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There, I said it and I'm glad (LOL).  Using P3D.  Lights show as on (visible illumination on lenses) but nothing shows on the ground.  Ideas?  Help?


Dan George (woodhick)
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Perhaps you have changed the aircraft lighting via a tool like REX... changing the halo.bmp in FSX at least is a known cause of landing light illumination problems for certain aircraft...

 

may be the same thing happens to P3D as well?

 

A


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Humm, interesting idea.  I do have REX installed.  I thought I'd only changed airport lighting, not aircraft lighting though.  Would that cause the loss of LL's?


Dan George (woodhick)
Check out Greenbrier Aero Club, the VA for and about the GA pilot.

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It all depends on how the landing lights in the Carenado B200 are coded I suppose...

 

RealAir's planes in FSX are susceptible, which is why there is a special setting in REX lights for them (I guess it replaces the default halo.bmp)

 

I do not have P3D, I am just passing on my experience with FSX and this issue... maybe there is a link between aircraft and airport lighting for the halo.bmp in P3D... I can't tell you that...

 

A


Andrew Entwistle

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This is a known bug in Prepar3D and has apparently been fixed for v2.3


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Follow-up on this issue, but with FSX (SP2/Acel) for the FSX/P3D Carenado B200.

 

The landing/taxi light objects appear when looking at the nose gear from outside the aircraft.  Both landing and taxi lights are there and cast a minimal amount of light on the ground.  However, when in the cockpit, there is absolutely no illumination whatsoever on the ground where you can see over the nose.  I've compared the Carenado 208B and what a big difference....it lights up the ground in front beautifully.  Just not the B200 FSX/P3D.

 

Any solutions for this yet?

 

Thanks,

Mike


Thanks,

Mike

 

MS FSX Accel; WIndows 7

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One thing I've seen (at least for some aircraft and some lights).  Don't test landing lights in time preview mode.  Some of them won't work.  Set the clock to actual nighttime.


Gregg Seipp

"A good landing is when you can walk away from the airplane.  A great landing is when you can reuse it."
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Gregg,

 

Thank you sir.  That's what I do.  Place the B200 at an airport and set the sime time to "Nighttime".

 

Here's a pic from outside looking at nose with landing lights on.

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Here's a shot from inside the cockpit.  Almost nothing and should be alot, lot more light.

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Hope the image links work...regardless, there is almost no light reflected on the ground.

 

Thanks,

Mike


Thanks,

Mike

 

MS FSX Accel; WIndows 7

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Looks like the light peters out under the dash.


Gregg Seipp

"A good landing is when you can walk away from the airplane.  A great landing is when you can reuse it."
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Carenado did not model the landing lights very well.  You will need to move your eyepoint up and look over the dash a bit more to be able to see it.

 

 

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Since the B200 was released years ago and they have already updated it to fix a few things, I would not hold my breath waiting for Carenado to issue any further patches.

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I believe they are part of the model.  If not, I'm sure someone would have edited them by now.  I agree they are weak.  I'm not sure how they are on the real 200.

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