Monday, 10 July 2017

X-Plane 11 and PAPI lights

I have found it difficult to use PAPI lights in X-Plane 11. The lights are somewhat useable at night, but during the day it's very difficult to read them.

You can adjust them by editing the lights file:


BILLBOARD_SW        VASI3                    1.8    -0.9     0.5    0.5    1.2    1 6 0    0    0    0    1           

In my case, I have changed 1.2 to 12. I'm still experimenting with it, but I feel it has made a difference.


  1. Hi, thanks for this suggestion. I am struggling to find the exact line in the .txt please can you help me where to look.
    I am using X Plane 11 with the Windows Mixed Reality headset, its wow!

  2. You should be able to find it if you search the text for "BILLBOARD_SW" and look for "VASI3".