FS2004 Short S.45 Solent 3

Preview A flying boat airliner of 1946, in service with BOAC until 1950 on the 'Springbok' route to South Africa. By Jens B. Kristensen.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
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A flying boat airliner of 1946, in service with BOAC until 1950 on the 'Springbok' route to South Africa. By Jens B. Kristensen.

Screenshot of Short S.45 Solent 3 on the Thames.

Screenshot of Short S.45 Solent 3 on the Thames.


Just unzip this archive to the Flight Simulator 9\aircraft folder. Remember to 'use folder names' when unzipping.


The stock FS2004 DC-3 sounds are used. Replace with more interesting propliner sounds if you wish.

The gauges are to a large extent default gauges of Flight Simulator 2004. The fuel gauges are by Jay Crawford 1999. Magneto switches, starter buttons, prop feathering buttons flap indicator and engine gauges are by Mike (MoparMike) Wagner. Please read his original readme files in the \panel folder.

The pilot figure is borrowed from the LA-7 sample project included with FSDS2.

This plane was made with FSDS 2.24, the textures with Paint Shop Pro and DxtBmp.

Good luck flying the Short Solent!

Images & Screenshots

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The archive sol_3_v1.zip has 53 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.

Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Aircraft.cfg07.19.058.69 kB
At T Bridge.jpg07.19.0580.51 kB
FileID.diz07.19.05211 B
FileID.txt07.19.05209 B
Image1.jpg07.19.0551.52 kB
Image5.jpg07.16.0594.32 kB
Licence.rtf06.23.054.05 kB
Manual07.19.050 B
Short Solent 3 notes.pdf07.19.05417.17 kB
model07.19.050 B
Model.cfg06.26.0531 B
Short Solent.mdl07.16.051.85 MB
panel07.19.050 B
Douglas_DC3.cab06.13.031.31 MB
enginepanel.bmp04.25.04394.92 kB
gbyjfuelleft_pct.gau05.28.99158.50 kB
gbyjfuelright_pct.gau05.28.99158.50 kB
Mainpanel.bmp06.29.052.25 MB
MAPE_Brit_4eng.gau03.12.02284.50 kB
MAPE_Brit_4eng.txt04.10.021016 B
MAPE_Brit_PropFeather.gau05.11.02189.00 kB
MAPE_Brit_PropFeather.jpg09.13.026.85 kB
MAPE_Gauge_ReadMe.txt04.06.023.32 kB
MAPE_Halifax_Mags.gau02.09.02269.00 kB
MAPE_P11_COMPASS.GAU09.09.03232.50 kB
MAPE_US4eng.gau04.13.01210.00 kB
navpanel.bmp10.01.04108.49 kB
panel.cfg07.19.058.35 kB
quad4en.gau02.03.02194.00 kB
Readme.txt07.19.051.26 kB
Short Solent 3.air07.15.056.59 kB
Solent_ref.htm07.15.051.84 kB
sound06.25.050 B
Sound.cfg06.23.0535 B
texture07.19.050 B
Cabin.bmp07.07.051.00 MB
cockpit.bmp07.15.051.00 MB
cyl_16.bmp04.25.0421.43 kB
Engine parts.bmp07.14.051.00 MB
Fuselage top etc.bmp07.14.051.00 MB
Fuselage.bmp07.15.051.00 MB
Fuselage_L.bmp07.15.051.00 MB
Left wing.bmp07.15.051.00 MB
Metallic.bmp02.09.0485.43 kB
Pilots.bmp08.28.04257.05 kB
pilot_face.bmp03.17.0485.43 kB
Right wing.bmp07.15.051.00 MB
tail etc.bmp07.15.051.00 MB
Virtual cockpit.bmp07.15.051.00 MB
thumbnail.gif07.19.0512.66 kB
JBK Short Solent 307.19.050 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
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