VSKYLABS C-47 Skytrain / DC-3 Flying Lab Project

VSKYLABS C-47 Skytrain / DC-3 Flying Lab Project

Part Number:vskylabs-dc3
Your Price:$29.95
The Douglas DC-3/C-47 is a fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner. Its great performance - range of approximately 1500 miles and speed of above 200 Miles per Hour, revolutionized air transportation in the 1930's and 1940's. It is a twin-engine all-metal monoplane, capable of operating from short runways at remote places.
 
It was able to cross the United States, and made transcontinental flights and worldwide flights possible. These characteristics of the DC-3/C-47 are very fascinating, and were one of the triggers to come up with the idea of creating the VSKYLABS C-47 Skytrain FLP (Flying Lab Project) for X-Plane.

More details are available in the project’s page at the VSKYLABS website.

Project's Highlights:

  • Workhorse for DC-3/C-47 pilot skills: Experience authentic flight performance and handling practices (taxi, takeoff, landing, single engine operations, flight planning, long range flights and old school navigation). It is a perfect platform to recreate and fly historic routes using authentic performance and equipment.
  • Fully compatible for VR (with fully featured cockpit for touch controllers operations).
  • Highly Realistic Flight Performance DC-3/C-47 Simulation: Highly accurate performance and handling simulation of the DC-3/C-47, along with a full set of traditional/old school navigation and autopilot systems.
  • Two Variants included: Standard C-47 and XC-47C Amphibious varariant.
  • Equipped with portable Skis for snow operations.
Comprehensive systems:
  • Two speed Supercharger blowers - based on the PW-1830-90C engines model, equipped with lo/hi blowers. The high blower configuration is allowing high altitude cruise.
  • Oxygen system - including crew dilution/regulator, pressure indicator and functional flow-indicator ("Blinker"). Do not forget to enable hypoxia in X-Plane general settings menu.
  • Fire Extinguisher system - including fire indication system. The fire extinguisher control panel is located behind the hinged cover on the cockpit floor, between the pilot/co-pilot seats.
  • Smoke ventilation algorithm is incorporated into the cockpit side-windshields.
  • Damage simulation - engines are sensitive to rapid spool-up. Engine mishandling will result in severe damage to the engine/engine fire. Stressing the airframe will result also in severe damage, following a visual representation of the damages.
  • Engines/propeller systems - designed with fully featured, functioning and authentic propeller feathering system, for highly realistic single engine simulation.
  • Sperry Autopilot - Old school autopilot is configured.
  • Anti-Icing/De-Ice systems.
  • Skis - Animated, incorporated in the flight dynamics model.
  • Rain and Icing conditions visualization.
  • Aircraft handling and performance based on real-world C-47 experience: Aircraft performance and handling qualities were designed and tested in a "Research level" approach and went through a validation process of hundreds of flight testing and evaluation, tested and refined by a real-world C-47 pilot.
Additional features:
  • STMA AutoUpdater plugin included: You always have the most updated project version. Fully automatic.
  • Highly responsive support: Support system to answer all your C-47/DC-3 related questions!
  • Still under development: The project is under constant development, following a long-term development road-map, and also following X-Plane evolving features!

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