add-on location

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n9xv Trainee

Hi all!

I stumbled onto this great site but am having trouble finding my add-ons.
I'v extracted to the fs9.exe folder as the documentation instructed. Im looking in the "select aircraft" / "aircraft manufacturer" section on the program but dont see anything. am I looking in the wrong place?


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meylan Guest

The aircraft have to go in the aircraft folder in the fs9 directory . If you've already done this and it still does'nt show post a link to the particular aircraft in question

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RadarMan Chief Captain
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n9xv Trainee

The ones I downloaded are from this site. In particular, the Piper Arrow. is the filename. I tried copying to the folders as you stated (and also as stated in the documentation) but no results yet.

- - - still working on it - - - !


Meylan Guest

Unfortunatly only members can download fom this site so i'm unable download that file but if it's the same as this one fromAVSIM
here is the read me

Here's my version of a Piper Arrow for FS2004. There is a red version and a blue version. both work very well. To install, unzip the ZIP file into the main subfolder of FS2004 (where the FS9.EXE file resides). In that way, the custom gauges will be placed automatically in the correct subfolder.

DO NOT unzip the package into the \AIRCRAFT subfolder of FS2004. If you have some of the gauges already, simply say "yes" to overwrite in the dialog box

Special thanks to Rien Cornelissen who was the original designer of the plane itself, and to Chuck Dome, who was the inspiration for the panel design and layout ideas.

You will notice when you load the plane, that in the payload area, the planes center of gravity is in the engine. this is do to a very large 200 hp engine powering this beautiful beast! Few Planes are as stable, comfortable and easy to fly as the Piper Arrow. An aircraft with a long and rich history, and one that is used by training schools, and private owners alike.

I hereby declare this aircraft package to be in the Public Domain and freeware. you are welcome to modify and distribute it, but if you make changes, please let me know and send me your changes. It is always nice to see someones fine additions and ideas.

It should not harm your computer but, if you imagine it has, I accept no liability. Which means, its safe to use, and change and distribute, but dont come crying to me when you forget to make a backup and do something goofy and it never works again!

Dave Meccariello

Just extract the file straight in to your main fs9 directory and it automatically puts the file in the right places.
(note: not all aircraft install this way )

Meylan Guest

I forgot, the aircraft will be showing under the manufactura PIPER .

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n9xv Trainee

I extracted to the main folder where the FS9.exe is but still no results. It does'nt show up under "Piper" in the select aircraft window. I dont know whats wrong from that point! 😞

Meylan Guest

No offence but are you extracting it to the right place , it should be

my computer>local disk>programme files>microsoft games >flight simulator 9.
If you are extracting it to the right place and it still isn't working i can only suggest the download from this site maybe faulty . Download the one from the link i provided earlier in this thread. Let me know how you go on .

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Tailhook Chief Captain

n9xv wrote:

I extracted to the main folder where the FS9.exe is but still no results. It does'nt show up under "Piper" in the select aircraft window. I dont know whats wrong from that point! 😞

Normally you should always follow the instructions contained in the Readme file - with one notable exception:

Never extract the contents of the .zip file straight into your FS9 directory!!

Windows gets confused sometimes and you'll be in trouble. Always create a temporary folder and extract the contents of your .zip folder there. Now you have control, you know what is what and where and you'll be able to retrace your steps should the need arise.

I would also suggest you follow Meylan's advice and download from a library with a good reputation instead.

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n9xv Trainee


I finally got it working and I'm proud to report that I did it without using sledge hammer Embarassed 😀

Evidentlly the path was not quite right. The computer I'm using for FS2004 was a hand-me-down from the wife's parents and re-learning Windows 98 with all of it's querks did'nt help much either Mad

At the end of the day I resembled this ---> 😳

My thanks to you guys for the input and advice. At least you kept me beleiving it was possible! I was sure the files were good and that it was most likely "PILOT ERROR" on my part. 😕

I did get an F14 to work also (F14BFSE.ZIP I think) but have no NAV capabilities with it. I dont know if thats because of the use of TACAN instead of VOR etc.

I'd like to find a fighter with NAV functions if one exist?

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Good to see that you succeeded and managed to keep your sense of humour at the same time.

Not sure I can help you with a fighter having everything you would like it to have but have a look at some of the parts contained in this beautiful F-14, especially the gauges:

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46080 17-Mar-98 23:04 Gauges/TomcatVC/Isplr.gau
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There are quite a number of good, complete fighter packages available, it just all depends what you're after in particular.

Happy flying 😀

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