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Re: NOTAMs and NEWs Thread
« Reply #375 on: November 18, 2022, 12:27:43 PM »
RTMM SmartCam Feature for Group1 Ketchikan USFS Cabins

In the updated version V1.09 of the USFS Cabins Group 1 (Ketchikan), the SmartCam feature has been applied to all (except Manzanita Cabin*) locations. When we have an individual location or a group "SmartCam Ready", the logo you see below will appear in the download buttons area.

What does it do? When you land on a lake, the cabin location is not always obvious as a cabin can be tucked back into the trees (as they are in real life). So finding the cabin can be a real game of hide and seek for you. The RTMM SmartCam feature solves this problem. When you activate the feature and press "S", the external camera will automatically point at the cabin. You will know the direction to head to find it.

On the web page, when you click on the SmartCam Logo, a pdf appears that explains its VERY SIMPLE use. To view/read the PDF for instructions, click HERE

NOTAM: Many people have not tried the SmartCam feature and I suggest you look into it. For instance, if you are approaching your targeted landing airport, you can use the ICAO for that airport and use the SmartCam and the camera will point to the airport so you know its direction. You can also make it point to a runway so you can see the landing activity prior to getting into the pattern. It can be used to spot animals below, etc. Check out the YouTube videos on how to use this great FS2020 feature.

*Manzanita Cabin - no "targets" show up for this location, so it was skipped. If someone can explain this, I'll fix it.
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Re: NOTAMs and NEWs Thread
« Reply #376 on: November 19, 2022, 05:30:33 PM »
FS2020 - RTMM CABIN AND CAMPFIRE SMOKE IS BACK!

Something changed with the latest update of FS2020 and we lost all our smoke for the cabins and the campfires.  Kevin came to the rescue and worked on the effects for us and now we once again have the smoke working. (Thank you Kevin!).

You need to download the new 2.0 RTMM EFFECTS LIBRARY, which is on the top of the SCENERY page replacing the old EFFECTS library.

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Re: NOTAMs and NEWs Thread
« Reply #377 on: November 20, 2022, 09:22:30 AM »
FS2020 - SmartCam Updates

11.18.2022 - George Inlet Cannery and Lodge
11.18.2022 - New Eddystone Rock
11.18.2022 - Sea Otter Sound
11.19.2022 - RTMM Lighthouses for AK

All of these are included in the Combined RTMM Zip on the home page


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Re: NOTAMs and NEWs Thread
« Reply #378 on: November 20, 2022, 03:00:38 PM »
FS2020 - SmartCam Updated Thread Updated almost Daily

RTMM Lighthouses for BC updated for SmartCam (all 49)

For the latest updates (almost daily until finished), check HERE
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Re: NOTAMs and NEWs Thread
« Reply #379 on: November 28, 2022, 06:55:07 PM »
FS2020 - Port Protection SPB added to SPBs by JDL, V2.0

Port Protection SPB 19B has been added to the SPBs by JDL package. This will be version 2.0.  It is only about a 5-minute flight from Point Baker, but certainly one we should have in the group.  Be sure to look at it toward evening and night, it is all lighted properly.

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Re: NOTAMs and NEWs Thread
« Reply #380 on: December 09, 2022, 08:54:14 AM »
FS2020 - Major Sceneries Update for RTMM - Doug & Norm

As Asobo (FS2020) is altering its focus, so is RTMM. The DHC-2 Beaver and the Helicopters are being highlighted, so we are also highlighting them accordingly. We have now put helipads into all of the SPBs in Alaska and into the Tongass A Docks. These are complete with a starting gate (Designated "H"). We've also put green/white flasher beacons on all of these to make them easier to find with VFR flying. We also made some internal "file naming" changes that will make your Community Folder easier to follow. To see all of the changes, you can view the December 20222 Change Log document HERE. The changes can be individually downloaded from the scenery page, or you can use the EXPRESS download that Norm has built for the entire scenery set. Both are featured on the FS2020 home page.

We plan to continue adding the helipads to Tongass Docks B and to all of the lighthouses. This will give about 150+ helicopter designations for the site. We will not be putting helipads at the cabins. There are none in real life and adding a helipad at a remote site such as this destroys the ambiance of the location. We are also trying to keep RTMM "realistic". The helipads can easily be slipped into the SPBs and Docks locations without a lot of scenic destruction. When someone puts pontoons onto the helicopter, people will have a complete Alaskan Bush package.

Check the DECEMBER 2022 Change Log for details and download what you need to further enjoy RTMM.
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Re: NOTAMs and NEWs Thread
« Reply #381 on: December 10, 2022, 10:58:18 AM »
FS2020 - December Bonus Update - Tongass Docks B is finished

I finished adding the helipads and green/white navigational beacons to the Tongass Docks Part B. So now we have helipads at all AK Sea Plan Bases, all AK lighthouses, all BC lighthouses, and Tongass Docks A and B.  There are now 96 helipads in RTMM, plenty for the helo drivers among us. You can see where they are located by going to the WayPoints page of RTMM and searching (CTRL-F) for "Heli" ... they will all be highlighted.

Norm has compiled the latest "Express" zip that has the whole site included, this is available on the FS2020 Home Page. This now also has the Tongass Docks B in it.  Or if you want to only download the Tongass Docks B, it is ready for you on the Scenery Page.

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Re: NOTAMs and NEWs Thread
« Reply #382 on: December 18, 2022, 08:01:35 AM »
FS2020 - Christmas Holiday EXPRESS Installation Update

Norm has again compiled an EXPRESS installation for all of the RTMM locations. The new link is on the FS2020 RTMM Home Page. Also, you can individually download any of these from the scenery page. Remember that the "UPDATE" date is a link, if you click on it, you will see what was updated in the version you are downloading. This new update includes all of the many changes we made this month.

Most of the work was done to get RTMM "helicopter ready". We are using the "Gate H" approach with "FS Starter" and we can use any helicopter. (With the Asobo helipad object, you cannot use a land-based helicopter taking off from a water runway airport like an SPB). There is a new README in a new "FS Starter" box at the bottom of the Navigation page that explains how this works. "FS Starter" is a payware program ($10) and we usually try to avoid payware, however in this case, this program brings RTMM the capability of helicopters as well as many other features that are included in this little program.

We have also done a lot of re-naming of folders and files and you will see some of this. Many locations were "landscape adjusted" to make them look more realistic with some of the new objects that Asobo is offering. 
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Re: NOTAMs and NEWs Thread
« Reply #383 on: January 03, 2023, 05:39:06 PM »
FS2020 - KLAWOCK SPB - PAQC added to SPB's by JDL

Somehow we had left out the Klawock SPB. It is in there for you now with a dock and a helipad. All lit for night operations. You will find it in the 01.03.2023 Express update on the FS2020 Home Page.
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