FlightGear's bending/slanting runways/taxiways

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FlightGear's bending/slanting runways/taxiways

Postby IM-RAN » Mon May 16, 2016 7:26 am

Even though I am off-season, I am just a little concerned. Is it possible for making bending/ or actually slanting. Or whatever you wanna call it, a runway or taxiway which changes its elevation at some points. A bended or slanting path.

I am curious if it is possible to make it. I hear X-Plane has that feature and as we also use WED is it possible for us to make it. By changing some thing in WED or something else

A curious question,
Thanks in advance,
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Re: FlightGear's bending/slanting runways/taxiways

Postby IAHM-COL » Mon May 16, 2016 2:47 pm

HI IMRAN
yes. FG can construct the runways with any needed slant.
But you dont do that in WED.
This is done during the FG Scenery construction (terragear)

https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=29377&p=282739&hilit=lukla#p282739
see this examples in Lukla (by D-ECHO) where terragear is properly configured to hill the runway:

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Re: FlightGear's bending/slanting runways/taxiways

Postby IM-RAN » Mon May 16, 2016 3:04 pm

So you are basically, I assume, editing the elevation data while generating in Terragear. Another question is it also applicable for the taxiways.

And by the way, SH-M told me you know how to setup Terragear, in a virtual box running Linux OS.
Is it possible in Windows, just an option, cause I don't think another OS in my low rated box of cables and fans can run it.

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Re: FlightGear's bending/slanting runways/taxiways

Postby IAHM-COL » Mon May 16, 2016 5:09 pm

No idea how to set up terragear on Windows.
And yes. terragear builds all content, including taxiways
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Re: FlightGear's bending/slanting runways/taxiways

Postby IM-RAN » Mon May 16, 2016 5:30 pm

Great! Let me see, I once went past a post describing Terragear for Windows. And I hope you have a guide to start me up with Terragear on Linux Virtual Machine. :| :mrgreen:

Btw, I maybe finishing VILH, if possible by tomorrow, :D and also could you ask SM to assign me a new airport, cause I don't know when I am going to be popping up again between my studies :ugeek:

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Re: FlightGear's bending/slanting runways/taxiways

Postby IAHM-COL » Mon May 16, 2016 6:23 pm

IM-RAN wrote:
Btw, I maybe finishing VILH, if possible by tomorrow, :D and also could you ask SM to assign me a new airport, cause I don't know when I am going to be popping up again between my studies :ugeek:


Sweet :D
But keep yourself well administered. Dont let you school grades to drop :P
Let SHM assign you a new airport when you drop us the VILH (so we don't overload you)

Way to go!
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