I'm a former prolific FS9/FSX/P3D user but recently have been using XPlane more and more, especially since the advent of a utility than finally brings accurate, lifelike AI to the sim. However, those of us in the XP community don't have very many AI models to use, and because modelers who are willing to make new ones are few and far between we often need to substitute aircraft or exclude airlines completely from our AI packages. From my days of messing around with AI traffic in MSFS I fondly remember Henry Tomkiewicz's awesome AI models of smaller airliners and GA planes, and think they would look great converted to XPlane. Myself and a group of developers I'm associated with are excited by this idea, and have all the tools necessary to convert the planes, but as we do things in the legal and ethical way we need to first get permission from the developer. I sent Henry and email, but would also like to ask here on the off chance that he browses these forums. I would be very grateful if Henry, or any other person authorized to give us permission to use these models, were to contact me by either posting in this thread or sending me a PM to say whether or not this project can continue. Thanks!
The idea of X-Plane has been brought up working on the 1998 project. If the conversion from FS9/FSX/P3D AI is easy enough into X-plane format, we would have no problem sharing with X-plane users. X-Plane 11 looks great, as do the AI models that come with it(as random a lot of model/airline combos as they are LOL). I am unfamiliar but interested, what are some of the go-to AI utilities on X-plane?
theflyingmobian: Damn you're on top of this lol
Jun 11, 2021 19:08:35 GMT -5
chasensfo: People usually reach out to me when they paint late 90s fleets and ask about flightplans
Jun 12, 2021 8:01:49 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: Here are my huge and humble thanks to Michael Pearson for creating these magnificent paints for the post-CAAC Chinese airlines!
Jun 16, 2021 11:24:16 GMT -5
chasensfo: Hell yeah, and soon the 1990s airports of China will all be open for business
Jun 19, 2021 2:25:09 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: The special livery of the 747-100 of Japan Asia has been painted by Michael Pearson some time ago. The repaint can be found on AVSIM here: faib_747-100_jaa.zip
Jun 24, 2021 8:30:21 GMT -5
chasensfo: Yet it took until now for someone to point it out LOL. Thanks for that, link updated along with several others
Jun 28, 2021 18:45:46 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: Satisfying to see Iberia package being released with all their repaints available! Also, can't wait for SAS and Aerolíneas Argentinas in a near future!
Jun 30, 2021 6:59:11 GMT -5
chasensfo: SAS yes but Aerolineas not sure, maybe some other Argentine carriers. Mostly European and US carriers for now unless others make surprises
Jun 30, 2021 10:16:05 GMT -5
chasensfo: China too of course
Jun 30, 2021 10:16:09 GMT -5
theflyingmobian: Looking forward to filling up Australia and New Zealand with those Chinese, US and European carriers too.
Jul 1, 2021 1:18:19 GMT -5
tony: Thanks for the lovely Aussie repaints. If you plan to do more heres a link to a great aussie airliner register that may be of help. www.aussieairliners.org/index.html
Jul 2, 2021 10:38:21 GMT -5
theflyingmobian: I think at this point the Qantas VH-OJC Formula 1 747 is the only remaining 747 yet to be painted in AI, but I don't think it has plans yet as that was active in 2000 to 2002.
Jul 3, 2021 20:11:05 GMT -5
jetstar: G-AWNA was painted up in incorrect BOAC colours when it was WFU, It was broken up in those colours in 1999. If you look closely, you can see the overpainted white where the BA titles were, and the tail is showing the speed stripe underneath the.. see part2
Jul 13, 2021 7:41:02 GMT -5
jetstar: Thin paint on the tail. They never did anything with the lower blue though. It was just homage to BOAC's original 747-136 when it was retired. Its a pity is was not preserved. Then again, BA would not pay to upkeep the 707 at Cosford, which was scrapped.
Jul 13, 2021 7:43:46 GMT -5
jetstar: Should have said Landor, Doh!
Jul 13, 2021 7:52:35 GMT -5