Golden Age Simulations Douglas RD-4 Dolphin

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X
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The Dolphin originated in 1930 as the 'Sinbad', a pure flying boat without wheels which was intended as a luxurious flying yacht. The Great Depression curtailed any demand for such extravagance, but Douglas managed to interest the US Coast Guard enough to but not only the Sinbad but also 12 Dolphins. Undaunted by the lack of demand, Douglas improved the Sinbad in 1931 so that it could land on water or land and renamed the improved aircraft the 'Dolphin'.
 
A total of 58 aircraft were built, with the first two purchased by Wilmington-Catalina Airlines to fly passengers between Los Angeles and Santa Catalina Island and becoming the first successful Douglas airliners. Subsequent examples were ordered by the US Navy and Coast Guard for use as transports and Search and Rescue craft. The US Army Air Corps ordered several under the designations C-21, C-26, and C-29, and many were eventually ordered for their original use as luxury transports. Owners included William Boeing, the founder of the Boeing Company, and Philip K. Wrigley, the son of the founder of the William Wrigley Jr Company. William K. Vanderbilt bought two with custom interiors for use from the Vanderbilt yacht Alva.
 
Golden Age Simulations has re-created these magnificent aircraft for FSX to be representative of the line of Dolphins and not of any one particular model or owner, providing a historically accurate representation of these Golden Age seaplanes as well as an enjoyable experience for the simulator pilot.
 
This package contains three distinct versions of the aircraft with a total of eight unique and historically accurate liveries.  These include the commercial version most notably flown by Wilmington-Catalina Airlines, the military version and the personal luxury transport flown by William K. Vanderbilt and Bill Boeing.
 
Also included is custom scenery that brings back to life the original Catalina Seaplane Airport on Santa Catalina Island and the Wilmington Terminal at the Port of Los Angeles, the point of origin for the Wilmington-Catalina Airline.  In 1931 Philip Wrigley helped design the unique airport at Hamilton Cove, designed to accommodate the Douglas Dolphin amphibian planes of the Wilmington-Catalina Air Line Ltd. This airport was in continual use until 1941, when WWII brought an end to seaplane operations to Catalina Island. An accurate representation of that facility is included, complete with vintage cars and night lighting.
 
A detailed Flight Instruction manual is included along with a paint kit for those who wish to customise their own Dolphin.

System Requirements:


  • Flight Simulator X (Acceleration, Gold or SP2 required)
  • 2.0GHz or any Dual Core
  • 2.0GB RAM
  • 256MB graphics card
  • Windows 8 / 7 / XP (32-bit or 64-bit) / Vista
  • 618MB hard drive space
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Golden Age Simulations Douglas RD-4 Dolphin
Take to the waves in style with the FSX Douglas Dolphin seaplane, an aircraft which started out as a luxury flying yacht and ended up serving as Douglas' first successful airliner and with the US Coast Guard and Army Air Corps.
 
Three versions of the aircraft are included, in eight paint schemes, along with scenery of the Catalina Seaplane Airport.

Download size: 56MB (learn about downloads)

$24.99
In Stock
Earn 85 points with this purchase