Posts by Jetjockey10

    I think we are going to be surprised at just how large our flying area has become. Being able to hover to view details should introduce a tremendous number of new adventures.


    I tend to spend my time in and around very high definition and very scenic locations. The entire South Florida area, all of the Orbx addon Airports, Some of the Colorado airports, New York City, My own developed scenery areas in the Southeast US, but probably a lot of time in Hawaii will keep me busy.


    The upcoming Pacific NorthhWest could easily become my favorite area if Rodeo keeps adding his magical full-featured North Washington Airports and USGS HD scenery. Memories of my submarine visits in my younger days and all the time flying around the individual Orbx airports in PNW, the Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands should be absolutely stunning when viewed from the Robinson.


    I suppose any area we choose to explore will be rewarding. I do intend to follow the gondola at Palm Springs up the steep incline as soon as I am proficient enough in the R-22.


    Regards,

    Ray

    Phil, please also includes ZoSoChile's towers (radio towers, water towers, etc) when you find time to expand your object libraries in FSCP or if you decide it would be easier to create a new site "FSCloudCities" that generates a non-airport TSC file anchored in the middle of a town/city.


    A separate city TSC file might provide better flexibility versus cramming everything into a single airport TSC file.

    Actually, wouldn't that cure the max object limitation in most cases - just keep track of how large the tsc file is getting and spin off from an airport based tsc to a lat lon based tsc for the additional items.


    Regards,

    Ray

    I don't know if it's could be useful, but is it possible to do something in Aerofly with that ?


    https://github.com/vvoovv/blender-osm

    It is very useful already, but it seems to be one more upgrade away from what we would like to see. I think it will be the Pro model that does most of what we are seeking.


    Regards,

    Ray

    Ken,


    While I agree that AeroScenery and fsCloudPort will most likely keep getting better and better, I don’t see them being the one to generate a cluster of downtown building or a shopping center or Walmart complex, or a collection of sports complexes.


    There is good possibility that a few of the individual objects will eventually fine their way into the already outstanding fsCloudPort.


    This is why I think it would be better for a 3rd party payware, or even freeware, to come forth.


    Regards,

    Ray

    With most of us getting somewhat comfortable with FSET and AutoScenery and ScenPro with ready-made templates and streetlights, towers, and other data from OpenStreetMaps and nationwide building footprints we have a timely need for some “filler”.


    I’m thinking that it would be nice if we had a handful of downtown or central business districts with high and low rise buildings with another handful of sports stadiums and domes to make each city center unique. An example would be New Orleans with the tall buildings at the river’s edge with the Mercedes Superdome in the middle of downtown. Or maybe Atlanta, Orlando, Memphis, Houston, Chicago, etc.


    It could be that we are still one release away from the killer program that generates 3D graphics from a Google map or something similar.


    Regards,

    Ray

    This could be a simple, yeah sure, program from a creative graphics artist and introduced as payware by a 3rd party to kick start a bunch of us novices into expanding the neo dlc areas to our own backyards or home states.


    I would pay for something like this with a few drag and drop graphic items like, various sized parking lots, both low and high resolution, schools, bus barns, shopping centers, golf courses, casinos, strip centers with tall signs, large box stand-alone stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot, Bass Pro Shops, Walmart complexes with gas station, shoe stores, burger joints and parking lots ready to twist, turn, and drop into our backyards, or just down the road.


    Maybe a selection of community water towers, cell phone and TV towers, power generating stations, and a couple of nuclear power plant cooling towers with steam flowing. The list just lies on and on.


    A follow up release could be airport related with a slew of static airplanes, terminals, hangars, signage, etc. a few animated ramp rats might be a hit.


    Just day dreaming, as I wait for a helicopter.


    Regards,

    Ray

    S10 is interesting as it was the first airport area built by Microsoft that contained phot ground textures. They didn't advertise it, but it was there if you looked for it. Forget which version it was....FS98 possibly?

    Interesting. Lake Chelan is a very scenic place. I remember being impressed with the number of trees on the golf course and along the edge of the lake.


    Regards,

    Ray

    Pokreddy,


    I recommend you try Nick’s AutoScenery for making your personal copy of Denmark scenery and then add the airports using fsCloudPort. Both of these are easy to use with a little help from your friends here at the forum.


    Regards,

    Ray

    Guess I might have to cheat with the Starfighter, add some extra thrust whilst no one is looking 8)

    I remember seeing an autographed photo of one of the F-104 test pilots that had 116,000 feet written next to his signature. I don’t think they did anything special to the 104 like they did for the Streak Eagle just to break records. Just got to have a really cold day and everything tuned to peak.


    Regards,

    Ray

    I was so overjoyed to hear this:


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    I can tell you that the R22 is currently in testing and looking really good. Look for some screenshots by myself or Jan soon, and a release shortly thereafter.

    Hang in there please, there is a light at the end of this tunnel :)


    Regards,

    Jeff

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    that I fired up the F-15E Strike Eagle at Creech AFB, drained the aux tanks dry, pointed it at the moon, lit the afterburners and set a new personal best altitude record - 104,840 feet. That is 31,955 meters. I was so busy that I forgot to check my time passing 30,000 m, heck I might have broken that record also.


    It sure is quiet up there. I think the engine gave up the ghost somewhere around 65,000 feet. I did a restart coming back down when I passed 30,000 feet - you never know for sure if they are going to come back to life. That is why I chose the stay fairly close to Groom Lake, just in case.


    Evidence below.


    Regards,

    Ray