Fly a 747-8 route with a 747-4? What aircraft.cfg field does app look for?

General AVIATION RELATED chatter

Moderator: FSAirlines Staff

Post Reply
hafeya
Ticket Agent
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:17 am

Fly a 747-8 route with a 747-4? What aircraft.cfg field does app look for?

Post by hafeya » Mon May 14, 2018 10:43 am

So, I was considering getting the PMDG 747-400 and flying routes for my VA. The problem is, I don't want to ask my VA to purchase another 2 really expensive jetliners (passenger and cargo version)...we already have the 747-8s (I hate the freewares for those). My question is, what exactly does the FSAirlines app look at in the aircraft.cfg files for the aircraft type being used. Will it recognize straight out of the box because it's a 747 (as in, any 747 model would work), or would I need to edit one of the fields in the aircraft.cfg (perhaps the ui_type). Just trying to see if this would work before I spend $135 on the PMDG 747. Is this making sense?

User avatar
joefremont
FSAirlines Developer
Posts: 2296
Joined: Tue May 16, 2006 5:46 am
Location: KSFO

Re: Fly a 747-8 route with a 747-4? What aircraft.cfg field does app look for?

Post by joefremont » Wed May 16, 2018 5:29 am

Mostly what it looks at are weights, empty and loaded, since the -8 is heavier if you were to adjust the aircraft.cfg file you would throw off the flight model of the aircraft. And if we ever put in a payload checker in the client you would be at a disadvantage using a -400 as a -8.

And since -400's are much less expensive than -8's you might want to suggest to your VA the get one for you.
Image

Post Reply