Contents of the PLANES.TXT file
This is a rough description of some of the planes included in PLANES.ARC.
The file PLANES.ARC is a library of experimental planes gathered from
several sources. CompuServe GAMERS forum LIBRARY 10 mostly. I'd like to
take a sec to say thanks to all the fine fellas that uploaded their
designs. - Jeff Horrocks, Flight Simulators Section Leader, 72247,1462.
The file was updated on April 4, 1990.
Some of these planes did not come thru CIS or did not come with a
description below. I've attempted to say a word or two near the end of
this file about the designs that have no other description.
The information in the headers can be decoded thusly... In brackets, the
uploaders CIS ID number. The next line includes the file name and type
(the .SIM files are transmitted thru CIS handled as a BINARY file), date
of upload, file size (363 bytes), number of downloads.
ALEAR.SIM/binary 23-Feb-90 363 71
Title : Lear Jet from FS4. You can edit its design.
Keywords: FLIGHT SIMULATOR 4.0 IBM FS4 LEAR JET EDIT SIM
This is the Lear Jet from FS4. It's been altered in such a way that you
can edit its design parameters with the "Aircraft Designer" option "I".
Your "edits" will not visually change the appearance of the aircraft but
they will effect its performance. A bit of experimentation will show that
they are working.
Uploaded by Mike Ward 76703,2013
ASOP.SIM/binary 23-Feb-90 363 44
Title : Sopwith Camel from FS4. You can edit its design.
Keywords: FLIGHT SIMULATOR FS 4.0 IBM FS4 SOPWITH CAMEL EDIT BINARY SIM
This is the Sopwith Camel from FS4. It's been altered in such a way that
you can edit its design parameters with the "Aircraft Designer" option
"I". Your "edits" will not visually change the appearance of the aircraft
but they will effect its performance. A bit of experimentation will show
that they are working.
Uploaded by Mike Ward 76703,2013
BAO-1.SIM/binary 29-Mar-90 363 60
Title : BAO-1.SIM = Nice handling Jet for FS v4.0
Keywords: FS4 JET BAO EXPERIMENTAL
BAO-1.SIM = Jet for FS v4.0 with nice handling, also glides. by Jon
BAT.SIM/binary 19-Dec-89 363 99
Title : Rendition of a bat plane. Unique aircraft. FS4
Keywords: FS4 EXPERIMENTAL JET BAT PLANE
A sorry rendition of a bat plane due to FS-4's inability to do curves.
The aircraft is rather unique, however, and is reasonably well behaved.
Another strange aircraft by E.J. Peiker
CANARP.SIM/binary 26-Jan-90 384 40
Title : Canard Jet Prototype
Keywords: CANARD JET PROTOTYPE IBM FS4 FLIGHT SIMULATOR AIRPLANE DESIGN
This is a prototype, and I repeat PROTOTYPE of a canard aircraft. It
flys well below about 350 knots, just remeber that up/down control is
reversed because of elevator position. ENJOY!
CES-HP.SIM/binary 01-Apr-90 363 26
Title : Cessna STOL Fast Steroid Cruiser
Keywords: HIGH POWER CESSNA MICROSOFT FS4B FLIGHT SIMULATOR STEROID
A very powerful Cessna variant with STOL properties. 2000RPM level cruise
is approximately 150 knts, full power cruise is about 180 knts. This
plane can climb vertically after take off. Visible moveable surfaces have
been retained from the default aircraft. Aircraft name will appear as
Cessna Steroid Cruiser in the aircraft selection menu. Upload by E.J.
CES172.SIM/binary 31-Mar-90 363 26
Title : Cessna 172 for Microsoft Flight Simulator 4B
Keywords: FS4 IBM CESSNA 172 MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR 4B
Faithful reproduction of a Cessna 172 for Microsoft Flight Simulator 4B.
External movable surfaces have been retained while aircraft perameters
have been changed to accurately reflect a Cessna 172. Note that this
aircraft is less powerful than the default Cessna 182RG and it has fixed
landing gear. All weight and capacity parameters have also been accurately
updated. Upload by E.J. Peiker
CG15RG.SIM/binary 05-Feb-90 363 143
Title : Fast prop plane. Heavy, stable and easy to fly.
Keywords: IBM FS4 FAST PROP CUSTOM
A fast (145-150 KIAS) prop plane. Will not "creep" at idle. Heavy, stable,
easy to handle. See my message of 2/5. Interested in your reactions.
CLN182.SIM/binary 02-Feb-90 363 58
Title : Close clone of Cessna 182 that you can paint!
Keywords: FS4 CLONE182 SIM PROP CESSNA CUSTOM
A very close clone of the Cessna 182, so you can paint it yourself. Flies
so similarly, you can switch from the 182 to "Skyline" in flight without
problems. Designed and uploaded by Charles Gulick. Let me know how you
like it, please!--CG
EXP-1.SIM/binary 31-Mar-90 384 4
Title : Experimental Jet EXP-1 for FS4.0
Keywords: FLIGHT SIMULATOR 4.0 AIRPLANE DESIGN FS4 IBM CUSTOM DESIGN
Custom designed jet for fs4 with the following characteri Dihedral-8; Span
35; Aspect Ratio 2.7; Power 20,000; Stab. Pos. 500 Stab. Area 100; Weight
10,000; Fuel 1,000; Cent. Grav. 350; Cent. Lift 360; Frontal Area 11. This
plane flies very nicely. Very Fast.
GOLDBI.SIM/binary 21-Feb-90 363 116
Title : Gold's Special 300hp Biplane
Keywords: FS4 IBM FLIGHT SIMULATOR BIPLANE 300HP AEROBATIC STUNT
This is the Gold's Special 300hp Biplane. It's a 300hp aerobatic stunt
plane, capable of 160 knot cruise and 3000+ feet per minute climbs. This
was built using a binary editor and the sim4.sim file that comes with FS4.
M2000.SIM/binary 07-Feb-90 363 81
Title : Mirage 2000 Experimental Aircraft
Keywords: FS-4 EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT MIRAGE 2000 IBM FLIGHT SIMULATOR 4.0
Improved version of the Mirage 2000 originally uploaded by Sam Perry.
Wing characteristics have been changed slightly to allow for more stable
flight without significantly altering the aircrafts appearance. Specs
have been somewhat changed to more acurately reflect a real Mirage 2000.
Upload by E.J. Peiker
MIRAGE.SIM/binary 15-Jan-90 384 92
Title : Dassault-Breguet Mirage 2000 Flight Simulator-IBM
Keywords: FS4 DASSAULT-BREGUET MIRAGE 2000 FLIGHT SIMULATOR IBM
This is the Flight Simulator equivalent of the Dassault-Breguet Mirage
MSADD.SIM/binary 11-Dec-89 363 79
Title : Jet plane used in MS's advertisements for FS4.
Keywords: FS4 ADVERTISEMENT EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT DESIGN
A recreation of the jet plane used in Microsoft's advertisements for FS4.
This aircraft is quite unflyable but has been uploaded due to popular
demand by E.J. Peiker.
SOAR-1.SIM/binary 30-Jan-90 363 41
Title : Power Glider Experimental Aircraft for FS 4.0
Keywords: SOAR-1 EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR
A power glider for FS-4. Take off with the engine on and fly to your
desired altitude, then shut the engines down and soar. Great for soaring
in areas without thermals or ridges. Upload by E.J. Peiker
SOAR-2.SIM/binary 03-Feb-90 363 56
Title : Soar-2 Power Glider, Experimental plane.
Keywords: FS4 IBM SOAR-2 POWER GLIDER EXPERIMENTAL PLANE MICROSOFT FLIGHT
A new and improved power glider for FS-4. SOAR-2 sports a slightly more
powerful engine then SOAR-1 to get you out of areas where the grass is to
tall such as Moffett Field. Some other minor modufications have been made
to improve the flight characteristics. Upload by E.J. Peiker
SOAR-3.SIM/binary 27-Feb-90 363 56
Title : Third generation power glider for MS 4.0
Keywords: IBM FS4 SOAR-3 POWER GLIDER EXPERIMENTAL MICROSOFT FLIGHT
Third generation power glider for Microsoft Flight Simulator 4.0.
Achieves a level cruise of about 100 knts at full power (heavy trim
required) with just a 68HP engine. Turn the engine off and use it as a
glider. SOAR-3 will glide at about 40 knts with a 300 ft/min descent
rate. Full flaps stall speed is less than 20 knts. Must be landed with
engine at idle, off is preferred. Upload by E.J. Peiker
ULITE2.SIM/binary 08-Dec-89 363 105 04-Apr-90
Title : Ultralight experimental aircraft design.
Keywords: ULTRALIGHT EXPERIMENTAL FS4 FLIGHT SIMULATOR AIRPLANE DESIGN
Ultralight experimental aircraft design. Created by ultralight pilot
Richard Folden. Cruise 40-45kts, stall 25. Uploaded 12/8/89 by Jeff
X-100.SIM/binary 18-Feb-90 1024 107
Title : X-100 Experimental Aircraft, very maneuverable jet
Keywords: X-100 EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR IBM FS4
X-100 experimental aircraft for Microsoft Flight simulator. This
aircraft is a light, very maneuverable jet. It handles well at low and
high speeds and is great for aerobatics. It is also good looking and fun
to fly. Uploaded by Sam Perry.
X-43.SIM/binary 16-Dec-89 363 230
Title : Very fast, stable and maneuverable jet for FS4
Keywords: FS4 X-43 EXPERIMENTAL JET
A very fast, stable, and maneuverable jet for FS4 - designed by E.J.
Peiker. This plane will fly at 900 knts and can achieve very high
altitudes. It also has a relatively tight turning radius for a very fast
aircraft. The X-43 is the best jet I've flown on FS4, especially in
X-43A.SIM/binary 30-Jan-90 363 87
Title : X-43A Experimental Aircraft for FLIGHT SIMULATOR
Keywords: X-43A EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR
A slightly improved version of the original X-43. Improvements include
better slow flight and nose up characteristics and slightly better
elevator response. Upload by E.J. Peiker
X-66.SIM/binary 13-Feb-90 363 116
Title : X-66 Experimental Aircraft for FS4 (IBM)
Keywords: X-66 EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT FS4 FLIGHT SIMULATOR 4.0 IBM
X-66 Experimental Aircraft for use with Microsoft FS4. This is a highly
maneuverable, very fast jet design that can go to over 90,000 ft. Try
flying this plane in a straight up climb to gain altitude rapidly. Upload
by E.J. Peiker.
XR-72.SIM/binary 05-Dec-89 363 125
Title : New aircraft simulation for FS4. XR-72
Keywords: XR-72 FS4 EXPERIMENTAL JET FLIGHT SIMULATOR MICROSOFT IBM
A new aircraft creation by E.J. Peiker for FS4. I call it the XR-72.
This plane has a triple tail delta wing configuration and has very good
lift characteristics. Flight characteristics are good up to about 350
knts. Do not fly this aircraft faster than 350 or you will likely crash.
SOARSMAN.SIM: A glider design by Charlie Gulick. Very good glide ratio.
404SC310.SIM: "Scamp" Very good acrobatic plane, also by Gulick. Try to
fly with realism set to level 9 for best response according to CG.
SKYLINE.SIM: Another Gulick design. Similar to the standard C182.
AIRFORC5.SIM: A design by Jeff Horrocks. More a paint exercise than a
J40SUNBE.SIM: All designs from the ZEIGJET collection.
JET-A: Designs from an unknown source, possibly Jon Solon
X01MDW: A very well behaved jet by Mike Ward. Rather odd looking but effective.
STOL1.SIM: A design by Richard Folden. A Short Takeoff and Landing plane.
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