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Lockheed and Kawasaki P-3C (CP-140)

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eyton402 First Officer

I am having trouble installing this aircraft. It seems to download okay, but I cannot get it into FS9. Given that the package has a self installer I am surprised that it doesnt appear. It has a Gmax component, could this be the problem?
Any advice would be appreciated.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

No, GMAX has nothing to do with it.
Be sure that the exe points to the right folder.
Or:
Find where it is and put it into the aircraft folder yourself.
You may have to put gauges and or effects into their respective folders but don't do that until you try to fly the aircraft to see if anything is missing.

Radar

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eyton402 First Officer

Thank you RadarMan, I dont think I explained myself properly. The package downloads to the Drive but I cant get it into FS9. It appears in C drive , FS9 , aircraft but,,,, not in the FS9. I have tried the tried and true method of aircraft to aicraft, etc but that doesnt work either.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Are you saying that you find the folder in an odd place, then try to put it into the main aircraft folder but can't.
Drag and drop doesn't work...running Vista or XP.

Radar

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eyton402 First Officer

Im running XP. When I go to C drive, Programs, Microsoft Games and then FS2004 I can find the aeroplane there. When I actually open FS2004 the aircraft is not there.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

It's supposed to be putting it into the simobjects/aircraft folder and it isn't (common problem).
Just take that folder and put it in yourself, you should be able to see and use it then.

https://flyawaysimulation.com/knowledge/page/34/installing-addon-flight-simulator-downloads/

Radar

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eyton402 First Officer

I have just one more question before I stop trying .
The self installer places the contents into the C drive, aircraft,,etc. but it is not in FS9 when opened.
I note that the contents of the download include a self installer which does not work from the C drive. It gives a message about an Air File not installed.
Any idea what that means?

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Some designers pack an exe in an exe, that way they get the right item in the right place.
Sometimes I think an exe is more trouble than they're worth.
You need the air file, see where it goes when you execute the exe, be sure it stays with the folder that is in simobjects/aircraft.
What a strange aircraft you found.

Radar

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eyton402 First Officer

A strange aircraft indeed. May I say, I found it on Fly Away and after seeing the visuals I just had to have it. It seems to be only on Fly Away.
Perhaps, as a Moderator you might care to have a look 😉
I wont waste any more of your time.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Since it works in FSX I'll try it, I don't have FS9 loaded any more.

Radar

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Unzip.
You now have two folders.
Unzip the first.p3v29kbt and unzip that, say yes to all.
Now use the new P-3C_V29 folder.
Drag and drop it into simobjects/aircraft folder.
Launch the sim and enjoy.

Radar

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eyton402 First Officer

Thanks RadarMan. As usual, you have delivered in spades! It now works beautifully and was worth the effort.
Sometimes I think this hobby is better than,,,,,,,,, but only sometimes 😀

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RadarMan Chief Captain

eyton402 wrote:

Thanks RadarMan. As usual, you have delivered in spades! It now works beautifully and was worth the effort.
Sometimes I think this hobby is better than,,,,,,,,, but only sometimes 😀

😀 Glad to see you have it running...enjoy.

Radar

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