Review: [FSX P3D] Latinvfr KRDU Raleigh Durham full version
If you are looking for a realistic and detailed rendition of Raleigh Durham International Airport (KRDU) for your flight simulator, you might want to check out the latest product from LatinVFR. The developer has released a full version of KRDU for both FSX and P3D, featuring high resolution textures, custom buildings, animated jetways, static aircraft, night effects and more.
Raleigh Durham International Airport is the main airport serving Raleigh, Durham and the surrounding Research Triangle region of North Carolina. It is located 4.5 miles (7 km) northeast of the town of Morrisville in Wake County. The airport has three runways and two passenger terminals, serving over 12 million passengers annually. It is a hub for Delta Air Lines and a focus city for Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines.
LatinVFR has modeled the airport with significant attention to detail, using HD mapping for all buildings, shading and occlusion effects, custom runway textures and 5 square miles of photo scenery with hand placed autogen. The scenery is fully compatible with AI traffic and optimized for excellent performance. The package also includes a manual in PDF format with installation instructions and charts.
I tested the scenery with FSX and PMDG 737, and I was impressed by the quality and realism of the airport. The textures are crisp and clear, the buildings are accurate and well placed, the jetways are animated and functional, and the night lighting is stunning. The scenery blends well with the surrounding environment and the default mesh. The frame rates were smooth and stable throughout my flights.
The only minor issue I encountered was some misplaced taxiway signs that were not lighted. This did not affect the navigation or the immersion, but it could be fixed in a future update. Other than that, I did not find any major flaws or bugs in the scenery.
Overall, I think LatinVFR has done a great job with KRDU, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to fly to or from this airport. It is a beautiful and realistic scenery that adds value to your flight simulator experience. You can purchase it from simMarket or LatinVFR webshop for â20.99.
If you want to see some screenshots of the scenery, you can visit the LatinVFR website or the simMarket product page. You can also watch some video reviews on YouTube that showcase the features and the performance of the scenery. You will see that the scenery looks amazing in different weather conditions and times of day.
One of the highlights of the scenery is the custom terminal building, which is modeled with great detail and accuracy. You can see the interior of the terminal, the check-in counters, the baggage claim area, the shops and restaurants, and even the artwork on the walls. The terminal also has transparent windows that let you see the apron and the aircraft outside.
Another feature that I liked was the animated jetways, which are controlled by pressing CTRL+J. The jetways move smoothly and align with your aircraft door. This adds a lot of realism and immersion to your arrival and departure procedures. You can also use third-party addons like GSX or SODE to enhance your ground services.
The scenery also includes some static aircraft that are parked at various gates and ramps. These aircraft are representative of the airlines that operate at KRDU, such as Delta, Frontier, Southwest, American, United, JetBlue, Air Canada and more. The static aircraft are well modeled and textured, and they do not affect the performance or the AI traffic. aa16f39245