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Thread: Vapor trails FSX

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    Hi there,

    I was looking for a new effect for the Vaportrials on the FSX, the standard effects are very bad, indeed! they are like straight segments one after another, when the aircraft fly straight and level, you don't see this, but when it make a rapid turn, the vaportrails are really ugly!
    maybe someone have a good idea where I can find the good vaportrails? I hope so!

    Hope to hear from you soon with a fix!

    Thanks

    Cub51

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    Not sure, but it seems there is a file in the library that addresses this.
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    It seems there is this:

    FS2004/FSX Longer Contrails

    Name: longer_contrails_fsx_fs9.zip
    Size: 280,842 Date: 05-19-2012 Downloads: 2,449

    FS2004/FSX Longer Contrails. Makes your contrails in FSX/FS2004 longer and more realistic. Thanks to Jan Rosenberg for teaching us how contrails work in FS! By Jeff Favignano.

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    OK, let's actually determine what Horacios is looking for.

    Contrails
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    Vapor trails
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    Hi Mr.Zippy!

    Thanks for your message, yes, you right!, there are Contrails and Vaportrails , contrails is the smoke from the engines at altitude , this contrails appear when the temperature is right, and the vaportrails ( this are trails from the wingtip or from the flaps in the landing, depends of the moisture in the air) these are the trails that I want to change in the FSX, but I don't know how to do it!!.By the way, this problem is bigger , sometimes I see these trails in the landing of Cessnas, Pipers and even in ultralight aircrafts generated from the wingtips of these little airplanes, can you imagine??

    If you have any idea, let me know

    Cub51

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horacios View Post
    Hi Mr.Zippy!

    Thanks for your message, yes, you right!, there are Contrails and Vaportrails , contrails is the smoke from the engines at altitude , this contrails appear when the temperature is right, and the vaportrails ( this are trails from the wingtip or from the flaps in the landing, depends of the moisture in the air) these are the trails that I want to change in the FSX, but I don't know how to do it!!.By the way, this problem is bigger , sometimes I see these trails in the landing of Cessnas, Pipers and even in ultralight aircrafts generated from the wingtips of these little airplanes, can you imagine??

    If you have any idea, let me know

    Cub51
    This is the one I remember from a Kirk Olsson F-16C in the file library. It was modified by David Robles and has this section in the aircraft.cfg:


    [EFFECTS]
    wake=fx_wake
    water=fx_spray
    dirt=fx_tchdrt
    concrete=fx_sparks
    touchdown=fx_ktchdwn, 1
    contrail=fx_F16ko_Contrail //adds contrail when temp is -30c
    startup=fx_F16ko_JetStartHeat3
    vaportrail=fx_vapor_fa18.fx
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    I bought a really nice, and cheap, contrail upgrade from Simarket, Not near the sim right now, so can't help with the name. But the results are wonderful!
    - Paul Elliott

    Come and follow my recreation of this historic light here: HERE

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    Hi Mithras,

    Thanks for your message, is the addon OldProp VFXCentral ?

    Best regards

    Cub51

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