FSX B-17G Fuddy Duddy

PreviewNote this aircraft originally was made by Gary Herbert due to the fact that his plane was originally ment to cfs and then revamped for fs9 and now fsx the plane does have one quirk although all works as it should in fsx the screen that comes up after your choose your aircraft is not right it will...

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Complete with Base Model
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
6.44 MB
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Free (Freeware)
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5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 16 PRO members.

Note this aircraft originally was made by Gary Herbert due to the fact that his plane was originally ment to cfs and then revamped for fs9 and now fsx the plane does have one quirk although all works as it should in fsx the screen that comes up after your choose your aircraft is not right it will black out at times this has no bearing on how it works once it is loaded in fsx so enjoy your flight. Adapted by Duane Tarbox.

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The archive B17G-gfsxFuddy.zip has 38 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
B17G-HG Fuddy01.16.070 B
aircraft.cfg01.16.0710.90 kB
B17G_HG.air12.23.0610.52 kB
model01.16.070 B
B17G_HG.mdl06.18.062.90 MB
Model.cfg06.18.0626 B
panel01.16.070 B
DC3_background.bmp05.12.06769.05 kB
DC3_background_night.bmp05.12.06769.05 kB
Douglas_DC3.cab09.04.062.51 MB
panel.cfg08.01.067.27 kB
Panel_Decals_DC3_1.bmp05.12.06257.05 kB
Panel_Decals_DC3_2.bmp05.12.06257.05 kB
readme.txt06.18.06955 B
sound01.16.070 B
sound.cfg06.18.0633 B
texture01.16.070 B
HG_B17G_cockpit1.bmp03.26.06512.07 kB
HG_B17G_cockpit2.bmp01.07.06512.07 kB
HG_B17G_cockpit3.bmp01.07.06512.07 kB
HG_B17G_decals.bmp12.27.06128.07 kB
HG_B17G_decals.dds01.15.07341.48 kB
HG_B17G_gauges1.bmp06.10.062.00 MB
HG_B17G_gauges2.bmp06.11.062.00 MB
HG_B17G_gauges3.bmp01.07.06256.07 kB
HG_B17G_interior.bmp01.07.06512.07 kB
HG_B17G_main_T.bmp01.07.07512.07 kB
HG_B17G_main_T.dds01.16.071.33 MB
HG_nose_art_left.bmp12.25.06128.07 kB
HG_nose_art_left.dds01.16.07170.80 kB
HG_nose_art_right.bmp12.25.06128.07 kB
HG_nose_art_right.dds01.16.07341.48 kB
HG_prop_b17.bmp01.07.0664.07 kB
pilots512.bmp05.21.06128.07 kB
thumbnail.jpg01.16.0716.77 kB
FD instructions.txt01.16.07831 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B


The rather humorously named ‘Fuddy Duddy’ is an aircraft that many people can feel confident in when they get into the cockpit, even if the name does not really suggest a history of comfort or safety!

Preview screenshot

In this excellent remake of the Fuddy Duddy, you’ll get access to a fine model that works just fine with FSX. It has been totally revamped to put the whole thing together effectively, taking an old model by Gary Herbert which was previously released for FS9 and altering and optimizing it to work perfectly well when being used in FSX. This model manages to capture the details of the original just perfectly, adding many of the interesting design features and additions that make this aircraft come together so effectively.

The only thing that does not quite work when using it in FSX, however, is when you choose your aircraft. Sometimes, this screen will black out; it will reload eventually though! It’s a minor, unexplained glitch that will not hamper your usage or enjoyment of this product in any way, shape or form. What it does bring to the table is a deeply realistic recreation of an aircraft that many users might never have used in the past.

The actual “official” name for the Fuddy Duddy is the B-17G Flying Fortress, which is one of the most revered aircraft of the Second World War. Acting as a flying battle station that provided more than enough support and protection for ground forces and support for aerial assaults, this aircraft was used for many assaults and acted as a key player within various different parts of the massive battles that took place.

With more than 12,000 of these aircraft being created at the time, this served as a significant player within the war in that it helped to take so many different battles into Allied hands. They were used for various jobs such as raids and assaults, as well as bombing runs in various other parts of the war. At its peak, this was a deeply powerful aircraft that was capable of both assault and defense. It had the ability to sustain significant damage whilst engaged in battle as well as provide air support for sustained periods both offensively and defensively.

It’s strong hull and powerful body made it the perfect battering ram for any aerial assaults, serving as a fantastic means of defending positions from the skies or from softening up enemy forces.

However, it lived up to the myth behind the aircraft and many models returned from battle in conditions they never should have. Additionally, they served as brilliant weapons platforms and dropped more bombs than any other US aircraft during the war itself. It was, without a doubt, one of the most significant factors in providing heavy support. It was the equivalent of a tank in the skies, offering excellent options for the Allies as they pushed on to victory.

If you want to see how one of these monsters handled, this remake is the perfect way to do just that.

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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PogamusTue, 25 Feb 2020 00:56:15 GMT

Wow, this is one fun plane to fly! The tailwheel is a challenge to figure out during a taxi. I have a much greater appreciation for the visual challenge of flying a huge tailwheel plane like this especially during taxi. I made sure to make the first flight at Boeing Field... Thanks for sharing this work!

RayWed, 05 Jul 2017 09:06:36 GMT

Wonderful airplane to fly. Very easy install. I've always been impressed with the B17 and now that I can fly it - it just doesn't get any better.

MolmnsupioSat, 02 Jan 2016 20:06:20 GMT

Darren Steam instructions copy plane folder hear-----> C:Program Files (x86)SteamsteamappscommonFSXSimObjectsAirplanes

DarrenThu, 25 Dec 2014 22:33:22 GMT

How exactly do I add this to my FSX? I have the Steam version and can't figure it out,.

Orca701Wed, 25 Dec 2013 13:38:33 GMT

B-17 flys great, rear wheel won't turn so taxi is impossible unless you are going straight, and no sound. Except for those I had no problem.

phantomfire1Thu, 30 Dec 2010 13:00:30 GMT
Okay to tool around in. Invisible verticle tail around tail code markings. Tail-wheel will work if you unlock it, Shift-G. But is no match for the Wings of Power versions. Sound card is a little better. All in all a good addition, but needs a little work. No problem with installation to vista.
flyboy6128Thu, 25 Mar 2010 20:03:48 GMT
cool plane good sound and good cocpit only request is gunner views and dropable bob. good job
darkroomsWed, 14 Oct 2009 21:14:32 GMT
I really like this plane. B-17 flying fortress was one of my favorite planes as a kid. Only problem I had was when flying level, the VC cockpit was aimed too high to see horizon. I don't know if I'm the only one with this problem or not. But still a fun aircraft to fly.
toddstotmanFri, 26 Dec 2008 02:46:22 GMT
The rear wheel wouldn't turn
TimmileyMon, 04 Aug 2008 01:30:16 GMT
toninhoMon, 16 Jun 2008 01:40:00 GMT
See through in the vertical stabilizer, no goods is with the DC-3 panel, fine with the DC-4 panel
FlyBy07Mon, 10 Dec 2007 01:52:26 GMT
Best plane I've ever flown. Handles great and has great views.
eng102Wed, 07 Nov 2007 11:56:01 GMT
it is the best aircraft in fsx too fly everybody deserves this plane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
StarCasterXFri, 04 May 2007 22:24:13 GMT
My fav WWII bomber is finnaly a add-on. If only it could have more textures like army cameo, and gunner views
brickwall132Wed, 04 Apr 2007 03:51:18 GMT
All over a great plane.
sylacaugapilotTue, 03 Apr 2007 01:49:29 GMT
I love this plane!!!!! it has a great v/c the only thing missing is the nose gunner window. but it is very kool! good job!
eagle67Sun, 01 Apr 2007 16:45:59 GMT
I Love This Plane!!! Very Realistic And Fun To Fly. Only Request Would Be A Droppable Bomb.....

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