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Initial Release November 23, 2020
Last Updated November 28, 2020
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#Fictional Exclusive
REPAINT FEATURES
  • 9 different exterior colour combinations.
  • 4 custom interior colours across 8 aircraft and 1 aircraft using the MSFS default interior colour.
  • Either white, red/white or prop colour tips.
  • Custom prop blur textures for all 3 prop types to match the prop tip colour.
  • More realistic prop blur with reduced strobing compared to the MSFS standard aircraft.
  • All textures used were developed from the default MSFS DA40 NG or other default aircraft in the standard edition of MSFS.
INSTALLATION
Just copy the folders in this zipfile to your MSFS "Community" folder.

Compatible with both the MSFS standard DA40-NG and the DA40-NGX Improvement Mod, which I recommend.  You can find this mod by searching for "DA40-NGX" (without the quotes) using the search feature at this top of this screen.

TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Asobo introduced a number of errors into the DA40 visual model with the update to version 1.12.13.0, resulting in black rectangles appearing on the body as you zoom out in external view.  Also the surround of the PFD is missing on the interior.  These visual errors will occur if you are using the MSFS default DA40-NG, but will not occur if you are using the DA40-NGX Improvement Mod, as it utilises the pre-update visual model. 
  • The aircraft registration of the other aircraft is part of the aircraft textures, to allow a custom font style/colour.  As a result you can’t change the registration to one of your own on these repaints
  • If you haven’t modified the aircraft.cfg file but still find 2 registrations appearing on the aircraft fuselage, check if you have a registration value set in ATC options (available when selecting an aircraft).  Remove any values you find there to prevent any registration duplication on this aircraft.
OTHER COMMENTS
  • With the engine off the props correctly model the prop tip colour being only visible on the front of the blade, but this was not possible for the props while in motion.  You either have the choice of no prop tip colour on the moving blades at all, or prop tip colour visible from both the cockpit and outside views.  I liked the effect of the prop tip colour on the moving blades, so the prop blur on all aircraft match their prop tip colours.  The "Readme.txt" in the upload has instructions on how to have no prop tip colour texture for moving prop.
  • While these are fictitious repaints of the DA40, real Diamond aircraft were used for the colour inspiration of most of the repaints.  Where I have based the colours used on a real aircraft, I used the registration of that aircraft.  Any aircraft with rego VH-BLH are not based on real aircraft colours.  
  • My first aircraft repaints for MSFS so all repaints use the standard Diamond "Ribbons Livery" style developed by Asobo.
EULA
These repaints are provided free of change and are not to be repurposed for inclusion with any commercial package or uploaded to another site. The use of the downloaded repaints is done at your own discretion and risk and with agreement that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from such activities. 

CONTACT
You can contact me on the Microsoft forums under user BilingualHarp7 and the thread created for the release of my aicraft repaints. https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/da40-and-da62-repaints/330987.

Pretty empty over here.


Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 2.0 November 28, 2020

    . Each aircraft now with unique registration colour/font.
    . Toned down prop blur.
    . Minor aircraft colour and livery changes.
    . More realistic ATC identifier.

  • Launched November 23, 2020

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!


Pretty empty over here.

6 Comments
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    Marquesas
    January 09, 2021

    And thank you again, how nice to have such a creative and positive community, it makes this fantastic simulator even more enjoyable. Have a nice day Crispy!

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    Crispy136 replied Author
    January 10, 2021
    Half the fun of MSFS is sharing.
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    JrPainkiller606
    December 09, 2020

    I'm a little confused. Should we be able to have our own registration numbers display, or are there only one set of textures for each aircraft? Your description says we could change them to what we want, but they're displaying over the texture.

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    Crispy136 replied Author
    December 10, 2020
    The rego is baked into the main body texture, so you are not able to change the aircraft registration for any of my repaints. Having the rego baked into the main texture is the only way you can currently get specific colours or font types for the registration. My comment about the registration is only if you prefer ATC to use the full registration rather than the truncated registration, which is the default for my repaints. ie ATC uses BLH rather than VH-BLH is all communications, as is the norm in Australia. If you want ATC to use the full registration then replace BLH with VH-BLH etc in the flight number field in the aircraft.cfg file. The ATC ID line should not be changed in any way as it contains a special character that facilitates the correct ATC use.
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    BACHFROSCH85590
    November 24, 2020

    I love your liveries, interior colors and prop tip enhancement. Thank you very much for sharing!

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    Crispy136 replied Author
    November 26, 2020
    Glad you liked them. Had great fun creating them.

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