FSX Grumman AA-5B Tiger G-ZARI

PreviewGrumman AA-5B Tiger, registration G-ZARI. Textures only; requires AA-5BX.ZIP. Model by Tim Conrad. Repaint by Edric Chew.

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Grumman AA-5B Tiger, registration G-ZARI. Textures only; requires AA-5BX.ZIP. Model by Tim Conrad. Repaint by Edric Chew.

Grumman AA-5B Tiger in flight.

Grumman AA-5B Tiger in flight.

G-ZARI: Grumman AA-5B Tiger Repaint (FSX) by Edric Chew
This is a repaint for Tim "Piglet" Conrad's superb Grumman AA-5B Tiger based on the actual aircraft of UK registration G-ZARI, serial number AA5B-0845. It is owned by ZARI Aviation. The FSX version of the AA-5B must be installed first.


1. Locate and extract the files to your AA-5B folder. (Default path as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\AA-5B\" ) Make sure that the 'Use folder names' option is checked. A folder named 'texture.gzari' should be automatically created within.

2. Open the AA-5B 'aircraft.cfg' with notepad and copy and paste the following after all other '[fltsim]' entries:


title=AA-5B G-ZARI
panel_alias =
sound_alias =
atc_id= G-ZARI
atc_parking_code =
ui_manufacturer=Grumman American
ui_createdby="Piglet's Peculiar Planes"
prop_anim_ratio = 1.72
description=First introduced in 1974, the AA-5 series were unique in their bonded honeycomb airframes, producing a simple, smooth, and strong structure. With a sliding canopy and quick controls, the AA-5 were a breed apart. The later AA-5B series had more powerful engines, giving a needed boost in performance.

3. Remember to replace the "x" from the line '[fltsim.x]' with the next subsequent number (ie. If your last entry was '[fltsim.0]' then replace "x" with "1" to read '[fltsim.1]'. )

- I've used a texture.cfg file for this particular repaint which references the original 'texture' folder for the remaining texture files. This saves a little space and besides, I hate to have duplicate files on my hard drive. :)

- I'm still saving the texture files as DXT3 extended bitmap so there may be a little quality loss. ( Sorry! ) I contemplated using the 32bit format, but since the files would become really huge, I stuck to the former. I will probably try the .dds format for my future repaints!

- The Turbine Sound Studios Cessna 172 Lycoming O-360 freeware soundpack is highly reccomended to be used with this plane! 'tss_cessna_172_soundpack.zip' at www.avsim.com.

- Many thanks to the inspirational Tim Conrad for his wonderful aircrafts and his effort in updating his models to include FSX features. Don't stop Tim! ^_^

Edric Chew

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The archive texgzari.zip has 9 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
aa-5b_02_T.bmp04.30.084.00 MB
aa-5b_01_T.bmp04.30.084.00 MB
texture.cfg04.19.0833 B
thumbnail.jpg04.29.0837.55 kB
aa-5b_placards_T.bmp04.30.081.00 MB
texture.gzari04.22.080 B
Readme_gzari.txt04.30.082.73 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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