View Full Version : Making Surfaces 'Landable' in FSDS3
12-24-2007, 01:12 PM
I'm a newbie to Scenery/Aircraft design (not FS though have been using since FS2) and I've just created my first scenery object, a British Type 42 Destroyer complete with helo deck at the stern.
Can anybody advise how I make the helo desk 'hard' i.e. landable? At present I just sink through it. I thought the turn on crashes option in Part properties may have done it but no.
If anybody could advise I'd be truly greatful.
Thanks in advance.
12-27-2007, 07:02 PM
01-02-2008, 09:04 PM
Rick, many thanks for that much appreciated. Having looked at all the options I decide to download and install AFCAD. Have established how to create an airfield, denote taxiways etc. and make a landable surface which I need for ships I making. All went well except that height isn't working i.e. have test on a ship and an Oil Rig but although I get a hard landable surface at the Lat/Lon I want and I have specified the correct height ASL for both the airfield and the Helipad the hard deck defaults to Sea Level i.e. I can land 'under the ships deck or the oil rig plat form but can't raise it to the correct level.
Any ideas welcomed.
01-03-2008, 02:41 PM
yes, afcad will not do the trick. That is why you have to do that little trick using an xml file, and compiling using bglc sdk. It is not hard to do.
I also use instant scenery and those invisible pads work from hovercontrol, but of course ez or instant scenery are payware programs.
01-11-2008, 04:26 PM
Rick, apologies for delayed response, been rather busy at work lately, so hobby has suffered. Anyway, thanks for continued advice. I looked at the utility on Hover Control as you suggested by it appeared to only be for FSX and I'm staying with FS9 for while, do you know if there is an FS9 version then, are you using it with FS9? Don't understand how the XML bit works but assume it's in your earlier reply so I'll check it out again. I've purchased EZ Scenery, can this be used for this then?
What scenery do you design, do you have a site?
Many thanks Rick
01-22-2008, 04:36 PM
Rick, thanks again for responding and apologies for late acknowledgement but I work away a lot. Anyway, thanks to that original link you sent me on this subject I've now cracked the deck landing problem with the use of single XML text files and all thanks to your having taken time out to help me, much appreciated. I've now embarked on a complete Portsmouth Naval Dockyard project and already have landable Type42 UK RN Destroyers and HMS Invincible nearly complete, all with hard landable decks. So my sincere thanks for taking the time with me and with newbies in general, where would we be without you trail blazers ehh.. Many thanks
01-24-2008, 01:58 PM
Glad you got that all solved. I am sure the UK MAIW guy's will be looking forward to your Portsmouth project.
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