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Best Bush flying planes?
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Posted 15 February 2005 - 11:49 AM
The Beaver has the looks and feel of a real Bush aircraft IMHO and I love the Aerosoft version, mostly because of it's flying characteristics. The VC is not impressive, but I've removed some "unnecessary" windows from the vc to get smoother gauges, and swapped the modern instrument with some new ones from Flight1 172, so it's ok.The fun with it is the STOL capacaties, in replay it looks more like a helicopter ;)With skis, floats, amphibian and even tundra wheels there's no place you can't land it.Hey
Posted 15 February 2005 - 02:55 AM
Y'all can find 'er here: http://www.fsnordic.net/ go to file library, then flight simulator, then aircraft and finally general aviation. It's the very first listing. Be sure to get all the bits (updates)-------------------Racartronit means something, but I just can't remember what
Posted 14 February 2005 - 10:58 PM
Maule M-7-260 by Mikko Maliniemi and Tomas Foosnes et al.This is one of the finest freeware aircraft I have ever downloaded. Available in a variety of models including floatplane. For some reason I cannot find the link to it in the AVSIM library which is where I'm sure I originally got it. It does seem to be available at "all nodes busy."Jeff
Posted 14 February 2005 - 10:26 PM
Pilatus PC6 from FSD International Payware is just about king in my book (and a real world competitor as well). Haul just about anything you can get into it, and get out of anywhere.Freeware: Just about any Dehavilland aircraft short of the Dash7 and 8. (i.e. DHC2 Beavers and DHC-6 Twin Otters). There are some payware models as well which have a good track record as far as I know, but I am afraid I do not have them.The following might be a good starting place. I think most are hear on AvSim, but there may be some on FlightSim.DHC-2 Beavers: bvrwhlv2.zip; bvrfltv2.zip; dhc2_04w.zip; and for an amphibian, dhc2amppv2.zipDHC-6 Twin Otters: d6skyb42.zip; dhc-6_c-fopi_(amphihie).zip with all_dhc-6.zip for FS9); d6tam_24.zip; cc138w24.zip; d6pak05.zip; dh6_amor.zip Good luck:RTH
Posted 14 February 2005 - 08:52 PM
The only bush plane that I own is the RealAir scout. Great plane. You can actually side slip and spin the airplane. Comes in a taildragger and float version. Fun to fly the taildragger version. Great short field landing plane. With full flaps and side slipping, you only need a few hundred foot runway. Full clickable VC. Gauges are easy to read. Very nice exterior model. See the Avsim review. Got 4.5 stars.Again though, I have not tried out other bush planes. There are not that many payware ones.Scott
Posted 14 February 2005 - 08:46 PM
Hi all,Can anyone suggest a few of the best Bush planes out there? Payware or Freeware, but as long as they have everything, full panels, real systems, and accurate flight dynamics, and of course great external models. I've heard that Aerosoft's DH2 Beaver is pretty awesome. I'm currently in a transistion stage, going from complex airliners to a more hands on style of flying. I'll be getting the Misty Fjords scenery soon and I need the perfect plane for it. Any suggestions?Thanks so much,Jeff USAF
Posted 19 February 2005 - 05:35 PM
For ultra-short field operations I like Tim Piglet's Fi-156 Storch (search the internet for fi156_fs.zip and fi156tex.zip)or it's modern day version, the Morane Saulnier 500 and 505 (available here on AVSIM:
).The Storch's appearance is something else and it's great fun to land it crossways on a runway, with some headwind.RegardsOliver
Posted 18 February 2005 - 10:16 PM
I dunno, the visual model of the Aerosoft Beaver looks great to me. I can't comment on the realism of the flight model since I have no real world eqperience in the Beaver, but I will say from the perspective of flyability, it handles great. Growing up on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska near Kenai (12 miles from it), I used to watch these things fly over head in masses. Hehe.I like the Aerosoft Beaver, Maule M-7-260, Piper Super Pacer, Piper Pacer, the freeware Scout, Junkers JU-52 (probably buchered that ones model number), defualt DC-3 and J-3 cub, and Bill Lyons' Waco.----------------------------------------------------------------John S. MorganReal World: KGEG, UND Aerospace Spokane Satillite, Private 130+ hrs.Virtual: MSFS 2004"There is a feeling about an airport that no other piece of ground can have. No matter what the name of the country on whose land it lies, an airport is a place you can see and touch that leads to a reality that can only be thought and felt." - The Bridge Across Forever: A Love Story by Richard Bach
Posted 18 February 2005 - 04:27 PM
>The Beaver has the looks and feel of a real Bush aircraft>IMHO and I love the Aerosoft version, mostly because of it's>flying characteristics. The VC is not impressive, but I've>removed some "unnecessary" windows from the vc to get smoother>gauges, and swapped the modern instrument with some new ones>from Flight1 172, so it's ok.>>The fun with it is the STOL capacaties, in replay it looks>more like a helicopter ;)>>With skis, floats, amphibian and even tundra wheels there's no>place you can't land it.>>Hey
Posted 17 February 2005 - 04:32 PM
Donny AKA ShalomarFly 2 ROCKS!!!Pilatus made a follow on to the PC6, the PC12. Great combination of speed, load carrying, IFR and STOL performance. Powerfull thrust reverse equipped nose dragger. Pressurised cabin, has a flat rated turbine good for high altitude ops and prop RPM sets automatically, throttle quadrant management is easier than a Cessna 172! Condition lever has three settings; cutoff, taxi and FLY. Can cruise 250 kts plus at 25,000 feet 1500 NM range and does approaches at about 70 kts in a pinch. If I hit lottery it would become my personal plane in RL.Best Regards, Donny:-wave
Posted 16 February 2005 - 11:46 AM
>Wow, lots of replies, thanks a lot everyone! Awesome paint>on that last post also.>>Thanks again all>JeffWell, here I was happy with my PMDG 737 and Flight 1 ATR, and flying stock scenery plus the Norway Scenery add-on. I started reading this thread the other day, and the next thing you know I am flying the default C-182 around Alaska . I decided that Alaska is really a great place to fly, and probably would be really great with some new scenery. Anyway, last night I came home from work and downloaded Misty Fjords. Well, after flying the C-182 around Misty Fjords, I decided that I needed a plane that fit the enviornment better, ( maybe something that I could floats on , on occasion, so this morning I am back on the computer downloading the Aerosoft Beaver...........Oh well, it's only money :)