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NEWS! - Scenery Released : Grand Canyon West - 1G4 by X-Coda


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Fresh of his triumphant and clever Yellowstone National Park scenery, X-Coda is back with another national park area, and this time it is the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

1G4 Grand Canyon West Airport sits atop the south rim of the Grand Canyon. When on approach for runway 35, below you is the Colorado River snaking through the Grand Canyon, to the right is Guano Point and the old tramway, and to the left is the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass bridge that extends over 60 feet over the Grand Canyon.

The approach for runway 17 is equally scenic with the Cabins at Grand Canyon West as well as a historic western town to your right, and directly ahead, a clear, stunning view of the Grand Canyon.


Easily flown from Las Vegas (FlyTampa's Las Vegas is highly recommended), the trip up to the "Rim" has to be experienced in X-Plane, and this new scenery is an ideal drop-off point to explore not only the Grand Canyon, but the excellent facilities up there.


1G4 - Grand Canyon West is a detailed beautiful recreation of the real airport for X-Plane. In addition, the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk, Guano Point and the old tramway, and the Cabins at Grand Canyon West as well as the historic western town are all included. In addition, a 30m Ortho4XP mesh with ZL16 NAIP imagery that has had most major shadows removed from the imagery is included covering roughly 40% of the Famous Grand Canyon.
Detailed rendition of 1G4 – Grand Canyon West:
  • All buildings feature ultra high resolution textures.
  • All buildings feature advanced PBR normal maps for realistic reflections and bump mapping.
  • All buildings are highly detailed, down to even door handles.
  • Most buildings feature "lite" interiors to give windows more depth.
  • Large scale realistic ground textures with high frequency tiled normal maps for detail.
  • All models optimized for maximum performance.
Living scenery:
  • Wet ground textures for the airport.
  • Ground equipment automatically serves your aircraft upon request.
Local Landmarks
  • Detailed rendition of the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk.
  • Detailed rendition of Guano Point and the old tramway
  • Detailed rendition of the Cabins at Grand Canyon West.
Custom surroundings
  • 30m mesh surrounding the airport covering roughly 40% of the Grand Canyon (+36-114/+35-114)
  • ZL16 USGS NAIP Orthoimagery is used for both ortho tiles.
  • Nearly all ugly shadows removed from Orthoimagery for a clean realistic view of the canyon.
  • Forests procedurally placed from ortho show vegetation in the correct areas, and nowhere else.
  • Alpilotx’s UHD Mesh V4 provides all other overlay elements (used with his permission).








A brilliant scenery at a brilliant low price, if you fly choppers you "Gotta" have it, the Grand Canyon...   That is!


Images are courtesy of X-Coda Designs



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Yes! - Grand Canyon West - 1G4 by X-Coda Designs is NOW available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :


Grand Canyon West - 1G4

Price is Currently US$14.99



X-Plane 11
Windows, Mac or Linux
4 GB VRAM Minimum. 8Gb+ VRAM Recommended
Download size: 4.8 GB
Current version: 1.0 (January 23rd 2022)



News by Stephen Dutton

25th January 2022

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