The freeware files in Issue 110 are now available for everyone to download. For the remaining files that accompany the magazine, click on the following link here.
Featured Download Douglas C-47R Skytrain
In this issue we feature an iconic aircraft, from a group of developers who would be well know to the majority of flight simmers, simply because they have produced many fine aircraft over quite some years. I should also mention that the main developers are listed here, but the read me file within the zip has the full list of those involved in the project.
The aircraft in question is the Douglas C-47R Skytrain, an aircraft derived from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner. It was used extensively by the Allies during World War II and remains in front line service with various military operators to this day.
An ongoing project by the team, it has seen a number of updates. The latest here includes such improvements as a VVC, (Vintage Virtual Cockpit) along with ambient ‘VC lighting’ at dusk/night/dawn.
The Interactive Checklist has been significantly upgraded. Automixture can now be activated and the flight dynamics have been fine-tuned. Alternative config files have been provided for joystick or pedal control of ground-steering. There’s also a set of working OMI Marker Lights. You can even make your own interchangeable Cutie photos or pictures that can be clipped on the left side of the Captain’s panel. Upto four different photos/pictures can be selected simply by clicking on it. Detailed instructions for all these new features are provided in the form of readme files, which together with a very comprehensive 40 page manual completes the documentation.
The aircraft looks fantastic (particularly the cockpit) and has a very realistic feel while you’re at the controls; a simply superb job by all concerned.
J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport
Located on Cape Breton Island, the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport is a regional airport in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
It’s the second busiest in Nova Scotia, designed here for X-Plane 11. By Greg Hanna.
Macchi C.205 Folgore
The Veltro C205 was derived from the C.202 Folgore with the installation of a German Daimler-Benz 605 series engine. Fast, manoeuvrable and reliable, it had a comparable performance with the Bf 109G series.
Designed by Corrado La Posta for FSX.
Santa Barbara del Zulia (SVSZ)
The “Miguel Urdaneta Fernández” National Airport serves the cattle town of Santa Barbara del Zulia, located south of Lake Maracaibo in Zulia state, Venezuela.
Yet another superbly detailed airport from David Maldonado.
Nakhchivan International Airport
Nakhchivan International Airport (UBBN) is a civilian hub and Azeri military airbase located in Nakhchivan, the capital of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic – a landlocked exclave of Azerbaijan. This is the work of Reza Sadri for FSX.
Author: Reza Sadri
Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornet
The twin-engine Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornet can trace its heritage back to the famous Bf 110 that fought in the Battle of Britain. It was, however, a direct development and improvement of its predecessor – the Me 210, which it began to replace in September 1943.
Its main role was that of a heavy fighter and fighter/bomber during World War II. This model was designed for X-Plane by the prolific Ron Norvelle.
Platform: X-Plane 9.70+
Author: Ron Norvelle
Vought VE-7FS Fighter
Another fine aircraft from A.F Scrub, the fighter version of the VE-7 for FS2004/FSX. It was a single-seater, with the front cockpit being faired over and a .30 cal. machine gun mounted on the left side – synchronized to fire through the propeller.
Author: A.F Scrub
The Fiat G.12 was an Italian trimotor military/civil transport plane of the 1940s and early 1950s, designed by the prolific engineer Giuseppe Gabrielli. This version 2 is for FSX/P3D and was designed by Stefano Meneghini.
Author: Stefano Meneghini