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For some reason, the FS2002 Vasi/PAPI lights at Australian airports are very dull when compared to US airports -- the red too low lights are OK but the white ones are almost impossible to see until too late. (see Coolangatta airport dor an example).Does anybody know how these lights are generated inside the Sim?Thanks Barry

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I don't expect that there is a difference in the light for the different continents. As far as I know there is just one default type VASI/PAPI that FS generates with its runways.So I don't understand why you get those strange results and I am afraid I can not help you.Arno


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>I don't expect that there is a difference in the light for >the different continents. As far as I know there is just one >default type VASI/PAPI that FS generates with its runways. If you place yourself at Meigs, Chicago and use the SLEW feature to look at the Vasi lights at different altitudes and distances -- then do the same thing at Coolangatta airport, you will see the difference . The Australian Papi lights are completely different -- they are clearly visible when VERY close to the airport , but fade with distance .Barry

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Hi Barry are they the "T" vasi type common there in Aussie land? Dan

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>And in both cases it is the default scenery? Or have you >installed an addon for the Australian scenery? Default scenery.Barry

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>Hi Barry are they the "T" vasi type common there in Aussie >land? >>> Dan yes - the T type is the one that I am having trouble seeing. The red lights are quite bright and can be seen clearly from some distance -- but , at a mile from the runway, the white lights can't be seen . This (at least) indicates that you are not too low -- but often means that you are too high and you don't see it until very close to the runway.Barry

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10-4 Barry I have noticed that the "T" vasi are not visable from very far during the day(I beleve that in real life they do not have the "range" (brightness) that VASIPAPI do in real life either. Herein Canada all T-vasi were replaced with PAPI years ago. But I do remember that they do not have the "range" during the day that PAPIVasi do.

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