FSX United Airlines Boeing 727-100/-200ADV
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United Airlines Boeing 727-100/-200ADV. Thomas Ruth's 727 models in United Airlines colors. B727-100: Early 1970s (small titles), dirty; late 1970s (large titles), slightly dirty. B727-200ADV: Late 1970s (large titles), very dirty; 1990s (grey), slightly dirty. By Bjoern Kesten. (See also TR727-12_UAL_UP.ZIP)
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//Repaints for Thomas Ruth's Boeing 727-100 and -200//
// Contents //
- Repaints for the B727-100 in United Airlines' early 1970s (dirty) and late 1970s colors (slightly dirty)
- Repaints for the B727-200 in United Airlines' late 1970s (VERY dirty) and 1990s colors (clean)
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- This Readme
// Requirements //
1. FSX with SP2 or Acceleration
2. Tom Ruth's 727-100 and -200ADV
Install as specified by Tom in his Readmes. Make sure to install the 727-100/-200 BEFORE the 727-200ADV as the -200ADV package contains fixes for the -100 and -200 models.
// About the repaints //
I've actually started the paints long time ago (Feb 2011), but lost interest, especially when Paul Craig's take on UAL liveries for the B727-200 (ua_80s_boeing_727-200.zip, ua_boeing_727-200adv.zip) popped up.
When I rediscovered my WIP paints a few days ago I decided to run a bit wild and have fun with the (very simplistic) dirt layers in my paintkit. Thus, you now have an alternative to Paul's very clean paints. The fuselage texture is in 32 bit format, while the fuselage and wing spec maps and the wing textures are in DXT5 format.
Depicted are two different 727-100s with two different versions of the same livery from the 1970s and one 727-200ADV in 1970s and 1990s colors.
Each "description" line of each repaint contains a few infos about the aircraft in question.
Heavy use of abbreviations commonly used in the airline business is made in them, 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)
lrf = Last revenue flight
b/u = broken up
1. Drop the repaint folders from the "727-100" folder in your 727's installation folder.
(Most probably [FSX root folder]\SimObjects\Airplanes\Tom_B727-100)
2. Open the 727-100's aircraft.cfg and locate the last of the "[fltsim]" entries.
3. Add the following lines after that:
title=Boeing 727-100 UAL early 1970s BLDR
ui_variation="United Airlines (early 1970s)"
description="D/d 03/10/1964, c/n 18306, l/n 34, f/n "7014", b/u 1993 \n Saul Bass designed livery with small titles"
title=Boeing 727-100 UAL Late 1970s BLDR
ui_variation="United Airlines (late 1970s)"
description="D/d 01/12/1966, c/n 18862, l/n 216, f/n "7055", wfu 06/91 \n Saul Bass designed livery with large titles"
4. Bring the newly added [fltsim.x] entries 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'll have to continue
the first of the new entries as [fltsim.6] and make the second one [fltsim.7], the third one
5. Repeat step 1 for the paints from the "727-200ADV" folder, but copy them into "Tom_B727-200ADV"
6. Open the 727-200ADV's aircraft.cfg and locate the last of the "[fltsim]" entries.
7. Add the following lines after that:
title=Boeing 727-200 UAL late 1970s EFLP ADVA
ui_variation="United Airlines 1970s (late)"
description=D/d 08/16/1978, c/n 21419, l/n 1375, f/n "7172", lrf 09/24/01, b/u 2005? \n Saul Bass designed livery with large titles
title=Boeing 727-200ADV UAL 1990s EFLP ADVA STG3
ui_variation="United Airlines 1990s"
description=D/d 08/16/1978, c/n 21419, l/n 1375, f/n "7172", lrf 09/24/01, b/u 2005? \n 1990s "battleship" livery
8. Repeat step 4.
9. You're done. Now go flying.
// Note //
Should my paints NOT show up in FSX properly, a safe way to fix this would EITHER be adapting the paths in the included texture.cfgs for each paint so that they point to folders of working paints OR copying all texture files from one of Tom's default paints into each of my paint folders WITHOUT overwriting something!
Also check the aircraft.cfg entries for my paints 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 paints 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, this doesn't mean 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!
These repaints are 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 these repaint requires crediting the authors specified below!
// Credits //
- Thomas Ruth (aircraft)
- Björn Kesten (me, repaints)
- GIMP and Imagetool for repaint creation and texture conversion.
// Date //
The archive tr727-12_ual.zip has 38 files and directories contained within it.
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|
|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|
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