Part of what makes the Cub's allure so great is the fact that it has had such a long and versatile service life. Some Cubs run better than others. Some are kept at tip top shape, others, either through neglect or circumstances, are left to see degraded performance. Not every one in the real world can simply click complete overhaul and be done with it! As such, the challenges of flying such a Cub which has seen better days while it still being a serviceable aircraft are far different than a well cared for plane. As such, it would be very interesting to be able to have multiple engine conditions available to us simmers by being able to have each livery keep its own independent engine maintenance records and status. A well cared for Cub, say tundra wheel model, would then be selectable from a worn engine tundra variety. Thus, while you may take great care of your own personal tundra model, sometimes you may be flying a more worn version "borrowed" from someone else.
Well, just thought this would be a way of keeping a pilot on their toes by making it easier to fly different performing engines of the same model. I suppose backing up and manually swapping out the data folders for the aircraft's accusim logs would work as well, but that is far from a convenient or fool proof method.
I have been fiddling with creating batch files which can switch between these variants of each model and then some more batch files which can then copy the updated flight logs to their corresponding models. Click on a batch file if want to load the worn engine which loads it into the Accusim data folder for use and thereby allows for adding the newly accrued hours as well, in theory. Then, if wanting to switch to a more pristine engined craft, run a separate batch file to back up the worn engine, then run another batch file to replace the worn engine with the pristine one. And switching again to load the other back up...... Best I can come up with through this batch method as opposed to someone with coding talents writing a small utility. Obviously the batch method is far from ideal as it is very prone to making a mistake when attempting to back up a file thereby overwriting an engine with the incorrect hours.