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Weston-super-Mare - The Helicopter Museum 1.0.0

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The Helicopter Museum and The Old Mixon Factory at Weston-super-Mare - With FieldNoise audioguide

X-Plane 11.30+ is required!
Scenery looks best with ORBX TrueEarth Great Britain South

If you would like to donate you can by PayPal, or you can buy me a cofféé, thanks! 🙂

 

Installation

The zip file contains 2 folders, "Weston_Super_Mare_A_Scenery" and "Weston_Super_Mare_B_Roads". 
"Weston_Super_Mare_B_Roads" is only required and works only if you already have ORBX TrueEarth Great Britain South, this is a small patch scenery which fix a roundabout in front of the museum. 

If you don't have ORBX TrueEarth Great Britain South simply unzip "Weston_Super_Mare_A_Scenery" into X-Plane's Custom Scenery folder. 
For ORBX TrueEarth Great Britain South unzip "Weston_Super_Mare_B_Roads" also AND - REALLY IMPORTANT!!! - on Windows run the "run.cmd" file - this will make the required symlink. 
On OSX and Linux simply make a symlink to "Orbx_B_GB_South_TrueEarth_Overlay\roads", so "Orbx_B_GB_South_TrueEarth_Overlay\roads" points to "Weston_Super_Mare_B_Roads\roads". 

If you don't know how to make symlinks, simply copy the Orbx_B_GB_South_TrueEarth_Overlay\roads" folder into "Weston_Super_Mare_B_Roads" folder, so you will have "Weston_Super_Mare_B_Roads\roads". 

 

Included starting locations: 
XEGWT - The Helicopter Museum

Required libraries:
Updated "Handy Objects" (https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/24261-the-handy-objects-library/)
Updated "CDB Library" (https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/27907-cdb-library/)
Updated "OpensceneryX" (https://www.opensceneryx.com)
Updated "HungaryVFR Library" (https://github.com/nhadrian/X-plane_HungaryVFR/archive/HungaryVFR-Library.zip)
Updated "R2 Library" (http://r2.xpl.cz/)
Updated "3D People Library" (https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/26611-3d-people-library/)
Hopefully all required libs are listed. 

Landmarks: 

The Museum:
The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, England, is a museum featuring a collection of more than 80 helicopters and autogyros from around the world, both civilian and military. 
It is based on the south-eastern corner of the now-disused RAF Weston-super-Mare airfield. 
On the other side of the airfield is the former Old Mixon Bristol Aeroplane Factory which produced Bristol Helicopters like the Bristol Sycamore (first British Production Helicopter) and the Bristol Belvedere twin rotor RAF heavy lift transport helicopter. 


The Old Hangar:
One of the old hangars at the old Weston-Super-Mare Airport which was constructed in the 1930s. 
The first schedueled services strarted in 1936. By 1938, a passenger terminal and administration building had been completed, along with a side opening hangar. 
On 2 January 1939, the Royal Air Force opened a School of Technical Training at RAF Locking, that did not have an airfield, but was only a mile from the Weston-super-Mare site. 
On the west of the airfield at Oldmixon, a factory was built by the Ministry of Aircraft Production to manufacture the Bristol Beaufighter, that were then flown out of the airfield. 
In 1955, the old Beaufighter factory at Oldmixon was converted for use by the Bristol Aeroplane Company Helicopter Division.n 1960, the factory was taken over by Westland, and served as a logistics supply station, until closure in 1987. 
The former Westland site, that closed in 2002, houses The Helicopter Museum. 


The Factory:
The old Bristol Aeroplane and Westland Helicopters Factory which is known as the Old Mixon Factory. 
It produced and repaired planes and helicopters like the Bristol Beaufort, Beaufighter and Freighter planes and the Bristol Sycamore Helicopter. It was taken over by Westland Helicopters in the 1960s who used the factory for maintainance and repair work until the 1980s. 
Today much of the factory survives. Part of the factory is now used by GKN Aerospace for engineering services. 


Column Guided Gas Holder:
A Column Guided Gas Holder which is part of the Weston-Super-Mare Gasworks which supply gas to the areas around the town. 
The Gas Holder whith the smaller one next to it dominate over the skyline around the railway station. 
They once had a railway line connection to them to supply them with coal which was then used to make gas but this became redundant when North Sea Gas became avaliable.

 

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