Fly Away Simulation

FSX Fairchild Super 71

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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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5.95 MB
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Scanned 21 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
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The Super 71 was developed as a "bush" transport by the Canadian arm of Fairchild Aircraft. Four were built, but only one had the "behind the wing" cockpit as modeled here. This is a native FSX Acceleration model. It has the usual animations and reflective textures. The VC has working gauges, animated flight controls and backlighted gauges. By Paul Clawson.

Screenshot of Fairchild Super 71 in the air.

Screenshot of Fairchild Super 71 in the air.

The Fairchild Super 71 was a parasol mounted high wing monoplane cargo transport aircraft built by Fairchild Aircraft Ltd. (Canada). It was the first plane designed specifically for use as a bush plane in the remote and northern locales of Canada.

The cockpit was positioned back of the wing to allow for a large cargo area under the wing. Only one Super 71 was built with that configuration because the test pilots complained about poor visibility. Three others were built with the cockpit in front of the wing. I have seen only a few pictures of that version and it completely destroyed the sleek lines of the plane in my opininon. Consequently I chose to model the "one of a kind" version with the cockpit behind the wing. It was the first Canandian design with a all metal monocoque fuselage. It first flew in 1934. The fuselage arrangement does remind me of the Northrop "Gamma" series of aircraft.

This is a native FSX Acceleration model. It has the usual animations and reflective textures. I could not find any documentation of the cockpit, so I based the VC on the afore mentioned Northrop Gamma. The VC has working gauges and animated flight controls. The gauges are back lighted for night ops.

This seaplane does have one small problem that I have observed to some extent with all seaplanes in FSX; when you land it doesn't want to come to a complete stop. Usually, just reducing the prop pitch to zero takes care of this, but not with this model. It still wants to puddle along at about 10 knots. I have to kill the engine to completely stop. I don't know the variables in the FDE that might control this behavior. Once stopped it will stay stopped .

INSTALLATION: Unzip into a temporary folder. Copy the folder Fairchild Super 71 into the Airplanes folder of FSX. Open the gauges folder and copy the one file into the Gauges folder of FSX. That's it.

Enjoy! Paul Clawson

Screenshot of Fairchild Super 71 in the air.

Screenshot of Fairchild Super 71 in the air.



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The archive has 46 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Fairchild Super 7105.18.110 B
aircraft.cfg05.18.1114.58 kB
model05.18.110 B
model.cfg05.17.1153 B
Super71.mdl05.17.11337.64 kB
Super71_interior.mdl05.17.11252.90 kB
panel05.18.110 B
panel.cfg05.18.111.98 kB
sound05.18.110 B
Copy of spirit_prop.wav03.18.03262.17 kB
Copy of spirit_rpm1.wav02.14.04532.79 kB
Copy of spirit_rpm2.wav02.14.04545.85 kB
Copy of spirit_rpm3.wav02.14.04480.66 kB
Copy of spirit_rpm4.wav02.16.04495.18 kB
Copy of spirit_shutdown.wav02.14.04411.20 kB
Copy of spirit_starter.wav02.14.04175.27 kB
Copy of spirit_startup.wav02.14.04526.12 kB
readme.txt04.28.041.36 kB
sound.cfg05.15.115.75 kB
spirit_noncombust.wav01.16.0358.12 kB
xdc3_rpm1_left.wav01.23.03234.94 kB
xdc3_rpm2_left.wav01.23.03223.07 kB
xdc3_rpm3_left.wav01.23.03214.90 kB
xdc3_rpm4_left.wav01.23.03247.56 kB
xdc3_shutdown_left.wav01.23.03405.02 kB
xdc3_starter_left.wav05.15.0344.38 kB
xdc3_startup_left.wav01.23.03272.46 kB
xspirit_noncombust.wav01.16.0345.38 kB
xspirit_prop.wav03.18.03262.17 kB
Super71.air09.04.067.24 kB
Texture05.18.110 B
F-71_1.dds05.17.114.00 MB
F-71_2.dds05.17.114.00 MB
F-71_trans.dds05.17.1164.12 kB
F71VC1_L.dds05.17.11512.12 kB
F71VC2_L.dds05.17.11512.12 kB
prop_F-71.dds05.17.1164.12 kB
thumbnail.jpg05.16.115.39 kB
File_id.diz05.18.11399 B
gauges05.18.110 B
Lockheed_Vega.cab06.12.03415.28 kB
Readme.txt05.19.112.51 kB
Super71.jpg05.18.1153.57 kB
Super7105.19.110 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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