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Exploring the UK

Postby legoboyvdlp » Mon May 21, 2018 2:03 pm

St Mary - Lands End
https://fgtracker.ml/modules/fgtracker/ ... ID=7019642
Time: 31 minutes 55 seconds
Distance: 45 nautical miles
Average Speed: approx 90 knots
Cruising Alt: 3000 feet
Approx. Fuel: 3 gallons

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Re: Exploring the UK

Postby legoboyvdlp » Mon May 21, 2018 5:59 pm

Lands End - Newquay
https://fgtracker.ml/modules/fgtracker/ ... ID=7019704
Time: 35 minutes 20 seconds
Distance: 44 nautical miles
Average Speed: approx 105 knots
Cruising Alt: 3000 feet
Approx. Fuel: 2.2 gallons

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Some nice winds, 16 knots crosswind at 40 deg on arrival :)
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Re: Exploring the UK

Postby GinGin » Mon May 21, 2018 10:41 pm

Nice, grass is really looking nice :)
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Re: Exploring the UK

Postby legoboyvdlp » Tue May 22, 2018 1:37 pm

Newquay - Plymouth
https://fgtracker.ml/modules/fgtracker/ ... ID=7020034
Time: 27 minutes 20 seconds
Distance: 41 nautical miles
Average Speed: approx 100 knots
Cruising Alt: 3000 feet
Approx. Fuel: 1.6 gallons

Intended to fly on to Exeter, but the turbulence was so bad I landed early at Plymouth!

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(not so many today, weather too bad to take screenshots as the autopilot was unable to handle the turbulence and I had to handfly for quite a bit)

Edit - I just found out the airport closed in 2011. Oops!
Same happened in 2015:
On 9 August 2015, a Jodel light aircraft, registration G-ASXU, was forced to land at Plymouth Airport due to poor weather. The lease-holders, Sutton Harbour Holdings plc, refused to let the aircraft take off from the airport's runway, citing safety concerns, and concrete blocks were placed around the aircraft to prevent it from being moved.
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Re: Exploring the UK

Postby Anarcho-pilot » Wed May 23, 2018 3:32 pm

How do you turn on that realistic grass?
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Re: Exploring the UK

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed May 23, 2018 4:15 pm

Turn the overlay shader on in the custom shader settings with a version later than 2018.1 (IIRC). Be advised it has a highish framerate impact - I'd class it similar to water shader, not as bad as the urban shader ;)
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Re: Exploring the UK

Postby Anarcho-pilot » Wed May 23, 2018 4:33 pm

I've got all shaders on, but it has no effect :( :
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Should it works in 2018.1.1?
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Re: Exploring the UK

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed May 23, 2018 4:38 pm

I presume you have ALS turned on?

Ah - tbh not sure. I thought I had it since the 2018.1 version, but maybe not.
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Re: Exploring the UK

Postby Anarcho-pilot » Wed May 23, 2018 5:14 pm

The ALS is turned on.
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Re: Exploring the UK

Postby wkitty42 » Wed May 23, 2018 5:57 pm

legoboyvdlp wrote in Wed May 23, 2018 4:15 pm:Turn the overlay shader on in the custom shader settings with a version later than 2018.1 (IIRC). Be advised it has a highish framerate impact - I'd class it similar to water shader, not as bad as the urban shader ;)

i didn't realize the fps hit was that strong... i went from 15fps to 25fps just turning it off... that's while hovering in the UFO 1000ft ASL at KRDU over the tower looking at the ground at a 27 degree down angle on heading 225 true... water and urban shaders don't seem to hit me that hard... in fact, there's no water or urban areas in the view i just described...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: Exploring the UK

Postby Thorsten » Thu May 24, 2018 6:19 am

i didn't realize the fps hit was that strong...


It's a freakin' geometry shader - they're among the most expensive rendering techniques we can use with the OpenGL version FG supports.
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Re: Exploring the UK

Postby wkitty42 » Thu May 24, 2018 7:32 am

it is all martian to me ;) but 15fps is pretty much OK for me in most cases... anything less is painful...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: Exploring the UK

Postby legoboyvdlp » Fri May 25, 2018 1:21 pm

Plymouth - Exeter
https://crew.alaskairvirtual.com/index. ... /view/5503
Time: 38 minutes 15 seconds
Distance: 44.5 nautical miles
Average Speed: approx 100 knots
Cruising Alt: 3000 feet
Approx. Fuel: 2.6 gallons

Stunning weather, stunning scenery!
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Re: Exploring the UK

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed May 30, 2018 2:02 pm

Exeter - Dunkeswell
https://crew.alaskairvirtual.com/index. ... /view/5552
Time: 8 minutes 12 seconds
Distance: 10.2 nautical miles
Average Speed: approx 100 knots
Cruising Alt: 1500 feet
Approx. Fuel: 0.4 gallons

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Re: Exploring the UK

Postby agough » Wed May 30, 2018 5:40 pm

Don't forget to try landing at Portland Heliport if you want a STOL challenge! (34NM from Dunkeswell, bearing 121')

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Nice images, OSM scenery looks great!
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