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After a few years of using only FSX, I have recently put FS9 back on my Flight Sim computer. I know about the freeware aircraft that the payware companies make available, but I don't know about the recent individuals who create great freeware aircraft, I am only familiar with the older ones like Lynn and Bill Lyons, Milton Shupe, Rick Piper, etc.

Which recent FS9 aircraft modelers and/or models are the best for FS9. I am interested in just about all aircraft except modern "tubeliners".

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I'd suggest you don't get stuck on 'recent' freeware - FS9 is nearly 10 years old.

 

I was hoping that not all of the recent aircraft modelers were FSX only.

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I was hoping that not all of the recent aircraft modelers were FSX only.

 

They aren't.  If you check the link I posted you will see that Milton Shupe and his gang, and others, are busy at work in FS2004. .

 

There is a saying where I come from:  ' the older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune' - don't write off older freeware just because it's old. Check it out first!

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Check the TinMouse forum and look into the VC thread if you want a 737-200 with VC. Or use the link in my signature.

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Well you have the Posky B787 by Hiroshi that was just released as freeware on flightsim.com!

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To quote from my first post:

I am interested in just about all aircraft except modern "tubeliners".

 

The Boeing 787 would qualify as this. To my knowledge the Posky B787 by Hiroshi also doesn't have a VC, which would also be a major problem for me.

 

The only "tubelines" I would be interested in would use props and not have jet engines.

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To quote from my first post:

I am interested in just about all aircraft except modern "tubeliners".

 

Ah didn't catch that detail, apologies.

 

 

 


To my knowledge the Posky B787 by Hiroshi also doesn't have a VC, which would also be a major problem for me.

 

I think the VC will be released later according the AirDailyX, if I understand correctly.

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Section8 - F86 Sabre

Isra - Mirage III (two different versions - Swiss and IDF)

Deane Baunton - Fletcher FU24

Virtavia - B66/EB66 Destroyer (Was payware, now freeware)

Aeronautica - Macchi MC202/205, Fiat CR42 and SM79

Restauravia  - Mystere IV and Nord 3202

David Maltby - Comet IV, Trident, BAC 111 (some might term these "tubeliners" perhaps but they are classic aircraft with lots of eccentricities and "mystique" - definitely not "tubeliners" by my definition)

Tom Gibson - DC6

(Can't remember the author) - Soko Galeb (Yugoslav military trainer)

 

All of these are payware quality and lots of fun. The F86 and Mirage III are possibly the best FS9 military aircraft available - payware or freeware... You mentioned Rick Piper so perhaps you have his HS748 but if not, you should try it. It may be an older product but is still state of the art in my opinion)

 

Cheers

Ian

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The only "tubelines" I would be interested in would use props and not have jet engines.

 

Calclassic is still improving on their pistonliners and there's always the various versions of the Connie around. All with VC.

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Thanks for the suggestions guys.

Ian, that is a great list you provided. I already had the Section F8 F-86 Sabre and I agree with you, it's one of the best.

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Thanks for the suggestions guys.

 

Ian, that is a great list you provided. I already had the Section F8 F-86 Sabre and I agree with you, it's one of the best.

You're welcome. They are all excellent but the Mirage III and the Nord 3202 will really blow your mind.. Enjoy!

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Check the TinMouse forum and look into the VC thread if you want a 737-200 with VC. 

 

I recently discovered Bjoern's "TinFork" Boeing 732 with virtual cockpit.  I don't know how I missed this gem.  I am using it with a few panel tweaks to suit some ISG panel enhancements and I can say it is a fantastic freeware.  Bjoern has done a masterful job of adding a virtual cockpit to the already fantastic TinMouse 732.  I don't understand why the library isn't full of repaints.  Actually, I can't find any. The TinMouse repaints don't work because the model was revised for the fitting of the virtual cockpit but Bjoern has been good enough to include an excellent paint kit.  The model can be had at his website here.  

 

it is too bad Bjoern didn't do a model for the gravel kit version because it is the most common 732 still flying in my part of the world.  Can't complain at all because Bjoern has given us is the only FS9 732 with a virtual cockpit, as far as I know.  As he said over at FSDeveloper, if someone wants to pay him by the hour he will do the gravel kit model   I'm not sure that is even true because, sadly, the 732 is his only FS9 release. Too bad for us FS9ers. He does great work.  

 

To show you here is a screen shot of the virtual cockpit, which as I said, was slightly modified with some ISG gauges to suit a Smith's FMC.  It is on a First Air repaint I did for a 732, which was recently retired.

 

Greg

 

Tinfork%20732%20virtual%20cockpit.JPG

 

 

 

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L749 by Manfred Jahn is a very nice and good looking with VC propliner.

A must have..

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I recently discovered Bjoern's "TinFork" Boeing 732 with virtual cockpit.  I don't know how I missed this gem.  I am using it with a few panel tweaks to suit some ISG panel enhancements and I can say it is a fantastic freeware.  Bjoern has done a masterful job of adding a virtual cockpit to the already fantastic TinMouse 732.  I don't understand why the library isn't full of repaints.  Actually, I can't find any. The TinMouse repaints don't work because the model was revised for the fitting of the virtual cockpit but Bjoern has been good enough to include an excellent paint kit.  The model can be had at his website here.  

 

it is too bad Bjoern didn't do a model for the gravel kit version because it is the most common 732 still flying in my part of the world.  Can't complain at all because Bjoern has given us is the only FS9 732 with a virtual cockpit, as far as I know.  As he said over at FSDeveloper, if someone wants to pay him by the hour he will do the gravel kit model   I'm not sure that is even true because, sadly, the 732 is his only FS9 release. Too bad for us FS9ers. He does great work.  

 

To show you here is a screen shot of the virtual cockpit, which as I said, was slightly modified with some ISG gauges to suit a Smith's FMC.  It is on a First Air repaint I did for a 732, which was recently retired.

Surely nice to hear some kind words about my stuff.

 

 

Still, the 732 model is dead. Too much to do, too little time, no motivation. I haven't even flown it (in FSX) in years myself because even I find the cockpit textures ugly by now. And the FSX market is saturated with three different payware 732s alone by now, so there's not much to gain with flat 2D panels that need a workaround to even run in FSX.

 

I'm perfectly willing to give away the FS9 and FSX GMax and texture source files for further work on the condition that I get credited for my contributions and that the recipient has at least basic skills in GMax, XML and paint tools.

 

The return to FS9 was not by choice. I only installed it because I was PC-less for two years and it was all that ran on my old laptop.

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Bjoern, I would like to take you up on the offer regarding the textures. I would love to try to freshen up the base textures, both inside and out!

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Bjoern, I would like to take you up on the offer regarding the textures. I would love to try to freshen up the base textures, both inside and out!

 

If .xcf (GIMP) format is okay for you, drop me a PM with your e-mail address.

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On 2/22/2017 at 11:09 AM, Bjoern said:

Surely nice to hear some kind words about my stuff.

Well deserved. Yes, there are a number of FSX-P3D models of the 732 up to present day commercial standards but you gave us a FS9 cockpit so you have my thanks, at least.  I wish you had done at least one more of your conversions for FS9 because I truly would have enjoyed the CV-580.

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On 2/23/2017 at 5:33 AM, sascha said:

Bjoern, I would like to take you up on the offer regarding the textures. I would love to try to freshen up the base textures, both inside and out!

Please share if you are able to improve on Bjoern's cockpit textures.

Greg

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17 hours ago, gaputz said:

Well deserved. Yes, there are a number of FSX-P3D models of the 732 up to present day commercial standards but you gave us a FS9 cockpit so you have my thanks, at least.  I wish you had done at least one more of your conversions for FS9 because I truly would have enjoyed the CV-580.

Well, the Convair wasn't much of a conversion in the first place. I just wanted it FSX native.

 

And besides, the model is going to be obsolelete not long from now anyway:

http://calclassic.proboards.com/thread/8238/convair-440-new-project

(Bernie uses FSX, but compiles his models in FS9 format.)

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