01-02-2009, 04:04 PM #1
Ever tried to fly over the south pole in MSFS?
Today I was flying with a friend and she had the idea to have a look if there are penguins in the Antarctic... well, you never know. So I moved the airplane on the map close to the coast line of Antarctica and flew to the south.
Of coarse there were no penguins...
Then I wanted to know what happens if we fly over the south pole, I expected some strange behaviour of the instruments but something else started to behave strange... the world outside started to drift away sideways. I changed the view to an outside view and it looked like the airplane was flying sideways in an angle of 45deg.
This effect happens if you are beyond about 80deg south....
And it is definitively not possible to fly over the 90th degree. It's like an invisible glass wall and you drift sideways like a fly on a window.
Has someone else tried that?
Oh yes.... I'm using FS9/2004
01-02-2009, 10:49 PM #2
FS9's world is flat, so it is not possible to fly over the poles. The game gets screwy at the extremes as you have discovered. Now FSX has a round world if I remember correctly.
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