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EGLC London City Airport Officially Announced for X-Plane 11!


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Looks good, getting the airports co-operation is also good work. This is an airport that not so long was trying to get airport spotters arrested, who were outside the boundaries. This means I can now tour the airport without fear! It also means that buying GBTrueSouth  is now on my list. It will make for some amazing approaches.

 

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29 minutes ago, Neil said:

Looks good, getting the airports co-operation is also good work. This is an airport that not so long was trying to get airport spotters arrested, who were outside the boundaries. This means I can now tour the airport without fear! It also means that buying GBTrueSouth  is now on my list. It will make for some amazing approaches.

 

Neil

I can remember spotters being warned about visiting communist countries and taking down regos and the like.:huh:

Welcome to 2019!:(

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12 hours ago, JJJackson said:

Interesting, but a while ago I remember ORBX announcing that new scenerys will be released for all 3 platforms at the same time! Still, XP seems to be "the thing", it seems that the 2 other platforms are rigidly treated.

 

Jack

the Swede in Spain

 

Many of us with different Sims are waiting for everything to be released for all Sims at the same time.  But Orbx needs lots of time for recruitment, research etc to get to that point.  JV recently mentioned some new teams not starting until September.  It works both ways, eg we XPers in Australia cannot enjoy the recently released  V2 Australian scenery for our own home country!  I guess patience is the order of the day.  Knowing Orbx, they WILL get there.  Cheers.

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13 hours ago, JJJackson said:

Interesting, but a while ago I remember ORBX announcing that new scenerys will be released for all 3 platforms at the same time! Still, XP seems to be "the thing", it seems that the 2 other platforms are rigidly treated.

 

Jack

the Swede in Spain

Go to Orbx direct release announcements and count the releases for each sim

 

Kind regards

 

Ian S

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We have never stated that we intend to release airports for all three platforms at the same time. Please don't misquote me, and if you make statements like that, please back them up with quotes from Orbx staff.

 

What I have said previously, is that we are working hard towards near-concurrent releases of airports for P3D and XP11, but that we are not there yet - and it may be some months before we achieve it. Even if we were to achieve it, logistically there will always be a gap between platforms because making installer builds for different sims means there may be a delay between one and the other, which is just logistics really.

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I have been wanting this airport for a while now and am very happy ORBX has produced this one.  Waiting for this to come to P3D for me is a non-issue, just grateful we are getting this one! Waiting means you just have to enjoy what you already have installed in your Flight Sim Computer; that is very easy. If I did not say it, EGLC looks fantastic. ORBX is my Santa Claus for new airports, always surprising me with something nice and new; thanks ORBX you guys are great!   

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5 hours ago, Gussgull said:

what animations can we expect ?

 

I think till we have Vulkan very little.X-Plane is at a very special moment, when other thonks become possible that were very difficult under OpehnGL.In a way I think the new Microsoft Flight Simulator puts some pressure out of the development process. In a year we will probably have a working Vulkan Version that will be comkpared with the new MSFS and I think it can compare favoribly.

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10 hours ago, Captain Lars said:

I hate it to pour water in your wine but I don't think that aircraft and runways are gleaming so much in reality. They just look a tad very polished, imho.


That's because the sim sun/light source is low, which is making it reflect more light than it usually would.

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Looks pretty nice. My only worry is that, with all the London city scenery active, although it will all look wonderful, the frame rates are going to suffer. My fps is kind of OK there with a freeware EGLC addon. Not wanting (at all!) to be a wet blanket, but I'd be scared that an ORBX airport next to all that city scenery would tip the balance towards a stuttering nightmare?

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1 hour ago, martinlest said:

Looks pretty nice. My only worry is that, with all the London city scenery active, although it will all look wonderful, the frame rates are going to suffer. My fps is kind of OK there with a freeware EGLC addon. Not wanting (at all!) to be a wet blanket, but I'd be scared that an ORBX airport next to all that city scenery would tip the balance towards a stuttering nightmare?

 

Same, i average around 22-24 fps while in/around London as it is. I'd dread to think what it will be like with this airport 

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Just had a real flight to EGLC yesterday. They are currently building a new taxiway on the water, parallel to the runway.

So no need to backtrack lineup for a RWY 27 departure once it's finished. Any plans to add that later on or even the construction site? 

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On 6/17/2019 at 5:05 PM, Peter Lurie said:

Apart from one or two small additions, I am trying to work out the difference between the default EGLC and this one....?

 

It's a small airport so only so many additions can be done in and around the airport, but the quality of the assets using HD textures and PBR throughout is amazing. This product is also setting a benchmark for other similar small airports in the future I think so it's a great achievement. I guess if you don't appreciate the technological improvements then thats fine you can stick with the base package.

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On 6/16/2019 at 5:55 PM, Aimee Sanjari said:

 

 

EGLC London City Airport is the closest airport to central London. Located in the Royal Docks in the London Borough of Newham, in between Canary Wharf and the City of London - the two most important financial districts in the country -

 

 

 

Looks very good indeed. Just a small point, Aimee - EGLC is east of Canary Wharf, a bit down river, not between Canary Wharf and the City of London.;)

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On 6/21/2019 at 11:34 AM, Onurair said:

Just had a real flight to EGLC yesterday. They are currently building a new taxiway on the water, parallel to the runway.

So no need to backtrack lineup for a RWY 27 departure once it's finished. Any plans to add that later on or even the construction site? 

 

hehe, just catching up and was going to mention this very thing. (same day, actually—I was out on 19 and back on 20th!)

 

Would be great to see the floating taxiway under construction!

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I have recently rejoined the sim World and Xplane. Just found this City Airport release and will download it. For 15 years I worked as a self employed chauffeur in the City of London and visited London City everyday. Can't wait to get started with this recent release. I now live in Reno Nevada and this brings back good memories. Thanks.

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On 6/30/2019 at 8:27 AM, Paul K said:

 

Looks very good indeed. Just a small point, Aimee - EGLC is east of Canary Wharf, a bit down river, not between Canary Wharf and the City of London.;)

I was about to write the same thing. Having worked there for many years. 

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