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Missing UTL airline

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I'm moving right along with my repaint education.

I'm starting out with smaller aircraft and will work my way up. Anyway, I hang out a lot at KSEA and over at the South ramp, there's always several Embraer 175s using the Compass airline. I cannot find a Compass airline anywhere in UTL to assign an Alaska/Horizon repaint to. I've even looked behind the refrigerator.

I copied the info from LittleNavMap (which I've recently just discovered) about this particular aircraft if that's helpful.

AI / Multiplayer Aircraft - 1 of 51 Vehicles
Title:
UTLive_E75_Daedalus
Airline:
COMPASS
Model:
E175
Registration:
N333CZ
Type:
EMBRAER
Wingspan:
85 ft

Thanks,

Mark

 

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Hello Mark,

Sort by Airline  ...  under Select Carrier chose Delta Airlines (DL) then its in Select Operator, Compass Airlines (CP)

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Yeah, what Bill said. There's a lot of these airlines that operate under the brand of larger airlines, and Compass is one of them. But, if you look at the Wikipedia page of Compass Airlines, you'll see they also operate E175 aircaft for American Eagle (on KLAX-KSEA), besides Delta Connection (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compass_Airlines_(North_America)). So, to be sure that you are hitting the 'right' Compass E175, you'll have to go to American > Compass as well (if it's there, not at my home computer now so can't check)

The same will be true for Skywest, Republic, etc. Wikipedia is a pretty good reference for these sorts of things, I found.

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Thanks for that. I poked around a bit after Bill's post and see that some of these airlines function as a subset of a larger one as you have mentioned. I've also found out that some repaints don't always work (wind up being black).

There's a whole world that surrounds ai that I've never known about. Very exciting stuff!

Mark

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Thanks, I will!

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3 hours ago, newtie said:

Thanks for that. I poked around a bit after Bill's post and see that some of these airlines function as a subset of a larger one as you have mentioned. I've also found out that some repaints don't always work (wind up being black).

There's a whole world that surrounds ai that I've never known about. Very exciting stuff!

Mark

Yeah, and it is easy to get lost in it.😉 I am just fighting with ASA SKW and don't understand why UTL displays it as Daedalus, though it seems to be correctly assigned and the UTL name does not contain "DEFAULT" .

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20 minutes ago, Nemo said:

Yeah, and it is easy to get lost in it

Not only am I lost, but I have no map and it's dark outside 😯

I just installed an A319 United at KSEA from FAIB. Man, these are nice models.

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Yes, FAIB models are great.

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And make sure you make backups, backups and backups ... In the beginning I lost a few days work (adding new ai models and repaints). That was a real pain ...

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4 minutes ago, Nemo said:

Yes, FAIB models are great.

I need to donate to this group. Somebody has some work in these ac.

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13 minutes ago, Nemo said:

And make sure you make backups, backups and backups ... In the beginning I lost a few days work (adding new ai models and repaints). That was a real pain ...

Quick question for you Nemo.

Can I substitute, say, a CRJ900 repaint for a CRJ200 without complaint from UTL?

I'm looking at RavenLabs and their 200 has not been released yet. They do have a 900 though.

This would be to replace a Jazz CARJ2000 (got this notation off of LittleNavMap so I'm assuming it's a CRJ200).

Thanks,

Mark

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You can assign anything you want. You could even assign a Boeing 747 to it and UTL won’t care 😉 the fact is that this is also the way to update your fleets without changing default schedules: just assign different aircraft models to the models that may have changed from the schedule.

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Good news and thanks.

Also Benjamin, is there a way to pull a list of generic aircraft from UTL? I'm using LittleNavMap, which is great, to identify what models are where which is a bit laborious. I'm thinking if I had a list I could hit the major airlines with a repaint provided they're flying it that particular ac.

Thanks,

Mark

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3 hours ago, newtie said:

Good news and thanks.

Also Benjamin, is there a way to pull a list of generic aircraft from UTL? I'm using LittleNavMap, which is great, to identify what models are where which is a bit laborious. I'm thinking if I had a list I could hit the major airlines with a repaint provided they're flying it that particular ac.

Thanks,

Mark

I have a small txt file which includes a list of those UTL a/c which are displayed as Daedalus in P3D. Got it from somewhere else (maybe UTL forum). I'll check it later.

 

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3 hours ago, newtie said:

... is there a way to pull a list of generic aircraft from UTL?

 

After a closer look I realized that UTL itself generates a file called generic_repaints.txt which includes exactly what we want. This is new to me and I wasn't aware. Maybe it comes with the latest W2019 update. You can find this file in the UTL main folder.

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Thanks, I'll check it out.

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You should also take a look at the newest version of UTL_FP, which also allows you to see a list of all Deadalus assignments.

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7 minutes ago, Benjamin J said:

You should also take a look at the newest version of UTL_FP, which also allows you to see a list of all Deadalus assignments.

I believe that is exactly this file (generic_repaints.txt ) which is now in the UTL main folder. It seems that it updates automatically when you change a/c livery assignments.

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Heh, that would make sense Harry, thanks for pointing that out!

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For background on fleet changes,  google the airlines wiki they have a wealth of info that can be useful in determining what 787-900 is replacing or was that airline a different name... etc

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37 minutes ago, Benjamin J said:

Heh, that would make sense Harry, thanks for pointing that out!

Indeed it updates every time when you start Prepar3D and you do load a flight. You can see it at the time stamp of the generic_repaints.txt file. It is awesome to have this information. I already assigned about 20 a/c liveries from Swiss, Air France and some others which I was not aware of that they were missing.

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I don't have a generic_repaints.txt file in my utLive folder (or anywhere else for that matter). Does anyone have an idea how to generate it?

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Do you have the latest version (V 1.2.0.0 which includes W2018 flight plans)?

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19 minutes ago, Nemo said:

Do you have the latest version (V 1.2.0.0 which includes W2018 flight plans)?

I do. I confirmed earlier today that I was on 1.2.

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