SunDevil56

FSDT KMEM Memphis International scenery

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Looking for comments and/or opinions on this one....

I would be using this primarily for freight ops, and considering it's the main Fedex hub in the USA it should be good for that.

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Hello Scott,

I have KMEM and can recommend it, just not going with a STRONG recommendation.,  It seems to have a stronger FPS hit  than other FSDT airports. The quality is superb but  it doesn't like my Toposim mesh. Since I don't fly cargo I've only used it about 3 times in past few months.  If you want to use it for FEDEX (I assume your new QW 757) 😋 , I think you will really like it.

  BTW, I use UT LIVE for AI traffic and I never see any cargo aircraft there just tons of commercial AI.  I assume this is an issue with UTL but have never investigated further. 

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Works good, lasts a long time, as we used to say in my USAF days.  😉

It's a bit heavy on performance, but not a problem with a fast 6-8 core PC in P3Dv4.  Was difficult wedging the B747-8F into the FedEx ramp...parking 811 with the tail hanging over the road is the best I could manage.  KSDF has the same problem...no spots natively big enough for the -8 (or really even the -400), and UPS actually flies those out of Louisville.

Regards

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39 minutes ago, vcarlo said:

BTW, I use UT LIVE for AI traffic and I never see any cargo aircraft there just tons of commercial AI.  I assume this is an issue with UTL but have never investigated further.

UTLive doesn not have UPS or FedEx schedules included.  You would have to add them manually, I know a schedule is around somewhere (may have to check their forums) and you can add it in to UTLive and make sure you have the correct AI aircraft.

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43 minutes ago, vcarlo said:

BTW, I use UT LIVE for AI traffic and I never see any cargo aircraft there just tons of commercial AI.  I assume this is an issue with UTL but have never investigated further. 

Log into the UTLive Licensed Users page on the forums on Flight1 to see how to correctly add-in the package linked below for freight AI in UTL.

https://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=utl+fedex&CatID=root&Go=Search

 

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1 hour ago, vcarlo said:

The quality is superb but  it doesn't like my Toposim mesh. Since I don't fly cargo I've only used it about 3 times in past few months.  If you want to use it for FEDEX (I assume your new QW 757) 😋 , I think you will really like it.

  BTW, I use UT LIVE for AI traffic and I never see any cargo aircraft there just tons of commercial AI.  I assume this is an issue with UTL but have never investigated further. 

Thanks for all the comments gents.

Vcarlo, I use Toposim also but It's never affected performance on my system, but I do have some pretty good hardware, (i7 9700K @ 4.9 ghz and an RTX 2080Ti, and running P3D on a 1tb SSD).

Yes, I would probably fly the Fedex 757 there, but I also have the CLS DC-10F and the Skysim MD-11, so no shortage of appropriate Fedex cargo birds to use there...

I have the same issue with UTL and cargo traffic, but if you have AIG you'll get huge amounts of cargo AI at the typical cargo hubs worlwide, assuming you have the appropriate packages installed. For example, at KSDF (the UPS hub airport) I get massive cargo AI traffic with AIG, so many in fact, that it gets to be a bit too much at times. 

 

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8 minutes ago, SunDevil56 said:

Thanks for all the comments gents.

Vcarlo, I use Toposim also but It's never affected performance on my system, but I do have some pretty good hardware, (i7 9700K @ 4.9 ghz and an RTX 2080Ti, and running P3D on a 1tb SSD).

 

 

Didn't mean to confuse you about Toposim.  When I first installed KMEM, the elevation issue was pretty bad. (the airport sat very high all the way around)  If I deactivate TOPOSIM mesh in scenery, the elevation was no problem. 

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2 hours ago, SunDevil56 said:

Looking for comments and/or opinions on this one....

I would be using this primarily for freight ops, and considering it's the main Fedex hub in the USA it should be good for that.

In addition to what everyone else said, why don’t you download and install the scenery and try it in trial mode. Try flying an approach in the 10 minute trial and you can see how it performs and how it looks. Then you can either purchase or uninstall.

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The other day I’ve used KMEM for the first time in... well, months! I had bought it during a sale, but since I lack freighters I never got to use it, until QW released their 757 for P3Dv4 and finally I had a freighter. I was rather shocked by how heavy it is on my computer. Looking at the terminals, even using FFTF Dynamic my FPS was still only about 22. To compare, Flightbeams’s KDEN, KSFO and KPHX all give me over 25FPS at all times. But, it does look very pretty! If it were less heavy on the FPS I’d probably recommend in a heartbeat. Given the performance being on the bad side of things, though, i do so less enthusiastically.

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2 hours ago, w6kd said:

Works good, lasts a long time, as we used to say in my USAF days.  😉

It's a bit heavy on performance, but not a problem with a fast 6-8 core PC in P3Dv4.  Was difficult wedging the B747-8F into the FedEx ramp...parking 811 with the tail hanging over the road is the best I could manage.  KSDF has the same problem...no spots natively big enough for the -8 (or really even the -400), and UPS actually flies those out of Louisville.

Regards

I had to modify a spot for the 77L (460) LOL never saw a 747 on that ramp but I'll take your word for it. Where do they usually hunker down?

I know Atlas will charter its airframes to FDX and see them all the time on the KLAS RJAA route, you got others?

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7 minutes ago, downscc said:

I had to modify a spot for the 77L (460) LOL never saw a 747 on that ramp but I'll take your word for it. Where do they usually hunker down?

I know Atlas will charter its airframes to FDX and see them all the time on the KLAS RJAA route, you got others?

Not sure where they park 'em IRL...they operate contract/charter birds during peak season and/or for outsize shipments, and other cargo lines transship thru the FedEx hub too. 

Here's a B744 FedEx contract bird taxiing at KMEM:

https://100vids.com/video/WpN05UYcQGQ/FedEx-747-400-Taxiing-at-KMEM

 

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2 hours ago, SunDevil56 said:

Looking for comments and/or opinions on this one....

I would be using this primarily for freight ops, and considering it's the main Fedex hub in the USA it should be good for that.

I fly in and out of there a lot with MD-10's.  I would agree that it is a little heavier on the performance, but it's ok on my machine.  The scenery itself I think is great.  I have no issues using FSGlobal Ultimate mesh.

I have lots of Fedex AI there by adding it to UTLive using the download here at AVSIM. 

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53 minutes ago, w6kd said:

Here's a B744 FedEx contract bird taxiing at KMEM:

Yeah N473MC is definitely an Atlas airframe, I haven't seen the refrigerator look on them before but the DoD loves this paint scheme.  I wonder where he parked it.

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4 hours ago, w6kd said:

Works good, lasts a long time, as we used to say in my USAF days.  😉

It's a bit heavy on performance, but not a problem with a fast 6-8 core PC in P3Dv4.  Was difficult wedging the B747-8F into the FedEx ramp...parking 811 with the tail hanging over the road is the best I could manage.  KSDF has the same problem...no spots natively big enough for the -8 (or really even the -400), and UPS actually flies those out of Louisville.

Regards

If you look at a google earth picture of KSDF you'll only see 747's at the lower southwest part of the airport, none attached to any of the gates

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Fedex also parks some 777's on the ramp just to the south of Runway 27.   That would be south and east of Dave's small pic above.  A 747 would fit there too. 

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fsdt are another developer on my list of high quality looking scenery and little time on functionality! afcads are a mess rarely spaces big enough for the aircraft that in real life fly there and fsdt Ohare the south cargo ramp is not proportioned right so you cant even fit heavy aircraft north and south in the ramp at once!

in Memphis here are the heavy spots... most you have to increase the radius yourself in the afcad theyre too small

777 and 747 gate 459-463

777 gate 380-383

777 gate 390, 391, 393

and get the iniBuilds files that add dynamic lights

https://www.inibuilds.com/dynamic-lighting

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59 minutes ago, Boeing or not going said:

fsdt are another developer on my list of high quality looking scenery and little time on functionality!

they are now on my list of "no goes" ..... that lack of functionality is increasingly more depressing.

the 'lack" list is long & yes it includes the above on parking.

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One thing I wish FSDT would implement is a simple configuration tool that allows you to toggle certain features to gain performance. Stuff such as extra cars paxside, or gradations of rampside ground clutter. Virtually every other major developer has something of the kind. KLAX, KMEM and other FSDT sceneries really need something like that! I can only hope FSDT will introduce something of the kind with KORD, or I probably won't even buy it. I can't believe my computer will be able to run it properly otherwise...

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17 hours ago, t4murphy said:

If you look at a google earth picture of KSDF you'll only see 747's at the lower southwest part of the airport, none attached to any of the gates

At KSDF this is know as Ramp 11. I passed on the parking charts for KSDF to FSDT when it was first released and he made some of the updates but he did not adjust the size for the 747's. I have a high quality version at home to show the spots. 

KSDF Parking

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6 hours ago, Boeing or not going said:

in Memphis here are the heavy spots... most you have to increase the radius yourself in the afcad theyre too small

777 and 747 gate 459-463

777 gate 380-383

777 gate 390, 391, 393

459-463 are set by default to be large enough for aircraft larger than B748's, but the others can easily be set to whatever size you want from within GSX for user parking, it's super easy to adjust.

 

3 hours ago, Wise87 said:

At KSDF this is know as Ramp 11. I passed on the parking charts for KSDF to FSDT when it was first released and he made some of the updates but he did not adjust the size for the 747's.

 That ramp comes with parking large enough for B744's, but not the B748. Again, it's just a simple adjustment in GSX for your own use.

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7 hours ago, Benjamin J said:

Virtually every other major developer has something of the kind. 

Of course there's such feature!

The issue is that, because you are accustomed to other developers external configuration tools, which forces you to exit from the sim, reconfigure the scenery, restart the sim, test the fps, repeat again, you were probably looking for such tool, which we don't need, since we have a much better and easier way, with the scenery YouControl menu (CTRL+F12), which allows you to turn on/off the most fps demanding things, and see the effect immediately, without restarting the sim.

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6 hours ago, Wise87 said:

At KSDF this is know as Ramp 11. I passed on the parking charts for KSDF to FSDT when it was first released and he made some of the updates but he did not adjust the size for the 747's. I have a high quality version at home to show the spots. 

There's plenty of parking spots suitable for a 747 in KSDF:

ksdf_747_parking.jpg

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1 hour ago, virtuali said:

Of course there's such feature!

The issue is that, because you are accustomed to other developers external configuration tools, which forces you to exit from the sim, reconfigure the scenery, restart the sim, test the fps, repeat again, you were probably looking for such tool, which we don't need, since we have a much better and easier way, with the scenery YouControl menu (CTRL+F12), which allows you to turn on/off the most fps demanding things, and see the effect immediately, without restarting the sim.

Ah! I figured there must be something like that, but as you said, it's a different implementation from other developers. I ended up looking around the Addon manager to see if it was there, and didn't see it there either... Never thought to look at the YouControl menu. Tell me, are any options that I choose remembered for next time, or will I have to deactivate options again? For example, say I load up KLAX, deactivate whatever I don't need, then do KSFO-KLAX the next day, will it have remembered my configuration?

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