More info & tips

 
 

This site is a virtual hangar for my X-Plane models.


In terms of XP versions I have been using quite a few of them. My longest production run was for v566 (these models I have already taken off-line), most of them I updated to v763 -my second largest run- From there I moved to v970 and I’m producing small numbers of v1051 conversions.

So, make sure you download the version you need for your system.


As per October 2012 I have rearranged and cleaned up the site to offer only v763 and v970 files (with one or two exceptions).

My X-Plane hangar

While ‘strolling’ through my hangars and premises you will notice that...

•   Most pictures are 'thumbnails' and are clickable for a larger view.

  1.   Download files can be for different versions of X-Plane; check the numbers to see they match

    your system or needs, i.e. v763, v970 etc.

  1.   The v763 download section(s) can only be reached from The v763 Museum page.


Version wise

Yes, you can update older aircraft/models yourself, but that implies quite some work sometimes and you will need different versions of X-Plane and/or PlaneMaker to do so. I tend to use the following upgrade path and PlaneMaker versions:  v566 > v763 > v864 > v970 >v1051

The current xp11 (or v11) can use v1051 models.


Most of the v7.63 models are also flyable in v8x -like v864-, but there's a few things you might want/need to do:

- Due to the new texture/paint standard for v8x you'll have to add textures for wheel and tires to one of the png's and reassign the "visual regions" from within PlaneMaker.

- And while at it, you might also want to open the png’s in a graphic program and do an 'horizontal flip' for the texture of prop blades -if the v763 one had logo's or de-ice boots painted on-.

- You'd also like to check and adjust the filenames for some instruments -if you see them in the plane's 'cockpit' folder- i.e. the artificial horizons, the nav and strobe lights buttons.

Very important for float- / seaplanes; open PlaneMaker and correct the location of the plane's water rudder -positive length datum from v763 (say, 21,5 ft.) is read as negative by v864 (-21,5 ft.).

make that positive again.

In case the v763 model was using custom settings for the flaps (Cl, Cd, and such), reset them in v864  by setting a different flap type and then back to the original type.


For the update or use of v864 models with v922 or later you might want to change the following:

- Location of the sideslip string in PlaneMaker's viewpoint / view menu, as it's again determined differently than the v864 system.

- To be able to 'beach' the floatplanes and seaplanes open in PlaneMaker and select the 'gear can retract on ground' option in landing gear / gear data menu.

  1. -and for newer v9 versions you might also want to go to the ‘expert’ menu and then under ‘special equipment’ check the ‘all engines: inverted fuel and oil systems’ option... (unless your plane is not supposed to have that).


For quick use of v900-v967 aircraft in v10 you’ll need to have PlaneMaker and AirfoilMaker v970 at hand (download the v970 demo from x-plane.com) and do at least the following:

- In PlaneMaker open the plane in question and re-save all weapons. Save the acf too.

  1. -In AirfoilMaker open and re-save all the airfoils for that plane.

Tips -additional information about the different XP versions-

The offered v970 models should be ‘ready to go’ for X-Plane v10.


For these v970 updates I re-saved acf files, exchanged most of the weapons files for misc. bodies and/or objects and batch-converted the airfoils. Any weapons that I kept in place were also re-saved in v970 format...

That should make the models ready to load and fly in v10; though there’s no guarantee on performance and handling, most of the models may be missing the specs and numbers by a few clicks.


B.t.w. in case one of the models is missing an airfoil (or it’s still an older format), you download this package containing all my airfoils converted to v970.

For use with v10?

For v1051 and also for v11?

Look then for the v1051 packages; these are v1051 updates or ‘quick conversions’ (re-saves) of the v970 models  -Sorry! they are not available for all the models.

They should be ‘as is’ also flyable in xp11, in this case again no guarantees for performance and full functionality.