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Do you want to go back in time?Fly the WW2 era and land at WW2 Airfields?Fly over WW2 scenery?Step back in my time machine soon!!!NEEDED URGENTLY!Someone willing to add the odd Airfield into Fly 2 (making dex files)Starting with RAF Wrexham at Borras Airfield.This Airfield has never been Modelled... Ever!Interested?Your Fly 2 scenery designer needs you :-) http://mysite.freeserve.com/ysomdesign/banner.jpg My Websitehttp://www.wrexhamspace.orghttp://www.cafeshops.com/wrexhamspace

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Hi Steve.Interesting idea.I thought of it myselfe once,but just the Stavanger airfield.At the local aircraft museum there is a huge model made by the Germans during the war.It's several square meters wide, and shows the entire airfield, with all the terrain,roads, buildings and houses in the area.Also the connecting satelite airfield at Forus.So all details are preserved for us who live here today.But I guess I stick to helo development for now :)So long.Janhttp://www.avsim.com/hangar/fly/dfdg/bannerjh.jpg

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Hi Jan!From my Cottage up in the Hills I can see the Area were the Airfield was at Wrexham. Its a quarry now but some of the runway is still there and even a few of the old buildings. Last summer they had an open day and we went to visit. Hardly any pictures exist of the Airfield but by chance I stumbled across an Aerial picture in a book of Borras head Airfield. It showed the sites were all those training to fly had crashed :-lol Anyway this is how it is today!http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/72269.jpg Stevehttp://mysite.freeserve.com/ysomdesign/banner.jpg My Websitehttp://www.wrexhamspace.orghttp://www.cafeshops.com/wrexhamspace

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Hi Steve,If you can send me the proper coordinates, magnetic and true headings of the "runway", or the very least the Latitude and Longitude to see if I can find a terraserver image to get that from, I can give this a try for you. Would also need to know - was the runway grass, dirt, concrete, type of taxiway, etc. A scan of the base layout available?? Ken Wood :-sun1http://www.avsim.com/hangar/fly/dfdg/bannernewkw.jpgGateway 700X; Intel P4 2.4GHz; 512MB RAM; NVIDIA Ti4200 4X AGP 128MB; SB Audigy; Thrustmaster TopGun Fox 2 Pro Shock

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Right-oh... ;-)Will look forward to receiving the items from you. Give me something else to try my hand at.Side note - Any 3D modelers out there willing to "build" a really nice 35 foot to 40 foot cabin cruiser boat / and/or a nice 15 foot to 20 foot motorboat and/or a nice 20 foot sailboat (sails and no sails) for the sim's scenery building options? We could use a few nice looking cabins and a floatplane building for beach use with a pier along side also... :-)Cheers!Ken Wood :-sun1http://www.avsim.com/hangar/fly/dfdg/bannernewkw.jpgGateway 700X; Intel P4 2.4GHz; 512MB RAM; NVIDIA Ti4200 4X AGP 128MB; SB Audigy; Thrustmaster TopGun Fox 2 Pro Shock

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Hi Steve, I will work on converting the endpoints for the runways today / tonight and work on it more Tuesday as I have a day off. Should find something in your email by Tuesday evening / early Wednesday morning... :-) More than happy to help... need to learn more about the databases as it is, so this is a good project to work from!Cheers, my friend... :-beerchugKen Wood :-sun1http://www.avsim.com/hangar/fly/dfdg/bannernewkw.jpgGateway 700X; Intel P4 2.4GHz; 512MB RAM; NVIDIA Ti4200 4X AGP 128MB; SB Audigy; Thrustmaster TopGun Fox 2 Pro Shock

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Many many thanks for the files Ken :-) I did my first landing their after you sent them.McAlpine staff are very interested in what we are doing here.They own the site now!!!Well, the history is, McApines were first commissioned to build the Airfield. When it was closed, McAlpines bought the land to quarry there. They built it, then destroyed it. They have still got one of the large Bellman Hangars there and a few other little buildings too.Im sure this project may get some interest around here in Wrexham :-) Stevehttp://mysite.freeserve.com/ysomdesign/banner.jpg My Websitehttp://www.wrexhamspace.orghttp://www.cafeshops.com/wrexhamspace

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Very cool! Hoping one of us can fix the elevation problem with the runways. We mainly need to flatten the area via the scenery slicer, *if* we can find some shapefiles to work with to create some scenery of the area. I'm looking around to see what I can find for that region.Cheers!Ken Wood :-sun1http://www.avsim.com/hangar/fly/dfdg/bannernewkw.jpgGateway 700X; Intel P4 2.4GHz; 512MB RAM; NVIDIA Ti4200 4X AGP 128MB; SB Audigy; Thrustmaster TopGun Fox 2 Pro Shock

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for boats and others send me some pics or drawings and I will do my best...biberbiber

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Ken / SteveIf you get the runway elevations in the database before you render the scenery then the slicer *should* take care of the flattening for you.At least, that's the way it's supposed to work :-)Colin

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Hi Colin, Thanks for the word. Yeah - *if* I can find some useful shapefiles to work with, then the import with the slicer *should* do the flattening. Had hoped Flattenator would do the trick without having to render any scenery, since the airport in question does not exist any longer. I just worked out the positions and added them for Steve. Unfortunately, Flattenator does not even "see" the airport in that particular globetile. So it becomes obvious that we will need to do some TerraScening of the area itself.I actually have some files now, but they are E00 files, and I do not have a good freeware converter... everything I've found converter-wise points to [relatively] moderate to high cost software for conversion. :-( Wouldn't be so bad if I weren't on a low fixed income... but alas... ;(Thanks again!Cheers,Ken Wood :-sun1http://www.avsim.com/hangar/fly/dfdg/bannernewkw.jpgGateway 700X; Intel P4 2.4GHz; 512MB RAM; NVIDIA Ti4200 4X AGP 128MB; SB Audigy; Thrustmaster TopGun Fox 2 Pro Shock

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Hi Ken,I suggest that you d/l TerraShape from my hangar site :-)That will translate E00 files for you.You also may want to get ArcExplorer from ESRI's site.It's free and will allow you to d/l DCW shapefiles.Personally, I still use v2.0. I can't get on with the later, Java version.Hope this helpsColinMy Hangar Site

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Hi Colin,Many thanks for the latest version of TerraShape! I keep forgetting to re-check your page for any updates (silly me). I shall have a go at it - probably Monday evening or on Tuesday, and see what I can do for Steve. Cheers! :-beerchugKen Wood :-sun1http://www.avsim.com/hangar/fly/dfdg/bannernewkw.jpgGateway 700X; Intel P4 2.4GHz; 512MB RAM; NVIDIA Ti4200 4X AGP 128MB; SB Audigy; Thrustmaster TopGun Fox 2 Pro Shock

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I think we willbe able to get this to do the job we need, Steve. Yes - a tad mre labour intense than one would like, but if I can get the E00 files converted for Fly!II use, things *should* begin to fall into place. This is the only problem when having freely available data in a format other than what TerraScene normally can use... Means a bit more effort to reach one's desired goal! As I am working most of this week without a day off, and gone for the weekend to visit my parents, this will be spotty bit of work on my part. But rest assured, I shall get it all sorted out! :-)Many cheers my friend! Chug one for me, eh? ;-):-beerchugKen Wood :-sun1http://www.avsim.com/hangar/fly/dfdg/bannernewkw.jpgGateway 700X; Intel P4 2.4GHz; 512MB RAM; NVIDIA Ti4200 4X AGP 128MB; SB Audigy; Thrustmaster TopGun Fox 2 Pro Shock

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Thankyou very much Ken, no rush please.Its going to be a few weeks before I start any work on it.Oh, I will drink myself silly for you :-lol Steve

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