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Postby scon » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:58 pm

Nice there Charl

Lawry's scenery looks really good thumbup1.gif
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Postby Charl » Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:58 pm

Yup lots of places to visit, so back to Gisborne.
Lawrie's done a standard RWY-12 type setup which works just fine.



I can remember how forlorn that Sunair Piper looked when I first painted it for GNZLAP.
Now there's a good feel of an airport on the easternmost tip of NZ.



Lots of visitors if you spend a bit of time on the ramp.
I'm also finding some improvements are needed for the GNZLAP flightplans here and there, will be issued as an update in due course.
Those two B1900D's are not a mistake - one's off to Wellington, the other to Auckland.



Good show, Snowman!
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Postby ardypilot » Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:23 pm

Good stuff- I downloaded that Gisborne airport so I had somewhere to fly my 1900d to, but still havn't gotten around to it!

I see you've got that photoreal grass installed- IMO it looks yuk from down low, how is viewed it while flying?
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Postby Charl » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:34 am

Yeah I tried it for a while, and it's ...different.
Biggest gripe is it turms everything grainy, including roads!
Second is it looks like everything has recently been ploughed over.
It has a few moments, like all photoreal.
I wish someone would come up with a definitive grass texture, it's a real Achilles Heel in flightsim.
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Postby Ian Warren » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:16 pm

IN TYPICAL OF CHARL'S SCREENSHOT : "A Destination" , LAWRIE 's Gisborne looks brilliant , I wonder how the older area photoreal Gizzy suits ? Super job Lawrie ! thumbup1.gif
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Postby Snowman » Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:01 pm

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IN TYPICAL OF CHARL'S SCREENSHOT : "A Destination" , LAWRIE 's Gisborne looks brilliant , I wonder how the older area photoreal Gizzy suits ? Super job Lawrie ! thumbup1.gif


Thanks Ian, Gizzy is one of my older early simple Runway-12 sceneries. I did that one about 3 years ago. I was thinking of doing a "version-2" with much better buildings and details etc................
I have a large number of NZ sceneries in various stages of completion lying around on my HDD...................
I wasa thinking of doing the V2 version to fit into the older Gizzy photoreral, but not enough agn objects in it for my liking.
( I like to see buildings and trees when i fly)....................

Lawrie.
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Postby Charl » Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:11 pm

Here's a freeware airport that bustles with GA wildlife.
Not enough fuss made about it in my opinion, Robin Corn's NZPP.
First, let's get there, over Robin's photoreal scenery from Wellington:


Arriving in the Mooney, already planes out there, ready for the day's flying





But what's this then? A P-51 gathering...why not, this is Flight Simulator.



Great scenery, great backdrop for the AI.



Never mind that they want to close it and build a supermarket, in Flightsim it will live on.



The finishing touch to NZ scenery stretching all the way from Marlborough, across Cooke Strait to Wellington and up the Kapiti coast.
It's a place you can come back to, again and again.

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Postby Naki » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:54 pm

Awesome as usual - some of your shots look like some of mine in this post I made a month or so ago.
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Postby Charl » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:07 pm

I completely missed your post, think I was away.
And your shots look better than these, so thanks for the link!
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Postby Ian Warren » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:31 am

I your little Utube montage ... the approach over Paraparaumu , the estates ...close to the fence line , superb smile.gif
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Its simply screens like this ya just can't get tied off looking at cool.gif
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Postby mavman » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:16 pm

Fantastic shot's Charl and to think some people think there's no life left for FS9! wink.gif any plans in the pipeline for a GNZLAP version 6?? Still plenty of GA aircraft in NZ just waiting to be immortalised in the FS world! smile.gif
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Postby Charl » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:58 pm

Thanks guys - it's been a while since I did the airport hops looking for AI, and it's quite a fun experience, again.
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...any plans in the pipeline for a GNZLAP version 6?? Still plenty of GA aircraft in NZ just waiting to be immortalised in the FS world! smile.gif
Funny you mention it at this time... biggrin.gif
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Postby Charl » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:49 pm

To Blenheim then, better known for the NZWB Woodbourne side of the airport.
But there is a civilian side, perhaps undeservedly overlooked.



Plenty of variety to be had at various times of day



The military does muscle in of course, and can't be ignored, especially not that new NH-90 helicopter, a little ahead of its time.



RealNZ Marlborough remains a classic scenery, and has plenty of AI wildlife.
Always a pleasure to fly there.
Down the road there is Omaka though, woefully underwildlifed, probably deserves an entire WWI fleet... cool.gif
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Postby Naki » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:57 pm

Yes some AI for Omaka would be great - hint, hint!
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Postby 2fst4u » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:46 pm

Charl wrote:
QUOTE (Charl @ Aug 25 2008, 09:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Never mind that they want to close it and build a supermarket, in Flightsim it will live on.


how do you get rid of the runway texture placed over the photoreal runway? mine looks like this



Charl wrote:
QUOTE (Charl @ Oct 8 2008, 09:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Short answer: Load up FS9...My FSX looks like yours.

2fst4u wrote:
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hmmm. oh well, as long as it isnt just mine that looks like that

Ian Warren wrote:
QUOTE (Ian Warren @ Oct 8 2008, 02:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From the start Rob mentioned photoreal runway for FS9 and since this was freeware FSX did not , a very complex task ..
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Postby Njbb1995 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:45 am

Omaka AI? Charl you would be classed as a God!!! notworthy.gif
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Postby Charl » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:06 am

Lawrie "Snowman" Roache has revisited Whaketane so I thought it would be interesting to see who visits this East Coast airport, with its very, erm, distinctive, terminal building



Turns out, quite a few visitors do stop in here, there's the Bay Flight contingent, and the Baron, from Tauranga.
Even a Great Barrier Islander dropped in.



You can't get away from those B1900D's, anywhere in New Zealand...



Some visitors from Palmerston North, and a Cessna twin, all the way from Napier!
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