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  1. How to set up towerview with vPilot, Euroscope and Prepar3d/FSX

    @Jimmy Stigsjoo Camera addons are not the only culprits for the camera wobbeling. I don't use such, and have only experienced it with Active Sky's turbulence. As for your question, I understand that your tower position is on the correct place in regards to lat/lon. The question then is if you have the right altitude? As mentioned in my guide when setting up for Oslo that view is also behind the buildings until I raise the tower cab using simvars altitude section. If you still want to move, you need to use the same number of digits to make it work, as well as the same format.
  2. Suggestion for new graphic profile / logo

    Don't see the resemblence to Navigraph too much. If anything, it might resemble Jeppesen's logo. Even if that one is three layers.
  3. ES(r15) Crash

    New beta of ES is out as of 12.08.17. Euroscope Beta 2017-08-12 build version 3.2.1.16 (3.2a(r16)) Bug-fix: Random crash after connect fixed. It was introduced with r12.
  4. How to set up towerview with vPilot, Euroscope and Prepar3d/FSX

    You must log on the Network via Euroscope. Then you connect with vPilot and .towerview. Also make sure you have vPilot v2 and above and ES r12 or above.
  5. [Fri 9th JUN 17-19 z] S3+MAE CPT ENGM_APP

    Hi, @Kristian Kling I used the --> for onward as it was unclear how long we would use at first due to short warning time. However the CPT was held at friday, and is completed. So this topic can probabl be archived
  6. [Fri 9th JUN 17-19 z] S3+MAE CPT ENGM_APP

    Bjørn Helge Småvollan is ready for his S3 checkout, and on June 9th he will attempt to earn his rating. Checkout starts at 1700z! Don't forget to have your charts ready and scenery installed. Charts: AIP Norway Scenery: FSX and P3D Freeware: Airports of Norway FSX/P3D Payware: Aerosoft - Oslo v2
  7. [7th June, 1600-1800z] ENVA_TWR training

    @Andreas Damhaug is again practicing his towering-skills at ENVA_TWR, from 1600-1800z. Both IFR and VFR are welcome. See you there!
  8. How to set up towerview with vPilot, Euroscope and Prepar3d/FSX

    That one's new. I know there could be some issues with Active Sky if you have turbulence active. The tower cab will wobble. Try set up a new scenario file if you didn't solve it
  9. This tutorial will show controllers how to properly set up a tower view with the FSX/Prepar3d multiplayer tower cab and not just a camera angle. The result will be something like this: Picture from ENGM on a slow morning Requirements: FSX Deluxe, FSX steam or Prepar3d Minimum vPilot v2.0.1.2 - http://vpilot.metacraft.com/Download.aspx Minimum Euroscope build version 3.2.1.12 (3.2a(r12)) - http://www.euroscope.hu/installbeta/changes.html AI Model pack (WOAI, UT2, UTL, etc.) Notepad/Notepad++ Setting up your simulator tower view: In your simulator start a multiplayer scenario as Air Traffic Controller, select your airport. (Date, time and weather are irrelevant at this stage) When you have set your preferences, DO NOT start flight/scenario. Select save scenario/flight and name it something smart. i.e. ENGM_TWR, ESSA_TWR. This way you could have multiple views predefined for different airports Exit multiplayer. From “select flight/scenario” screen, select your tower flight, load it and check that your tower cab is positioned at the correct location and altitude. If location and altitude is correct, move on to get viewing, if not continue below. To correct location and altitude go to C:\Users\*username*\Documents\FSX/Prepar3d. Or wherever you have saved your flights/scenarios. Open your ENGM_TWR.fsxml / ENGM_TWR.flt (filetype depends on simulator) or similar in notepad. Search for “Simvars.0”. In this simVars section you’ll find: Latitude= Longitude= Altitude= These are the interesting values. If your lat/lon location is wrong change it with these values. (Get tower position from AIP, google maps etc. Set the altitude to match the tower height. I use Slew to get correct altitude. (Use the same number of digits). If you put your airplane inside the tower you can read of your preferred altitude. I prefer to place my cab on the roof of the modeled tower. This is to prevent looking through the models walls, with the artifacts that could bring. For ENGM I use Altitude= +001000.00 When all data is changed, save file and exit. Setup complete Get viewing Start your simulator, load the previously created tower flight/scenario, set wanted time and weather (or use preferred weather generator). Start Euroscope. The proxy server shouldn’t be a factor for tower view, but if you want multiple instances of ES make sure the proxy is started. Start vPilot in vPilot command line type “.towerview”. vPilot should now show the message “Connected as observer”. This trough Euroscope, and is therefore not a dual connection to VATSIM. That’s it. You should now start seeing planes on your airport and in the skies around Nice to know: In vPilot type “.debug” to get a debugging window open which will show you any error messages. Typically “Model not assigned for ABC123”. In vPilot type “.aircraft” to show a window containing information about all planes loaded in the sim by vPilot. Error message “Model not assigned for ABC123” can mean several things: You do not have any aircraft matching the plane. Solution – install model and livery. At the time there might be a bug/error in Euroscope that prevents the correct packets being sent if the pilot uses FSinn as pilot client. Solution – no solution yet, awaiting Gergely. Model matching in vPilot should be automatic, but if any doubt I recommend “vmrgenerator” to generate a ruleset based on your installed models.
  10. NATCON, do you use it?

    I can write up a short tutorial for how to do it properly, including how to get your towercab up to correct altitude Short story is, in vPilot use the command ".towerview" to connect it to Eursoscope
  11. NATCON, do you use it?

    We'll just have to start using towerview and vStrips only in the tower 😝
  12. NATCON, do you use it?

    Do you have any inside information as to how far along this project is? Will Avinor go for an existing system, or will they try to invent the wheel all over again?
  13. natcon- Ipad

    Not only samsung. But it is an Android app.
  14. NATCON, do you use it?

    You will of course need to copy data into the different plugin files, but at least you don't have to convert the AIP formats if you use the data already available But now we are offtrack of the original thread NATCON is still a usable plugin for Norway
  15. NATCON, do you use it?

    They are already in the sector file And also in the NATCON plugin files (Which I believe use the same format as Topsky. (Same developer))
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