Idaho Scenery Preview

  • I'm working on a scenery pack for the entire state of Idaho, starting with Southwest Idaho. Here's a preview of what I have so far...

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    Region 3 (Green) will be done first, with Region 2 (Yellow) expected to roll out after that. The trailer above is from Owyhee County in the Southwestern most corner of the state.

  • Great to see that this US-area will enhance further the freedom to fly over new to discover fine-made scenery, Thank You for the effort, 'K9NSP'.

    Real name: Johnny

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  • I am working on an elevation mesh for Idaho (nearly ready) on a basis of 10m 3DEP data.

    The size of the RAW data are 23 GB, but I will convert it to 1GB.

    Are you interested K9NSP?


    (QGIS overlay on Google Sat)

    Cheers, Thomas

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  • I am working on an elevation mesh for Idaho (nearly ready) on a basis of 10m 3DEP data.

    Are you interested K9NSP?

    I might be. I'm currently using 1/3 arc-second DEM and I'm not sure how that compares. But if it's better it's definitely worth it to repackage it for my scenery.

    Also, those Hawaiian Islands look great. I'll have to give those a spin sometime.

  • The Google resolution in the Fork Salmon River area (44.97570 -114.73509 ) is fantastic!

    We are all looking forward when K9NSP will have ready this whole area.

    Region 3 might make it out in time for Christmas. Region 2 has problems, and the others haven't even been started. But I will be offering a beta preview of the KEUL airport in the not too distant future.

  • McCall will be included in Region 3, which is the first region to be released. But the download is going to be huge. As it stands now, all of Region 3 will be over 100 GB on my end. How I get that downsized to something manageable, without sacrificing quality, is the big question right now. But the detail is going to be worth it. Since I live and fly here (Region 3), I'm obsessing over every detail and making it as accurate as I am able to.

    All ortho's are Level 20 zoom. Right now, only AFS 12-15. I hope to be able to add AFS 9-11, but as mentioned above, size is already a problem. For size comparison, a single install of MSFS is about 91 GB for the entire planet. This will be larger than that, at least on my end, for just Region 3. Here's a screenshot of KEUL at dusk. Caldwell Industrial Airport at dusk

    Also, there's zero chance of it making it out by Christmas. Probably sometime around MAR-APR would be my best guess.

  • Hello Michael,

    you are really making big progress with your scenery, also regarding the quality.

    Regarding size: You will find that the additional tiles for AFS 9-11 only will have a small fraction of the overall size.

    However they will add a lot what continuity and unwanted pop ups concerns.

    Cheers, Thomas

  • I'm thinking there's no reason to use Zoom Level 20 for AFS 9-11. And reducing the zoom would also reduce the additional size.

    My current thinking is that I'll just host the files on my own web server, or via Google Drive. Would there be any problem posting links to either of those locations cause any problems here, or on

  • Just finishing up the orthos now. AFS 9-11 are Level 15; AFS 12-15 are Level 20. And it is beautiful Far better than what MSFS has offered for my area. And much more realistic, too. The canyons in SW Idaho are not to be missed! I'll have some spawn points there to help you find it. I've lived here more than 20 years and I never knew how amazing that corner of the state was until I started this project.

    But, there is still MUCH work to be done on cultivation and object generation. And I want to add things like backcountry airports, as well as a few spawn points like dry lake beds and random off-airport helipads. This scenery will play nicely with airplanes, but it's really being designed as a helicopter playground first and foremost.

    This project originally started as a supplement to my IRL pilot training, so absolute accuracy of airports with the appropriate lighting was considered mandatory from day one. Since that time it has grown into the most detailed representation of Idaho that I could possibly create.

    This scenery package is HUGE. Roughly 100 GB, at this time. So sharing is going to be the next hurdle to conquer. The realism of training was first and foremost for me. Everything else came second.

    My IRL flying is taking up most of my time right now, so I don't have a forecast of when this will be finished. And the work that remains is the painstaking stuff that I must do my hand. My computer has done just about all of the "auto-pilot" work that it can, so the rest is up to me.

  • Just checking in to see if this project is still alive and well? Or has the wonderful Summer weather been a distraction?

    He’s still working on the project, IRL flying and life has slowed things down. I’ve been doing airports for the project, it’s a slow process as well. Eventually it get done.