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Hello:   I fly in FSX-SE on a Win 10 computer.   I have found that my add-on, prop driven aircraft have the propellers disappear when close to scenery such as buildings, trees, etc.  It appears as if the propeller goes behind the building, tree, etc even though I am parked in front or flying over. This does not happen with the original aircraft that came with the flight sim.  Has anyone else experienced this and found a solution?

 

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What particular aircraft?  Sometimes a different prop spin.bmp will fix that.

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Sounds like an aircraft that was originally made for FS 2004 and ported into FSX.  On these aircraft the original prop spin texture is often a black disc, but a replacement texture for FSX will look normal until it is viewed with clouds, some trees, and some buildings behind the texture.

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Stans:    That is exactly what is happening.  I just wondered it there was a way to overcome this.  It can be a bit disconcerting when using outside view.

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Stans:    That is exactly what is happening.  I just wondered it there was a way to overcome this.  It can be a bit disconcerting when using outside view.

THE most simple way is to let us know exactly which aircraft download you are using.  It could be a simple matter

of finding a replacement prop.bmp.

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Stans:    That is exactly what is happening.  I just wondered it there was a way to overcome this.  It can be a bit disconcerting when using outside view.

For FS 2004 aircraft ported to FSX, there is no fix as this issue relates to how the 3D model was made and how it is displayed in FSX SP2, FSX Acceleration, and FSX Steam.

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It really would be helpful to know which add on aircraft have this problem?

 

Bill

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It really would be helpful to know which add on aircraft have this problem?

 

Bill

Shhh!   It's a secret! :wink:

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Sorry:    took a while to get back to this.  The problem is really with ALL add-on aircraft.  I think Stans is correct when he says this is caused by importing FS2004 aircraft.  Just to satisfy the people who want a specific name: gac46v2.zip   Curtis Commando by Libardo Guzman, et al.  Gmax modifications by Tom Gibson.  FSX panel installed.

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I have seen it with the some of the excellent Manfred Jahn freeware aircraft which have been ported over to FSX from FS9, but he provides alternative texture files for the propellers which resolve the problem.

 

Bill

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