Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
paulyg123

Runway lighting during daytime

Recommended Posts

I have runway lighting working perfectly at dusk, dawn and night. But during the daytime I don't see the green centerline (runway and taxiway) or threshold lights in any of my addon sceneries by FlyTampa, FSDT etc.  Is this normal? expected?  In real world, does ATC turn off the lights in the day? 

Or should I still be able to see the taxi and runway centerline lights in the day?  If so, what setting would get me there??


Paul Gugliotta

Share this post


Link to post

In real life it differs some from country to country, but generally the lights are turned on during the day when the visibility is less than 3sm or the ceiling is less than 1000'ft.


i7-8700K, 16gb DDR4 3200,  RTX 3080 ti, Win 10, P3d V5x, MSFS

Share this post


Link to post

Ok thanks. But for P3D should I be seeing runway lights diurnal the day?


Paul Gugliotta

Share this post


Link to post

No.  P3D always has lights off for DAY, they come on at DUSK.

Many scenery developers have started incorporating SODE to be able to switch on the lights for daytime low visibility, which is more realistic.  Basically, when the field goes IFR the lights (including beacon) come on.

  • Like 1

Dan Downs KCRP

Share this post


Link to post

Many scenery developers are now included a configuration file to allow the user to decide whether the runway lights are OFF or ON during the day to increase performance. Lights ON during the day impacts performance quite a bit.

Cheers, Ed

  • Upvote 1

Cheers, Ed

MSFS Steam - Win10 Home x64 // Rig: Corsair Graphite 760T Full Tower - ASUS MBoard Maximus XII Hero Z490 - CPU Intel i9-10900K - 64GB RAM - MSI RTX2080 Super 8GB - [1xNVMe M.2 1TB + 1xNVMe M.2 2TB (Samsung)] + [1xSSD 1TB + 1xSSD 2TB (Crucial)] + [1xSSD 1TB (Samsung)] + 1 HDD Seagate 2TB + 1 HDD Seagate External 4TB - Monitor LG 29UC97C UWHD Curved - PSU Corsair RM1000x - VR Oculus Rift // MSFS Steam - Win 10 Home x64 - Gaming Laptop CUK ASUS Strix - CPU Intel i7-8750H - 32GB RAM - RTX2070 8GB - SSD 2TB + HDD 2TB // Thrustmaster FCS & MS XBOX Controllers

Share this post


Link to post

Thanks.  Anyone want to telll me which developers include daytime lighting so I can buy some. I have FSDT, imagine sim. DRZ design. Flytampa. And Flightbeam.  Any of those I can configure daytime runway lighting?

 


Paul Gugliotta

Share this post


Link to post
22 minutes ago, paulyg123 said:

Thanks.  Anyone want to telll me which developers include daytime lighting so I can buy some. I have FSDT, imagine sim. DRZ design. Flytampa. And Flightbeam.  Any of those I can configure daytime runway lighting?

 

When using SODE, the developers use an Environmental Probe (part of SODE) to test for night, dusk or low viz to turn on lights as well as check wx for wet pavement and wind check for windsocks.  LatinVFR uses this for KMIA, KMSY and Digital Design EDDP.  I don't have a list of all that do.


Dan Downs KCRP

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, paulyg123 said:

Any of those I can configure daytime runway lighting?

Paul

Essentially you can't add "daytime low visiblity approach / runway / taxiway lighting" to sceneries without the feature already (??)...... unless you have a day or 2 to lay it all out after learning how to.

Some of those developers you mention have airports with the feature which they normally list in their "shops".

At the moment as best I know it, the feature is included more with recent EU & Asian airports.

If you want to check your currrent, setup foggy weather & follow your AI on approach.

Edited by vadriver

for now, cheers

john martin

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
×
×
  • Create New...