Fly Away Simulation

FSX 10 Meter Mesh For Hawaii Scenery

Download hits
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
34 MB
Virus Scan
Scanned 7 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 1 PRO members.

10 Meter Mesh For Hawaii (HI). Contains mesh terrain files for the eight principal islands of Hawai'i. The data supplied by the USGS Seamless server was corrected to the necessary datum in use by FSX and any gaps interpolated using Global Mapper. The files were then resampled by the FSX SDKs. A FractionalBits setting of three was used, except for the island of Hawai'i where the elevations of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea were beyond a FB=3 setting parameter. So the island of Hawai'i was resampled with a FractionalBits setting of two. In common speak, the FractionalBits settings allows for a higher degree of processing between the data points, which helps to eliminate any "stair-stepping" effect. By Lance Tucker.

These files may be installed in any active scenery folder. Some mesh products install into the appropriate FSX scenery folder, which in this case would be \\Scenery\003\scenery. It's all personal preference as to how and where files install, so I leave it to the end-user to decide. Once installed, moving the mesh resolution setting slider to 10m within FSX will get things active. Any higher slider setting without the corresponding level of detail with mesh is a waste of system resources IMO.

Adding any higher resolution mesh above default will introduce the feared "plateau effect". The same applies with these files, blame Microsoft for making runways a flattened aspect of Flight Simulator. There are two work arounds to the plateaus. First, do like Microsoft and wipe out the higher resolution mesh surrounding the airport base area, so that the terrain blends in a smoother manner. Second, make your own airports and wipe the default airports off the face of the flattened earth. Work is being done taking the second approach where appropriate within the islands. But how many people will fly to these small agri-fields is unknown. If you're just a jet jockey, learn to live with the plateaus. At least with anything I release. Also, there's little to any true visual effect adding high resolution mesh to Hawai'i. I've got screen captures that most end-users wouldn't be able to pick out which had what, but it seems the pissing contest that's the Flight Sim world necessitates having the highest this or the fastest that. There's even better than 10 meter being sold. Buy it, you'll win the contest. Won't be able to see anything in FSX, but should they ever make a Backpack Simulator I'm sure the "ultra resolution" garbage will mean you're a winner.

These files are released as freeware, no copyright claim is made. Use them as you wish, but YOU accept all responsibility for their useage. No claims or warranties as to their fitness is made or implied. Common speak = If you don't like them, delete them. But don't complain, I don't really care.

Please look forward to another exciting release for the islands of Hawai'i, where I attempt to make the visuals a little better than default. Release date unknown. When it get's done, then it's done.

Lance Tucker

"Better than default, so don't complain!"

The archive has 10 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.

Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Kauai10m.bgl01.21.085.66 MB
Oahu10m.bgl01.21.085.78 MB
MauiKaloowahe10m.bgl01.21.086.80 MB
Hawaii10m.bgl03.31.0814.14 MB
Niihau10m.bgl01.21.08478.14 kB
Lanai10m.bgl01.21.081.04 MB
Molokai10m.bgl01.21.082.46 MB
HI mesh.txt05.28.083.06 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Installation of Add-on Aircraft/Scenery

Most of the freeware add-on aircraft and scenery packages in our file library come with easy installation instructions which you can read above in the file description.  For further installation help, please see our Knowledge Center for our full range of tutorials or view the README file contained within the download.


Leave a Response

Leave a comment