FSX Tutorial - Customize Tow-Plane

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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A tutorial to make the things in FSX more realistic. You can adjust the tow plane concerning its flying behavior. See also tutorials "Flying Banked Turns With Tow Plane In FSX" (TUT_TWPL.ZIP) and "Change Tow Plane In FSX" (TUTCHTWP.ZIP). By Thomas Murr.

Screenshot taken from the cockpit of a glider in flight.

Screenshot taken from the cockpit of a glider in flight.

Since the FSX-distribution it's possible to call for a towplane that will get the glider pilot in the air (hold CTRL and SHIFT and press Y). Although this feature is great the behavior of the tow plane is not realistic (e.g. too fast with an unrealistic climb rate).

With this tutorial I will put things right.

The next not realistic thing is that the towplane is always flying straight ahead and at first view at FSX there is neither possible to stick around the airfield nor to navigate the towplane directly into the thermals or to avoid crashing in an obstacle (e.g. in the mountains). To fix this see my other tutorial 'Flying banked turns with Tow-Plane in FSX' (tut_twpl.zip).

Although the change of the tow plane is described in this tutorial I recommend to read my other tutorial "tutchtwp.zip" which is more detailed concerning this theme.

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readme_de.txt03.07.071.01 kB
readme.txt03.09.071.08 kB
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cutomize_towplane_english.pdf03.09.07586.61 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
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