DHC-2 Beaver - DGS Series

DHC-2 Beaver - DGS Series

Part Number:Thranda-DHC2
Your Price:$34.95
Retail Price:$39.95
Your Savings:$5.00
The DHC-2 Beaver is one of the most popular aircraft in aviation history. First produced in 1948 it is still flown today in rugged parts of the world where the DHC-2's bush flying capabilities can shine. This model by Thranda is part of the  "Dynamic Generation Series".  More about the DGS Series.
(Special Introduction price: $34.95 instead of $39.95)

  • Special features:
    • FULLY configurable 3D instrument panel.
    • Over 50 instruments to choose from! (Including Aspen EFD 1000, and support for RealityXP GTN750)
    • Move any instrument to any location on the panel, or even between pilot and copilot's panel!
    • Comes with 6 panel presets, but can easily be expanded by moving instruments around, using simple and intuitive interface.
    • Save your own presets, and even share them with the community!
    • Instruments can be moved in 3D directly, on a 2D pop-up preview window, or by numerical entry for precise placement.
    • Intricate, realistic fuel tank system, featuring tip tanks and removable belly tank. Overflow logic when transferring too much fuel from other tanks to primary tanks.
    • GNS430 and 530 can be swapped out, but a restart of the plane is required, as 430s and 530s are mutually exclusive in terms of compatibility in X-Plane
    • Dynamic livery editor (like in the Kodiak and the Pilatus PC-6)
    • Full PBR control! Create stunning metallic liveries, or matte, sand-blasted look in mere seconds!
    • Additional control over dirt/grime, scratches/nicks, adjustable in real-time to dial in the exact desired amount of wear and tear.  Affects airspeed. Clean plane will fly 2-3 MPH faster.
    • Create "virtual" liveries, based on one common design layout, and assign any colour to any available paint segment.
    • Quickly create preview of livery in real-time, using intuitive controls.  Previews now include visualization of metallic materials and dirt overlays. 
    • Apply selected livery in real-time, right in the sim, without the need to even touch a 3rd party image editor!
    • Option to include/hide manufacturer logo on tail, and control its colour.
    • Option to change the tail number in real-time, or disable it altogether. (Enter a "space" instead of a callsign number to create a blank tail number.)
    • Easily and quickly create dozens of paint schemes in-sim!
    • Also supports 12 traditionally painted liveries, all visible in a convenient pre-selection preview window.
    • Uses SkunkCrafts Updater.  Option to participate in Beta program, via check box in SkunkCrafts Updater. 
    • Excellent hi-res PBR realistic materials, featuring true-to-life plate deformation and to-the-rivet precision.
  • Feature-rich elegant fly-out menu with the following features:
    • Realism settings for engine and tail wheel (simplified vs. realistic modes)
    • Radial engine visualization in pop-up window, which showcases the inner workings of the engine.
    • Real-time primer and pre-heat logic, with visualization indicating correct priming range
    • Innovative electric tug, with in-panel controls to move forward/backward at the desired speed, and steer proportionally
    • Control over chocks, individual tie-downs, covers, internal lights, external lights, etc.
    • Option to enable/disable Belly Tank, with realistically simulated weight, momentum, rotational inertia, and drag characteristics.
    • Option to start up running (all systems ready), or cold-and-dark, for realistic startup procedures.
    • Option to run engine in a simplified manner (no pre-heat, no priming, easier starts)
    • Control landing lights, strobes, beacon, and nav lights via pop-up window
    • Detailed weight and balance manager with visual chart, individual passenger seat weight control, Lbs/KG unit toggle, CG control, external tank control, and the option to save and load configuration.
    • Multiple camera snap points, above and beyond what's available by default in X-Plane, so you can perform your walk around checks.
    • Adjust your camera's Field of View without having to go to an X-plane menu, allowing for real-time adjustments.
    • Audio mixer: individually control audio channels in real-time, so you can adjust volumes while hearing them play.
    • Slew control: move your plane around the world, temporarily bypassing flight physics.  Includes ground mode and air mode.
    • Dynamic panel control page, with a separate view for the entire panel layout preview, or a per-instrument view, allowing for fine-tuning of instrument position, as well as copy-paste function to quickly replace instruments.
    • The "Misc" page in the fly-out window contains options to customize the plane, such as:
      • skis
      • tundra tires
      • mud flaps
      • bubble windows
      • throttle quadrant model (choose between classic and new design)
  • Flight dynamics and systems:
    • The Beaver has unique flight dynamics, characterized by being a "flap-happy" plane.  This is faithfully reproduced in the sim version.  (Can require slight flap extension during cruise, depending on conditions).
    • The Beaver is the quintessential Canadian classic STOL workhorse, whose flight characteristics and excellent STOL capabilities are calibrated to maximum precision in the sim.
    • Details, such as the wobble pump, the ratcheting carb heat lever, the manually pumped flap system (with direction valve), and the primer system are faithfully modelled for maximum immersion.
    • Tie-downs and chocks actually keep the plane from moving, even in high winds.
  • Advanced FMOD-based sound system:
    • Pioneer in procedural engine sounds. (No two starts sound alike: coughing, sputtering, and clanking valves all contribute to a nuanced, rich, immersive sound experience.)
    • High fidelity, multi-track sounds with smooth transitions and amazing atmospheric effects.
    • Individual volume control over different aspects of the sound experience, adjustable in real-time (while listening to the sounds)
    • Different sounds for front of plane than for back of plane
    • Panning around the plane in exterior view yields awesome 3D audio effects, including "blade slapping" sound when view is perpendicular to prop
    • Individual buttons and switches in the cockpit each have their own unique sound.
    • Sounds actually give you clues as to what's happening under the hood
    • Outside wind intensity is affected by slip and AoA. (The more the surface area of the fuselage is hit by oncoming wind, the louder the sounds

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