Well, as it turns out, at the end this project will need an own thread, because there are a couple of things that need attention before a CFS1 upload can be undertaken:
1) - Flight Dynamics:
Although the FS98 .air file is quite good, itīs for FS98, so it doesnīt take advantage of CFS1īs supercharger capacity. Itīs in the making, and there may be some issues regarding the power curve for the 720 Hp @ 2050 RPM BMW 132-G1 engines with their single-speed superchargers, that need tweaking.
It appears that max. speed was 226 mph (at S.L.? dunno...), and apparently the Maximum Manifold presure of 1.2 ATA was maintained upto 6000 ft. Doing it this way in the .air file, there are unwanted peaks of almost 250 mph at 6000 ft and 9000 ft, even reducing the 226 mph at S.L. to 221 mph.
However, using a "similar" criteria of maintaining 720 Hp instead of 1.2 ATA upto 6000 ft, then the peaks come down by 6 mph, but it is still 14 or 16 mph too high. So, itīs still on the drawing board...
2) - Virtual Cockpit:
AF99 didnīt have enough parts to make a virtual cockpit, so it wasnīt included for SF98. Given the good FS98 panel by Pegasus Design, this was a viable option. However, not so for CFS1, because with SCASM, a virtual cockpit can be made, and it will be a good idea to include one. It will most likely have to be a call in the usual position of the listing for VCockpits, to some extra parts placed at the end, similar to the Zeppelin Staaken SCASMing.
3) - Panel:
The Pegasus Design Panel is very good for FS98, but needs different instruments for CFS1. Also, I donīt know if it will be very useful having 2/3 of the cockpit shown - it makes the cross-hairs seem off centre. Hence, for CFS1, it may be more useful to have a complete and centred panel. As right hand side instruments are repeated, possibly nav. and com. instruments will be handy there. So, while Iīm at it, Iīm making the panel bitmap too. Hereīs a screenshot of the provisional panel - still including the Beckwith gauge (dig Ivanīs new gauges!).
In consequence, this project canīt be a direct FS98 upload into CFS1, but a CFS1 adaptation, and will require a little work before it will see the light of day. Iīm sure itīs better to do it better than to leave it go as it is...