Runway dimensions

  • Hi - is there a minimum length a runway must have? I tried to create a very small runway of 5x5m which could be used as a mountain helicopter landing platform. I did it in FSCloudPort but the runway was allways much longer afterwards in the sim. Also changing parameters in the tsc-file did not help.

    Best regards,

    Thomas


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  • Why not just use a helipad easily placed in your TSC?

    Just use this code under 'helipads'


    Code
    1. <[tmsimulator_helipad][element][0]
    2. <[string8][name][H1]>
    3. <[string8][type_name][building]>
    4. <[vector2_float64][position][-81.7599657782887 24.5549091932849]>
    5. <[float64][radius][8]>
    6. <[float64][heading][89.13]>
    7. <[float64][height][0]>
    8. >

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  • Thanks Jeff. But this is part of the airport tsc? The idea to use a runway was because it flattens the usually uneven ground in mountains. As I cannot use the airport approach I will maybe try with a x-ref object in a toc-file. I however fear that the helipad object will kind of fly and not sit properly on the ground. Will do further tests tonight.

    Best regards,

    Thomas


    i7-6700K @ 4.0 GHz, Geforce GTX 1080, 32MB RAM, 500 GB SSD, 1 TB SSD, 1TB HD, 32" Monitor 4K, Oculus Rift

  • I'll make a proper helipad option in Fscloudport soon. Probably 3 options:


    1. As -is with no flattening so it can go on on or near existing fscp tarmac

    2. With a circular disc of tarmac

    3. With a circular disc of grass


    I don't think my AC3D technology which i use to generate these can handle transparent ground surface as it lacks vertex weights, but someone with Max could perhaps make me a tmb which could do that. Say 40m radius?


    The heli will have just the one H design as presently done.