Longhornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3516 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 10802 times:
If you go into the folders of the individual aircraft, and find their aircraft.cfg files, you can edit them there.
In the [fltsim.x] section, you can find some headings, including:
These change where they show up in your Aircraft menu in FS. ui_manufacturer is the highest division (what might be Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier etc...), ui_type would be the aircraft (737, 747, A320 etc...), and ui_variation is usually the paint scheme.
I've changed it such that ui_manufacturer is the airline (American Airlines, British Airways, Continental), ui_type is stillt he aircraft type, and ui_variation is any defining characteristics (whether it's a special paint scheme, a developer, or something like that).
So I might have American Airlines->Boeing 757-200->American POSKY (for Project Open Sky), or American QW (for Quality Wings).
csturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1826 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10728 times:
if you fear editing the aircraft.cfg files manually, you can use a program called ACA2005 to do it via a GUI interface. It is a very useful utility that can scan for errors in your aircraft.cfg file and if you have an advanced setup for AI aircraft, it can generate a time table of an airport as well as show you if the aircraft is assigned to a flightplan.
I keep all of my aircraft sorted by manufacture and then by model. As for the AI aircraft, I have them listed by the group that made the model, but I use another utility that edits the .air file for the model that will hide it from display in my list of flyable aircraft so that I do not accidently fly it.
An American expat from the ORD area living and working in Australia
initious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1077 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10705 times:
Quoting wilco737 (Reply 6): Good question. I don't even know how to do that I just put them in the aircraft folder and look for them on FS then...
I do that too!
I just browse through my looooooooong list of aircraft folders (with tons of aircrafts that are faulty / unused) and I already remember the approximate location of each and every aircraft I use frequently from the Wilco 737 PIC, Airbus Series 1 & 2, PMDG MD-11, 744... etc.
Doona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3798 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 10651 times:
I used to do it, but after spending a few days downloading and installing ALL of the World of AI packages, after which I noticed the ENOURMOUS amount of "manufacturers", i.e. designers and various variation on manufacturer names, I just got discouraged...
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
ZKNCL From New Zealand, joined Oct 2010, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10588 times:
Quoting Doona (Reply 12): I used to do it, but after spending a few days downloading and installing ALL of the World of AI packages, after which I noticed the ENOURMOUS amount of "manufacturers", i.e. designers and various variation on manufacturer names, I just got discouraged...
Just replace all the AIR Files so they don't appear in the menu