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

O I thought so, have any vids or the old and new radar screens?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have any, no.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at the TAAATS mode. That is what the real one looks like.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Ross said thats way outdated. ARTS III has the "sweep" that I guess you are talking about. Only used at a few facilities still, namely P31-Pensacola/D01-Denver. I think it would be cool, but I dont think it would work in the sense of looking good due to our monitors not being circular.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sweep always annoyed the crap outta me, I hate watching videos of the old ARTS III.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I beleive they would still exist if there was any interest in having "Circling Glowing Stick on the scope and blips light up etc.etc." Beside looking cool (although pretty annoying to me), they're there cause the primary radar antanna spins at a certain RPM to give a correct readout of whatever you scan for, and that's what you see out the direct analog output.

ATCwide, nobody misses it. At all
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To have the sweep-scope work on a monitor monitor, you'd just have to have the circular scope set in a simulated bulkhead.

I know that my local TRACON (Cascade Approach) has three ARTS-III scopes and I suspect most if not all of the other small TRACONs in ZSE have the as well.

On VATSIM the sweep would simply have to rotate once every 5 seconds (I think that's the update rate) and have the aircraft data update when the sweep passes over their new position.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just FYI,

The Flint TRACON in Flint, Michigan still uses the sweep-style scopes, too. They are highly irritating, however, as I discovered on my tour there last weekend.
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