FSX SP2 Acceleration Douglas A-1J Skyraider

PreviewSP2 Acceleration Douglas A-1J Skyraider. This release includes three Viet Nam era paint schemes and visibility options for the underwing stores. Must have Acceleration for some features to work. By Tim Conrad.

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SP2 Acceleration Douglas A-1J Skyraider. This release includes three Viet Nam era paint schemes and visibility options for the underwing stores. Must have Acceleration for some features to work. By Tim Conrad.

Douglas A-1J Skyraider in flight.

Douglas A-1J Skyraider in flight.

SP-2 Acceleration
Douglas A-1J Skyraider

1)After downloading the zip, locate it, and extract the file to a temp folder.

2)Copy the A-1J Folder over to your FSX Aircraft folder.

3)Copy the A-1.cab gauge file over to your FSX gauges folder.

4)Copy the effects file "fx_navyel" to your FSX effects folder. This is a yellow nav light for the tail sides.

5)If you want some gunfire effects, copy the fx_mzlflsh_s.fx effects file to your FSX effects folder.

6) File copying. To keep this download tidy, and easier to up/download, I included the common files in only one texture folder, the default "texture" folder. You will need to copy these common files to the other texture folders.
That "texture.cfg" file thing doesn't always work for me, hence this manual copying. I know it's a real pain....


Underwing Stores Visibility System.
On the left console, aft of the engine controls, are three red pull levers. These are marked "OUTBOARD", "INBOARD", and "CTR"
By pulling and pushing these levers, you can control which underwing stores are visible or invisible.
Don't forget to reset your plane's Fuel and Payload setting to match the visual model.

The center store is a 150 gallon tank, weighing about 900LBS. I use the "release external tank 1" key command to quickly alter my fuel level.

The inboard stores are two napalm tanks, weighing about 1740 LBS.

The outboard stores are the rocket pods, and SUU-14 dispencer tubes, weighing about 3000 LBS. total.

The Master Arm Switch, on the lower panel, is used to turn the gunsight on/off.

If you installed the muzzleflash effects file, the "smoke" key will activate the gunfire.


There is a top secret advanced technology navigation device hidden in the pull-out chartboard in the panel. The Water Rudder key will access this device.

Also, the wings fold, and the tailhooks lowers.


Special Thanks to Kevin "Cribbage" for the high quality detail Skyraider photos. Thanks!

To all who download and enjoy my planes:-)
And to all of the makers of all the tutorials, utilities, tips, like Airwrench, DXTBMP, How-to's etc. Couldn't do it without you!!

This aircraft was tested in FSX, with Acceleration Add-on
This aircraft was built using the FSX SP-2 SDK


Flight Model set to HARD.
Plane Textures set to HIGH.
Screen res set to 1280x1024.
Crash Detection off, I KNOW when I crash!
Intel QuadCore 9550, or somethin' like that.
2.0GB RAM.
24" Acer LCD Flat Monitor.
NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT 512MB Vidcard.
TM Cougar HOTAS/Sietek Pro Pedals.
Results with your Computer and Sim Settings may vary.

This aircraft is released AS IS.
If something is "missing", or "wrong", oh well, you got it for a good price:-) No need to email me about it.
Once I finish a plane, that's it!

DO NOT post or upload to any site or CD, or any other media. And in any event DO NOT try to make money on this package. That means NO fees or charges to access!

Good Luck,

Tim Piglet Conrad
Piglet's Peculiar Planes

Douglas A-1J Skyraider on runway.

Douglas A-1J Skyraider on runway.

Images & Screenshots

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The archive a-1j_skyraider.zip has 48 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
A-1J.air03.01.1010.39 kB
aircraft.cfg03.04.1015.35 kB
model03.04.100 B
A-1J.mdl03.03.102.69 MB
A-1J_interior.mdl03.04.102.46 MB
Model.cfg01.15.1047 B
panel03.04.100 B
panel.cfg03.03.103.62 kB
popup.bmp04.10.081.23 MB
sound03.04.100 B
Sound.cfg05.15.0835 B
texture.01403.04.100 B
a1_01.dds02.28.104.00 MB
a1_02.dds02.28.101.00 MB
a1_aircrew.dds01.27.10256.12 kB
a1_prop.dds02.28.1064.12 kB
thumbnail.jpg03.01.1024.13 kB
texture.70303.04.100 B
a1_01.dds03.01.104.00 MB
a1_02.dds02.14.101.00 MB
a1_aircrew.dds03.01.10256.12 kB
a1_prop.dds02.28.1064.12 kB
thumbnail.jpg03.01.1025.50 kB
texture03.04.100 B
a1_01.dds02.28.104.00 MB
a1_01_spec.dds02.27.104.00 MB
a1_02.dds02.14.101.00 MB
a1_02_spec.dds02.28.101.00 MB
a1_03.dds03.02.104.00 MB
a1_03_lm.dds02.24.104.00 MB
a1_03_spec.dds02.24.104.00 MB
a1_aircrew.dds01.27.10256.12 kB
a1_glass.dds03.01.10256.12 kB
a1_glass_lm.dds02.17.10256.12 kB
a1_panels.dds02.27.104.00 MB
a1_panels_lm.dds02.24.104.00 MB
a1_panels_spec.dds02.24.104.00 MB
a1_prop.dds01.28.1064.12 kB
a1_reflect.dds02.16.10256.12 kB
thumbnail.jpg02.19.1024.62 kB
A-1.cab03.03.10358.74 kB
file_id.diz03.04.10207 B
readme.txt03.04.103.54 kB
skyraider_pic.jpg03.04.1048.15 kB
fx_mzlflsh_s.fx02.22.099.17 kB
fx_navyel.fx03.03.103.03 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
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