FSX Short Hythe

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Complete with Base Model
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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The Short Hythe was a civil conversion of the Short Sunderland III patrol flying boat of WW2 fame. A number of Sunderlands served BOAC from 1943, and 22 of them were converted to proper airlines in 1946. Many of them were taken over by Aquila Airways in 1948-49, and served into the 1950's. By Jens B. Kristensen.

Screenshot of Short Hythe in flight.

Screenshot of Short Hythe in flight.

For FSX only, FS2004 users should download Hythe_V10.zip instead.

For more information, see the pdf document installed in the \Documentation folder.

*To install for Flight Simulator 2004 - A Century of Flight:

Run the included setup_fsx program.

Model, panel, virtual cockpit and textures by Jens B. Kristensen, made with FSDS 3.5.1, FS Panel Studio, Paint Shop Pro and DXTbmp.


Aliased to the Douglas DC-3. You can install a more exciting soundset if you want to.


Most of the gauges are by myself but with much inspiration from standard FS gauges by Microsoft.

The autopilot is by myself, but part of the xml code (the turn button) is inspired by Saviero Maurris autopilot for the DH Dove.

A number of gauges (mostly switches) are, with permission from Tom Gibson, based on work by Tom himself, Kevin Trinkle, Ernie Kennedy and Ken 'Mitch' Mitchell. I have used complete gauges from them (cowl flap switches), or used the bitmaps from their c-style gauges and made xml-versions of them.

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 and starter buttons are based on public domain gauges by Mike 'Moparmike' Wagner, converted to xml by me.

Good luck flying the Short Hythe!

Jens B. Kristensen

Screenshot of Short Hythe on the water.

Screenshot of Short Hythe on the water.

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The archive hythe_v10x.zip has 11 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
vc.jpg03.30.1057.56 kB
FileID.diz03.30.10411 B
FileID.txt03.30.10411 B
Image1.jpg03.30.1095.93 kB
Image2.jpg03.30.1097.25 kB
Licence.rtf11.22.087.14 kB
Readme.txt03.30.101.81 kB
setup_fsx.exe03.30.106.94 MB
thumbnail.gif03.30.1010.32 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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