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FS2004 Macbraynes Island Air Service DH104 G-UIST

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Type
Repaint⇲ Download Base Model
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61
Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
Filename
macbdove.zip
File size
1.06 MB
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Scanned 21 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
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Everyone

DH104 Dove, registration G-UIST. A repaint of Derek Palmer's DH104 Dove in the colors of Macbraynes Island Air Service (fictional). Macbraynes was a transport company which operated ships and road transport in the Western Isles of Scotland, but they never operated aircraft. Textures only. Requires DH104V2.ZIP. Repaint by Gerry McLaughlin.

Screenshot of Macbraynes Island Air Service DH104 in flight.

Screenshot of Macbraynes Island Air Service DH104 in flight.

This is a repaint of Derek Palmer (and others) Dove in the fictional colour scheme of Macbraynes, a Scottish Transport company which operated steamships and buses in the Western Isles of Scotland during the first half of the twentieth century. Apparently the did have a licence to operate air services at one time, but never used it. The company was nationalized and evolved into the present day Caledonian Macbrayne which continues to operate car ferry services between the mainland and various points in the Western Isles.

Macbraynes had a very unusual colour scheme for its road transport vehicles, mainly red and apple green, with creamy beige trim. This is the colour scheme used for this aircraft.

Macbraynes still has many enthusiastic fans, and at least seven of their buses are preserved. If they operated aircraft it would probably have been Herons (fixed undercarriage version) and DC3s, although such aircraft as the Beech 18, Bristol Freighter, Carvair, and Dart Herald might have appealed to them. Today its more likely that they would have used simpler planes like the Twin Otter and Shorts 360.

I have previously painted a Heron for FS98 (the colours were not really correct due to the limited palette available for FS98), a Boeing 737-400, a Turbo Otter floatplane, a Baron, a Shorts 360 and an Embraer 170. I may do others in the future.

I have spent a lot of time on the repaint, and have attempted to add the little touches which individual companies might add to their particular aircraft. I have also attempted to dirty it up a bit, but in fact I often think that aircraft painters pay too much attention to dirt - most of the aircraft I see every day have very little evidence of dirt at all!

Enjoy flying this great aircraft, and enjoy looking at my repaint too! Read the attached documentation from the aircraft modelers and congratulate them on a superb job!

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The archive macbdove.zip has 17 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Dove Credits.txt04.30.065.03 kB
file_id.diz08.16.06392 B
macbdove.jpg08.16.0663.72 kB
Readmefirst.txt08.17.063.24 kB
texture.mcb08.16.060 B
doveparts.bmp08.17.06512.07 kB
Dove_fuse.bmp07.03.064.00 MB
Dove_wing_bottom.bmp07.29.061.00 MB
Dove_wing_top.bmp07.05.061.00 MB
Glass.bmp07.18.044.07 kB
pilot.bmp07.03.06128.07 kB
prop.bmp11.10.0564.07 kB
Thumbs.db08.16.0623.50 kB
Thumbs.db08.16.065.00 kB
macbdove08.16.060 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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