Fly Away Simulation

FSX Convair CV580 Smoke Effect

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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compatible engine smoke effect for the CalClassic Convair 580. Good engine smoke results in FSX-SP2 using the Convair 580 CCCV580FSXSP2.ZIP file, which is Bjoern Kesten's FSX-SP2 update of the CalClassic Convair 580. Easy installation. By Tom Tiedman.

Screenshot of smoke effect on Convair CV580.

Screenshot of smoke effect on Convair CV580.

1.) The CalClassic team, for their wonderful Convair 580.
2.) Bjoern Kesten, for updating the CV-580 to FSX-SP2.
3.) The original author of the "fx_smoke_f6" effects file, whoever you are.
4.) I take no credit for any of this. All I did was a tiny bit of math.

1.) Copy and paste the enclosed "fx_smoke_f6" file into your FSX "Effects" folder. (It's probably there already).
2.) IMPORTANT!!! Open your Convair 580 "aircraft.cfg" file and find the [SMOKESYSTEM] section. ERASE IT!!!, because it does not display properly in FSX-SP2.
3.) Copy and paste the entire enclosed [SMOKESYSTEM] info. found below back into your "aircraft.cfg." file, replacing what you just erased. (Then click 'file', then click 'save', of course).
4.) Press your "I" key while flying your Convair 580 and enjoy the smoke!

smoke.0=-11.201, -12.506, -2.101, fx_smoke_f6
smoke.1=-11.201, 13.206, -2.101, fx_smoke_f6

Screenshot of Convair CV580 in flight leaving smoke trails.

Screenshot of Convair CV580 in flight leaving smoke trails.

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2.jpg02.13.1135.97 kB
3.jpg02.13.1147.85 kB
Convair_580_Smoke.jpg02.13.1187.67 kB
file_id.diz02.13.11330 B
fx_smoke_f6.fx04.19.041.17 kB
READ ME and INSTALLATION.txt02.13.111.35 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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