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FAIB Airbus released!

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Hi Guys

The fabulous FAIB A318, A319, A320, A321 have just been released - check out their site.

Cheers

Jont

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Great to hear! Currently I'm using old FS9 era models with Ultimate Traffic 2, when I have time I will definitely start updating my AI fleet with these modern models.

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Erez

Many thanks for your hard work - these are absolute works of art - each one a masterpiece.

Time to say goodbye to DJC.......

Once again, thank you.

Cheers

Jont

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What exactly are these? Replacement AI models? What's the link?

You answered your own question about what they are. Google FAIB and you can find their site.

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Thanks for the heads up!  I like tweaking my AI when I'm not flying, so this will be a neat little project to replace the DJC's with FAIB.   It's so amazing how far AI modeling has come, from the Project AI era to today.   Such models from FAIB and UTT pretty much look like payware aircraft at this point! 

 

It will be a monumental task to replace the DJC fleet, I think I'm going to approach this like when FAIB released their 737 classics/NG last year, by just updating the models I see when I fly in the U.S., and maybe some European carriers.   Also, as super realistic looking as the FAIB 737 and Airbus look, they don't look so much better than the models they replace (Aardvark and DJC respectively)   IMO, the predecessors look just fine the way they are.   But if these new models can look much nicer AND use less resources, which I'm pretty sure they do since they are FSX native and have had their models optimized as much as possible, it's a WIN WIN!

 

For a while, we were just seeing new AI models for older models that desperately needed replacements, like the DC-10 and MD-11, it's great to see not only a slew of new modelers (UTT and FAIB) but also that they are brave enough to tackle the workhorses of the AI world, such as these narrowbodies, that some may argue do not need replacing.   I don't believe we have seen any new releases in years from the standard bearers of the AI world, like The Fruit Stand, Aardvark, and Alpha India, so we needed new blood.   I get a kick out of seeing all these new releases, and for FSX too!   It seemed that AI was a FS9 only obsession not too long ago.

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Cool, but exactly how does this work? Will it work with UT2?

They work with any traffic program. Add the model and livery to your AI simobjects folder. And then change what model and livery the airline uses.

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can someone explain by faib models are better than the DJC ones ??

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can someone explain by faib models are better than the DJC ones ??
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FAIB FSX models are FSX Native ones, made specifically for FSX which should make them cause less performance reduction than old FS9 models I believe.

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Could someone please show me step by step how to add these FAIB models to Ultimate Traffic 2. Thanks!

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Register at the Ultimate Traffic Forum and/or read the UT2 manual, and you will get plenty of help.   Replacing the model/paint of the aircraft type used in UT2 is actually very simple, it's just there is a lot of manual work involved.   You need to download the base model from FAIB, and the paint file.  Then, you put that file in your simobjects/Ai Aircraft folder.  You need to familiarize yourself with the folder structure of FSX, as it pertains to where AI aircraft are stored, etc.  But I guarantee you, if you like what you see and can put up with the extra effort, you could become addicted to replacing the stock UT2 models/paints.  You really don't need to, because the default models in UT2 are of superb quality, even the DJC is fine the way it is, it's just that the FAIB model kicks up the realism value a notch because it has even more realistic contours than the DJC model.  But UT2 does give you the flexibility to easily add replacement aircraft!

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NGXfanatic, thanks! I will look into it and decide if its worth replacing or not.

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thanks for the info, ive spent the last 2 days replacing my airbus and boeing from Aardvark and DJC to FAIB.

 

Does anyone have any 3d redux shockwave light configs for the faib 737s and airbuses..

 

many thanks in advanced. 

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You could just copy paste the shockwave light file names from, say, your Aardvark 737 into the new FAIB aircraft.cfg.  

 

For example, change: light.0=3, -20.50, -55.70,  4.90, fx_navredh , to light.0=3, -20.50, -55.70,  4.90,  ,fx_shockwave_navred

 

You get the idea?

 

 

It's a bit tedious, but it does the job.

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