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Ghost wingtip strobes - can't find them in aircraft.cfg

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Hello all.I just got myself the nice freeware Kittyhawk 737-800. The one tiny thing I want to adjust are the wingtip strobe lights. I want to make them flash *rapidly* (currently they kinda wheeze on and off with a 5-second gap)So I thought I'd root out the strobe fx file and see if I could fiddle with it to make the strobes flash agressively & rapidly.Problem: I find no entry for wingtip strobes in the aircraft.cfg! Yet the plane has them...I cant find a line in the .cfg thats pointing to any wingtip strobe effect - except the aft strobe.From the aircraft.cfg:---------------------------------------------------------------------(LIGHTS)//Types: 1=beacon, 2=strobe, 3=navigation, 4=cockpit, 5=landing light.0 =1, 8.20, 0.00, 10.30, B738_BCNU , light.1 =1, 4.50, 0.00, -4.60, B738_BCNL , light.2 =3, -64.00, 0.00, 7.60, fx_navwhi , light.3 =2, -64.00, 0.00, 7.60, B738_STROBE :)

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Sounds like they are hard coded into the model. if so, you will have to live with them.....Brian

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...and they're hardcoded into the model because fs effects cannot 'follow' a dynamic moving part like a flexing wing.Here's hoping gmax strobes improve.regards,MarkXPHomeSP2/FS9.1/3.2HT/1GIG/X700pro256

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Awaaaa awaaaaaa waaaa :(I had a feeling it would be buried somewhere inaccessible!Thank you both for replying :)I think the only solution is to point another planes strobe effects at this particular plane...overriding the present one. Although without purpose-designed software its gonna take a lot of number-juggling to place them at the right spot on the wing!

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Hi Nevin,I don't know if this is going to help you directly.. but might give you a new direction to look for(?).Have you tried Scott Gridley's asynchronous strobes effects? First of all, it gives you a far more realistic asynchronous strobes effect for all planes (incl. AI).Second, if you don't want to install this, you still might(!) get on the right track seeking for a solution, by looking at the included fx_strobe.fx files (like emitter rate, delay etc..)... and maybe find, by interpreting this data, if the Kittyhawk refers to it's own strobe.fx file and settings(??).asynchronous_strobes_effects.zip (4kb) is available here for download at avsim.Good luck!Gert

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FYI, I was intrigued trying this out myself too, and downloaded the Kittyhawk. The wing-lights are indeed very slow, for a for the rest very nice freeware plane! The easiest way, I thought, to see if there's any difference possible to be made, would be by copying the total settings of other strobe fx files (if there's a difference in the settings of course)... no matter what effect it would give. I tried totally both BC738_wing.fx and B738_Strobe.fx.Alas, no change in rate of strobe could be accomplished... so the earlier gentlemen were right in saying they are hardcoded.Not that I doubted that btw.. ;)Cheers!Gert

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StormChaser-Thank you for that! I shall def download those strobe effects you mentioned! Anything to make things a little more reaslistic. Thanks for posting the filename too BTW :)Yea its a great plane...only wish the strobes would flash madly! Incidentally the best strobe effect I have seen on an FS9 airliner are the wingtip strobes on the HNAC A300s...they have got that rapid Airus-style double-flash down perfectly! WAP-WAP WAP-WAP WAP-WAP!

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