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FSX Aeronca Chief

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Complete with Base Model
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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1.2 MB
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Aeronca Chief. Aeronca developed the Chief in 1945 as a side-by-side version of the Champ. It was an immediate success because of its docile flying habits. This is a native FSX project compiled with Xtomdl SP-2. It has the usual animations, .dds textures, some minor bump mapping and reflective glass. The VC has animated controls and working instruments. By Paul Clawson.

Aeronca Chief in flight.

Aeronca Chief in flight.

Aeronca Chief

The Chief was developed by Aeronca in 1945 as a side - by - side version of the Champion. It became quite popular as it was very stable and easy to fly. This is a native FSX project; it was compiled with Xtomdl SP-2 into FSX SP-2. I couldn't test it in Vista and DX10 because I don't have them. My friends that do reported no visibility or other problems. It has the usual FSX animations, .dds textures, and reflective glass thanks to Dave Nunez's FSDSTweak program. I gave it only a minor amount of bump mapping because the model doesn't lend itself to that feature except for the fasteners on the cowl. The VC features working gauges and animated flight controls. This is a real Put-Put, nice for sight seeing as it toodles along at about 72 mph.

INSTALLATION: Unzip into a temporary folder. Copy the folder Aeroca Chief into the Airplanes folder of FSX. Open the gauges folder and copy the 2 files into the Gauges folder of FSX. Copy them "as is" and don't open them or they won't work.

LEGAL: This project is released as freeware. You may repaint it, make panel modifications and upload to this or another website as long you give me credit for the original design. You need my written permission to use any of these files for commercial purposes. Be advised this project will be uploaded by me to and If you find it and download from another site, I am not responsible for the integrity of the files.
This airplane should not hurt your computer but I am not responsible if you think it causes problems.

Enjoy! Paul Clawson

Aeronca Chief in flight.

Aeronca Chief in flight.

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The archive has 30 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Aerchf.gif05.31.086.32 kB
Aerchf.jpg05.31.0845.98 kB
Aeronca Chief05.31.080 B
Aeronca 11AC.air03.29.028.39 kB
Aircraft.cfg05.31.086.26 kB
model05.31.080 B
Aeronca 11AC.mdl05.30.08202.39 kB
aeronca 11ac_Interior.mdl05.30.08177.92 kB
Model.cfg05.30.0863 B
panel05.31.080 B
Chfpan.bmp05.28.082.25 MB
panel.cfg05.31.081.60 kB
Thumbs.db05.28.0815.00 kB
sound05.31.080 B
Sound.cfg04.17.0835 B
texture05.31.080 B
Chf_trans.dds05.31.0864.12 kB
Chief_1.dds05.31.081.00 MB
Chief_2.dds05.31.081.00 MB
prop_Chf.dds05.31.0864.12 kB
thumbnail.jpg05.30.0815.86 kB
Thumbs.db05.30.0815.50 kB
File_id.diz05.31.08383 B
gauges05.31.080 B
Lockheed_Vega.cab06.12.03415.28 kB
Mod_J3Cub.cab05.31.08147.10 kB
Readme.txt05.31.081.62 kB
Aerchf05.31.080 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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Mark PetersonThu, 07 Nov 2019 04:24:20 GMT

As of September 2019, there is an excellent 11AC Chief for X-plane. I helped with the model using my own full-sized airplane.

Chip SciarraSun, 03 Feb 2019 07:07:40 GMT

I'm looking for an Aeronca Champ. Can anyone help me find one for FSX

Rick GWed, 30 Aug 2017 14:14:07 GMT

Very nice download, however, wish there was a fix for poor ground handling/taxiing! Tried tweeking the cfg file, but nothing seems to help!

Keith KieTue, 19 May 2015 04:34:21 GMT

I really wish this beautiful Aeronca Chief was available for X-Plane, I would seriously pay money for it!

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