MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
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  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
  • MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
AVAILABLE SINCE: .
05/31/202115168
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This scenery brings back the last days of Kai Tak. In these days more and more spectators crowded the famous parking house to witness the planes flying towards checker hill, at the landing light in Durham Road start banking into a tight turn, while just roaring over the cities rooftops. Approach by approach, in these days a spectacular air show was unfolding, and every captain rightfully could be proud like a display pilot flying tricky and difficult maneuvers in close proximity to the ground.

The Hong Kong Kai Tak 1998 scenery is dedicated to the last days of Kai Tak. The scenery specifically shows many details, which were unique for that time. The following highlights are included:

  • Based on more user feedback -> Updated version 1.2 released: Functional OLS (optical landing system) on the USS Abraham Lincoln in Victoria Harbour (limited visibility in VR), ship and runway lighting on the USS Abraham Lincoln, the radar tower at the end of South appron was added, runway markings corrected, scenery objects re-added, which were hidden due to SU5 changes, improved the East Apron asphalt coloring.

  • Based on user feedback -> Updated version 1.1 released: added the eye-catching pedestrian bridge behind the parking house, consistently colored roads around the terminal, moved a couple of static ships to avoid collisions with Samscence’s ships, added user documentation.
  • No AI cars on the apron, taxiways and runway! - This scenery has resolved the issue with cars appearing at the wrong places, so you don’t need to set the road traffic density to 0%.
  • Terminal building - Highly detailed terminal building
  • Final state of the airport - Colors of apron markings and lines matching the final state of the airport. The same applies to the buildings. Even the old East Apron layout (as it was prior the 1992 expansion) is still visible by slightly different colored asphalt. Finally, as the USS Abraham Lincoln arrived in Hong Kong on July 4, 1998, the displayed scenery matches the reality at one single day: July 5, 1998, the day before Kai Tak was closed.
  • 3D airport shorelines – The airport shorelines are designed as 3D models for maximum realism.
  • Four aircraft bridges - Totally four aircraft bridges carefully crafted as 3D models.
  • Sloped bridge - The long bridge between South Apron and Taxiway B1 has a length of more than 250m and has modelled the shallow ramps from both sides meeting in the middle. Taxiing over it you need to apply power on the first half and then brakes on the second half!
  • 3D Kai Tak River - The Kai Tak Nullah (River) flows in a 3D riverbed right through the middle of the airport. As in reality, 10 bridges in total are crossing the Kai Tak River.
  • Hand drawn aerial image - As no aerial imagery in today standards exist from the airport, a hand drawn image is used as airport background with a resolution of more than 30kx30k-pixel.
  • Animated spectators - Exactly 1852 spectators are modelled in this scenery. While flying the final turn towards the runway, the people are waving with their arms!
  • Aircraft carrier - On July the fourth 1998, the USN NIMITZ class aircraft carrier CVN-72 USS Abraham Lincoln arrived in Hong Kong to celebrate Independence Day. So, the scenery contains a model of VCN-72 anchoring in Victoria Harbour. The details of the ship reflect the state of the late nineties. The carrier has a landable flight deck and an open hangar deck below, through which you can fly!
  • Shark lingering in the water - In the nineties, frequently shark attacks were recorded in the waters around Hong Kong. So, if you carefully follow the shoreline of the Kai Tak airport you will find a shark lingering under the water surface.
  • Watermasks - Subtle modelling of the shallow waters around the runway.
  • Realistic taxiway lines - Custom painted lines for taxiway.
  • Displaced DME - IGS 13 instrument approach with displaced DME to correctly indicate the runway threshold after the turn.
  • Fun challenge - As a “not really realistic but fun”-challenge, you can e.g. take off with from the long bridge to the East, turn left by 270 degrees and fly under the bridge, then turn to the West towards the USS Abraham Lincoln, fly at 40ft altitude through the aft hangar opening from one side to the other side of the carrier’s hull and then turn to land on the carrier!
  • Approach lights - Realistic approach lights placed on the roof of the social club at Durham Road. Approach lights with sequenced strobes show the path of the final turn.
  • KCR East Rail-line - (Static) trains have been added on the noticeable KCR East Rail-line, which marks the begin of the final turn on IGS 13.
  • SID’s and STAR’s - Fully scripted SID’s and STAR’s in compliance with the charts from https://xe.ivao.aero/pilot/vhhx/.
  • Based on large image database - Thousands of Kai Tak images were reviewed as baseline for modelling. Many rare photographs showed details in sparsely documented parts of the airport.
  • Performance optimized - Resource saving innovative tileable texture atlases. FPS friendly parallax windows.
  • Animations - Animated clock for the famous Maurice Lacroix-advertisement and animated airport baggage tugs.
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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Angel
*Verified Product User*
2021-09-26 02:52:00
Very nice addition. I really missed this classic airport.

I had to rename the addon folders so that they are loaded after Samscene3D Hong Kong scenery exclusion file as suggested by the author in the documentation. In my case I had wrong coastline shapes around the runway, missing airport parts but also road traffic on the apron. All those things are created by Samscene3D exclusion file, which is anyway needed. Renaming the two folders and adding a "z" at the start of the folder names fixed the issue. Both scenery addons work together like a charm.
Paul
*Verified Product User*
2021-08-10 19:01:16
Sorry in advance, this review is going to sound like a fan boy rave. But this is hands-down one of the BEST purchases I have made for MSFS. I always wanted a replacement for the FlyTampa Kai Tak scenery /airport for MSFS and P3D and this is definitely now my favorite version. I no longer have a reason to launch the old FSX version anymore.

It really shines its best when paired with the SamScene3D HK scenery. The level of immersion is just fantastic. Try a dusk IGS13 approach with the details cranked and you'll be astounded.

I only wish that some day, Asobo will be able to get a better DEM for the area. That would literally make this area the poster child for this sim.

Fantastic work, Model Instruments! I would give this a 10 if I could. I cannot wait for your next scenery project! If it's anything like this one, I'm already sold. Thank you!
Peter
*Verified Product User*
2021-06-17 17:18:43
A nice addition, but I hope the developers will continue to improve and optimise the product. In my opinon it's not on the same level as the old Fly Tampa version.
Installation for me was a bit problemmatical with exclusions from Samscene Hong Kong scenery to be added, as well as CTDs - but eevntually I got it working.
Initial loading of local data takes a surprisingly long time - and I get the impression that it could be optimised much more. Taxying in particular, and especially at night, becomes a slideshow for me.
It would be nice if the aircraft carrier could be an option - its a poor model anyway - no aircraft on the carrieer deck? Really?
This review is from using VR with a Reverb G2.
Intel 6700, 32Gb, 2080Ti
Martin
*Verified Product User*
2021-06-05 14:06:29
I had few expectations for this scenery, but I was VERY pleased to discover that Kai Tak 1998 is, for me, a near perfect addition to the sim. Perhaps it is a sentimental add-on but, for those looking for a transport category landing challenge that actually existed, this scenery is worth every cent.
There seems to be no performance degradation at all when used in combo with SamScene Hong Kong City or the newly released VHHH. If VHHX still existed in the real world as a functioning airport, it would probably be a limited-use executive/government facility with landings restricted to 31 and takeoffs to 13. Present day HK has some taller buildings that obviously are an extreme issue for instrument or heavy jet operations to 13.
But, who cares??!! Kai Tak 1998 is a fun and worthwhile purchase.
Be sure to download the Kai Tak exclude file per instructions. Installation is simple.
To be a tad picky- there are a few bumpy spots on the taxi/ramp surfaces but not extreme or widespread. The aircraft carrier is totally unnecessary, as are the spectators. If I had the option I'd remove them.
Hans-Joerg
*Verified Product User*
2021-06-04 16:56:26
A must-have for Kai Tak lovers!
Very good detail and good performance on my system.
The scenery integrates nicely - and it works flawlessly with the HK City scenery by Samsoft (just install the exclusion file from Samsoft website)
DELIVERY METHOD
DIRECT DOWNLOAD
FILESIZE
134MB
REGISTRATION KEY
Registration key after purchase, see order details page in customer account
REQUIREMENTS

Simulator:
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 MSFS, cracked versions of MSFS are not supported

Hardware:
Recommended: mid-to-high PC specifications

Installation:
1. Before installation, ensure, that no other Kai Tak scenery remains in the community folder.
2. By running the KaiTak1998-MSFS-installer, all files are copied to the community folder.

DEVELOPER
Martin Rüedi
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Customer Reviews
MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
Angel
Very nice addition. I really missed this classic airport. I had to rename the addon folders so that they are loaded after Samscene3D Hong Kong scenery exclusion file as suggested by the author in the documentation. In my case I had wrong coastline shapes around the runway, missing airport parts but also road traffic on the apron. All those things are created by Samscene3D exclusion file, which is anyway needed. Renaming the two folders and adding a "z" at the start of the folder names fixed the issue. Both scenery addons work together like a charm.
MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
Paul
Sorry in advance, this review is going to sound like a fan boy rave. But this is hands-down one of the BEST purchases I have made for MSFS. I always wanted a replacement for the FlyTampa Kai Tak scenery /airport for MSFS and P3D and this is definitely now my favorite version. I no longer have a reason to launch the old FSX version anymore. It really shines its best when paired with the SamScene3D HK scenery. The level of immersion is just fantastic. Try a dusk IGS13 approach with the details cranked and you'll be astounded. I only wish that some day, Asobo will be able to get a better DEM for the area. That would literally make this area the poster child for this sim. Fantast-
ic work, Model Instruments! I would give this a 10 if I could. I cannot wait for your next scenery project! If it's anything like this one, I'm already sold. Thank you!
MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
Peter
A nice addition, but I hope the developers will continue to improve and optimise the product. In my opinon it's not on the same level as the old Fly Tampa version. Insta-
llation for me was a bit problemmatical with exclusions from Samscene Hong Kong scenery to be added, as well as CTDs - but eevntually I got it working. Initi-
al loading of local data takes a surprisingly long time - and I get the impression that it could be optimised much more. Taxying in particular, and especially at night, becomes a slideshow for me. It would be nice if the aircraft carrier could be an option - its a poor model anyway - no aircraft on the carrieer deck? Really? This review is from using VR with a Reverb G2. Intel 6700, 32Gb, 2080Ti
MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
Martin
I had few expectations for this scenery, but I was VERY pleased to discover that Kai Tak 1998 is, for me, a near perfect addition to the sim. Perhaps it is a sentimental add-on but, for those looking for a transport category landing challenge that actually existed, this scenery is worth every cent. There seems to be no performance degradation at all when used in combo with SamScene Hong Kong City or the newly released VHHH. If VHHX still existed in the real world as a functioning airport, it would probably be a limited-use executive/gover-
nment facility with landings restricted to 31 and takeoffs to 13. Present day HK has some taller buildings that obviously are an extreme issue for instrument or heavy jet operations to 13. But, who cares??!! Kai Tak 1998 is a fun and worthwhile purchase. Be sure to download the Kai Tak exclude file per instructions. Installation is simple. To be a tad picky- there are a few bumpy spots on the taxi/ramp surfaces but not extreme or widespread. The aircraft carrier is totally unnecessary, as are the spectators. If I had the option I'd remove them.
MODEL INSTRUMENTS - KAI TAK 1998 THE LAST DAYS ARE BACK MSFS
Hans-Joerg
A must-have for Kai Tak lovers! Very good detail and good performance on my system. The scenery integrates nicely - and it works flawlessly with the HK City scenery by Samsoft (just install the exclusion file from Samsoft website)
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