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FSX Grumman G-164 AgCat B/600

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Type
Complete with Base Model
Download hits
1,617
Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
Filename
fsx_grumman_g-164b_skydancer-1.zip
File size
25.18 MB
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Scanned 16 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
Everyone

The package represents Grumman G164 Super Ag Cat B/600, powered by 600 HP Pratt and Whitney R-1340-AN1 engines and configured for a normal flight in VFR condition. It is based on Bill Holker's 3D model and basic texture (WHLAGCAT.ZIP) and includes two new liveries, new VC and 2D pop-up panels (with new gauges, allowing realistic engine operations), R-1340 authentic sound and flight dynamics with spin capability. Sorry, 2D panels - for a wide-screen monitor only. The plane has simple radio-navigation capability (VOR). By Vladimir Gonchar.

Screenshot of Grumman G-164 AgCat B/600 in flight.

Screenshot of Grumman G-164 AgCat B/600 in flight.

Specifications:

Airspeed Limits (CAS):
Vs (Stall speed) 60 m.p.h.
Vne (Never exceed) 147 m.p.h.
Va (Maneuvering) 117 m.p.h.

Structural Limits: 4.2 G's positive, 1.0 G's negative

Engine Limits: Take off power settings - 36.0 in. Hg. (Sea level), 2250 RPM (600 hp), maximum 5 min.; maximum continuous power settings - 34.0 in. Hg. (Sea level) to 32.5 in. Hg (5000 ft.), 2200 RPM (550 hp).

Geometry and weight:
Wing span (top) 42 ft. 3 in
Wing area 392 sq.
Length (ground altitude) 25 ft. 11 in.
Height (ground altitude) 11 ft.
Empty Weight 3210 pounds
Gross Weight 4500 pounds (6075 as an option)

Fuel capacity: 80 gal

Engine Start-Up Procedures:

(you can use Ctrl+E key combination for a Quick Start or the following step-by-step realistic procedure):
Fuel control - ON
Mixture - FULL RICH
Props - FULL FORWARD
Throttle - OPEN 1/8 INCH
Carb. heat - OFF
Master switch - ON

Before using ignition switch and starter button you need to raise pressure in a fuel supply system. You can do it using a regular manual pump (8 to 10 strokes, "Low fuel pressure" warning lamp must get off) of by electrical boost pump, which I added optionaly. The package include two panel options: with or without boost pump. In any way you will not start the engine if the fuel pressure needle does not reach the lower edge of the respective green arc (3 psi).

Primer - AS REQUIRED (if CHT is lower than 50 degrees C; when 50 or above, no prime necessary)
Ignition switch - ON BOTH
Starter - PRESS (release when started)
In case you use electrical boost pump - OFF (when engine starts)
Oil pressure - CHECK

Details:

Due to the original design limitations the VC has only few clickable areas (see enclosed VC and pop-up panels.bmp), so I made additional pop-up panels for full control. Precisely, the ECU in the original VC has throttle and mixture levers only, so as a standard model is equipped with a constant speed propeller I added 2D EDU with a prop lever. The defaul load configuration - a pilot (rear seat), two passengers (front seats) and 80 gal of fuel. You can also add some extra baggage (up to maximum gross weight capacity). For detailed info and procedures see enclosed docs.

Flying Tips:

  • Rotate at 65-70 mph.
  • Best climb - 90 mph (35 in Hg/2200 RPM).
  • Cruise - 100-120 mph (25-30 in. Hg/2000 RPM).
  • Best approach at 70-75 mph, touch down at 65 mph.
  • Due to its structural limits all aerobatics (including intentional spin) are prohibited. But you can try it at you risk: positive loop and immelman are possible, but should be very smooth.
  • When taxying do not use more than 1500 RPM.

Installation:

  • Unpack the package and put the staff of FSX folder to the main FSX directory.

Credits:

To Bill Holker for the wonderful original model and Warwick Carter for the sound pack.

Dedication:

To my wife Anna with all my gratitude and respect for her patience.

Images/Screenshots

The archive fsx_grumman_g-164b_skydancer-1.zip has 130 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
FSX04.28.130 B
SimObjects04.28.130 B
Airplanes04.28.130 B
Grumman G-164B_AgCat_60004.30.130 B
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Aircraft.cfg04.30.1311.88 kB
Docs04.30.130 B
G164A_Pilot_Handbook.pdf02.19.07495.39 kB
G164B-STC.pdf04.28.1350.87 kB
General info.doc03.19.1329.00 kB
Type Certificate Data Sheet No. 1A16.pdf04.15.13141.01 kB
VC and pop-up panels.jpg04.28.13338.53 kB
model04.27.130 B
FSDS 3 AgCat wheel.mdl11.27.075.02 MB
Model.cfg10.21.0737 B
panel.104.30.130 B
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panel.cfg04.28.135.83 kB
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AgCat_450.cab04.26.13383.98 kB
AgCat_525.cab04.28.13799.96 kB
AgCat_switches.cab04.26.131.84 MB
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spitfire_mki.gau03.12.13862.00 kB
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tdc.wav12.28.0958.77 kB
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