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ENAT - Lead in approach lights RWY29 - Not omni-directional.


Freddy Wilhelmsen
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First: Great scenery! Really happy to see this for X-Plane !!

 

However: These lights in real life are omnidirectional (visible from all directions). In X-Plane they are not (seems the vis range is 180 degree). I guess this issue is because this airport is based upon Alta X for P3D (same issue in P3D)

 

In X-Plane there is no problem to change the light-type to a light that are omni-directional (and also visible in daytime). (I use the LIGHT_NAMED SW_bb)

 

Any plans to include this in a future update ?

 

Edit: If you are comfortable with text editiding, you can open the following file: ..\Custom Scenery\Aerosoft - ENAT Alta - 02 - Airport\objects\ENAT_CirclingLight.OBJ in Notepad ore Notepad++ (recommended)

 

On the bottom of this file you find this line (line nr 190)

LIGHT_PARAM spot_params_bb 0.00049 16.70643 -0.18619 1.00 0.72 0.30 1.50 0.00 -0.09 1.00 0.574

 

Change this to:

#LIGHT_PARAM spot_params_bb 0.00049 16.70643 -0.18619 1.00 0.72 0.30 1.50 0.00 -0.09 1.00 0.574
LIGHT_NAMED SW_bb 0.00049 16.70643 -0.18619 1.00 0.72 0.30 1.50 0.00 -0.09 1.00 0.574
LIGHT_SPILL_CUSTOM 0.00049 16.70643 -0.18619 1.00 0.72 0.30 1 20 0 0 0 1

 

In the code above, I have also added some light spill to the ground (see image)

image.thumb.png.26559903d2a856ee8e3e1bb701a96f5a.png

 

Freddy

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On 12/12/2020 at 9:35 AM, Marten said:

Do you have any documented reference for that? It's indeed based on P3D which is directional as well. 

 

I have lived there for 5 years, and I have my own visual reference :). Just as a confirmation: Here is a screen capture from google showing one of the circling lights from "behind". They are omni-directional for sure, and also have double lights pr pole (not single as in the scenery)

 

Remember discussing this rgd the P3D scenery as well,and there was a limitation within P3D SDK to make the lights omnidirectional.

image.png.710068919680c14ca4e521684cf5783b.png

 

You clearly see the Lead in lights in this real video - 15 seconds in when the NAX is turning for takeoff RWY29

 

 

Freddy

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Hi again :)

 

Did some more editing in the "ENAT_CirclingLight.OBJ" file to get the lights more as they are in real life: (code below)

 

image.thumb.png.278f37689f299c677ad8ffe7a737811c.png

 

Code:

 

#LIGHT_PARAM spot_params_bb 0.00049 16.70643 -0.18619 1.00 0.72 0.30 1.50 0.00 -0.09 1.00 0.574
LIGHT_NAMED SW_bb 0.8 16.70643 0 1.00 0.72 0.30
LIGHT_NAMED SW_bb 0.9 16.70643 0 1.00 0.72 0.30
LIGHT_NAMED SW_bb 1 16.70643 0 1.00 0.72 0.30
LIGHT_NAMED SW_bb 1.1 16.70643 0 1.00 0.72 0.30
LIGHT_NAMED SW_bb -0.8 16.70643 0 1.00 0.72 0.30
LIGHT_NAMED SW_bb -0.9 16.70643 0 1.00 0.72 0.30
LIGHT_NAMED SW_bb -1 16.70643 0 1.00 0.72 0.30
LIGHT_NAMED SW_bb -1.1 16.70643 0 1.00 0.72 0.30
LIGHT_SPILL_CUSTOM 0.95 16.70643 0 1.00 0.72 0.30 1 20 0 0 0 1
LIGHT_SPILL_CUSTOM -0.95 16.70643 0 1.00 0.72 0.30 1 20 0 0 0 1

 

As you see from image and youtube video, the lights are more like bars.. I have inserted 2*4 light points instead of one single. This makes the lighst far more visible as well :)

 

Freddy

 

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