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How to delete FSX default Aircraft

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Within my FSX sim objects I have many aircraft that I never use.

 

Can someone let me know how to delete these aircraft from FSX.

 

I apologise if the answer is obvious.

 

Michael


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If they are third party add ons then I'm sure they come with an uninstaller that will remove all files connected to their product. To delete them you will have to browse to your Control Panel - Add or Remove programs and uninstall them from there.

 

If you want to remove the default aircraft that come pre-installed with FSX, then I suggest you create a new folder in SimObjects with any title - I have 'Default Aircraft' - and move all your default aircraft that you don't plan on using in there. That way they won't clutter your aircraft selection screen in FSX.

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There are reasons that you should not delete default aircraft.  Many freeware addon

 

aircraft alias panels and sounds from the planes.  Some of the default aircraft

 

are used as AI in the Missions.If you don't have any addon AI aircraft packages,

 

then you will loose those in your free flights.And as mentioned, create a

 

"Hangar folder" inside of the main FSX folder to store any default or 3rd party

 

aircraft you don't want displayed.


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I agree, a lot of default aircraft are actually used for things like AI and so forth. A far better way of doing things, IMO, is to 'switch off' the aircraft you don't want. Simply go into the aircraft you wish to disable in the aircraft folder, found in simobjects folder and rename the panel folder to panel_off. It's that simple! :wink:


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Surely that won't work if the panel is being aliased. I go into the fsx.cfg delete all the repaints except fltsim.0 and preface that with //


William Hall

 

 

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To remove stock aircraft from FSX but not delete.

 

If you change the name of the Panel folder of the aircraft you want to remove to something like PanelX it then will not show up.

 

If you want to bring it back simply change the name back.

 

... I think i got that right, if that doesnt work change the name of the panel cfg (panelX.cfg) or something simular.

 

WARNING ... If you delete the microlite panel wont see any aircraft in the Free Flight window when you load the sim. This does not matter or does it stop you loading another aircraft, as soon as you select one it shows up in the viewing window.

 

Ive removed most of my default aircraft this way. Gauges shouldnt be a prob as there in the Gauges folder.

 

This process will work on any aircraft as long as there is a panel accociated with it.

 

Hope this helps

 

Rich


Richard Russell

Flight simming since 1985

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Surely that won't work if the panel is being aliased. I go into the fsx.cfg delete all the repaints except fltsim.0 and preface that with //

 

Whatever works William, certainly my description works well for me...

 

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Hello Michael,

 

I always rename the aircraft.cfg to aircraft_cfg and then mark the folder of that default plane as a hidden one. This last action "hides" the plane also in Windows Explorer.


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Vital Vanbeginne

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