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Only a small one.Has anyone here got the Realscene Terrain Mesh Scenery by Eddie Denney.If you have could you fly near to KHPN airport in CT...or take off from there heading towards New York and let me know once you get over the water of Long Island sound whether or not you can see some small islands just off the coast of greenwich CT. I go there to visit a friend a few times a year and I know that the default mesh doesnt include it but would love to know if Eddies does as Im very interested in buying it and thats one of the things that would sway my decision too. Its great in the summer going to the islands on the Greenwich ferry and watching some planes go into Westchester County.Maybe post a couple of pics for me???Whoever does it for me gets some points ....ThanksCraig Kiltie

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What are they right near? KHPN is Whiteplains...no islands from there south. (but I swear by Eddies scenery anyway, haha)

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Ok..here are some directions.Take off from KHPN (westchester/whiteplains) on runway 16.Fly on that heading until over coastline and then turn to heading of 120 ..Infront of you in real life will be some tiny islands very close by.....Just want to know if theyre in that mesh scenery or not.Is a shame if they are not thoughCraig Kiltie

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Craig, I have Denny's mesh so I tried your flight, and no, there are not many little islands there. There is a crooked peninsula and some inlets, but no cluster of islands. As I understand things, neither Denny's nor Justin Tymes addons actually add scenery--they only provide a more accurate elevation mesh on which the default MS scenery as applied. So if details aren't in your stock simulator, the mesh addon's won't add anything. What you do get, however, is much better resolution of hills and valleys, and that adds a lot of realism even to mild New England scenery. You will find the low hills of western Connecticut looking much more realistic. I do recommend either of these sceneries.Richard Ball

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Craig,Dick is correct. I'm afraid the islands are not there even with my higher resolution terrain. The area in the following image was created using 30m source data (vs the 90-100m data used by Mr. Denney).http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d13c78128f040f8.jpgThis is a representation of the data used to construct the terrain above.http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d13c7a129307fef.jpgAnd a closeup of the area. So much coastal detail is lost in the conversion. :-( Perhaps we will get our coastlines in FS2004. http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d13c7be295d6dca.jpg Fortunately, the more accurate elevation information is preserved and does add a great deal more realism to the terrain. Especially along the coast, where there is little elevation at all!NW of KHPN - 30m meshhttp://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d13d20f3cc88117.jpgNW of KHPN - default meshhttp://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d13d2c03de757fe.jpgRegards,Stevewww.fs-traveler.com

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Hi guysThanks for your time and effort to do that for me.Do you or anyone else know of some tools where i could put some in???Anyway..again ..Thanks.

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You're welcome, Craig.For information about adding your own scenery, try some of the other conferences here at AVSIM, especially the MSFS Scenery Design Forum.If you search for "island" you should find previous discussions that may help.Good luck,Stevewww.fs-traveler.com

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