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 Post subject: DC-3 for P3D
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:27 pm 
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Is there a decent DC-3 for P3d4.1 yet? If you had a DC-3, the Connie, the Comanche, the AT-6 and maybe a pressurized GA twin that would be a pretty good group of airplanes. A P-51, B377 and T-33 would just be extra icing on the cake.

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 Post subject: Re: DC-3 for P3D
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:14 pm 
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bullfox wrote:
Is there a decent DC-3 for P3d4.1 yet? If you had a DC-3, the Connie, the Comanche, the AT-6 and maybe a pressurized GA twin that would be a pretty good group of airplanes. A P-51, B377 and T-33 would just be extra icing on the cake.
The freeware version by Manfrey Jagn alos works beautifully in v4.1.

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 Post subject: Re: DC-3 for P3D
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:16 pm 
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I also recommend you check out the C47/DC3 by Manfred Jahn - you'll need the patches to get it to v3.14 to work perfectly in P3Dv4.1 and I believe it's only available at Sim Outhouse.

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 Post subject: Re: DC-3 for P3D
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:41 pm 
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Hi.
As stated above the Manfred Jahn C47 v3.14 with update fix to park vor needles horizontal with no signal which brings it to mod state v3.1401 , and for P3Dv4 you will need the new 64 bit sound mod as well , link below.
http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/s ... =c47+p3dv4
regards alan. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: DC-3 for P3D
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:13 pm 
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Manfred Jahn C-47! She works just fine in FSX, P3Dv3, v4, and v4.1!

Here is a link to the discussion on the Sim-Outhouse forum: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php/104655-FSX-FSX-SE-P3D-Douglas-C-47R-Skytrain-V3-14-Beta-zip.

This is a beta, but a really great beta! The original file came out around Feb 21, 2017, and minor updates have been posted. Check further discussions at http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php/104728-Update-Douglas_C-47_Beta_V3-14-feedback-and-support-topic/page3?highlight=Douglas_C-47_Beta_V3.1405.zip. Here is the forum topic in which the V3.14 fixes are discussed: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php/105016-Douglas_C-47_Beta_V3-14_Fixes-zip?highlight=Douglas_C-47_Beta_V3.14_Fixes.zip.

I'm looking at my downloads right now. I have the original file, Douglas_C-47_Beta_V3.1405.zip, dated 2/25/2017.

Next I have the file that fixes a number of small glitches: Douglas_C-47_Beta_V3.14_Fixes.zip.

There are plenty of liveries available for the MJ C-47. I like the nondescript "Private" livery: douglas_c47_v3_private_livery.zip, but sometimes I fly her in the DC-3 Airlines livery: DCA_Liveries_MJ_C-47_V2.zip, this last takes some minor tweaking in the aircraft.cfg files, but that is all described on the DC-3 Airways forums.

This is just about the only non-A2A airplane that I fly. I've flown it in the recent rallys put on by Bluegrass Airlines http://bluegrassairlines.com/.

Sorry for this long-winded post. Here are a couple pictures of my C-47:

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 Post subject: Re: DC-3 for P3D
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:34 am 
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Can't recommend the aforementioned freeware Manfred Jahn DC-3 enough. Not only does it look good and feel good, but this DC-3 package has flight dynamics programmed by the legendary Alexander Metzger. Also, there is an interactive voice checklist system in addition to voice crew callouts, and both work flawlessly. The whole thing is incredibly addictive, especially if one is already an Accusim affectionado (I have to believe the DC-3 developers took inspiration from A2A). Oil temperature and CHT are both properly modeled, and you'll have problems with managing both if you don't watch your power setting and airpeed/cowl flaps properly.

And it's all FREE!


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 Post subject: Re: DC-3 for P3D
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:44 am 
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Paughco wrote:

Next I have the file that fixes a number of small glitches: Douglas_C-47_Beta_V3.14_Fixes.zip.



Holy krap, I hadn't realized there was a hotfix package available!!!!!! This made my day, thank you! :P


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 Post subject: Re: DC-3 for P3D
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:02 pm 
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Hard to believe A2A or PMDG hasn't done one thus far.

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 Post subject: Re: DC-3 for P3D
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:42 pm 
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@Tufun,

Really no need anymore for any commercial developer to release a DC-3 at his point. Manfred Jahn's Dakota is good enough for we hardcore realism simmers at this stage, and quite frankly I'd hate to see a freeware project of this magnitude have any 'competition' from payware packages. Since there is realistically only one real choice of a DC-3 for either FSX or P3D now, the enthusiasm level stays high with both the users and the developers. This goes a long way in keeping a freeware development team motivated.

Plus, no one has to deal with Robert Randazzo making those stupid updates on the Avsim forum about PMDG's next project release, "Captains, we have a lot news about the DC-3"; "at this point we can't project a release date"; "testing should start soon"; "we ran into some unforeseen problems"; "we are looking towards a release date sometime in 2027". Meanwhile, Nazi-in-residence Kyle Rogers goes into high gear beratating people for asking about it and not signing their names to posts. No, thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: DC-3 for P3D
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:58 pm 
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Actually, if any payware developer was to take on a DC-3, I'd like it to be PMDG. They'd probably model RSR's own Tabitha May, which, if so, would give us a nicely modernized version alongside the Manfred/Jan et. al. vintage aircraft.

There's also the possibility that they might tap Alexander for the flight dynamics - he's responsible for the PMDG DC-6 - so there'd be a family resemblance.

Happy to dream about it, anyway.

I agree that there's no point in a payware developer taking on a well-worn C-47 - any developer would be very hard pressed to match what the freeware aircraft delivers.

Side note - FWIW, I have no trouble with PMDG's forum "house style." Of course, the fact that I'm a third-generation native New Yorker might have something to do with it.

Whaddya whaddya? 8)

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 Post subject: Re: DC-3 for P3D
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:51 pm 
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Hobart Escin wrote:
@Tufun,

Really no need anymore for any commercial developer to release a DC-3 at his point. Manfred Jahn's Dakota is good enough for we hardcore realism simmers at this stage, and quite frankly I'd hate to see a freeware project of this magnitude have any 'competition' from payware packages. Since there is realistically only one real choice of a DC-3 for either FSX or P3D now, the enthusiasm level stays high with both the users and the developers. This goes a long way in keeping a freeware development team motivated.

Plus, no one has to deal with Robert Randazzo making those stupid updates on the Avsim forum about PMDG's next project release, "Captains, we have a lot news about the DC-3"; "at this point we can't project a release date"; "testing should start soon"; "we ran into some unforeseen problems"; "we are looking towards a release date sometime in 2027". Meanwhile, Nazi-in-residence Kyle Rogers goes into high gear beratating people for asking about it and not signing their names to posts. No, thank you.


Couldn't agree more, if all freeware was as good as the DC3 I'm afraid there would not be any payware available. Catch 22



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 Post subject: Re: DC-3 for P3D
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:02 pm 
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TuFun wrote:
Hard to believe A2A or PMDG hasn't done one thus far.


They haven't tried because they can't compete with the Manfred Jahn and crew version as well as the TuFun sound!! LOL

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 Post subject: Re: DC-3 for P3D
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:28 pm 
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Hobart Escin wrote:
@Tufun,

Plus, no one has to deal with Robert Randazzo making those stupid updates on the Avsim forum about PMDG's next project release, "Captains, we have a lot news about the DC-3"; "at this point we can't project a release date"; "testing should start soon"; "we ran into some unforeseen problems"; "we are looking towards a release date sometime in 2027". Meanwhile, Nazi-in-residence Kyle Rogers goes into high gear beratating people for asking about it and not signing their names to posts. No, thank you.


This board needs "like" buttons... :D

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 Post subject: Re: DC-3 for P3D
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:33 pm 
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Alky wrote:
TuFun wrote:
Hard to believe A2A or PMDG hasn't done one thus far.


They haven't tried because they can't compete with the Manfred Jahn and crew version as well as the TuFun sound!! LOL


Thank you, glad you enjoy the radial sound set, second set I've ever did. Trying to cobble sounds from youtube is probably the only disadvantage I have, were is A2A and PMDG would record the actual aircraft radial sounds and have a professional sound man to put it all together.

Same with my Photoshop skills and watching youtube videos to figure how to use it. So thought I would add a tiny little bit of detail seen in these pics. Mind you this just for me to check the rivets/panel alignments. Been working off and on for over a year. Reason is no skills in Photoshop and did the use the old method of creating rivets, now all redone the Photoshop method. Use PaintNet in the beginning.

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 Post subject: Re: DC-3 for P3D
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:39 pm 
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I am using FSX boxed. Can't get the repaints for the V3 version of the C-47 to work in my install. They show up on the select aircraft screen but won't load into the sim. Anyone know what might be going on.


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