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The very beginnings of a Full Airport reconstruction starting off with the runways, all the models from from V7.9.5 included, i just have the huge task of making the runways/taxiways/aprons/parking bays/painted lines..
This is not yet a fully operational airport, just a start.
PLEASE TUNE NAV RADIOS TO 110.9 MHZ for ILS... Edited airports break the autotuning at the moment

V2.2
PAPI lights installed.
Fire training Plane (WIP).
Custom Light Masts Pier 2 (WIP).
.Asphalt taxiway texture (WIP).
Push back Straight Facing North Nose Wheel Markers stand 18-28.
Ortho Lines details added .
Taxiway 08L renamed to 08L26R..
Additional Custom Taxiway signs added (not the built in SDK type).
General housekeeping and tidy up before moving forward.

Custom light masts Pier 2 need more work, may be too bright. But now replace the built in SDK ground based versions, which are not great and do not exist around Pier 2.
Firetraining area will be developed gradually, just a basic draft with no texture at the moment.
Asphalt material that covers taxiway areas in some areas , i'm still searching for the perfect texture that does not look too clean

V2.1
ILS kicked, should be working now.
Tire marks on runway markings.
Ortho painted lines added.
More Taxiway signs added (WIP).
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V2.0
ILS reset. Now should be showing one beam for 26L and one for 08R
Works continue up to stand 16

V1.9
Pier 1 Brickwork replaced with Poliigon Concrete Cinder blocks, same as A380 stand.Taxiway section of Romeo renamed correctly to Quebec.More visible Custom modelled Taxiway signage added.Pier 1 stands 1-5 Painted and hatched lines throughout.Jetways stands 1-5 tweaked with jetway links and starburst painted lines.

V1.8
All Stands are now on the map and correct numbers
All Taxiways now linked to all stands (ATC)
2nd runway lights and Nav not in use
Ramp stands do not have jetways
All Gate stands that are not Left or right have a functioning jetway
Added Texture and markings to runway 26L/08R (work in progress)

Now begins the epic task of painted lines and jetway adjustement and custom modelled taxiway signs
Stands 4 and 5 done 

V1.7
A nice 11 hour stint of setting up the stands and connecting to taxiways, and i am almost there. This is the most laborious part
and thankfully nearly complete. The positions will need readjusting using the Bing Maps underlay which hopefully will be updated tin the world update UK (fingers crossed).. If not its still doable.
Obviously once the stands are all connected to the system i can go through the jetway positions and stand positions and tweak/move adjust to avoid collisions.
Then can come the good stuff like painted lines... i have had a dabble already.

V1.6
All taxiways now setup but lots more position tweaking to do. Needs a few more connections at crosstaxiway intersections. Lighting and texturing will come later.. a few areas where blue lights should not be and alot of areas where greens are missing... observed for the next update in a few days.
Nearly all Jetty gate areas now available in map selector right up to stand 558
Only one jetway for triple split stands- FS2020 cannot handle dual mode stands... L and R stands no jetty available, only middles. The map view needs more zoom in for complex airports like this, but the stands are all avaiable with the mouse.
A380 stand 558 named to DOCK Parking with ATC. Only one jetway functioning..
Spawn points can only be one stand Location for any aircraft type,  FS2020 limitations.
Safedock system needs adjustments in some areas
Again the main mission is to get all the stands in First before everything else

V1.5
ILS 26L should be working well now
08R also in place
All stands created so far are now connected to ATC (Taxiway helper ribbon)
Additional stands Pier 6 102-1113

V1.4
SUCCESS! Primary ILS 26L Now works... Just need to tweak the angle. I set it to 258 degrees, but i think the runway i have created is a degree off... A huge achievment. ILS landing is slightly to the left at the moment. Totally fixable i'm sure.
Good progress in Gates. Pier 1 (1-5) and Pier 2 (10-27,13L/R/M - 25) also gate 109.
ATC now detects turn off runway at Echo.. and allocates Gate Parking... Not sure if the ribbon guide works yet. 
I have disabled the secondary runway landing lights, just put a string of taxi lights. Also trying to disable runway use, just as a taxi route
Still need to link up many taxiways and create some of the smaller ones near Pier 1.

GPS Coordinates 51.149520, -0.186978

123 Comments
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    mkvy
    January 19, 2021

    BA Hanger new parking bays created connected to taxiway Yankee.

    Rough draft model of hanger test

    https://staticdelivery.nexusmods.com/mods/3400/images/322/322-1611078034-991401598.jpeg

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    QuaereVerum replied
    January 19, 2021
    Big thumbs up Mark. Looking great.
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    QuaereVerum
    January 19, 2021

    Hi Mark,

    I've just tried this version which is even more visually stunning than the older ultra version (v7.9.5).

    My frame rates have also improved by 15-20 FPS.

    Keep up the great work, it's greatly appreciated.

    Cheers Terry (2.5ml SE of EGKK)

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    mkvy replied
    January 19, 2021
    I noticed that too, i think the default asobo elements like taxiway signs which are way too small for simming have been replaced by my own, still working on it.
    I watch youtube videos of landing and take off where they show the taxi sections to get the actual exact signage
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    QuaereVerum replied
    January 19, 2021
    Whatever it is keep doing it Mark.

    By the way are you going to include wigwags to indicate an active runway:-)

    I find it adds a bit of drama :-)

    Cheers Terry
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    mkvy replied
    January 19, 2021
    One of the biggest issues with the original Ultra was the 2nd runway with landing lights. Now thats disabled at the moment, just a taxiway :)
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    armageddon51
    January 19, 2021

    This is incredible. Beautiful work. May I suggest that you put a plate somewhere on the terminal with your name on it. This is an art piece.

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    stuarth
    January 18, 2021

    Is there any possibility to upload just the update files zipped, in addition to the full version each time you make changes? Downloading 1.29 GB every day takes some time! Great scenery by the way, love it as it's my local international airport.

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    mkvy replied
    January 18, 2021
    Hi, unfortunately not, everything is interlinked. Next update will not be for quite a while now. It should be pretty functional at this point
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    stuarth replied
    January 19, 2021
    No worries, just wondered. Keep up the great work. Love Gatwick.
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    LemonJuice
    January 18, 2021

    Whats the difference between this and the Normal ULTRA GATWICK mod, do these two mods work together?

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    mkvy replied
    January 18, 2021
    This version is a full airport edition. I have created all the runways/taxiways/parking bays/jetways. You will notice that in map view all the parking bays are now correct. and all taxiways are updated to current designation. for example taxiway Q northern section is now QA.
    The original Ultra Version uses the default airport but with all the terminals/piers replaced.
    No, they do not work together. Only One version can be placed in the community directory
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    LemonJuice replied
    January 18, 2021
    Wow, even better. Thanks for your hard work to produce all of these scenery mods!
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    AvGeekXWB
    January 18, 2021

    I'm already in a psychiatric ward now

    My brain... stenciling every texture plus creating my own for an airport in kazakhstan.....

    My brain just exploded brb

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    mkvy replied
    January 18, 2021
    Will be great to see your airport.. i'm heading that way, but currently flying around India.
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    synatra
    January 17, 2021

    I'm not sure if it is the recent update that this site did or your new updated file but this is taking over 2 hours to download. It's not my internet nor my pc both are high end.

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    mkvy replied
    January 18, 2021
    It should take about 3 minutes on 100 meg internet.. Maybe its busy at the moment. I often have to unplug my router and restart in the morning just to get it working properly
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    pickels98
    January 17, 2021

    I can confirm that the ILS26L works fine with the a32nx in version 2.1.

    LOC, G/S, DME are ok. I just have to insert the frequence manually.

    You have not to check into a psycheatric ward...It all works now. Once again you did a fantastic job. Donation will follow.

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    mkvy replied
    January 17, 2021
    OK, thankyou for that. This is the best compromise at the moment, waiting for any SDK developments... back to painting the tarmac!
    13L has a customised line. But due to the SDK most stuff put on the apron like texture png come out with jagged edges unless there is falloff or roughened borders. Again, the SDK needs further development
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    lekkerino
    January 17, 2021

    i have the gatwick ultra downloaded, is this an upgraded version or a lower version. i just want the absolute best for gatwick and i don't which which one is correct.

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    lekkerino replied
    January 17, 2021
    So this is the best you can get atm?
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    mkvy
    January 17, 2021

    No wonder i held back for so long creating this full airport edit version. ILS in the SDK still does not work properly. Even when you delete default ILS it still remains on. Wasting more and more time on ILS. Now i will create my own ILS as before, and delete all ILS in default. Maybe one day in the future it will work for everyone. Maybe one day in the future the SDK will work properly

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    tamalien replied
    January 17, 2021
    v2.1 works fine with the ils in the A320NX mod for me! It has all the characteristics of the default EGKK ILS. I wonder why you are now having issues with it. It is strange, when it is working for me it isn't working for you. How bizarre!
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    mkvy replied
    January 17, 2021
    when it works for you, it does not work for me. When it works for me it does not work for you. I think i need to check into a psychiatric ward after today
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    tamalien replied
    January 17, 2021
    I feel it! At least I can get an ils signal now and I suspect if you manually tuned to 110.9 in the TBM you would get it too. I commented in the other thread concernng a bug with some airports and aircraft onboard computers auto-tuning ILS for approaches
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    tamalien
    January 17, 2021

    Just some feedback that I hope you will find useful. This update doesn't fix the ils issue for me. I couldn't get ils to work with this build (v2.0) in either a cessna or the FBW mod. I even rebuilt my Content.xml file and checked for other possible scenery conflicts. This didn't get the ILS to work. I did some digging around and noticed that the ILS with 257 course is contained in the scenery\world\scenery\GatwickSCN.bgl file with the IWW location at the 08R threshold (which is I think where the default MSFS has it). The 258 course ILS is located in scenery\world\scenery\GATWICKSCP.BGL with the IWW location just in front of the 26L threshold. Both have frequency 110.9 and the existence of both ILS's seem to be causing a conflict in my sim. I hope this info helps.

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    mkvy replied
    January 17, 2021
    OK, i will delete all ILS, build package, restart, then remake mine, see if that will clear. Starting with 26L only
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    mkvy replied
    January 17, 2021
    I have no idea, i have ticked Delete all ILS in airport scenery editor and i have deleted all my custom runway ILS. However i still am getting ILS on approach
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    tamalien replied
    January 17, 2021
    If you are building this airport in Development Tools in MSFS, under 'Inspector Tools' did you click the 'deleteAllILSs'?

    I really don't know enough about developing airports to shed too much light on this...however have you thought about just using the default ils from EGKK, leaving that in the sim, rather than creating your own version? AFAIK that will still work, assuming all you are doing is modifying the existing EGKK.
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    mkvy replied
    January 17, 2021
    Hi, yeah, the Penny just dropped. I originally deleted ILS because i created my own runways. But theres no need to create custom ILS unless creating a completely new airport that does not exist in default. Delete all ILS does not work in airport editor unless every single delete all is ticked, including waypoints, ATC, departures/arrivals. Just uploaded V2.1 which should be working
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    mkvy replied
    January 17, 2021
    Oh dear,
    going back to default ILS also does not work properly, Approach disabled in the TBM
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    tamalien replied
    January 17, 2021
    Awesome job...v2.1 has totally fixed the ils issue. Many thanks for a great airport!
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    mkvy replied
    January 17, 2021
    You have got to be joking me? I just did a flight with a TBM and it did not hold the approach, i will leave this version up for a while, see if there are any other issues with users
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    tamalien replied
    January 17, 2021
    I just jumped onto the TBM and the ils definitely shows on the PFD when manually tuned to 110.9. I did another test flight in the A320NX and can confirm part of what you are saying re. the ils. I have always had this issue with the modded version of EGKK you have made (and there are other payware modded airports where this is also an issue, eg KSAN by LVFR)...Selecting the approach for ILS 26L in the aircraft's onboard computer does not automatically tune 110.9, the ils frequency. However, if it is tuned manually then the instrumentation shows the ils and the autppilot will fly it. There seems to be some bug in regards to the SDK here that affects some airports and not others. When I manually tune 110.9 the A320NX will fly the approach on autopilot. I hope this helps.

    As a further update- that may interest you...I have only recently been getting into modding airports, and I have just checked the airport I have been adjusting. I left the default ILS alone in my mod but I am running into exactly the same ILS issue...selecting the approach to that airport is not automatically tuning the ILS frequency in the onboard computer. When I dial it in manually it all works ok! A very annoying bug!
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    mkvy replied
    January 17, 2021
    Really annoying thing is that ILS is not being deleted when ticked. So if i create my own, there are 2 systems on top of each other. Maybe this will be fixed later. Right now im testing a Da40.. see if that works
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    mkvy replied
    January 17, 2021
    Well the DA40 NG worked fine. Nav 1 and Nav 2 tuned to 110.9. Flying east the identifier changed from IGG to IWW, clicked approach on Autopilot and switched OBS to Loc... so the problem is Asobo's autotuning Ai in edited airports i guess..


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