Request adjustable PAPI lights type and angle

  • Dear IPACS team,


    I think all PAPI landing lights I've found in Aerofly FS2 are 4-lights PAPI's models with 3° standard glide slope.
    In real life there are various models : PAPI, APAPI, VASI, etc. and the glide slope depends on the terrain configuration, 4 - 4.5° glide slopes are common for instance in Switzerland.


    It would be great if PAPI type (2 or 4 lights) and glide slope could be adjustable in the TSC file. Currently we can just place it left or right of runway.



    Thanks in advance
    Cheers
    Antoine

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  • There are many different types of lights that you can currently choose from:


    ALS:Approach Lighting System:
    [appltsys1] [alsf-1]Approach LightingSystem with Sequenced Flashing Lights configuration 1
    [appltsys1][alsf-2]
    ApproachLighting System with Sequenced Flashing Lights configuration2
    [appltsys1][malsf] Medium-intensityApproach Lighting System with Sequenced Flashing lights
    [appltsys1][malsr] Medium-intensityApproach Lighting System with Runway Alignment IndicatorLights
    [appltsys1][sals] ShortApproach Lighting System
    [appltsys1][odals] OmnidirectionalApproach Lighting System
    [appltsys1][calvert] HighIntensity Approach Lighting System ICAO-compliant configuration1
    [appltsys1][calvert-2]
    HighIntensity Approach Lighting System ICAO-compliant configuration2
    [appltsys1][rail] RunwayAlignment Indicator Lights
    [appltsys1][std] Standardrunway lighting
    [appltsys1][none] noapproach lighting system



    PAPI:Precision Approach Path Indicator
    [papi1][align=left] papiposition left of runway when approaching
    [papi1][align=right] papiposition right of runway when approaching



    REIL:Runway End Identifier Lights
    [reil1][reil_uni] reilin one direction
    [reil1][reil_omni] reilin all directions

    IPACS Development Team Member

    I'm just a cook, I don't own the restaurant.
    On behalf of Torsten, Marc, and the rest of the IPACS team, we would all like to thank you for your continued support.


    Regards,


    Jeff

  • Thank you Jeff,


    Yes, but there are obviously only 2 PAPI's (left or right) with no glide angle and aiming position setting.


    3 degrees glide slope is a standard approach for airliners, but many if not most GA runways in Switzerland feature bigger approach angles when fitted with such an aid.
    Let's keep my former example (other threads) in Lausanne, try flying a 3 degrees approach and you'd end up in the power lines...


    Cheers
    Antoine

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