You may be right in what concerns the compatibility of FSX with P3D, but I have to test that. In any case, at least for the registration, it will be easy to follow the description under "Procedures and Information". This will be easy for the test flight, but for the flights in the rally it would be much better to have flight files.
I am not feeling very happy with the DC-3 panel I have for P3D. In previous GAAR Rallies I have used the MAAM DC-3 under FS9 and that was nice. I will try to make the test flight using the DC-3, but if I do not feel happy with it I am considering using the Beech Baron 58 (first flight in 1961). Could someone please confirm that this aircraft is eligible for the Rally?
I had this freeware C-47 in FSX and was very happy right up until November 2016, when my computer died a terrible death. I got a new Jetline computer. The Jetline guy recommended that I buy it pre-loaded with P3Dv3, which I did. I re-downloaded my MY C-47, which I believe was the V3.12 Beta. Installation into P3Dv3 was easy. Later I upgraded to the C-47 V3.14 Beta, which had really cool instrument lighting, plus a few other features. My only hassle was after I upgraded to P3Dv4. I had to download a special file to get sounds back. It's all on the P3Dv4 forum at Sim Outhouse: P3Dv4 discussion right after v4 came out (scroll down to post #39); sound fix for MJ C-47 in P3Dv4. Don't sweat those last two links if you don't plan on getting P3Dv4.
OK, back to stuff about the MJ C-47: MJ C-47 Livery Thread. Got a favorite airline, or a favorite military C-47? Chances are it's there.
I wouldn't have bothered to track down all those links and post them here if I didn't really like the MJ C-47. If Ernest K. Gann flew a flight simulator, and he wanted to fly a DC-3, I am sure he'd be flying the Manfred Jahn C-47 V3.14. Check out my screenshots in the GAAR 2017 and BCAR 2017 forums.
Thanks Allan for your reply. As I have been suggested the MJ C-47, I have installed it and I am more or less happy with it. I have been adapting myself to this aircraft and hope to run the Test Flight today or tomorrow.
Post by gooneybird565 on Jan 26, 2018 12:37:23 GMT
Hi, Domingos, If you want to come to some flights figures closer to what you had with the MAAM-SIM R4D (cruise speed, and fuel flow mainly), there are some variations in the aircraft.cfg of the C-47 you might like to try, although I did not up to now succeed in reducing substantially the C-47 climb speed... Hereunder my own tweaks :
[GeneralEngineData] engine_type = 0 //0=Piston, 1=Jet, 2=None, 3=Helo-Turbine, 4=Rocket, 5=Turboprop Engine.0 = -9.50, -11.3, -2.3 //(feet) longitudinal, lateral, vertical distance from reference datum Engine.1 = -9.50, 11.3, -2.3 //(feet) longitudinal,lateral, vertical distance from reference datum ;fuel_flow_scalar= 0.82 //adj. to 625 HP @5000 ft 80 USG/hr (original value) <--- fuel_flow_scalar= 0.85 //adjust for total 90 USG/hr. @5000 ft (moded value) <--- min_throttle_limit = 0.0 //Minimum percent throttle. Generally negative for turbine reverser master_ignition_switch = 1 //Master Ignition Switch
[piston_engine] ;power_scalar = 0.946 //adjustment to 1200 HP //Piston power scalar (original value) <--- power_scalar = 1.100 //adjustment to 140 kts //Piston power scalar (moded value) <--- cylinder_displacement= 130.71 //Cubic inches per cylinder
Now, if you do not want P3D to record your C-47 flights as amphibian into the P3D flight logbook, you have to comment out two lines into the [contact points] section : //point.10=4, -18.65, -9.1, -4.5, 1500, 0, 0.00, 0, 0.50, 3.00, 0.50, 0.0, 0.0, 4.0, 0.0, 0.0 //point.11=4, -18.65, 9.1, -4.5, 1500, 0, 0.00, 0, 0.50, 3.00, 0.50, 0.0, 0.0, 4.0, 0.0, 0.0
The way the C-47 is modelled, you can not include the FT Timer directly into the panel. But you can add a pop-up window into the panel.cfg to call the relevant gauge, provided you have already this gauge into your "gauges" folder (at my side, using Shift + 7 to call this window...).
Caution, I have reduced the background of the original gauge, and can send the gauge to you if you let me have a mail address (direct as enclosed file, or via dropbox or wetransfer).
Herebelow my own GAAR panel.cfg. Only check inside about [Window06]. I have P3D v4.1, and consequently my panel calls the x64 Doug Dawson gauges...
// This Panel.cfg file created by FS Panel Studio panel editor utility - www.fspanelstudio.com // Built Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 15:50 FSPS Build:20207 // changed Aug 10 HN // changed Sep 3 HN // changed Sep 11 HN // changed Oct 16 MJ
[Window Titles] Window00=Main Panel Window01=Fuel and Payload Window02=Control Panel Window03=Monitor Window04=Clipboard Window05=GPS Window06=FT Timer Window10=Monitor Help Window11=Keys
A little debate has started within WestWind Airlines as to if the King Air 350 is eligible for the GAAR or Not. I believe it is because the King Air 350 first flight is 1972 making it eligible, but others say it is not because it is just a modified King Air, But I believe that dose not disqualify it. So I figured I would go to the source and get a "Official" ruling.