Grand Canyon AirRace

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Initial Release February 06, 2021
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#Fictional #Sightseeing #Experimental #Handcrafted Exclusive Drag and Drop

You find my other races here


AirRace New York          https://flightsim.to/file/7950/airrace-new-york


AirRace Spielberg, Austria     https://flightsim.to/file/8803/airrace-spielberg-austria-redbull-type
AirRace Budapest, Hungary



Much longer track and added a new track with smaller rings.

Starts at Page Municipal Airport / KPGA at the Glen Canyon Dam.

1. First stage with space between the rings and some flat land
2. Second stage has multiple rings.
3. Third stage has rings up and down along the canyon walls.

There are two tracks, exactly the same, but with different ring sizes. As usual extract your preferred track in your Community folder:

grand_canyon_airrace Ring size approx. 100 m / 330 ft
 - Suitable for planes with larger wing span, planes with slower maneuverability or just when you want to fly faster with some more margins.
For instance the TBM.

grand_canyon_airrace_small_rings Ring size approx. 50 m / 165 ft
 - Suitable for planes with smaller wing span, faster maneuverability or just when you want to test your skills.
For instance Extra 330/350 or Jets

Ring Colours
The track starts with a RED so it is easy to see.
The track is based on YELLOW rings and ends with a BLUE ring.
There are a few RED rings during the track that indicates a steep corner and it is 'suggested' to not fly faster than 180 kn. For instance, coming in 230kn with the TBM will not make the corner, while flying max with the Extra at ~180kn is not too difficult if you have been flying before.

(No) Collision
I have not, yet, found a way to enable collision detection. Using the Collision element in Blender when exporting with blender2msfs, does not seem to work. Setting the ring as a road creates the collision, but not possible to fly through the ring, in the same way you cannot fly under bridges either. I tried to place cubes, plates, cylinders etc. on the outside with the road element, but it does not work consistently.

From an idea by Jacob; His course https://flightsim.to/file/2703/grand-canyon-racing-course#

I created more rings to fly through in this Grand Canyon AirRace/Course. I would have preferred to attach this in his post, but it does not seem to be possible to attach files in Comments.

The starting point is Page Municipal Airport at the Glen Canyon Dam, or use the flightplan attached in Jacob's package.

My proposal, as I commented in his post, was to use a file with coordinates, heading etc. to easily create new courses around the world. I do not yet know how to, so I streamlined the process to add the rings, but it is still manual to build a package.

I had planned to put rings through the longer part of the Grand Canyon, but will wait until there is interest, or if I take the time.

 This course takes approximately 20-25 min dependent on speed. Yes you can go fast, but as mentioned, some turns are steeper to test the skills.

 Have fun!


Pretty empty over here.

Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 1.1 February 08, 2021

    Longer track.

    3 different stages.

    Added an extra track with smaller rings.

  • Launched February 06, 2021

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

Pretty empty over here.

  • Gerrino
    2 month(s) ago
    Challenging and fun course with the MB-339
    • thoklo
      2 month(s) ago
      Thank you. Great idea with a Jet. I only tested with the TBM and Extra 300 as of now. If to slow, and if you do not have a Jet, you can increase the speed in the sim.
  • Jacob
    2 month(s) ago
    Great Job! Looks Great!
    • thoklo
      2 month(s) ago
      Thank you Jacob.

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