You all may have come to a point where you want to use FSXPilot together with one of your third party aircraft. If you have started the simulation, loaded your third party monster plane and started FSXPilot you will receive an error message saying that plane 'xyz' is not known to FSXPilot and that you might consider adding the plane to your aircraft library. But how to do that ?

 

Adding aircraft in FSXPilot PRO

The process is described in detail in the PRO documenation. 

In short, please open the aircraft option dialog with the new plane and copy parameters from a matching aircraft by using the "Copy parameters ..." button. Tweak the parameters here until the plane flies really well. 

 

Adding aircraft in FSXPilot Shareware version 

The process is quite simple, but still requires some handwork.  

First of all, please write down the model id string ('xyz')  that is given in FSXPilot's notification message. 

Locate and open fspilot.ini (it is in FSXPilot's program directory) and at the end of the file you will see something like this: 

 

ac1=Extra 300S,E300,80,70,130,70,2,1000,0,1,4,5,6,7
ac2=Grumman Goose G21A,G21,110,125,150,90,4,1000,0,3,4,5,15,25
ac3=Maule M7 260C,M7,80,75,120,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac4=Mooney Bravo,M20T,80,80,130,75,2,1000,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac5=OSP ATR 42-200,AT42,110,145,200,90,4,1000,0,3,4,5,15,25
ac6=Piper Cub,J3,80,65,100,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac7=Robinson R22,R22,5,40,80,1,2,500,1,3,4,5,15,25
ac8=Cessna Skyhawk 152,C152,90,75,110,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,12,12
ac9=Airbus A346,A346,200,200,280,155,10,1500,0,10,4,5,15,25
ac10=Airbus A321,A321,180,180,280,155,8,1500,0,7,4,5,15,25
ac11=Aircreation582SL,Trike,50,40,50,30,1,500,0,3,4,5,5,7
ac12=Beech Baron 58,BE58,110,115,150,90,4,1000,0,3,4,5,12,15
ac13=Beech King Air 350,B350,110,120,220,90,4,1000,0,3,4,5,12,15
ac14=Bell 206B JetRanger,helicopter,5,40,80,1,2,500,1,3,4,5,15,25
ac15=Boeing 737-800,B738,180,180,280,155,8,1500,0,7,4,5,15,25
ac16=Boeing 747-400,B744,200,200,280,155,10,1500,0,10,4,5,15,25
ac17=Bombardier CRJ 700,CRJ700,180,170,280,125,6,1500,0,5,4,5,15,25
ac18=Learjet 45,LJ45,180,170,280,125,6,1500,0,5,3,5,15,25
ac19=Cessna Skyhawk 172SP,C172,90,75,110,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac20=Cessna Grand Caravan,C208,90,75,120,75,2,1000,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac21=DeHavilland Beaver DHC2,DHC2,90,70,160,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,14,15
ac22=DG808S,808s,50,60,80,90,4,500,0,3,4,5,15,25
ac23=Douglas DC-3,DC3,110,145,150,90,4,1000,0,3,4,5,15,25
ac24=Raptor F22,F22,200,170,400,140,8,2500,0,1,1,5,15,25
ac25=T6A Texan II,T6,130,120,250,110,4,1500,0,2,4,5,15,25
ac26=de Havilland DHC8-Q311,DH8C,180,150,240,75,4,3000,0,10,7,5,15,25
ac27=OSP ATR 42-200-300,A42,120,135,266,106,6,1000,0,6,8,5,10,12
ac28=OSP ATR 42-320,A43,120,135,270,106,6,1000,0,6,4,5,10,12
ac29=OSP ATR 42-400,A44,120,135,260,106,6,1000,0,6,4,5,10,12
ac30=OSP ATR 42-500,A45,120,135,300,106,6,1000,0,6,4,5,10,12
ac31=ISDT ATR 42-320V2,AR43,130,135,270,113,6,1000,0,4,4,5,10,12
ac32=ISDT ATR 42-500V2-600V2,AR45,130,135,300,113,6,1000,0,4,4,5,10,12
ac33=FSC ATR 42-400,ATR44,120,135,270,113,4,1000,0,3,3,5,10,12
ac34=FSC ATR 42-500,ATR45,120,135,300,113,4,1000,0,3,3,5,10,12
ac35=VCOL ATR 42-300,AT43,120,135,250,100,6,1000,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac36=VCOL ATR 42-500,AT45,120,135,260,100,6,1000,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac37=VCOL ATR 42-600,AT46,120,135,260,105,6,1000,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac38=Boeing 777,B773,200,200,280,155,8,1500,0,10,4,5,15,25
ac39=DeHavilland Beaver DHC6,dhc6,80,70,160,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,14,15
ac40=A-22 Foxbat,AP22,70,50,90,30,2,1000,0,3,7,5,15,25
ac41=Embraer 190,E190,180,180,280,155,8,1500,0,7,4,5,25,50
ac42=Boeing F18,F18,200,170,400,140,8,2500,0,1,1,5,15,25
ac43=North American P51,Mustang,150,140,250,130,4,2500,0,2,4,5,15,25
ac44=Augusta EH 10,EH10,5,40,80,1,2,500,1,3,4,5,15,25
ac45=Airbus A380,A380,200,170,280,155,10,1500,0,7,7,10,25,50
ac46=Boeing 737-500,B737-500,180,185,280,155,8,1500,0,8,5,5,50,25
ac47=Boeing 747-800,B747-800,200,210,280,155,10,1500,0,6,8,5,50,25
ac48=Aircreation582SL,trike,50,40,50,30,1,500,0,3,4,5,5,7

 

Then please look at the note you made during the notification message of FSXPilot concerning your unknown aircraft. Let us assume the model id name displayed in the error message would have been "B777" and you would like to add a Boeing 777 to the aircraft library. Please copy and paste a line of a heavy jet to the end of this list like this: 

 

ac1=Extra 300S,E300,80,70,130,70,2,1000,0,1,4,5,6,7
ac2=Grumman Goose G21A,G21,110,125,150,90,4,1000,0,3,4,5,15,25
ac3=Maule M7 260C,M7,80,75,120,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac4=Mooney Bravo,M20T,80,80,130,75,2,1000,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac5=OSP ATR 42-200,AT42,110,145,200,90,4,1000,0,3,4,5,15,25
ac6=Piper Cub,J3,80,65,100,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac7=Robinson R22,R22,5,40,80,1,2,500,1,3,4,5,15,25
ac8=Cessna Skyhawk 152,C152,90,75,110,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,12,12
ac9=Airbus A346,A346,200,200,280,155,10,1500,0,10,4,5,15,25
ac10=Airbus A321,A321,180,180,280,155,8,1500,0,7,4,5,15,25
ac11=Aircreation582SL,Trike,50,40,50,30,1,500,0,3,4,5,5,7
ac12=Beech Baron 58,BE58,110,115,150,90,4,1000,0,3,4,5,12,15
ac13=Beech King Air 350,B350,110,120,220,90,4,1000,0,3,4,5,12,15
ac14=Bell 206B JetRanger,helicopter,5,40,80,1,2,500,1,3,4,5,15,25
ac15=Boeing 737-800,B738,180,180,280,155,8,1500,0,7,4,5,15,25
ac16=Boeing 747-400,B744,200,200,280,155,10,1500,0,10,4,5,15,25
ac17=Bombardier CRJ 700,CRJ700,180,170,280,125,6,1500,0,5,4,5,15,25
ac18=Learjet 45,LJ45,180,170,280,125,6,1500,0,5,3,5,15,25
ac19=Cessna Skyhawk 172SP,C172,90,75,110,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac20=Cessna Grand Caravan,C208,90,75,120,75,2,1000,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac21=DeHavilland Beaver DHC2,DHC2,90,70,160,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,14,15
ac22=DG808S,808s,50,60,80,90,4,500,0,3,4,5,15,25
ac23=Douglas DC-3,DC3,110,145,150,90,4,1000,0,3,4,5,15,25
ac24=Raptor F22,F22,200,170,400,140,8,2500,0,1,1,5,15,25
ac25=T6A Texan II,T6,130,120,250,110,4,1500,0,2,4,5,15,25
ac26=de Havilland DHC8-Q311,DH8C,180,150,240,75,4,3000,0,10,7,5,15,25
ac27=OSP ATR 42-200-300,A42,120,135,266,106,6,1000,0,6,8,5,10,12
ac28=OSP ATR 42-320,A43,120,135,270,106,6,1000,0,6,4,5,10,12
ac29=OSP ATR 42-400,A44,120,135,260,106,6,1000,0,6,4,5,10,12
ac30=OSP ATR 42-500,A45,120,135,300,106,6,1000,0,6,4,5,10,12
ac31=ISDT ATR 42-320V2,AR43,130,135,270,113,6,1000,0,4,4,5,10,12
ac32=ISDT ATR 42-500V2-600V2,AR45,130,135,300,113,6,1000,0,4,4,5,10,12
ac33=FSC ATR 42-400,ATR44,120,135,270,113,4,1000,0,3,3,5,10,12
ac34=FSC ATR 42-500,ATR45,120,135,300,113,4,1000,0,3,3,5,10,12
ac35=VCOL ATR 42-300,AT43,120,135,250,100,6,1000,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac36=VCOL ATR 42-500,AT45,120,135,260,100,6,1000,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac37=VCOL ATR 42-600,AT46,120,135,260,105,6,1000,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac38=Boeing 777,B773,200,200,280,155,8,1500,0,10,4,5,15,25
ac39=DeHavilland Beaver DHC6,dhc6,80,70,160,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,14,15
ac40=A-22 Foxbat,AP22,70,50,90,30,2,1000,0,3,7,5,15,25
ac41=Embraer 190,E190,180,180,280,155,8,1500,0,7,4,5,25,50
ac42=Boeing F18,F18,200,170,400,140,8,2500,0,1,1,5,15,25
ac43=North American P51,Mustang,150,140,250,130,4,2500,0,2,4,5,15,25
ac44=Augusta EH 10,EH10,5,40,80,1,2,500,1,3,4,5,15,25
ac45=Airbus A380,A380,200,170,280,155,10,1500,0,7,7,10,25,50
ac46=Boeing 737-500,B737-500,180,185,280,155,8,1500,0,8,5,5,50,25
ac47=Boeing 747-800,B747-800,200,210,280,155,10,1500,0,6,8,5,50,25
ac48=Aircreation582SL,trike,50,40,50,30,1,500,0,3,4,5,5,7
ac15=Boeing 737-800,B738,180,180,280,155,8,1500,0,7,4,5,15,25

 

 I have used an entry of the Boing 737(ac15), because the flight characteristics are similar to the B777. 

Rename ac15 to ac49 (increment always one) and change the model long name as well as the model type like this: 

ac1=Extra 300S,E300,80,70,130,70,2,1000,0,1,4,5,6,7
ac2=Grumman Goose G21A,G21,110,125,150,90,4,1000,0,3,4,5,15,25
ac3=Maule M7 260C,M7,80,75,120,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac4=Mooney Bravo,M20T,80,80,130,75,2,1000,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac5=OSP ATR 42-200,AT42,110,145,200,90,4,1000,0,3,4,5,15,25
ac6=Piper Cub,J3,80,65,100,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac7=Robinson R22,R22,5,40,80,1,2,500,1,3,4,5,15,25
ac8=Cessna Skyhawk 152,C152,90,75,110,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,12,12
ac9=Airbus A346,A346,200,200,280,155,10,1500,0,10,4,5,15,25
ac10=Airbus A321,A321,180,180,280,155,8,1500,0,7,4,5,15,25
ac11=Aircreation582SL,Trike,50,40,50,30,1,500,0,3,4,5,5,7
ac12=Beech Baron 58,BE58,110,115,150,90,4,1000,0,3,4,5,12,15
ac13=Beech King Air 350,B350,110,120,220,90,4,1000,0,3,4,5,12,15
ac14=Bell 206B JetRanger,helicopter,5,40,80,1,2,500,1,3,4,5,15,25
ac15=Boeing 737-800,B738,180,180,280,155,8,1500,0,7,4,5,15,25
ac16=Boeing 747-400,B744,200,200,280,155,10,1500,0,10,4,5,15,25
ac17=Bombardier CRJ 700,CRJ700,180,170,280,125,6,1500,0,5,4,5,15,25
ac18=Learjet 45,LJ45,180,170,280,125,6,1500,0,5,3,5,15,25
ac19=Cessna Skyhawk 172SP,C172,90,75,110,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac20=Cessna Grand Caravan,C208,90,75,120,75,2,1000,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac21=DeHavilland Beaver DHC2,DHC2,90,70,160,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,14,15
ac22=DG808S,808s,50,60,80,90,4,500,0,3,4,5,15,25
ac23=Douglas DC-3,DC3,110,145,150,90,4,1000,0,3,4,5,15,25
ac24=Raptor F22,F22,200,170,400,140,8,2500,0,1,1,5,15,25
ac25=T6A Texan II,T6,130,120,250,110,4,1500,0,2,4,5,15,25
ac26=de Havilland DHC8-Q311,DH8C,180,150,240,75,4,3000,0,10,7,5,15,25
ac27=OSP ATR 42-200-300,A42,120,135,266,106,6,1000,0,6,8,5,10,12
ac28=OSP ATR 42-320,A43,120,135,270,106,6,1000,0,6,4,5,10,12
ac29=OSP ATR 42-400,A44,120,135,260,106,6,1000,0,6,4,5,10,12
ac30=OSP ATR 42-500,A45,120,135,300,106,6,1000,0,6,4,5,10,12
ac31=ISDT ATR 42-320V2,AR43,130,135,270,113,6,1000,0,4,4,5,10,12
ac32=ISDT ATR 42-500V2-600V2,AR45,130,135,300,113,6,1000,0,4,4,5,10,12
ac33=FSC ATR 42-400,ATR44,120,135,270,113,4,1000,0,3,3,5,10,12
ac34=FSC ATR 42-500,ATR45,120,135,300,113,4,1000,0,3,3,5,10,12
ac35=VCOL ATR 42-300,AT43,120,135,250,100,6,1000,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac36=VCOL ATR 42-500,AT45,120,135,260,100,6,1000,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac37=VCOL ATR 42-600,AT46,120,135,260,105,6,1000,0,3,4,5,10,12
ac38=Boeing 777,B773,200,200,280,155,8,1500,0,10,4,5,15,25
ac39=DeHavilland Beaver DHC6,dhc6,80,70,160,75,2,600,0,3,4,5,14,15
ac40=A-22 Foxbat,AP22,70,50,90,30,2,1000,0,3,7,5,15,25
ac41=Embraer 190,E190,180,180,280,155,8,1500,0,7,4,5,25,50
ac42=Boeing F18,F18,200,170,400,140,8,2500,0,1,1,5,15,25
ac43=North American P51,Mustang,150,140,250,130,4,2500,0,2,4,5,15,25
ac44=Augusta EH 10,EH10,5,40,80,1,2,500,1,3,4,5,15,25
ac45=Airbus A380,A380,200,170,280,155,10,1500,0,7,7,10,25,50
ac46=Boeing 737-500,B737-500,180,185,280,155,8,1500,0,8,5,5,50,25
ac47=Boeing 747-800,B747-800,200,210,280,155,10,1500,0,6,8,5,50,25
ac48=Aircreation582SL,trike,50,40,50,30,1,500,0,3,4,5,5,7
ac49=Boeing 777,B777,180,180,280,155,8,1500,0,7,4,5,15,25

Always make sure you have added a carriage return after the last entry.

Save. Exit notepad. 

If you wanted, you could change the individual parameters of your B777 according to your needs.

The format is: 

longname, model id, take-off speed, approach speed, cruisung speed, minimum speed, holding base leg, takeoff climb,  isheli (0 = no, 1 = yes), bank sensitivity, pitch sensitivity, speed sensitivity, flare height(m), speed zero height(m)

What is model id and where can I find it ? 

The model id of an aircraft is stored in the parameter "atc_model" defined in the file aircraft.cfg, which is in every of your installed FSX or P3D aircraft folders. 
If you load a new plane and FSXpilot does not find the model ID of the plane in the list of "known" aircraft, it will display an error message in which you can also find the model ID parameter. 

Please always make backups !

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