Bob Marton

PMDG aircraft and default P3D ATC

Recommended Posts

While waiting to put the funds together to purchase an ATC add on, I have been using the dreaded default ATC.

My question is this:

When ATC issues a traffic advisory for other traffic about my PMDG 777-200 aircraft the message refers to my aircraft as "Boeing". Is there a way to change something in aircraft.cfg or elsewhere so that ATC refers to mine as 777?

I appreciate any insight (and a free ATC add-on gift for the holiday)

Rob

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

4 hours ago, Bob Marton said:

While waiting to put the funds together to purchase an ATC add on, I have been using the dreaded default ATC.

My question is this:

When ATC issues a traffic advisory for other traffic about my PMDG 777-200 aircraft the message refers to my aircraft as "Boeing". Is there a way to change something in aircraft.cfg or elsewhere so that ATC refers to mine as 777?

I appreciate any insight (and a free ATC add-on gift for the holiday)

Rob

 

you can sign up for vatsim or ivao which provide online atc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Editvoicepack will do that. But it‘s become payware too with P3D. For FSX it might still be freeware, but I‘m not sure. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tried changing the Boeing to 777 in A/C config,didn't work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, BIGSKY said:

Tried changing the Boeing to 777 in A/C config,didn't work.

You shouldn’t edit the aircraft config as that might mess things up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You'll have to edit this line in your config:

atc_model=B77L

into:

atc_model=B772

The reason is simple, default ATC has no idea what that ICAO code is same as with the 7W.

A perfect example for lack of decency of the default ATC btw.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Under the section in the aircraft.cfg

[General]

atc_type=BOEING

atc_model=B772

This works for me.

Regards Matt Williams

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you everyone, I will try that.

 

I have been using EditVoicepack for years, that did not cure my problem.

I will try the B772 change.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/21/2018 at 12:49 AM, Bob Marton said:

I have been using EditVoicepack for years, that did not cure my problem

I should have said „editvoicepack CAN do that“ out of the box it won‘t do it itself, true... but you can tell it to call „B77L“ as „777“. However, changing the UI and ATC part in the aircraft.cfg won‘t harm anyone. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now