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after much searching i'll ask: anyone aware of a freeware loading utility? i swear there was one , but darned if i can find it. searched here and {there] page by page, but, no joy. thanks, tt

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Were you looking for this one?http://fsflightdeck.com/acloader.htmlJust saw that they took down the download link, seeing that they are working on a new (payware?) version. I tried loading a BAE146 with the previous program but had trouble getting it balanced. Hopefully the new version is better.Anybody else know of any other program out there?Peter

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notepad.exe :DJust open the aircraft.cfg and edit the data under the "WEIGHT_AND_BALANCE" section.

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yup, that would be it. wonder if anyone whants to "zip' a copy????thanks tt

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i tried that this morning; assuming the 4 sections across were seat locations, i randomly placed passenger weights here's a copy of that section:max_number_of_stations =50station_load.0 =170.000000,0.000000,0.000000,185.000000station_load.1 =165.000000,165.000000,0.000000,165.000000station_load.2 =165.000000,0.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.3 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.4 =165.000000,165.000000,0.000000,0.000000station_load.5 =0.000000,0.000000,0.000000,0.000000station_load.6 =0.000000,165.000000,0.000000,165.000000station_load.7 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.8 =165.000000,165.000000,0.000000,165.000000station_load.9 =165.000000,165.000000,0.000000,165.000000station_load.10 =165.000000,0.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.11 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.12 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.13 =0.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.14 =165.000000,165.000000,0.000000,0.000000station_load.15 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.16 =165.000000,0.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.17 =165.000000,165.000000,0.000000,165.000000station_load.18 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.19 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.20 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.21 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.22 =0.000000,165.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.23 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.24 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.25 =165.000000,0.000000,0.000000,165.000000station_load.26 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.27 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.28 =165.000000,0.000000,0.000000,165.000000station_load.29 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.30 =0.000000,165.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.31 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.32 =0.000000,165.000000,0.000000,165.000000station_load.33 =0.000000,165.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.34 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.35 =165.000000,0.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.36 =165.000000,165.000000,0.000000,0.000000station_load.37 =0.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.38 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.39 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.40 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.41 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.42 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.43 =0.000000,165.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.44 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.45 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.46 =165.000000,165.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.47 =165.000000,0.000000,165.000000,165.000000station_load.48 =165.000000,0.000000,165.000000,0.000000station_load.49 =165.000000,0.000000,0.000000,165.000000station_load.50 =0.000000,165.000000,0.000000,0.000000;Moments of Inertia when i load the a/c #2 is buried in the ramp. if i slew to alt there is a GREAt roll moment to the right. where did i go wrong. tt

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Not quite correct. Get the aircraft container SDK at the MS site here: http://zone.msn.com/flightsim/FS02DevDeskSDK02.aspTake a look at Chapter 3, page 11 in AircraftContainerSDKFS2002.doc about the weight&balance section.You'll find that each station_load.x line is specified asstation_load.x=pounds, longitudinal position, lateral pos, vertical pos in feet as defined from Reference Datum Position of the aircraft. You can have more or less that 50 stations, just adjust the max value if you have more.And be sure that you don't exceed max weight limits of the aircraft you're trying to modify, otherwise you're going to topple over or have a hard time leaving the ground. If unbalanced, you might have a hard time achieving a stable flight. (This might depend on your realism settings)To get some max weight data on the aircraft your loading you can visit these sites:http://webpages.charter.net/rtpete/html/POH.htmlhttp://www.myairplane.com/databases/airspecFor seating and cargo positions you might also want to check the manufacturers websites.Peter

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oh! foolish me, i thought it was simple. thanks for the info, i've some work to do. tt

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TT,I can guarantee that ACLoader v4 fixes all the issues of 3.4 and then some. It's well worth the small cost for all the enhancements and improvements.

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