For backup CD's of the package, you may request the CD service at SimMarket when
making the purchase through their website.
|New from the Studios of Lionheart Creations Ltd. comes the
American Classic Fairchild 24 Series.
For Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question: I purchased the Fairchild 24 Series and installed it but it doesnt show up in my Flight Sim. Why?
Answer: The installer may have missed finding the Registry location of FSX or Prepar3D. You might have it on a separate drive and it
might be hidden for some odd reason. If this is the case, note the actual location, run the installer again, and this time, manually set the
location of the target install via the small Browse button. Then click OK and let it continue, loading the package into the main FS folder.
Question: If the Fairchild 24 Series goes into a next build series up, such as 2.0 or 3.0, do I need to purchase the package all over
Answer: No. You are entitled to all factory updates, being an owner of the package. See your vendor for details and request the
update 'if' the update is a full 'complete installer' version update. (Some mini-updates will be available, here only at Lionheart Creations.
Vendors will not carry the mini-updates on a normal basis).
Question: Will this plane work in FS2004? Is this a FS2004 version model or pure FSX?
Answer: No. :( This is a pure FSX / Prepar3D only model, featuring dual VC and exterior models in FSX SDK formats. This will 'not'
work in FS2004, unfortunately. I tried all that I could to make this work in FS2004.
Question: Is this available in other locations other then Lionheart Creations Ltd?
Answer: Yes. We sell through the famous Euro outlet, SimMarket.com which also feature a backup CD service for a small fee.
Question: Will this work on a slow computer? What are the requirements?
Answer: The Fairchild 24 Series is a high resolution package. Very many of the textures in this package are 2048 sized textures. If
your computer is only running on 2 Gigs of RAM memory, then you might thing twice on obtaining the Fairchild package. But, I should
add, if you have a graphics program that can resize DDS textures, then you are able to reduce textures down to 1024 size to run more
smoother with slower computers that are RAM challenged.
Question: Will there be a paint kit for the Fairchild 24 Series?
Answer: Yes. Again, as soon as we can, we will have the paint kit uploaded. This will be in Adobe Photoshop PSD layered format.
Question: What is in this package?
Answer: The Fairchild 24 Series features 2 versions of landing gear; Classic Fairings and Bush non-fairing, as well as Floats. There
are also many variations of instrument panel color variations.
Question: Does this feature its own Soundpack or does it use a stock Soundpack?
Answer: Yes. This features an authentic, brilliant straight 6 soundpack for the Fairchild 24 Ranger, and an awesome radial soundpack
for the Warner version Fairchild. You will not be disappointed by these well made sound packs.
Question: I have a huge part sticking out of the top of my plane? What is that?
Answer: Sounds like your FSX simulator is missing its FSX SP1 and SP2 udpates. You must not have the FSX SP1 Service Pack
installed. Sometimes you must also install the SP2 as well. If you have already installed the SP1 and its still not working, then reload it
from the FSInsider.com website on the Downloads page.
Question: My plane turns black after installation or on a long flight in FSX. Why?
Answer: Reboot your computer after first installing the package. If you have been flying for a while and parts 'turn' black, then your Sim
memory is maxed out in resources from high settings. Please lower your settings. To test this, turn off your clouds and your AA setting
in Display. When first installing your plane, you may need to reboot if you have Win7 OS64 and vista OS64. Rebooting allows it to see
the textures. This is rare, but happens now and then.
Question: My aircraft shows up, but my gauges arent showing. Why?
Answer: The installer at times will place the Gauges CAB file in the 'stock' location, C: drive. The nearly never happens. You can run
the installer to a TEMP folder on your desktop, using the browse button before file uploads begin. After it finishes, look in your gauges
folder in there, locate the CAB files and drop those in the Gauges folder in FSX.
Question: Will flying this plane for over 10 hours at a time cause bags under my eyes, double vision, and other such side effects? Or
have you figured out gaming codes and other such enhancements that will enable me to fly this thing continuously around the clock?
Answer: No.... It will still wear you out and cause double vision and blood shot eyes from extreme over-time flying. We suggest you
take breaks. Go outside, see the sun, listen to the birds, play in the rain, then get right back into your Pipers and fly some more. :)
(Thats how I do it).
Question: My plane will not start from a cold and dark saved flight from 'another plane'? Why?
Answer: You 'must' use your own plane to save 'cold and dark flights'. This is because the Pacers will not have all the 'off/on buttons
and levers' that other planes have. You must get into a Fairchild 24 from a running state, go to your location choice, with weather and
time set, turn everything off, then 'save' at that point in your Fairchild. This will insure you can restart it later. ;) (Remember this as
many people make this mistake and think their plane is faulty when in actuality it cant start because you are using another planes save
point with different switches and things which do not carry over to the next plane).
In PSD format from Adobe Photoshop 6.0, featured in
Layers with mud and shading and dirt and highlights in
separate layers which are tuneable and enable the artist to
place paint schemes under these layers and modify settings
to hide, lessen, increase various settings such as mud, dirt,
In the paint kit will be 2 versions of paint schemes; one that is
clean cut, normal shadings, etc, and a bush model (Blue
Stripe) which will have bugs and mud and dirt, etc, which you
can still turn off the layers of such effects if you like. Makes
PLEASE WAIT AS PAGE ASSEMBLES. THIS IS A GRAPHICS INTENSIVE WEBPAGE.
Request new download for updates; http://payloadz.com/d1/lookup.asp
Fairchild 24 Series
Fairchild 24 Series
Fairchild 24 Series
Photos of actual Fairchild 24's
** High resolution 2048 textures
** 37 Total Variants
** 3 versions of landing gear models; Classic Skirt Fairings and Skirtless for Bush Landings and Floats.
** Float Variants come for both Ranger and Warner Editions
** 4 Bush Planes with loads of mud and wear and tear, fading and chipped paint. As rugged as it might get!
** Several paint scheme versions of Instrument Panels, including rough, military gray, and fine wood venner.
** Vintage instrumentation including the Mark12 Narco Com/Nav Radio
** Many versions of interiors, too numerous to note here
** Glass over gauges
** Roll down windows with sound effects
** Clickable airvents with sound effects
** High detail 1940's style manual booklet 'in' the virtual cockpit (popup feature)
** Cool 1940's style checklist also in 'popup mode' which includes a traffic angles calculator
** An extreme number of interior and exterior cam shot viewpoints
** Rugged main landing gear for rough field landings
** Animated male pilot with different vintage clothes for some of the paint scheme variants
** Hinging, animated hand straps that can be hidden
** Opening map box with GPS inside
** Overhead hand crank elevator trim
** Features 'one' black krinkle 2D Panel for those that like to fly in 2D panel mode, (no throttle or special controls
in the 2D panel mode. Instrumentation only. Sorry).
** Garmin GPS system with NAV2 / COM2 systems
** VOR Homing gauge linked to the Narco Mark12 radio (NAV1)
** Brilliant custom soundpacks of both a radial Super Scarab and inline aircraft engine.
** Canoe that can be hidden on the Float Plane only
** For Prepar3D as well
Pilots Manual is built into the Gauge Pop-up
System inside the aircraft within Flight
Simulator / Prepar3D. Shift - 6.
Fairchild 24 Series
Fairchild 24 Series
PC Aviator, Australia
Fairchild 24 Series
Dials on Narco Mark 12 Radio do not rotate in the VC; FSX limitations.
Wind noise from opened windows and doors is heard in outside views. The sounds also turn off too soon when
closing windows and doors. This is a known bug and we could not figure out how to get this to function correctly.
This is the hand dealt us by Flight Simulator. If a way around it is discovered, a fix will be released.
TIPS AND TRICKS
To bring up ATC, click on the antique microphone hanging under the dash.
To bring up the windows, click on the fine top edge of the glass or the glass surround
opening (thin black line) inside the door opening.
If you lower the window on the right side and click on the wing struts, (in the float plane)
you will have a nicely done, laminated wood, classic adventurers canoe appear, loaded
up and strapped down to the right side float struts.
If you want to do some bush flying in the landing gear version, you can quickly remove
the classic landing gear fairings by clicking on the far right toggle switch on the bottom
center switch panel in the VC on the center bottom of the instrument panel. Blip it once
for Bush landing gear, blip it again to bring back the fairings version. Careful with the
tail wheel on rough landings. You can damage it easily.
Born in 1932, the 'Model 24' was a radical move by Fairchild to gain a strong hold on the Private Pilot
sector. With an interior designed by famous American Industrial and Automobile Designer Raymond
Loewy, the 24 featured things like roll down windows, automotive door knobs and cranks, comfortable
seats, and many other automotive-style features, making the 24 one of the most classiest and
comfortable planes to buy back then.
Another feature of the 24 Series was the rugged, massive landing gear. Looking something more like a
Fiesler Storch, the landing gear enabled one to land in terrain locations without runways, making the
24's uses broader. During World War II, the 'Argus Edition' was created for military duty and many were
sent to Europe. In the United States, the Argus saw duty as coastal spotters, keeping a lookout for
Japanese and German submarines. The Argus could carry two 100 pound bombs and it was successful
in more then several confrontations with German U-Boots.
The airframe of the Fairchild was welded steel tubing in the fuselage area with wooden runners which
created the shape top and bottom, wooden shaped leading edges of the tail sections, and wooden
framed wings and a high rated wood spruce spar beam in the wing section as well. The airframe was
covered with cloth/Dacron throughout and nicely finished.Today, Fairchild 24's can be seen at many
Fly-In events, usually having been totally restored down to the bare frame.
The Fairchild Owners are unique, like this aircraft, having a bond with their planes. They are truly an
American Classic of the Golden Age of Aviation in America.This aircraft package features everything
from stock, early, vintage production planes, to the WWII Argus Series, to restored impeccable, waxed
versions with no oil or chips on them, to very rough lived Bush plane examples. Each plane has custom
interior schemes, variations that even include panel paint scheme customizations. This is a massive
package with over 36 versions and variations. Another neat feature is that you can turn off / detach the
wheel skirts and the suspension of the landing gear is converted to the bush plane version. We also
have float planes in both the Ranger and Warner editions.
I hope you like flying and classic planes, because if you do, this is for you!
Note; The Fairchild 24 Series requires an online activation and cannot be copied onto
other computers. You will need to request another serial number if you wish to place the
package onto more then one computer.
WARNING: This package is 500 megs in size to download. That is 1/2 Gigabytes. This is
massive. If you have a slow download service, you may have to have it downloaded at a
business office supply center or library with high speed internet. You can also order CD's
NOTIFICATIONS: Read these before reporting a bug
* Skirts Switch blips up and returns to down position.
* Window Crank in FSX will not be clickable. Click on Window and Window Sill (edges) to
actuate the side windows up and down.
* You must have the Window down before the canoe is selectable via the Wing Struts hidden
switch. Roll the window down first.
* Gauges Illumination (soft glow) does not occur and stops running when the sun peaks over
the horizon. When the sun is up, even just a sliver, the gauges lights will not be on.
* If you 'bank' the tail down hard a couple of times, you will probably wreck it and the tail will sink
below the ground. Reload the plane if this occurs. You can order parts online via our parts
* Float Version aircraft will have little waves on the 'selection icon screenshots' in FS.
* You can overspeed your plane by going full throttle. You are 'not' supposed to do this for
long periods of time. Cruise (normal) should be in the green. Yellow zones are going to effect
the life of your engine. If you have to buy a new engine, its because you had NO SELF
* This requires an online activation. You can load this into FSX and P3D, but not onto another
computer. If you wish to load it onto another computer, request another code from your vendor
you purchased this from. This system will not function when copied from one hard drive to
* Elevator Trim (for the elevator trim police) will function in the opposite direction of the
elevators. They do not animate 'with' the elevators, but in opposite directions.
* MAP: This aircraft has a fixed pitch wood propellor but also has a Manifold Press Gauge or
MAP instrument. This is only for monitoring the engine, not for flying by. With fixed pitch
props, 'do not use MAP'. Use 'RPM' only to adjust speeds.
* There is no prop adjustment knob (blue handle knobbie) because the wood prop will shatter if
you try to adjust its pitch.
* There is no 'Pitot Heat' switch. That was early technology mostly used in huge airliners.
* Fuel Selectors: Down is on, up is off. However, FS has a bug where a dual lever will be up
with one, down with the other. If you flip them off and on, you will correct this. Both off, then
both on. You can control both from one side. This was the only way FS would allow a dual
selector system to function.
* The Clock knob 'does not function'. The Clock is locked into the time that it is, which is system
time or in-sim-time.
* The top swivel airvents do not animate. They also will have no air sound until you are moving
at 40+ Knots. Same with the floor vents.
* The toe brakes 'do not animate'.
* You 'MUST' have the FSX SP1 and SP2 update to run this aircraft in FSX.
* NAV Lights: Red is on the pilots side.
* There are no (no) controls in the 2D panel area, nor in the popups. We supply a 2D panel for
those that only fly in 2D panel mode, but no controls selectors, only instrumentation. We are
apolgise. But, you can go into the virtual cockpit to work elements such as air vents, mixture,
etc. You can also manage mixture and power via joysticks and keyboard entries.
* Sometimes the sound will be super loud coming back into the cockpit in FSX and P3D. Hit Q
two times on the keyboard to turn the sound on and off and that should get the sound back to
normal. This is not a Fairchild bug, but a Sim bug. Not our fault.
* The Manual and Checklist are Pop-up's in the aircraft 'only'. They are presently not existent in
PDF format. Sorry. You must boot up the plane to access these. Click the sides to turn pages,
left for back, right for forward. Shift-6 is the Manual, and Shift-7 is the Checklist kneeboard.
* The engine sim system does 'not' have crash/failure systems built in, so have fun, relax.
* The windows cannot be cleaned. Sorry. But they are already clean and very transparent.
* You can mix and match interiors and panels textures easily. Just be careful what you do. If
you start mixing and matching, then first backup all the textures somewhere outside of FS/P3
and 'then' start mixing and matching.
* There are 'no' antennaes on this LHC production. I just couldnt make up my mind on what to
use and where. Such a beautiful old classic and not very many photos of back in the day 'nice'
antennaes. I certainly wasnt going to use the old, wobbly wire that went out over the perspex
and out to the top of the rudder. Horrible! So, I left them off of this one.
* To lower the windows in FSX, click on the glass or the thin 'surround' area that is the window
opening in the door. To raise the windows in FSX, click on the very top of the window edge or
the thin surround in the door opening.
* The flippable Airspeed Indicator is not available in FSX, only in P3D.
* The dials on the Narco Mark 12 'do not' rotate. This is a 'bug'. See above.
* The wind noise on the windows and doors can be heard in the outside view. The sound also
stops immediately when the windows and doors 'begin' to close. Yes. We tried so hard to get
around this and could not. Im sorry. This is what FS presented us with.
|Blue Louise Paint
Paint Scheme 1
WARNING; THIS ADDON USES FULL HIGH RESOLUTION TEXTURES 'ALL' THROUGHOUT IN 2048
SIZED GRAPHICS. MAKE SURE YOUR COMPUTER CAN HANDLE THIS.
Float Plane Options
The Making of the Fairchild 24
Series click here
Brilliant photography by Nick Churchill and Dave Tuohy
UPDATES AND FIXES;
For Build 1.0. This brings the aircraft package to Build 1.01. Dec. 4th, 2013
LANDING LIGHTS: Repaired. Compiler issues had produced a backwards facing landing light.
BLUE INSTRUMENT DISC: An issue during updates resulted in a blue instrument disc for some
WHITE NAV LIGHT QUALITY: The gigantic white nav light effect has been improved with a new, more
realistic nav light.
This is repaired with a small auto-installer-updater file. Run this, make sure it runs into your proper
simulator location, then boot up the sim and check your landing light and rear nav light to ensure
they are correct. Download here
Fairchild 24 Series
Fairchild 24 Series,
Update, Build 1.01
DEC 4th, 2013