Çatalca Tunnels Challenge, Turkey Dario Costa Red Bull World Record Flight
Here is my recreation of Çatalca Tunnels which are located in Turkey. ICAO Code: C4TA
It is the site in which Dario Costa completed a World Record by being the first to takeoff and fly through a tunnel on 4th September 2021. Nobody had ever flown an aeroplane through a tunnel until Italy's Dario Costa sped through two tunnels near Istanbul at average speeds of 245kph
WARNING: This tunnel scenery may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.
I have pushed the SDK to it's limits with this build. The ability to tunnel through existing terrain is just not possible at this time so I have had to think outside the box on a number of occasions.
I am aware of some minor glitching that can occur when going from one end of the scenery to the other. I have carefully created a balance between how the scenery looks, and how it reactes to the MSFS game logic. Other factors that maybe experienced are:
- In Slew mode you will be placed on the roof of the tunnel, but then you will spawn on the road after exiting slew mode
- Multiplayer aircraft may dissapear when entering the tunnel, however the name tag will still appear.
- Entering the tunnel at very high speeds (jet aircraft) may result in being placed straight on the ground
I have created 2 starting points at a fictitious Airport with ICAO Code of C4TA. I have also added night lighting so this can be attempted day & night.
A placard of Dario's Guinness World Record certificate has been placed at the starting position.
- Runway 01 will start you at the same position as Dario Costa when he set off on his World Record attempt.
- Runway 02 will start you in the opposite tunnel but exactly adjacent to the other tunnel, this enables you to have a race with another player.
There may well be some surprises in the second tunnel to look out for! Keep an eye on the gantry signage!
INSTALLATION: Simply extract the file named 'jeppeson2001-catalca-tunnels-v0.8' into your Community Folder.
The Payware aircraft in the preview clip is a Gee Bee R3 Special by GotFriends and can be downloaded here: https://flightsim.to/product/gee-bee-r3-special
The Freeware Red Bull livery by MAHONY can be downloaded here: https://flightsim.to/file/20342/gotfriends-geebee-r3-redbull-livery