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Short S.30 And S.33 Empire Flying Boats

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Type
Complete with Base Model
Download hits
5,553
Compatibility
FS2004
Filename
s30_v10.zip
File size
3.81 MB
Virus Scan
Scanned 11 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
Everyone
5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 2 PRO members.

Short S.30 and S.33 Empire flying boats. Medium-range version. Tasman Empire Airways and B.O.A.C. liveries included. These versions of the Empire flying boat was used by Imperial Airways, B.O.A.C. and TEAL from 1938 and through World War Two. This is a complete package.

Images/Screenshots

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The archive s30_v10.zip has 63 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
Aircraft.cfg05.19.049.32 kB
Empire_ref.txt05.19.041.61 kB
FileID.diz05.19.04314 B
FileID.txt05.19.04312 B
Manual05.11.040 B
Short C-Class notes.pdf05.15.04479.66 kB
model05.11.040 B
Model.cfg05.15.0428 B
Short S23.mdl05.15.041.66 MB
panel05.11.040 B
AW_15.cab03.30.0492.39 kB
enginepanel.bmp05.15.04394.92 kB
gbyjfuelleft_pct.gau05.28.99158.50 kB
gbyjfuelright_pct.gau05.28.99158.50 kB
Lanc.Comp.1.gau07.19.01242.00 kB
MAPE_Brit_4eng.gau03.12.02284.50 kB
MAPE_Brit_4eng.txt04.10.021016 B
MAPE_Brit_PropFeather.gau05.11.02189.00 kB
MAPE_Brit_PropFeather.jpg09.13.026.85 kB
MAPE_Gauge_ReadMe.txt04.06.023.32 kB
MAPE_Halifax_Mags.gau02.09.02269.00 kB
MAPE_P11_COMPASS.GAU09.09.03232.50 kB
navpanel.bmp05.15.04670.74 kB
panel.cfg05.15.047.43 kB
prop2ERKadf.gau01.28.00102.00 kB
prop2ERKcom1.gau01.28.00142.00 kB
quad4en.gau02.03.02194.00 kB
S23 panel jbk.bmp05.15.042.25 MB
Thumbs.db10.27.0313.50 kB
Readme.txt05.19.042.76 kB
s30_1.jpg05.19.0481.17 kB
s33_1.jpg05.19.0463.04 kB
Short Empire.air05.19.046.69 kB
Short S30 C-class flights.zip05.19.0428.77 kB
sound05.11.040 B
Sound.cfg05.11.0452 B
texture.awarua05.19.040 B
Cabin.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
cockpit.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
cyl_16.bmp05.19.0421.43 kB
Engine parts.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
Fuselage top etc.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
Fuselage.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
Left wing.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
Right wing.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
tail etc.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
Virtual cockpit.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
texture.cleopatra05.19.040 B
Cabin.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
cockpit.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
cyl_16.bmp05.19.0421.43 kB
Engine parts.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
Fuselage top etc.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
Fuselage.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
Left wing.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
Right wing.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
tail etc.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
Virtual cockpit.bmp05.19.041.00 MB
thumbnail.gif05.19.0411.03 kB
JBK Short S30 MR05.19.040 B
avsim.diz03.24.03360 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Editorial

I’ve not had the pleasure of using a flying boat for some time so when I seen this chance to use the old Short S.30 I decided to grab it with both hands.

This aircraft was a very impressive model when it first hit the skies/seas and thus I was always intrigued with the idea of trying one out. I have to say that after a few weeks of messing around with it and getting used to its quirks in comparison to a normal aircraft in this kind of venue, I was massively impressed with just how well this was capable of looking after itself in the skies.

Expertly Designed

This medium-range version of the aircraft will do an excellent job of giving you an idea of just how different these are from your traditional crafts. It comes with both the Tasman and BOAC liveries so you also get a nice little selection of looks to play around with – this introduces all of the lovely things that make using Flying Boats so fun! I was really impressed and for my first use of this specific model I have to say that the tam working on this have done a grand job of putting it all together.

The level of detail on the aircraft is massively impressive, too, with the liveries matching up to the performance levels that it can provide. Not only does this give you a really interesting view of the aircraft but it makes it very easy to get to grips with, ensuring that you can understand the right routes forward for your success.

Just Like Reality

The Short brand of aircraft have long been one of those groups that people respect and adhere to when it comes to finding quality aircraft that can outperform themselves, but with the help of this package you can quite quickly understand how it’s different. I had to get used to being near the sea more often than not as well as understanding that I can actually make landings in the seas one again, so it was a bit of a learning curve for me.

That being said, it was a very enjoyable flight experience and I would happily recommend this to anyone who wants to engage in a unique, interesting way to fly around cohesively. Another major factor is the fact that this aircraft had so many useful little features inside the cockpit that might be quite hard to get used to – after a few hours of crashing, just like me, you’ll grow to love this aircrafts unique little quirks, though! 

Adam McEnroe

About Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files.  Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them.  Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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3 comments

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Trevor WaldenMon, 04 Nov 2013 14:03:56 GMT

Nice flyable version of the original long range Airliner. It is limited to water landings only of course, and there is a full size version in Southampton Air Museum (UK) which was the last one flying.

Pro MemberbigonWed, 27 Jun 2007 15:47:23 GMT
Good content and good design
Pro MemberlambybambyMon, 16 Apr 2007 17:25:19 GMT
very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very good

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