X-Plane 11 Douglas C-47 Dakota (DC-3)

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X-Plane 11 (XP11)
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200.83 MB
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Free (Freeware)
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5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 21 PRO members.

Now version 3.2.0.

DC-3/C-47 Dakota in flight in X-Plane 11.The Douglas C47 is a twin-engined low wing transport aircraft, powered by Twin Wasp R1830-90C engines. Between 1935 and 1947 Douglas built a total of 10,654 of the type and over 80 years later there are still almost 1,000 in flying conditions.

This magnificent aircraft was originally designed by Manfred Jahn, Jan Visser, and Team and is being flown by hundreds of happy users.

At the end of July, Aeroworx obtained permission to port this aircraft to X-Plane. As members of the South African Airways Museum Society, we have direct access to their C-47 and also a few other DC-3/C-47's.

Getting good photographs is no problem, the crews flying and maintaining these aircraft are also extremely helpful in providing us with documentation, advice, etc. This aircraft features a fully 3D vintage virtual cockpit, with dozens of mouse click-able animations.

The Sperry is the primary autopilot, but for the more "modern" guys, a G530 is available as a pop-up.

This is a public beta version, PLEASE read the "Release Notes" attached to the download.

Developer: Aeroworx (Johan van Wyk and Fred Stegmann).

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The archive awxdc3.zip has 220 files and directories contained within it.

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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.

golson707Sat, 18 Feb 2023 20:47:29 GMT

If anyone is having trouble figuring out what to do to make the buttons work - play the associated VIDEO (44 MINS).

In addition: Reset the sensitivities for the aircraft to much lower settings (at least until you get it to handle properly)., especially if you are using flight controls, Yoke, Pedals, and Throttle-quadrant. Don't forget to lock the TAILWHEEL once you are lined up on the runway centerline for departure.

golson707Sat, 18 Feb 2023 17:42:33 GMT

There is a Youtube video on this DC-3 (C-47) that is extremely useful in the operation of all the workings of controls and buttons. Plus a tip on how to get the G530 up in the cockpit. Let me know if you cannot find it.

Jean-Jacques GALERNEFri, 06 Jan 2023 14:45:38 GMT


battery button problem, pumps, the petrol ignition handles do not work? Thanks for your help.

Jean-Jacques GALERNESun, 25 Dec 2022 09:54:04 GMT


hello, I have problems with the battery, pumps, power supply that does not work fixed buttons thank you what is the problem?

tomsierraflySun, 18 Dec 2022 00:32:47 GMT

Will this plane fly in x-plane 12?

christianSat, 17 Dec 2022 15:59:20 GMT

Superb and strongly that it comes out for XP 12!

primroseThu, 03 Nov 2022 11:10:24 GMT

Wish this excellent plane was available for X-Plane 12, how can it be done?

primroseSun, 30 Oct 2022 11:27:36 GMT

Absolutely brilliant, thank you.

Moved over to Plane 12 now and missing this airplane. How do I get it to work on version 12, please?

ChuckPCpilotTue, 25 Oct 2022 12:23:48 GMT

Have to pinch yourself to realize this aircraft is FREE!

Renaud FrancoeurTue, 28 Jun 2022 22:48:05 GMT


Totally awesome. Thanks.

TonyBrooksSat, 04 Jun 2022 22:18:28 GMT

I flew a DC-3 right seat from Sydney to Orange in 1984. I only just downloaded this beauty but I can't wait to get it in the air and re-live the memory.

Bill RamseyFri, 15 Apr 2022 19:48:25 GMT

I flew the Dak for a short while back in 99 - training for the Lancaster and long after the Handley Page Hastings (both 4 engine tail draggers). Thank you for this excellent reminder of what a lovely aircraft it was by comparison to the other two. I always compared it to a bigger version of the Chipmunk and your brilliant model confirms that. For those wondering about speeds, you’ll find Chipmunk ones work well enough. On landing, if you two-wheel it, raising the flaps should lower the tail to the ground. Thanks again for this great reminder of a great aircraft.

MoSkySat, 17 Apr 2021 16:44:18 GMT

Need an Ozark Airlines version. Possibly with full-wheel cover doors?

Jim RandazzoTue, 16 Feb 2021 20:10:11 GMT

Wonderful aircraft! Will the other liveries in the pictures be available?

Thanks, Radazz.

kroseMon, 14 Dec 2020 15:03:37 GMT

Re. previous post, have searched through my old books and have found an Air Ministry publication from Feb 1946, 'Pilots Notes for Dakota IV, with Twin Wasp R1830-90 Engines'. It contains everything you need to know about flying the Dak, much of this info is irrelevant for X-plane use but has enabled me to fly the a/c in a more realistic way.

Much more enjoyable if you know the correct airspeed for most situations. Does anyone know how to fix the chocks that appear when braking on Aeroworx C47?

kroseSun, 01 Nov 2020 12:05:29 GMT

Well done Aeroworx, what an absolute cracker. This must rate as one of the best freebies available. A delight to fly handles as I would expect it to, although I flew twin pistons in the 1970s never flew anything as big as a Dak.

My father took me up in a DC3 from RAF Newton in the ’50s but didn’t take much notice of airspeed! Now one of my XP favorites with the Nimbus BN2 Islander and the Thamsin DHC1 Chipmunk, on which I was an instructor.

I will now have to view Joe McBryan’s guide to flying the Buffalo Airways Dak. Have original flight manuals for BN2 and DHC1, can anyone recommend anything for the DC3.

Gary WhitcuttThu, 06 Aug 2020 23:42:59 GMT

I'm new to X-Plane 11 - just received it the other day. I suppose I may be more of a single-engine WWII fighter guy, but I have to say this plane is an absolute joy. Much easier to fly than I would have ever guessed. Detailing was beautifully done. I'm still trying to figure out how the modeling is done so precisely. I know I will want to get this out of the hangar and into the wild blue. Thanks to all involved in this project. You've spoiled me.

Bugeater64Sat, 25 Jul 2020 13:08:22 GMT

This is by far the finest version of the DC-3/C-47, I have found for X-Plane 11. (Payware or Freeware) The detail of the 3D Cockpit is exceptional. If you like old-school radial engine aircraft, this "FREE" aircraft cannot be beaten.

Enjoy, I know I sure do. It is one of my favorite twin-engine planes to fly. Simple installation, just extract the zip file into the X-Plane 11 Aircraft folder. I also use my GTN750 popup on the plane. Great fun.

Carlos ChavezThu, 25 Jun 2020 16:36:28 GMT

Beautiful plane. I installed in XPlane 11.41 steam, but engine ignition is not possible. I follow carefully the checklist... Battery (on), generators (on), Radio master (on), throttle (cracked 1/4, and mixture full), R magneto (both), R fuel bst pump (on), R start switch (on)... failure. No starting. Thank you.

BRENNER ALVES DAMACENOThu, 14 May 2020 19:12:23 GMT

How do I change the livery?

Edward McGahanFri, 14 Jun 2019 17:10:46 GMT

I tried several times to install in x plane 11.30 tried putting it in aircraft, extra aircraft, Laminar research. No joy... any assistance would be most welcome. Regards Ed.

MIKE GREENAWAYSun, 09 Jun 2019 04:45:19 GMT

One of the finest "Free Aircraft I have in the stables of my X-P11 and P3D. I liken it to A2A and Majestic Q400 for fun and immersion.

mussbergerWed, 01 May 2019 21:23:53 GMT

They could charge for this thing. For freeware, the detail is ridiculously good. My new favorite

Edwin HolmesWed, 09 Jan 2019 08:52:42 GMT

When i use the autopilot, the rudder doesn’t work. Ailerons and elevator work fine in autopilot mode. Which means when i wish to turn the aircraft just a few degrees i have to use the Aileron knob instead of the rudder. Or setting the course to the magnetic heading i want, the aircraft does not respond when the autopilot is switched on. Am I missing something ?

arnault Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:38:22 GMT

just transfer the files into the aircraft section of X plane , theres barely any planes that use a install or exe program to be installed , you just transfer the dowloaded files

Richard StarkWed, 01 Aug 2018 17:09:08 GMT

After downloading X-Plane 11 Aeroworx Douglas C-47 Beta 2.5 , I could find no install or exe. file that would allow me to install it in my X-Plane 11 program.

Anyone have any ideas ???


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