Red Smoke Trails

Sphagnum1 Guest

.... should I be worried?

This is my A320 on approach. This smoke didn't come out while cruising, I just went to check my level as I flew in for approach and noticed this trail of red smoke. What is it?

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Pro Member Chief Captain
hinch Chief Captain

haha yay, did you hit 'i'?

Sphagnum1 Guest

No, I didn't know I did that. But no, that was without hitting any buttons. I notice it a lot on this plane now that I know it's there. Seems to be at lower speeds it does it and not at higher speeds. like in the 100-200kias range. Weird. how do i make it go away?

Pro Member Chief Captain
CrashGordon Chief Captain

I don't think I've seen red smoke before.

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

Me neither.

I guess that is not iFDG, am I right?

Sphagnum1 Guest

No, it wasn't iFDG

Pro Member Captain
atreyu Captain

did you install a fighter jet? cuz maybe it replaced the original smoke effect with one that has red smoke

Pro Member Chief Captain
Tailhook Chief Captain

Weird. how do i make it go away?

Extract the contents of the original .zip file into a temporary folder. Look for the effects folder. Compare those effect files with the ones you have in your main effects folder in fs9. I'm guessing, it's probably something like... fx_contrail...

Take one out at a time and testfly.

My guess is that when you installed another aircraft you overwrote an effects file with the same name though with a different 'effect'.

Pro Member Chief Captain
Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

Sphagnum1 wrote:

No, it wasn't iFDG

iFDG models are even better and don't have those red trails. If you were approaching, those trails shouldn't be there.

Pro Member First Officer
kianok First Officer

Bird strike ?!! 🙂

Sphagnum1 Guest

Yeah, I'm beginning to think I did replace an effects file. Eh, I don't really mind it... think it's kinda cool. So at slow speeds, I get red tails! Cool!

High altitude contrails are still white and pretty... 😀 Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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