DH.104 Dove Mk.2
This early example was fitted with a clear Perspex roof cockpit and clear Perspex 'Cock’s comb' aerial, a characteristic signature of the early Doves and Devons.
DH.104 Dove Mk5/6
The cockpit now had a solid plastic/fibre roof which was painted. Many of these versions were continually upgraded in service and went on to fly with private companies as air taxis and executive transports. In this simulation you will also find a Mk.6 with modern avionics for those wishing to have modern conveniences in their classic.
DH.104 Dove Mk.8
The last version of the Gypsy Queen powered Doves, built primarily for the US market. The cockpit roof was lengthened and the roof aerials removed in favour of more modern types.
DH Devon C Mk.1 and Sea Devon C Mk. 20
As operated by the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. These examples have the military specification cockpits, designed for a single pilot and navigator/engineer seats. The copilot had a large DeccaLog analogue flight recorder with moving pen and a complex system of dials and controls to plot the flight.
DH Devon C20 RNZAF
This is a unique variant of the Devon, built specifically for the Royal New Zealand Air Force. It is fitted with a large navigation Plexiglass dome atop the fuselage and a big viewing bubble in the forward starboard window. The wings are dominated by two three-mast aerial arrays mounted on the top surfaces and below the nose is a long tube which houses the 'LongWire' antenna, a navigational training aid.
ANALOGUE AND DIGITAL AVIONICS
In the included Dove Mk.6 there are two versions of the avionics: a conventional analogue set and a modern set of digital avionics for comms and navigation use, including a handy flight monitoring computer. Digital avionics default in the Dove Mk.8.
A set of six high quality liveries are included:
Type – Dove Mk.6 Early
Registration number – G-AOFI
Type – Dove Mk.8
Registration number – D-INKA
In the simulation this model is fitted with a set of modern digital avionics.
Royal Air Force Transport Command
Type - Devon C Mk.1
Registration number – VP981
Type – Sea Devon C Mk.20
Registration number – XJ348
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Type – Devon
Registration number – NZ1803
South Australia Air Taxi
Type – Dove Mk.6B
Registration number – VH-RCI
In the simulation there are two models with the South Australia Air Taxi livery. One has the conventional analogue avionics and the other is fitted with a set of modern digital avionics.
The cockpit is very atmospheric with either a full set of period instruments and analogue avionics or a mix of period instruments and modern avionics, depending on the model that you are flying.
There are three types of Virtual cockpit:
Civilian - analogue avionics
Civilian - modern avionics
Devon Military cockpit
The suite of modern avionics consists of:
KAP 140 autopilot
GNS 430 GPS
Bendix/King KR 87 transponder
GTX 328 flight computer
GNC 255 NAV radio
GMA 340 audio panel
Finely tuned flight dynamics
Comprehensive PDF manual with panel guide and checklists.
An authentic sound enhances the period flying.
A Pro quality paintkit enables you to create your own favourite schemes (Photoshop or compatible program required).