Posts by MDIvey

    Good for you Mike. Never quite understood why people seem to prefer the Rotol version of my Spit, rather than the Early version with DH spinner which was more typical and more attractive to my eyes... but whatever floats your boat ^^ I do enjoy flying the Rotol one on occasion but the DH version gets less time in the Hangar. Anyway, nice to see screenshots of my hard work in action. I wish more were posted in gallery here.


    Please keep to topic. If you want to highlight the shortcomings of AF4 you could always start another thread to do that

    . I understand that in the big scheme of things whether or not the doors open is not a big deal, but it takes a lot more work for the model creator to make this possible and then animate it... It seems valid to want to know how to do it and that is what this thread was intended for. It doesn't appear to have been well documented elsewhere.

    KR Matt

    Very cool

    Figured out A320, ERJ and 737

    Tried the Q400, 777, 747 and 787 without success. Do any of those have working exits? If so can you point me in the right direction. I could often get a display of the exits on an MFD but it didn't have mouse clicking as the ERJ and A320

    KR Matt

    Jet-Pack (IPACS)

    Jan can any of the doors be opened on the Airliners? If so how do you do it?

    Also does the Me109E canopy hinge open? I've tried to figure out how to do it but come to the conclusion it cant be done. If it hasn't been animated that wouldn't be a big thing to do would it? provided the model maker made it a separate part, which I imagine he would have.

    KR Matt

    jin have you looked at this? Most of what it says is still valid for FS4. the repaint.tmc file has been replaced with an option.tmc file but you should be able to work out how to do that by looking at other current repaints.

    sdk:repaints [Aerofly FS Wiki]

    PLAY thanks for new livery. Is there a layered PSD template for the 777? If so a classic American Airlines livery with metallic fuselage could be tempting.

    KR Matt

    That wasn't straight forward but I think that has done it. I had to reset the settings and redo them. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to remove an axis from an entry once its assigned. Also it would be useful to be able to set a joystick button to increment the throttle up and down for the helicopters when you are not in the VC. At the moment you can only set a button for up it seems. Thanks for your help guys.

    KR Matt

    I really like the UH-60 but don't use it as much as I would because of some problems I find when operating it . I'm not sure if it's a failure to understand how to operate it or the way my controls are set up or both. My thrustmaster hotas joystick is set up with throttles and collective on the units throttle bar axis. This works fine on R22 and EC135 but on the UH60 I find when trying to decend the engines and rotor speed plunge and the Heli sinks and you can't get the power up in time to save it. I guess having engine rpm and collective on same axis is not ideal, and I would prefer to be able to not have the rpm on a joystick axis but buttons since, generally the Heli engines run at high speed and the collective is used to adjust lift via the rotors... But that doesn't seem to be an option for me. Be grateful for some pointers here Jan so I can get the most out of this aircraft with the control setup I have available.

    KR Matt

    You might want to stop flogging this dead horse😁

    Here's why... There are very few of us developing aircraft for AF4 outside IPACS and a project of this magnitude is just too much to take on for most private individuals. That leaves commercial developers and most of those already know they wouldn't sell enough to make it viable commercially. That leaves IPACS. They might well decide to do one but they're not going to tell you until it's nearly ready to go out the door, and seeing as they've told us about the 737 max it's seems unlikely it that's going to happen any time soon. Sorry that's just the reality.

    It is a very cool plane though. There are two other options... You could learn how to develop yourself and spend every spare waking hour, working on it for next two years. Or if your into X plane you could buy the flight factor model and try that.

    KR Matt

    Sopwith Snipe for Aerofly FS 4

    Readme for version 1.0


    Sopwith, with their 7F1 Snipe intended to produce a successor and improvement of their successful Camel Fighter. It had nearly twice the power of the Camel with its Bentley BR2 engine, but it was also a lot heavier so it was not everything that it was intended to be. It did however succeed in removing some of the vices of the Camel that made that a dangerous Aircraft to fly for an inexperienced pilot. Entering World War 1 at the very end it had little impact on the conflict. With some improvements to the Tail and Aileron design it became the main stay of the RAF fighter force until the late 1920s.


    • Custom Aerodynamics
    • Custom Sounds
    • Basic Working Virtual Cockpit
    • Early model with Small Rudder and Ailerons
    • Late model with Larger Rudder, Fin, and Enlarged Ailerons
    • A Collection of Repaints for both models
    • Hand Crank Engine Start from cockpit

    Credits and Copyright Ownership

    Sopwith Snipe 3D model and textures: Matthew Ivey

    Sopwith Snipe 3D cockpit model and textures: Dom Henry

    Pilots 3D model and textures: Bertrand Augras (beber)

    Custom Sounds: Dan Hopgood

    Main TMD programming: Matthew Ivey and Jan-Hendrik Hanuschik (IPACS)

    Fuel and Engine Starter programming: Krzysztof Kaniewski (krzysk)


    Use it at your own risk. The Sopwith Snipe is a freeware product which has been tested on a Windows 10 installation of Aerofly FS 4 version (2023-05-24) and should also work on Mac and Linux versions. Use with VR hands should be supported but is untested. Some features are work in progress and may or may not be extended over time.


    Please extract the downloaded zip file and move the two folders “sopwith_snipe_early” and “sopwith_snipe_late” into your user folder 'aircraft' directory, on Windows: C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents\Aerofly FS 4\aircraft\

    Cockpit Layout


    Left Side

    Here is the Matt Aluminium Recipe

    normal and ambient applied as above...

    color, reflection, specular and specular_alpha as below...

    note: top right on color texture... metal grey is much darker

    top right... reflection is grey not red

    bottom left specular.... painted areas dark, metal lighter

    bottom right specular_alpha... painted areas lighter, metal darker

    KR Matt