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Offline Michael Concannon /OVA5155

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DC-3 by Airline Heaven: finally, a production DC-3!
« on: October 10, 2020, 08:40:36 AM »
This is Airplane Heaven's new DC-3, for P3D-4.  Available for FSX as well.

This is my repaint, and I must say, the paint kit was barely useful - a series of flat targa files, no layers, and identifying many parts and areas was a Hurculean challenge.

However, it is the first model in modern times (as I can recall) of a true production DC-3.
Manfred Jahn's remarkable freeware DC-3, unfortunately, is a militarized version with a combination of cargo / passenger doors and an astrodome, none of which you can get rid of.

Microsoft's FS DC-3 is pretty good but dated, and repainting it is a real challenge since their is no paint kit, and the mapping from left to right is hard to figure out - impossible for me, anyway.

This AH DC-3 is otherwise a gem. The VC is terrific, it handles very well and it's performance is quite accurate.

Researching this paint job was also a challenge. Many old photos of TWA DC-3's exist - and the number of variations in configuration (doors and windows) and paint scheme are quite noticeable.

This version is a production ,post-WWII ,eight window, left door P&W with a paint job and registration I took from an old, fairly poor photo.

But I'm happy with it until I find something better.
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Offline Marty Barnes / TWVA-KLAX

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Re: DC-3 by Airline Heaven: finally, a production DC-3!
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2020, 02:59:49 PM »
WOW just doesn't seem to do justice to the that paint work.  Most superb job there, sir.  <SALUTE>

Your "Hurculean challenge" most definitely produced excellent results.  As the say down under, gobsmacked!

Offline Charlie Ford/TWVA-CEO

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Re: DC-3 by Airline Heaven: finally, a production DC-3!
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 11:30:31 AM »
I absolutely love the "Lindbergh Line" livery. That would be really cool to see on a mainline aircraft if they were still operating. Outstanding job Mike!

 

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