• Flying Club repaint kit
Just Flight Flying Club repaint kit.
Flying Club from Just Flight comes with a simple-to-use repainting tool called AeroPaint.
This tool is designed to let anyone repaint the aircraft without needing any special knowledge of the special formats required by Flight Simulator or the functioning of Alpha channels.
However this will only let you repaint liveries on a single layer. More experienced FS aircraft repainters can achieve better results if they can work from source files that have different parts (Paint, rivets, ID numbers etc) on different layers that can be edited independantly.
To access the files described below click on the Windows Start button and then Programs (or All Programs), Just Flight, Flying Club and finally Repaint Kit.
Experienced aircraft repainters
This Repaint kit contains source files for all the Flying Club aircraft in Photoshop layered format (PSD).
To work with these files you will need :-
1. A paint program capable of reading and editing PSD files. As well as Photoshop itself many commercial (and some freeware) paint programs can work with PSD files. These files have been tested with Photoshop and PaintShopPro.
2. A conversion program to create the correct Flight Simulator format from your repaints created with these templates.
3. Experience in modifying Flight Simulator aircraft.cfg files in order to add new liveries to an existing aircraft.
Less experienced repainters or users without a PSD-capable paint program
This repaint kit contains special versions of the standard textures for each aircraft with no paint applied. The aircraft are in plain white with all panel lines and rivets visible.
These "blank" textures can be used in conjunction with AeroPaint to let you apply the paint you want without having to painstakingly remove the old paint, stripes, logos and ID numbers first.
To use these textures with AeroPaint:-
1. Start AeroPaint for the aircraft you want to repaint
2. Add a new livery as described in the AeroPaint manual
3. Select your "new" livery from the list so it is displayed.
4. Select the first texture in the drop-down list
5. Click the "Import Texture" button
6. Browse to the location you installed the repaint kit to and select the BMP texture of the correct name (the browser will ONLY display the correct texture for selection).
7. Repeat for each texture in the drop-down list for which there is a "blank" texture available (note that for some of the aircraft only the external textures are supplied)
You will now have your new livery available with "blank" textures. You can edit these in the normal AeroPaint manner and add whatever you like. Note that unlike the layered PSD files you will only be able to paint on the whole image and will need to take care not to overpaint details such as panel lines and rivets.
To download please click on the link below and select the "Save" option
Once the file has downloaded locate the fcrepaintkit.exe and double click to begin.
Check the install location matches the location of FS2004 and install
The tool is located at Start>Programs>Just Flight>Flying Club>Repaint Tool