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XPX and the real thing

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Hi all

 

Today the weather finally cleared up in Florida and I got to fly my plane from KZPH to x50 for some avionics upgrades, in preparation I did a sim-flight using the same route in XPX last night.  I took some comparative pics along the way.

 

I am using XPX, Sky Maxx Pro, Raleigh tweaks(no cloud shadows), G2XPL photoscenery, and an add-on Carenado plane.  I wish the X-aviation Falco would get upgraded to 64 bit since it closely replicates the plane I fly IRL.

 

 

Departing KZPH northbound, someone was nice enough to populate the aiport.

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Settling into Cruise NE bound

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The far outskirts of the Orlando Metro area

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Just a nice pic of the sky(and ground)

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Nice view from the cockpit

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Descending into Massey Ranch

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Final approach, the airport and the photoscenery don't really match:

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This is what I have always wanted from a sim, just a good representation of the ground and sky I fly around in.  The Raleigh tweaks really make the horizon look close to the real thing.

 

Thanks for looking.

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Is this the latest 1.3 version of skymaxx? if so the skies and clouds are starting to look a little better. I'm still holding off until I can get some Rex quality skies/clouds in XPX. Other than that, nice shots.

 

May I ask where you got your photoscenery from and do you use any from simheaven and the hd mesh v2 at all?


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Amazing photos!

 

X-Plane Scenery in Prepar3d V2 Atmosphere, it would be difficult to distinguish a real photo from Sim. X-Plane has a strange relationship of bright and dark of terrain and sky that gives it away in my opinion. But I have seen some great improvement in this forum from users modifying some internal variables!


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very nice shots!


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Thanks Everyone!

 

@ Captain 420:  Yes it is SMP 1.3.  I made the photoscenry myself with G2XPL it is 17 or 18 LOD depending on the location.

 

I use the HD mesh for California, where I also have alot of photoscenery made, but not in Florida(is it even available) Florida is too flat to benefit from an HD mesh.

 

I don't use the sim heaven stuff too much since I prefer to make my own scenery for all the places I fly. 

 

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The thing that kind of struck me as I was flying was that regular FS or XPX scenery (textures, landclass, autogen, road vectors, etc...) would also have done a pretty good job of recreating the terrain I was seeing.

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