FSX Junkers Ju52 Float Plane

Complete with Base Model
Download hits
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
11.04 MB
Virus Scan
Scanned 8 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
1 star rating.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars by 1 PRO members.

Junkers Ju52 Float Plane. Simply revisions of the FS2004 Passenger In The Cabin Project but are only provided in standard VC mode for FSX. Original aircraft model from The Junkers Ju 52 Factory managing director Pierino Primavesi. Bush Unlimited Flying textures by Heather Sherman. Original 1936 Lufthansa D-AQUI textures by Pierino Primavesi. Because these FSX versions are based on my FS2004 PIC project, they have full autopilot control including speed but being floats, not amphibians, have no VOR1 or Nav hold facility. The aircraft can also be setup to drop Heather Sherman's parafoils. It is recommended you fly in Alaska or elsewhere from defined water runways. Packaged and supported by Ross McLennan.

Screenshot of Junkers Ju52 Float Plane in the air.

Screenshot of Junkers Ju52 Float Plane in the air.

Two aircraft are provided, one using Heather Sherman's textures for the Bush Unlimited Flying float and the other using the original Pierino Primavesi textures for the 1936 Lufthansa D-AQUI.

This download is simply a revamp of my JU52 FS2004 Passenger In The Cabin Project for use in FSX. It is only provided for FSX in VC mode.

The original FS2004 Float aircraft were Version 6's from THE JUNKERS JU52 FACTORY. Managing Director: Pierino Primavesi. In FSX some period gauges used in my previous project did not work so there have been replacements fitted. The panel layout is slightly changed from that used previously by using imperial altitude and VSI gauges in a similar way to my IWC wheeled version.

The original overlay windows have been miniaturized so as not to block the forward view and placed on the left of the cockpit. The aircraft can be flown of course via the 2D panel OR from the Virtual Cockpit with additional tools that basically allow the pilot to fly entirely from the VC without returning to the 2D cockpit for flying adjustments.

The aircraft has been re-tuned to climb and fly safely at 12000ft in FSX. This means it may fly slightly nose down at lower altitudes. Because it is based on a previous PIC version it has full autopilot control but no VOR1 or nav hold facilities are provided.

The aircraft can also be setup to drop Heather Sherman's Parafoils using the smoke key [i].

I thank Mr Primavesi for the privalege of using his FS2004 aircraft in FSX and Heather Sherman for permission to use her BUF textures.

The self extracting exe file should be extracted to a temp folder. Within the generated aircraft folder there is a gauge folder containing two gauges that you may require. Unzip the files to the FSX gauges folder but do not overwrite if they already exist.

Copy paste the effect folder contents to the effects folder in FSX.

Now copy/cut and paste the aircraft folder to the FSX/simObjects/airplanes folder.

When you next run FSX the two float aircraft will appear in your Freeflight aircraft listing.

It is recommended that at first use you select a water runway in Alaska such as Skagway or Elfin Cove and simply sit in the 2D cockpit and activate the Kneeboard to read the Check and Reference documentation AND THEN FLY to a nearby water runway (Haines or Pelican) to get the feel of the aircraft in FSX.


(0) In FSX the aircraft must be flown in full screen mode or the additional overlays may not be positioned correctly.

(1) The FSX White or Black Screen. Tool tips that have no text fault.
These are faults that can be delivered by FSX on some systems when aircraft are from FS9 and modified to work in FSX. You may experience any of these with such an aircraft.

Microsoft gives the advice that your video card must have the latest drivers for it.

If you do experience a full blackout of the forward view and/or a locked in black square around, for example, the wing lighting then go to PAUSE. Cancel all overlay windows that are in use. Key [Alt+Enter] to place the aircraft view in a window. DONOT ACTIVATE ANY OVERLAYS. Change the views from inside to outside and back to inside again. Activate full screen again with [Alt+Enter]. If this does not work, abort the flight, exit FSX and try again.

(2) Rotating Propeller Transparency.
Existing FS2004 prop textures may go opaque with any of the faults in (1) above.

(3) IF such developed faults occur it is recommended you fly with "Tool Tips" turned off so as to have a measure of control over any such problems.

(4) Flying tool developement occurred at a flatscreen screen resolution of 1280 x 960 (4:3) and at other resolutions might result in slight variations in overlay sizing and positioning. Computer screens in widescreen mode will produce "egg" shaped gauges in the 2D cockpit panel and any overlays in the virtual cockpit.

(5) Tuning the aircraft to climb and cruise at high altitude may mean it will fly slightly nose down at the same ground speeds when at low altitudes.

(6) There maybe no gauge lighting available in the virtual cockpit so night flights will need to be flown from the 2D cockpit.

(7) The forward view from the 2D cockpit may include the rotating propeller but it may disappear from view during takeoff and only re appear after landing.

This aircraft is provided as freeware and is not to be used for any commercial purpose. I take no responsibility for any conceived problems as a result of installing this software. You install it at your own risk.

Simply, ENJOY!

Ross McLennan
Adelaide, South Australia

The archive ju52_float_fsx.zip has 7 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
ReadMeFirst.txt08.31.105.19 kB
JU52_FLOAT_FSX.diz08.31.101.08 kB
JU52_FLOAT_FSX.jpg08.30.1015.41 kB
JU52F_FLOAT_FSX_2.jpg08.31.1017.45 kB
zz_Ju52_02_FLOAT_for FSX.exe08.31.1011.02 MB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Installation of Add-on Aircraft/Scenery

Most of the freeware add-on aircraft and scenery packages in our file library come with easy installation instructions which you can read above in the file description. For further installation help, please see our Knowledge Center for our full range of tutorials or view the README file contained within the download.


Leave a Response

Leave a comment