View Full Version : Initial Location setting help - CFS2
11-23-2001, 05:06 PM
I am a brand new user of Airport 2.60 - bloody marvelous program!!
Just one question (so far) - how do you specify a starting location - I am looking to have my new airport show up in the list of airports as a starting location in CFS2.
On an un-related topic - is it possible to use stock CFS2 objects in Airport 2.6?
Any help much appreciated.
11-23-2001, 11:32 PM
>I am a brand new user of Airport 2.60 - bloody marvelous program!!
The other thing to thank Tom for is that he has kept it freeware - I reckon he could have made a fortune with it!
>Just one question (so far) - how do you specify a starting location - I am >looking to have my new airport show up in the list of airports as a starting >location in CFS2.
I don't have CFS2 but I presume it is the same as FS98. Make sure you have the latest version (Build 122 to my knowledge - search at FlightSim.Com). To have an airport show up you need to create an AFD BGL - on the 'General' section of Airport (where you put in the name etc.). Down the bottom is an AFD entry space. Fill this in appropriately.
Hope this helps - someone will correct me if I'm wrong! I'm not at home at the moment so I might make these instructions a bit clearer later :-).
>On an un-related topic - is it possible to use stock CFS2 objects in Airport 2.6?
I imagine so, but you will have to wait for a CFS2 flyer to tell you!
Blair Bonnett, PWA 8021
11-24-2001, 08:59 AM
What I have found is the best thing to do is to take your helicopter and totally survey the area you want your initial airport. Land and take fixes using the slew control.
The fixes you want are for your outer parimeters of the runway boundaries. Now land in the center of the area and take that fix. This will be your initial location. Your main runway will center here. If you goof up your own aircraft starting point will be off the threshold if someone goes to the "go to airport" for active runway. You can correct this, however, by adding concrete pad to end of runway.
Use the lowest point of your survey for your flatten area elevation rounded off to the lowest foot.
jimmy R martin
11-24-2001, 05:09 PM
Thanks b_b, got it figured out - all I missed was the creation of the second (AFD) BGL file. Thanks for your help, I would not have found it by myself!!
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