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TweakFS Release FSX Aircraft ToolBox Version 1.1

Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:48:59 GMT
TweakFS has released a new edition of the their FSX Aircraft ToolBox, a tool that allows developers and FS users alike to make non-destructive changes to the FSX aircraft fleet, back up/restore entire aircraft folders, enable/disable aircraft groups and automate the creation of high-quality thumbnails used in the FSX aircraft selection dialog. This new version adds full Vista UAC compatibility, additional custom search features and a bug fix.

Version 1.1 is a free update for existing registered users and is available from

Product Information

Aircraft ToolBox - Easy access to your FSX Aircraft files:

The FSX Aircraft ToolBox is a utility that will appeal to developers, power-users and "aircraft aficionados" who often need (or just want!) to delve into their FSX aircraft files and apply their "virtual wrench". If you are anything like us you may feel tweaking FSX is almost as much fun as flying it!

Aircraft Viewer - Loads and Displays all Installed FSX Aircraft

The Aircraft Viewer will search your FSX folder and visually display all installed aircraft, both default and add-on, outside of the FSX aircraft dialog. It uses a "reference card" type display with some basic information on the aircraft and the aircraft thumbnail. Each one of these details can be edited directly on the card if desired.

Aircraft Explorer - Inspect and Manage your Fleet

The Aircraft Explorer is a tree display which allows you to navigate the aircraft files and perform many functions such as enabling/disabling entire groups of aircraft, determining if the aircraft is default or add-on, inspect many of the files that make up the model, backing up and restoring an entire aircraft group and more.

FSX Folder

The FSX Folder page is a fully-integrated Windows file explorer with full OLE drag and drop capabilities. It is anchored at the root FSX folder which allows you to quickly inspect the FSX directory and all its files.

Integrated Code Editor

The Code Editor is where CFG and HTM files are loaded when you click on them in the Aircraft Explorer (or when double-clicking the aircraft caption in the Aircraft Viewer). It has full syntax hi-lighting to aid code readability and in the case of HTM (reference and checklist files) you can also preview the changes made in the integrated web browser.

Aircraft Thumbnail Creator

If an aircraft does not have a thumbnail, or if would you like to replace the current one quickly and easily, you can create your own with the Thumbnail Creator page. Let your creative juices flow as you create your own custom thumbnails.

Automatically Launches FSX so you can test your changes:

You can assign a specific test flight (FLT file) to boot up FSX with, perhaps a saved flight with the aircraft you are working on at the takeoff position. The FSX Aircraft ToolBox will launch FSX and load your flight so you can be up and running (or flying) in no time.

Make Changes with Complete Impunity:

One thing that puts many off from Tweaking is the fear they will "break" something. As with all TweakFS utilities we have added a Restore button to most features so if anything goes haywire reverting back the original file is a one-click operation. In fact FSX Aircraft ToolBox leaves the original files themselves intact and makes a duplicate to work with. We always take the cautious approach and give you the ability to easily bail out should FSX spit the dummy at any change you have made.

TweakFS News Reader

The News Reader hooks directly into the TweakFS website and loads the latest news and file downloads so grabbing updates and newly released freeware tools has never been easier or more convenient.

Attractive MS Office Style Interface:

Utilities by nature can be rather unattractive to look at. We hope you notice that as with all TweakFS products we have also put much thought and effort into making them pleasing to the eye.

FSX Aircraft Toolbox screenshot

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Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation industry expert with over 20 years of experience and also has a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at


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