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FSX Douglas C-47 Skytrain On Skis

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Douglas C-47 Skytrain On Skis. This package includes two models that complement the C-47 Base Pack, one with and one without the tail ski. The textures were painted by "Squirrel" and represent USAF 73191 in arctic rescue colors, as seen when it was taking part in the movie The Thing From Another World (1951). C-47 Skytrain Base Pack required (C47BASEPACK.ZIP). Models by Manfred Jahn.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain On Skis.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain On Skis.


(1) Please make sure you have a working installation of my Douglas C-47 Skytrain. If not present, download and install the base pack first.

(2) Extract the zip to a temporary folder or open it in Windows Explorer.

(3) Copy the three folders "texture.USAF_73191", "model.C47_2ski2", and "model.C47_2ski3" to your "Flight Simulator X\Simobjects\Airplanes\Douglas_C-47" folder.

(4) Using a text editor such as Notepad, open the aircraft.cfg and paste the [fltsim] section below under the last [fltsim] entry present. Make sure the new [fltsim] entry is in proper numerical order by replacing the "x" with the appropriate number.

title=Douglas C-47 The Thing
ui_type="C-47 Skytrain"
ui_variation="The Thing"
ui_typerole="Twin Engine Prop"
ui_createdby="Microsoft Corporation"
description="USAF C-47 73191, 1951. Texture painted by Squirrel."

(5) For experienced users only: For pure snow operation you may want to use the following contact points. Keep original contact points as comment lines. Novices be warned that any typo here is likely to cause rather drastic side effects.

(a) For two-skis operation (model C47_2ski2) substitute these:

point.0=1, -56.00, 0.00, -2.50, 1200.0, 0, 0.93, 72.0, 0.15, 2.0, 0.695, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
point.1=1, -18.55, -9.12, -9.22, 1600.0, 1, 1.89, 0.0, 0.54, 1.33, 0.686, 50.0, 10.0, 7.0, 166.0, 166.0
point.2=1, -18.55, 9.12, -9.22, 1600.0, 2, 1.89, 0.0, 0.54, 1.33, 0.686, 10.0, 50.0, 7.0, 166.0, 166.0

(b) For three-ski operations (model C47_2ski3) substitute these:

POINT.0 = 1, -56.00, 0.0, -2.40, 1200.0, 0, 0.93, 72.0, 0.15, 2.0, 0.695, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
POINT.1 = 1, -18.55, -9.12, -9.22, 1600.0, 1, 1.89, 0.0, 0.54, 1.33, 0.686, 50.0, 10.0, 7.0, 166.0, 166.0
POINT.2 = 1, -18.55, 9.12, -9.22, 1600.0, 2, 1.89, 0.0, 0.54, 1.33, 0.686, 10.0, 50.0, 7.0, 166.0, 166.0

Thanks to John White of Buffalo Airways Virtual and Squirrel for tips and materials on ski-equipped Skytrains.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain On Skis.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain On Skis.


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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
model.C47_2ski205.17.110 B
c47_2ski2.MDL05.17.119.39 MB
C47_interior.MDL03.14.114.86 MB
model.cfg05.17.1151 B
texture.USAF_7319105.14.110 B
C47_1_T.dds05.15.114.00 MB
c47_1_T_bump.dds02.25.114.00 MB
C47_1_T_SPEC.dds02.26.114.00 MB
C47_2_T.dds05.15.114.00 MB
c47_2_T_bump.dds02.25.114.00 MB
C47_2_T_SPEC.dds02.26.114.00 MB
C47_3_T.dds02.25.118.12 kB
C47_pilot.dds02.25.11128.12 kB
c47_skis.dds05.21.11256.12 kB
fresnel_ramp.dds02.25.11640 B
PROPDISK1.dds03.04.11256.12 kB
texture.cfg02.25.11133 B
THUMBNAIL.jpg05.21.1142.17 kB
73191_01.jpg05.22.1189.39 kB
73191_03.jpg05.22.11183.27 kB
73191_04.jpg05.22.11266.13 kB
c47skis.gif05.22.117.26 kB
model.C47_2ski305.22.110 B
c47_2ski3.MDL05.22.119.44 MB
C47_interior.MDL03.14.114.86 MB
model.cfg05.22.1151 B
file_id.diz05.22.11403 B
readme.txt05.22.112.59 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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