Aharon

Airport Code Please For FSX???

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4 hours ago, Aharon said:

I wish Lorby SI would tell us how to get camping tents for FSX for that specific spot on 14,000 ft high Denali mountains 

I applied the technique with the flight plan that I described to jump to the spot and just dropped a few tents around me, using a separate app. If you want to know more, please send me a PM here.

The tents are how I stumbled into this thread in the first place. A while ago a fellow simmer asked me about how to place tents into the sim world at runtime. I think that he was bush flying and wanted to always have a tent with him. I made a couple for him, using the models that are present in the sim. So when browsing this thread, the bit about "tents" caught my eye...

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18 hours ago, Lorby_SI said:

I think that he was bush flying and wanted to always have a tent with him. I made a couple for him, using the models that are present in the sim.

Lorby_SI,

That is amazing programming feat!!! I am too afraid to pull this programming feat in my FSX using your special APP.    hhahahahahah

Maybe based on your amazing specific enclosed coordinates for Denali camp base, somebody would make freeware FSX scenery with airport code for Denali camp base with few tents, few static AI planes, and two rows of red barrels to indicate runway on 14,000 ft Denali mountain.

lol  lol

Regards,

Aharon

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1 hour ago, Aharon said:

That is amazing programming feat!!!

No it isn't. The simulator has an API specifically for this kind of thing - SimConnect. The app in question is one of my payware addons, but I am pretty sure that I am not allowed to say which one on AVSIM. That is the whole reason for the secrecy. It is neither difficult nor amazing.

As for the scenery development - why don't you do it yourself? Might be fun! All you need is the AirportDesignEditor (ADE).

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Hello,

I have converted the objects from the mission's SPB to a BGL real quick. I'm not sure that this is all of them, but the cones and tents are visible. You can drop the BGL into any active scenery folder.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l9suc4xye03wp5f/denali_scen.zip?dl=0

Easiest way to find the spot is to open the flight planner and to load the flight plan from the mission \Missions\Backcountry\Denali\Denali.pln - then follow it, or use the map to move your aircraft to the end of the path

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2 hours ago, Lorby_SI said:

Hello,

I have converted the objects from the mission's SPB to a BGL real quick. I'm not sure that this is all of them, but the cones and tents are visible. You can drop the BGL into any active scenery folder.

Shalom Lorby_SI,

Thanks a zillion for your amazing kindness!!  Am I correct that I should put your BGL file into FSX/Addon Scenery/scenery?  I just want to make sure I am doing right thing.

Regards,

Aharon

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As long as you have FSX/Addon Scenery activated in your Scenery Library.. yes!

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6 hours ago, Aharon said:

Shalom Lorby_SI,

Thanks a zillion for your amazing kindness!!  Am I correct that I should put your BGL file into FSX/Addon Scenery/scenery?  I just want to make sure I am doing right thing.

Regards,

Aharon

Hello Aharon,

if it is part of your scenery library, then yes. FSX\scenery\world\scenery is a good spot too.

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@Lorby_SI,

Quick questions before I install your Denali Camp base scenery please

Does your camp base scenery have airport code?  Also, will your camp base scenery show up in GPS?

Regards,

Aharon

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22 minutes ago, Aharon said:

@Lorby_SI,

Quick questions before I install your Denali Camp base scenery please

Does your camp base scenery have airport code?  Also, will your camp base scenery show up in GPS? 

Regards,

Aharon

Hello Aharon,

no and no.

This is only a scenery bgl that contains the same static objects as the Denali mission. I have a tool that can convert the mission SPB file into a BGL.

If you want it in the GPS, got to PATK and load the flight plan from the mission, as I wrote above. The point where the flight plan ends is the base camp. With the plan loaded, you will see that route on the in-sim map too, so you can just open it, and drag your aircraft to the end of the flight path.

Best regards

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2 hours ago, Aharon said:

 

Does your camp base scenery have airport code?  Also, will your camp base scenery show up in GPS?

Regards,

Aharon

Aharon,

In addition to what Lorbi said, you could use the coordinates of the base camp to make a dummy AFCAD/ADE airport file and come of with your own ICAO code for it. If you download ADE from ScruffyDuck it has instructions on how to create an airport, in this case one that doesn’t exist. I’ve used it to create helipad locations for hospitals and stuff that aren’t in FSX but now show up in the GPS since I created an airport file for it.

If you want the base camp to show up in GPS as an airport, that would be the easiest way as far as I know. 

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21 hours ago, Lorby_SI said:

f you want it in the GPS, got to PATK and load the flight plan from the mission, as I wrote above. The point where the flight plan ends is the base camp. With the plan loaded, you will see that route on the in-sim map too

Lorby SI,

Thanks for great tip.  I totally forgot that you already told me that in your previous post.  LOL   Sorry

Regards,

Aharon

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19 hours ago, cmpbellsjc said:

Aharon,

In addition to what Lorbi said, you could use the coordinates of the base camp to make a dummy AFCAD/ADE airport file and come of with your own ICAO code for it. If you download ADE from ScruffyDuck it has instructions on how to create an airport, in this case one that doesn’t exist. I’ve used it to create helipad locations for hospitals and stuff that aren’t in FSX but now show up in the GPS since I created an airport file for it.

If you want the base camp to show up in GPS as an airport, that would be the easiest way as far as I know. 

Cmpbellsjc,

I wish I have programming talents but my simple talents lie within creating beautiful screenshots of FSX flights to entertain all of you and I leave programming or repainting skills to others.

Smiling

Thanks for great ideas.

Regards,

Aharon

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Being armed with great advices, tips, and ideas from all kind people who replied to my questions in this thread, I think I will be ready for first flight sometime this week to Denali Camp base using SKI VERSION of Jahn model C-47/DC-3 with Reeve Aleutian Airways livery or should I use C206!!!  Smiling

Check out this link about the pilot who was first to land on Denali mouuntains:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Sheldon

Should be fun

Regards,

Aharon

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1 hour ago, Aharon said:

Being armed with great advices, tips, and ideas from all kind people who replied to my questions in this thread, I think I will be ready for first flight sometime this week to Denali Camp base using SKI VERSION of Jahn model C-47/DC-3 with Reeve Aleutian Airways livery or should I use C206!!!  Smiling

Check out this link about the pilot who was first to land on Denali mouuntains:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Sheldon

Should be fun

Regards,

Aharon

Hello Aharon,

make sure to fly in visual conditions. Following the flight plan in low visibility will bring you in sudden and unwanted contact with a mountain... even when you are at 8500 feet as specified in the mission. The Denali base camp is at 11.200ft, and the medical camp is at 14.600ft. 

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8 hours ago, Aharon said:

Cmpbellsjc,

I wish I have programming talents but my simple talents lie within creating beautiful screenshots of FSX flights to entertain all of you and I leave programming or repainting skills to others.

Smiling

Thanks for great ideas.

Regards,

Aharon

Aharon,

What I was suggesting doesn’t require any programming or special knowledge. Don’t sell yourself short on knowledge or brain power. If your able to figure out how to plan a flight, fly the plane to the destination, then your surely competent enough to make an ADE/AFCAD file by following directions that come with ADE.

I have no programming skills or painting skills either. Maybe you just don’t have the interest or desire to learn how to make an ADE because I’m sure most people here, including you, are more than capable of doing it. The bright side to that is you’ll have one less thing to have to rely on others to do for you. If you want to add parking spaces, airline codes or make other mods to an airport, you can most likely complete the tasks in less time than it requires to making a post to ask someone to do it for you, assuming that someone will indeed do it.

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I’m the tent carrying bush pilot 😋😄

amazing app, love it. Beach the floatplane, pop a tent up, start camp fire, and call it home for the night 🔥 

and useing the app allows starting the next day in the exact position the aircraft was left (and state) in. ✈️ 

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27 minutes ago, MaDDogz said:

Beach the floatplane

Btw. I have another little app that I made a while ago that lets you anchor your floating plane to a spot on the water. It is freeware, but I haven't bothered setting it up for download. I figured that there aren't many people who'd need it.... Send me a PM if you would like to have it (and for what simulator).

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Thanks for the offer Oliver, it sounds useful.

Im away from the PC atm, but will drop you a PM when I get back.

Thanks again.

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22 hours ago, Lorby_SI said:

even when you are at 8500 feet as specified in the mission. The Denali base camp is at 11.200ft, and the medical camp is at 14.600ft.

@Lorby_SI,   thanks for great tips.  Your provided freeware BGL scenery is for the base camp at 11,200 ft, not not not medical camp at 14,600 ft  Right?

15 hours ago, cmpbellsjc said:

Maybe you just don’t have the interest or desire to learn how to make an ADE

@cmpbellsjc,  It is not question of interest or desire to make an ADE.  In addition to real life obligations plus hobby of FSX flight simming flying hours, I have 45,000 screenshots waiting for me to edit, research, and publish on various aviation forums including Avsim forums right here. Not easy to balance between those three especially I am way way behind and being drown in piles of  waiting 45,000 screenshots that I made past 2 years!! I need to focus on that hence me leaving ADE programming stunts to others no matter if ADE programming stunts are as easy as 2 pus 2 equals four.

Smiling

7 hours ago, MaDDogz said:

amazing app, love it. Beach the floatplane, pop a tent up, start camp fire, and call it home for the night 🔥 and useing the app allows starting the next day in the exact position the aircraft was left (and state) in

@MaDDogz,  where are your screenshots for that??  :)  :)  

Regards,

Aharon

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2 hours ago, Aharon said:

Your provided freeware BGL scenery is for the base camp at 11,200 ft, not not not medical camp at 14,600 ft  Right?

Hi,

no, it contains all the objects, those from the medical camp too. The only things missing are the other aircraft that fly around in the misson.

And I got that wrong, the base camp is at 7200. Sorry about that. When flying over the pass at 8500+, you have to follow the glacier and descend a little. Then turn right at the correct slope, and try to land uphill. Be mindful that your aircraft will slide downhill easily, unless you taxi it to a flat spot, raise the skis and apply the parking brakes.

Best regards

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1 hour ago, Lorby_SI said:

And I got that wrong, the base camp is at 7200. Sorry about that.

Not a problem Not a problem   7,200 ft sounds correct for realistic and real life Denai Base camp.  That is why I was so surprised to see you saying at 11,200 ft for that camp but I was refrained by polite manners from questioning you on that.  LOL

No need to apologize especially you have been very kind and very patient enough to answer my countless questions.

1 hour ago, Lorby_SI said:

When flying over the pass at 8500+, you have to follow the glacier and descend a little. Then turn right at the correct slope, and try to land uphill. Be mindful that your aircraft will slide downhill easily, unless you taxi it to a flat spot, raise the skis and apply the parking brakes.

Thanks for great tip

Regards,

Aharon

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9 hours ago, Aharon said:

I have 45,000 screenshots waiting for me to edit, research, and publish on various aviation forums including Avsim forums right here.

Wow, 45,000 screen shots? You must have a huge hard drive. That’s a lot of screens. Can’t say I blame you for not wanting to learn how to use ADE with that sort of burden of shots to edit, research and publish

 

9 hours ago, Aharon said:

I need to focus on that hence me leaving ADE programming stunts to others no matter if ADE programming stunts are as easy as 2 pus 2 equals four.

Not sure what you mean by ADE programming stunts?

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On 9/10/2019 at 7:08 PM, cmpbellsjc said:

Wow, 45,000 screen shots? You must have a huge hard drive. That’s a lot of screens with that sort of burden of shots to edit, research and publish

yep   I still have on my back up hard drives millions of screenshots made past 11 years!!!

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