Sunday, 22 September 2013

Andora Air Show 2013

Today I'm not writing about my Home Cockpit but I will tell you a story about aviation ...the real one.

We went by motorbike to Villanova d'Albenga airport and Marina di Andora, in Liguria, to attend the Andora Air Show 2013

Here is the story about the journey (sorry, only in Italian language):

This is a video about the Villanova d'Albenga airport:

And this is a video about the show in Andora:

And for last a lot of photos :)

Monday, 16 September 2013

Taxi lights installation on Learjet 45

I received some request about how I installed taxi lights on the default FSX Learjet45, missing on the original model, and so I decided to write this post.

I would like to specify that I followed this procedure I found on the flightportal website.

The procedure is quite simple: you have to download the effect file and the relative texture which you can find in this package - filename is FSX - Sirocco LT - a 132 ft concept motoryacht. This is a driveable yatch for FSX. After installation, we get the effect files.

These files are:

- [temp_path]/effects/fx_siroccogtx2_reflectors.fx to copy in [fsx_install_path]/effects
- [temp_path]/effects/texture/fx_siroccogtx2_light.bmp to copy in [fsx_install_path]/effects/texture

[temp_path] is the temporary installation folder of the package

Now, you need to edit your aircraft.cfg file, which you can find in the [fsx_install_path]/SimObjects/Airplanes/Lear45 folder

You have to add the following lines in the [LIGHTS] section of the file:

light.XXX=6, -37.1, -4.55, -2.2 , fx_siroccogtx2_reflectors,
light.YYY=6, -37.1, 4.55, -2.2 , fx_siroccogtx2_reflectors,

XXX e YYY must be progressive number, not used yet in the [LIGHTS] section

This is the complete [LIGHTS] section of my aircraft.cfg file:

;/Types: 1=beacon, 2=strobe, 3=navigation, 4=cockpit, 5=landing
light.0=3, -39.00, -23.6, -0.25, fx_navredm ,
light.1=3, -39.00, 23.6, -0.25, fx_navgrem ,
light.2=3, -63.63, 0.00, 9.20, fx_navwhi ,
light.3=1, -37.00, 0.00, -2.59, fx_beaconb ,
light.4=2, -36.97, 0.00, -2.62, fx_strobe ,
light.5=1, -63.05, 0.00, 9.75, fx_beaconh ,
light.6=6, -37.1, -4.55, -2.2 , fx_siroccogtx2_reflectors,
light.7=6, -37.1, 4.55, -2.2 , fx_siroccogtx2_reflectors,
light.8 = 4, -26.00, 0.00, 2.00, fx_vclighth,
light.9 = 4, -14.00, 0.00, 1.90, fx_vclight,
light.10=1, -39.00, -24.0, -0.25, fx_strobe ,
light.11=1, -39.00, 24.0, -0.25, fx_strobe ,
light.12 = 4, -30.00, 0.00, 2.10, fx_vclighth ,
light.13 = 4, -20.00, 0.00, 2.10, fx_vclight,

Here is the final output:

Many thanks to gattupuzzu user for the post on flightportal website

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Little Summer Update - Lights

Summer is not the best season to work on my simulator and so I have just a little update...

I worked on the taxi and landing lights problem...they doesn't work on the Learjet 45 in FSX ... just landing lights work as expected...

Reading this useful post on portal, and this other one on flightportal, I was able to run the taxi and landing lights.

Here there are 2 screenshots:

Taxi Lights

Landing Lights

In addition, always reading the post, I was able to light up "passengers' lights":

Here is a little video of a departure from LIRP, Pisa S. Giusto, which demonstrates my lights configuration.