|| Gary M Carlson posts
an update of Kevin Trinlkle's Boeing 727-200 fsc in the fsds library.
|| Graham aka RPS_Viper,
posts B29 and KI-45 FSDS source files, in the FSDS library.Ali
Mujtaba posts an updated FS98 A330 in the jetliner library. A link to Joe Amodea's Multi-Res MDL
build tutorial is in the tutorials library.
|| Graham aka RPS_Viper,
posts an AH64, Catalina, and P40 FSDS source files, in
the FSDS library.
|| Dave Eckert's
tutorial about creating recessed gear wells and flush
fitting doors gets posted to the tutorials page.
|| Kerry Gipe's Forum
response on Animated Spoilerons is posted to the Tutorials page.
|| Dee Waldron's afx of
the FS2K Convair is added to the Propliners
|| Richard Osborne's
short tutorial on one way to overcome the afx to fsds
conversion made its way from the Forum to the Tutorials
Another Forum posting - AA Motion Range Table by Felix
Rodriguez also makes it to the Tutorials.
|| A link to the Project
Freeware Group's posting of Brian Quayle's Aircraft
Design Tutorial is now in the Tutorials
page. Minor corrections and updates made to other
references and links pages.
|| Penti Kurkinen
provides a tutorial on virtual cockpit gauges, an
"entry-level" tutorial on editing and making
visual models with SCASM and AF99 (or forcing AF99 to
work at gunpoint).
Mikko Maliniemi provides the FSDS source files for
his Pitts S-2 in the civilian and FSDS sections
Tony Lonsdale does a repaint of a BAe146 in QANTAS
livery - in the Repaints section.
||Dana McGee brings us a turbine
conversion of Tom Gibson's DC-7C. Douglas had been
contemplating the DC-7D before the success of the DC-8
and Boeing 707 was assured.
||Ron Freimuth's "Setting Jet
Air Transport AIR File Parameters" is a new addition
in the Tutorials library, as are new resources for
aircraft 3-views. Ron Ackerly's post on Making
spotlights with Paint Shop Pro is added to the Tutorials
|| Boeing 727-100 made with
FSDS in the DS and jets libraries.
||The FDE library has a new Airbus
A310-300 FDE file for FS2K from M Karam/R Freimuth. Eisa
Kaihlanen updates the Alderson ATR72 and the Simmelink
MD-90-30 in the commuter and jets sections, respectively.
||Mario Canovas has
contributed a T-34C Turbo Mentor in FSDS format. Also,
three new FSDS tutorials by Dave Eckert are uploaded
"Shaping a Fuselage", "Shaping a
Wing" and "Control Surfaces". Thanks to
Mario and Dave!.
||The Business section
has an addition from Tyler Johnson for the Learjet-60.
This is an update of the Learjet-35A by Terry Hill.
||Gene Floyd provides
the Douglas A-24 Dauntless (2K), Chris London has
supplied a Gulfstream G-V (DS) which needs some more work
and Frank Safranek has put some "finish
work" on the Cockpit Tutorial (2K). Each of these
files are in the Military, Business and Tutorials
sections, respectively. The G-V is also in the FSDS
to Gene, Chris and Frank!
||Bruce Bridges sent a
corrected version of the Boeing 757-200 file which was
uploaded on June 5. If you downloaded the previous
version before the link was disconnected, please replace
it with this file. Robert Berman has come up with the
Hellcat F6F and David Eckert has created the Stearman
Kaydet PT-13. The Boeing 757-200 is in the Jetliners
section and the latter two aircraft are in the FSDS and
Military sections. Thanks Bruce, Robert and David!.
||Bruce Bridges has come
up with some updates to the Boeing 737-400 and 757-200
and both of these are from Kim Simmelink and Bill
Alderson originals, respectively. Dave Eckert has
provided a "Cockpit Tutorial" and Felix
Rodriguez has come up with another Resource! Also, Felix
joins Freeflight Design Shop as a "Design
Consultant" and we are sure you will learn some very
great design techniques from Felix.
||Michael Pickney has
come up with another great looking aircraft with an
Eastern 727-25 in the original "hockey stick"
color scheme. Felix Rodriquez passes along another great
resource for our design efforts and Dave Eckert has
provided his tutorial on creating aircraft noses. Thanks
to Michael, Felix and David in their contributions!
Freeflight Design Shop has
opened a Forum devoted to FLY! users. This is on an
"experimental" basis to determine the
popularity of this feature. We also will accept source
files for FLY! aircraft and like FSDS aircraft they will
be placed in their own section. The terms and conditions
for FLY! aircraft are the same as for Microsoft's Flight
Boeing 727-25 by Michael Pickney.
Felix Rodriguez's 3-views and
Nose_Tutorial by David Eckert.
||From Sam Chin a new
FDE for the FS2000 MD-82 Flight Model. A true FS2000
flight model, featuring autoland, a real Alaska Airlines
MD-80 Series speedbook & modeled to a MD80 pilot's
report. Made for two different popular airframes - Brian
Quayle's and Bill Alderson's. And, from Peter Salzano a
new resource for simmers - a great site with specs on
many different planes. It also has a section on just
engines! Thanks to Sam and Peter for these updates!
MD-82 Flight Model by Sam
Federal Aviation Administration
Type Certifiate Data Sheets. A Resource from Peter
||We have created a new
area to enhance your Flight Sim design knowledge
database. We have added a Resources area to the Tutorials
section which are customer supplied resources that they
use in their design research. The resources provided have
not necessarily been reviewed by us, nor do they
necessarily have our approval. Also, we know that the
copyright requirements of the publishers of any document
will be respected by our community.
Kaihlanen has passed along his update of
Kim Simmelink's MD-80. The aircraft was derived from
FS5.1 format and is now ready to go in FS98 or FS2000.
McDonnell Douglas MD-80. Original
by Kim Simmelink, update by Esa Kaihlanen. FS98
||Bruce Bridges has
contributed two new aircraft and both are Boeing models.
He has redone Kim Simmelink's 737-300 into a version for
FS98/FS2000; and, Bill Alderson's 727-200 has been
updated to FS98/FS2000 standards, too. Also, Bruce has
passed along some repaints that we think you will enjoy -
including an older Delta version - that compliments
Michael Pickney's 727-95 repaint from several month's
Boeing 727-200. Original by Bill
Alderson, update by Bruce Bridges. FS98
Boeing 737-300. Original by Kim Simmelink, update by
Bruce Bridges. FS98
||Dee Waldron has come
up with a freight version of the DC-8-73 by Kim Simmelink
and the FDE is done by Paul Nichols. With some minor
rework, this aircraft could become a great passenger
model to paint up in those old UAL and DAL colors! This
aircraft is for FS2000 only.
Douglas DC-8-73 Freight. Original
by Kim Simmelink, update by Dee Waldron and a Paul
Nichols FDE. FS2000
||More arrivals at
Freeflight! Sam Chin comes up with an update to the
BAe-146-100 (RJ70) FDE file. Dana McGee has been busy
with an update to Eric C. Johnson's Cessna Cardinal and
has created an all new Volpar Centennial. Mike
Crosthwaite provides his first aircraft to Freeflight, a
North American P-51D Mustang created from FSDS. Thanks
all, for your efforts, and it is appreciated!
Cessna Cardinal 177RG. Original by
Eric C. Johnson, update by Dana McGee. FS98
Volpar Centennial. Original by Dana
BAe-146-100A (RJ70). Original by
Sam Chin. FS2000
North American P-51D Mustang.
Original by Mike Crosthwaite. DS
||FSC files from Louis
Sinclair's Flight Simulator Design Shop have arrived!
From Massimo Taccoli a Aeritalia/Lockheed F-104 is now
available in the Military section and from Kevin Trinkle
a Lockheed L-188 Electra II is available in the
Safranek has updated Bill Alderson's BAe 146-200 into the
-100 (Avro RJ 70) model and Bruce Bridges is back with an
update to Kim Simmelink's Boeing 737-500. The BAe 146 is
for FS5.X and higher, while the Boeing 737 is for FS98
Don't forget that if you do any
repaints of these aircraft we will be happy to post your
work in the Repaint section. All you need to do is click
on the Repaint section on the left side of our Title Bar
and we'll take it from there!
BAe 146-100. Update by Frank
Safranek from the Bill Alderson original -200. FS5.X
Boeing 737-500. Update by Bruce Bridges from the Kim
Simmelink original. FS98
Aeritalia/Lockheed F-104. Original
by Massimo Taccoli. FS2000 (DS).
Lockheed L-188 Electra II. Original
by Kevin Trinkle. FS2000 (DS).
||Sam Chin has come up
with a new FDE for the DC-10-30. Please read his comments
prior to using this file, please. Marco Rensen provides a
tutorial which includes a detailed description of the
procedure and example/lesson for adding night light
effects to FS 2000 Aircraft. Marco also bypasses all
hexediting on bgl/mdl files. Several new repaints have
been placed in the Repaints section, too.
DC-10-30 by Sam Chin
Night Lighting by Marco Rensen
||Stew Clark has updated
Oliver Weidlich's Dash 8 into the -8Q 400 model. Mike
Clark has passed along two repaints of Bill Alderson's
Boeing 737-300 and they are both in Freedom Air
International livery. Thanks Stew and Mike!
de Havilland Dash 8Q Series 400.
Update by Stew Clark Original by Oliver Weidlich
Boeing 737-300 Freedom Air
International by Mike Clark
||The latest update
brings us three new aircraft from Dana McGee and Basil L.
Copeland Jr. has some air files for turboprop aircraft.
Our first repaints are available and have been supplied
by Holger Ellerbrock and Michael Pickney. In our
Tutorials section we have two very helpful guides. One is
a tutorial on AD2000, one of the latest design tools to
hit the market, and the other tutorial is an update by
Kevin Trinkle on Pascal Linder's night lighting tutorial.
most recent improvement since our move earlier this
month, uploads to Freeflight will now be available via
our FTP page. Please read the instructions prior to
posting your source files or repaints, thanks.
Volpar Turbo18 by Dana McGee
Saunders ST27 by Dana McGee
Volpar Turboliner by Dana McGee
Cessna 208 Caravan by Basil L
deHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter
Boeing 727-95 Delta by Michael
Boeing 757-300 Condor by Holger Ellerbrock
AD(Aircraft Designer)2000 by Herve
Devred and Michel Melchior.
AF99 Night Lighting. Kevin Trinkle's update on Pascal
||The Boeing 747 and 757
are featured in this update. Chris Shelly has redone Bill
Alderson's Boeing 747-200 to use GE engines for FS98 and
FS2000. Holger Ellerbock has redone Bill's 757 into the
-200 and -300 series using Aircraft Animator and these
are for FS98 and FS2000, also.
Plus, Holger has supplied the first repaint
for Freeflight. Holger's 757-300 is in Condor livery and
this aircraft will be offered exclusively at Freeflight
until April 15.
Thanks, Holger and Chris - nice
||Mike Hill has
passed along the following to us:
"Many of us will be sad
to learn that
after a long illness our friend, Allan Sage, died
peacefully last Saturday evening. Allan saw active
service as a navigator on Lancasters during the War, a
former aircraft owner (Cessna 170), and in his later
years was a strong supporter of the Flight Sim community
and freely gave much of his time to model and beta
testing for a variety of FS add-ons (at the time of his
passing he was testing some new Canadian scenery for
FS2000). He will be sadly missed."
The Freeflight Design Shop
||Abacus has released FS
Design Studio! This is a major improvement on designing
aircraft, among other things. Many thanks to Louis
Sinclair for the development of this excellent
Arnie Lee, Abacus' Publisher, "We included
associates of Freeflight Design Shop for beta testing due
to the organization's dedication to the flight simulation
hobby, a reputation for knowlegable designers and their
willingness to share their "know how" with
others. We're honored that FFDS will make the FSC's
freely available to other designers since this affirms
their belief that FS Design Studio is a viable
development tool for FS2000".
In conjunction with the
announcement by Abacus, there are two additional changes
- The addition of a new page
dedicated to the source files (FSC's) of FSDS
aircraft. This page will be introduced as soon as
we receive the first aircraft. The FSC's will
also be posted on their applicable page.
- For the first time in our
history, FFDS will have repaints available for
download. If you wish to provide a repaint, or
have any questions on this program, please e-mail
us first so we can point out the
details and please use the title "FSDS
On a final note to our
contributors, we will continue to post new and
updated files that are created via AF99 or Flight
The Freeflight Design Shop
||Welcome to the first
update in our new site! As we've stated, this change is
only one of several enhancements coming within the next
few months. We'll tell you about the improvements as they
are made since they are not all definite at this
has updated Tony & Marty's commuter aircraft into
AF99 format with 12 sided fuselages. Pascal Linder has
provided the source file which was the basis for his
American Airlines F-100. Deane Bauton has passed along
two McDonnell Douglas Skyhawks for the military section
and Gene Floyd did an update of Jerry Arzdorf's and Mike
Hoefle's WACO glider with a C-47 towplane. Just as the
update was being prepared, Pascal Linder contacted us and
gave permission to post his great tutorials on night
lighting and texturing in 512*512 format. Thanks to
The new arrivals are:
ATR42 Updates: Alex
Stojanovski Originals: Tony Bolton & Marty
British Aerospace ATP
Cessna 208 Caravan
Dornier 328 Jet
Embraer 110 - early model type
Embraer 110 - later model type
Fairchild Metro III
Fokker F-100 Update: Pascal
Linder Original: Bill Alderson
McDonnell Douglas A-4K
Skyhawk Originals: Deane Baunton
McDonnell Douglas TA-4K Skyhawk
WACO CG-4A Hadrian w/C-47 towplane Original: Jerry
Arzdorf & Mike Hoefle Update: Gene Floyd
Night Lighting effects via SCASM
editing Originals: Pascal Linder
Texturing with 512*512
||Welcome to the new Freeflight
get ready to begin our third year of operations we now
have our own URL, www.freeflightdesign.org. Guy
Caron has updated our logo (since BAO's "Flight
Shop" is, well, obsolete) and we've spruced up
the pages a bit, too.
Based on some confusion on the case
of our name, it has been changed to "Freeflight",
and we've shortened it further to "FFDS". Also,
since we are in the process of severing our ties to our
former web host, the "Add-A-Link" section has
been eliminated as this was a proprietary feature of our
former host. As you look around you will find things look
very much the same as they did before. Some additional
changes to our layout/format are pending and will appear
from time to time in the future.
Thank you to all of you who have
supported us over the past two years , and to our new
visitors, we hope you make yourselves frequent visitors
to our site.
The Freeflight Design Shop
||Three new contributors
have arrived with files for the Freeflight Design Shop!
Joe LoGrasso has done up the Deperdussin Racer, Wolfram
Beckert provides the Junkers F-13a and an update of
Richard Osbornes's Tupolev Tu-14B. Plus, Holger
Ellerbrock has updated Kim Simmelink's Airbus A321-111.
Thanks for your efforts, guys. And, check the
"Warping Wings" technology that Joe has used on
Trinkle has a new Lockheed L1011-1 with a Sam Chin FDE.
Richard Osborne has updated his tutorial on scanning
based upon postings made to the Forum.
Deperdussin Racer with Warping Wings. By Joe LoGrasso
Airbus A-321-111. Kim Simmelink original. Update by
Lockheed L1011-1. By Kevin Trinkle, Sam Chin FDE.
Tupolev Tu-104B. Richard Osborne original. Update by
Junkers F-13a. By Wolfram Beckert.
Scantext. By Richard Osborne.
||Dana McGee has redone
his Volpar Turboliner and updated Eric C. Johnson's Let
L200. Dee Waldron came up with some updates to Bill
Alderson's Boeing 727-200 which includes winglets and
rear stairs. The latest in FDE's from Sam Chin are the
Lockheed L-1011-385-1 and the Piper PA-31T-1A Cheyenne.
Also see the Gallery for two new updates from Mike
Marrilow on aircraft available at Freeflight! And,
if you want to save yourself some real heartache, read
Bob Seaman's tutorial on FS Lessons Learned - this is a
"must read" for all of us!
Let L200. Original by Eric C. Johnson. Update by Dana
Volpar Turboliner. Original and update by Dana
Lockheed L-1011-385-1. By Sam Chin
Piper PA-31T-1A Cheyenne. By Sam Chin
Boeing 727-200 QT. Bill Alderson/Chris van Biljert
original. Update by Dee Waldron.
FS Lessons. Bob Seaman
||Our first update of
the new year includes something special. Pascal
Linder has redone Bill Alderson's Fokker F-100 (make
certain you have version 2.1, please) in stunning new
colors for FS2000! This is a "one time" event
where we are specifically offering a repaint of an
aircraft. Pascal has indicated that the AFX file will
follow and when it does we will let you know. Should you
have any questions regarding this aircraft please contact
Pascal. Also, Bill Alderson has redone the Canadair
Regional Jet into the FS2000 format.
Canadair CRJ-100-ER by Bill Alderson
Fokker F-100 (non-AFX) by Pascal Linder from a Bill