FS2004 Alaska Airlines Convair CV-240 VBF N51331

PreviewConvair CV-240 VBF, registration N51331, cn 76, in colours of 1973, delivered on June 30, 1948 to American Airlines, registration N94238, named "Flagship Little Rock", later "Flagship Erie". Served for several operators until bought by Cordova Airlines on June 15, 1965. Cordova Airways was merged...

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Convair CV-240 VBF, registration N51331, cn 76, in colours of 1973, delivered on June 30, 1948 to American Airlines, registration N94238, named "Flagship Little Rock", later "Flagship Erie". Served for several operators until bought by Cordova Airlines on June 15, 1965. Cordova Airways was merged with Alaska Airlines on February 1, 1968. Bought by Pacific Nevada Airlines on January 30, 1973. Returned to Alaska Airlines in May 1973. Bought by Byco Air Services on November 30, 1973. Bought by Pacific Airlines on April 9, 1975. Repossessed by Crocker National Bank on January 1976, withdrawn from use and stored at Long Beach, California, finally broken up. Textures and associated model file included only. Requires CV240VBFCA18_BASEPACK_010.ZIP. Original by Greg Pepper and Tom Gibson, upgraded by Georg Hauzenberger (model) and Hans Hermann (textures) Virtual Birds Factory.

Alaska Airlines Convair CV-240 VBF in flight.

Alaska Airlines Convair CV-240 VBF in flight.

Each add-on livery assumes that a certain base pack has been installed. We will inform you about the Base Pack that is necessary for the installation of a certain livery. Please make sure that the necessary base pack (folders 'CV240VBFca18' and/or 'cv240VBFcb16' and/or 'CV240VBFmilitary' is installed. Otherwise the installation of a livery cannot be successfully completed. If not present, please first download and install the Base Pack as described in Chapter 3.2. in the User Manual.

  • Unzip the zip-file included in the add-on package to a temporary folder.
  • Use the Windows Explorer and find the extracted file in your temporary folder. Double click on the add-on's setup.exe named like 'cv240VBFca18_aal_N94200_01_setup.exe' (example for the American Airlines Convair CV-240 with registration N94200) and run the install-program. The install-program will automatically place the chosen livery and associated model into the folder "cv240VBFca18" or "cv240VBFcb16" or 'cv240VBFmilitary'. For the next step please take note in which of the three folders the livery will be installed. For the allocation to the folders please also refer to the list that Tom Gibson has produced in 2009 (see User Manual Appendix B).
  • Find the 'Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9\Aircraft\cv240VBFca18' folder or the 'Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9\Aircraft\cv240VBFcb16' or the 'Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9\Aircraft\cv240VBFmilitary' folder (as jotted down in step 3) on your system. There you will find a file named '(livery name)_add_to_aircraft_cfg.txt'. Livery name is the short title for the livery you have just installed; make sure you pick the right one!
  • Using a text editor such as Notepad, open the file '(livery name)_add_to_aircraft_cfg.txt' and copy the [fltsim.xx] section shown there. Afterwards open the aircraft.cfg contained in the same folder and paste the [fltsim.xx] section below the last [fltsim.yy] entry already there. Make sure the new [fltsim] entry is in proper numerical order by replacing the 'xx' with the next number in sequence. Save and close the aircraft.cfg.

You should now be able to see and fly the new livery in FS2004. If this is not the case, please double check whether you really completed the step above and try to remember whether you changed any folder names after the previous installation of the aircraft. It should read "cv240VBFca18" or"cv240VBFcb16" or 'cv240VBFmilitary'. Please also make sure you selected your correct FS2004 root folder (the one where FS9.EXE is located).

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The archive cv240vbfca18_asa_n51331_01.zip has 9 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
cv240VBFca18_asa_N51331_0109.08.100 B
cv240VBFca18_asa_N51331_01.jpg09.08.10193.26 kB
cv240VBFca18_asa_N51331_01150.gif09.08.1011.01 kB
cv240VBFca18_asa_N51331_01_setup.exe09.08.104.07 MB
cv240VBFreloaded_User Manual_010.pdf09.08.10234.01 kB
cv240VBF_readme_add-on-livery.txt09.08.105.43 kB
file_id.diz09.08.10956 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Complementing Files & Dependencies

This add-on mentions the following files below in its description. It may be dependent on these files in order to function properly. It's possible that this is a repaint and the dependency below is the base package.

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Installation Instructions

Most of the freeware add-on aircraft and scenery packages in our file library come with easy installation instructions which you can read above in the file description. For further installation help, please see our Flight School for our full range of tutorials or view the README file contained within the download. If in doubt, you may also ask a question or view existing answers in our dedicated Q&A forum.


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