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04-08-2002, 01:21 PM
Is Airport for Windows good for the faint of heart???
I'm interested in getting it but what's the learning curve like on this product?
Is this something I can figure out in a weekend or does it take a lot more dedication?
I visit this forum on a daily basis, so any questions and I'll do my best to help.
It's an easy program to learn and you can have scenery in your flight simulator in just minutes (most of them will be waiting for your simulator to load)
04-08-2002, 07:07 PM
hI "RC". I agree with Ihor's assesment of ease of use of Apt26. Also, it has great utility in allowing one to add-in
their own code and call downloaded macros, etc...
However, Be Warned !! Apt26 might cause Cancer in Rabbits :-)
04-08-2002, 09:45 PM
"Is this something I can figure out in a weekend or does it take a lot more dedication? "
You can learn to make simple airports very quickly. I downloaded a copy on a friday and by Sunday had had roughly recreated the long-gone, uncontrolled airfield where I learned to fly. Follow the steps in the tutorial; it becomes pretty intuitive once you get going.
04-09-2002, 05:44 AM
As a first-time user I recently downloaded the Airport program and the latest update and in an afternoon created a lit runway with the correct elevation, dimensions and bearing to replace one I wanted to use that was missing from the scenery files in FS2002. I had 2 goes as the first time I used the Lat Long on the Jepessen runway chart, and found the runway considerably displaced from the ILS. (I wanted to keep the FS2002 ILS which worked on the published frequency etc only there was no runway at the bottom.) It was easy to delete the .bgl file the program had created as it was in the newly created folder as advised in the tutorial. On the second attempt I used the "Go To Airport" function in FS2002 and recorded the Lat Longs for both runway ends as displayed on the screen (Shift+Z) and easily derived the co-ordinates for the runway centre. The only problems I had were on the initial setup I did not notice the default location specified FS2000 and I kept getting error messages until the penny dropped and after the runway was created the tute said to press the BGL button to install. I never found this button, but the Configure button did the trick, maybe it has been re-named. For what I wanted the program worked 100%, thanks and hats off to the writers, designers and developers.
04-10-2002, 09:06 PM
In the post above I meant the Compile button, not Configure and with my glasses on I can see the BGL text, it is just in a font that made it difficult to recognise.
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