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Alexander Jefferies

Hi Guys,

I've been taking a break from staring at a blank radar screen recently to design some scenery for Exeter. It is much needed, it wasn't until I started making it, that I realised how out-dated and inaccurate the UK2000 series version of Exeter was. It started out as a simple AFCAD modification but has slowly developed into a bit more.

At the moment, seeing as I only have access to FS2004 that is what it is being designed for, I will investigate the possibility of an FSX upgrade if/when I get a copy myself.

Here's a quick screenshot of the main apron, bear in mind that I've only been working on this since mid-last week, so it's still very much a WIP.

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George Complin

It looks awesome Alex! :thumbsup:

Deff' agree a much needed development!

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Paul McHutchison

Very nice indeed, the default scenery is appalling!

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Alexander Jefferies

And another shot; the aerial image I'm using as a base hasn't been sized properly so we're a bit off atm, I will attempt to sort this out before release as obviously having a turning circle out of place is a bit odd :D I may just substitute it for a grass texture all across the airfield, it will be alot easier to manage that way!

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Alex

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Bradley De-Lar

Ahh good to see Exeter being done, do you plan on making custom models or are you only doing the ground stuff??

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Alexander Jefferies

Custom models are being worked on, there are a few pretty much ready (terminal building + a couple of hangars), but I want to get the ground sorted first before I start placing them.

Alex

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William Mayne

Looking good Alex - means I won't have to keep updating my Exeter AFCAD for UK2000 VFR Airfields (like I've had to for Newquay) either, cause I'll be using your scenery (if you port to FSX :))

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Alexander Jefferies

Hi Will,

I will eventually port it over to FSX, because I intend to upgrade at some point. Until then, it would be logistically difficult for me to port it because I would have to rely on other people to test it, and If I can't see the problems first hand I would find it difficult to sort them! :D

Alex

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Christopher Cox

Definitely much needed! Starting to look good, can't wait until I get a copy of it myself.

Soon, Exeter will have it all;

Weird clearance procedures, weird approach procedures, weird radio terminology and now weird (but awesome) scenery!

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Dave James

Alex,

Did you ever get to finish this project ?

I have been using the stock FS9 since last rebuild so if there is anything you have usable, even an accurate ground plan, that would be very useful :thumbsup:

Regards

David

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