FSX Short S.45 Solent

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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Short S.45 Solent v3.0. The Solent was a large and powerful flying boat airliner of 1946 built for BOAC and TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Ltd). The last Solent was retired in 1960. A Solent 3 of BOAC and Solent 4's of TEAL (early and late) and Aquila Airways included. Version 3 model with much better panel and virtual cockpit. By Jens B. Kristensen. (Previous version had 3257 downloads).

Short S.45 Solent.

Short S.45 Solent.

This is for FSX, FS2004 users should download Sol_V30.zip instead.

Version 3.0 for FSX. The panel and virtual cockpit are much more accurate and detailed.


*To install for Flight Simulator X - A Century of Flight:

Run the included setup program.

Setup will update an earlier installation of version 2.0, but it is probably safer to do this by hand before installing the new version. Go to Control Panel, Add/Remove applications.

Sounds: The stock Douglas DC-3 sounds are used. Replace with more interesting propliner sounds if you wish. An excellent choice is the Bristol Hercules sounds by Gary Jones.

The gauges are to some extent based on default gauges of Flight Simulator FSX or FS2004, most of them modified by me. Other gauges are by myself.

The ILS indicator is based on xml code by Saviero Maurri (Vickers Varsity panel), bitmaps by me.

A number of gauges (mostly switches) are, with permission from Tom Gibson, www.calclassic.com, based on work by Tom himself, Kevin Trinkle, Ernie Kennedy and Ken 'Mitch' Mitchell.

Finally, a big 'thank you' to Hans-Joerg Naegele, who gave me permission to use gauges from his Lockheed 049 Constellation panel (VNConnie049.cab), directly or modified.

Magneto switches, starter buttons, prop feathering buttons and engine gauges are based on public domain gauges by Mike (MoparMike) Wagner, converted to XML by Jens B. Kristensen.

This plane was originally made with FSDS 2.24, this new version with FSDS 3.5.1; the textures with Paint Shop Pro, DxtBmp and Microsoft's Imagetool.

Good luck flying the Short Solent!

Jens B. Kristensen

Short S.45 Solent.

Short S.45 Solent.

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The archive sol_v30x.zip has 12 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
thumbnail.gif01.06.0710.76 kB
Cockpit.jpg12.26.10196.00 kB
FileID.diz12.26.10408 B
FileID.txt12.26.10408 B
Image1.jpg01.06.0750.44 kB
Image2.jpg01.06.0750.45 kB
Image3.jpg01.06.0749.79 kB
Licence.rtf12.16.1036.94 kB
Readme.txt12.26.102.30 kB
setup.exe12.26.1012.41 MB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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