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Tom Clayton
August 3rd, 2009, 07:02
OK, as suggested, I'm starting a thread to point relatively new users to some of the older freeware files that many of us may have but never talk about any more. Here's what I'd like to get from you:


Download site - must be free for anyone to download.
Filename, including the filenames of any needed updates or patches.
A brief description of what you get.
Only one or two screenshots please.
I'm opening this up to not only scenery, but aircraft as well. Same rules apply.

I'll start with a couple of my favorites. The first one is on AvSim. It's KBOS scenery by George Grimshaw, one of the driving forces behind FlyTampa. It's a great example of the quality that you pay for in all of their other packages. The base pack is bostonv2.zip and the update is bostonv2.1_update.zip, which adds a few new features.

The second one is also on AvSim. Warwick "Wozza" Carter's P-51D v2 is one of the most brilliant freeware creations I have in my hangar. The quality and features easily beat much of the payware that's out there! In addition, with a little creativity, the paints that Garry Smith did for v1 work perfectly with v2.

Daube
August 3rd, 2009, 07:11
That's a very good idea, but I guess you should really state some precise criteria for defining what a "gem" really is.
For example, I think that an aircraft without a good VC cannot be called a gem, however
some members who only fly with 2D panels might think otherwise.
In the end, the topic might be filled with anything but gems, don't you think ?
How about creating some topics presenting an addon, and if everybody agrees on the fact that it is a gem, then you add it to this topic, keeping it clean (e.g, only you could enrich it) ?

alastairmonk
August 3rd, 2009, 07:31
Hi,

By any meaningful criteria most of the releases by our own Milton Shupe would qualify as freeware gems !

His Aero Commanders are great, you can do astonishing things with his Dash-7 despite its size and the Beechcraft D18 is a reminder of how flying was done in the old days.

All can be viewed and downloaded here:

http://www.flightsimonline.com/

Alastair

Wild Bill Kelso
August 3rd, 2009, 08:23
O.K., I'm with:

To put more "combat" into the flight, my recommendation is the
SECTIONF8 F-86 Sabre.

It's not only that she's a real beauty and great fun to fly (and to learn to handle an ancient high-performance aircraft...), she also features some "bells&whistles" which are hard to find in FS2004 aircraft (pay- or freeware).

f86_fs9.zip at SOH...]
Wrong link! See below.

Available here:
http://www.sectionf8.com/download.html

Everything you need to know about this gem (including a great support forum) can be found here:
http://www.sectionf8.com/


What else do I love about this aircraft?
Lots of nice repaints out there, such as this... :icon_lol:

http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt112/wildbillkelso_berlin/bluenose2.jpg

Cheers,
Markus.

EMatheson
August 3rd, 2009, 09:12
It's (or will be some day...) f86_fs9.zip at SOH
http://www.sim-outhouse.com/index.php?loc=downloads&page=info&FileID=2946#download

Cheers,
Markus.

That is the wrong Sabre - I believe that the files names are the same on all sites, and besides, we called ourselves "SectionF8," not "The Dogpatch Crew" anyway...

EMatheson
August 3rd, 2009, 09:40
More freeware Gems:
It feels like a cop-out to say "anything by such-and-such designer," somehow. It is a little bit too all-inclusive, if you understand me. We naturally expect there to be some variation, even among the best of the best. SO, I hope you will pardon me when I say simply: EVERYTHING by Bill Lyons.

His aircraft are many and varied. And so uniformly good!
All file names are the same on both flightsim.com and avsim.com unless otherwise noted.
Peitenpol and Stinson package:
Tiger moth: cctiger4.zip
Water: fs9wat2a.zip
Cessna T-50: skyking2.zip (marginal in FS9, but the sounds are excellent!)
Fleet 80 Canuck: canuck80.zip (not FS9 compatible)
More water: cs9watga3.zip
Golden Hawaii: cc8ghf.zip
Grumman Goose: cc9g21f2.zip on avsim, cc9g21f.zip on flightsim
Luscombe 8A: cc12lusf.zip
Piper Cub: cub4free.zip (FS9 updated version available from http://www.theoldhangar.net/ - try it out!)
Piper Tripacer: cc13p22f.zip
Piper Apache: cc7pa23f.zip
Quad City Challenger: cc11qc2f.zip
Silver Wings: slvrwngs.zip
Skyship SD: skyshipd.zip (old, but perfectly serviceable in FS9) avsim only
Fujifilm blimp: fuji2002.zip (almost identical to the Skyship SD) avsim only
Travel Air series: cc10taf.zip
Waco Biplanes: waco4free.zip (old, but perfectly serviceable in FS9)
Still more water: fs9wat.zip
Ryan STA: ccryan4.zip on flightsim only
Globe Swift: ccswift4.zip on flightsim only
Hot air balloons: blns2002.zip on flightsim only
Goodyear Blimp: gydef.zip on flightsim only
Jaguar: jag120.zip

Golden Wings: http://www.goldenwings.info/
Graf Zeppelin: http://www.theoldhangar.net/

OBIO
August 3rd, 2009, 10:34
Some of my favorite fliers are by Brian Gladden. These files can be found on Flightsim.com.

Stinson 108-3 Voyager: stin1083.zip

Piper Super Ace: supace.zip

Piper Pacer: Pa20_04.zip

Piper TriPacer: Pa22_04.zip

Cessna 140: Ces140.zip and C140upde.zip

Cessna 140 Float Plane: Ces140fl.zip

Zenith CH 801: ch801_v3.zip

Beechcraft Model 18 Volpar Wheeled: Volpar.zip and vlpr_fix.zip

Beechcraft Model 18 Volpar Amphibian: Vol_AM.zip

Noorduyn Norseman Float Plane: Norsefv2.zip

Brian has a number of other nice aircraft on flightsim.com, for FS2004 and FS2002....and for FS2000 if anyone wants to go back that far. All of the FS2002 planes that I have tried work very well in FS2004.

There are a number of nice repaints for Brian's planes on Flightsim.com.

There is also a FS2004 version of the Nooduyn Norseman with wheels, but I have to find it. The FS2002 version on Flightsim.com does not have a VC, the newer version does.

OBIO

Wild Bill Kelso
August 3rd, 2009, 11:18
That is the wrong Sabre ...

Thanks, mate!
My bad... :kilroy:

pointy31
August 3rd, 2009, 11:27
Anything from Long Island Classics, available at Avsim.com...:ernae:

Firebar
August 3rd, 2009, 11:59
Rick Piper's HS-748/780 Andover (British Twin Turboprop Transport). http://www.simviation.com/fs2004props107.htm

David Matalby's BAC 1-11 http://www.dmflightsim.co.uk/bac_1-11.htm
David Matalby's deHavilland Comet http://www.dmflightsim.co.uk/dh106_comet.htm
David Matalby's Hawker Siddeley Trident http://www.dmflightsim.co.uk/hs121_trident.htm
David Matalby's Vickers VC-10 (my personal favorite tubeliner) http://www.dmflightsim.co.uk/hs121_trident.htm

Dave Garwood's Hawker Hunter(s) http://www.simviation.com/fs2004military26.htm for the Prototype/F.3. However they are scattered all over the place.

I do like my classic British aircraft.....

Zevious Zoquis
August 3rd, 2009, 12:08
Yeah, D Maltby's stuff is excellent.

One that I always liked alot was Airhead's Decathlon. I stopped flying it after RealAir's came out as I found the FM to be a little more "nuanced" but Airhead's really was great. Very nice VC too...

However, it's tough to find now since it was distributed by ffs who are now out of business.

LIC's Christen Eagle is another fave of mine...http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=71513

hawkeye52
August 3rd, 2009, 12:58
:icon_lol: Hey Tom....it's gettin' outta hand quickly, ain't it?!?! :bump:
- H52

Motormouse
August 3rd, 2009, 14:36
Ok here's an older one,originally designed for Fs02, from 6th August 2004 we have the

Soko Galeb, over at Avsim



File Description:
FS2002/FS2004 Soko Galeb-2 v1.1 package. The Soko G2-A Galeb (seagull) is a Yugoslav made two-seat advanced trainer powered by the Rolls Royce Viper Mk22-6 engine. Includes installer for both FS2002 and FS2004. Features full animated moving parts - all control surfaces, canopy, gears, "live" pilots, ejection seats, crash effects, custom sounds, cockpit sound effects, high detail dynamic 3D virtual cockpit with clickable gauges and separate flight dynamics files for FS2002 and FS2004. Package includes different visual models with nine real life paint schemes for Croatian, Serbian, Libyan and Yugoslav Air Forces, and civilian 'Acro' and 'USAF' markings. Texture templates included. Flight dynamics, panel and XML gauges by Goran Savic, FSDS2 model by Luka Midic.

ttfn

Pete

Motormouse
August 3rd, 2009, 14:39
One that I always liked alot was Airhead's Decathlon. I stopped flying it after RealAir's came out as I found the FM to be a little more "nuanced" but Airhead's really was great. Very nice VC too...

However, it's tough to find now



can't find it, click here then ------> http://www.fs2004.co.uk/freeware/general-aviation/champion-decathlon

ttfn

Pete

thefrog
August 3rd, 2009, 16:22
The Nord 3202 at http://www.restauravia.com/page10.html has an excellent vc (either the front or rear cockpit) and some very nice touches like the engine noise becoming quieter when the canopy is closed. Sitting in the rear vc and seeing the moving head of the pilot in front makes it a very real experience. The aircraft shakes when you start and stop the engine. And it has a frightening stall! Definitely payware quality.

euroastar350
August 3rd, 2009, 16:43
Bell 212 Twin Two Twelve
(Bell_212_Basepack1.zip)
(Bell_212_Basepack2.zip)

@Sim-Outhouse
@Simviation
@Hovercontrol

Tom Clayton
August 3rd, 2009, 19:15
That's a very good idea, but I guess you should really state some precise criteria for defining what a "gem" really is.
For example, I think that an aircraft without a good VC cannot be called a gem, however
some members who only fly with 2D panels might think otherwise.
In the end, the topic might be filled with anything but gems, don't you think ?
How about creating some topics presenting an addon, and if everybody agrees on the fact that it is a gem, then you add it to this topic, keeping it clean (e.g, only you could enrich it) ?
Since around here, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, I'm leaving it up to each user. To me, many of Mike Stone's planes are gems, but others relegate them to AI use. I'm just asking for what members here think are their favorites from the past. I don't want to start any "this is better than that" in this thread. If a new user downloads something I like but then they don't care for it, I'm fine with that. As another cliche says, "One man's meat is another man's poison."

Flyboy208
August 3rd, 2009, 19:21
The best freeware FS9 airfield out there is indeed Pattonville ...

http://www.climbspeed.de/index.htm

Thanks again for Bill aka "Lionheart" for pointing me in the right direction for this stellar scenery many months ago ...

Mike :applause:

pointy31
August 3rd, 2009, 19:25
An oldie, but certainly a goodie...the Bell/Agusta-Bell 47G2, by Jean-Marie Mermaz...available at a website near you...:guinness:

FlyTexas
August 3rd, 2009, 22:06
Who can forget the still amazing Falcon 50 by Yannick Lavigne, Fred Banting, and Rob Young. Originally designed for FS2002 and updated for FS2004. Still a beauty after all these years. The FS2004 update is kinda hard to find but here's a good copy.

http://www.wspilots.com/mx/index.php?page=26&action=file&file_id=1935&modrewrite=no

Brian

Lionheart
August 3rd, 2009, 22:33
Who can forget the still amazing Falcon 50 by Yannick Lavigne, Fred Banting, and Rob Young. Originally designed for FS2002 and updated for FS2004. Still a beauty after all these years. The FS2004 update is kinda hard to find but here's a good copy.

http://www.wspilots.com/mx/index.php?page=26&action=file&file_id=1935&modrewrite=no

Brian

Brian,

Man, I was just thinking of this bird last night. Great find. I am off to fly it!



Bill

fleurdelys
August 4th, 2009, 04:18
Some of my favorite fliers are by Brian Gladden. These files can be found on Flightsim.com.

Stinson 108-3 Voyager: stin1083.zip

Piper Super Ace: supace.zip

Piper Pacer: Pa20_04.zip

Piper TriPacer: Pa22_04.zip

Cessna 140: Ces140.zip and C140upde.zip

Cessna 140 Float Plane: Ces140fl.zip

Zenith CH 801: ch801_v3.zip

Beechcraft Model 18 Volpar Wheeled: Volpar.zip and vlpr_fix.zip

Beechcraft Model 18 Volpar Amphibian: Vol_AM.zip

Noorduyn Norseman Float Plane: Norsefv2.zip

Brian has a number of other nice aircraft on flightsim.com, for FS2004 and FS2002....and for FS2000 if anyone wants to go back that far. All of the FS2002 planes that I have tried work very well in FS2004.

There are a number of nice repaints for Brian's planes on Flightsim.com.

There is also a FS2004 version of the Nooduyn Norseman with wheels, but I have to find it. The FS2002 version on Flightsim.com does not have a VC, the newer version does.

OBIO

Hi Obio,

Try this link for Brian Gladden's Noorseman... :jump:

http://www.wspilots.com/mx/index.php?page=1&action=file&file_id=1231&modrewrite=no

This site is full of surprises... :kilroy:

Cheers,

Fleurdelys

strega13
August 4th, 2009, 04:27
- boeing 747-200 ready for pushback V2 , an ex-payware now available for free . i do not think there is another airliner available for FS2004 with such a level of complexity and attention to details .
file "rfp_v2.zip" on avsim
- lionheart's bugatti package . another ex-payware that is a wonderful package . several sceneries , two driveable bugatti automobiles and an impressive roster of racing planes .
available in the download section of the outhouse
- socata TBM700A by a huge team of extremely talented developers . a superb little turboprop
tbm700_a.zip on avsim
- any airplane by team KBT , especialy all of the lockheed/kawasaki P3 variants
http://www.flightinfo.jp/FS_KBT/
- the pilatus PC-12 , king air 300 , NAMC YS-11 and caravelle by AFG ( allied FS group )
http;//www.alliedfsgroup.com/
Moderator Edit: AFG has closed shop, so here's a link that (as of 12 Nov 2011) will get you the six latest base packages of the YS-11. The vast number of repaints are easy enough to find too.
http://www.flightsim.com/file.php?cm=SEARCH1&match=namc+complete+et+al

- samdim design has plenty of great russian gems to fly with and an incredible little cap 10 aerobatic
http://samdimdesign.free.fr/
- the magnificient cessna 150 by fravin . without a doubt one of the very best freeware GA airplane on FS
http://www.fs-tutorials.com/en/down_planes.php

there are plenty more available , just way too many to list LOL

Blackbird686
August 4th, 2009, 05:47
Let's not forget Dave Copley's excellent line of P-38 Lightnings for FS. His latest Glacier Girl P-38F, the P-38L, N and J models, as well as the ultimate Lightning... the XP-38N, the best freeware P-38's available.

www.kazoku.org/XP-38N

BB686:USA-flag:

nzntn
August 4th, 2009, 07:02
Dont Forget

Rick Pipers A22 Fox Bat http://www.horizonsimulation.com/downloads.htm

Mudry Cap-10 http://samdimdesign.free.fr/

EMatheson
August 4th, 2009, 07:14
More Gems of Freeware:
Holger "The Amazing" Sandmann

His Glacier Bay scenery is done to payware standards - indeed, in shares many of the best features of his amazing Tongass Fjords payware package. It is a total-environment-upgrade, addressing almost all features of the sim in a large area of Alaska. Truly, it is a "Must-Have" scenery!
Attached are some shots of one recent flight there...
The scenery can be had at avsim and flightsim with these files names: glbayv2a.zip, glbayv2b.zip

I am also an enthusiastic user of Holgers truly amazing Columbia River Gorge - a large and full-featured enhancement of the Columbia River area in Washington and Oregon. It can be had at avsim with these file names: cr_gorge.zip, crg_upd1.zip. A very nice AI package can be found with the file name gorge_ai.zip. There is also an update to make this scenery compatible with Ultimate Terrain - utusacrg.zip - and another file to make it compatible with FlightZone 2: Portland - http://forums.simflight.com/viewtopic.php?f=231&t=75470.
This is a very nice scenery indeed! The last two shots attached show small portions of the area covered, and neither are terribly representative - but you can see that it is a very nice place anyway!

Anyone who wishes to augment my screenshots with better ones of their own may - these sceneries should not be left misrepresented by my feeble attempts!

pointy31
August 4th, 2009, 07:26
twin Bonanza, by Eric Dantes...:icon29:

Tom Clayton
August 4th, 2009, 08:08
:icon_lol: Hey Tom....it's gettin' outta hand quickly, ain't it?!?! :bump:
- H52
Are you kidding??? This is exactly what I wanted! :applause:I thought I'd seen and flown most of the best out there at one time ar another, but I just tried that Falcon for the first time!

Keep it up!

Wild Bill Kelso
August 4th, 2009, 08:30
May I add another one?

Strange thing - in german we have this saying:
"Manchmal sieht man den Wald vor lauter Baeumen nicht!"
Hard to translate, but it should mean not to see the forest for the trees...

My today's gem is the
SOH Project A-26 Invader! :applause:

http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/forumdisplay.php?f=49

As I just read in another thread here, even well-known and experienced repainters still put their brushes on this outstanding (yes, I know: this phrase is sometimes overstressed...) jewel!

Cheers,
Markus.

EMatheson
August 4th, 2009, 08:37
de Havilland Mosquito by Brunosk
BSK_MosquitoNFII_V4.zip (http://sim-outhouse.com/index.php?lloc=downloads&loc=downloads&FileType=cfs2-aircraft&page=downloads&Category=BRI&FileUploadName=&ammm=15&pap=3#download) on SOH. Originally a CFS2 plane, it is nonetheless a gem in FS9, especially when the dynamics from De Havilland DH98 Mosquito NFII for Fs2004 (http://sim-outhouse.com/index.php?loc=downloads&page=info&FileID=2019) are used and skins by Morton and RobH are applied!

Richard Westcott
August 4th, 2009, 08:46
Tim Conrad's OV10 Bronco and OV1 Mohawk both at Flightsim ov10a_v2.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=110537) and ov1d-mhk.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=94039)

Team FSKBT Orions, EP3 ep3e_vq1.zip, VP3 vp3a_dsk.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=90436), P3 p-3c_.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=88942) and p3up_kbt.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=89838) plus the AEW version which I could not find.

dhasdell
August 4th, 2009, 09:14
I'm with EMatheson - anything by Bill Lyons, with the addition of any scenery by Leon Louis to fly it. Golden Hawaii is well worth having, too.

guzzi
August 4th, 2009, 09:54
I like the lighter stuff , so:-

Anything by David Rowberry (flying wing hangliders and gliders), Mitsuya Hamaguchi (not aircraft!), Dirk Stuck (not aircraft!) Messerschmitt KR-200 by Rainer Girbig search at Avsim/flightsim

Almost everything from this site, planes, scenery the lot, http://www.flightsim.cz/index.php?lan=1

Rick Pipers Chipmunk and Slingsby T21B

AstirCS by Max Roodvelt at Avsim

ASW28 by Peter Frank:- http://www.virtualsoaring.org/flight/downloads/fs2k4/aircraft/asw28-fs91.zip

Robin DR221 http://www.fs-tutoriels.com/fr/tel_avion_DR221_02.php

Wolfgang Pipers Gliders and sailplanes: http://www.fsglider.de/p_e.htm

Utva 75 by Luka Midic at flightsim.com

Yakovlev Yak-18 by Wolfram Beckert and Nick Schreger. over at flightsim.com

Britten Norman Islander's and Trislander at http://www.m-r-software.de/ac.htm

Valmet L-70 Vinka at http://files.fsnordic.net/?download=1165

Maule M-7-260 by M.Maliniemi, K.Virtanen, I.Grant, R.Horelli, A.Swindle, S.Grant, T.Foosnes - at avsim/flightsim

TomSteber
August 4th, 2009, 11:00
Let's not forget Dave Copley's excellent line of P-38 Lightnings for FS. His latest Glacier Girl P-38F, the P-38L, N and J models, as well as the ultimate Lightning... the XP-38N, the best freeware P-38's available.

www.kazoku.org/XP-38N (http://www.kazoku.org/XP-38N)

BB686:USA-flag:

Bad link

Navy Chief
August 4th, 2009, 12:11
This is a GREAT thread, because I am installing FS9 onto a laptop I just got, and am starting from scratch!!!

Thank you!!!

NC

Motormouse
August 4th, 2009, 12:40
Got another 'oldie but goodie', a scenery file this time,
freeware from Richard 'Georender' Goldstein,an fs2002 scenery that nonetheless works in fs2004,
at Avsim (and maybe a few other places)

Spotted Bear USFS (8U4)



File Description:
Phototextured rendering of a US Forestry Service airstrip deep in the mountains of Western Montana. Includes ground detail and shadow effects, as well as detail and reflection on the water. Water landing possible. Plenty of choices for flying fun with a curved grass strip surrounded by tall trees and a meandering river. Beware of puddles on the runway!

ttfn

Pete


(Dave Eckerts' Stearman Kaydet is a good match)

Wulf190
August 4th, 2009, 12:48
Where can I get that Twin Bonanza?!

Motormouse
August 4th, 2009, 12:57
Where can I get that Twin Bonanza?!

either Avsim or Flightsim.com, search for Eric Dantes
(which will also net you his freeware Twin Otter,Stampe SV4, and Socata Rallye)

ttfn

Pete

Wild Bill Kelso
August 4th, 2009, 12:59
Where can I get that Twin Bonanza?!


Here at flightsim.com:

FS2004 (ACOF) - FS2004 General Aviation FS2004 Beechcraft Twin Bonanza
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=76066) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=76066) ]
Name: twin_bon.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=76066) Size: 9,462,046 Date: 04-29-2004 Downloads: 16,152
http://www.flightsim.com/j/twin_bonp.gif http://www.flightsim.com/j/twin_bon.gif http://www.flightsim.com/files/devaward.gif http://www.flightsim.com/wbicons/fcq1.gif http://www.flightsim.com/wbicons/fbq1.gif FS2004 Beechcraft Twin Bonanza. Made using FSDSV2. Uses default gauges. Includes several liveries plus a paint kit. By Eric Dantes.



FS2004 (ACOF) - FS2004 General Aviation FS2004/FSX Twinstar Beechcraft Twin Bonanza
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=114604) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=114604) ]
Name: twinstar.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=114604) Size: 17,727,151 Date: 08-08-2007 Downloads: 3,906
http://www.flightsim.com/m/twinstar.gif http://www.flightsim.com/wbicons/fcq1.gif FS2004/FSX Twinstar Beechcraft Twin Bonanza with new paint scheme, interior and panel modification. Includes a choice of two sound sets. Original model by Eric Dantes. Mods by Chris Tuinstra.

aeronca1
August 4th, 2009, 13:41
Some Soviet/Russian heavies! In my opinion, some of the most intensive freeware tubeliners available. Equivalent or better than payware.

http://www.protu-154.com/index_e.html

Motormouse
August 4th, 2009, 14:03
Ok, here's another that don't get a lot of 'air' time (does in my hangar)
fly it from the VC,and watch those control runs, from here at Outhouse
Steven D Myers Porterfield-Turner Collegiate

---> http://www.sim-outhouse.com/index.php?page=new&loc=site/news&newsid=463

and who can forget Jed Marsh's planes either

http://www.pavaservices.com/cfs/

and although its an unfinished 'Beta' (but much more finished than a lot of completed projects from other sites) the Percival Prentice can be found here

----> http://www.pavaservices.com/cfs/prentice_beta.htm

ttfn

Pete

FlyTexas
August 4th, 2009, 14:13
Here's another FS2002 beauty who's survived the test of time. The Robin 400 by (once again) Yannick Lavigne, Fred Banting, Rob Young...and converted for use in FS2004 by Eric Dantes. Wonderfully modelled, textured, and flys great. Check out the texturing on the pilot. Amazing! Can be downloaded from Flightsim.com. Files needed are dr400v1.zip and dr400_04.zip.


Brian

Navy Chief
August 4th, 2009, 16:20
The best freeware FS9 airfield out there is indeed Pattonville ...

http://www.climbspeed.de/index.htm

Thanks again for Bill aka "Lionheart" for pointing me in the right direction for this stellar scenery many months ago ...

Mike :applause:

Never heard of it until now. Thanks!!!

NC

arl
August 4th, 2009, 16:32
Sorry if these are too obvious, a sample from my overstuffed hard drive - but then they're all too good to push into the hangar, amongst the light stuff how about the Golden Age Taylor Cub at

http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=128605

their New Standard D25A at http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=118971

not to mention the earlier Waco ATO/CTO package at

http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=98532

coming across the pond Oliver Fischer's Bucker Jungmann at avsim -check out his Junkers JU52 while you're there:

http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=117785

Gunter Graemer's Me108 and his Cirrus SR20 shouldn't be missed....if you can find a download site with them - sorry I got them from his site but I think he closed it down, but of course I could be wrong!

The new Auster Aiglet at

http://www.classicbritishfiles.com/

and nosey around for anything Auster or Miles for starters at that site

The Piel Emeraude at http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=94795

The Aero Heaven Hurricane is vastly better than a payware version out there, but then so is Robert Sanderson's - both can be found at flightsim.

then up the pace with the Saab Draken which I thought was something like ....bookmark.se - but I can't find it at present

or for airliners naturally the FSDZ Constellation at

http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=80675

and of course the C-46 at

http://www.flightsim.com/file.php?cm=SEARCH1&fsec=0&fname=C46GA.ZIP

for more scarcity value Peter Larkham's lovely Cunliffe-Owen Concordia at

http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=117701

The Derek Palmer DH-104 dove has been mentioned recently in the forum:

http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=100500

and any airliner by Manfred Jahn and also Jens Kristensen who has covered everything from early Vickers Vimy biplanes through to the Comet 1, and they all fly well.

Kirk Olsson did a lovely F-16 family, and Mirages and the F-86 for whistling round the valleys in.

Milton's Spartan is brilliant but that is covered above and so is Dave Eckert's Stearman.

Flyboy208
August 4th, 2009, 18:27
Never heard of it until now. Thanks!!!

NC


You are gonna love it Chief - Happy to help a shipmate out! Mike :wavey:

modelr
August 4th, 2009, 19:36
Bad link

Funny it doesn't work. My favorites list shows it's correct. Let's try it again. http://www.kazoku.org/xp-38n/ (For David C. Copley P-38s)

EMatheson
August 4th, 2009, 19:40
An often forgotten gem of awesomeness: the PWDT Zlin 43
pwdt_zlin43.zip on AVSIM.com, pwzlin43.zip on flightsim.com

Very detailed model, stunning textures, great FD, and enough systems depth to make even the hardest-hearted of us read the manual.

http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=103591 (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=103591)
http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=103592 (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=103592)

The pictures are not mine - but from the creators original files.

EMatheson
August 4th, 2009, 19:52
Great freeware airports:

EDLM, Marl-Loemuehle
edlm2005.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=95096) on flightsim.com

Animated people, traffic, custom AI (with decent repaints should you wish to fly them), a very nicely executed airport, and a rather unique and one-of-a-kind in FS flyable aircraft model are included in this high-quality package.

Photos from the creator.

http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=view&fn=%2Fhome2%2Fflight%2Ffiles%2F64%2Fedlm2005.zip&an=EDLM2005_1.jpg&idx=361
http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=view&fn=%2Fhome2%2Fflight%2Ffiles%2F64%2Fedlm2005.zip&an=EDLM2005_2.jpg&idx=362

CYBD, Bella Coola
bc_bella.zip on Avsim and Flightsim
If you have Ultimate Terrain Canada/Alaska, download these additional files from the same places: sebclod9.zip, ut_bc_hs.zip.

The airport is not updated, but it does not need to be. Trust me.

Photos from the creator.

http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=56874
http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=56875

Tom Clayton
August 4th, 2009, 19:56
Bad link


Funny it doesn't work. My favorites list shows it's correct. Let's try it again. http://www.kazoku.org/xp-38n/ (For David C. Copley P-38s)
It's case sensitive. I was going to edit the original post after I read through the thread, but I see I don't need to...:kilroy:

Keep 'em coming y'all!:icon29:

EMatheson
August 4th, 2009, 20:09
Great freeware airports:

9Dragons Kai Tak
9dv2-1.zip, 9dv2p1-1.zip, 9dv2p2-4.zip, 9dv2p3-4.zip, 9dv2p4-4.zip, ai_kt_hb.zip, 9dktales.zip on Flightsim; 9dv2-1.zip, 9dv2p1-1.zip, part_2of4.zip, 9dv2p3-4.zip, 9dv2p4-4.zip, ai_kt_hb.zip, 9dktales.zip on avsim

Payware Quality rendering of Hong-Kong, including photo-textures for most of the island, custom autogen, animated ships and cars, and two airports modelled (one more dismantled than modelled, but close enough).


Jesenicko v2
jes2.zip on Flightsim, jes2_051121.zip on Avsim

Small, impeccably modelled grass glider fields set in wonderfully done photo-real terrain. Truly a "Must" for the light-GA flyer!

Photo by the creator.

http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=view&fn=%2Fhome2%2Fflight%2Ffiles%2F64%2Fjes2.zip&an=screenshots%2Flksu.jpg&idx=2694

CYEE, Huronia
huronia.zip on Flightsim, huronia_cyee.zip on Avsim

A small, photo-real airport in Ontario. Not fancy, but solid. Absolutely perfect alone, even better with Ultimate Terrain Canada/Alaska.
Features a nice set of objects, custom ground textures, and seasonally changing features.

Photo by the creator.

http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=view&fn=%2Fhome2%2Fflight%2Ffiles%2F64%2Fhuronia.zip&an=Huronia+CYEE%2FHuronia+CYEE.jpg&idx=34

EMatheson
August 4th, 2009, 20:27
Great freeware airports:

Pleurtuit - St. Malo
lfrdv1a.zip and Flightsim, lfrd2004-v1a.zip on Avsim

A truly amazing piece of photo-scenery.
This is the freeware work of the designer of the famous FlightScenery payware addons - and the same quality exists here.
The scenery manages to be both fully detailed and chuck-full of beautiful VFR landmarks AND frame-rate friendly!
You do not want to miss this one.

Photos by the creator.

http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=57075
http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=57076

Louisiana Wetlands
lawetlandsvol1.zip, lawetlandsvol1sr1.zip, louisianawetlandsv2.zip on Avsim

A beautiful set of small bush airstrips in southern Louisiana. These are all very close in proximity and are very well done, with custom AI traffic and plenty of animated birds.
Beware, these do not play nice with Ultimate Terrain, USA! As the readme says:

These FS Airfields are based on real-world private airfields that no longer exist due to coastal erosion and years of neglect and hurricanes...
so you may need to do some fiddling with scenery design techniques to use these with Ultimate Terrain. That's what I did, and have not regretted it!

Photos by the creator.

http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=136134
http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=136135
http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=168549
http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=168550

TomSteber
August 4th, 2009, 20:30
Funny it doesn't work. My favorites list shows it's correct. Let's try it again. http://www.kazoku.org/xp-38n/ (For David C. Copley P-38s)
That one worked! Thanks

EMatheson
August 4th, 2009, 20:38
Great freeware airports:

RealNZ Paraparauma
http://www.windowlight.co.nz/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=14&Itemid=52

There are many very nice sceneries included on the linked page, and many of them may be mentioned later in this thread (some, like Coromandel and Wanaka are of especial mention, IMHO), but I highlight Paraparauma because it is a very nice little photo-real aerodrome not available elsewhere that I happen to value... it is not fancy, but it is as solid as it comes.

KPLN, Pellston Regional
kpln_fs9.zip on Flightsim; kpln_fs2004.zip, kpln_afcad.zip, kpln_fs2004_patch.zip on Avsim

Payware quality - in fact, high-end-payware quality, with photo-textures for whatever a photo-texture can be applied to, custom AI traffic, animated ground traffic, autogen, animations, lights... I am not completely certain, but I believe it also does a good deal of enhancement to the surrounding areas not covered by the photo-textures by way of land-class... As I have said before, many great sceneries match this one, but none can better it.

Refer to this thread for screenshots: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php?t=20370

Naki
August 4th, 2009, 21:18
Great list guys ..I was going to mention some freewarea aircraft I like but its all mentioned above...nice to see some NZ scenery in here...heres some pics of Paraparaumu as mentioned above..

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/Naki_04/fs92008-07-1123-19-30-35.jpg


http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l193/Naki_04/fs92008-07-1123-16-02-01.jpg

Here's another nice NZ airport which has been on my sim for a long time.........

Category: Flight Simulator 2004 - Scenery (http://library.avsim.net/index.php?CatID=fs2004scen) NZQN Queenstown Intl Airport http://library.avsim.net/images/ZipDive.png (http://library.avsim.net/zipdiver.php?DLID=62243) http://library.avsim.net/images/Download.png (http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=62243)



Images related to this file:

_158766-1.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=86056)


http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=86055 File Description:
Small international airport in the touristic heart of New Zealand's South Island. Covers entire airport area with custommade photo- real textured scenery (buildings, cars, aircraft, airport equipment, dynamic scenery, etc). Includes mandatory FS2002 Lakes Fix by Christian Stock. Aerial Textures by Robin Corn. Scenery by Peter Lohr.
Filename:nzqnv1.0.zipLicense:FreewareAdded:27th February 2005Downloads:10019Author:Peter Lohr, Robin CornSize:13105kb

Wing_Z
August 4th, 2009, 22:13
Great thread, Tom any moment now you may have to start a database!
I'm scrolling down my planes list, found 2 goodies by Oliver Fischer
At Flightsim.com:

FS2004 Buecker 131 Jungmann
Name: bueck131.zip Size: 18,579,934 Date: 02-27-2008 Downloads: 1,146
FS2004 Buecker 131 Jungmann. The Buecker Jungmann was the first plane produced by the new Buecker Flugzeugbau GmbH company founded in 1932. The prototype Bu 131A V-1, registration D-3150, was conceived as a training/private plane capable of aerobatics and powered by an 80 hp Hirth HM60R inline engine. It made its inaugural flight on 27th April 1934. By Oliver Fischer.

FS2004 Junkers-52/3M
Name: junkr522.zip Size: 36,686,753 Date: 02-27-2008 Downloads: 2,638
FS2004 Junkers-52/3M. The Ju52 was widely used in the thirties. It made many experimental flights all over the world and routes into the Far East were made possible by this aircraft. The "Junkers-Flugzeugwerke" in Dessau developed it originally as a single engine cargo aircraft in 1930, under chief constructor Ernst Zindel. A few months later construction began on the well known three-engined JU 52/3m, the change was triggered by several interested airlines looking for a reliable design. This version saw commercial service first in 1932. By Oliver Fischer.

viking3
August 4th, 2009, 22:36
A great place for excellent scenery add-ons for the province of Ontario is:

http://www.flightontario.com/index.html

For the rest of Canada there are great freeware and donationware scenery available here:

http://www.fsnb.ca/Canuk/

and a guy named Greg Putz has done some really nice Saskatchewan airports which are available at Flightsim.

Keep it up guys, there are lots of undiscovered gems to be had out there.

Regards, Rob:ernae::canada:

Fauville
August 5th, 2009, 01:33
Any of these sceneries are great, all GA airfields in northern France and the Loire valley:medals:

http://pagesperso-orange.fr/christian.dupriez/

http://pagesperso-orange.fr/p.dumat/htm/menu.htm

Zevious Zoquis
August 5th, 2009, 08:31
Great freeware airports:

Pleurtuit - St. Malo
lfrdv1a.zip and Flightsim, lfrd2004-v1a.zip on Avsim







oh this one is just lovely. Thx...

lemonadedrinker
August 5th, 2009, 10:41
Hi,
great thread.
here's a couple more names for searches

Libar Guzman's great C-46 Commando

Manuele Villa, Stefano Meneghini who I think work together (?) sometimes to produce fabulous early and 1930ies airliners from Savoia Marchetti and FIAT. Am waiting for the G-12 which I think is somewhere just over the horizon ! Available from flightsim and others

www.calclassic.com (http://www.calclassic.com) for a wonderful range of propliners-- DC6s, DC7s, Martins and Convairs..all now with worked over VCs and all great aircraft to fly. A project from Manfred Jahn and team has been the Beautiful Constellation in a range of models and textures. A truly wonderful work of computer art!
Still findable is the original Connie(FSDZigns) without VC from John White which is a fabulous model .

I nearly missed out Hauke Keitel and his 2 great airliners; the FW200 and Ju90 !

Andy.

Alain_F355
August 5th, 2009, 14:03
A few planes that are a bit harder to find because they have their own site.

The MD-11
http://www.overland.co.jp/japaneseairports/special.html

The Fouga Magister
http://restauravia.com/page10.html

The MD-500, EC-120B and AS-350
http://nemethdesigns.com/products.html

Mitsubishi F-2 and Lockheed P3-Orion
http://www.flightinfo.jp/FS_KBT/dai.htm

Navy Chief
August 5th, 2009, 16:28
This may have already been mentioned; not sure.

http://www.flightinfo.jp/coral/f-15hangar.html

NC

Navy Chief
August 5th, 2009, 16:32
Had trouble deciphering the Japanese site for the Mitsubishi. But found it at AVSIM:

Category: Flight Simulator 2004 - Original Aircraft (http://library.avsim.net/index.php?CatID=fs2004ac) Mitsubishi F-2A Beta Model Version 2 http://library.avsim.net/images/ZipDive.png (http://library.avsim.net/zipdiver.php?DLID=121186) http://library.avsim.net/images/Download.png (http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=121186) Images related to this file:



f-2a_dko-1.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=202414)
f-2a_dko-2.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=202415)
f-2a_dko-3.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=202416)
f-2a_dko-4.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=202417)
f-2a_dko-5.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=202418)

http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=202413 File Description:
F-2 is a Japanese fighter aircraft and it has developed with United States. Its blue oceanic flight livery is called "The most beautiful camouflage livery of the world". And its three divited canopy and big-wide wing is the most different part between F-2 and F-16.This model is only for FS9.You can't be used with FSX.By Team FS KBT.

Filename: f-2a_dko.zip License: Freeware Added: 5th May 2008 Downloads: 7596 Author: Team FS KBT / Daisuke Yamamoto, Hiroaki Kubota, Shingo Katsumata with Friends Size: 75193kb

Motormouse
August 6th, 2009, 14:04
go here -----> http://lszh.aviation-art.ch/index.php?lang=en

to find a very nice,freeware,Zurich Airport

( more screenies on the site...waayyy too many to link here http://lszh.aviation-art.ch/index.php?option=com_phocagallery&view=detail&catid=3%3Afreez_until_v0.7&id=20%3Afs9_20&tmpl=component&Itemid=68&lang=en)

ttfn

Pete

Wing_Z
August 6th, 2009, 14:46
It is very nice, they are working on getting it a little more frame-friendly.
If you want the full version, note this (and they are not kidding):
Fr schnelle(re) PCs mit AMDs x2 6400+ oder Intels Core2 Duo E6600 und besser!! Ebenso wird eine Top Grafikkarte vorgeschlagen, sowie mindestens 4GB RAM (XP~3.2GB).

EDIT:
Scrolling down to the "D"'s in the aircraft list:
How about the brilliant DSB Tornado
http://www.simviation.com/cgi-bin/syb.cgi?section=military&file=dsb_tornadogr4_32.zip
There are various panel updates also at Simviation.

And Rick Piper's amazing DH Chipmunk V3:
http://classicbritishfiles.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=28&func=fileinfo&id=683

Motormouse
August 6th, 2009, 14:52
It is very nice, they are working on getting it a little more frame-friendly.
If you want the full version, note this (and they are not kidding):
Fr schnelle(re) PCs mit AMDs x2 6400+ oder Intels Core2 Duo E6600 und besser!! Ebenso wird eine Top Grafikkarte vorgeschlagen, sowie mindestens 4GB RAM (XP~3.2GB).

quick note, all previous versions are there for d/l under the 'alter files'
heading, version 0.5 is probably best place to start for low-end machines.

ttfn

Pete

daypharris
August 7th, 2009, 16:27
Let's not forget Gnoopey's ( Tom Kohler ) outstanding Republic P-47M!!

Category: Flight Simulator 2004 - Original Aircraft (http://library.avsim.net/index.php?CatID=fs2004ac) Republic P-47M-1 Base Package v2.3 http://library.avsim.net/images/ZipDive.png (http://library.avsim.net/zipdiver.php?DLID=116380) http://library.avsim.net/images/Download.png (http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=116380) Images related to this file:




p47m_923-1.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=191368)

http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=191367 File Description:
FS2004 Republic P-47M-1 Base Package v2.3. The Republic P-47M-1 was the fastest of the production Thunderbolt models built by Republic based on a design from Major Alexander de Seversky. An installation 'Wizard' will help you install the multi-resolution P-47 Gmax model, including clickable virtual cockpit, full animation, reflective textures with dynamic shine, backlighted VC gauges, custom effects, HTML checklists and documentation (enhanced with pages from original Pilot Operating and Training Manuals) as well as droppable tanks. The archive contains two different 3D models - one classic 3D cockpit based on a D-28 and a modernized one with mostly Concorde instruments - a 2D panel for those who want (by hand activation necessary). It includes a 'bare' aluminium base texture set. Sound package included. DXT3 as well as high resolution 888-type 32-bit textures are included.

Filename: p47m_923.zip License: Freeware, limited distribution Added: 24th January 2008 Downloads: 6165 Author: Tom Kohler Size: 33882kb

Tom Clayton
August 7th, 2009, 19:46
You can't mention Tom Kohler (our very own Gnoopy) without mentioning he fantastic Superfortress Mania packages! This is the base:

Boeing B-29B Superfortress - base package http://library.avsim.net/images/ZipDive.png (http://library.avsim.net/zipdiver.php?DLID=69101) http://library.avsim.net/images/Download.png (http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=69101)

Other files which are related to, or may be required by, this file:

Superfortress 'Mania' patch #987 (Download #69396) (http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=69396)
Boeing B-29B Superfortress - base package (Download #69101) (http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=69101)

File Description:
FS2004 Boeing B-29B Superfortress (mania) base package. The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was very close to every aviation engineers dream back in the late thirties and early forties of the 20th century. She was designed to fly higher, farther, faster, safer for their crews and with more damaging payload than any other plane before in the history of mankind. And she did those tasks well. Visual model by Tom Kohler based on previous freeware source from various designers - huge credits included! Accurate, 'hand flyer' Flight Model by Tom Kohler, built using Flight Model Workbook version 2.84.40 from mudpond.us and based on the 1% B-29A flight model from Gregory Pierson from avhistory.org. An Installation 'Wizard' will help you install the Multi-resolution GMAX model, including clickable virtual flight deck, fully animated, reflective textures with dynamic shine also in the VC, gauges from Microsoft CFS2, backlighted VC gauges, custom effects, HTML Checklists and Documentation. Sound package originally from Skysong Soundworks (b24snz.zip by Aaron R. Swindle). PRE-RELEASE had over 9,000 downloads.


Filename:b29b_910.zipLicense:Freeware, limited distributionAdded:24th June 2005Downloads:22864Author:Tom Kohler, Graham of VB planes, Christophe Rosenmann, Jerry Beckwith, Gregory Pierson, Kirk Longendyke, Troy Corwin, Hermann Boltz, Milton ShupeSize:28226kb

Motormouse
August 8th, 2009, 02:22
can't afford Aerosoft's HelgolandX scenery?
Get the freeware alternative from here ---> http://www.m-r-software.de/

one of many screenshots ----> http://www.m-r-software.de/images/Ost4/060924_EDXH_4.jpg

and while we're talking about Aerosoft, drop by and pick up their free Alcatraz Island
and German football stadiums sceneries

http://www.aerosoft.com/cgi-local/re/iboshop.cgi?search,5263759760

http://www.aerosoft.com/cgi-local/re/iboshop.cgi?showd70!60,5263759760,D00001_1

ttfn

Pete

Tom Clayton
August 8th, 2009, 06:38
The Aerosoft links don't work, but if you search for the word "free" you'll get them. Thanks for the scenery tip on Alcatraz!

Motormouse
August 10th, 2009, 01:56
another scenery recommendation, from 2005 this time,
its' the Isle of Usedom, better known as the location of a certain Peenemunde military airbase.
make sure and get the update too, then it'll need a little bit of fiddling with layer priorities
once added to your scenry .cfg to get things to display nicely.

Get it at Flightsim.com

[quote]
Name: usedom5.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=91745) Size: 8,791,254 Date: 08-06-2005 Downloads: 2,897
http://www.flightsim.com/k/usedom5.gif FS2002/FS2004 Scenery--Usedom5. Scenery of the beautiful Island Usedom in northeast Germany. Contains Airport Heringsdorf (EDAH), Peenmunde (EDCP), Anklam (EDCA), Schmoldow (EDBY), UL-Airfield Mellenthin and old military airport Tutow (EDUW). The scenery is specially made for visual flight over the countryside, with many objects inviting you to visit. Now the area of Swinemunde is also included. By Georg Karbowski and Michael Spengler. (See also USEDOM_U.ZIP (http://www.flightsim.com/file.php?cm=SEARCH1&fsec=0&fname=USEDOM_U.ZIP)) (Previous version had 3972 downloads.)

ttfn

Pete

Zevious Zoquis
August 10th, 2009, 04:23
Don't think it's been mentioned yet, but this certainly qualifies as a fantastic freeware gem - http://vistaoz.org/downloads.html

SlamBam
August 10th, 2009, 08:20
Don't think it's been mentioned yet, but this certainly qualifies as a fantastic freeware gem - http://vistaoz.org/downloads.html


Can someone explain this to me? How does it work? Does it replace what you have as far as add-on's? If you don't like it can you go back?

Zevious Zoquis
August 10th, 2009, 08:57
It's a scenery package that basically transforms the entirety of Australia. I don't know how well it behaves with other add-ons for the continent, but frankly, I can't imagine needing much more than whats included with it. It also comes with custom ground textures for each of the major areas (the south, west, south-east, etc) that are changed via an outside app. If you plan to fly in Oz, you start the VOZ Switcher, choose the area you wish to fly, it loads the textures and you go flying. Then if you want to fly somewhere else on the globe, you start the VOZ Switcher, "un-VOZ" the textures, and again go flying...simple. The VOZ switcher shows a custom image when the sim loads so you know if you have VOZ textures installed, just in case you forget to change them back.

SlamBam
August 10th, 2009, 09:25
ok coool......sounds interesting. I've downloaded 1.8 and may give it a shot. I'm hoping and praying it doesn't delete anything I may need if I'm not VOZing.

Zevious Zoquis
August 10th, 2009, 10:29
I'd also recommend getting andy weir's mesh for australia to complete the package. I believe they have it linked at the voz site too...

Cazzie
August 11th, 2009, 10:39
Hey guys, don't think AvSim has Gnoopy's files back up yet?

But look no further than your friendly neighborhood outhouse:

http://www.sim-outhouse.com/index.php?lloc=downloads&loc=downloads&page=downloads&FileUploadName=Gnoopey

Great post Tom, I, just getting back up and checking on stuff I have missed. Most all are backed up on CDs or an external HD. :medals:

Caz

EMatheson
August 12th, 2009, 07:02
MILTON SHUPE
flightsimonline.com
Dash 7
Commander Series
http://www.flightsimonline.com/acscreenshots/ACpreview1-2.JPG
Howard 500
http://www.flightsimonline.com/howard500/Image290.jpg
Beech 18
http://www.flightsimonline.com/d18s/Image428.jpg[img]
Spartan Executive
[img]http://www.flightsimonline.com/spartan/Image489.jpg
Invader
http://www.flightsimonline.com/xterra/Image558.jpg
Grizzly
http://www.flightsimonline.com/xa38/Image1211.jpg

gribouil
August 12th, 2009, 12:11
One great scenery comes from Russia: the UNNT scenery by the Tolmachevo Team... a really great scenery (one of the best IMO and I'm talking about both freeware and payware sceneries)
The only bad thing is it's really far from other places...
You can find this scenery at avsim.com and avsim.ru (the last updates for this scenery are on the russian site but don't worry there is an english translator there, I don't speak russian at all but managed to get this scenery there...)

Tom Clayton
August 12th, 2009, 13:24
Hey guys, don't think AvSim has Gnoopy's files back up yet?

But look no further than your friendly neighborhood outhouse:

http://www.sim-outhouse.com/index.php?lloc=downloads&loc=downloads&page=downloads&FileUploadName=Gnoopey

Great post Tom, I, just getting back up and checking on stuff I have missed. Most all are backed up on CDs or an external HD. :medals:

Caz
Last I checked, the stuff I found searching for "Tom Kohler" was now working correctly on AvSim.

I used to think I'd seen all of the good stuff at one point or another, and this thread's really proven me wrong!:isadizzy:

Motormouse
August 12th, 2009, 14:35
How about a nice French GA plane,

the Robin DR221
from here ----> http://www.libertysim.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=8824
(pictures in the thread), by the same team as did the C150, franck/fravin

or the Piel Emeraude, by Gilles Faulmeyer at Avsim



http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=125835 File Description:
The Piel CP301 "EMERAUDE".
Filename:emeraude-fs9.zipLicense:FreewareAdded:4th April 2006Downloads:4834Author:gilles faulmeyerSize:3207kb

or a vintage Morane-Saulnier MS 317 from ----->

http://www.classicwings.net/freeplanes/morane/morane.html

ttfn

Pete

Tom Clayton
August 12th, 2009, 20:48
I just thought of another one - the C206 Stationair.

Original file:
http://www.flightsim.com/file.php?cm=SEARCH1&fsec=0&fname=c206paal.zip

A couple of possible mods:
http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=stationair&CatID=fs2004ac

The cans of "refreshment" in the right seat are wrapped by a portion of one of the texture files. I used to have a revised copy that had a case of beer instead of cola!:isadizzy:

Motormouse
August 15th, 2009, 02:26
Ok, here's a couple of older freebies from Carenado,no less

http://www.carenado.com/html/freeairplanes.php3

Cessna 152 and Piper Tomahawk , not really Fs9 planes, (invisible propellors) they do make mighty fine flyable/AI planes if you're strapped for cash and want to sample the Carenado experience

and go here ---> http://www.fsnordic.net/Files

under 'Military Aircraft' and then 'Finland'... to get this one..which also works in Fs9

Valmet L-70 Vinka 12-Jun-2003 Design: M.Maliniemi, K.Virtanen, J.Siiril, A.Swindle
Version: 2.0
Description: Includes panel and sounds. This aircraft contains spin and yaw/slip capability exclusively developed and copyrighted by RealAir Simulations. This data is included in the Vinka package with kind permission of RealAir.
For FS2002

(23,9 MB) 13299 downloads



And here's another scenery, Mark Smith's KPWT, Bremerton, (this was at Avsim until Mr Smith fell out with
one of the Avsim staff...long time ago...so don't ask why..) be sure to also get the update.

http://www.fsaddon.com/products/products_downloads_other.htm

Pete

SlamBam
August 15th, 2009, 05:47
how about these?

Evektor EV97 Eurostar Update package 13-Jan-2008 http://files2.fsnordic.net/files/zip/General_Aviation/EV97_V11_080113.jpgDesign: Oskari Syynimaa, Hans Plsson
Version: 1.1
Description: This package updates the EV97 Eurostar to version 1.1, including a number of fixes and a new paintscheme, OH-U402.
For FS2004/FSX SP1/SP2

[ Download (http://files.fsnordic.net/?download=2167) ] (4,7 MB) 2423 downloads
Evektor EV97 Eurostar OK-LUR07 26-Dec-2007 http://files2.fsnordic.net/files/zip/General_Aviation/ev97_oklur07.jpgDesign: Stano Novak
Version: 1.0
Description: Repaint of the czech Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar OK-LUR07 in red color. Textures only, requires original aircraft from here (http://files.fsnordic.net/cgi-bin/file/jump.cgi?ID=2157).
For FS2004, FSX

[ Download (http://files.fsnordic.net/?download=2161) ] (1,7 MB) 793 downloads
Evektor EV97 Eurostar 13-Jan-2008 http://files2.fsnordic.net/files/zip/General_Aviation/EV97_V1_071216.jpgDesign: Oskari Syynimaa, Hans Plsson
Version: 1.0
Description: Project EV97 proudly present the Evektor EV97 Eurostar - a complete package with custom sound and gauges, 2D panels & virtual cockpit. This release includes one version modeled on OH-U507, and also a Basic-T panel version. The aircraft is built for FS2004, but is fully compatible with FSX (SP1).
For FS2004, FSX SP1

Tom Clayton
August 17th, 2009, 08:13
Are those available anywhere else besides FSNordic?

strikehawk
August 17th, 2009, 16:25
Anyone into Naval Aviation should not overlook Rick Sasala's collection. The only bird of his that has been superseded in freeware is the P-3 the rest are still able to hold their own.

http://www.flightinfo.jp/FS_KBT/GMAXAircraft.htm

There's also a :censored:load of repaints for the A-6 and EA-6 models.

OBIO
August 17th, 2009, 20:18
strikehawk

Thanks for mentioning Rick Sasala's work.....I did not know that he had produced such an extensive collectiion of US Navy jet aircraft. I have his EA-6, but have not checked out the rest of his works...will have to dig around and find them.....the site you gave the link to has broken links when trying to download the planes.

OBIO

AndyG43
August 18th, 2009, 05:20
strikehawk

Thanks for mentioning Rick Sasala's work.....I did not know that he had produced such an extensive collectiion of US Navy jet aircraft. I have his EA-6, but have not checked out the rest of his works...will have to dig around and find them.....the site you gave the link to has broken links when trying to download the planes.

OBIO

Just do a search at Flightsim.com, which will get you the originals, a few updates and absolutely oodles of lovely repaints, especially for the A-6 and E-2C. :applause:

strikehawk
August 18th, 2009, 15:04
strikehawk

Thanks for mentioning Rick Sasala's work.....I did not know that he had produced such an extensive collectiion of US Navy jet aircraft. I have his EA-6, but have not checked out the rest of his works...will have to dig around and find them.....the site you gave the link to has broken links when trying to download the planes.

OBIO

Sorry about that, should have checked them before posting but at least the file names are available so a search at Flightsim should be easier.

DauntlessDriver546
August 25th, 2009, 09:28
F-4 Phantoms? I haven't seen that pop up yet. I'm a Phantom maniac... that and the Scooter... I'll look for both. A-4 Skyhawk is the real name for the Scooter...

OBIO
August 25th, 2009, 09:55
DauntlessDriver

Ito has a freeware F-4 out...no VC. There are F-4s with VCs, but they are payware.

I have the best of both worlds...sort of. I have a series of F-4s, with VCs, that are freeware. The downside is that they are older Alpha Sim models, with no shine, very very basic VCs.

While not superb, they are good enough for me for now....until that day someone makes an F-4 with a VC or I suddenly get rich enough to get the payware versions.

______________

A-4s. Again Ito has some A-4s...but no VCs. The AlphaOldies series of A-4s work in FS2004, mostly...

Razbam.org.....go there and check out their A-4 packages. I have Package number 4.....some seriously nice Skyhawks. I got mine during a half-price sale, but even the full price isn't that harsh....$20 per package I think. Just pick the package the offers the models you are really wanting and you are set.

OBIO

Wing_Z
August 26th, 2009, 20:23
Eric Dantes' Twin Bonanza may have been mentioned, but I didn't see a screenshot so maybe not.
Here it is at St Malo (mentioned above by EMatheson).
Sublime, both.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/CHARL_photos/SOH/fs92009-08-2715-16-50-92.jpg

OBIO
August 26th, 2009, 21:05
Wing_Z,

I totally agree that the Twin Bonanza is a must have! I fly it almost as often as I fly Brian Gladden's Beechcraft Volpar...which is A LOT!

OBIO

norab
August 27th, 2009, 05:42
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3276/2871346132_469ea86ae0.jpg

The unbelievable Cessna 150 by FRANCOIS-DENIS GUIDEE & YVES FRANCKART found here
http://www.fs-tutorials.com/en/down_plane_C150_01.php

the keys even vibrate when the engines running. Maybe the best plane ever done for FS2004

arrowmaker
August 27th, 2009, 06:24
This has been one of my freeware favourites for a long time. It has been in my FS9 hanger, off and on, pretty much since it was first released in 2004. I highly recommend the excellent Antonov An-14 'Little Bee' by Anton Nikolaev. This is a fantastic bush flyer and is available here:

http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=78364

http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=view&fn=%2Fhome%2Fflight%2Ffiles%2F69%2Fan14ussr.zip&an=Aircraft%2FAn-14%2FAn-14_01.jpg&idx=3

http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=view&fn=%2Fhome%2Fflight%2Ffiles%2F69%2Fan14ussr.zip&an=Aircraft%2FAn-14%2FAn-14_03.jpg&idx=6

Alain_F355
August 27th, 2009, 10:12
I was redownloading the Bill Lyons Waco from Flightsim when I noticed another one I had not seen before. The Golden Age Simulations Waco Taperwing. There is 3 versions in the package.It looks good and it flies at a reasonable speed for a biplane. The landing light is huge. Looks like someone bolted a headlight of his oldtimer under the wings.:icon_lol:
http://www.farmboyzimsflightsims.com/FFF_waco_mdl_cto.html

It was released in 2006 and even got a Flightsim award but I never noticed it before.

Tom Clayton
August 27th, 2009, 12:59
I guess the landing light is for making sure you can see where you're going when you don't quite make it back to that farm strip before dark!

And if you haven't done it yet, move back into the cabin of the Little Bee and click the first aid kit!:isadizzy:

b24_witchcraft
August 29th, 2009, 18:20
Here's something to go along with the C206 you found Tom. Both these finds are on Avsim.

Category: Flight Simulator 2004 - Original Aircraft (http://library.avsim.net/index.php?CatID=fs2004ac)
Cessna P-210 Turbo-Normalized Riley
http://library.avsim.net/images/ZipDive.png (http://library.avsim.net/zipdiver.php?DLID=82593) http://library.avsim.net/images/Download.png (http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=82593)
http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=123398
File Description: ZiggyFsims proudly presents another Turbo-normalized GA-Aircraft. Pressurized Six Seat Cessna 210 Riley Rocket Intercooler, Manifold Press. The Engine is a Victor "Black-Edition" up to 310HP. Realistic flightdynamics and model created by Brett Henderson (real live Flight-Instructor). Included are complete new sound package representing the T-normalized spiffed up, customized "Black-Edition" engine from Victor Aviation (situated in Palo Alto, California). And two new repaints with existing tailnumbers, (German and US Riley). Completed with the panel of Horst Peatzold and his roundviews. Easy to install, shows up as seperate airplane under Cessna...

Filename: c210pt.zip
Author: Siegfried Schaeffer

Also here's something for someone who wants to fly something really old.

Category: Flight Simulator 2004 - Original Aircraft (http://library.avsim.net/index.php?CatID=fs2004ac)
Bleriot 11 R01
http://library.avsim.net/images/ZipDive.png (http://library.avsim.net/zipdiver.php?DLID=72765) http://library.avsim.net/images/Download.png (http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=72765)
http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=105183
File Description: BLERIOT XI ...new release special 96th anniversary of the Channel crossing , for FS2004. New model from the original airplane stored in "Mus�e du Conservatoire des Arts et M�tiers" PARIS. New release of The model , try it !!! and enjoy !!!

Filename: bleriot11_r01.zip
Author: Jean-Michel Castagne

Wild Bill Kelso
August 30th, 2009, 06:10
I like the lighter stuff , so:-
...Yakovlev Yak-18 by Wolfram Beckert and Nick Schreger. over at flightsim.com


I just took one more hop with this russian beauty and would like to point out what kind of jewel she is:

http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt112/wildbillkelso_berlin/Yak18T_2.jpg


For the admirers of radial engines (anyone here who isn't?):
The unique cowl shutter is animated!

http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt112/wildbillkelso_berlin/Yak18T_3.jpg


Useless to say that the VC is awesome too:

http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt112/wildbillkelso_berlin/Yak18T_1.jpg


Quoted from the detailed operating instructions:




Please take the time and read the following carefully. By not following these rules you will not be able to enjoy the aircraft the way it was intended. It might look that the AddPack had only been created to give you a hard time which certainly isnt the case. The original aircraft is indeed difficult to operate, and it sure does take some time until you will be able to master the procedures. The time spent reading this document is well worth it.

Don't miss it:

FS2004 (ACOF) - FS2004 General Aviation FS2004 Yakovlev Yak-18T
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=82174) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=82174) ]
Name: yak-18t.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=82174) Size: 36,676,912 Date: 10-11-2005 Downloads: 7,236
http://www.flightsim.com/k/yak-18tp.gif http://www.flightsim.com/k/yak-18t.gif http://www.flightsim.com/files/devaward.gif http://www.flightsim.com/wbicons/fcq1.gif http://www.flightsim.com/wbicons/fbq1.gif FS2004 Yakovlev Yak-18T. Includes authentic dynamics, 2D panel with animated propeller, gauges, sound set, custom failure system, four different animated visual models, fully functional and animated virtual cockpit, five different textures. By Alexey Yuzefov, George Sukhykh, Alexander Aphonin, Dmitry Shvetsov, Mike Maarse.


FS2004 (ACOF) - FS2004 General Aviation FS2004 Yakovlev Yak-18t Addpack 2.2
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=103598) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=103598) ]
Name: yak18a22.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=103598) Size: 2,208,953 Date: 08-15-2006 Downloads: 1,710
http://www.flightsim.com/l/yak18a22.gif FS2004 Yakovlev Yak-18t Addpack 2.2, for use with YAK-18T.ZIP (http://www.flightsim.com/file.php?cm=SEARCH1&fsec=0&fname=YAK-18T.ZIP). Fixes a few small problems in the previous release. The flight model has also been tweaked and new visual effects, lights and sounds have been added. Now includes detailed instructions in English and German plus a cold and dark start-up situation. By Wolfram Beckert and Nick Schreger.



Cheers,
Markus.

Sid2008
August 31st, 2009, 07:48
Hello everyone,
Please check out the Premier Aircraft Design website for frreware jems including the new CRJ-100/200 with VC, the Cessna twin 410 (?) with VC, etc.

Believe me, its worth a look.

fleurdelys
August 31st, 2009, 16:56
Hello everyone,
Please check out the Premier Aircraft Design website for frreware jems including the new CRJ-100/200 with VC, the Cessna twin 410 (?) with VC, etc.

Believe me, its worth a look.

Thanks for the H.U., Sid.
That Turbo Beaver is just superb.

Yes, that site is definitely worth the detour...:kilroy:

Cheers,

Fleurdelys

fleurdelys
September 1st, 2009, 05:17
Followed Motormouse lead (above) and went to this address:

http://www.fsnordic.net/Files

Nobody seems to have mentioned the Maule or have I missed it somehow ?

Go to "The most downloaded" link and you will find a little jewel which is quite remarkable for 2003 (VC included !)...:kilroy:

This plane comes in six declinaisons which should please even the most difficult taste...

Cheers,

Fleurdelys

HorusJ
September 1st, 2009, 13:18
Thankyou for th HU on the Maules Fleurdelys.:icon29:
I have been wanting one and didn't know there was any out there.

huub vink
September 1st, 2009, 14:18
What nobody mentioned this Koolhoven yet? ;)

http://www.koolhoven.com/scale/flightsimulator/

Michel Miguad's Bearcat is a must have as well!

Huub

SPman
September 1st, 2009, 19:30
An interesting site Huub.

bazzar
September 2nd, 2009, 00:14
Great freeware airports:

9Dragons Kai Tak
9dv2-1.zip, 9dv2p1-1.zip, 9dv2p2-4.zip, 9dv2p3-4.zip, 9dv2p4-4.zip, ai_kt_hb.zip, 9dktales.zip on Flightsim; 9dv2-1.zip, 9dv2p1-1.zip, part_2of4.zip, 9dv2p3-4.zip, 9dv2p4-4.zip, ai_kt_hb.zip, 9dktales.zip on avsim

Payware Quality rendering of Hong-Kong, including photo-textures for most of the island, custom autogen, animated ships and cars, and two airports modelled (one more dismantled than modelled, but close enough).


Jesenicko v2
jes2.zip on Flightsim, jes2_051121.zip on Avsim

Small, impeccably modelled grass glider fields set in wonderfully done photo-real terrain. Truly a "Must" for the light-GA flyer!

Photo by the creator.

http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=view&fn=%2Fhome2%2Fflight%2Ffiles%2F64%2Fjes2.zip&an=screenshots%2Flksu.jpg&idx=2694

CYEE, Huronia
huronia.zip on Flightsim, huronia_cyee.zip on Avsim

A small, photo-real airport in Ontario. Not fancy, but solid. Absolutely perfect alone, even better with Ultimate Terrain Canada/Alaska.
Features a nice set of objects, custom ground textures, and seasonally changing features.

Photo by the creator.

http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=view&fn=%2Fhome2%2Fflight%2Ffiles%2F64%2Fhuronia.zip&an=Huronia+CYEE%2FHuronia+CYEE.jpg&idx=34


I can't seem to get the link right for Flightsim.com library.

I'd really like to have the glider field, it looks very good....any help appreciated...:engel016:

Felixthreeone
September 2nd, 2009, 06:27
...Try googling Jesenicko V2...it is available on the Flightsim.cz site....

huub vink
September 2nd, 2009, 12:20
When you like low and slow, the Golden Age Simulations WACO Taperwing Package is definitely something for you.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y210/Huub_Vink/low_slow.jpg

This is an early package from the Golden Age team and does not yet fully meet the current standards from this team. However the package is definitely a gem for those who love low & slow and big beautiful engines!

Its available here in the download section:
http://www.sim-outhouse.com/index.php?lloc=downloads&loc=downloads&page=info&FileID=5985

A small fic can be found here:
http://www.sim-outhouse.com/index.php?lloc=downloads&loc=downloads&page=info&FileID=5987

Enjoy,


Huub

bazzar
September 3rd, 2009, 04:31
...Try googling Jesenicko V2...it is available on the Flightsim.cz site....

Many thanks, mission accomplished.:ernae:

Ferry_vO
September 3rd, 2009, 11:23
Did someone already mention the Fouga Magister and Zephyr from Restauravia.com..?

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/Ferror/Flightsim/fouga.jpg

:d

Willy
September 3rd, 2009, 11:34
He's been retired a few years, but anything by Bill Lyons.

Aeroplane Heaven has some neat freebies, I strongly recommend their Seafires and F9F Panther

Dave Eckart's Stearman and B-26 Marauder

And to top off the list, anything by Milton Shupe and his Beech 18 is the top aircraft in my hanger, free or payware.

Henry
September 3rd, 2009, 13:58
Ito
at flightsim
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b327/henrybaker/ScreenShot09copy.jpg
and upgrades here at the OH
H

Wing_Z
September 3rd, 2009, 14:22
Whoa Henry!
Some of us haven't been around long enough to know what Ito at flightsim and upgrades at OH even MEANS!
Any links? :kilroy:

Beautiful screenshot nevertheless...

huub vink
September 3rd, 2009, 14:49
I'm really suprised nobody mentioned the name

Tim 'Piglet' Conrad

yet...

All his models are gems! My personal favourite is the Kingfisher!

Huub

Henry
September 3rd, 2009, 14:57
Just search at flightsim Kazunori Ito he has many models
The P61 is one of my favorites
the only floor with his models is that the fd's are jet engines
there are many repaints and a revised flight model here at the OH
search Henry for the flight dynamics
H

Henry
September 3rd, 2009, 14:59
I'm really suprised nobody mentioned the name

Tim 'Piglet' Conrad

yet...

All his models are gems! My personal favourite is the Kingfisher!

Huub
sometimes we forget the obvious :redface:
Thanks
H

huub vink
September 3rd, 2009, 15:16
sometimes we forget the obvious :redface:
Thanks
H

That's the problem with these threads, you always forget somebody who definitely doesn't deserve to be forgotten.

And the (C)FS community has a short memory as well. Does the name Corrado La Posta still say something? I still fly his wonderfull Fiat G.50 and Macchi MC.202 Folgore quite often.

Speaking about Italian aircrafts; Stephano's and Manuele's models are real gems as well and definitely on par with the top payware designers.

And of course the men from the Groundcrew Design Team! Their Heinkel He.111 is still a piece of art after all these years and their Bf110 (most of them still betas) are still the best around!

Cheers,
Huub

Henry
September 3rd, 2009, 17:21
That's the problem with these threads, you always forget somebody who definitely doesn't deserve to be forgotten.

And the (C)FS community has a short memory as well. Does the name Corrado La Posta still say something? I still fly his wonderfull Fiat G.50 and Macchi MC.202 Folgore quite often.

Speaking about Italian aircrafts; Stephano's and Manuele's models are real gems as well and definitely on par with the top payware designers.

And of course the men from the Groundcrew Design Team! Their Heinkel He.111 is still a piece of art after all these years and their Bf110 (most of them still betas) are still the best around!

Cheers,
Huub
Yup i agree
H

Wing_Z
September 3rd, 2009, 19:15
That's the problem with these threads, you always forget somebody who definitely doesn't deserve to be forgotten...

Yes but there is little or no value in saying "so-and-so" makes great models.
At some point somebody will feel insulted about being left out.
I think the aim was to pick out individually, freeware gems that shine brightest.

Now that you mention it, though, piglet's OV-10 is a long-time favourite, and is available here at SOH, with a couple of updates.
It has the funkiest nosegear suspension bob...

T Square
September 3rd, 2009, 20:15
Alpha Bleu Ciel

Their F8F Bearcat and Corsair are a little dated but still state of the art in my book and there are some very good skins around for both.

Tom Clayton
September 3rd, 2009, 20:40
I think the aim was to pick out individually, freeware gems that shine brightest.
And that's the definition of hitting the nail on the head. I have a feeling that this list may be nearing maturity. After that, my next task will be to somehow collate the information and figure out a way to put it to good use. That will be a bit of a challenge!:kilroy:

Wing_Z
September 3rd, 2009, 21:16
But...I am only down to the "E's" in my aircraft list!!! :a1451:

Motormouse
September 4th, 2009, 04:32
While on the subject of the 'Alpha Bleu' team, don't forget the very nice Nord 262


Images related to this file:

nord262d-1.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=73485)
nord262d-2.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=73486)

http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=73484 File Description:
Nord Aviation 262D "Fr�gate" Arm�e de l'Air version for FS2004. Gmax designed aircraft and textured by Barney Bigard with dynamic virtual cockpit. Full gmax features with details. Multiple exits. Dynamic shine and reflective textures. Special Texture "Dernier vol Metz-Frescaty" Custom 2d panel by Jean-Pierre Langer and Arne Bartels. Custom flight model by Jean-Pierre Bourgeois, Benoit Dub� and Patrick Boissel Dombreval. For Alpha Bleu Ciel group. IMPORTANT : You must download Nord262E_M.zip who countain commons folders : Gauges, Panel, Documentation, Modules and Sound.

or their Dassault Alphajet , which can be found at Simviation http://simviation.com/fsxmilitary21.htm

ttfn

Pete

Motormouse
September 4th, 2009, 04:39
Here's another one that was originally made for Fs2002,but does work in Fs9,
Christian Haibock's Saab 105.....FsQuality publish(ed ?) it as payware for Fs9, but this freeware version ain't bad either,
and not available on either of the main download sites to my knowledge..(but I could be wrong..)

from -----> http://www.tigerstaffel.at/en/SaabSimeng.htm


SAAB J 105 OE for MS Flightsimulator 2004
http://www.tigerstaffel.at/de/wp-content/upload/2008/03/1.jpghttp://www.tigerstaffel.at/de/wp-content/upload/2008/03/2.jpg
http://www.tigerstaffel.at/de/wp-content/upload/2008/03/3.jpghttp://www.tigerstaffel.at/de/wp-content/upload/2008/03/4.jpg



Just the job for touring Austria eh,..'Wing_Z'!?


ttfn


Pete

Wing_Z
September 4th, 2009, 14:03
Just the job for touring Austria eh,..'Wing_Z'!?

ttfn
Pete

Now you tell me...just as I am about to leave - on my POSKY B777-200! (http://www.projectopensky.com/downloads-index.php)
Installation is a bit of a multi-step chore...
However, the result is worthwhile: external detailing is as good as ever, a POSKY strong point.
But the showstopper is the VC, one of the best freeware I've ever come across.
Even if flying big tubes is not what you regularly do, you could park this on the ramp at your favourite airport, and watch the AI go by from that VC.
A real gem.

Desert Rat
September 4th, 2009, 14:19
And that's the definition of hitting the nail on the head. I have a feeling that this list may be nearing maturity. After that, my next task will be to somehow collate the information and figure out a way to put it to good use. That will be a bit of a challenge!:kilroy:

Tom,

maybe making it into a 'Freeware classics' Sub-forum? That would preserve it for prosperity. Maybe with separate threads for Scenery, mesh, tubes, GA, military, vintage, warbirds, etc.

t Voila, a permanent reference for future newbies?

BTW, AWESOME thread, as relatively recent CFS2 convert, shows me some I missed, many thanks.

Jamie

T Square
September 4th, 2009, 14:38
Tom,

maybe making it into a 'Freeware classics' Sub-forum? That would preserve it for prosperity. Maybe with separate threads for Scenery, mesh, tubes, GA, military, vintage, warbirds, etc.

t Voila, a permanent reference for future newbies?

BTW, AWESOME thread, as relatively recent CFS2 convert, shows me some I missed, many thanks.

Jamie

Hey JD

You know every now and then us old farts need our brains rattled a bit to ! My favorites list has expanded quite a bit with the links listed in this thread. Tom I think JD has a pretty good idea.

Tom Clayton
September 4th, 2009, 15:49
Not a bad idea at all. I don't have the access to do that, but I can take it up with the ones that do.

I was also thinking of some sort of list collated from the different links here. Still mulling that over...

Meanwhile - keep 'em coming!:ernae:

Desert Rat
September 4th, 2009, 16:22
You could have stickies for each category so they don't vanish. Nominations for classic candidates being made through normal threads, only making it into the hall of fame stickies when acknowledged as worthy? That would filter out the new stuff that has the new 'shiny thing' factor only to dull to soon,keeping the stickies for the long-legged true classics. We all suffer from new toy syndrome now and again, sometimes the shine wears off to quickly.

Jamie

Firebar
September 4th, 2009, 17:02
For those who only fly Freeware there is a free Vulcan and a free Shackleton, both by the now defunct (or possibly revived) Phoenix Designs. While not up to the standard of new Payware models and both missing VCs the external modelling is nicely done and I do enjoy flying the vulcan (althugh I'm a little suspicious of the Bomb-bay doors animation)

Vulcan

http://www.simviation.com/fs2004military69.htm

Shackleton

FS2002 - FS2002 Aircraft FS2002/FS2004 Avro Shackleton
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=94536) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=94536) ]
Name: pd920150.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=94536) Size: 22,413,193 Date: 11-04-2005 Downloads: 3,519
http://www.flightsim.com/k/pd920150.gif FS2002/FS2004 Avro Shackleton MR. MK 2 / AEW2 v.01. Avro Shackleton Mk 2 maritime patrol aircraft from the 1950s to early 70s went on to the 1990s as an AEW aircraft with the RAF. There are four models and five aircraft featured in this file. Model includes animated bomb bay doors and radar, basic panel and default sound. By Paul Foster.


http://classicbritishfiles.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=130&func=fileinfo&id=392
http://classicbritishfiles.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=130&func=fileinfo&id=879

Thought of another good one, the Simshed Folland Gnat:

http://www.simshed.co.uk/gnat2.html

Henry
September 4th, 2009, 18:53
there is one more p38
but i do not know if its still available
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b327/henrybaker/12-1.jpg
H

Ascua02
September 5th, 2009, 07:25
Wonderful thread!!! I never realized how many things I was missing :guinness:

I do not know, but has somebody mentioned the Cessna L-19 from Massimo Taccoli??? To be found at the normal suspects (flightsim, Avsim, etc) and you have military and civilian models with wheels, floats and skis.

http://www.maxtac.it/maxtac-en/index.php

Alain_F355
September 6th, 2009, 08:21
On flightsim you can get all the different variations of the L-19 used by the French Army. They are done by Michel Gerard. He has done French textures for a lot of freeware aircraft.

I also found a Swedish version of the Saab 105 on FSnordic. It is aliased to the Austrian one so you need both installed. It says it is for the payware version but it works anyway.

Desert Rat
September 6th, 2009, 12:03
has anyone mentioned these?

http://herbieg.homestead.com/main.html

I haven't tried the Forts as I have the DW ones, but I used to love the old Stinson in CFS2.

Tom Clayton
September 6th, 2009, 13:44
The "G" model Fortress is the only plane I've ever been able to land from the VC! The contact points on the Stinsons need to be tweaked. The steering is set to zero, so rudder input does nothing and even diff braking is tough. I used 60 for the steering angle on the t-dragger, and 50 for the amphibian. I seem to remember doing the same thing for the bomber too, but I just can't remember.:isadizzy:

Desert Rat
September 6th, 2009, 14:02
That old Stinson from CFS2 was the first plane I ever painted, added ribs and panels and a blue rudder that I found in a profile. Long since lost :(

Jamie

chrisf36
September 6th, 2009, 15:41
I think this is one of the 'forgotten' of the beautiful planes by Piglet.

Its the Boeing 221 Monomail. Very detailed model and I love the way it flies. Its available on Flightsim and used to be on Avsim.

Chris

SlamBam
September 6th, 2009, 21:10
how about a really nice Bix jet...no VC but she is a beauty to fly. Some adjustment could be used on the lighting but other than that....

FS2004 (ACOF) - FS2004 Business Jets FS2004 NetJets USA Cessna Citation Excel
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=138794) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=138794) ]
Name: aryus_c560_eja_n695qs.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=138794) Size: 5,315,125 Date: 09-06-2009
http://www.flightsim.com/o/aryus_c560_eja_n695qs.gif FS2004 NetJets USA Cessna Citation Excel XLS, registration N695QS. NetJets flies this model and livery of the Citation in Europe and the USA. Attention wa paid to detail and realism as much as possible on this work, but some things did not exactly line up as in the real bird (e.g. registration on the tail). The textures in this repaint are 32-bit. Repainted textures are 32-bit with no mipmaps. Repaint by Jeffrey S. Bryner, Cessna Citation Excel XLS Model by Aryus Works. Full install package. Uses default Lear 45 panel and sounds.

Milton Shupe
September 7th, 2009, 06:24
Not sure these would be called FS9 Gems but this is a reason to check out my new web entry page I am testing ;)

http://www.flightsimonline.com/fsoentry/fso_files/frame.htm

Matt Wynn
September 7th, 2009, 06:49
all of your aircraft are Gems Milton :ernae:

Cazzie
September 7th, 2009, 06:56
Not sure these would be called FS9 Gems but this is a reason to check out my new web entry page I am testing ;)

http://www.flightsimonline.com/fsoentry/fso_files/frame.htm

Looking super Milton, we all have your stuff on the top shelf. :medals:

Caz

brad kaste
September 7th, 2009, 07:54
Looking super Milton, we all have your stuff on the top shelf. :medals:

Caz
I've put them on a separate top shelf that's located on top of the top shelf...........:medals:

Wild Bill Kelso
September 7th, 2009, 08:01
all of your aircraft are Gems Milton :ernae:

They definately are!
(The immortal Beech 18 in particular...:icon_lol: )

But the slideshow on your web page seems to need some time until the pics get loaded (using IE 6). Any 'brakes' applied?

Cheers,
Markus.

EdGeneer
September 7th, 2009, 09:16
I dont know if anyone has mentioned this yet, didnt see it, but appologies if I missed it...

Toronto Scenery CYYZ2007.zip on flightsim.com by Denis Di Franco. I think its cyyz2007_v1.zip on avsim, but i know it adds the version 1 in the title or so on avsim, but is just cyyz2007.zip on flightsim.com

excellent airport, nice buildings... and not too bad on fps....

oh, excellent thread...!!! Ive downloaded about 12 things going through reading this thread already !!!

SlamBam
September 7th, 2009, 10:52
I had the opportuniy to stop by this airport last week and this brand new add-on is very good !!!

FS2004 (ACOF) - FS2004 Scenery FS2004 Scenery--Floyd Bennett Memorial
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=138852) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=138852) ]
Name: kgfl_v20.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=138852) Size: 59,669,955 Date: 09-07-2009
http://www.flightsim.com/o/kgfl_v20.gif FS2004 Scenery--Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Glens Falls (KGFL), New York, v2.0. Located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate NY USA, this facility is owned by Warren County and run by RichAir. Although it has a 5000 foot main runway, KGFL is a non-controlled airfield catering to small angine aircraft up to a few private jets serving 'The Northcountry' New York. It has recently received several upgrades including four new GA hangars large enough to accommodate the needs of buisness jets. All objects fully designed and completely redone in Gmax using high resolution custom photoreal 32 bit textures. Optional DTX textures included. Also includes new AFCAD file, more accurate airport grounds perimeter, satellite photoreal grounds, custom taxiways, taxisigns and taxilights, area roads, animated hangar doors, and near area landclass. No AI traffic tracks included with this release, but AFCAD designed to support several AI. Rwy12 objects required for a few static aircraft and parking lot light poles. By EdGeneer Cox.

Felixthreeone
September 7th, 2009, 11:01
....That new GFL is great!! Only problem i encountered was lack of mips on the textures. The whole airport was 'crawling' and shimmering terribly, so i mipped the textures myself. It looks great!!!

EdGeneer
September 7th, 2009, 15:35
Wow, Im flattered, I just put that out today :)

And for the mipmaps, I just figured out 2 hours ago that I forgot to do them, I am an idiot... If you do make them yourselves, make sure you ignore mipmapping the fences, ant_twr and fencebar textures, as transparancy oddities in fs are magnified when mipmapped, BUT try it yourself and see how it looks. I went to the dtx3 fences and ant_twr after I mipmapped everything else and it looked better unmipmapped... (the fences, that is)

I came back in here to add the P3-C Orion package that was out a bit ago. I thought it was some Japanese gents that put that pack out, with a sizeable update as well... the only one I can find now is the one by Team FS KBT maybe its the same pack, but i cant find the a/c now and i swear i had it installed...

also the F4U-7 corsair by Alpha Bleu Ceil is nice.... filename corsf4u7.zip on flightsim.com

SlamBam
September 7th, 2009, 15:51
Ed great job on that scenery. As I said I stopped by the airport while on vacation at Lake George and you did a great job. Any plans on any other airports in that area?

EdGeneer
September 7th, 2009, 18:38
Thanks,

Possibly a few, B04 (Garnseys), Argyle, and K30(Heber), and maybe the sagamore for the floatplane docks... but thats a whole elaborate hotel to make for that, so, i dunno...

i still have to do the winter textures for kgfl before the snow falls :)

Did anyone mention Dino's F14 Packages or the Coopley P38's for good gems... ??? Must haves IMHO!!!

Flyboy208
September 7th, 2009, 20:11
Muskoka, CYQA Ontario, just got it at Flightsim today, very well rendered airport ....

FS2004 (ACOF) - FS2004 Scenery
FS2004 Scenery--The Muskoka Airport

[ Download | View ]

Name: muskoka_cyqa.zip Size: 20,707,381 Date: 09-07-2009
FS2004 Scenery--The Muskoka Airport (CYQA) is owned and operated by the District Municipality of Muskoka. A Transport Canada Certified facility, providing a vital link to the air transportation industry in the Muskoka area. By Jim Kanold of Flight Ontario.


Cheers! Mike :wiggle:

OBIO
September 7th, 2009, 20:39
Duh, how can I not mention my number one favorite flier...the FSDB Lockheed L-10 Electra. Nice plane, nice VC...the only drawback is the lack of paints for the plane.

Also, Manfred Jahns has some really nice stuff out. Jens B. Kristensen has a library of gem quality freeware planes that are a must have.

OBIO

Tom Clayton
September 7th, 2009, 20:48
I came back in here to add the P3-C Orion package that was out a bit ago. I thought it was some Japanese gents that put that pack out, with a sizeable update as well... the only one I can find now is the one by Team FS KBT maybe its the same pack, but i cant find the a/c now and i swear i had it installed...
It was briefly mentioned in post 60, but here's the link to the file on Flightsim.com:
http://www.flightsim.com/file.php?cm=SEARCH1&fsec=0&fname=P-3C_.ZIP

There's a link to a patch file in the description of the base file. If you do some searching, you'll also find an Airborne Early Warning version, a fire bomber, and the NOAA hurricane hunter.

EdGeneer
September 8th, 2009, 16:55
Excellent! Thanks :) Downloading them now... I thought I had these in my 'aircraft storeroom' if not installed... Refreshing the sim is good for performance, but loses some of the old a/c we still want to use...

Thanks again...

Wing_Z
September 10th, 2009, 18:54
Erm...the Mirages.
Lots of 'em.
I'll start with the Mirage IV and keep going until someone stops me ;)
A true gem, and one you can spend lots of time getting to know.

There are three volumes for this aircraft available on flightsim.com totaling about 160MB!
Name: mir4vol1.zip Size: 84,082,713 Date: 05-12-2008 Downloads: 2,035
FS2004 Dassault Mirage IV P volume 1. By Roland Laborie, Jean-Pierre Bourbeois, Jean Pierre Langer.
Name: mir4vol2.zip Size: 69,125,930 Date: 05-12-2008 Downloads: 1,136
FS2004 Dassault Mirage IV P volume 2. By Roland Laborie, Jean-Pierre Bourbeois, Jean Pierre Langer.
Name: mirage_4.zip Size: 4,696,103 Date: 02-08-2004 Downloads: 4,686
FS2004 Mirage IV P, Squadron 1/91 of Mont de Marsan, job number 53. A Gmax model created by Laborie Roland. Flight model polished by Mathieu Dussart.

It's quite large, as can be seen when in company of a MirageIII

dandog
September 10th, 2009, 19:17
How about the DDAV collection. When I want to get in a quick flight fix, I load a DDAV selection. Quick landing with my bird of choice. Plenty to choose from. Landing is usually harder than taking off or flying around. Feel the adrenaline!

Flyboy208
September 10th, 2009, 19:21
Erm...the Mirages.
Lots of 'em.
I'll start with the Laborie Roland Mirage IV and keep going until someone stops me ;)
A true gem, and one you can spend lots of time getting to know.
There are three volumes for this aircraft available on flightsim.com totaling about 160MB!
It's quite large, as can be seen when in company of a MirageIII

Oh yes, the Mirage series by Roland with a Yago9 Swiss photoreal skin ...

Mike :running:

SlamBam
September 11th, 2009, 13:11
something new I found over at AVSIM today.....

http://en.lhsimulations.co.cc/page.php?2

Txmmy83
September 12th, 2009, 02:46
oh oh!
have you informed avsim to remove this link?
does it gives you also a warning when visiting this site?


BR
Tom

SlamBam
September 12th, 2009, 03:55
I didn't get any warning and all seems fine here. Jusr in case I ran my anti viruses and found nothing.

Txmmy83
September 12th, 2009, 04:02
I didn't get any warning and all seems fine here. Jusr in case I ran my anti viruses and found nothing.

kaspersky throw me a warning that this site try to steal creditcard data and other passwords!
could be a false positive!?

but be carefull!


BR
Tom

mrogers
September 12th, 2009, 04:35
Seems fine here, my antivirus detected nothing from it.

Terry
September 12th, 2009, 09:07
This scenery is very well done, no virus detected.

Sid2008
September 14th, 2009, 05:52
I know that you know about the Baron and the twin Bonanza. I found a beautiful Piper Apache in simviation with various textures and a beautiful vc. Check it out; you won't be disappointed.

Motormouse
September 14th, 2009, 10:39
I know that you know about the Baron and the twin Bonanza. I found a beautiful Piper Apache in simviation with various textures and a beautiful vc. Check it out; you won't be disappointed.

sounds like the Bill Lyons' one;search his name at the usual places,for more of his models,and (the late) Leon Louis for repaints

ttfn

Pete

Motormouse
September 15th, 2009, 10:10
Well with the kerfuffle surrounding the Aeroplane Heaven Grumman Xf-5;
I recommend their Grumman F3 (its' a bi-plane,with a round engine) too.
First out for fs2002,but does work in fs9, wonderful gear animation.

Get it via Aeroplane Heaven's own site. (and don't forget to d/l the gauges too)

ttfn

Pete

aeronca1
September 15th, 2009, 11:47
Hope I didn't miss these during the quick scan I just made, but three of my all-time favourites for FS9 are from Mario Noriega:

Piaggio P.149D at: http://www.mario.wspilots.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=64&lang=en

Piaggio P.180 Avanti at: http://www.mario.wspilots.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=62&lang=en

And last but not least,

Piaggio PD.808 at http://www.mario.wspilots.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=38&Itemid=54&lang=en

OleBoy
September 17th, 2009, 09:45
Airhead Virtual Airworks :medals:

ACA 8KCAB Super Decathlon

There are quite a few repaints and a paintkit

http://web.archive.org/web/20070609170945/airhead.hfdd.com/airworthy/04_8kcab_downloads.php

http://web.archive.org/web/20070609170945/http://airhead.hfdd.com/images/Image1a.jpg

SlamBam
September 17th, 2009, 10:01
Airhead Virtual Airworks :medals:

ACA 8KCAB Super Decathlon

There are quite a few repaints and a paintkit

http://web.archive.org/web/20070609170945/airhead.hfdd.com/airworthy/04_8kcab_downloads.php

http://web.archive.org/web/20070609170945/http://airhead.hfdd.com/images/Image1a.jpg


This is one of my favorite to fly. I think its much nicer than the Realflight as they are very similiar. Something about the detail grabs my eye.

OleBoy
September 17th, 2009, 10:06
I was doing a random search for aerobatic types the other day. Stumbled onto this. For some reason I couldn't view the pictures of it, so I downloaded it and installed it. When it loaded in the sim, I was amazed :jawdrop:

OleBoy
September 17th, 2009, 11:47
Joe Binkas; Wicked Wilga

FS2004 (ACOF) - FS2004 General Aviation FS2004 Wilga Air Taxi
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=110535) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=110535) ]
Name: airtaxie.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=110535) Size: 7,045,355 Date: 04-04-2007 Downloads: 548
http://www.flightsim.com/m/airtaxie.gif
And the sound pack

FS2004 PZL-104 Wilga Sound Set
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=96389) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=96389) ]
Name: ai14snv2.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=96389) Size: 14,033,409 Date: 12-29-2005 Downloads: 1,007
FS2004 PZL-104 Wilga Sound Set. A full soundset for the PZL 104 Wilga. Includes both external sounds and cockpit sounds. Made from digital recordings. Also suitable for other planes powered by AI-14R engine like Yak-12 or PZL-101 Gawron. By Eryk Sinica.


There are plenty of nice repaints available at Flightsim dot com.

And, a few I did for it myself.

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu236/OleBoys-Paintshop/PZL%20104%20Wilga/DEGBIav.jpg
http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu236/OleBoys-Paintshop/PZL%20104%20Wilga/1PZL104beta.jpg
http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu236/OleBoys-Paintshop/PZL%20104%20Wilga/2v5one.png

http://www.sim-outhouse.com/index.php?lloc=downloads&loc=downloads&page=downloads&FileUploadName=OleBoy (http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/../index.php?lloc=downloads&loc=downloads&page=downloads&FileUploadName=OleBoy)

OleBoy
September 17th, 2009, 11:55
I couldn't forget have forgotten about this one. Excellent model for the real low-n-slow. :ernae:

FS2004 1938 Aeronca Model K
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=69960) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=69960) ]
Name: aeroncak.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=69960) Size: 6,288,934 Date: 11-13-2003 Downloads: 2,278
http://www.flightsim.com/i/aeroncakp.gif http://www.flightsim.com/i/aeroncak.gif FS2004 1938 Aeronca Model K (straight K). Built using FSDS2. Includes a 2D panel and a virtual cockpit. Uses 16 bit and DXT3 textures to save on file size. This is a daytime VFR aircraft and so does not carry radios or avioncs. By Steven D. Myers.

Motormouse
September 23rd, 2009, 02:06
OK, back to some older scenery,for those that like a little enhancement to
'bush' airstrips, go here -----> http://www.timberwolfaviation.com/downloads/index.php
and search out those sceneries by 'Frank Betts'

Franks' own site closed down maybe 2/3 yrs ago, and though the pages are archived in the 'wayback machine'
you won't find the d/loads there,and even the timberwolf site is starting to lose files, so I'd say grab what you can before its' gone.

This is his 'Bronson Creek' (CAB5) enhancement

11473


ttfn

Pete

Txmmy83
September 23rd, 2009, 03:28
after the last service update of kaspersky it doesnt throws that warning
so it was a false positive!


BR
Tom

Sid2008
September 23rd, 2009, 07:46
Please check out the Vought-Sikorsky flying boat with full VC and cabin and with beaching gear available on simviation. It has the livery of Avalon Air Transport, that used to ferry passengers in California.

Beautiful freeware. Don't miss it.

CG_1976
September 23rd, 2009, 07:49
Thats It im buying another HD for Fs9 only. Seeing this thread with all the Gems.

OleBoy
September 23rd, 2009, 08:02
Category: Flight Simulator 2004 - Original Aircraft (http://library.avsim.net/index.php?CatID=fs2004ac) Golden Age Simulations 1929 WACO Taperwing Package http://library.avsim.net/images/ZipDive.png (http://library.avsim.net/zipdiver.php?DLID=81927) http://library.avsim.net/images/Download.png (http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=81927) Images related to this file:



wacotrw-1.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=122174)
wacotrw-2.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=122175)
wacotrw-3.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=122176)
wacotrw-4.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=122177)

http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=122173 File Description:
Golden Age Simulations WACO Taperwing Package for FS9. Contains 3 complete aircraft, the ATO, CTO and CTO Mailwing.

Filename: wacotrw.zip License: Freeware Added: 27th February 2006 Downloads: 5653 Author: Paul Corish Gil Halpin Size: 30998kb
Category: Flight Simulator 2004 - Original Aircraft (http://library.avsim.net/index.php?CatID=fs2004ac) Waco Classic Biplane http://library.avsim.net/images/ZipDive.png (http://library.avsim.net/zipdiver.php?DLID=34834) http://library.avsim.net/images/Download.png (http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=34834) Images related to this file:



waco4free-1.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=37934)
waco4free-2.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=37935)
waco4free-3.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=37936)
waco4free-4.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=37937)

http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=37933 File Description:
Former payware package uploaded with permission of original authors. Built by the Waco Classic Aircraft Corporation this new/old biplane combines the beautiful and classic lines of the 1930s Waco and the new world of modern avonics. Of all the antique and/or classic biplanes of the pre-war era, the Waco is certainly the most beautiful of them all and Bill Lyons has packaged several repaints of the wheeled version and 2 repaints of a float version in this single download. Having an excellent dynamic 3D virtual cockpit (as all of Bill's aircraft have had since the days of FS98) and excellent sounds, this is truly an FS classic! Bear!

Filename: waco4free.zip License: Freeware, limited distribution Added: 19th August 2003 Downloads: 28582 Author: Lynn & Bill Lyons Size: 3270kb

Motormouse
September 23rd, 2009, 09:28
Another hard-to-find scenery is Westsim's YMUL,Murrayfield

Since Westsim.au closed their site it can only be found at http://www.ausflightsim.net/
you'll have to register etc. to get d/loads

(screenies to follow)

ttfn

Pete

Motormouse
September 24th, 2009, 03:36
Westsim's Murrayfield screenies

11582

11583

ttfn

Pete

Tom Clayton
September 24th, 2009, 11:57
Please check out the Vought-Sikorsky flying boat with full VC and cabin and with beaching gear available on simviation. It has the livery of Avalon Air Transport, that used to ferry passengers in California.

Beautiful freeware. Don't miss it.
Don't suppose you have a link to it?

dogknot
September 24th, 2009, 12:22
OK, back to some older scenery,for those that like a little enhancement to
'bush' airstrips, go here -----> http://www.timberwolfaviation.com/downloads/index.php
and search out those sceneries by 'Frank Betts'

Franks' own site closed down maybe 2/3 yrs ago, and though the pages are archived in the 'wayback machine'
you won't find the d/loads there,and even the timberwolf site is starting to lose files, so I'd say grab what you can before its' gone.

This is his 'Bronson Creek' (CAB5) enhancement

11473


ttfn

Pete

I see some of Tom Fica's stuff is there also. He has his own site as well.
http://www.geocities.com/tcfica/index.html

I wouldn't be without Tom's, Chekok Lake or Merrill Pass.

aeromed202
September 24th, 2009, 18:28
See my post under Newest Fave Biplane. That really belongs here. Enjoy.

huub vink
September 25th, 2009, 04:55
One which is not mentioned yet is the Mig 29 Fulcrum by Eduardo Fadul. The package can be found at Simviation (FS2004 Military page 58). The package includes 7 models and 9 differrent textures.
There are many additional textures available for this model, including one spectacular "Fulcrum farewell" texture from the German Luftwaffe.

The Aermacchi MB326H package by David Friswell, Garry Smith and Warwick Carter should not be forgotten as well. Nice Italian small jet, which is available at Simviation (FS2004 Military page 92).

Huub

Txmmy83
September 25th, 2009, 05:06
One which is not mentioned yet is the Mig 29 Fulcrum by Eduardo Fadul. The package can be found at Simviation (FS2004 Military page 58). The package includes 7 models and 9 differrent textures.
There are many additional textures available for this model, including one spectavular "Fulcrum farewell" texture from the German Luftwaffe.

The Aermacchi MB326H package by David Friswell, Garry Smith and Warwick Carter should not be forgotten as well. Nice Italian small jet, which is available at Simviation (FS2004 Military page 77).

Huub

yep this jet and also Dinos Frecce Tricolori MB339PAN and of Course all creations by Massimo Taccoli especially his Canadair Cl-215 and Cl-415 waterbombers


BR
Tom

OleBoy
September 25th, 2009, 07:04
Lets not forget the great 1940 Porterfield-Collegiate by Steven D.Meyers. A very nice re-creation from a great modeler. I hope some day he returns to us all.

http://www.fsdownload.com/modules.php?name=Flight_Simulator_X_Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=98&min=780&orderby=ratingA&show=10

http://www.sim-outhouse.com/news_images/pc_1.jpg

http://www.sim-outhouse.com/news_images/pc_2.jpg

And the update

http://www.fswarbirds.com/downloads/download.php?FileID=14738

NAMBUS
September 26th, 2009, 02:58
I'd like to nominate this little gem.

Shigeru Tanaka's "Stits Sky Baby"
At one time the worlds smallest biplane
It was originally released back in 2003 for FS2002 and updated for FS2004
It is a compact and spirited little guy and a lot of fun to fly.
This airplane must be one of the ultimate homebuilts and would certainly be exciting to fly in real life.
The textures are good and the VC is perfectly usable.
It feels quite highly wing loaded (not a huge surprise looking at it) and has very short control movement arms but it cruises quite nicely at a decient pace.
I have had a ball in it recently since rediscovering it after reading this thread and thinking back on some of the gems of the past.

I am using the texture from Shigeru's original FS2002 release with the config, airfile and sounds from his FS2004 Gold edition update because I prefer the original texture.

You can download both files from flightsim.com.
File names are stskybb.zip for the original FS2002 version and stskybg.zip for the FS2004 update.

huub vink
September 26th, 2009, 05:24
Although it is not more than a leaked beta, it is one of the nicest vintage racers I know. It has some errors, but when you dan't start searching for them you won't notice them.

The Caudron 450 and 460 by the Restauravia team

Tha file name is 13675_Caudrons_450__460.zip and you should look for it at Avsim.ru

Huub

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y210/Huub_Vink/caudron_1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y210/Huub_Vink/caudron_2.jpg

OleBoy
September 26th, 2009, 19:22
Boeing Stearman Model 75 Duster and Sprayer package

FS2004 Stearman Model 75 Duster and Sprayer Package (http://www.simviation.com/cgi-bin/syb.cgi?section=vintage&file=st75.zip). Boeing Stearman Model 75 Duster and Sprayer. A four-airplane package for FS2004 that represents a 10-year history of one ag-plane from 1955 to 1965. Features four highly detailed models with fully animated parts, detailed and animated pilot figure, visual effects, complex virtual cockpit with clickable controls, custom gauges, and engine damage modeling. Each model has accurate flight dynamics, with realistic stalls, high drag slips, and spins with autorotation. This package also includes as scenery an ag-operations hangar, and dirt airstrip. By Robert Sanderson. 30.2MB

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9258/12669510.jpg

Scroll down a little once you get to the page

http://www.simviation.com/fs2004vintage49.htm

dandog
September 29th, 2009, 23:13
I may have missed it, but what about Lionhearts Bugatti Adventures. Supreme attention to detail. Check out those engines. The only aircraft I was able to flat spin and recover. Did that a few times just for fun. Beyond words.

OBIO
September 29th, 2009, 23:52
And speaking of Lionheart:

Flightsim.com. Do a search for Lionheart. Get his 7 plane series of Fairchild F24s and his Cessna AW series (the very first planes to roll out of the Cessna Aircraft Company).

While there, do a search for James Hefner and grab his series of early Fairchilds.

OBIO

aeromed202
October 2nd, 2009, 09:05
Don't think anyone's mentioned a fun scenery add-on for Ravalli. MT oriented to helicopter flying. The file is 2nd AG Advanced Training Base by LBMartin 2005, Version 3.0 (v2.0 + Playground), file name 2ndag_ravalli_6s5.zip.
It offers a variety of challenging helipads in all locations, a signed low-level practice riverbed that is lots of fun to fly, and some missions. Toss in some other great free scenery of hospitals, mountain cabins and look-out towers and the area is one big awsome playground.

OBIO
October 2nd, 2009, 12:23
Another maker who deserves mention in this thread: J.E.Narcizo

This fella has produced a good number of aircraft over the years. His Piper PA-11 Cub Special and Piper P-18 Super Cub series are well worth having. His PA-18 Super Cub V3 package will give you standard wheeled version and a tundra wheeled variants and his older PA-18 Super Cub Float, while lacking a detailed VC, is still well worth having. I was just flying the Super Cub Float Plane in Norway...some beautiful lakes to fly over in that nation.

Go to Flightsim.com, do a search for J.E.Narcizo and scroll through several pages of his planes and repaints for them.

OBIO

awj112
October 3rd, 2009, 12:49
One which is not mentioned yet is the Mig 29 Fulcrum by Eduardo Fadul. The package can be found at Simviation (FS2004 Military page 58). The package includes 7 models and 9 differrent textures.
There are many additional textures available for this model, including one spectacular "Fulcrum farewell" texture from the German Luftwaffe.

The Aermacchi MB326H package by David Friswell, Garry Smith and Warwick Carter should not be forgotten as well. Nice Italian small jet, which is available at Simviation (FS2004 Military page 92).

Huub

Speaking of Eduardo Fadul, his Mirage V, IAI Kfir C2/C7 packages are impressive. All available from flightsim.com

Kfir C2 kfir2ef.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=118386)
Kfir C7 kfir7ef.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=118366)
Mirage V mir5ef.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=118367)

burcham8
October 4th, 2009, 12:50
Guys --

Just had a funeral at church and am getting ready to do youth choir in a few minutes, BUT this thread has been one of the best in recent memory. It's so much fun to see what people like to fly! As for me, I have a fond spot for old heavy iron, so I really like:
DC-4s (both Arik Hohmeyer's and Jens Kristensen's are fine -- Arik's are great for FS2002);
Rick Piper's Vickers Viscounts;
CalClassic's DC-6Bs;
and when I get in the mood to fly jets:
TU-104 (seems as if the site is www.tu104.ru (http://www.tu104.ru));
Canberras from Bill Holker (classic british files)
T-38 from Owen Hewitt

Thanks, guys! GREAT THREAD! :applause:

Marc Burcham

Matt Wynn
October 4th, 2009, 14:12
lets not forget Rick Pipers contributions, especially the old Chippy :jump: on the chippy note i'm making a paintkit for it will make a new thread shortly detailing how it looks, why it looks that way and how to do it, a bit of insider knowledge on the paint front :kilroy:

dandog
October 4th, 2009, 19:28
Has this one been mentioned? The Gere Sport Biplane by Dan Cowan. Been cruising the Alaskan autumn in this one. Not the best visibilty when landing (VC), but easy once you get the hang of it.

OleBoy
October 4th, 2009, 20:18
The Gere Sport Biplane, I have this one already installed. The light positions needed a bit of adjusting on mine.

Here's the new settings if the lights are WAY off the fusalage.

[lights]

//Types: 1=beacon, 2=strobe, 3=navigation, 4=cockpit, 5=landing

light.0 = 7, 0.9302631, -9.53, 2.8, fx_navred
light.1 = 3, 0.9302631, 9.54, 2.8, fx_navgre
light.2 = 2, 1, 0, -1, fx_strobe
light.3 = 1, -10.7, 0, 3.02, fx_beacon
light.4 = 4, -2.99, 0, 1.84, fx_vclight

dandog
October 4th, 2009, 21:03
Thank you OleBoy. Will redo immediatetly!!!!!!!

Naismith
October 4th, 2009, 23:06
I just spent the pm having a blast with Piglets Meyers 200D

Daube
October 5th, 2009, 02:17
I just spent the pm having a blast with Piglets Meyers 200D
A very excellent addon, but I thought it existed only in FSX format ?
When did Piglet make the FS9 version ? :kilroy:

Daube
October 5th, 2009, 02:18
One which is not mentioned yet is the Mig 29 Fulcrum by Eduardo Fadul. The package can be found at Simviation (FS2004 Military page 58). The package includes 7 models and 9 differrent textures.
There are many additional textures available for this model, including one spectacular "Fulcrum farewell" texture from the German Luftwaffe.

Huub

I was using a Fulcrum back in the FS9 days, but I don't remember who did it. Does this one have a virtual cockpit ? How does it look ?
EDIT: here is the only screenshot I still have of this plane, perhaps it is the same ?
http://sapdaube.free.fr/fs9/image71.jpg

Wild Bill Kelso
October 5th, 2009, 10:11
lets not forget Rick Pipers contributions, especially the old Chippy...

Second that!
She's soooo cute, and the VC is simply awesome.

FS2004 (ACOF) - FS2004 General Aviation FS2004 DeHavilland Chipmunk
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=79221) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=79221) ]
Name: chpmnk04.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=79221) Size: 17,401,384 Date: 07-31-2004 Downloads: 20,055
http://www.flightsim.com/j/chpmnk04p.gif http://www.flightsim.com/j/chpmnk04.gif http://www.flightsim.com/files/devaward.gif http://www.flightsim.com/wbicons/fcq1.gif http://www.flightsim.com/wbicons/fbq1.gif FS2004 DeHavilland Chipmunk. T10, Mk20, Mk30 models included. Includes model, panel, sounds, manual, check and reference lists. Model, FDE and textures by Rick Piper. Panel by Dave Booker, Saverio Maurri and David Maltby This file contains Dh Gipsy Major sounds by Mike Hambly. (See also CHIPMK12.ZIP (http://www.flightsim.com/file.php?cm=SEARCH1&fsec=0&fname=CHIPMK12.ZIP))



Too bad that Tim-HH already did the Lufthansa version... :icon_lol:

Cheers,
Markus.

austerjock
October 6th, 2009, 19:55
My thanks and congratulations for such an excellent thread. The elements here clearly point to what makes this such a congenial community and flight simulation site, and goes some of the way in explaining the special feeling every time one visits.

b24_witchcraft
October 6th, 2009, 20:08
Here's some more. I just saw this uploaded today on Avsim and I just tried it out quickly so no screenshots but it's worth a plug IMHO.

Category: Flight Simulator 2004 - Scenery (http://library.avsim.net/index.php?CatID=fs2004scen) New!
KGFL - Glens Falls, NY - Bennett Memorial Field - Ver. 2.2
http://library.avsim.net/images/ZipDive.png (http://library.avsim.net/zipdiver.php?DLID=138822) http://library.avsim.net/images/Download.png (http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=138822)
Images related to this file:



kgfl_v22-1.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=242669)
kgfl_v22-2.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=242670)
kgfl_v22-3.jpg (http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=242671)

http://library.avsim.net/sendfile.php?Location=AVSIM&Proto=file&ImageID=242668 File Description:
KGFL - Glens Falls, Floyd Bennett Memorial v2.2, located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate NY USA, this facility is owned by Warren County and run by RichAir. Although it has a 5000 ft main rwy, KGFL is a Non-controlled airfield catering to small engine a/c up to a few private jet daily traffic serving 'The Northcountry' New York. KGFL recently received several upgrades including 4 new GA hangars large enough to accommodate the needs of business jets. All Objects fully designed and completely redone in GMAX using high resolution custom photo-real 32bit textures. Optional DTX textures included. Also includes new AFCAD file, more accurate airport grounds perimeter, satellite photo-real grounds, custom taxiways, taxi-signs and taxi lights, area roads, animated hangar doors, and near area landclass. No AI traffic tracks included with this release, but afcad designed to support several AI. Rwy12 objects required for a few static a/c and parking lot light poles. This file contains Mipmapped Textures and grounds updates! By EdGeneer Cox.

Filename: kgfl_v22.zip
Author: EdGeneer Cox
Size: 76817kb

Also recommended is John Loney's Plymouth MA (KPYM) scenery which can be found on flightsim
or here (at this link) - http://www.lfssd.net/loney_flight_sim_scenery_design_003.htm

OleBoy
October 6th, 2009, 20:39
Second that!
She's soooo cute, and the VC is simply awesome.

FS2004 (ACOF) - FS2004 General Aviation FS2004 DeHavilland Chipmunk
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=79221) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=79221) ]
Name: chpmnk04.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=79221) Size: 17,401,384 Date: 07-31-2004 Downloads: 20,055
http://www.flightsim.com/j/chpmnk04p.gif http://www.flightsim.com/j/chpmnk04.gif http://www.flightsim.com/files/devaward.gif http://www.flightsim.com/wbicons/fcq1.gif http://www.flightsim.com/wbicons/fbq1.gif FS2004 DeHavilland Chipmunk. T10, Mk20, Mk30 models included. Includes model, panel, sounds, manual, check and reference lists. Model, FDE and textures by Rick Piper. Panel by Dave Booker, Saverio Maurri and David Maltby This file contains Dh Gipsy Major sounds by Mike Hambly. (See also CHIPMK12.ZIP (http://www.flightsim.com/file.php?cm=SEARCH1&fsec=0&fname=CHIPMK12.ZIP))



Too bad that Tim-HH already did the Lufthansa version... :icon_lol:

Cheers,
Markus.

Found some nice work for the MK30 that caught my eye. The paints are for the wrong fuselage, but nicely done.
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FS2004 DeHavilland Super Chipmunk MK30
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=123107) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=123107) ]
Name: supchip.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=123107) Size: 435,986 Date: 05-05-2008 Downloads: 402
http://www.flightsim.com/n/supchip.gif
FS2004 DeHavilland Super Chipmunk MK30. Art Scholl's Super Chipmunk - Art Scholl remains one of the greatest aerobatic performers of all time. Year after year, from the late 1950s to the mid 1980s he added unique airshow flourishes, like riding on his own wing, aerobatics with his dog Aileron nestled in the cockpit behind him, picking up a ribbon near the ground with his vertical fin and dramatically flying a low-level outside loop from the top down. Textures only; requires CHPMNK04.ZIP (http://www.flightsim.com/file.php?cm=SEARCH1&fsec=0&fname=CHPMNK04.ZIP) and CHIPMK12.ZIP (http://www.flightsim.com/file.php?cm=SEARCH1&fsec=0&fname=CHIPMK12.ZIP). Model by Rick Piper.


FS2004 Volk Super Chipmunk Fix
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=123343) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=123343) ]
Name: volkcfix.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=123343) Size: 541,175 Date: 05-12-2008 Downloads: 249
http://www.flightsim.com/n/volkcfix.gif
FS2004 Volk Super Chipmunk Fix, for use with VOLKCHIP.ZIP (http://www.flightsim.com/file.php?cm=SEARCH1&fsec=0&fname=VOLKCHIP.ZIP). By Thomas Johaness.
FS2004 Volk DeHavilland Super Chipmunk MK30
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=123306) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=123306) ]
Name: volkchip.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=123306) Size: 540,918 Date: 05-11-2008 Downloads: 264
http://www.flightsim.com/n/volkchip.gif
FS2004 Volk DeHavilland Super Chipmunk MK30. Textures only; requires CHPMNK04.ZIP (http://www.flightsim.com/file.php?cm=SEARCH1&fsec=0&fname=CHPMNK04.ZIP) and CHIPMK12.ZIP (http://www.flightsim.com/file.php?cm=SEARCH1&fsec=0&fname=CHIPMK12.ZIP). Model by Rick Piper. By Thomas Johaness. (See also VOLKCFIX.ZIP (http://www.flightsim.com/file.php?cm=SEARCH1&fsec=0&fname=VOLKCFIX.ZIP))

Matt Wynn
October 6th, 2009, 20:42
i remember someone :icon_lol: asking me how to go about art scholls repaint on RP's chippy, back when AGNTextures had a forums

EdGeneer
October 8th, 2009, 23:05
Did anyone mention LIRF from ISD Project???

FS2004 (ACOF) - FS2004 Scenery FS2004 Scenery--LIRF 2005
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=84900) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=84900) ]
Name: isdplirf.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=84900) Size: 15,932,741 Date: 01-22-2005 Downloads: 12,210
http://www.flightsim.com/k/isdplirf.gif FS2004 Scenery--LIRF 2005. Scenery of Roma Fiumicini "Leonardo da Vinci" Airport in Rome, Italy. By Alessandro Savarese and Alessandro Simonato (ISD Project).

Excellent LIRF and not all that bad on frames.... (relatively, especially for the detail involved)


__________________________________________________ ____________
Also, I think the might have been mentioned, but if not...

FS2004 (ACOF) - FS2004 Scenery FS2004 Scenery--Tolmachevo - 2008
[ Download (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=124887) | View (http://www.flightsim.com/zview.php?cm=list&fid=124887) ]
Name: unnt2008.zip (http://www.flightsim.com/kdl.php?fid=124887) Size: 58,782,457 Date: 07-07-2008 Downloads: 1,887
http://www.flightsim.com/n/unnt2008.gif FS2004 Scenery--Tolmachevo - 2008 (UNNT), Novosibirsk, Russia. The main features of "Tolmachevo-2008" scenery are the scenery has been developed considering changes that have taken place within the last three years; a photo-terrain of the airfield and surroundings has been created; the airport has been moved to its actual position; the scenery's area has been noticeably extended: a complex of warehouses to the south of the airport, military area buildings and the city of Ob have been added; a visual model of the runway lighting equipment has been created--it consists of runway lights, aproach lights and PAPI lights; moving airport vehicles and active jetways have been introduced; new models and textures of the airport vehicles have been made. By Tolmachevo Team: Fedor Burakov (a.k.a. Hawker) scenery design and Usachev Pavel AFCAD and information support. (See also UNNT_104.ZIP (http://www.flightsim.com/file.php?cm=SEARCH1&fsec=0&fname=UNNT_104.ZIP))

way the heck out there but worth a stop in a heavy jet... i mean, how many folks fly to Kazakhstan or there abouts. UNNT is north of that!

Alain_F355
October 9th, 2009, 14:25
Today I downloaded the Armstrong Whitworth Argosy by Rick Piper. Somehow I had never noticed this one before. It has a good VC and exterior model considering it was already released in 2005.

It is a bit more of a challenge to fly because the engines can overheat or ice up. So read the manual before your first flight or you could have a nasty surprise mid flight.

http://www.argosyair.co.uk/images/fltsim1.jpg

IVANOW
October 10th, 2009, 04:08
Boeing Stearman Model 75 Duster and Sprayer package

FS2004 Stearman Model 75 Duster and Sprayer Package (http://www.simviation.com/cgi-bin/syb.cgi?section=vintage&file=st75.zip). Boeing Stearman Model 75 Duster and Sprayer. A four-airplane package for FS2004 that represents a 10-year history of one ag-plane from 1955 to 1965. Features four highly detailed models with fully animated parts, detailed and animated pilot figure, visual effects, complex virtual cockpit with clickable controls, custom gauges, and engine damage modeling. Each model has accurate flight dynamics, with realistic stalls, high drag slips, and spins with autorotation. This package also includes as scenery an ag-operations hangar, and dirt airstrip. By Robert Sanderson. 30.2MB

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9258/12669510.jpg

Scroll down a little once you get to the page

http://www.simviation.com/fs2004vintage49.htm

http://www.simviation.com/fs2004vintage87.htm UPDATE for this package

OleBoy
October 10th, 2009, 07:12
Boeing B-29B Superfortress By Tom Kohler

Goto Flightsim.com and do a search for it :ernae:

Also check uploads here http://www.sim-outhouse.com/index.php?lloc=downloads&loc=downloads&page=downloads&FileUploadName=Gnoopey (http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/../index.php?lloc=downloads&loc=downloads&page=downloads&FileUploadName=Gnoopey) in the SOH archives

OleBoy
October 10th, 2009, 07:35
Although there's a lot of Combat Flight Simulator related stuff, thought I'd share this too. Browse through it. There's got to be something for everyone's liking :applause:

http://www.sim-outhouse.com/index.php?page=new_fp&loc=site&catid=1 (http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/../index.php?page=new_fp&loc=site&catid=1)

Z-claudius24
October 10th, 2009, 09:11
Hi,


Boeing Stearman Model 75 Duster and Sprayer package

IMHO it's some problems of shadows rendering for this Stearman ....
I'm sure .. the plane is not floating above the ground (if I modify the contacts points the wheels will sink in the ground but the shadow will stay weird)

http://i37.tinypic.com/1072qae.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/2m6sqj4.jpg

ian elliot
October 10th, 2009, 10:39
Piglets T33 will always be in my hanger, after reinstalling FS9, she's the first add-on plane installed, easy to fly but challanging enough to be fun,
i esp like the larg amount of paints you can download, there dos'nt seem to be an airforce that did'nt fly the T33. here's some of my fav's

Wild Bill Kelso
October 11th, 2009, 01:54
Yep, this T-Bird is still amazing!
One (of the several) things I love on Piglet's planes is the varying appearance of the bare metal panels: Each of those tin plates looks different!
Great! :applause:

Daube
October 11th, 2009, 03:04
A very nice plane indeed. Funny thing is: it landed in my FSX hangar just two weeks ago :)

huub vink
October 11th, 2009, 03:09
Another one from http://restauravia.com/

I love French fighters as they are really diffenrent. And Restauravia's model of the MB.152 is very nice and should definitely be mentioned here in my opinion.

Huub

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y210/Huub_Vink/MB151_1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y210/Huub_Vink/MB151_2.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y210/Huub_Vink/MB151_3.jpg

Underdog
October 11th, 2009, 05:58
This is reallly a good thread !!! How about the DSB F-5s, F-20s, and the UH-1 Hueys. And don't forget all the freeware that Alphasim has.

awj112
October 13th, 2009, 06:18
Well if you're going DSB/Iris, don't forget about the updated Tornados and the Mig-27 available here.

SlamBam
October 13th, 2009, 12:04
This is reallly a good thread !!! How about the DSB F-5s, F-20s, and the UH-1 Hueys. And don't forget all the freeware that Alphasim has.



Where did you get this B-57 paint ?

T Square
October 13th, 2009, 12:20
very nice Canberra B-57 here along with some fine paint work:

http://www.nazcastudios.com/

Wild Bill Kelso
October 18th, 2009, 10:27
One more gem to be added (strange that it hasn't been mentioned before...):

http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt112/wildbillkelso_berlin/afg_beech1.jpg


It's the AFG Beechcraft Kingair 300.
I know - it smells like a boyscout camp full of coleman lanterns, but it's terrifying well modeled and textured and flies like a dream.

Get it here:
http://www.alliedfsgroup.com/

Btw: This is a little sneak preview for my next repaint...
Please keep the secret! :jump:

Cheers,
Markus.

PeteHam
October 18th, 2009, 11:27
:jump:

Your secret is safe with me Markus :monkies:

Pete.

Tom Clayton
October 21st, 2009, 07:01
It looks like this has finally run its course. I'm going to leave it stuck here for another week, and in the meantime I'll start compiling all of the links in a single file. Once that's done, I'll have to figure out a good way to find a permanent spot for everything...

TomSteber
October 21st, 2009, 08:17
Great idea!

SPman
October 21st, 2009, 18:43
Another one from http://restauravia.com/

I love French fighters as they are really diffenrent. And Restauravia's model of the MB.152 is very nice and should definitely be mentioned here in my opinion.

Huub


But it's for FS X........

gribouil
October 22nd, 2009, 07:10
The restauravia bloch 152 also works in FS9... :wavey:

Wing_Z
October 22nd, 2009, 20:54
Some planes quickly, before it's too late...
Too lazy to go through everything (Thanks in advance, Tom) so maybe some have been mentioned.
Google is your friend here: the information will probably take you to your favourite download site anyway.

Wozzastang in photoreal liveries (here by Javis) remains a firm favourite gem:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/CHARL_photos/SOH/FWGfs92009-10-2314-13-37-06.jpg

Absolutely not my kind of aircraft, but lovely model:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/CHARL_photos/SOH/FWGfs92009-10-2314-17-25-40.jpg

Nemeth original, get the "customised" version upgraded by the folks at Hovercontrol. Just brilliant.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/CHARL_photos/SOH/FWGfs92009-10-2314-20-34-53.jpg

Low 'n slow, and highly aerobatic?
Makes a Moth look silly. Gorgeous model.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/CHARL_photos/SOH/FWGfs92009-10-2314-22-02-51.jpg

A stalwart, some outside-the-square thinking too.
Possibly the best original sound in Flight Simulator:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/CHARL_photos/SOH/FWGfs92009-10-2314-08-25-28.jpg

Stunning 65th anniversary model, can't think what you do with it, other than fly over the Channel:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/CHARL_photos/SOH/FWGfs92009-10-2314-25-52-20.jpg

Naki
October 22nd, 2009, 21:21
Nice pics Charl.

Still havent tried the Islander (couldnt be bothered trying to put it all together and no VC (?)) and the Bleriot but had many flights in the Jungmann (best biplane in FS9 IMO payware or freeware) and the wonderful Mustang. Mr Carter is now making a Harvard which I am looking forward to but I think its FSX only. The French Fielser is new to me ...is it on Flightsim.com?

PeteHam
October 22nd, 2009, 23:15
Hey Naki .... you should try the Islander .... it has a VC and it's a brillant model.

Pete.

Wild Bill Kelso
October 23rd, 2009, 09:06
Some planes quickly, before it's too late...
Makes a Moth look silly.

Moth?
How could I forget this one?

http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt112/wildbillkelso_berlin/tigermoth.jpg

Done by Warwick Carter, Garry J. Smith and David Friswell.
http://www.gjsmith.net/Textures/tigermoth.htm

altu727
October 23rd, 2009, 11:23
Having tried just about every water texture upgrade available I've found that the freeware gem "OceanFX 2" (ofx20sa.zip) by Johan de Vries (utilizing Ed Truthan's freeware oceansfx.zip & oceanstx.zip) finally renders water as best as FS9 can display. Good riddance cartoon blue.

huub vink
October 23rd, 2009, 15:45
But it's for FS X........

SPMan the Restauravia Bloch is perhaps advertised FSX, but it works perfectly in FS9, but doesn't work at all in FSX SP2/Acceleration.

Huub

OBIO
October 23rd, 2009, 15:59
Nice pics Charl.

Still havent tried the Islander (couldnt be bothered trying to put it all together and no VC (?)) and the Bleriot but had many flights in the Jungmann (best biplane in FS9 IMO payware or freeware) and the wonderful Mustang. Mr Carter is now making a Harvard which I am looking forward to but I think its FSX only. The French Fielser is new to me ...is it on Flightsim.com?

Wozza (Warwick Carter) has a very nice FS9 Texan/Harvard package....very nice. Even has a float plane version of the Texan which is a blast. Flightsim.com is were you can find them for sure.

OBIO

LouP
October 23rd, 2009, 16:29
Hey Ob,

The Islanders and Trilander have great VCs. :wiggle:

LouP:173go1:

OBIO
October 24th, 2009, 08:39
Two more freeware gems for the list: Both by the late Greg Pepper

Beech Super G 18

Beech Bonanza A-35

I am sure there are other gems by Greg that I have not discovered. Both of these planes could use some paint jobs (they are both on my list of projects). The Super G is a more elegantly appointed twin engine (RADIALS!) that will look superb in some regional airline/commuter skins. The Bonanza A-25 is a slick little hot rod of a plane with no vertical or horizontal tail surfaces...instead it has two tail surfaces that are angled someplace between horizontal and vertical that act as elevators and rudder...very neat looking.

OBIO

Desert Rat
October 24th, 2009, 09:53
Has anyone mentioned the Just Flight Demo's? Tiger Moth, Spitfire, others? (P38 and maybe Mossie?) I think most are fully functioning single planes from the larger packs.

Tom Clayton
October 24th, 2009, 13:08
The only two that are listed as "fully functioning" are the Spitfire and the Lightning. For me, the Spitfire is so-so, but the Lightning is a work of art!:applause: And since I don't need to buy a gazillion variants, the demo is all I need!

aeronca1
October 24th, 2009, 14:06
SPMan the Restauravia Bloch is perhaps advertised FSX, but it works perfectly in FS9, but doesn't work at all in FSX SP2/Acceleration.

Huub

Right on the money Huub!!! I fly it in FS9 without any problems.

T Square
October 24th, 2009, 16:55
Somebody may have mentioned the seahawks by Steve B. can be found here:

http://www.nazcastudios.com/sea-hawk/index.html

smilo
October 25th, 2009, 09:10
Tom,

maybe making it into a 'Freeware classics' Sub-forum? That would preserve it for prosperity. Maybe with separate threads for Scenery, mesh, tubes, GA, military, vintage, warbirds, etc.

t Voila, a permanent reference for future newbies?

BTW, AWESOME thread, as relatively recent CFS2 convert, shows me some I missed, many thanks.

Jamie


Not a bad idea at all. I don't have the access to do that, but I can take it up with the ones that do.

I was also thinking of some sort of list collated from the different links here. Still mulling that over...

Meanwhile - keep 'em coming!:ernae:
in short, this thread is fantastic!
although, it's overwhelming....
I am over amped. :isadizzy:
organizing into separate threads,
like Jamie suggested,
would sure help the brain cells.

personally, I'm looking mostly for Scenery and terrain upgrades,
like Holger Sandmann's work
then Utilities and maybe some must have gauges.

Tom, this is a daunting task,
many thanks for the effort.

huub vink
October 25th, 2009, 10:40
The problem with threads like these is that they are never complete.

When I'm correct; Rick Piper's Provost (http://www.btinternet.com/~rick.piper/)hasn't been mentioned yet!

Huub

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y210/Huub_Vink/provost.jpg

Tom Clayton
October 25th, 2009, 11:35
The problem with threads like these is that they are never complete.
Ain't that the truth!

Milo - at the very least, whatever I do with it, it will be divided between scenery, aircraft, and utilities.

smilo
October 25th, 2009, 11:57
Ain't that the truth!

Milo - at the very least, whatever I do with it, it will be divided between scenery, aircraft, and utilities.

that's a great start, Tom.
need any help?

lemonadedrinker
October 26th, 2009, 07:22
Hi,
The Bloch152 has been marked up, but has the Bloch MB220? A nice panel and VC also.

Andy.

huub vink
October 26th, 2009, 11:39
There are still so many models out there which should be mentioned here! What to think of Stuart Green superb WW-I aircrafts.

All available here: http://homepages.domicilium.com/peveril/hangar/hangar.htm

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y210/Huub_Vink/SG_Pfalz0.jpg

huub vink
November 1st, 2009, 14:48
Has this one been mentioned already?

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y210/Huub_Vink/aeronca_L16.jpg

Long Island Classic's Aeronca L16 by Kevin Lechmanski (Long Island Classics). The file (licl16a1.zip) is available at Avsim.
While you are there just do a search on "Lechmanski" and you will find ou all his models are real gems!

Huub

OBIO
November 1st, 2009, 14:55
All of the Long Island Classic Aerona 7AC variants are gems. Will have to check out what is available under "Lechmanski".

OBIO

hschuit
November 12th, 2009, 13:00
One little bugger you do not often see can be downloaded here:
http://cr1-software.com/addons/bell-p39-promo/

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i45/schuit/FlightSim/P-39Da.jpg

It is an old Simtech Flight Design model for FS2004; CR1 is now developing a new FSX version. Nice detail are the animated car style cockpit doors.
Much to my surprise the old CFS2 gauges do work in FSX :isadizzy:

Cazzie
November 26th, 2009, 09:16
For Kevin Lechmanski's (LilSki here at SOH) LIC L-16 and Champs, Eagler and Bellanca Scout: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/index.php?lloc=downloads&loc=downloads&page=downloads&FileUploadName=LilSki

Caz

Motormouse
November 27th, 2009, 01:12
Don't think this has been mentioned yet but the Simshed Westland/Sikorsky Wessex (S58 derivative
for you transatlantic types) should be in here.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/motormouse/Wess_4-1.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/motormouse/Wess_3.jpg

ttfn

Pete

T Square
November 27th, 2009, 07:20
http://homepage3.nifty.com/ryukichi/index.html

Here you will find a Japanese Willow training plane for FS2004 or CFS2 and also a Kikka both very nice models.

PilatusTurbo
November 30th, 2009, 01:13
Anyone know how, or where to get the Airhead Virtual Works Decathlon? Looks superb, though, when I try to download the file, it always fails.

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks fellas :ernae: