DC-6B - Legends of Flight (Download)

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X

The DC-6B was the epitome of the radial piston engine passenger aircraft. Powerful, noisy and smoky on engine start-up, the DC-6B was flown all over the world and opened up air travel on every continent. Originally designed in 1944 as the XC-112 military transport aircraft, the DC-6B was reworked into a civilian aircraft in order to compete with Lockheed’s Constellation. The aircraft was a true success story, with some of the 700 aircraft that were built still in service today, predominantly in cargo roles.

The DC-6B was also used heavily by the United States Air Force and Navy, known as the C-118B or VC-118 in military service, even serving as Air Force One.

Developed by the classic airliner experts at Aeroplane Heaven, DC-6B Legends of Flight was built exclusively for Flight Simulator X. Fully functional virtual cockpits, detailed passenger cabins and numerous exterior animations make this a true legend of flight!

  • Highly detailed exterior model featuring boarding stairs, service vehicles and other advanced animations
  • High-quality interactive 3D virtual cockpit (VC)
  • Highly detailed authentic liveries  
  • High quality sound set
  • Accurate flight dynamics, based on real-world data and tested by real-world pilots

MODELS

  • Domestic Day-plane (5 window) - Non-radar - No Spinners
  • Domestic Day-plane (5 window) - Radar - Spinners
  • Intercontinental (4 window) - Radar - No Spinners
  • Intercontinental (4 window) - Radar - Spinners


FEATURES

  • Operating passenger and cargo doors
  • Full flyable virtual cockpit
  • Specular map to give realistic light effect on aircraft
  • A great set of bump maps to give a more realistic 3D feeling to the livery sets
  • Multiple viewpoints
  • Passenger boarding steps and ground crew vehicle customised to each airline
  • Stewardess figure in doorway.
  • Engine covers, chocks, fluttering pre-flight flags and control surface chocks
  • Fully detailed interior with complete passenger section and stewardess
  • High-fidelity sound set showcasing the distinctive Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp engines
  • Comprehensive 60-page manual - English & German


PANEL AND VIRTUAL COCKPIT FEATURES

  • Highly functional and accurate VC, shadow textured as appropriate
  • All switches, knobs and levers animated, most with bespoke animations
  • Authentic fuel selection system for each engine and water/methanol injection system included
  • NB: Virtual cockpit only; no 2D panel is included


LIVERIES

Four models and ten highly detailed and authentic international airline liveries in super-resolution:

Domestic Day-plane (5 window) - Non-radar - No Spinners

  • United Air Lines - Circa 1957
  • American Airlines - Circa 1956

Domestic Day-plane (5 window) - Radar - Spinners

  • Sterling - Circa 1968
  • Northwest - Circa 1956
  • Intercontinental (4 window) - Radar - No Spinners
  • Balair - Circa 1966
  • JAL - Circa 1960
  • Sabena - Circa 1968
  • Intercontinental (4 window) - Radar – Spinners
  • Red Bull - Circa 2011
  • Pan Am - Circa 1961
  • British Eagle - Circa 2011

A layered, tiled paint kit is supplied so you can create your own liveries (suitable additional paint program such as Photoshop required).


SPECIAL EFFECTS

  • Touchdown tyre smoke effects
  • Engine start smoke/flame effects


TEXTURE ARTWORK

  • Highly detailed texture mapping without compromising frame rates.
  • FSX DX10 preview compatible
  • Bump mapping
  • Specular maps
  • Night maps

 
FLIGHT DYNAMICS (FDE)

  • Custom designed flight dynamics; tested by real-world pilots
  • Full checklists and reference files are provided

"Excellent internal and external modelling, good frame rates and a very well behaved aircraft to fly... VC switches and gauges are neatly executed... The various livery textures have been meticulously prepared and applied carefully... The attention to detail with the engines, landing gear, aerials, etc. is very impressive" Mutley's Hangar (9/10, Best Historic Aircraft in End of Year Awards 2012)

System Requirements:


  • Flight Simulator X (Acceleration, SP2 and Direct X 10 preview compatible)
  • 3.0GHz PC or any Dual Core
  • 1.0GB RAM
  • 256Mb 3D graphics card
  • Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
  • 910MB hard drive space
Usual Price: $29.99
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Packshot for DC-6B - Legends of Flight (Download) This great new collection of DC-6B passenger airliners includes the Intercontinental four-window model and the five-window Domestic day plane variant both with and without radar and propeller spinners.

Pilots can enjoy high quality 3D virtual cockpits, ten stunning liveries, custom flight dynamics, a high fidelity sound set for the distinctive Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp engines and a comprehensive manual with flight tutorial.

Download size: 210MB (learn about downloads)

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