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Airport tower beacons

Most of the post I see are from previous msfs versions, I have an issue with a rotating beacon being where a building is supposed to be at an airport I am working on, I know how to get rid of it and add a new one, but what is the process for getting it to light up? Can anyone steer me in the right direction?


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You may wish to follow this thread to see what insights result as to why some see the Green colored light object in MSFS-2020 ...and some do not. ;)

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Nah, just trying to use the stock items in the sim

Use the stock rotating beacon tower object. IIRC it's in the scenery list. Just type "beacon" into the filter box and you'll find it.

HOWEVER, there are 2 issues you must keep in mind.

#1: The stock object will have no light source unless you check the "has beacon" box. But if you do that, then you get to select which type of beacon, appropriate for the type of airfield you're making.

#2: The light source does NOT move with the tower object but remains at the position it was when the tower was 1st added. The light source itself does NOT appear in the editor so cannot be selected and moved to where it should be. You can KINDA work around this (sometimes) by duplicating the tower after you move (or rescale) it, then deleting the original, but this doesn't always work. I sent Zendesk a report on this.