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Old 03-03-2008, 10:19 PM
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Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Hello, you must be new to the site, or looking for information on a RF related subject. This thread will help you by way of answering very frequent questions.

"How Do I Download Swap Page Files?"
Please click this link to find out how: http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17482


"Where are the swap pages?"
The swap pages can be found here: http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/downloads.php

"Where are the older G3/G3.5 swap pages?"
The older G3 swap pages can be found here: http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=66

"I'd like to have a plane modeled, do I start a new thread?"
No, a new thread is not needed. Please visit any 3 of these threads and request you're wanted aircraft: http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17605 Request G4 Aircraft http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11710

"How do I create a photofield?"
Please visit this link and it will show you step-by-step: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_33...tm.htm#3381125

"Where can i find a free modeling program?"
Wings 3D is an excellent free modeling program, please visit this link: wings3d.com

"Where can i find a free colorscheme making program?"
The Gimp is an excellent free paint program, please click the link: http://www.gimp.org/


"How do I create a colorscheme?"
Please read this below:
Generate a new Color Scheme based upon the original, which is coming with the EA - file.

"Simulator Main Menu Bar"->"Aircraft"->"Save Color Scheme As...-">Enter New Name->Press "Enter" or click on "OK"

Select the the new Color - Scheme within the same menu under "Aircraft"->"Select Color Scheme"->New Color Scheme Name

The Creating DDS... - process starts. Wait until it's over and search in the RealFlight G3.5 main directory under "\RealFlightG3\ColorSchemes" for a new .tga - texture file with you New Color Scheme Name.

Edit the .tga - file with GIMP, Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, ....whatever and save it again as uncompressed .tga - file 24/32 bit.

Select your Color Scheme again in the simulator. The Creating DDS - Process is running again. Wait until it's over and look on the changes on your aircraft.

"How do I create realistic physical models?"
Please visit this thread, it's an excellent tutorial: http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17498


"How do i create a model in wings 3d?"
Please follow this link, it's also an excellent source of info: http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15159

"Will G4 files work on G3?"
No, RFX files will not work on RealFlight G3, if it's an entire aircraft or "EA" it can be converted by way of KEX file, if you'd like this please send the aircraft creator a private message or "PM".

"How come whenever I save an aircraft in the G3X/RFX folder and I go into the sim the files don't show up? I am using Windows Vista."
Vista will do this, you must create an alternate folder to successfully import a file, to find out how, please click here: http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18653


"Why won't RealFlight run with Vista?"
Vista has alot of hidden stuff, please click the link and it will show you step-by-step how to run RealFlight on Windows vista: http://www.knifeedge.com/rfg3_vista_compatibility.php

"What tools do i need to create an aircraft?"
Please click the link to find the tools needed: http://www.knifeedge.com/KEmax/

This thread should help answer your questions, if I missed anything please feel free to add any good source of RealFlight related information!
"I can't find a topic anywhere, should I start a new thread?"
No, please use the search function. The search function is found at the top right of this page. For example, you're looking for an aircraft work in progress thread or "WIP", type in the search function "rare bear WIP" or "rare bear". The search function is you're BEST friend, use it to you're advantage.

"I'm looking for an entire aircraft or "EA", where can i find it?"
This can be found via swap page search function, go to the swap pages and look at the bottom left corner, you'll see the search function box, type in the aircraft you're looking for, "F/A-18" for example, it will take you to the F-18 "EA" and all the files related or contain any of the typed characters. Please do not start a new thread looking for an aircraft. If your aircraft isn't found, please go to any three of the "Request Aircraft Here!" threads (links to them are above) and pitch in you're personal request!

"How do i use the gimp?"
There is a free manual you can veiw at the link, it shows you all the features of the Gimp, please click the link: http://docs.gimp.org/en/
Use this thread and you'll have an awesome time here at knifeedge!

"How do i upload files to the swap pages?"
Please go to the swap page found here: http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/downloads.php, then please veiw this picture and thats about all you need to know to get started! Please click here also: http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/atta...chmentid=14335 ( Thank you Phrank for the picture!)

"How do i set up my DX6i for RF?"
You can find a great tutorial on setting up you're DX6i here for planes and helis: http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19998

Use this thread and you'll have an awesome time here at knifeedge!

Could this be made a "sticky"?

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Old 03-03-2008, 11:47 PM
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Please make this a sticky. Good Info here.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:50 PM
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Please make this a sticky. Good Info here.
Yes please mods sticky this A.S.A.P!
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:31 AM
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More information has been added and possibly there will be more to come!
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:52 PM
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I'll add a request for "stickying." I think that this list can save a lot of time. One more addition: "Has my XYZ been modeled yet?" Use the Search Button: http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/search.php?.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:34 PM
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Aight then. I have been around for ages and for some reason have never tried this. I have had a scan, and am now wondering how to change the colors of the ribbons on the YAK, and also, can I add them to other aircraft without too much effort?
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:47 PM
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Yes, the streamer colors are easy to change or add. Look for the setting in the aircraft editor.
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i have very happy this got stickyed because now i am on my way to making my own planes
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Could some one give me the link to the GMAX download please?
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:23 PM
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Could some one give me the link to the GMAX download please?
try this one
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why is it when i try to upload a colorscheme it goes to a website not found page
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