FS2004 Free Bird Airlines MD-83

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
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Textures only, a repaint of SGA's McDonnell Douglas MD83. This is an update to correct some faulty textures. Requires SGA_MD83.ZIP. Original by Steve Drabek/SGA. Some textures by Mike Baumann/SGA. Repaint by Tony Mitchell.

Screenshot of Free Bird Airlines MD-83 in flight.

Screenshot of Free Bird Airlines MD-83 in flight.

This is my repaint of the superb MD83 by Steve Drabek of SGA. Some of the textures are by Mike Baumann/SGA (side windows and reworked doors). Mike brought out a repaint in Spirit Airlines colours on the same day that mine appeared on flightsim.com - shock horror, but I liked Mike's windows so decided to use them. I asked Nels to pull my file as I discovered one of SGA's original texture files was a bit naughty, so I've modified it and will be uploading my Spirit repaint again soon. It's already on my website.

Extract the contents of this zip file into a temporary location.

Copy the folder 'texture.freebird' into your SGA MD83 folder.

There are some excellent panels that you can use with this aircraft in FS9:

Ken Mitchell's md83_pan.zip and md83_fix.zip

Marco Spada's md80-k4.zip and mdped.zip

Andrew Pritchard put together Marco Spada's panel plus surrounding cockpit views from Marco Diaz and checklist from Werner Schott in his file com_md80.zip

Modifying the aircraft.cfg file...

Copy the section below into your existing SGA MD83 aircraft.cfg file and change the line fltsim.X to have the next number in sequence.

title=FlightFX/SGA MD83 Free Bird Airlines
ui_manufacturer=McDonnell Douglas
ui_variation=Free Bird
description=The DC-9-83 (MD83) is a development of the DC-9 Super 80 and features improved aerodynamics and updated engines.

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The archive frebupd.zip has 17 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
FILE_ID.DIZ12.27.03274 B
Freebird.gif12.27.0312.66 kB
Freebird4.jpg12.27.03101.28 kB
README.txt12.27.031.94 kB
texture.freebird12.27.030 B
DC9xINTERIOR_L.BMP11.16.031.33 MB
DC9xINTERIOR_T.BMP12.27.031.00 MB
DC9_B_L.BMP12.02.031.00 MB
DC9_B_T.bmp12.27.031.33 MB
ENGINES_L.BMP11.16.031.33 MB
ENGINES_T.BMP12.27.031.33 MB
MD83_A_L.bmp12.26.031.33 MB
MD83_A_T.bmp12.27.031.33 MB
MD83_B_L.bmp12.26.031.33 MB
MD83_B_T.bmp12.27.031.33 MB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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