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They are reputable . Produce good sceneries. A darn sight better than NMG 

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Just flew in from Heathrow, two thumbs up on the scenery. Good on frames, beautiful, not much more you can ask for.

 

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11 minutes ago, Steven Agre said:

Just flew in from Heathrow, two thumbs up on the scenery. Good on frames, beautiful, not much more you can ask for.

 

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Fantastic...downloading now!

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27 minutes ago, ErichB said:

They are reputable . Produce good sceneries. A darn sight better than NMG 

Thanks. I have all NMG products..will definitely replace FACT. NMG has served me very well though....

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22 minutes ago, Peter Webber said:

NMG has served me very well though....

Me too.  Over many years. But Nico's techniques in design haven't moved on.

For those interested, you can download the Aeroworx mesh scenery here at Avsim, as well as Aeroworx South African landclass and local vector data which makes Cape Town much more realistic.  From  Steve's pics I can see Table Mountain looks nothing like Table Mountain due to the mesh.  But the airport scenery looks superb.  I'm about to download it myself now.

 

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17 minutes ago, ErichB said:

Me too.  Over many years. But Nico's techniques in design haven't moved on.

For those interested, you can download the Aeroworx mesh scenery here at Avsim, as well as Aeroworx South African landclass and local vector data which makes Cape Town much more realistic.  From  Steve's pics I can see Table Mountain looks nothing like Table Mountain due to the mesh.  But the airport scenery looks superb.  I'm about to download it myself now.

 

Already have Pilots FS Global Ultimate NG mesh installed. Just waiting for LC from ORBX! Downloaded Cape Town FSDG. Don't have time to install now. Let me know what you think.

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20 minutes ago, Peter Webber said:

Already have Pilots FS Global Ultimate NG mesh installed. Just waiting for LC from ORBX! Downloaded Cape Town FSDG. Don't have time to install now. Let me know what you think.

I know the airport quite well as I'm from CPT originally and used to work at the airport (at Air Cape) back in 1988-92 during uni vacations.  I travel between London and  CPT twice a year.  The hangars have been really well done and look exactly as represented for the most part.  I like the ground textures.  Have they cleared away the trees to the east of the airport perimeter?  The scenery is just an open space there.  The night scenery textures on the main terminal buildings are a bit iffy, but it's plausible.  Some of the details in the car rental area are off, but your mind fills in the blanks.  Overall, I really like it compared to what was available.  It's not Flytampa, but it's very good overall.  I'm pleased.  Performance is also good.

For anyone wanting a more realistic representation of Cape Town, download the Aeroworx scenery or PM me if interested in the files you need.

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48 minutes ago, ErichB said:

I know the airport quite well as I'm from CPT originally and used to work at the airport (at Air Cape) back in 1988-92 during uni vacations.  I travel between London and  CPT twice a year.  The hangars have been really well done and look exactly as represented for the most part.  I like the ground textures.  Have they cleared away the trees to the east of the airport perimeter?  The scenery is just an open space there.  The night scenery textures on the main terminal buildings are a bit iffy, but it's plausible.  Some of the details in the car rental area are off, but your mind fills in the blanks.  Overall, I really like it compared to what was available.  It's not Flytampa, but it's very good overall.  I'm pleased.  Performance is also good.

For anyone wanting a more realistic representation of Cape Town, download the Aeroworx scenery or PM me if interested in the files you need.

The eastern perimeter side is low bush. Will let you know my thoughts when I'm back at my main flight sim rig and able to install, probably Friday.

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To be fair I don't think Table Mountain was in any of my screenshots! 😄

I have Orbx Vector and Global, but a landclass upgrade would really complete the picture I think.

 

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14 minutes ago, Steven Agre said:

To be fair I don't think Table Mountain was in any of my screenshots!

Your right wing on landing. 🙂 

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1 minute ago, ErichB said:

Your right wing on landing. 🙂 

Ahh of course!

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13 hours ago, Peter Webber said:

Already have Pilots FS Global Ultimate NG mesh installed. Just waiting for LC from ORBX! Downloaded Cape Town FSDG. Don't have time to install now. Let me know what you think.

The Aeroworx Vector files and non-airport scenery adds a lot of great detail to Cape Town including the Zeekoevlei water treatment plant and Cape Town harbour.    I would also layer the Aeroworx landclass files above any other global landclass (including Orbx) when it is released. 

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For functionality, I did purchase NMG King Shaka International in Durban (FALE) , because it adds that airport and navaids to P3D V4, as the default LM scenery does not contain that airport in its database.

Lee

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If you build it, they will come...

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Popular destination - that's a FACT.

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42 minutes ago, F737NG said:

f you build it, they will come.

Yup!  I suspect lots of flight there this weekend.  I will be,.

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On 10/22/2018 at 5:25 PM, Peter Webber said:

I don't think I've heard of this company. fsdg? Any reviews?

Sceneries are good, just make sure you back up your download and note the serial, you will have no prolonged access to it after the initial purchase download and finding your serial number is a bit tedious if you don't back that up. If you do all that, it's no big deal although I can't say I'm a fan of their selling method compared to some other places in this regard.

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7 hours ago, Chock said:

Sceneries are good, just make sure you back up your download and note the serial, you will have no prolonged access to it after the initial purchase download and finding your serial number is a bit tedious if you don't back that up. If you do all that, it's no big deal although I can't say I'm a fan of their selling method compared to some other places in this regard.

Yep, have just installed FACT and am impressed with the level of detail compared to other sceneries on offer. Yes, have backed up the download, etc. I'm assuming the season (month)selection in the configurator applies to the northern hemisphere and not the region related to the airport? It's not clear and could lead to confusion.

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10 hours ago, F737NG said:

If you build it, they will come...

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Popular destination - that's a FACT.

Let's get more developers interested in areas outside of Europe, USA. An "untapped" market...!

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On 10/23/2018 at 6:35 PM, Midnight Music said:

For functionality, I did purchase NMG King Shaka International in Durban (FALE) , because it adds that airport and navaids to P3D V4, as the default LM scenery does not contain that airport in its database.

Lee

Also purchased for the same reason. Only problem, the airport is devoid of any AI traffic since developers still use flight plans with FADN.

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46 minutes ago, Peter Webber said:

Also purchased for the same reason. Only problem, the airport is devoid of any AI traffic since developers still use flight plans with FADN.

Well actually I've updated all my flight plans via AIG, quite a lot of AI goes there now as airlines are currently using the new airport.

Lee

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Peter,

My wife and I visited South Africa several years ago, and we flew to Johannesburg.  Took multiple short flights into the bush where we did 2 game drives a day (photographic) to see the most beautiful animals we've ever seen in our lives.  Unlike a zoo, these animals were clean and inspiring.  Seeing an elephant in the wild for the 1st time actually brought tears to my eyes.  We never got to Cape Town, and someday I hope to get there.

What a beautiful country.  I would take the 20+ hour flight back in a heartbeat!

 

Stan

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