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 to operate 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 DC-3/C-47 Flying Performance/Research Lab project for X-Plane.
Thorough instructions, project evolution and design details are available in the project’s page at the VSKYLABS portal.
New: Two variants included
  • DC-3/C-47 Plus XC-47C Amphibious version
VR Ready
  • X-Plane 11 Native VR ready. will be updated as needed
  • Project is 'VR Ready' for use with X-Plane 11 VR functionality is a part of the project aspects which are constantly under evaluation and development for reaching higher level of immersion as the VR features and possibilities are growing.
  • 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.
  • Workhorse for DC-3/C-47 pilot skills: Experience authentic flight performance and handling practices (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.
  • Unique look and feel: There is nothing to hide - the VSKYLABS DC-3/C-47 is a mixture of a simplified yet very engaging design.  
  • Systems - All the relevant systems are being simulated. Here are **some** of the more unique 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's 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's seats.
    • Damage simulation - engines are sensitive to rapid spool-up. Engine abusement 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.
    • Interconnected fire, cockpit smoke and ventilation setup.
    • 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, including icing and rain visualization.
    • Skis - Animated, incorporated in the flight dynamics model.
  • Aircraft Performance: Aircraft performance and handling qualities were designed and tested in a "Research level" approach and went through a validation process of more than 300 hours (up until now) of flight testing and evaluation..stretching X-Plane to its limits.
  • Systems - easy to operate by beginners: All relevant systems are simulated but with the focus on getting the “Flying Lab” airborne without the need to go through a long “ground school”.
  • Still under development: Although "all systems are go!", the initial release version was only the beginning-point of the long-term development plan for the package, which will include continuous work and refinements on the Flight Dynamics Model, systems, and adding/improving 3D modeling qualities.
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Additional Features:
  • Highly responsive support system/forum.
  • The VSKYLABS DC-3/C-47 Flying Lab is a project under constant development. All updates are free.

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