Not sure if this topic belongs in this sub-forum, but it seemed to fit best.
I’ve spent many hours trying to import fairly simple freeware FSX aircraft to FS2020. Most of them have ended in CTDs, but I may try again. However, two have worked very well and two are reasonable, but flying is pretty arcade-style.
The two I have working nicely are the CBFS (Classic British Flight Sim) dH Mosquito, and Dave Garwoods’ dH Dragon Rapide. I only tried the wheeled version, but I’m sure the float one will work, too and will be trying that soon as I could do with a water plane for Neofly missions.
I also got Dave’s Hunter to work, however I only tried the F1-F4 model, as I didn’t have time to import all of them, and each would have to be done separately. In any case, although it imported just fine, the flight dynamics are arcade, to say the least. But it does look really nice externally!
I also got the Rotorhub Falcon 20 model into the sim and flying, too - but the gauges are missing, unfortunately.
btw I used the Touching Cloud model converter for these.
Okay - on to the screenshots. Remember, these are freeware aircraft and for FSX, so no dev bashing, please.
The Dragon Rapide:
This is the CBFS Mosquito:
…and the Dave Garwood Hunter F1 - not a pretty cockpit, and crazy to fly, but very nice model externally:
In future I’ll post here only about the models that work well - but I wanted to show what is possible by someone with zero idea of these things, but used to sim aircraft config editing.
PS - thanks to Dave G and CBFS - you guys know who you are (long time no ‘see’!) for these great models. I’ll be trying to convert more, soon. Unfortunately, the one model I really hoped would work is a non-starter - the Rick Piper Chipmunk. Oh yes, it loads and runs and flies - but it’s invisible!