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  1. kevinmdavis2010

    MSFS Airport Name & Code Update

    Good morning, everyone: I've been playing MSFS 2020 for a while, and I noticed that one of my local airports has changed its real-world code, since the FAA allowed it to be a public airport. Right now, MSFS has the name set us "McDermott Air Park" with the code "31WI." However, since...
  2. kevinmdavis2010

    Blank Taxiways

    Good morning, Since I've used MSFS, it seems like the ATC a lot of the airports - both default and addon - never tell you what taxiway to use (i.e. "Cessna 123AB taxi to runway 19R, contact Tower on 124.575 when ready."). Normally, the default ATC would issue taxiway instructions. Is this a...
  3. kevinmdavis2010

    MSFS Generic Callsigns

    Good morning, I've been using the live traffic feature of MSFS, but I noticed that the default ATC calls the aircraft types "Generic" no matter what type of aircraft it is (i.e. "Generic N123AB, climb and maintain 10,000."). Is this something I can edit, or is this a problem with the...
  4. kevinmdavis2010

    MSFS FS Legacy Importer

    Good Morning, I downloaded FS Legacy Importer to convert some FSX models to work with MSFS 2020. However, when I open Legacy Importer, it asks for the location of FS2020 and FSX. When I installed FS2020, I obviously didn't need FSX anymore, so I uninstalled it. Do I need to have FSX running...
  5. kevinmdavis2010

    MSFS Custom Cessna 152 Liveries?

    Good morning, I'm trying to create a custom livery for the Cessna 152 for a fictional flight school in Photoshop Elements, but it seems like most of the tutorials online don't offer specific advice on how to do this. For example, there are tutorials for making liveries for big jets such as the...
  6. kevinmdavis2010

    MSFS Liveries

    Hi Andrea, I checked out that site, but it looks like those are all pre-made liveries. Did you use one of those, or was there a specific paint kit addon? Regards, Kevin Davis
  7. kevinmdavis2010

    MSFS Liveries

    Good morning, I'm interested in designing custom liveries for some of the default GA aircraft (C152, C172, etc). I've looked online for hours for tutorials, and it seems like the only thing I can find is how to make liveries for airliners. Is there a method for making custom liveries for GA...
  8. kevinmdavis2010

    CFG Files

    I didn't model the aircraft yet because I thought studying the structure came first. What do you use for modeling? I have used Sketchup for previous scenery projects.
  9. kevinmdavis2010

    CFG Files

    Hi leprechaunlive, I wanted to make an aircraft from scratch. Thanks, Kevin Davis
  10. kevinmdavis2010

    CFG Files

    Good evening, everyone! At first, I joined this site to learn about designing and editing airports when I used P3d, which had very outdated versions. However, since FS2020 uses satellite imagery along with the fact that buildings are solid objects now, so you can land on the roof of any...
  11. kevinmdavis2010

    MSFS Aircraft Design

    Good morning, I am looking to get into 3d aircraft design with the SDK for FS2020 (so I'm a total beginner) I was able to find the .blend file I was interested in, but I'm not sure where to go from there. At this point, it's only a 3d model with textures, but no sounds, panels, or aerodynamic...
  12. kevinmdavis2010

    P3D v4 Tooltips

    Good morning, I've noticed that in a lot of my P3D default GA aircraft, I'm unable to see the altimiter value on the calibration knob (i.e. 29.92) when I hover the mouse over the knob. In FSX, this displayed fine. Is it a matter of adjusting a panel file for the aircraft that aren't working...
  13. kevinmdavis2010

    Avatar Design

    Good morning, I've been trying out the Avatar feature in P3D4 with the default characters. However, I'd like to design my own Avatar, as the default "Man in blue jeans" one is pretty basic. Is this possible? If so, what software do I need to make it work? I've used human modeling tools like...
  14. kevinmdavis2010

    P3D v4 [SOLVED] How to do animations ?

    Hey everyone, I know this is an old forum, but I I've been looking to get into creating animated (moving) models for P3D4. However, if I understand correctly after viewing Autodesk's site, 3DS max - the typical software used for this - costs over $1000 a month to use it. I'm in no position to...
  15. kevinmdavis2010

    P3D v4 Placing objects

    Hi Gary, I have the payware version of Google Sketchup. I didn't create the models - I got them from the 3D Warehouse. Do I still have to do the File > Geo-Location process, or do the people that make the models usually do that when they upload them to the 3D Warehouse? I have the SDK, but...
  16. kevinmdavis2010

    P3D v4 Placing objects

    Hi Gary, It's great to hear from you again! I stopped using FSX: SE due to a bunch of CTD's, so I switched to P3D4, and abandoned my previous projects . As for your suggestion about making sure the models are "Geo-Located" in Sketchup, how will I be able to determine this? The model is from...
  17. kevinmdavis2010

    P3D v4 P3D Compatibility?

    Good afternoon, I just downloaded the latest version of ModelConverterX. After looking at the Release Notes on the site, I got the impression that it worked with P3D4. However, when I go into ModelConverterX, it only lists FSX and FS2004 as Simulator choices. Does the software actually work...
  18. kevinmdavis2010

    P3D v4 Placing objects

    Good afternoon, I want to place some 3D buildings (restaurants, hotels, etc) from Sketchup into P3D4 - but not on an airport. Because of this, I don't think ADE is the right tool. What tool or software do I use to place an object at a specified location? Any help you can provide is...
  19. kevinmdavis2010

    P3D v4 Addon Scenery Error

    Good morning, For the past week or so, P3d4 isn't accepting any of my addon scenery. It has never done this before in all the time I've been using the Simulator. Whenever I try to "point" the folder with all of the addon scenery (BGL's) I have into P3d's Scenery Library, I get errors that...
  20. kevinmdavis2010

    P3D v4 Weapons

    Hi Roy, I checked out some of the aircraft on Sim Skunk Works' site, but they made it seem like their products are no longer available online. Are you sure that they're combat-enabled? Thanks again for the reply. Regards, Kevin Davis