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FlyTampa Copenhagen –

Serving Denmark!

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Introduction: 

FlyTampa are one of the most detailed developers in the FScommunity. There hard work and effort clearly shows in there scenery. And once again, it’s no different in Copenhagen. Copenhagen is one of Europe’s busier airports, and it was rather shocking not to have scenery for it all this time. But FlyTampa came to the rescue developing absolutely stunning scenery for the Capital of Denmark.

Overview:

Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup (IATA: CPH, ICAO: EKCH) is the main international airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark. It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries with 25.6 million passengers in 2014 and one of the oldest international airports in Europe. Furthermore, it is by far the busiest airport for international travel in Scandinavia.

The airport is located on the island of Amager, just 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of Copenhagen city centre, and 24 kilometres (15 mi) west of Malmö city centre on the other side of the Øresund Bridge. The airport lies mainly in the municipality of Tårnby, with a small portion in neighbouring Dragør.

The airport is the main hub out of three used by Scandinavian Airlines and is also an operating base for Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and Norwegian Air Shuttle. Copenhagen Airport handles 60 scheduled airlines and serves more than 62,000 passengers per day; 23.3 million passengers passed through the facility in 2012, making it the busiest airport in the Nordic countries, with a maximum capacity of 83 loadings/hour and with room for 108 aeroplanes.

Installation:

As all FlyTampa scenery the installer is the classic. Straight forward, easy to use. You’ll be promoted with instructions and then be asked for your Name and Serial. Enter that in, choose your directory and install. Once that is done your good to go, no need to exclude Copenhagen from your ORBX Vector config. The file size is 1.48GB split into two files.

Features:

FlyTampa have brought a HUGE amount of features for you to play with in the config tool. You have the ability to enable or disable certain items with the scenery. Some examples include moving jetways, traffic, volumetric grass, moving objects and what not. This is done so people can really experience the most realistic experience possible, but at the same time people struggling with frames and VAS usage have the ability to disable some options to help them out. But don’t worry the airport still looks fantastic with everything disabled. We did several tests to only realize detail wise, the loss was not huge, but frame rate wise the difference was huge. We got 10 + fps more disabling everything. If you continue to struggle with VAS, not to worry. You can head over to the FlyTampa website and visit there downloads section, download yourself the LITE PACK, which decreases texture resolution and saves you VAS with little to no difference.

Features:

  • Copenhagen Kastrup International (EKCH) airport scenery
  • Detailed surrounding scenery with numerous custom buildings
  • 3D Terrain including tunnels and bridges
  • Pre-rendered self-shadowing and custom reflection maps
  • Seasonal ground changes (Summer, Fall, Winter).
  • Surrounding Photo-scenery for Amager Island
  • 3D night city lighting
  • Apron, trains and local road traffic fully animated by AESLite (FSX only)

The Airport:

FlyTampa for years have been one of the best developers within the FSCommunity. Especially in the last year, FlyTampa have strengthened their game. Since the release of Dubai, we have seen awesome packed features come with there scenery. On most of there scenery you get the city included – similar to what Copenhagen offers. You get the surrounding City with custom autogen and buildings. Including famous bridges and water mills. All so scenic and beautiful when flying into Denmark’s Capital. Copenhagen from the start has been wonderful. You get your own little config tool where you can tick and untick features.

The Airport has Ctrl + J animated jetways, where you can select it to be at all gates or random gates or not at all. You also get animated traffic at the airport and around the city. The city it self is beautiful and features custom-build autogen, such as houses and buildings which looks great on Final Approach. You get the usual volumetric grass, along with stunning night lights. As always FlyTampa have done great with the modelling and textures. They are crisp and clear and even have reflections on them.

Night Lighting:

The night looks great! One of the best i’ve seen. The city features custom night lighting, which is great to see. It blends in very nicely with ORBX’s night lights! There not extremely bright nor the opposite, which is great.

Performance:

We tested Copenhagen on two different systems to ensure no false data, or biased stats from different type of systems. Both systems were running P3D V2.5 along with the same addons – REX 4, REX Soft Clouds, FTX Global, FTX Vector and OpenLC Europe. We also tested in three different aircraft’s including the PMDG 737, 777 and the Aerosoft A320. The system specs for the two PCs were as follow:
PC ONE: 
  • CPU – I7-4790K (4.0ghz boost to 4.4ghz)
  • GPU – GTX750 Ti
  • MOTHERBOARD- B85M-G
  • POWERSUPPLY – 650W
  • HHD – 1TB
  • RAM – 8GB
PC TWO:
  • CPU – I7-4790K (overclocked to 4.6ghz)
  • GPU – GTX980 Ti
  • MOTHERBOARD – MaximusXVII Hero
  • POWERSUPPLY – 750W
  • SSD – 500GB
  • RAM: 16GB
Performance was great on both our systems that we tested with. The weaker system (PC one) managed to always maintain 30FPS with most settings on a medium high range, AA set to X4 and Texture Resouloution to 1024×1024. On the other hand PC two managed to always maintain 40FPS with bumped up settings and higher AA.
PC ONE TESTS: 
Aerosoft A320 series:
– VC: 39FPS and 800MB free with VAS.
– Outside: 70FPS
PMDG 737 series:
– VC: 34FPS and 600MB free with VAS.
– Outside: 61FPS
PMDG 777 series:
– VC: 30FPS and 500MB free with VAS.
– Outside: 51FPS
PC TWO TESTS: 
Aerosoft A320 series:
– VC: 45FPS and 300MB free with VAS.
– Outside: 85FPS
PMDG 737 series:
– VC: 41FPS and 220MB fee with VAS.
– Outside: 75FPS
PMDG 777 series:
– VC: 40FPS and 200MB free with VAS.
– Outside: 70FPS.

Compatibility

No incompatibilities have been found. The airport is fully AES and GSX compatible and all traffic addons.

Used addons:

  • ORBX FTX Base
  • ORBX FTX VECTOR
  • ORBX OpenLC Europe
  • Ultimate Traffic2
  • Fsdreamteam’s GSX

Conclusion: 

 

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