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ryanbatcund

Freeware Piper Arrow III with VC

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Downloaded it from Flightsim.com. Quite a nice little package with an excellent VC and it's totally flyable from the VC. Has opening doors, window, movable sunvisors, etc. Comes with 3 paint schemes for different countries and even a 24 page manual.I did find one small error in the aircraft.cfg file, the ATC ID was wrong for one of the textures, but that was easily fixed.oh yeah, here's the file:pa28r201.zipMaybe it'll get posted here at Avsim too.Jim

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I agree! Great plane with several surprises. A better 2d panel bitmap is available at Sim Outhouse. Together, they make a superb model.

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Thanks for the tip on the 2-D panel update. Big improvement!Jim

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>Downloaded it from Flightsim.com. Quite a nice little>package with an excellent VC and it's totally flyable from the>VC. Has opening doors, window, movable sunvisors, etc. Comes>with 3 paint schemes for different countries and even a 24>page manual.>>I did find one small error in the aircraft.cfg file, the ATC>ID was wrong for one of the textures, but that was easily>fixed.>>oh yeah, here's the file:>>pa28r201.zip>>Maybe it'll get posted here at Avsim too.>>Jim>>>Could you post a picture of the VC and 2D cockpit?Cheers, Waldo

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Great package.Is there a way to make the windows or plexiglass clear instead of cloudy?Thanks,Ron

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Anybody know how to get intouch with the author? (Hauke Keitel)

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>Great package.Is there a way to make the windows or>plexiglass clear instead of cloudy?Thanks,RonThat's the only real drawback to this plane. It's nice that it has reflective glass but it needs to have the windows less cloudy. Some of the graphics gurus could probably fix it, but that's way over my head.Jim

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Thanks,Happy that someone else (You) noticed.It's a great package.Ron

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A brilliant aircraft but immediate ctd when trying to load in fs2004 the image appears in the select aircraft box but thats it. Cheers John

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Nice little plane. Flying from the VC is great. It does have a fogged up feel to it. You can open that little hatch on the left to get some fresh air.

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Guys, the only panel for PAIII I could find at Outer-House is for FS2004. Is there one for FSX I'm missing?Thanks.

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ArrowIII_panel_bmps.ZIPAt Sim OUThouseP.S. It DOES say for FS2004 but works very well in FSX.

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Yes, in the readme (manual) it says (here I copied from another forum I posted in)"When you write, be sure to type "PA28" in the subject, otherwise it might not get through his spam filter, anyway, his is:Keitel-SH(at symbol)t-online.de"

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Finally found this on the 35th page- BUMP!!! Getting TrackIR soon, need aircraft with great VCs. Will this be uploaded to Avsim- "arrow" in the file library gave back no response.Best regards, Donny :-waveFLYing? It's cool. Trillions of birds and insects can't be wrong.

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A quick fix for the foggy VC that uses a trick suggested by Ryan is to rename the VC glass bitmap files for this model. If you go to the directory it installs under: '...SimObjectsAirplanesPiper28R201'there are files within each of the model texture folders (e.g. texture.DEILU) called:glas1_T.bmpglas2_T.bmpglas3_T.bmpglas4_T.bmp. If you change the extensions on each of these to something else like glas1_T.bkup then the reflective textures will not be loaded and you will have a very clear window.I have found that inverting (producing a negative) of these bitmaps produces quite a nice effect as well. The glass is a lot clearer but also a bit darker. I have settled for inverting glas1_T.bmp, renaming glas2_T.bmp to glas2_T.bkup and leaving the other 2 files alone. I get a clear side view and a shaded forward view with no change to the external view of the plane.David

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I just had a very enjoyable first flight, I was going to go 22N- KWWD but I wound up on base to runway 6 KABE and spent an hour doing touch and go's and pattern practice. This VC is great in the pattern, definitely Track IR worthy. And I have Track IR in the mail...I didn't notice anything wrong with the glass BTW...Best Regards, Donny :-waveFLYing? It's cool. Trillions of birds and insects can't be wrong.

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Yeah I posted a thread long time ago....it's pretty good except:The VC windows....they really obstruct your view, especially at night....like the alpha channels are colored/tinted.... that's why I don't fly it anymore...Everything else was fantasticEDIT: LOL....this was the thread I posted in...and its really old...Hey good find though with the VC glass, I'll try it!

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When I use your link all I get is a couple of repaints.

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Hi Guys, I find that opening glas2_T.bmp in PaintShop and reducing the brightness of the image (a lot), you can tailor the side glass opacity to your own taste. Cheers,Noel.

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When I loaded it I was told that it had a FS98 guage in it and on display, it only showed half the guages and misplaced textures. What a mess?

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