Fly Away Simulation

FSX Federal Express Boeing 727-200ADV (F)

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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Federal Express Boeing 727-200ADV (F). A repaint of Thomas Ruth's 727-200ADV (F) in current FedEx colors. This 727-200 Advanced freighter is in dire need of a wash and paintjob! Repaint only; requires original model. By Bjoern Kesten.

Federal Express Boeing 727-200ADV (F).

Federal Express Boeing 727-200ADV (F).

Word wrap is your friend!

//Fed Ex repaint for Thomas Ruth's Boeing 727-200ADV//

// Contents //

- Repaint for the B727-200ADV in Fed Ex' current livery with a lot of dirt
- Preview thumbnail and image
- This Readme

// Requirements //

1. FSX with SP2 or Acceleration

2. Tom Ruth's 727-200ADV

Install as specified by Tom in his Readme.

// About the repaints //

A Boeing 727-200ADV(F) in Fed Ex livery...a pretty worn down livery, to say the least.
This particular aircraft used to fly for Air Canada, before FedEx bought it and had it modernized and converted into a freighter. The most recent photograph of this nearly 30 years old aircraft is from June 2011). Airframe information sites list it as "active" as well.

The "description" line of this repaint contains a few more infos about the aircraft in question.
Heavy use of abbreviations commonly used in the airline business is made in it, so here's a short explanation:

d/d = delivery date
c/n = construction number (manufacturer)
l/n = line number (the n-th copy of this aircraft model off the line)
f/n = fleet name (aircraft name or number in operator's fleet)
wfu = withdrawn from use
cvtd = converted
r/g = registered


1. Drop the repaint folder in your 727-200ADV's installation folder.
(Most probably [FSX root folder]\SimObjects\Airplanes\Tom_B727-200ADV)

2. Open the 727-200ADV's aircraft.cfg and locate the last of the "[fltsim]" entries.

3. Add the following lines after that:

title=Boeing 727-233ADV(F) FEDEX STG3 ADVA
atc_airline=FED EX
ui_variation="Federal Express"
ui_createdby="Thomas Ruth"
description="D/d 02/04/1982 ACA, c/n 22621, l/n 1791, wfu 05/21/1992, cvtd to ADV & r/g 07/08/92 FDX, f/n "284" and "Victoria" \n Like all aircraft operated by Fed Ex, this one is also named after an employee's child. "
atc_airline=FED EX

4. Get the newly added [fltsim.x] entry into numerical sequence with the ones already present
in the aircraft.cfg.
E.g. if the last entry prior to adding these repaints was [fltsim.5], you'd have to continue
this entry as [fltsim.6]. Save the aircraft.cfg before closing it.

5. You're done. Now go flying.

// Note //

Should this paint NOT show up in FSX properly, a safe way to fix this would EITHER be adapting the paths in the included texture.cfgs for this paint so that it points to folders of working paints OR copying all texture files from one of Tom's default paints into the repaint folder WITHOUT overwriting something!

Also, check the aircraft.cfg entry for this paint for correctly specified FOLDER NAMES in the "model=" and "texture=" lines.

// Disclaimer //

If something goes wrong during installation of these files, your PC won't blow up. The worst that can happen is you not seeing the paint properly in FSX.
I'm only human, have my 727s organized in a different way and can't think of every possible combination of folder names and paths.
So despite fairly detailed installation instructions above, it doesn't mean that you won't have to THINK when doing everything add-on related for FSX. It's neither rocket science nor Apple. Stay frosty (keep the "logic" portion of your brain running) and you'll be safe!

This repaint is to be used as FREEWARE only and may not be sold nor put on sites that require payment for access to their download section!
Repackaging and redistributing this repaint requires crediting the authors specified below!
Furthermore, keep the terms of use and distribution as specified by the author of the aircraft model itself in mind when planning to redistribute, repackage or modify the airplane and textures!

// Credits //

- Thomas Ruth (aircraft)
- Björn Kesten (me, repaints)
- GIMP and Imagetool for repaint creation and texture conversion.

// Date //


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The archive has 12 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
FE727_Thumb.gif08.10.1112.46 kB
FedEx_Dirty.jpg08.10.11188.66 kB
Readme.txt08.11.114.61 kB
texture.FedEx08.10.110 B
main.dds08.10.114.00 MB
main_spec.dds08.10.114.00 MB
sec.dds08.10.114.00 MB
sec_spec.dds08.10.114.00 MB
texture.cfg08.11.11153 B
thumbnail.jpg08.10.11102.18 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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