• Review: Boundless Simulations - EGNS Isle of Man

    EGNS Isle of Man

    Publisher: Boundless Simulations

    Review Author:
    Paul Mort

    Suggested Price:
    $14.99

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    Boundless Simulations - EGNS Isle of Man

    Hello and welcome to another X-Plane scenery review. This time around we will be looking at Boundless Simulations rendition of Isle of Man Airport; their very first payware scenery.

    The Isle of Man also known as Ellan Vannin in Manx is a self-governing British Dependency, situated in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland and is rich in history, as human habitation was established there around 6500 BC.

    The Airport

    Also known as Ronaldsway, the airport is located in the south of the island near Castletown, about 6 nautical miles southwest of Douglas, the island's capital.

    Boundless Simulations - EGNS Isle of Man     Boundless Simulations - EGNS Isle of Man

    Boundless Simulations - EGNS Isle of Man     Boundless Simulations - EGNS Isle of Man

    Installation

    Installing the product could not have been easier, as all I had to do was place the extracted folder into my X-Plane Custom Scenery folder.

    Documentation

    The package includes a brief PDF containing an introduction, installation details, a note on known issues, details of future releases and finally the contact details for Boundless Simulations if required.

    Initial Look Around

    Note: all screen shots in this review were taken with Orbx True Earth GB installed.

    My initial view of the airport was highly favorable, with a lot of detail used in the textures of both the buildings and aircraft. A nice feature of this airport is the animated service vehicles which really helped bring the airport to life. All too often this feature is omitted/neglected by developers, so it was highly welcomed.

    Boundless Simulations - EGNS Isle of Man     Boundless Simulations - EGNS Isle of Man

    Boundless Simulations - EGNS Isle of Man     Boundless Simulations - EGNS Isle of Man

    A standout feature of the airport is its Art Deco passenger terminal building, and you'll be glad to know that this has been recreated in X-Plane in high detail.

    The airport's car park is populated by well made 3D vehicles, but it was a shame there were not more of them, as in certain places, the ortho imagery of the car park showed through.


    2 Comments
    1. revik's Avatar
      revik -
      This is my 'home' airport so I bought the product shortly after release. All in all, it's a pretty good effort and it captures the essential elements of the airport very well indeed including the BAe ATP graveyard.

      There was one feature, or lack of, that I was disappointed about. The view to the south of the airport is dominated by King Williams College, a dark and rather foreboding building with its associated annexes, that houses the Isle of Man's only 'public' school. The cloud base in relation to 'the top of King Bill's tower' was always a good measure by which you could reckon on any inbounds getting in during murky conditions.

      Here's the real thing:

      Attachment 223274

      Here's the Boundless rendition:

      Attachment 223273

      However, if you want to fly in to Ronaldsway this scenery will give you a very good impression of what to expect.
    1. ians's Avatar
      ians -
      The Earth Simulations version was the best for fsx, I cant wait for the MSFS version.
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