AWXC47 Cockpit

Aircraft Design

 


 Douglas C-47

The Douglas C-47 is a twin-engined low wing transport aircraft, powered by Twin Wasp R1830-90C engines.

Between 1935 and 1947 Douglas built a total of 10,654 of the type and over 80 years later there are still almost 1,000 in flying condition.

This magnificent aircraft was originally designed by Manfred Jahn, Jan Visser and Team for P3D and is being flown by 100’s of happy P3D/FSX users. At the end of July, Aeroworx obtained the permission to port this aircraft to X-Plane.

Eight weeks later we are releasing the first public beta of the C-47. As its sister project for P3D, this aircraft will remain free-ware for X-Plane 10 and 11.

This aircraft features a fully 3D Vintage Virtual Cockpit, with dozens of mouse click-able animations. The Sperry is the primary autopilot, but for the more “modern” guys, a G530 is available as a pop-up.

Download the Douglas C-47 for X-Plane 11

Download the Douglas C-47 for X-Plane 10


de Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth

The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth is a 1930s British biplane designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company.

In late 1934 50 Tiger Moths of a more refined design, sometimes referred to as the Tiger Moth II, were produced; these aircraft saw the adoption of the de Havilland Gipsy Major engine, capable of generating 130 HP, and the use of plywood decking on the rear fuselage in place of traditional fabric covering the stringers. Throughout the period 1934–1936 production activity was centred upon meeting the demand for military trainers. Civil examples were also being produced at this time. By 1944 8 868 of these aircraft were produced.

Fred Stegmann &  Johan van Wyk with consent from Ant’s Airplanes to use his freeware airplane’s textures.

Download the DH82 Tiger Moth for X-Plane 11

Download the DH82 Tiger Moth for X-Plane 10


 Douglas C47T

This is a modified version of the Manfred Jahn C-47 and his Basler BT-67.  This aircraft is dedicated to Andrew Brown who was part of the this team before his sudden death.

The South African Air Force (SAAF) started its rebuild project at Snake Valley in 1991 converted 38 aircraft, all AMI models.

Main differences between Basler and AMI versions are:

  • Basler built with Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R engine, AMI built with a PT6A-65AR.
  • AMI aircraft exhausts exit on the side of the engine, Basler exhausts exit the engine cowling on top.
  • The engine cowlings differ, Basler are flat on top, where the AMI cowlings are round.

Currently in an advanced state of private beta testing.


 Douglas C-54 Skymaster

The Douglas DC-4 is a four-engine (piston) propeller-driven airliner developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Military versions of the plane, the C-54 and R5D, served during World War II, in the Berlin Airlift and into the 1960’s. From 1945, many civil airlines operated the DC-4 worldwide.

Very few DC-4s remain in service today. The last two passenger DC-4’s operating worldwide are based in Johannesburg, South Africa. They fly with old South African Airways (SAA) colors. They are ZS-AUB “Outeniqua” and ZS-BMH “Lebombo” and are owned by the South African Airways Museum Society and operated by Skyclass Aviation, a company specializing in classic and VIP charters to exotic destinations in Africa.

In a very early stage of development, work has only now started on the cockpit. Alpha test flying has been completed.


North American T-6G Harvard SAAF Classic

The North American Aviation T-6 Harvard is a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), United States Navy, Royal Air Force, and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1970s. It remains a popular warbird aircraft used for airshow demonstrations and static displays. A total of 15,495 T-6s of all variants were built.

This Harvard is in an advanced state of private beta testing.


Spectrem DC-3

This Dakota started life as a C-47B-40-DK. It was delivered to the USAAF on 30 June 1945 before being transferred to the RAF on 2 July 1945 as a Dakota Mk.IV.

It then went on to civilian life in several countries around the globe including a stint with British European Airways on passenger services as G-AMNV in the sixties.

While carrying the civil registration of ZS-ASN, this venerable Dakota became the 11th to be converted to a Basler BT-67 Turbo Dakota and it is now doing electromagnetic survey work all over the globe.

Also in an advanced state of private beta testing.