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Old 03-13-2018, 01:35 PM   #11
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:38 PM   #12
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and what's the conclusion of the thread you put the link in?
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:48 PM   #13
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and what's the conclusion of the thread you put the link in?
The conclusion is that there already is a thread about your question.
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:50 PM   #14
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and what's the conclusion of the thread you put the link in?


Good question, I followed the dumped link into that thread and only found the same person saying "Curvature of the earth is visible in DCS World".
But then other people disagree about the nature of curvature in the maps.


No-one from ED actually answers the question there.


RADAR Horizon was apparently modelled in 1.5 (very first patch notes) but the answer to the specific question posed by the OP has not been answered.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:03 PM   #15
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Exactly...that's why i started it again

@ED can you pls reply to it?

Thx!
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Exactly...that's why i started it again

@ED can you pls reply to it?

Thx!
There is no reason to start another thread if there already is an existing one regarding that topic, hence the threads have already been merged together.

The easiest way to get an answer to your question is to get up to 25000m and take a look yourself.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:36 PM   #17
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The maps are flat, but calculations are done so it behaves with curvature, like sight lines.
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:36 PM   #18
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Thx for answering Nine...but i thought EDGE is capable of doing curved maps?
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:43 PM   #19
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I think the issue right now is the map size limitation. I think down the line they will get there as performance improves and map size increases.
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:24 PM   #20
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Quick math I researched to see how relevant this is on our current map size

A. The Earth has a radius of approximately 3965 miles. Using the Pythagorean theorem, that calculates to an average curvature of 7.98 inches per mile (squared)

B. For a six-foot tall person, the horizon is a little more than 3 miles away

C. The formula for distance (miles) is 1.22 multiplied by the square root of the height (feet) of the aircraft. So, at 10,000 feet you can see 122 miles, at 30,000 feet you can see 211 miles, and at 40,000 feet you can see 244 miles



None of the maps here are more than a few hundred miles across, as a result, from even low altitude if you're near the center of the map you'll see most/all of the map. From the ground perspective, terrain variance is likely to put an obstacle of some sort in your line-of-sight within the first mile or two (a hill or some such). Even if it's a radar on a hilltop, there's apt to be something within the first few dozen miles likely to be interfering with LOS.


The only place this really becomes relevant, for practical purposes, is on the ocean where the "terrain" is uniformly flat for hundreds of miles, but we have only a sliver of water in Normandy, a portion of a sea isolated to the western third of the map in Georgia, and eventually part of the Persian Gulf, which is apt to likewise make up a relatively small portion of the environment.
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