• VFR Circuit Around Catania Sicily in Microsoft Flight Simulator

    Catania Sicily in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 MSFS

    VFR Circuit Around Catania Sicily in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

    By MrYorkiesWorld

    Hello guys my name is MrYorkiesWorld...we are on the ground at Catania in Sicily, runway 26 to be exact, and the airport ICL for this particular airport is Lima India Charlie Charlie, and we're in the Cessna 172.

    Today's video is going to be very very simple. We've got a nice little route set up, a nice VFR route. I'm going to take off here from runway 26 and then I'm going to enable at the top here, the AI control to control the aircraft and take us on our route so that we can have a good look around and see the beautiful Sicily.

    Catania Sicily in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 MSFS

    I'm going to be going through the city of Catania as well, and then over to the coastline following the coast back into this particular airport Catania, so it should be pretty nice. My geography is absolutely terrible, so if I am pronouncing it wrong or saying it wrong, or something else, just feel free to correct me in the comments.

    This is the first proper sort of flight with a start and finish to it rather than just showing off an area and that being it, so it's pretty exciting. Hopefully this video will be a little bit longer for those of you who like the longer videos as well, so let's get into the cockpit...

    MrYorkiesWorld

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    Catania Sicily in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 MSFS

    Catania Sicily in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 MSFS

    Catania Sicily in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 MSFS

    Catania Sicily in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 MSFS

    Catania Sicily in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 MSFS

    Catania Sicily in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 MSFS

    Catania Sicily in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 MSFS

    Tags: catania, mfs, msfs, sicily

    10 Comments
    1. piet06273's Avatar
      piet06273 -
      You cannot expect the AP or AI to turn yr plane once you flew past the point where the turn has to start and the expected track change after that is allmost a complete 150° turn.
    1. Buzzer's Avatar
      Buzzer -
      Is this scenery the "as purchased" scenery or is it the streamed scenery
    1. DavidN16's Avatar
      DavidN16 -
      I have been watching your uploads of MSFS and I believe the landscapes are just fictional as in the default FSX and P3D. The buildings in MSFS don’t actually look as seen in Photo Real scenery. They however are very nice eye candy. I have taken some pictures of the real landscape as you fly up the coast line from LICC to the same harbor bay.

      https://1drv.ms/u/s!AhIGLd9AvIj_gk2_...xmha7?e=XgWNTc

      I have a question. If you take off from Davis Monthan AFB (KDMA) will be see the “aircraft bone yard” there or just AI generated scenery?
    1. johnost's Avatar
      johnost -
      In all the video demos I have seen, I have never seen any explanations of how MSFS works with and without internet support. What does it take, what are the results, etc.
    1. tomda's Avatar
      tomda -
      The video's show very nice and very detailed scenery. But at the same time we see bugs or items that are silly, i.e. the way cars do jump into and out of the landscape, the way they drive into each other as if collisions are non existing, taking over at the wrong side etc.
      This might all be caused by the fact that this is not the official version yet, but a little more constructive critisism will be helpful!
    1. MrYorkiesWorld's Avatar
      MrYorkiesWorld -
      Quote Originally Posted by piet06273 View Post
      You cannot expect the AP or AI to turn yr plane once you flew past the point where the turn has to start and the expected track change after that is allmost a complete 150° turn.
      As a matter of fact, usually the AI will do anything you ask it to from experience. The test flight I did before this had no issues with the AI performing the same turn. The AI control is not fully optimised yet, and so issues like this do appear quite randomly.

      If the plane flies past a waypoint or point of turn, it will still attempt to backtrack under AI control, however a common bug is that the AI is unable to take control of the aircraft at all when instructed resulting in the aircraft plummeting to the ground.

      If the AP was in full control instead of the AI then it would be reasonable to suggest it could not perform the turn as requested, however the aircraft would more than likely still try to chase the waypoint. For example, from experience in the simulator the 737 will generally still try to chase the waypoint even if it needs to turn 180 on itself, or it will skip to the next waypoint in the FMC flight plan.
    1. MrYorkiesWorld's Avatar
      MrYorkiesWorld -
      Quote Originally Posted by johnost View Post
      In all the video demos I have seen, I have never seen any explanations of how MSFS works with and without internet support. What does it take, what are the results, etc.
      If you didn’t have an internet connection, the simulator would simply use the default, less detailed maps and scenery that it has installed as stock.

      You also have the option of downloading certain areas using the Rolling Cache, which will allow you to save a static, offline version of the streamed scenery for use when you’re not connected.
    1. MrYorkiesWorld's Avatar
      MrYorkiesWorld -
      Quote Originally Posted by tomda View Post
      The video's show very nice and very detailed scenery. But at the same time we see bugs or items that are silly, i.e. the way cars do jump into and out of the landscape, the way they drive into each other as if collisions are non existing, taking over at the wrong side etc.
      This might all be caused by the fact that this is not the official version yet, but a little more constructive critisism will be helpful!
      This is indeed because the simulator is still in a preview state, and so thing arent fully optimised as of yet
    1. johnost's Avatar
      johnost -
      Quote Originally Posted by MrYorkiesWorld View Post
      If you didn’t have an internet connection, the simulator would simply use the default, less detailed maps and scenery that it has installed as stock.

      You also have the option of downloading certain areas using the Rolling Cache, which will allow you to save a static, offline version of the streamed scenery for use when you’re not connected.

      Yes I understand that, my curiosity is rather what quality do you get with the recommended bandwidth of 20Mb/s or the full bandwidth of 50Mb/s? How do the sceneries compare between different bandwidth connections and/or no internet connections?
    1. Timberleaf's Avatar
      Timberleaf -
      The cars and trucks on the roadways are moving at such a high rate of speed that it appears unrealistic. Gotta slow them down, then it will look better.
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