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Bob,I've closed out my 6/700 livery duty now that we're getting into the 8/900. I'd be willling to do a 8/900 UPS if you can wait that long. I'm sure some one will step up and do a 700 in the mean time.

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how do any of the cargo carrier liveries work since there is no cargo version of the model??I have not seen a photo of the FedX livery yet but I assume that there is a window row? Is that realistic??just curious

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Why would you want an Unbelievably Poor Service livery anyway?;)

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Mike,since this is a fantasy livery, I based it on the 727 version FedEX used to fly. The only windows are in the over wing emergecy exit doors.

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I think Mike was asking if the full row of windows shows up in any livery. I believe the answer is no, and that the windows are part of the livery itself, and not part of the model, so you can do a cargo livery no problem.The livery artists among us can correct me if I'm wrong.

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Ross, that indeed is my questioncan anyone post up an exterior shot of the FedX livery?? I suspect the complete window line will show? (thus in the model)

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Boeing produces the 737-700 Convertible, which is their 737 freighter offering. I've based the FedEx on this model and added the winglet option as I believe FedEx would do if they operated the type. The window treatment, as far as I can determine, is correct for the type I've modeled. The US Navy also operates the type and is called a C-40A Clipper with it's windows unblanked.

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Pete, he's asking if the windows show up regardless of the livery. In other words, are they part of the aircraft model (the 3d model) as opposed to part of the livery. I believe it's the latter.

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ok, now I am really confused, since I have not seen a shot of the exterior, let me ask it this way;on the current FedX livery only ONE of the 3 statements below is correct;1. most of the seat windows with 'glass' (glass color) are shown2. most of the seat windows with 'blanks' (skin color) are shown3. most of the seat windows are not shown (i.e. no window frames)and the correct answer is...?

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thanks...I immediately went to get as that is what I was hoping fornow for the dumb part. when I went to download it shows you an image of it...as Mr Johnny Carson would say - "I did not know that"btw; since I am probably only one a very few on this forum who knows who he is and actually have seen his shows (spring chicken I ain't), here ya gohttp://www.johnnycarson.com/carson/indexflash.jsp

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That looks sweeeeeeeeet! Now for my dumb question ... does FedEx actually fly 737's? Seems awfully small for a cargo plane ... but I guess if they have remote hubs that don't require a larger plane, it makes sense.

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Not yet, but maybe...(from http://www.b737.org.uk/history.htm)-- begin quote --Boeing revealed the 737-900F study group in Sept 2003. The project is believed to be aimed at FedEx who are looking to replace their 727 fleet. It would use the side cargo door from the 700QC and be capable of taking 11 standard 2.24 x 3.18m pallets, 3 more than the -700QC and only 3 less than the 757. The -900 also has a hold volume of 51.7cu.m.-- end quote --Aaron

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I have a small problem with the FedEx aircraft. ATC adresses me as "737" rather than "FedEx 737". All the parameters in the cfg file seem correct, so I believe this is an omission in FS9. I seem to recall there's a file somewhere with all the carrier names, and I suspect this one is missing. Anyone know the fix?Thanks in advance!

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Jim,If you re-download the FedEx livery I believe Robert fixed an error in the config file. You can fix this yourself in your current install by placing a space between Fed and Ex in the atc_Airline= line of your config file.

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Thank you Pete! I suspected it might be that simple. Interestingly, EditVoicePack lists FedEx (no space) and plays the sample. That's why I was puzzled. I'll make the change to the cfg file.

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