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  1. #51
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    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.




    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.




    "Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life." - 2 Nephi 31:20

    Mormon.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by modelr View Post
    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

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    Great freeware airports:

    RealNZ Paraparauma
    http://www.windowlight.co.nz/index.p...d=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/sohforum...ad.php?t=20370
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  4. #54
    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..






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

    Category: Flight Simulator 2004 - Scenery NZQN Queenstown Intl Airport



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    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



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    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.

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    Canadiana

    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:
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  7. #57
    Any of these sceneries are great, all GA airfields in northern France and the Loire valley

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

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

  8. #58
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMatheson View Post
    Great freeware airports:

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




    oh this one is just lovely. Thx...

  9. #59
    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 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.

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    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

  11. #61
    This may have already been mentioned; not sure.

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

    NC

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    Had trouble deciphering the Japanese site for the Mitsubishi. But found it at AVSIM:

    Category: Flight Simulator 2004 - Original Aircraft Mitsubishi F-2A Beta Model Version 2 Images related to this file:



    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

  13. #63
    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.ph...mid=68&lang=en)

    ttfn

    Pete

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    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):
    Für 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/sy...nadogr4_32.zip
    There are various panel updates also at Simviation.

    And Rick Piper's amazing DH Chipmunk V3:
    http://classicbritishfiles.com/index...ileinfo&id=683

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wing_Z View Post
    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):
    Für 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

  16. #66
    Let's not forget Gnoopey's ( Tom Kohler ) outstanding Republic P-47M!!

    Category: Flight Simulator 2004 - Original Aircraft Republic P-47M-1 Base Package v2.3 Images related to this file:



    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

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    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

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

    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

  18. #68
    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/Os...924_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...rch,5263759760

    http://www.aerosoft.com/cgi-local/re...59760,D00001_1

    ttfn

    Pete

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    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!

  20. #70
    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 Size: 8,791,254 Date: 08-06-2005 Downloads: 2,897
    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) (Previous version had 3972 downloads.)

    ttfn

    Pete

  21. #71
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    Don't think it's been mentioned yet, but this certainly qualifies as a fantastic freeware gem - http://vistaoz.org/downloads.html

  22. #72
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zevious Zoquis View Post
    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?

  23. #73
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    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.

  24. #74
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    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.

  25. #75
    Zevious Zoquis
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    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...

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