Fly Away Simulation

FS2004 American Trans Air 757-300 Fleet

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Type
Complete with Base Model
Download hits
139
Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
Filename
ai753ata.zip
File size
527.52 KB
Virus Scan
Scanned 17 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
Everyone

American Trans Air Boeing 757-300s from AI Aardvark designed especially for AI traffic. Includes two variations of the current livery, one standard and one featuring the "Pleasant Holidays" fuselage titles. Features 16 LOD models and moving parts. Very detailed, includes animated gear, flaps & spoilers, antennas, flap canoes and simulated gear bays and specular highlights. Extremely frame rate friendly. Model by Craig Crawley. Paint by Daniel DiBacco.

Screenshots of American Trans Air 757-300 in flight.

Screenshots of American Trans Air 757-300 in flight.

INSTALLATION:

Just drop the "AIA_757_300_ATA" folder into your Flight Simulator AIRCRAFT folder. Then assign the aircraft to some flightplans and you're on your way.

If you are using any of the other AI Aardvark B757-300's that use the "aia_757_300_rr.mdl" you can use this texture with it in the same folder, after making the needed changes to the aircraft.cfg file.

NOTES:

This aircraft was designed specifically for use as an AI aircraft. As such, the primary design criteria were that it look good sitting at the gate, or as seen when landing from an aircraft waiting to take off.

This plane also uses 5 different LOD (levels of detail) models, which means that as the plane gets visually smaller, the model displayed becomes simpler and simpler, thus reducing the drag on your computer.

If you download a GMAX aircraft that is just gorgeous, but really chews up your frame rates when used as AI if several of them appear on the screen at once, the designer probably did not use the LOD feature, so the model is always 20,000 polygons no matter how far away from you it is.

AI FLIGHT DYNAMICS:

FDE's for AI aircraft are somewhat of a compromise. Dynamics that allow beautiful takeoffs often result in planes that will not land or land very badly. AIA fde's are also designed with traffic flow in mind. This means an AIA aircraft is going to touch down very near the end of the runway and quickly exit to make room for the next aircraft. If you want more "float" on landing, you can adjust the cruise lift, parasite drag and induced drag parameters in the aircraft.cfg file.

Images/Screenshots

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The archive ai753ata.zip has 17 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.

Filename/Directory File Date File Size
ai753ata.jpg03.20.0480.60 kB
AIA_753_ATA_README.txt03.20.043.50 kB
aia_757_300_rr.air03.20.048.90 kB
Aircraft.cfg03.20.0414.44 kB
FILE_ID.diz03.20.04516 B
aia_757_200_rr.mdl03.20.04265.25 kB
model.cfg03.20.0433 B
model03.21.040 B
aia_757_300_rr_l.bmp03.20.04256.07 kB
aia_757_300_rr_t.bmp03.20.041.00 MB
texture.ATA03.21.040 B
aia_757_300_rr_l.bmp03.20.04256.07 kB
aia_757_300_rr_t.bmp03.20.041.00 MB
texture.ATA Pleasant Holidays03.21.040 B
ai753ata.gif03.20.045.90 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Installation of Add-on Aircraft/Scenery

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