FSX Douglas C-117D Skytrooper V1 Beta

PreviewThe C117D Skytrooper or Super DC-3 was a medium-range transport serving with the US Navy and Marines. The package includes a VC adapted from the Basler BT-67. Model features include a realistic slow radial engine start, a fuel and payload manager, and built-in engine stress and battery failures. ...

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Complete with Base Model
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
24.8 MB
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Scanned 22 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
4 star rating.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars by 3 PRO members.

The C117D Skytrooper or Super DC-3 was a medium-range transport serving with the US Navy and Marines. The package includes a VC adapted from the Basler BT-67. Model features include a realistic slow radial engine start, a fuel and payload manager, and built-in engine stress and battery failures. Sound is aliased to the default DC3 (replacement sound pack recommended in the readme). Historical research by John Detrick, models by Manfred Jahn, flight dynamics by Alexander M. Metzger, gauges, animations, and failure conditions by Hansjoerg Naegele; watch those failure conditions!

Screenshot of Douglas C-117D Skytrooper on the ground.

Screenshot of Douglas C-117D Skytrooper on the ground.


  • Extract the zip to a temporary folder or open it in Windows Explorer.
  • You should see three subfolders: Effects, Simobjects, and Sound. You should be able to copy these three folders directly to your main "Flight Simulator X" folder using "merge" or "integrate folders" mode when asked (do NOT use "replace"). Should you have any misgivings about this procedure play it safe -- enter the source subfolders individually and copy the files to the appropriate FSX target folders.
  • The single aircraft provided in this version will show up as "Douglas C-117D" in the Flight Simulator's aircraft selection menu.

Images & Screenshots

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The archive c117d_v1_beta.zip has 114 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
Effects06.28.120 B
SimObjects06.28.120 B
airplanes06.28.120 B
Sound06.28.120 B
fx_c117_vclight.fx06.25.121.26 kB
fx_engstart_C117.fx01.05.132.61 kB
R4D8_Sound07.05.130 B
button.wav12.08.126.43 kB
cabin.wav12.08.1247.43 kB
click.wav12.08.123.07 kB
dc3_primer.wav07.02.1373.21 kB
fire_warn.wav12.08.1253.52 kB
knob.wav12.08.128.99 kB
latch.wav12.08.122.89 kB
lever.wav12.08.126.96 kB
round_button.wav12.08.122.36 kB
round_switch.wav12.08.124.82 kB
round_switch_off.wav12.08.124.36 kB
springloaded.wav12.08.123.07 kB
toggle_switch.wav12.08.123.05 kB
wiper.wav12.08.12303.42 kB
Readme.txt07.23.138.02 kB
c117_51.jpg06.18.13166.30 kB
c117_473.jpg06.12.13134.46 kB
c117_46.jpg05.27.13327.01 kB
c117_45.jpg05.24.13246.73 kB
Douglas_C-117D07.20.130 B
model.C117_106.29.130 B
c117_1.mdl07.17.137.58 MB
c117_interior.MDL07.22.134.93 MB
model.cfg12.20.1274 B
panel07.19.130 B
Douglas_R4D8.dll07.02.1391.00 kB
FS9Garmin430_Basler.CAB01.15.13159.67 kB
FS9Garmin530_Basler.CAB01.15.13174.38 kB
fsx_event_logger.gau12.08.12127.72 kB
FuelControl.bmp06.26.12501.55 kB
panel.cfg07.18.136.25 kB
panel.cfg-default_16-907.18.136.25 kB
R4d8.cab07.19.13135.32 kB
R4D8_HD.CAB07.19.131.41 MB
sound10.29.120 B
sound.cfg12.22.1037 B
soundai10.28.120 B
soundai.cfg12.22.1037 B
texture07.12.130 B
C117_1_BUMP.dds04.30.134.00 MB
C117_2A_BUMP.dds04.30.134.00 MB
C117_2_BUMP.dds04.30.134.00 MB
cable.dds11.21.124.12 kB
curtains.dds10.30.128.12 kB
fresnel1.dds06.09.121.12 kB
fresnel2.dds06.09.121.12 kB
fresnel3.dds04.10.131.12 kB
fresnel_ramp.dds01.12.11640 B
Glass.dds06.22.124.12 kB
glasstop.dds06.25.124.12 kB
glass_spec.dds06.22.124.12 kB
lights.dds07.09.1364.12 kB
lights_spec.dds07.09.1332.12 kB
pilot.dds12.07.10128.12 kB
propdisk.dds06.18.13256.12 kB
splash.dds04.15.1332.12 kB
splash_spec.dds04.15.1332.12 kB
texture.cfg04.11.1389 B
thumbnail.jpg10.30.1211.09 kB
VC_back.dds06.26.12512.12 kB
VC_bits.dds06.13.13512.12 kB
VC_clipboard.dds07.18.13512.12 kB
VC_console.dds07.21.13512.12 kB
VC_floor.dds06.05.12512.12 kB
VC_gauges.dds08.26.12512.12 kB
VC_gauges_night.dds05.29.12512.12 kB
VC_GNS430.dds06.01.12128.12 kB
VC_GNS430_night.dds06.14.12128.12 kB
VC_GNS530.dds05.28.12128.12 kB
VC_GNS530_night.dds06.14.12128.12 kB
VC_lights.dds02.11.1232.12 kB
VC_lights_L.dds06.01.1232.12 kB
VC_nose.dds06.11.12128.12 kB
VC_ovhead.dds05.07.132.00 MB
VC_ovhead_night.dds06.14.132.00 MB
VC_panel.dds05.08.132.00 MB
VC_reflection.dds09.04.06170.79 kB
VC_seat.dds06.04.12512.12 kB
VC_sides.dds06.05.122.00 MB
vc_switches.dds01.07.128.12 kB
texture.USN_1719106.29.130 B
C117_1.dds07.12.134.00 MB
C117_1_SPEC.dds07.12.131.00 MB
c117_2.dds07.12.134.00 MB
C117_2A.dds05.12.134.00 MB
C117_2A_SPEC.dds07.11.131.00 MB
C117_2_SPEC.dds07.12.131.00 MB
propdisk.dds07.03.13256.12 kB
texture.cfg07.15.12112 B
thumbnail.jpg05.24.1327.08 kB
aircraft.cfg07.23.1335.27 kB
douglas_c117_check.htm07.18.1397.43 kB
douglas_c117_ref.htm04.28.1317.09 kB
Douglas_C-117D_v1.2.air04.18.136.77 kB
engstart.jpg07.19.13314.04 kB
Readme.txt07.23.138.02 kB
Readme.pdf07.23.13588.38 kB
Documentation07.19.130 B
GARMIN GNS430 Users Guide.doc09.22.05206.50 kB
GARMIN GNS530 Instructions.doc09.22.05170.50 kB
c117d_v1_beta.gif07.22.139.12 kB
file_id.diz07.23.13647 B
Readme.pdf07.23.13588.38 kB
engstart.jpg07.19.13314.04 kB
panel.cfg-logger07.19.136.09 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
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The content of the comments below are entirely the opinions of the individual posting the comment and do not always reflect the views of Fly Away Simulation. We moderate all comments manually before they are approved.

Diesel55Mon, 14 Mar 2022 19:03:23 GMT

This airplane is all chopped up in external view, cockpits look great though. FSX SP2 only, not gold or acceleration, is that a problem??

minty1918Sun, 24 Jan 2021 17:18:40 GMT

Love this DC3 it's a pleasure to fly!

jpop8807Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:12:33 GMT

This is amazing freeware. If anyone out there wants to fly a DC3 type plane but with a modern cockpit and autopilot you need to jump on this.

EdmeisterMon, 02 Jul 2018 04:22:40 GMT

This may be the best freeware plane I have ever downloaded. I have some payware planes that are not this good. The graphics are unbelievable! The flight characteristics are very realistic. It may take me a while to master this one. Great job! Thanks!

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