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04-15-2006, 11:20 AM
How do you add contrails to aircraft in FS2004. I would like to see them when flying in the King Air but but they seem only to be linked to a pure jet.
04-15-2006, 02:44 PM
I would suggest AI Contrail generator by Markus Brunner. It gives you the option to create contrails on piston, jet, helo-turbine, rocket, turboprop, and flyable planes. You need the effect file fx_A_I_Contrail in each aircraft's .cfg file though.
I am sorry, I can't remember if this program will add these or not, but you can search on the topic, or file name and see what comes up.
It also lets you set the tem at which contrails are visible.
04-15-2006, 02:56 PM
>How do you add contrails to aircraft in FS2004. I would like
>to see them when flying in the King Air but but they seem only
>to be linked to a pure jet.
I suspect there are utilities to add contrails, but you should know that the reason contrails are seen on jets is because of the high altitudes at which they fly. I believe FS9 models contrails on all jets above FL300. It is also a function of the actual mechanics of the jet engine itself. Air comes in very cold, gets compressed, and is ejected at high temperatures, crystalizing ice in the upper atmosphere.
04-15-2006, 11:26 PM
I think the file name is: aicontrails_125880.zip
Hope that helps,
04-16-2006, 02:45 AM
Thanks to all that wrote in. Piston dn turboprops do makee them too. Look at all of the old B-17s pictures. They hated them for giving away their postions to ground fire.
I believe the FS2004 program brings them in the mid to high 20s along with the temp that is cold enough. I have never seen anything in the FS9 confg files so it must be hidden somewhere else in the program.
04-16-2006, 03:14 AM
FS9 has a more variable contrails system, i had contrails down to 20,000 feet one time.
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