C-47 Skytrain

Treated myself to the Vskylabs DC-3/C-47… Man what a fantastic add-on!
Anyone else flying this thing?

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From time to time I feel I need some multi-piston-engine relax.

I have that freeware C47

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It is probably my choice vintage aircraft for long distance treks… It was my ride from Mildenhall to Melbourne in last year’s McRoberton Air Race trek. :sunglasses:

Must try that one as well.

It [ AWX C47 ] has definitely very nice pit for freeware.

Btw some older news [ from yesterday :wink: ]

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I guess no one wants to do any other aircraft?

I mean, I’m not sure whats going on here but, does market research only seem to indicate that there are 3 or 4 viable, profitable planes that can be modeled?

I am (was?) excited to see the AirFloiLabs version (given that they have cool walk-around features in the 172 and King Air products that they have) but VSkyLabs and LeadingEdge are both solid.

Given that TorqueSim and Nimbus both threw out BN-2 Islanders… is everyone* having a big 'ole direct competition battle royale?

  • And by everyone, I only mean these 5 (so far) :slight_smile:

I guess in the end developers will start complaining that it is not profitable any more to develop for Xplane. That’s the inevitable end result on this dev route imo.

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Why can’t someone make a C-47 for DCS or IL-2 GB?
I want to fly a WWII paradrop mission for the allies, for once…
I guess I can always do a ”Where Eagles dare” scenario. :wink:

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This may be a Day-1 purchase for me if AirFoilLab has the same level of detail as their King Air!

This will also fit nicely into an AH2XP hanger :slight_smile:

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Ooooph…I love me some Airfoil Labs King Air…but there is already a free Aeroworx DC-3, a very nice VSkyLabs one, and a really nice one by LES (Leading Edge Designs). I just feel like that area is very well covered. I wish they would so something like a DHC-4 or an early CASA 212 or something.

Best of luck to them though…their King Air does set the standard!

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Sigh…with so many great aircraft to choose from, they had to go with the C47. Why not the C46 Commando or the DC4? A Connie? There are so many iconic and interesting choices that we don’t already have covered in XP11.

Edit>. Having said the above, I’m pretty sure the Airfoil Labs C47 will be the definitive X-Plane DC3/C47, and I will most likely still be buying it even if I would rather they developed a different aircraft instead.

Or…a C-119!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild_C-119_Flying_Boxcar

Mudspike Air Cargo flag ship?

Oh well.

I have several inebriated hours at the controls of one: We found one a few miles from the runway (in AK) that had crashed from too large a load of salmon (the story told, made sense). So being the enterprising type’s we were (bored), we talked the ‘heavy lift’ guys into straightening it out with a bulldozer. So,some tarps; few batteries; duck-tape, and viola! - a clubhouse with atmosphere.

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