FS2004 Default DC-3 Taxi Fix

Allows the default Douglas DC3 to be modified to allow the plane to taxi with precision. By John Hinson.

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Allows the default Douglas DC3 to be modified to allow the plane to taxi with precision. By John Hinson.

Screenshot of Default DC-3 taxiing to runway.

Screenshot of Default DC-3 taxiing to runway.

If you find it difficult to taxi the default Douglas DC-3 in FS2004 with any kind of precision, this small modification will solve your problems.

In reality, the DC-3 is steered by means of differential engine and brake power but Microsoft's implementation of this, whilst a fine attempt at accuracy, is hard to manage with the precision that real pilots can, owing to the limitations of keyboard and joystick control. Those fortunate enough to have separate throttle levers and rudder/brake pedals will not need this file.

This modification allows the DC-3 to behave as if it had a steerable tail-wheel (which they did not have), allowing the steering to be controlled by the FS2004 rudder control. If you don't have a joystick with a twist function for this, you can still steer with accuracy by use of the ailerons. Effectively, you steer the plane on the ground like you would in the air - fortunately it won't bank on corners, though!

The archive dc3-taxi.zip has 5 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
FILE_ID.DIZ10.07.03111 B
readme.txt10.07.032.07 kB
taxi.gif10.07.036.15 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
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