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does anyone know how to move one VC to a plane without a VC. for example, i have a DC-8 model and every thing,except a VC. after looking at some cockpit pictures online, i realized that the DC-8 cockpit is similar to a lockheed electra cockpit. i have a lockheed electra and it have a VC. is there anyway i can move the cockpit from the electra to the dc-8?

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Is this FS9 or FSX?


Ed Wilson

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My Playland - I69

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Is this FS9 or FSX?
fsx

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If the aircraft's VC is contained in a separate '.mdl' file, which FSX supports... yes, it's possible.


Ed Wilson

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My Playland - I69

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Guest drummerboy5192

? no. i dont know alot about this. all i know is that in the panel .cfg, there is a "[Vcockpit]" section.well in my p-3(military version of electra) there is.can you tell me how?

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A separate VC would be defined in the model.cfg file.The panel.cfg only defines where gauges are positioned within a VC... it doesn't physically define the VC itself.


Ed Wilson

Mindstar Aviation
My Playland - I69

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Guest drummerboy5192

then how/is it possiable to move VCs?

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then how/is it possiable to move VCs?
The model folder for the a/c you wish to use MUST contain two separate .mdl files:one for the exteriorone for the interiorIf it has only ONE .mdl file, it can NOT be done, period.

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Interests: Gauge Programming - 3d Modeling for Milviz

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ok i found a plane with 2 .mdl files. what next?

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ok i found a plane with 2 .mdl files. what next?
Replace the interior model file, and then edit the model.cfg to point to the new interior model's name.You will also need to copy/paste all of the textures that are used by the "new interior model" in the a/c's ..\texture folder.

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Interests: Gauge Programming - 3d Modeling for Milviz

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Replace the interior model file, and then edit the model.cfg to point to the new interior model's name.You will also need to copy/paste all of the textures that are used by the "new interior model" in the a/c's ..\texture folder.
I've gound it simpler to copy all the texture files to avoid having to try to identify the relevant ones.I found it necessay to copy the contents of the panel folder as well.Also, it can be necessary to adjust the eye-point. Once I found it was almost at floor level!

Gerry Howard

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