Releasing Smoke from Aircraft

Pro Member Trainee
DKlop Trainee

Well, I'm relatively new to FSX, as I got it this Christmas, and there is something that I would really like to know.

How can I add and use smoke on any aircraft, downloaded or default aircraft.

I've had planes that had a [SMOKE SYSTEM] section in their .cfg files, yet, when I get in them and use them in flight, and hit the smoke hotkey, it doesn't release smoke.

I've looked around for tutorials on how to add the smoke, but none of them have helped. I tried adding a hotkey on my joystick to see if it was just something wrong with my keyboard or something of the sort. It didn't work.

So if anyone could tell me how to add smoke (if it is possible) to an aircraft, and then use it in flight, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!

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Pro Member Chief Captain
RadarMan Chief Captain

Not sure if this is what your looking for or not.


Pro Member First Officer
Accelor First Officer

In FSX Acceleration the ( I ) key toggles on/off smoke for the F18, P 51, 300S maybe others Idea

Pro Member Trainee
RussellCar Trainee

Smoke.0= -24.00, 0.0, 0.00, fx_smoke_w

If it look like this I don't know what your problem is.

the "w" can be changed to a "r" for red smoke.

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avgas Trainee


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Tailhook Chief Captain

avgas wrote:


Come again..? Umm...

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