Emerald Scenery Design – Chunilna Cabin Strip For MSFS


Publisher: Emerald Scenery Design
Date Added: Mar-19-2022
Updated: Oct-06-2022
Version: 1.0.6
File Size: 229 MB

SKU: ESD-135 Category: Tags: , , ,

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Chunilna Cabin Strip is an unregistered back-country airport just 6 NM / 11 KM to the northeast of Talkeetna, Alaska. This private airstrip features a short dirt runway. Departures and landings can be made quite easy going either direction for light aircraft, but anything past a Cub is almost entirely one way in, one way out!

This scenery has been brought to life in incredible detail, with a heavy focus on environmentals. Chunilna Cabin Strip uses almost all custom libraries with the integration of our own Emerald Object Library. Some features include: custom vegetation, 3D trees, several detailed building/shed models, custom ground textures, and environmentally dynamic features, such as butterflies, rain puddles, morel mushrooms, and VFX!

Chunilna Cabin Strip sets a new standard for what Emerald Scenery Design hopes to achieve with many back-country airstrips to come!


  • Custom ground textures. Colored to match the surrounding terrain.
  • 2-meter digital elevation model. Compatible with Orbx NA Alaska Mesh!
  • Uneven/sloped runway for that authentic back-country experience! Look out for rocks!
  • Hand-placed, native vegetation. Weeds, wildflowers, shrubs/bushes, and 3D trees. Includes LODs for improved performance.
  • Custom airstrip buildings, cabin, and various clutter models. Up to 8K resolution PBR materials. Cabin includes 3D interior, window rain VFX, and environmental occlusion.
  • Reworked a large section of Chunilna Creek. Adjusted elevations, fixed water placement, and removed stray trees.
  • Several details along the creek. Includes a campsite and a few bears.
  • Environmentally-Dynamic features:
    • Butterflies – Visible from May through September. Includes 4 different Alaska native variations!
    • Morel Mushrooms – Look for Morel Mushrooms popping up around the airstrip from May to July. But keep a keen eye out, as they can be quite difficult to spot!
    • Rain Puddles – Appear only when raining.
    • VFX – Smoke and campfire VFX will appear once temperatures fall to 50F / 10C or less.
    • Icicles – Icicles will appear along roof edges once temperatures fall to 32°F / 0°C or less


  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
  • 375 MB of free space (uncompressed) plus 229 MB (download)
  • The latest build of Emerald Object Library

Changelog v1.0.1

  • Cleaned up more stray trees along the Creek
  • Completely reworked terraforming along the entire Creek DEM coverage area
  • Expanded 2-meter DEM coverage area by ~4x
  • Fixed some floating vegetation

Changelog v1.0.2

  • Added dynamic icicles along roof edges (Show at or below 32*F/0*C).
  • Fixed runway surface incorrectly labeled as asphalt.
  • Fixed windsock orientation.
  • Improved aerial imagery color-matching.
  • SU9 changed the way that polygons are saved and compiled. Although there is backwards compatibility so far, Chunilna Cabin Strip has been recompiled to ensure future compatibility.

Changelog v1.0.3

  • Added new window detail texture with flags file for improved quality.
  • Changes to AirportServices to further ensure compatibility with nearby airports.
  • Fixed glass flickering inside of the Cabin when looking through an external window.
  • Fixed icicles showing year-round on small shed near runway.
  • Fixed some floating vegetation along the runway.
  • Temporarily removed collisions from the Cabin to allow internal navigation after SU9.

Changelog v1.0.4

  • Reverted AirportServices change, as it had unintended affects. After testing, the previous version was actually working as intended. Sorry for the hiccup, folks!

v1.0.5 Changelog

  • Added Buckets around Cabin.
  • Improved Cabin: Adjusted glass material, optimized model, fixes and improvements to PBR textures, added light and emissive to lamp.

v1.0.6 Changelog

  • Excluded new autogen house that was popping up over the Cabin.
  • Icicles: Rewrote visibility code to use modern template format.

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