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FAQ Scenery Editor

Post by lorDuckFeet » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:49 am

I'm on scenery editor and I have a lot of questions. E. g. lights and instruments of the airport. How I will know to which instruments an airport have? Or why is the purpose of the green light, etc?
Can someone explain, this will help a lot. :)

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Re: FAQ Scenery Editor

Post by AdityaB » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:53 am

To my knowledge there are two types of green lights

1) taxiway lines
2) Runway end markers

Approach lights always blink from outside towards the runway, this is used for aircrafts in approach to a runway.... :)

There are lights that are static, like:

1) dullish white for threshold markers,
2) bright white for center line
3) blue lights used on the edges of tarmac, taxiways

Instruments that are generally used at an airport include

1) PAPI, available as a ground object, help pilots in lining up and gliding down an aircraft
2) NDB, non vector airport locator
3) VOR and other derivatives like VOR-DME, these are instruments That Give vectors and distance from an airport
4) there is the radars and dopplers, that track aircrafts and weather activity (respectively)

Most airports indicate and inform what instruments they have.......what kind of lighting systems they have.... what kind of aircrafts they can handle... Etc

These airport specific information, for almost every airport, can be availed online. :)

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Re: FAQ Scenery Editor

Post by Barr » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:19 pm

Yep aditya is right. Easiest way to know what airport has what is to check faa charts as well as skynav or skyvector as they list airport tarmac specs and any lighting that they use like reils or approach systems and if a runway has glidescopes or localizers.
Also googling images of airports at night will give you a rough idea of the lighting layout.

And of course regualtions vary from country to country. So airports in brazil might use diffrent systems than what the US uses.
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Re: FAQ Scenery Editor

Post by lorDuckFeet » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:24 pm

Thank you AdityaB and BARRACUZ for giving a time to explain :D
Also, YSFlight supports what instruments?

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Re: FAQ Scenery Editor

Post by VNAF ONE » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:18 pm

Check Chapter 2 of this, the FAA Aeronautical Information Manual. This is of course a United States federal publication, but it is very similar around the world and has some nice visuals and charts. Everything from taxiway signs to runway approach lighting is all in here and usually with specifications to where it is and how to set it up. I still use this today in my map-making.

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Re: FAQ Scenery Editor

Post by AdityaB » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:44 pm

Lucas1997 wrote:Thank you AdityaB and BARRACUZ for giving a time to explain :D
Also, YSFlight supports what instruments?
NDB, ILS, PAPI and i guess the Tracker.....i never used it though.... i believe you are talking about these instruments? :)

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Re: FAQ Scenery Editor

Post by VNAF ONE » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:49 pm

AdityaB wrote:. . . and i guess the Tracker.....i never used it though.... i believe you are talking about these instruments? :)
Do you mean the VOR? (VHF omnidirectional range) VOR's are still pretty common around the world, even though GPS is taking over. NDB's are pretty few and far between these days.
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Post by AdityaB » Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:10 pm

VNAF ONE wrote:
AdityaB wrote:. . . and i guess the Tracker.....i never used it though.... i believe you are talking about these instruments? :)
Do you mean the VOR? (VHF omnidirectional range) VOR's are still pretty common around the world, even though GPS is taking over. NDB's are pretty few and far between these days.
well, i meant the Tracker.....i do know about the VOR's :) ......Tracker is a Stock Ground Object, if i remember correctly......i believe it is for military purpose or something .... :?
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Re: FAQ Scenery Editor

Post by u2fly » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:27 pm

Also here is " 60-INCH AA SEARCHLIGHT" based on stock "TRACKER", that can be used for visual understanding what aircraft now closer to runway (if you placed it near those runway or ILS)
Details - viewtopic.php?t=8392

But I dont know how "TRACKER" can be used for military operation: tracker is only like viewpoint camera that follow specified objects and there are no any additional function.
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Re: FAQ Scenery Editor

Post by AdityaB » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:58 pm

@Lucas, this should surely help in your LCY project :)

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Re: FAQ Scenery Editor

Post by lorDuckFeet » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:49 pm

@ VNAF ONE @ AdityaB
Wow 2 essentials documents for my future and current projects. Thanks a lot. Now I have to setup a time to learn ;)
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