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Hi,

 

is it possible to reconfigure the primary door to be 1L rather than 2L? Some jet bridges aren't long enough to reach it without being torn to "floating bits".

 

cu

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Found the solution exploring the aircrafts config file. There's a block describing the coordinates for the exits:

[exits]
number_of_exits = 5
exit.0 = 0.4, 37.008, -11.030, 6.158, 0		//Door 2L
exit.1 = 0.4, 67.605, -10.033, 6.158, 0		//Door 1L
exit.2 = 0.4, 49.639,  10.121, -3.736, 1	//Fwd Cargo
exit.3 = 0.4,  -46.387,  10.121, -3.736, 1	//Aft Cargo
exit.4 = 0.4, -61.272, 5.341, 2.906, 1		//Bulk Cargo

In order to make 1L the primary exit I switched out the first two entries:

[exits]
number_of_exits = 5
exit.0 = 0.4, 67.605, -10.033, 6.158, 0		//Door 1L
exit.1 = 0.4, 37.008, -11.030, 6.158, 0		//Door 2L
exit.2 = 0.4, 49.639,  10.121, -3.736, 1	//Fwd Cargo
exit.3 = 0.4,  -46.387,  10.121, -3.736, 1	//Aft Cargo
exit.4 = 0.4, -61.272, 5.341, 2.906, 1		//Bulk Cargo

That way jetways dock with 1L rather than 2L when Ctrl-J is pressed.

Mind you, these changes are from the 747-400 file. Other models like the Combi or domestic might be different. The process should be the same however.

 

It's true that a lot of boarding happens via 2L. However the simulator isn't always capable enough to simulate everything. I rather have a bit of an unrealistic scenario than jetways ripped into floating blocks ;)

 

Hopefully this is useful to some folks in the future. Have fun!

 

cu

Roman

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I rather have a bit of an unrealistic scenario than jetways ripped into floating blocks ;)

 

It is possible to either move the parking spot closer or move the jetway using ADE.  I prefer this to using the wrong door.  Just takes a couple minutes and only have to do it once for that parking spot.

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