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June 23, 2018
FSX/P3D – Short Sunderland MKIIIA. This is the late Sunderland model MkIIIA (423 Sqn RCAF Sunderland at Castle Archdale, in late 1944), which was the upgraded version of the MkIII, with twin gun front turret, four fixed nose mouted machine guns and Mk3 centimetric radar. The Package is an FSX update of the original model for CFS3 by Ted Kaniuka, updated for FS2004 by Shessi of SOH. It features a new detailed VC with FSX compatible gauges and necessary adjustments for FSX. 2D panel design by Pete Mercy. Exhaust effect added.
Thanks to Shessi for bringing it out for FS2004 so I was able to update it for FSX, bow gunner, tail gunner and top gunner views by Erwin Welker, new prop texture by Andre Ludick, VC adjustments, new gauge configuration and smoke by Michael Pook.
June 23, 2018
FSX/P3D – Hawker Sea Fury Panel Option. This is a panel option for A.F. Scrub’s Hawker SeaFury. It features different gauges, a mor detailed VC interior, entirely reworked gauge configuration and some corrections in the 2D panel. The included aircraft.cfg offers an option for those who prefer smoke effect to weapons as well as navlight correction. Easy Installation. Thanks to A.F. Scrub for his great FSX update.
By Michael Pook
June 16, 2018
FSX/P3D – Hawker Tempest MKVI Updated. This is a cockpit interior and panel update for the Hawker Tempest MKVI recently posted by A.F. Scrub. The package features four liveries, among them the beautiful display bird Blue Thunder. The focus of this update lies on the enhancement of the cockpit interior, an entirely revised photorel virtual cockpit and 2D panel with animated yoke. Almost all the original gauges have been replaced with new ones, now giving the panels a much more authentic appearance and making them almost look like the real panel. Smoke effect added. Thanks to David Hanvey and Paul Barry for the original FS2004 model, to David Rickets, Jan Rosenberg,Dave Quincey and Matt Wynn for the repaints and to Morton from SOH for the great photoreal 2D panel, which is the base for the VC. Also thanks to A.F. Scrub for his latest native FSX update, which has made it possible to implement this VC, Also thanks to Andre Ludick for his prop texture and some tweaks to the aircraft.cfg. Flap fix by A.F. Scrub included.
New VC and gauge configuration for the panels as well as interior enhancements and smoke effect by Michael Pook.
May 29, 2018
FSX/P3D – Arado Ar-96. The Arado Ar-96 was a German single-engine, low-wing monoplane of all-metal construction, produced by Arado Flugzeugwerke. It was the Luftwaffe’s standard advanced trainer during World War II. This package is an FSX update for a previous update by Michael Vader. It features a new VC and 2D panel, both based on the Alphasim Arado-196 floatplane. New camera views include rear-seat-view featuring the same crisp panel as the VC. According to Michael Vader, the original designer of the model is unknown, thanks to him anyway. Credits go to Michael Vader for finding this nice model on the internet and for his previous updates. Also thanks to Gary Jones for the sound.
New panels and package compilation as well as new smoke effect by Michael Pook
May 29, 2018
FSX/P3d – Arado Ar 24. The Arado Ar 240 was a German twin-engine, multi-role heavy fighter aircraft, developed for the Luftwaffe during World War II by Arado Flugzeugwerke. Its first flight was in 1940, but problems with the design hampered development, and it remained only marginally stable throughout the prototype phase. The project was eventually cancelled, with the existing airframes used for a variety of test purposes. This compilation of three variants of the Ar 240 is an FSX/P3D (version3) update of the FS2004 models by Chris Lampard, Morton and Shessy of SOH (reconnaisance, fighter bomber and nightfighter). It features FSX compatible all German gauges, a modified 2D panel and a new VC design. Smoke effect and new camera views added. New 2D panel configuration and camera views by Erwin Welker, VC design and configuration as well as smoke effect by Michael Pook. Thanks to the the designers of the model and to Erwin Welker for his cooperation.
May 23, 2018
FSX/P3D Supermarine Spitfire Mk VbTrop. This is a panel update for the Supermarine Spitfire Mk VbTrop, recently uploaded by A, F. Scrub. Thanks to him for that terrific model but the panels needed some updating. New gauges and gauge configuration for both the VC and the 2D panel give them a more detailed appearance and the VC has been entirely newly designed.
New VC and gauge configuration by Michael Pook
April 2, 2018
FSX/P3D – Vought FU7 Cutlass Updated. The Vought F7U Cutlass was a United States Navy carrier-based jet fighter and fighter-bomber of the early Cold War era. It was a highly unusual, semi-tailless design, allegedly based on aerodynamic data and plans captured from the German Arado company at the end of World War II. Regarded as a radical departure from traditional aircraft design, the Cutlass suffered from numerous technical and handling problems throughout its short service career. The type was responsible for the deaths of four test pilots and 21 other U.S. Navy pilots. This is an FSX update of the FS2002/2004 model deigned by RanchoJen models and features a modified 2D panel and a highly detailed static VC (non-functional gauges). Automatic smoke and afterburner effects added. Credits go to the designers mentioned above, whom I’ve tried to ask their permission for this update but their E-Mail as well as the website mentioned in their readme is invalid anymore.
Modified 2D panel, new static VC as well as effect configuration by Michael Pook
March 26, 2018
FSX/P3D – Messerschmitt Me-323 Gigant. The Messerschmitt Me-323 Gigant (“Giant”) was a German military transport aircraft of World War II. It was a powered variant of the Me 321 military glider and was the largest land-based transport aircraft of its time. A total of 213 are recorded as having been made, a few being converted from the non-powered glider Me 321. This update is particularly for those who like this awesome “Giant of the Air”, now equipped with both a much more realistic VC and 2D panel. Also, I’ve given it a more realistic paint job to make it look more like the real thing. Realistic exhaust smoke for all six engines added as well as vc light and extra camera views and animations added (opening cargo doors and truck being unloaded).
Original model by Kazunori Ito, extra camera views and truck animation by Erwin Welker and new repaint, VC and 2D panel as well as smoke and VC light configuration by Michael Pook
March 24, 2018
FSX/P3D – Dornier Wal Updated. The Dornier Do J Wal (“whale”) was a twin-engine German flying boat of the 1920s designed by Dornier Flugzeugwerke In the military version (Militärwal in German), a crew of two to four rode in an open cockpit near the nose of the hull. Several countries, notably Italy, Norway, Portugal, Uruguay and Germany, employed the Wal for military tasks.
The civil version had a cabin in the nose, offering space for up to 12 passengers, while the open cockpit was moved further aft. Main users of this version were Germany, Italy, Brazil and Colombia. The Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen used two Dornier seaplanes in his unsuccessful attempt to reach the North Pole in 1925. His two aircraft, N-24 and N-25, landed at 87° 44′ north. It was the northernmost latitude reached by any aircraft up to that time. This is an FSX update for the FS2002 model of the Wal, posted by the “Freeware Project Dornier Whale” in 2003. It features three closed cabin models and one open cabin model in four different liveries. The focus of this update lies on completely reworked VCs and new 2D panels, giving the cockpits a much more realistic appearence. Included are three different panels (two for the closed cabin model and one for the open cabin) with now all German authentic gauges of the 1920s. Thanks to Michael Garbers, Wolfram Beckert, Uwe Hochmuth and Markus Senkbeil for the original models.
Reworked VCs and new 2D panels by Michael Pook
March 24, 2018
FSX/P3D – Douglas X3 Stiletto Updated. The Douglas X-3 Stiletto was a 1950s United States experimental jet aircraft with a slender fuselage and a long tapered nose, manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Its primary mission was to investigate the design features of an aircraft suitable for sustained supersonic speeds, which included the first use of titanium in major airframe components. This is a new enhanced FSX update of the X3, previously updated by uploader. Textures and panels have been entirely reworked to make them look crisp and fresh and the panels have been equipped with new more realisic gauges. Automatic smoke and burner effects added. All in all, for those who love this awesome aircraft, this is a must-have. Thanks to Kazunori Ito for the original model, to E.J. Wells for his texture enhancements and to Erwin Welker for the 2D panel yoke.
New panel configuration, vc light and smoke and burner configuration by Michael Pook