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Got the Turbine Duke V1 (FSX version) working in P3Dv4

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This is just awesome. After RealAir shut down their product line and I missed the train to get the upgrade to P3D, I got this awesome aircraft working in v4 despite it being an FSX product. Controls and effects + sound all work as far as I can tell.

It's really simple and won't mess up your P3D installation. For anyone attempting to do the same, create a folder named "RealAIr Turbine Duke" or something like that and install the aircraft in there. After the installation when it asks you to define the simulator directory simply point it to P3Dv4. Then go to the P3Dv4 Addons folder under My Documents and also create a folder there named "Turbine Duke" or whatever containing a file named "add-on.xml" with the following content:

<SimBase.Document Type="AddOnXml" version="4,0" id="add-on">
    <AddOn.Name>RealAir Turbine Duke</AddOn.Name>
    <AddOn.Description>RealAir Turbine Duke</AddOn.Description>
    <AddOn.Component>
        <Category>SimObjects</Category>
        <Path>D:\P3Dv4 addons\RealAir Turbine Duke\SimObjects\Airplanes</Path>
    </AddOn.Component>
    <AddOn.Component>
        <Category>Effects</Category>
        <Path>D:\P3Dv4 addons\RealAir Turbine Duke\Effects</Path>
        <Type>GLOBAL</Type>
    </AddOn.Component>
</SimBase.Document>

 

The path is of course the one that points to your Duke installation directory. As soon as you fire up P3D it should ask you if you want to enable the addon. If you don't get this message you've done something wrong.

I hope this will be useful to anyone.

 

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Interesting. The Duke must use all XML gauges then. I thought at least some of them were C/C++ gauges.

 

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Yes sounds are working. The only thing I just noticed is that the config tool does not seem to do anything when pointed to the sim directory, mainly because it can't find the aircraft. I changed the target directory to the folder where the Duke itself is installed and it seems to be working now. No further issues so far.

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I own the Turbine Duke, Have not used FSX for 1 1/2 years, and now have P3D4.  I am interested in applying this mod to P3D so it accepts the Duke as an add-on.  My question is, has anyone reached out to Rob (or team) at RealAir and received back his approval to repurpose the FSX-purchased Duke to the P3D4 application?

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Hi all:

As a follow-on to my previous post/question, I just received the following response from Rob:

"HI David,

If individuals wish to try the Duke in P3d V4 it is up to them. It was made specifically for P3d V2 and 3, not v4. I have seen the thread at Avsim and have no objections to it.

Regards,

Rob"

Thank you, Rob, for your generosity.  Your willingness to share your work in this way will help ensure that one of the best planes out there will continue to be enjoyed for years to come. 

And for those of you willing to connect the plane as an add-on, I just did it and everything works perfectly.

Cheers,

David

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Rob if you read this,Good on you Sir thank you for your approval to our humble efforts to continue using your excellent add ons inP3d v4,how about having a come back tour like the rock bands do and converting a few of your add ons to P3d v4,I bet you have little chuckle when you see us lot trying to convert these wonderful aircraft of your,s,hope life is good for you

Peter

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I just pointed the FSX installer to my P3D4 folder and ran it that way - seems to work except for the configurator that apparently is slaved to my FSX install.  For this I use a work around by copying over the FSX RealAir Duke ini files into P3D4 which gets the config selections active in P3D4.  Good to see that the developer is OK about having his work re purposed I was wondering how he would have felt about all of this.,

Bruceb

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@brucewtb  Using the way you installed, can you tell me if the config app shows the option to use the GTN 750 add-on?  I got the config to work by pointing it to the plane location on my drive, but I see only options to use the 500 or nothing.  (I do have the 750 loaded in other third-party planes running in P3D.

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On 01/08/2017 at 6:32 PM, armchair_pilot said:

If you don't get this message you've done something wrong.

well I got that message after following you method and i added it as required,but Turbine Duke does not show in the aircraft selection box so I can not select or load it ,but it is showing in the P3d V4 add on,s as enabled ?,wonder what I have done wrong,thanks for describing this method of installing add on,s, I hadn't tried it before so its very interesting for me, just need to sit down with a cup of tea and find what i have done wrong LOL

Peter

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2 hours ago, wizzards said:

well I got that message after following you method and i added it as required,but Turbine Duke does not show in the aircraft selection box so I can not select or load it ,but it is showing in the P3d V4 add on,s as enabled ?,wonder what I have done wrong,thanks for describing this method of installing add on,s, I hadn't tried it before so its very interesting for me, just need to sit down with a cup of tea and find what i have done wrong LOL

Peter

Is the path to your aircraft folder in the xml file correct? I would also put that folder to the exceptions list of your antivirus.

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I cant seem to get the config file to install ,No matter where I point it .I get the invalid directory message 

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I got it to work, including changing from the Garmin 500 to the GTN 750/650.

When the error pops up navigate to where your P3D4 folder is, and press OK.  The config file will then start, you can make changes and if all is working as I suggest, you should get a confirmation when pressing SAVE that the config was indeed saved.

I have to do this every time I make changes, but I really only did it twice to get all settings the way I want.

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thanks for the reply ,Unfortunately I had tried that but doesn't seem to accept the directory ,which in my case is the  C:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\RealAir Duke Turbine V2. Plane works fine all sounds working .But cannot load config program to load gtn 750/650 in to panel .I have it working in the plane via mouse select using F1gtn config .And I am running the config setup using administrative rights

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Not sure if this would make a difference but I navigated to a higher path level, as such:

D:\Locheed Martin\Prepar3D v4

When I did this two good things happened: 1) the GTN 750/650 option showed up in the config app and 2) upon exit my changes were saved.

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