Fly Away Simulation

FSX USAF P-80 Shooting Star "Rhapsody In Rivets"

Screenshot 1
Type
Repaint
Download hits
85
Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
Filename
wm_p-80_rhapsody_in_rivets.zip
File size
7.88 MB
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Scanned 21 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
Everyone

On 27 January 1946, Colonel William H. Councill flew US Air Force Lockheed P-80A-1-LO 44-85069 "Rhapsody In Rivets" nonstop across the U.S. to make the first transcontinental jet flight. He completed the 2457 miles run between Long Beach and New York in 4 hours, 13 minutes, 26 seconds at an average speed of 584 mph to set a Federation Aeronautique Internationale record. Full texture set in 2048x2048 dds format. Tested in FSX Steam Edition. For the now freeware Alphasim F-80 available here. By Willy McCoy.

Screenshot of "Rhapsody In Rivets", USAF P-80 Shooting Star in flight.

Screenshot of "Rhapsody In Rivets", USAF P-80 Shooting Star in flight.

Installation:

  • I'm assuming that most of us have done this before and know you have to have the original AlphaSim F-80 installed in order for this to work.
  • First, I have no idea where FSX is located on your system. I have FSX Steam which is:
    Program Files(x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/FSX
  • Inside the main FSX folder is the SimObjects folder, the the Airplanes folder and the F-80 folder should reside in there.
  • Place the texture.xxxxxxx into the main F-80 folder.
  • Note: All texture files needed are supplied in .dds DXT-5 format. No need to use any of the original bmp DXT 3 or 888 32 bit textures.
  • Copy and paste the following section to the aircraft.cfg file, replacing the xx in [fltsim.xx] with the next number in sequence with other repaints already there (i.e [fltsim.0, fltsim.1, etc.)

[fltsim.xx]
title=ALPHA P-80A "Rhapsody In Rivets" w/ tanks
sim=F-80
model=tanks1
panel=
sound=
texture=Rhapsody
KB_checklists=F-80_check
kb_reference=P-80_Ref
ui_manufacturer=Lockheed
ui_type=P-80
ui_variation="Rhapsody In Rivets (wing tanks)"
ui_typerole="Single Engine Jet"
ui_createdby="AlphaSim"
description=ALPHA Simulations 2004\n\nOn 27 January 1946, Colonel William H. Councill flew P-80A-1-LO 44-85069 "Rhapsody In Rivets" nonstop across the U.S. to make the first transcontinental jet flight. He completed the 2,457 miles (3,954 km) run between Long Beach and New York in 4 hours, 13 minutes 26 seconds at an average speed of 584 mph (940 km/h) to set a Federation Aeronautique Internationale record.
atc_id_color=0x00000000
atc_heavy=0
atc_id_font=Verdana,-11,1,600,0
visual_damage=1
atc_id=485069
atc_airline=AIR FORCE
atc_flight_number=069

[fltsim.xx]
title=ALPHA P-80A "Rhapsody In Rivets" no tanks
sim=F-80
model=clean
panel=
sound=
texture=Rhapsody
KB_checklists=F-80_check
kb_reference=P-80_Ref
ui_manufacturer=Lockheed
ui_type=P-80
ui_variation="Rhapsody In Rivets"
ui_typerole="Single Engine Jet"
ui_createdby="AlphaSim"
description=ALPHA Simulations 2004\n\nOn 27 January 1946, Colonel William H. Councill flew P-80A-1-LO 44-85069 "Rhapsody In Rivets" nonstop across the U.S. to make the first transcontinental jet flight. He completed the 2,457 miles (3,954 km) run between Long Beach and New York in 4 hours, 13 minutes 26 seconds at an average speed of 584 mph (940 km/h) to set a Federation Aeronautique Internationale record.
atc_id_color=0x00000000
atc_heavy=0
atc_id_font=Verdana,-11,1,600,0
visual_damage=1
atc_id=485069
atc_airline=AIR FORCE
atc_flight_number=069

Images/Screenshots

Screenshot 1

The archive wm_p-80_rhapsody_in_rivets.zip has 52 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
1st Readme.txt11.01.158.46 kB
Original AlphaSim Readme.txt11.01.15633 B
P-80 Ref.txt11.01.15162 B
Rhapsody In Rivets.jpg11.01.1583.52 kB
texture.Rhapsody11.01.150 B
Bomb.dds11.01.1564.12 kB
CPit_edge.dds11.01.1516.12 kB
CPit_Gray.dds11.01.1516.12 kB
Crew face.dds11.01.15256.12 kB
Crew.dds11.01.15256.12 kB
Demister.dds11.01.1532.12 kB
F-80_1_L.dds11.01.1564.12 kB
F-80_1_t.dds11.01.154.00 MB
F-80_2_L.dds11.01.1564.12 kB
F-80_2_t.dds11.01.154.00 MB
F-80_3_L.dds11.01.1564.12 kB
F-80_3_t.dds11.01.154.00 MB
F-80_4_L.dds11.01.1564.12 kB
F-80_4_t.dds11.01.151.00 MB
flapfix.dds11.01.1564.12 kB
Glass_t.dds11.01.1516.12 kB
Gunsight.dds11.01.1516.12 kB
Hat.dds11.01.154.12 kB
Hose.dds11.01.154.12 kB
Interior_1.dds11.01.15256.12 kB
Interior_2.dds11.01.15256.12 kB
Interior_3.dds11.01.15256.12 kB
Interior_4.dds11.01.15256.12 kB
Interior_5.dds11.01.151.00 MB
Lens_L.dds11.01.1516.12 kB
Lens_T.dds11.01.1516.12 kB
Nuts.dds11.01.1516.12 kB
Oleo.dds11.01.1516.12 kB
Panel_main.dds11.01.15512.12 kB
Pnl_lores_L.dds11.01.1532.12 kB
Pnl_lores_t.dds11.01.1532.12 kB
Pylon_L.dds11.01.1564.12 kB
Pylon_t.dds11.01.1532.12 kB
Seat.dds11.01.1564.12 kB
Tanks_type1_L.dds11.01.1564.12 kB
Tanks_type1_t.dds11.01.151.00 MB
thumbnail.jpg11.01.1583.52 kB
Thumbs.db11.01.151.44 MB
Tread.dds11.01.1516.12 kB
Turbine_L.dds11.01.1516.12 kB
Turbine_t.dds11.01.1516.12 kB
Tyre.dds11.01.1516.12 kB
UC_gen.dds11.01.1516.12 kB
WellEdge.dds11.01.1516.12 kB
Thumbs.db11.01.1511.00 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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