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Revised AC500 interior

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The new Carenado Aero Commander Shrike 500 is a great plane, but some of us (me included) thought that the interior, here especially the carpets, is a bit too much on the rough side. This new interior replaces the carpets, gives a fresh paint to the column of the yoke and brightens the interior somewhat. Milton Shupe has developed the original AC500 for FS9 and has given her a wooden panel as alternative option. That is why I have included a wooden panel here too. The worn leather has not been touched.

 

Also the Carenado Beech C90B King Air has received a cabin upgrade. The panel has the same wood and the cabin shows now a two-tone leather interior.

 

Default AC 500 panel:

Panel1default.jpg

 

Revised AC 500 panel:

Panel1revised.jpg

 

Wood AC 500 panel:

Panel1wood.jpg

 

Default instrument housing:

Panel2default.jpg

 

Revised instrument housing:

Panel2revised.jpg

 

Revised rear cabin:

Rearcabin.jpg

 

This is the zip code: carenado_ac500s_interior.zip

 

And now the Carenado Beech C90B King Air:

Here’s the default panel:

C-90BPaneldefault.jpg

 

And this is the alternative:

C-90BPanelwood.jpg

 

Here’s the default cabin:

C-90BCabindefault.jpg

 

And here is the alternative:

C-90BCabinrevised.jpg

 

This is the zip code: carenado_c90b_king_air_interior.zip

 

I hope you’ll enjoy

 

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Brilliant!  I am going to look for it in the library  :smile:

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Very nice - thanks for the time - what do you mean zip code ? no link listed - as Bert has stated you man avsim library ? thank you

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Downloaded and installed. :hi:

Why not a bright new cockpit? :wink:

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Very nice - thanks for the time - what do you mean zip code ? no link listed - as Bert has stated you man avsim library ? thank you

 

Both files are already posted !!!. I've downloaded both of them already, minutes ago!!!

Ed

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Both files are already posted !!!. I've downloaded both of them already, minutes ago!!!

Ed

 

Thanks Ed - thanks Bernd - good stuff

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Actually looks really good, still worn, but new carpets and a touch up paint job..

 

I am deleting the original folder  :smile:

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Hi Bernd:

Thanks for posting. Downloaded and installed both excellent mods. I've noticed that in the "cleaner" version of the cabin for the 500S, at night, is its a little difficult to see the engine levers (all three and with cabin lights on). Probably in a future update you could check and put that panel section a little bit more visible at night?.

I think the mods are excellent. The original cabin was too rusty an exaggeratedly damaged.

Cheers!

Ed

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Thank you gents, I am happy that you like it. Sorry that i forgot to mention that it was uploaded here on avsim, but luckily you found it. It was 2am and i was a bit tired :-)

 

 

Hi Bernd:

 I've noticed that in the "cleaner" version of the cabin for the 500S, at night, is its a little difficult to see the engine levers (all three and with cabin lights on).

Hi Ed, thanks for the info. I did not touch anything but the carpets and the panel. But I'll see what I can do about it.

 

 

Bernd

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Downloaded and installed. :hi:

Why not a bright new cockpit? :wink:

Brand new i should say.....

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Where is Richard's upper dash lights mod?  Anyone know?

 

Thanks.

 

I'll send it to you Jack

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Interesting improvement.

 

Even though the Shrike was my favorite GA plane in fs2004, I have shied away from purchasing this one as it does not represent something I would be happy to own due to it's dilapidated condition.

 

Maybe I had better explain that.

 

I don't 'actually own or fly real airplanes, so I can not account for older aircraft, but have owned many different classic automobiles including as old as a 1958 Dodge Coronet. Each car or truck was lovingly kept (if bought new) or restored to look like it just came out of the showroom.

 

That did not stop me from driving them daily or using them well, but kept them cleaned and maintained as best in mint condition. All it ever cost was a few extra dollars at the car washes, some touchup, elbow grease and a pound or two of prevention. Still do the same with my 5 year old Ford truck daily driver which still gleams spotless inside and out. (It has never been on a dirt road, or ever had a load in the back except groceries!)

 

Since my hobby is an extension of my real life, I like my airplanes the same, meticulously cared for. That is perhaps one reason I prefer RealAir over some of the Carenados (but not all) I own and leave parked. Just a matter of taste, preference and foolish fastidiousness, I know.

 

If this Aero Commander Shrike 500 was fully restored, I'd buy it and promise to dust and Armour-All inside and polish outside weekly!

 

It takes all kinds, right?

 

Kind regards,

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Interesting improvement.

 

Even though the Shrike was my favorite GA plane in fs2004, I have shied away from purchasing this one as it does not represent something I would be happy to own due to it's dilapidated condition.

 

Maybe I had better explain that.

 

I don't 'actually own or fly real airplanes, so I can not account for older aircraft, but have owned many different classic automobiles including as old as a 1958 Dodge Coronet. Each car or truck was lovingly kept (if bought new) or restored to look like it just came out of the showroom.

 

That did not stop me from driving them daily or using them well, but kept them cleaned and maintained as best in mint condition. All it ever cost was a few extra dollars at the car washes, some touchup, elbow grease and a pound or two of prevention. Still do the same with my 5 year old Ford truck daily driver which still gleams spotless inside and out. (It has never been on a dirt road, or ever had a load in the back except groceries!)

 

Since my hobby is an extension of my real life, I like my airplanes the same, meticulously cared for. That is perhaps one reason I prefer RealAir over some of the Carenados (but not all) I own and leave parked. Just a matter of taste, preference and foolish fastidiousness, I know.

 

If this Aero Commander Shrike 500 was fully restored, I'd buy it and promise to dust and Armour-All inside and polish outside weekly!

 

It takes all kinds, right?

 

Kind regards,

 

Hi Stephen, the only thing I will say is that you'll be missing a good one!, in my opinion, the best yet from Carenado.

Cheers, Ed

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Would like to know how to get the wood panel in, 

 

Me too!

 

Is there a way of changing just the panel to the woodgrain texture and not the other interior parts?

I have Ramon and Richards replacement interiors already installed.

 

Kind regards,

 

Hi Louis!

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Hi Stephen, still no answer on out panel--- Haven't seen you around much  since we were in Wichita. i really wanted to go to the one in New England last week but our exchange rate buggered that up .

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Hi Louis,

 

Have not been very active in AVSIM in the past few years.

 

Still enjoy the hobby and keeping in touch with friends.

 

Kind regards,

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Finally purchased the Shrike v 1.2 (FSX (SP2)), installed the GTN750, did a clean-up of the the interior with Ramon's excellent modification, added Ed Patino's recommended Avsim library sound set and took her for a spin.  What a blast  to fly.

 

I understand SpiritFlyer's desire for a Restored version of the Shrike, inside and out - me too. The Real Air, Lancair V2, Duke Turbine and Duke B60 are in optimal condition and still my go to planes with the exception now of the B60 which is still lacking (a yet to come) GTN750 integration - a must any more, for me.

 

Thanks to all in the community who have made the Shrike a more enjoyable bird to fly, and keep me posted on a potential Shrike "restore", or a B60, GTN750 modification -  should any of these happen.

 

All the best.

 

Brian
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Well just in the interest of balance - I love the old battered up look!  For me, it adds character.  Although saying that, I really like what Bernd has done here.    Just as Stephen said, we often all like different things, so I guess it's hard for developers to please everyone. :smile:

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Finally purchased the Shrike v 1.2 (FSX (SP2)), installed the GTN750, did a clean-up of the the interior with Ramon's excellent modification, added Ed Patino's recommended Avsim library sound set and took her for a spin.  What a blast  to fly.
 
I understand SpiritFlyer's desire for a Restored version of the Shrike, inside and out - me too. The Real Air, Lancair V2, Duke Turbine and Duke B60 are in optimal condition and still my go to planes with the exception now of the B60 which is still lacking (a yet to come) GTN750 integration - a must any more, for me.
 
Thanks to all in the community who have made the Shrike a more enjoyable bird to fly, and keep me posted on a potential Shrike "restore", or a B60, GTN750 modification -  should any of these happen.
 
All the best.
 
Brian

 

 

Hi, Brian, to add something interesting to the already existing fun, look for the turbo-commander mods posted in one of this forums, or in Avsim library, using the following key words: "500S Aero Commander Merlyn Products 320 HP Turbo System". It adds enough power to feel this beast absolutely insane (but still a real feeling), with small modifications to the aircraft.CFG file.

Cheers and enjoy!

Ed

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Hi, Brian, to add something interesting to the already existing fun, look for the turbo-commander mods posted in one of this forums, or in Avsim library, using the following key words: "500S Aero Commander Merlyn Products 320 HP Turbo System". It adds enough power to feel this beast absolutely insane (but still a real feeling), with small modifications to the aircraft.CFG file.

Cheers and enjoy!

Ed

 

 

Thanks Ed - installed and tested - indeed puts a little spring in her step - and a keeper  :smile: .

 

 

 

 

JYW - Just as Stephen said, we often all like different things, so I guess it's hard for developers to please everyone.

 

 

I suppose it's the fact that some - me included - like Stephen, wouldn't have bought the plane, without some modification, that's the stickler. Trying to accommodate all, is a bit of a sticky wicket - sales are a key motivator.  I am not a developer, so I don't know how much additional work is involved in creating a "restored" and a "with character" livery - with the same model release - but it possibly should be a consideration. 

 

For me, a major consideration in acquiring any GA aircraft, now, is whether it includes GTN750 integration. I have catalogued many somewhat sophisticated flight plans for flying at low altitude in mountainous regions. My older favourites including the Carenado F33 Bonanza, B58 Baron and others, have undergone GTN650 and 750 modifications thanks to Bert and his mods - which have kept these classics in the loop.

 

As some of us curmudgeons get older maybe we are just getting too damn picky - but we all like what we like, and buy same.  :wink:

 

All the best.

 

Brian

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