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Do You Re-classify Your Aircraft In FS?  
User currently onlineZKNCL From New Zealand, joined Oct 2010, 259 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6345 times:

This is just a sort of Flight Simulator Poll. Well every time I download or purchase an aircraft I always re-classify it into it's correct manufacture and type of aircraft, do you too?

EXCEPTION: when ever I make a repaint I always classify it under SkySim


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User currently offlinephatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1343 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6316 times:

I like to classify mine by manufacturer & model as well, but I can also see why ppl would want to classify by designer group as it is easier to identify & apply updates if needed.

User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3244 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6295 times:

I classify by Airline.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently onlineZKNCL From New Zealand, joined Oct 2010, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6262 times:

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 2):
I classify by Airline.

That's an interesting idea



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User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2064 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6244 times:

Yes. I hate it when I forget, and then my new 777 (for example) isn't with the rest of my Boeing fleet where I expect it to be.


Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently onlineZKNCL From New Zealand, joined Oct 2010, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6243 times:

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 4):
Yes. I hate it when I forget, and then my new 777 (for example) isn't with the rest of my Boeing fleet where I expect it to be.

Same here, I really do hate it



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8904 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6202 times:
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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...

wilco737
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3244 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6200 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:

ui_manufacturer
ui_type
ui_variation

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).

Works really well for me.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8904 posts, RR: 76
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6142 times:
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Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 7):

Alright, I might try that later that day.

Thanks

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 39
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6141 times:

I tend to avoid touching those - for fear of messing up or complicating the procedure of adding repaints. (Since repaints might not have the modifications).

I only fly a few planes (B747/Concorde - and rarely MD-11) so I can find them quickly enough.


User currently offlinecsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1424 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6126 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.

You can download it from http://aifs2.pvdveen.net/

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.



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User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1053 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6103 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.



One way I will fly around the world!
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6049 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...   

Cheers
Mats



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User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 39
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6044 times:

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 10):
if you fear editing the aircraft.cfg files manually, you can use a program called ACA2005 to do it via a GUI interface.

I know my way around FSX quite well - so not bother there, I just prefer to keep things simple.  


User currently onlineZKNCL From New Zealand, joined Oct 2010, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5986 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



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User currently offlineNorthwest727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5815 times:

I reclassify/rename them as well. Its pretty annoying seeing a "Piper Saratoga", then "Just Flight Flying Club Piper Saratoga"

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