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Removing Default Aircraft from FSX

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Did a cursory search with no results, so forgive me if this has been discussed previously. BUT - I have finally set up FSX (and now SE) with all of the aircraft that I really like to fly. I'm sure others will come along, but for now, my personal livery consists of the A2A C-172, P-51 (mil and civvie), Cub, and B377, the Alabeo Tomahawk, Carenado Grand Caravan EX, RealAir Turbine Duke, Coolsky MD-80 and the Leonardo Mad Dog, and the PMDG 737NGX and 777.  Although I keep the Trike as default load (for FS2Crew), I have little use  for any of the aircraft that were installed with the sim. And there are a LOT of them! Gliders, bi-planes, tube liners, Cessnas and Mooneys... Once you have flown the realistic, hi-res, V/C stuff, the "old" FSX aircraft just lose their appeal.

 

So my question here is, what is the proper way to remove a default aircraft from FSX?  I can't remember if there is a "Remove" feature in FSX, but all of the custom planes have an uninstall feature, so there has to be a proper way to take the legacy planes out of the sim. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thank you.


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I created a folder in Simobjects\Airplanes called "Unused Aircraft" and moved all  them there. They are no longer found, but still at hand if you need a sound file, etc.


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I just moved all of them into a new folder outside FSX, and hopefully that will remove them from my choice screen next time I open FSX.


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I just moved all of them into a new folder outside FSX, and hopefully that will remove them from my choice screen next time I open FSX

 

One day you will buy an addon aircraft that references one of the default gauges and will wonder why it does not work correctly. Many third party aircraft also only initialise correctly if loaded after FSX has initialised fully with a default aircraft, without this step a lot of variables are not initialised correctly.

Simstarter (freeware) http://aviation.pero-online.de/wordpress/?page_id=105 has a handy livery manager that will hide the default liveries from the aircraft selection screen for you.

 

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Don't do it.

 

Besides referencing default aircraft/gauges also the default aircraft folder structure is sometimes referenced.


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Always use a folder called "Unwanted" in the Airplanes and Rotorcraft directories. As already mentioned, above, there are many references to default planes and helos. All the rubbish addons etc go there whether freeware or payware - and there are a lot of them, too - mainly due to the simple idiosyncratic panels.

 

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Leave the planes alone. Don't delete them, don't move them, don't create new folders for them. You are not gaining anything and you are potentially causing yourself trouble down the road. If you don't want to see them, post #2 covered that.

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Agree 100% on the "Don't remove them" scenario.  For all other aircraft that I like but don't fly

 

often, I have a "Hangar" folder inside of FSX.  Another reason is default aircraft are used as

 

AI, unless you have a 3rd party program covering that.  I use WOAI with the original FS9

 

flightplans.  Still, on rare occasions, a default will pop in if WOAI doesn't have a plane for

 

that plan.  A second good reason not to delete or move is that the default are used as

 

AI in most of the Missions.  No AI=Missions don't run.

 

Now that being said,  I did move the sailplanes and the air racers out to the Hangar.


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Leave the planes alone. Don't delete them, don't move them, don't create new folders for them. You are not gaining anything and you are potentially causing yourself trouble down the road. If you don't want to see them, post #2 covered that.

So Jim, what are you trying to say  :huh:            I understand,  and thank you  :rolleyes:


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I created a folder in Simobjects\Airplanes called "Unused Aircraft" and moved all  them there. They are no longer found, but still at hand if you need a sound file, etc.

 

Ok thank you, this worked for me,  very happy with myself   :rolleyes:   


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I'm a little confused about post #2...which appears to be the safer way to go from what I've found.  You say to rename the folder in the "aircraft.cfg".  I don't find a folder in "aircraft.cfg".  Can you clarify for me please.  Thanks.


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Don't move them or delete them. There is a way to make them not show without removing them. I cant remember but it is in the Aircraft cfg file for each aircraft. If I can remember the tweak I will post the proses in another post.

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