BLUEPRINT - KDTW DETROIT METROPOLITAN FSX
BLUEPRINT - KDTW DETROIT METROPOLITAN FSX
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  • BLUEPRINT - KDTW DETROIT METROPOLITAN FSX
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The scenery is offered in two versions sold separately, one for FS2004 and another for FSX.

BluePrint Simulations version of Detroit Metropolitan Airport is current, detailed and accurate. It depicts the passenger terminal complex at an unprecedented level of detail and includes the new North terminal as well as the most recent additions to the McNamara terminal: the concourse B extension and the new concourse C. The terminals and other components of the scenery feature three-dimensional and light/shadow effects created by means of actual three-dimensional details in each model as opposed to the use of complex and frame-rate intensive textures. Aircraft parking positions and boarding gate configurations accurately represent the real terminals. Optional sets of static vehicles individually positioned and branded to represent the airline using each gate enhance the terminal environment during taxi operations. All concourses combined, our scenery includes one hundred and forty two individually configured, jetway-equipped gates.

Our scenery also includes the great majority of structures located within the airport boundaries. All structures including hangars are three-dimensional and available for customization and use. The most relevant general aviation facilities include two fire stations, the FedEx and UPS package handling facilities, the Delta Airlines maintenance complex, the Asig and Metro Flight services general aviation terminals and aircraft storage hangars, four deicing pads and numerous general aviation and maintenance facilities. The FAA air traffic control tower attached to the McNamara terminal is also included.

Runways and taxiways are laid out according to current official airport diagrams and charts. Especial attention is paid to the location of navigation facilities including VORs, localizers, glide slopes and precision approach path indicators. The scenery also includes detailed and accurately positioned 3-D models for most navigation aid fixtures including approach lighting as well as localizer, glide slope, and VOR antennae. Taxiway signs and markings are carefully placed at each intersection to facilitate taxing. A few extra marking and signs are added to facilitate ground movement in the simulator environment and enhance the pilot’s experience. Those include runway hold-short flashing lights at every intersection and three-dimensional, oversized parking position alignment aids.

Design Considerations:

  • Our scenery does not include models for the old “Smith” and “Berry” terminals because they are no longer in use and were in fact being dismantled when the scenery was released.
  • Runway 4L/22R has two sets of localizers; one provides an approach path aligned with the runway while the other provides a path that deviates 2.5 degrees toward the northwest. The second set is used when additional aircraft separation is needed as simultaneous approaches to the neighboring runway (4R/22L) are being conducted under extreme weather conditions. Because the simulator does not allow more than one localizer for each runway, we simulated the second set using those available from runway 3L/21R. Consequently, both sets of instrument approach procedures officially labeled ILS Y and ILS Z are available. Please note that the localizers must be tuned manually when the straight-in approaches (ILS Z 4L or ILS Z 22R) are being performed with most FMC equipped addon aircraft. This is because the navigation databases only associate one localizer frequency to each runway and the ILS Y frequencies are used by default.
  • FS9 and FSX simulate the terrain in the immediate vicinity of the airport as a densely populated area. This is clearly not the case in real life. Unfortunately, we found it impossible to blend the photo-real replacement textures to the surrounding default terrain seamlessly. It is for this reason that photo-real terrain replacement textures included with this scenery are optional. You may chose to use the optional terrain replacement textures if you wish to have increased realism at low altitude near the airport, during approach, landing and taxing operations for example. In this case, however, the area covered by the photo-real replacement textures will appear as a clearly distinguishable rectangle around the airport when seen from high altitude. On the other hand, you may chose to use the default terrain textures that provide a better visual effect from higher altitudes but show no terrain detail within and in the immediate vicinity of the airport.
  • The inability to manipulate the terrain elevation at the required level of detail prevented us from accurately depicting all access road underpasses.

Features:

  • Custom-made, optimized and fully three-dimensional Gmax models of the entire facility including:
    • two terminals and four concourses
    • uniquely configured and positioned static jetways, service vehicles (optional) and parking alignment aids at every gate
    • the parking structures and elevated access roads adjacent to the terminals
    • the air traffic control tower, two fire stations and four deicing pads
    • a significant fraction of the general aviation, aircraft maintenance and cargo facilities within the field’s boundary
    • approach lighting fixtures and navigation aid antennae for every runway
  • Custom-made, high-resolution textures for all Gmax generated models including transparency and reflection (FSX only) effects
  • Custom-made, high-resolution photo real ground textures depicting seasonal changes and carefully blended with the surrounding terrain (optional)
  • Accurate runway and taxiway layout, including detailed markings and signs
  • Realistic taxiway and ramp markings and ramp illumination effects
  • Two levels of scenery complexity and detail:
    • NORMAL complexity includes terrain texturing, autogen vegetation, airport layout with taxiway signs and basic navigation equipment models (actual localizer and glide slope radio signals are available regardless of the scenery complexity setting), and most buildings within the field’s boundaries including the terminals, the air traffic control tower and cargo and maintenance facilities
    • VERY DENSE complexity adds detailed instrument approach lighting system models, animated runway intersection lighting, gate parking position alignment aids and static ramp vehicles (optional)
  • Advanced, custom-made AI mapping file (AFCAD) including realistic gate and parking spot layout as well as airline gate assignments. A basic AI mapping file without gate assignments is also available as an option

Software Compatibility:

FSX and Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 (All versions)

Hardware Requirements:

BluePrint sceneries are designed to work properly in the average computer at the time of each release. For optimum performance while taking advantage of most scenery features we suggest the following hardware configuration:

  • Intel Core Quad CPU or better (Q9300 @ 4 x 2.50 GHz fully tested)
  • 4 GB RAM (fully tested)
  • nVidia 8000 series video processor with 256-bit memory interface and 512 MB dedicated video memory or better (nVidia GeForce 8800 GT fully tested). nVidia 9000 series video processor and 1 GB dedicated memory may be required for best performance when using the EXTREMELY_DENSE scenery complexity setting (nVidia GeForce 9800 GT fully tested)
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Sascha Maigatter
*Verified Product User*
2013-11-26 15:27:16
i miss the animate jetways, but thats the only bad thing
Shanard Letang
*Verified Product User*
2013-06-20 20:41:13
I was skeptical about this scenery at first so I tried Blueprint's freeware, TJSJ and TBPB which looked pretty good. So I got this because the FSX version was missing a lot of buildings. Even gates for B and C terminals were very limited and not to scale. Even with adding the Aerosoft US Cities X, Detroit it was still missing something at the actually airport. Now I can actually land and park at a gate rather than far away from the main terminal. The terminals aren't highly detailed, but do have all the visuals a terminal would have. I love the gate labels, especially for Delta since I fly them a lot. Cargo areas a very well detailed with containers and airstairs. Textures are decent not as some other payware sceneries which are high definition. But if you were missing something in Detroit Metro, this is it. 4 out of 5 stars!
Danny Hicks
*Verified Product User*
2012-08-05 14:16:29
Blueprint are upfront about what they deliver - accurately placed facilities and infrastructure, and that's exactly what you get here.

Installation is was rather straight forward. The building textures are fairly basic, so don't be expecting baked shadows etc, but the detail of the apron and runways and the terminal placement etc is very, very good. If you're using it to familiarise yourself with the airport it's great! I would recommend the option of downloading the high definition photo terrain that is an option from their website - I still don't fully understand why it isn't included as part of the default package.

Lastly this is very framerate friendly. Isn't as "pretty" a depiction of an airport as some developers, but what is here is (like I mentioned before) very, very good.
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BLUEPRINT - KDTW DETROIT METROPOLITAN FSX
Sascha Maigatter
i miss the animate jetways, but thats the only bad thing
BLUEPRINT - KDTW DETROIT METROPOLITAN FSX
Shanard Letang
I was skeptical about this scenery at first so I tried Blueprint's freeware, TJSJ and TBPB which looked pretty good. So I got this because the FSX version was missing a lot of buildings. Even gates for B and C terminals were very limited and not to scale. Even with adding the Aerosoft US Cities X, Detroit it was still missing something at the actually airport. Now I can actually land and park at a gate rather than far away from the main terminal. The terminals aren't highly detailed, but do have all the visuals a terminal would have. I love the gate labels, especially for Delta since I fly them a lot. Cargo areas a very well detailed with containers and airstairs. Textures are decent not as some other payware sceneries which are high definition. But if you were missing something in Detroit Metro, this is it. 4 out of 5 stars!
BLUEPRINT - KDTW DETROIT METROPOLITAN FSX
Danny Hicks
Blueprint are upfront about what they deliver - accurately placed facilities and infrastructure, and that's exactly what you get here. Instal-
lation is was rather straight forward. The building textures are fairly basic, so don't be expecting baked shadows etc, but the detail of the apron and runways and the terminal placement etc is very, very good. If you're using it to familiarise yourself with the airport it's great! I would recommend the option of downloading the high definition photo terrain that is an option from their website - I still don't fully understand why it isn't included as part of the default package. Las-
tly this is very framerate friendly. Isn't as "pretty" a depiction of an airport as some developers, but what is here is (like I mentioned before) very, very good.
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