1-11 510ED Panel & VC
got around to making the BEA / British Airways style cockpit.
An odd mix of 1-11 and Trident equipment, this panel has
a much altered layout which is surprisingly nice to use
in FS. (I thought it would be awful)
The 510ED has now been separated from the other 500 series
and has its own downloads.
To install, you will need the two new files on the BAC
One-Eleven page :-
some 510ED panel shots here
a couple of new 1-11 repaints in there as well.
G-AVMR 'British' 1-11 510ED
and Courtline 500 G-AXMH 'Halycon Sun' is back. For any
that may remember the original batch of 1-11 models, it's
now six years since it all started.
2001 & 2006 :-)
Details of all changes are detailed here HS121
Trident October Update
Details of all changes are detailed here BAC
1-11 October Update
C1K updated to include XV104's '40 Years of RAF Service'
a picture of the XV104 paint
make sure that all of the new files you download are marked
20061001 or later.
If you don't see this date in the file name, you need
to refresh your browser or delete the old pages that it
stores. (20061001 = 1st October
All the models
are still for FS2004, which I'm going to be using for
some time yet.
I'm sure at some point that I will make some new FSX only
models, but to be honest the FSX Demo only made me want
to keep hold of FS2004.
In the meantime, please don't bother me with any issues
my models may have in FSX. Send any comments directly
to the MS Flight Sim team (backward compatibility dept.)
If anyone has a VC10 with a malfunctioning Mach Hold,
the VC10 panel download has now been updated with the
fix for it. See the Vickers
VC & Panel changes
The night lighting in the VC has been improved.
Also a few minor fixes for the gauges.
Exterior 3D model changes
Other tweaks include more accurate wing modelling,
new wing textures & new passenger window textures
across all models.
For full details of all changes in this update see here
I recommend you download and install all the 1-11
files again to avoid any problems with different versions.
Only the Sounds are unchanged.
If you want to update your
1-11 VC by installing only the PANEL file (not all the
3D models & textures as well) then you will also need
the new 3D model files or you will not see any instruments
in the VC !!
These extra files can be downloaded from here if you don't
want the other updates.
latest 1-11 is still made in FSDS2 not FSDS3. There
is something about my technique that causes a severe &
almost random texture blurring in FS (using both gmax
I may have to rebuild everything from scratch to be able
to carry on into FSX. ?
Update to the VC10
C1K to include the latest 101 squadron repaint
a picture of the new look XV101 'S'
the VC10 C1K Update
Or download the VC10 C1K from the Vickers VC10 page
Some of you may be wondering if I'm ever going to improve
the lighting in the VC, so here's a quick progress report
There is now a beginners guide
to Flying the One-Eleven
in a similar style to the earlier article on how to fly
circuits at Brize Norton in a VC10.
Here is a small patch for the new 1-11. It's another
install program job and contains the following minor fixes
1) Slip indicator ball on the
attitude indicator centred correctly
Steps texture corrected on the British Airways 400 G-BBMG
3) Tailplane incidence, wing span
& wing area adjustments for short body 200, 400, 475
4) Air Speed Indicator's
speed reference bugs corrected for 200 & 400 models
Patch link removed (1
And all the best
for the New Year
Make sure to install the new sounds. The new 3 engine
layout (APU included) will not sound right with the old
A new series of Comet
3 & 3B models with textures by Garry Russell.
The single Comet 3 G-ANLO served as a prototype for both
the Comet 4 and Comet 4B. It was later registered
XP915 and served with the Blind Landing Experimental Unit
& then the Royal Aircraft Establishment where it gained
a rather fetching nose probe. G-ANLO was the first
airliner to travel right around the World. All guises
are represented in this new pack. Comet
texture converter utility (included with all model downloads)
has been expanded to also include conversion to 32 bit
with or without mip maps, not just DXT3.
The texture conversion utility can be downloaded from
DMFS gets with the video craze See
the very wonderful VC10 video here
Some 'new' 1-11 & Comet files have appeared on flightsim.com
They were not uploaded by me & have nothing new in
Any changes to DMFS models will always be on this website
All downloads here are the latest versions available.
System Crashes with Audigy 2 ZS Sound Cards
The sound 'fix' I put out 11 May didn't make any difference
However, someone did find a simple cure for avoiding system
crashes - Set the sound quality to Medium in FS !!
This has worked for some, but not all.
Or use stereo instead of surround, or disable the EAX
feature? (or all of the above)
No idea what is going on with these cards, but it's not
a fault in my sound packs.
There are similar stories of 3D game crashes on the Manufacturer's
A common question - Trident Heading
& NAV mode
Please take a look at this section of the manual, the
switch top left of the Horizontal Situation Indicator
selects between HDG & NAV. See
here (No 5)
A small number of folks have parts of the floor &
roof vanishing in the Trident VC. I've modified
the 3D model to make this less likely.
Also some report oscillations with Height Lock on the
autopilot. I could only get it happening at sim
speed of 4x and above. It was a timing issue
in the autopilot processing & I've managed to sort
it. It's steady at 16x on my PC now.
All downloads have been updated, but the changed files
are also available here...
Trident fixes (2.5 mb)
A few more repaints
have been added to the Tridents.
Trident 2 - Cyprus,
Cyprus/BA hybrid, BA with original 'British Airways'
Trident 3 - BA with original 'British Airways' titles
By special request, both these original BA liveries
are disgustingly clean!
Note: Each BA red tail Trident contains replacement
textures so you can have 'British' or 'British airways'
titles all clean or dirty!
All downloads have been updated,
but the new files are also available here...
new Trident textures
(see Trident page)
The release that went
out to AVSIM is missing the engine smoke effects files.
You can download these three little files from here:-
Trident Smoke Effects
- New high accuracy
- Fully functional
Virtual Cockpit (say what!!??)
- Improved flight
- Upgraded textures
- Trident 2 &
Trident 3 models
- Custom made Autopilot
with full Autoland !
Still Freeware - we
want as many people as possible to enjoy & remember
this pioneering British Classic.
(send a £10
donation to the Trident
Preservation Society if you'd prefer to make it
payware or donationware)
Special thanks to the
for the usual quality photos, but also for providing
me with the Trident manuals that were the reason for
starting this update.
for finishing the 2D panel off with the overhead sections,
engine starters & the design of the pilot's view
on the 2D panel.
Jon Goldwater & Brian Withers
for some top quality testing and input over the final
month of development. All three are very experienced
pilots with Peter & Jon both ex-Trident Captains
The AI VC10 pack is available once
All four VC10 models are included in the download &
they have been updated to ensure a perfect fit with any
of the current VC10 textures.
See the VC10 page for more details & the download.
In typical style the last update to the VC10 broke
something else on the panel.
It only seems to affect the Delco Carousel INS gauges
with battery faults, but if you've had any other obscure
'electrical' trouble in the VC10 recently it may well
So this is a re-release of the last update plus corrections
& a few other minor fixes to the panel to do with
battery & generators.
All download files elsewhere on the website have been
Thanks very much to Paul (Gypsy Baron) & others on
our CBFS forum for helping to sort this tricky problem.
Small flight dynamics alterations to the VC10s.
Drag & power rebalanced to allow for slightly higher
rates of descent under 15,000 ft.
VC10 panels modified to automatically turn on the generators
to make up for the absence of any proper generator switches.
If you don't fancy downloading the lot again, the updated
files are all in this here download: VC10_UPDATE.zip
If your system
doesn't like the 32-bit textures that most of my models
use, I've now got a batch converter that can automatically
convert the textures into the more efficient DXT3 format.
Each aircraft download now comes with a file called 'Texture
Converter.bat' in each aircraft's folder.
You just run this file & chose the texture format
See how here... Converting