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In 1961, United Dominiums Trust announced its intention to beat the Sydney to London record held by Comet G-ACSS since 1934. Two times Le Mans winning racing driver, Ron Flockhart bought Commonwealth CA-17 Mustang Mk20 ex A68-5 and VH-BVM, and had it prepared for the attempt. The route was Sydney-Alice Springs-Darwin-Sourabaya-Singapore-Rangoon-Calcutta-Karachi-Bahrain-Beriut-Brindisi-Nice-London. Leaving Sydney on February 28, 1961, all went to plan until he diverted from Brindisi to Athens due to bad weather. At Athens the engine overheated and blew a head gasket whilst awaiting a delayed clearance from Athens ATC. The attempt was abandoned, Lockhart flying on to London by airliner. He was three days ahead of the record at the time. G-ARKD was later damaged by fire whilst being taxied at Athens and subsequently cut up for scrap. However, not all the bits made it to the scrappers and are being used in a rebuild of G-ARKD in the UK. Painted on to AF Scrub's modified AlphaSim P-51 Mustang this is my homage to a remarkable attempt. Sadly you don't get the exhaust smoke unless the lights are on. This may also work in P3D.
Posted Dec 14, 2022 12:09 by turbodak
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Updates consists of extra Cockpit sounds for standard FS events but also for custom gauges. Added are 2 extra liveries, some gauges has been enhanced like Auto Pilot and clock, and new VC cameras. Extra documentation including kneeboard files has been included. Modifications has been tested okay in Prepar3D v4+ Note that this is not the complete aircraft, you need to have installed the Piper PA-28 Arrow III for FSX and P3D4 by Rien Cornelissen.
Posted Dec 12, 2022 10:57 by Flanker256
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Jim Bede's first design was originally intended for home assembly. However, no kits were produced and certification as a fully assembled aircraft was long and expensive. This ended with Jim Bede being removed from the company and it being renamed American Aviation. They developed the prototype into the AA-1 Yankee Clipper and the AA-1 Trainer. Grumman bought the company in 1971 renaming it Grumman American, and produced the AA-1B Trainer and TR-2. Gulfstream bought the company in 1977 and upped the power from 108HP to 115HP in the AA-1C. AA-1 production ceased in 1978, with the current type certificate being held by True Flight Holdings LLC. Painted on to Ron Watson's excellent AA-1C, this represents a one owner aircraft, delivered in 1975 with its registration expiring on 21st March 2018; a total of 43 years of service!
Posted Dec 8, 2022 07:46 by turbodak
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Ship number 293 was delivered to the US Navy on July 22, 1953, as 131910 and assigned to NAS Bermuda. July 13, 1970 saw her retirement from the service and storage at Davis -Monthan. Civilian life meant registration as N7052J and a variety of owners before being sold to International Test Pilots School, London, Ontario, retaining her US registration. Painted onto Greg Pepper and Michael Verlin's Grumman HU-16, I have used the default DC-3 panel to give 293 a flavor of her age, along with the default Beech Baron radio as a gesture towards modernisation. On this model there is also engine smoke from both engines on start-up.
Posted Nov 30, 2022 03:47 by turbodak
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Edited mooney_bravo_t.dds files for the stock liveries. Editing is done for both the Prepar3D files and the Ms FSX files (although I think there is hardly a difference). Edited part is the wing step texture part on the right wing. I did repaint it because I did not like the stock paintings wing step parts which did seem to me as kind of a tarmac part. See the images for yourself. I hope you'll find these repaints useful.
Posted Nov 29, 2022 20:23 by Flanker256
18.38Mb (120 downloads)
This is a repaint pack for the Grumman S2A Tracker by Milton Shupe. This will cover the last of the CDF Green Machines used from the late 70's to mid 80s. Works in FSX and P3D. Tankers added are 90, 91(Orange stripes), 92(orange stripes), 93(Orange stripes), 94, 96, 100.
Posted Nov 28, 2022 01:12 by Delta
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This is a repaint pack for the Grumman S2A Tracker by Milton Shupe. This will cover more of the CDF Green Machines used from the late 70's to mid 80s. Works in FSX and P3D. Tankers added are 70, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78(Orange stripes), and 80.There will be one more pack of the green machines.
Posted Nov 28, 2022 01:06 by Delta
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This is a texture fix pack for my first CDF Green Machine pack, #3 in the series of 5 for the S2A. Read me included. Drag and drop to overwrite existing files and you're done.
Posted Nov 28, 2022 00:46 by Delta
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Initially registered N5375C, D-IDOS was delivered to Hansa Luftbild in May 1984. Unusual amongst survey aircraft in having two openings in the cabin floor allowing clients to use two high precision remote sensors during a single flight saving both time and money. Such flexibility enables aerial image capture and laser scanning to be done at the same time. Painted on to Mike Stone's Cessna 404 Titan, this works in both FS2004 and FSX and may work in FS2002.
Posted Nov 24, 2022 12:49 by turbodak
6.59Mb (154 downloads)
Texture files of a new livery for the stock Mooney Bravo (M20M) as delivered with FSX and later Prepar3D. This livery will work in FSX and all versions of P3D. It's a fictional painting inspired on a real Mooney as seen on picture FSX Mooney Bravo_.jpg (in livery folder). That picture was extracted from a Mooney checklist I found on internet. To install the livery see file: Cfg.txt Happy flights.
Posted Nov 23, 2022 01:55 by Flanker256