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Possible to add an airport in FSX?

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Hi all!

 

I've recently moved house into the country (NE Victoria, Australia) and my place overlooks our local airfield (YMBT)

 

It doesn't exist/appear in FSX and I'm wondering if it's possible to add it in...

 

Airport Details:

 

The airfield is uncertified
Landing permission not required.

 

Coordinates 36 44.0’S 147 10.0’E

Elevation approx 1,100 AMSL

Single runway – direction 14/32
Surface
– Bitumen sealed
Width
– Bitumen strip is approx 10 meters wide
– total width (including grass area) is approx 22 meters. Grass areas adjoining runway may be very soft after rain.
Slope
– RWY 32 has slight downslope
– RWY 14 has slight upslope.
Useable length (approx)
– RWY 14 is 900m
– Runway 32 is 680m (due RWY 32 threshold permanently displaced by 220m)

 

Thanks,

 

Rob :wub:

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All you need to do to add it is to download and use ADE which is freeware and has a tutorial. If you want to get fancy you could also use SBuilderX to add in a photorealistic ground base and surround scenery.

 

http://www.scruffyduck.org/airport-design-editor/4584106799

 

Also take a look in the scenery design forum that is below the FSX forum and you might find some ADE tutorials on YouTube.

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I will second Jim... ADE is the software to be used. However, creating an airport which does not exist is quite a complex process if you are not familiar with ADE. Good luck!

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However, creating an airport which does not exist is quite a complex process if you are not familiar with ADE...

 

The manual runs to over 300 pages....

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Slope
– RWY 32 has slight downslope
– RWY 14 has slight upslope.

 

Sloped runways are possible to do in FSX, but they are not a beginner-level undertaking (and in any case are problematic for AI traffic). FSX only really has support for flat airports. I haven't looked at the ADE tutorial but hopefully it explains how to flatten the ground since you'll need to do that when adding a new airport before you start adding runways and taxiways/aprons.

 

Before you install ADE you should install the FSX SDK if you haven't already.  :smile:

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I would first create a photo insert using FSEarthTiles so that you can position the runway and buildings in the correct place using ADE:

 

YMBT.jpg

 

George

 

 

 

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Hi all!

 

I've recently moved house into the country (NE Victoria, Australia) and my place overlooks our local airfield (YMBT)

 

It doesn't exist/appear in FSX and I'm wondering if it's possible to add it in...

 

Airport Details:

 

The airfield is uncertified

Landing permission not required.

 

Coordinates 36 44.0’S 147 10.0’E

Elevation approx 1,100 AMSL

Single runway – direction 14/32

Surface

– Bitumen sealed

Width

– Bitumen strip is approx 10 meters wide

– total width (including grass area) is approx 22 meters. Grass areas adjoining runway may be very soft after rain.

Slope

– RWY 32 has slight downslope

– RWY 14 has slight upslope.

Useable length (approx)

– RWY 14 is 900m

– Runway 32 is 680m (due RWY 32 threshold permanently displaced by 220m)

 

Thanks,

 

Rob :wub:

Looks like YMBT is available from this link.

 

http://www.avsim.com/topic/478762-aussie-alps/

 

I guess when in doubt, google the ICAO code and FSX and see what turns up.

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