Air, Ltd, a long time de Havilland Aircraft Company, Canada, parts
supplier and repair station for de Havilland aircraft, began purchasing
the rights to the DHC2 Beaver, and other de Havilland aircraft, when de
Havilland ceased operations in the 1980s.
addition to refurbishing the venerable DHC2 and maintaining the 60
PT6A-20 powered Mark II and III Beavers which de Havilland built before
closing its doors, they began converting DHC2 Beavers to DHC2T (Turbo)
configuration, extending the fuselage, redesigning the vertical
stabilizer and rudder area, fitting them with the PT6A-27 engine, and in
some cases installing new instrument panels and avionics.
Shade Tree Micro Aviation's DHC2T Turbo Beaver models the latest variant which Viking is producing after Viking acquiring full rights to the aircraft in 2006 :
- AutoUpdate (AU). Never
have to worry about downloading and apply bug-fix patches or updates
again. AU does the heavy lifting for you. Completely controllable with
a couple of mouse clicks.
- PFD/MFD have upgraded textures and improved functionality
- All rotary knobs and rheostats have mouse wheel scrolling
- G1000 PFD/MFD with fully animated 3D bezels and pop-out capability. Includes
full-functioning ADF, which receives all 3 HF frequency bands, and
includes NDB loop homing, a feature which virtually all ADF have but is
unique to our ADF in X-Plane.
fully animated 3D cockpit with manipulator controls. Shade Tree Micro
Aviation's Dock which provides control over functions such as the
popped up GPS, opening and closing doors, and raising and lowering
passenger seat backs to increase light cargo storage.
- Both passenger and cargo interiors.
- Detachable cargo pod.
- Tiedown ropes. Airplane will not move with Tiedown engaged. Tiedown works on land or water.
- Storable remove-before-flight flags, inlet covers, pitot tube covers, and wheel chocks.
new airport tug which uses Dock commands or our STMA Remote to maneuver
the airplane into and out of our STMA Hangars or into and out of
parking spots on the ramp.”
strongly recommend adding our ChaseViewDeluxe (CVD) and TrackerXP (TXP)
head tracking plugins to maximize viewing both in the cockpit and in
exterior views. TXP requires only an inexpensive webcam to provide the
same look-around viewing offered by other head trackers at a fraction
of the cost.