FSX Potez 540

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Complete with Base Model
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
5.9 MB
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Free (Freeware)
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5 star rating.

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The Potez 540 was a recon plane and bomber that served the French, Spanish and Romanian Air Arms from 1934 up to WW2. This is a true native FSX model. It is painted for the Escadrille GR 11/33 Armee de l'Air circa 1937. It has the usual animations, plus retracting bottom turret, reflective glass, .dds textures and a limited amount of "bump" mapping. It has a Hispano-Suiza sound file courtesy of "Law Dog". The 2D panel and VC are based on a photo and the VC has animated flight controls. By Paul Clawson.

Screenshot of Potez 540 in flight.

Screenshot of Potez 540 in flight.

The Potez 540 was a French multi-role aircraft of the 1930s. Designed and built by Potez, it served with the French Air Force as a Reconnaissance Bomber, also serving with the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War. Although obsolete as a bomber, it remained in service in support roles and in France's overseas colonies at the start of the Second World War. I love these old lumbering beauties, so this was a "must do" project. This is a native FSX model created with FSDS v3.51 augmented with Dave Nunez's excellent FsdsxTweak program. It was compiled with the FSX SP-2 Xtomdl compiler. It has not been tested with Vista or DirectX10 as I don't own them. It is painted for the Escadrille GR 11/33 Armee de l'air circa 1937.

The project has the usual animations plus the bottom turret retracts and deployees with the exit control (Shift + E) The lights actuate with the individual switches, or all at once with the "L" key. Thw windows are reflective. The textures are in .dds format and there is some mild "bump" mapping where it is visible. The Hispano-Suiza sounjd file is courtesy of "Law Dog" at the sim-outhouse forum. Many thanks to Moses03 at the SOH for providing actual photo's of the cockpit and to Warwick Carter (Wozza) for reminding me how to unlink twin engine controls in FSDS v3.51.

INSTALLATION: Unzip P540.zip into a temporary folder. Copy the file Potez 540 into the Airplane folder of FSX. Open the gauge folder and copy the file Lockheed_Vega.cab into the gauges folder. (Just copy it; don't open it). If you have not already done so for other projects, you must copy the Douglas_DC3.cab and Beech Baron_cab files from their respective panel folders into the Gauges folder of FSX. (Again, just copy them, don't open them) This aircraft shows in the Aircraft Selection list as Potex 540 French Green.

Enjoy! P. Clawson

Screenshot of Potez 540 in flight.

Screenshot of Potez 540 in flight.

Images & Screenshots

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The archive p540.zip has 73 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
540.jpg09.26.0837.11 kB
File_id.diz09.26.08531 B
gauges09.26.080 B
Lockheed_Vega.cab06.12.03415.28 kB
Potez 54009.26.080 B
Aircraft.cfg09.26.0812.98 kB
model09.26.080 B
model.cfg09.26.0847 B
P540.mdl09.26.08398.48 kB
P540_Interior.mdl09.26.08372.35 kB
P540.air06.12.036.57 kB
panel09.26.080 B
540 panel.bmp09.20.082.25 MB
panel.cfg09.25.083.66 kB
Thumbs.db09.20.0832.50 kB
sound09.26.080 B
APW.wav07.24.0021.67 kB
bomb.wav06.14.0088.45 kB
flaps.wav10.31.0574.22 kB
geardn.wav10.31.05321.30 kB
gearup.wav10.31.05321.13 kB
Hispano RPM1.wav11.22.05425.21 kB
Hispano RPM2.wav03.04.06251.69 kB
Hispano RPM3.wav03.04.06180.84 kB
Hispano RPM4.wav03.04.06164.66 kB
Hispano Shutdown.WAV08.24.05453.37 kB
Hispano Starter.wav08.20.056.52 kB
Hispano Startup.wav08.20.05143.54 kB
Hispano Stats.txt03.06.064.73 kB
Hispano1c.wav08.17.0076.22 kB
Hispano2c.wav08.17.0081.12 kB
Hispano4b.wav03.04.06107.98 kB
Hispanop1a.wav08.17.00138.16 kB
Hispanop1b.wav08.17.00155.31 kB
Hispanop2a.wav08.17.0099.83 kB
Hispanop2b.wav08.17.00153.04 kB
Hispanowep.wav06.22.0360.09 kB
OriginalReadMe.txt03.06.061.00 kB
Sound.cfg07.22.0817.30 kB
TOUCC.WAV01.15.9918.30 kB
TOUCL.WAV01.15.9925.24 kB
TOUCR.WAV01.15.9922.71 kB
xHispano rpm1.wav03.04.06182.03 kB
xHispano RPM2.wav03.04.06271.77 kB
xHispano RPM3.wav03.04.06107.26 kB
xHispano RPM4.wav03.04.0681.60 kB
xHispano Shutdown.WAV08.24.05453.37 kB
xHispano Starter.wav08.20.056.45 kB
xHispano Startup.wav11.22.05143.54 kB
xHispano1c.wav08.17.0028.01 kB
xHispano2c.wav08.17.0028.83 kB
xHispano4b.wav03.04.06739.44 kB
xHispanop1a.wav08.17.00138.16 kB
xHispanop1b.wav08.17.00155.31 kB
xHispanop2a.wav08.17.0099.83 kB
xHispanop2b.wav08.17.00153.04 kB
xHispanowep.wav06.22.0360.09 kB
texture09.26.080 B
P540_1.bmp09.22.081.00 MB
P540_1.dds09.26.081.00 MB
P540_2.bmp09.22.081.00 MB
P540_2.dds09.26.081.00 MB
P540_trans.bmp05.30.0864.07 kB
P540_trans.dds09.26.0864.12 kB
prop_540.bmp04.23.0864.07 kB
prop_540.dds09.26.0864.12 kB
thumbnail.jpg09.26.0813.55 kB
Thumbs.db09.26.086.50 kB
Readme.txt09.26.082.45 kB
Thumbs.db09.26.085.00 kB
P54009.26.080 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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