Hi @BegottenPoet228. FWIW, Working Title did add Wx Radar capability to at least the Citation Longitude with the AAU1 update (G3000/5000). I thought it was a pretty accurate reflection of current weather (using Live Weather). It is possible the other aircraft they updated with AAU1 and AAU2 also have updated Wx Radar capability but haven’t used those aircraft yet. I hope others will chime in.
Does it accurately display current weather in front of the aircraft?
For the aircraft that have it, it does a decent job, although from what I can tell it doesn’t really factor in altitude. I can have storm cells showing on the radar but I’m above them.
Does the radar have the kinds of controls you might find in a real cockpit?
No, not really - except for the G1000-G5000 which have the Connext radar - which isn’t the aircraft’s real radar, it is a data feed (so there really aren’t many controls there). For the limited aircraft that do have a working Wx radar, tilt and gain are basically never implemented due to sim limitations and the effort it would take to get working.
All of the above is just what I have seen over the last year of flying in the sim, but I only can provide my experience from the aircraft in my hangar.
Edit: just want to add, the overall experience varies from aircraft to aircraft. Many choose to just not implement any radar at all even if the real world aircraft has it. Others do the best they can given the limitations. Typically, most aircraft I’ve seen with the Garmin units will have a basic radar working.
Yes you do. Fire up the tbm 930. The avionics and weather radar after AAU2 work very well. I use the connext overlay on the map and find it replicates real life pretty well . Have compared it to real weather radar and pretty good. Im sure its not perfect and different layers not represented well but certainly gives a decent feel for wx radar operation.
In addition to the TBM and the stock A320, the Honda jet does it quite well. You can tilt it, and you can even have a horizontal view as well as the map view. I don’t think the tilt actually does anything though.