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FSX Air France Boeing 747-428

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Type
Complete with Base Model
Download hits
8,278
Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
Filename
airfranceposky747-428.zip
File size
23.85 MB
Virus Scan
Scanned 13 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
Everyone
5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 2 PRO members.

Air France Boeing 747-428. Complete package of the Project OpenSky B747-400 version 4 in Air France livery, registration F-GITJ, cn 1343. Comes with virtual cockpit, 32 bit and DXT3 textures. Operation manual included. Repaint by Paul Craig.

Air France Boeing 747-428 in flight.

Air France Boeing 747-428 in flight.

Regarding Flight Simulator X
Certain functions and visuals will not work on this aircraft if it is installed in FSX. Therefore, we (Project Opensky) will not provide support for FSX related issues with this A/C.

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This aircraft is made by Project OpenSky

Model : Hiroshi Igami
Flight Dynamics : Warren C. Daniel, Brandon D. Henry
Tested : Project-Opensky Members
747 Series Masters : Corey Ford, Yosuke Ube
Painted : Ryan C

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Features ( in depth ):

This model is made for FS2004 and has some XML coded animations.
Dynamic flexing wings
Body gear steering under 15kt above 1kt.
Nose gear steering under 60kt above 1kt.
Rudder lock under 60kt above 1kt.
Ground spoiler only works on ground.
Low speed aileron locks at high speed.
Fully animated control surfaces
Fully independent suspension
Trim Animation
Opening Passenger Doors
Animated tilting bogies
Rolling wheels
Animated thrust reversers
Detailed textures
Full night lighting
Crash affects
Ground Service Vehicles when Cargo door open
And more...

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Installation

Unzip downloaded files to a temporary folder

Copy & Paste the "Boeing OS744V4" folder into your FSX Airplanes folder located by default below


OS (C)/Program Files(x86)/Microsoft Games/Microsoft Flight Simulator X/SimObjects/Airplanes

If you would like better frame rates, then copy & paste the DXT3 textures from the "DXT3 Textures" folder into the "Texture.Air France" folder located inside the "Boeing OS744V4" folder.

Copy the contents of the "747-effects" folder into your FSX effects folder located by default below

OS (C)/Program Files(x86)/Microsoft Games/Microsoft Flight Simulator X/Effects

See Posky readme & Manual for more details

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Operation:

Opening Passenger (L1) door: Shift + E ( Opening door )
Opening Cargo Doors: Shift + E + 2
Opening Passenger (L2) door: Shift + E + 3
Opening Bulk Cargo Door: Shift + E + 4

Air France Boeing 747-428 in flight.

Air France Boeing 747-428 in flight.

Images/Screenshots

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The archive airfranceposky747-428.zip has 156 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
747-400 checklist.pdf01.24.0414.32 kB
747-effects08.11.110 B
Opensky_747_vclight.fx10.02.021.31 kB
Opensky_beacon.fx02.12.023.04 kB
Opensky_conden.fx10.03.023.15 kB
Opensky_condens.fx09.08.022.71 kB
Opensky_logo_light.fx10.03.021.31 kB
Opensky_nacelle_refl.fx09.29.021.29 kB
Opensky_nav_yellow.fx03.24.043.07 kB
Opensky_sparks.fx09.08.027.05 kB
Opensky_vortex.fx10.08.031.23 kB
Opensky_wing_light.fx09.29.021.31 kB
Air France Boeing 747-428 Screenshot (1).jpg08.11.1184.33 kB
Air France Boeing 747-428 Screenshot (2).jpg08.11.1183.15 kB
Air France Boeing 747-428 Screenshot (3).jpg08.11.11109.52 kB
Air France Boeing 747-428 Screenshot (4).jpg08.11.1180.39 kB
B747_OPERATIONS_MANUAL_v3.pdf03.11.072.94 MB
Boeing OS744V408.11.110 B
747-400-GE-CF6-80C2B1.air08.08.109.00 kB
Aircraft.cfg08.11.1132.24 kB
boeing747_check.htm08.08.1070.73 kB
boeing747_check_files08.11.110 B
filelist.xml08.08.10175 B
image001.gif08.08.1011.13 kB
boeing747_ref.htm08.08.1034.14 kB
boeing747_ref_files08.11.110 B
filelist.xml08.08.10173 B
image001.gif08.08.1011.13 kB
model.GE08.11.110 B
B747_400_interior.mdl11.19.071.41 MB
Model.cfg11.29.0962 B
OSX744V4_CF6-80.MDL11.28.092.63 MB
panel08.11.110 B
747_Background_1024.bmp05.12.06515.05 kB
747_Upper_Background_1024.bmp05.12.06433.18 kB
Boeing747-400.cab09.04.063.21 MB
ECU_Background_1024.bmp05.12.06371.27 kB
panel.cfg08.11.066.24 kB
sound08.11.110 B
Sound.cfg08.08.1032 B
Texture.Air France08.11.110 B
Os_ct_t.bmp08.08.101.33 MB
Os_ct2_t.bmp08.08.101.33 MB
Os_ct3_t.bmp08.08.101.33 MB
Os_st_t.bmp08.08.101.33 MB
Os_st2_t.bmp08.08.101.33 MB
Os_wt500e_l.bmp08.08.101.00 MB
Os_wt500e_t copy.bmp08.08.101.00 MB
Os_wt500e_t.bmp08.08.101.00 MB
OS742_Parts_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
OS742_Parts_T.bmp08.08.104.00 MB
OS742_Parts2_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
OS742_Parts2_T.bmp08.08.10256.07 kB
OS742_Parts3_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
OS742_TEFLAPGUIDE_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
OS742_TEFLAPGUIDE_T.bmp08.08.1085.43 kB
Os742CARGO_INTERIOR_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
Os742CARGO_INTERIOR_T.bmp08.08.101.33 MB
Os744_COCKPIT_l.BMP08.08.101.07 kB
Os744_COCKPIT_T.BMP08.08.101.00 MB
Os744_COCKPITWINDOW_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
Os744_COCKPITWINDOW_T.bmp08.08.10256.05 kB
Os744_wing_l_in_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
Os744_wing_l_in_T.bmp08.11.114.00 MB
Os744_wing_l_out_l.bmp08.08.104.00 MB
Os744_wing_l_out_T.bmp08.11.114.00 MB
Os744_wing_r_in_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
Os744_wing_r_in_T.bmp08.11.114.00 MB
Os744_wing_r_out_l.bmp08.08.104.00 MB
Os744_wing_r_out_T.bmp08.11.114.00 MB
Os744body_l_l.bmp08.11.111.00 MB
Os744body_l_t.bmp08.11.114.00 MB
Os744body_r_l.bmp08.11.111.00 MB
Os744body_r_t.bmp08.11.114.00 MB
Os744L1DOOR_l.BMP08.08.101.07 kB
Os744L1DOOR_T.BMP08.08.10341.43 kB
Os744L2DOOR_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
Os744L2DOOR_T.bmp08.08.10341.43 kB
OS744Option.bmp08.08.1016.07 kB
OS744Option2.bmp08.08.1085.40 kB
Os747_GLASSCOVER_T.bmp08.08.101.43 kB
Os747CARGO_INTERIOR_T.bmp08.08.10341.43 kB
Os747CF6-80_fanblurred.bmp08.01.11256.07 kB
Os747CF6-80_fanSlow.bmp08.01.11256.07 kB
Os747cf6-80_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
OS747CF6-80_Pylon_l.BMP08.08.101.07 kB
OS747CF6-80_Pylon_T.bmp08.07.111.00 MB
Os747cf6-80_t.bmp08.10.114.00 MB
Os747CONTAINER_FRONT.bmp08.08.10256.07 kB
Os747CONTAINER_REAR.bmp08.08.10256.07 kB
OS747frontwheel_T.bmp08.08.10256.07 kB
OS747maintire_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
OS747maintire_T.bmp08.08.1064.07 kB
OS747mainwheelF_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
OS747mainwheelF_T.bmp08.08.1064.07 kB
OS747mainwheelR_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
OS747mainwheelR_T.bmp08.08.1064.07 kB
OS747nosetire_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
OS747nosetire_T.bmp08.08.1064.07 kB
Os747shaft_t.bmp08.08.105.43 kB
OS747wingwheelF_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
OS747wingwheelF_T.bmp08.08.1064.07 kB
OS747wingwheelR_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
OS747wingwheelR_T.bmp08.08.1064.07 kB
Osbl_i_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
Osbl_i_t.bmp08.08.101.00 MB
Osll_i_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
Osll_i_t.bmp08.08.101.00 MB
Osll2_i_l.bmp08.08.101.07 kB
Osll2_i_t.bmp08.08.101.00 MB
texture.cfg08.14.06137 B
thumbnail.jpg08.11.119.22 kB
Thumbs.db08.08.10235.00 kB
Texture08.11.110 B
B747_1_LM.dds09.04.06170.79 kB
B747_1_T.dds09.04.061.33 MB
B747_1_T_bump.dds09.04.061.00 MB
B747_1_T_Specular.dds09.04.061.33 MB
B747_2_T.dds09.04.061.33 MB
B747_2_T_bump.dds09.04.061.00 MB
B747_2_T_specular.dds09.04.061.33 MB
B747_400_1_C.dds09.04.06682.79 kB
B747_400_2_C.dds09.04.06682.79 kB
B747_400_3_C.dds09.04.06682.79 kB
B747_400_4_C.dds09.04.06682.79 kB
B747_400_5_C.dds09.04.06170.79 kB
B747_400_6_C.dds09.04.06170.79 kB
B747_400_7_C.dds09.04.06170.79 kB
B747_400_interior.dds09.04.06170.79 kB
B747_400_reflection.dds09.04.06170.79 kB
Fresnel_Ramp.dds09.04.06640 B
fresnel_ramp_1.dds09.04.06640 B
pilots.dds09.04.0642.79 kB
texture.cfg08.14.06137 B
thumbnail.jpg08.13.067.29 kB
DXT3 Textures08.11.110 B
Os744_COCKPIT_T.bmp08.11.11256.07 kB
Os744_COCKPITWINDOW_T.bmp08.11.1164.07 kB
Os744_wing_l_in_T.bmp08.11.111.00 MB
Os744_wing_l_out_T.bmp08.11.111.00 MB
Os744_wing_r_in_T.bmp08.11.111.00 MB
Os744_wing_r_out_T.bmp08.11.111.00 MB
Os744body_l_t.bmp08.11.111.00 MB
Os744body_r_t.bmp08.11.111.00 MB
Os747CF6-80_fanblurred.bmp08.01.1164.07 kB
Os747CF6-80_fanSlow.bmp08.01.1164.07 kB
OS747CF6-80_Pylon_T.bmp08.01.111.00 MB
Os747cf6-80_t.bmp08.11.111.00 MB
OS747frontwheel_T.bmp08.11.1164.07 kB
EULA.txt11.29.09938 B
FILE_ID.DIZ08.11.11242 B
Installation Readme.txt08.11.111.28 kB
POSKY README.txt12.13.083.18 kB
thumbnail.png08.11.1145.61 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Editorial

Project OpenSky have long been one of my favorite groups out there these days, as they always provide such a consistent level of realism. When I heard that they had taken on a version of the Air France Boeing 747-428, I decided to grab this more or less as soon as I could!

Not only does it come across as exciting and a bit different to the norm, but it offers and easy and effective way for you to enjoy a complete remake of this fun and engaging aircraft. Outside of the addition of a new virtual cockpit, 32-bit and DXT3 textures, you’re getting access to a machine that well and truly kicks ass.

However, please be aware that this was made for FS2004 originally so despite its qualities it does have some conflicts with FSX. Not every feature will work 100% as intended although it has been optimized as much as it possibly can be to minimize conflict.

The Improvements

The first thing that I noticed upon installing this was the improvement in the model over the original 747-428. This does a wonderful job of making sure that it has all of the features that you would expect to see in such an attentive mod. It even has some easily coded XML animations that look great as well without reducing performance.

One thing that really caught my attention, though, was the introduction of the dynamic flexing wings. These look great and work hand-in-hand with plenty of new features. From the nose gear and body gear steering right through to the low speed aileron locks and rudder locks at certain intervals, you can find that this makes it  exceptionally easy to control when you’re flying around.

It’s this ease of management that ensures you can notice big improvements in the level of performance that it hands out. It also has fully animated control surfaces and suspension, meaning that it becomes VERY easy for you to manage and understand where you are coming from in terms of your flight style. If you’ve ever struggled to understand what makes Boeing so fun, this mod should help you see why they are such a beloved aircraft style.

Perfect Design

More importantly, though, this sells the image of the aircraft perfectly. From fully working animations and independent features that all work alongside one another to make the aircraft feel truly alive, this makes a telling difference. One thing that really impressed me was the animated tilting bogies and the animated thrust reversers.

Alongside the excellent textures and the overall level of design and precision being put forward, this made the whole thing feel as comfortable and as effective as it possibly can. It even comes with crash effects, and they look great! Trust me, I had more than one opportunity to find that out…

The whole thing, though, is just such a fun and easy way for you to enjoy a fresh style of flying. From ground service vehicles being available when cargo doors are open to the easy operation using keyword shortcuts, this is a piece of cake to handle.

I’d happily recommend it to anyone who wants something challenging yet interesting. 

Adam McEnroe

About Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files.  Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them.  Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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LucaWed, 12 Sep 2018 18:04:31 GMT

It's a nice model but there are a couple problems, the first one is that the nose gear collapses randomly while on the ground. For that matter, the entire landing gear is glitched, where it just bounces and twitches randomly for no reason. Another problem has to do with the fuel tanks, some of them are missing. You'll see that when you go to the fuel and payloads configs of the stock 747-400 that comes with the game, it will have tip tanks, and a bunch of other tanks that this model doesn't. Handling is a also a bit different, as to where more elevator input is needed to keep the nose up compared to the stock 747 that comes with the game. I might be overlooking something but I don't know.

robert danielsFri, 28 Oct 2016 13:32:14 GMT

why does is say fsx when it is for fs2004? they are different games

RyanWed, 23 Apr 2014 16:38:16 GMT

Just a little tip, I don't download anything unless there is a screenshot of the cockpit, i'm sure alot of people are the same way.

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