X-Plane 9.70???

What is the X-Plane simulator?

How does it relate to FS?

Is there any compatabiity with FS?

Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa
 

arno

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Hi,

X-Plane is another flight simulator. So you could say it relates to FS as a competitor.

The two simulators are not compatible with each other. Although there are a few tools that can convert some items from X-Plane to FS or the other way around.
 
I would be interested in possible converting some X-Plane airplanes to FS

Will your tools do it?

Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa.
 

arno

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Hi Bob,

Humm, not really. Maybe you could convert most of the geometry, but you would have to redo things like animations, etc. And then I'm not even going to talk about the panel, gauges, flight dynamics, etc. So converting a plane is not an easy task...
 

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I would say pretty much impossible actually. There comes the point where creating something new is actually easier than trying to convert something from one to the other. As I recall most of the conversion tools are from FS to X-Plane rather than the other way
 

arno

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Yes, for FSX scenery there is quite a good conversion tool to X-Plane. But that won't do aircraft either I think.
 
You could do the external model (maybe without animations I think)

You would still have to do panel, flight dynamics, etc. so basically the same situation as in the other direction.
 
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