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Tom Jones

FSimStudios Cancun International Airport: The FSElite Review [Written & Video]

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FSElite's preferred Flight Sim vendor is SimMarket. (Why?)

As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

Today we will be taking a look at FSimStudios Cancun International Airport for Prepar3d version 4. This airport is available on Simmarket for €19.99 or $23.26. With the purchase you get a changelog file and the installer. The installation process is as simple as selecting the Prepar3d install location, entering your key into the Simmarket registration site that pops up, and hitting “next” a few times. Once installed, a 5-page PDF user manual is available that includes a brief excerpt from Wikipedia about the airport as well as some technical data from Skyvector, credits, support information, and recommended settings.

Looking around the airport grounds, the user is greeted with nicely detailed and appropriately weathered runways, taxiways, and parking locations. As far as I could tell from google earth, the ground markings are accurate and do a good job representing the airport. It is worth noting that very few people – myself and one other according to the developer, do have an issue where the camera definitions of Chaseplane caused a major flickering to occur for large portions of taxiway and ramp area. Thanks to the support from the developer, I was guided to a forum post from a different developer’s scenery that stated to change the clipmode for Chaseplane’s Static and Gimbal camera definitions in the cameras.cfg file to Normal. Doing so completely resolved my flickering issues. Something to lookout for if you use this program.

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