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Postby gsagostinho » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:12 am

The title of this post says it all:

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Re: Shortest runway ever

Postby MIG29pilot » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:53 pm

Hey how much does that plane cost? I could put it in the barn, take off from my 250 foot driveway, and fly around the town with it!
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Re: Shortest runway ever

Postby legoboyvdlp » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:03 pm

Where is it? Does it have a code? Is it in fg?
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Re: Shortest runway ever

Postby gsagostinho » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:38 am

@legoboybdlp It's probably a small private runway and I doubt it's in FG, but I could be wrong.
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Re: Shortest runway ever

Postby VicMar » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:00 am

Looks like all the info you need is here:

http://www.zenithair.com/stolch701/7updates.html

Could an FG plane developer please make this plane.

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Re: Shortest runway ever

Postby LesterBoffo » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:32 pm

I thought there was a Zenith aircraft on Longfly's website?
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Re: Shortest runway ever

Postby clrCoda » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:07 am

KFFA First Flight Airport where the Wright Bros. worked has a pretty short runway available in FG. Not as short as the one above, but still pretty challenging, depending on the plane :)

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Re: Shortest runway ever

Postby massima » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:30 am

Finally i can build a runway in my garden and take off with the right plane, but i haven't got one yet.
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Re: Shortest runway ever

Postby LesterBoffo » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:57 pm

I wanted to add this landing video, as I was up there on this 'mountain' (it's really an inselberg.) back in April of last year, having ridden my motorbike to the top. I'm informed it's a favorite launch spot for local Willamette Valley hang glider pilots.
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Re: Shortest runway ever

Postby gsagostinho » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:07 pm

@LesterBoffo amazing video :) Here are some other nice ones with the same theme:



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Re: Shortest runway ever

Postby LesterBoffo » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:27 pm

Those vids are fun. I can hardly wait until the OSG > FG improvements make their way to the Pac-NorthWest terrain in TerraGear, because it will likely have the cleared area on top of Prairie Mountain and it will make a fine MP event
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Re: Shortest runway ever

Postby gsagostinho » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:55 pm

LesterBoffo wrote in Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:27 pm:I can hardly wait until the OSG > FG improvements make their way to the Pac-NorthWest terrain in TerraGear


What are these OSG -> FG improvements you are talking about?
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Re: Shortest runway ever

Postby LesterBoffo » Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:53 am

Lost my link to the page.. :oops: Maybe I'm thinking of Open Street Map's website with the downloads for landclasses and height-maps to make in TerraGear?

I know they just recently did a big revision of the older scenery for the PNW, and the complexity of the landclasses, includes the checker-boarding of the forests from recent heavy logging Oregon has had for the last 10 years. And I recall it had a lot more open spaces in what is normally a horizon to horizon coniferous forests in FG.
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Re: Shortest runway ever

Postby Johan G » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:19 pm

Regarding the Prairie Mountain video I have but two sentences: "Twenty year old 'immortals'." That looked quite sketchy from a safety standpoint. ;)
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Re: Shortest runway ever

Postby gsagostinho » Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:59 pm

@LesterBoffo I believe we don't currently use OSM because even though it has much better location of roads and coasts the landclasses are much too simple (there are too few types of them!). It's a pity as nothing breaks immersion more than a "squared" bay.

@Johan G The same thing I thought as watching it, not safe at all IMO.
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