Update regarding my hand, So after visiting the hospital today ive been told I must wear a sling and a cast for two more weeks as my hand has not healed as quickly as expected after my operation. So as a result wizzsim will be updated slowly and as much as I can while my hand heals and I will again provide another update 2 weeks from today. Regards Matt.
FSX/P3D v3 Vought SB2U Vindicator Updated. The Vought SB2U Vindicator was an American carrier-based dive bomber developed for the United States Navy in the 1930s, the first monoplane in this role. Obsolete at the outbreak of World War II, Vindicators still remained in service at the time of the Battle of Midway, but by 1943, all had been withdrawn to training units. This is an FSX update of the Vindicator, mainly featuring new VC and 2D panels with authentic instruments based upon the real panel. The model now has navlights as well as vclight and smoke effect. Included in the package are eleven nice texture sets. Thanks to Erik Hertzberger for converting this model from CFS2 to make it flyable in FSX. The model will probably work in P3D, version3, but no guarantee. New panels and lights and smoke configuration by Michael Pook.
FSX/Acceleration/P3dV3 Vought SB2U Vindicator. Improved textures for that prewar carrier based dive bomber. The two repaints are for the update package from Michael Pook (requires FSX_VOUGHT_VINDICATOR.ZIP). The conversion from CFS2 to FSX/P3D v3 was made by Erik Hertzberger. The repaints have no historical reference but they looks a bit more photorealistical than the old textures. The model provides folding wings and an animated gunner. Please add or replace the two texture sets to the preinstalled package. By Erwin Welker.
FSX/Accel/P3D v4 Blohm & Voss BV-238 giant flying boat. This huge aircraft made its first flight in April 1944 and was rather a flying ship than a boat, bigger than the BV-222, and was the heaviest aircraft of WWII. The Spruce Goose with eight engines was even much bigger but she was built at the end of the war and never did a real flight except a test taxiing with a short moment of being airborne. Only one BV-238 performed successful flights, the two other prototypes were never completed. The FS model shows the heavy armed planned long range bomber version, which was never completed. It comes with two paint schemes, 2D panel and a complete virtual cockpit. And there are plenty of animations: two extendable floats, 20 bomb bay hatches, 20 falling bombs, 18 moving guns and a supply boat. Twelve cameras showes you all the details. FSDS 3.5 model by Erwin Welker.
FSX Northrop BT-1 Dive Bomber. The Northrop BT1 first flew in 1936 and was assigned to both the USS Yorktown and USS Enterprise. It was not very successful but led to the development of the SBD "Dauntless" which was successful. This is a FSX Acceleration native model. It has the usual animations including cowl flaps, sliding canopies, and dive brakes. The VC has animated flight controls and working gauges. The gauges feature dark red back lighting which was common for night vision at that time. There is no 2D panel. This model is painted for the Executive Officer of Squadron VB-6 assigned to the USS Enterprise. By Paul Clawson.
FSX Airspeed Horsa Glider. The Horsa glider was used by the RAF in its WW2 airborne operations. It was bigger than the American Waco CG-4 and carried 30 troops vs. the Waco's 15. This is a FSDS v3.51 project compiled with Xtomdl into FSX (SP2). It has the usual animations plus opening door, steps and tail cone. The 2D panel and VC are based on a picture and the VC has animated controls. A low definition model of a Handley Page Halifax is included for use as a glider tug. Instructions are included to make the Halifax the default tow plane. By Paul Clawson.
FSX Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina. This is an update for FSX of Mike Stone's Consolidated PBY5A. It was only necessary to reposition two float points and change some gauges on the panel for the previous update of it to work in FSX. This update includes textures by Geoff Chambers, the Canadian textures. This is the whole aircraft. No virtual cockpit. By Bob Chicilo.
FSX Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk. The Seahawk was the last design specifically created for ship catapult launch and use as a scout plane. This is a native FSX Acceleration project. It has full animations, a specular shine, reflective glass and lights. The panel.cfg contains the gauges necessary for a catapult launch from a properly equipped vessel using the rcbco-30 gauges (not included). The gauges must be activated per the readme. The VC is based on a partial photo and has working gauges and animated flight controls. There is no 2D panel. By Paul Clawson.
FS2004/FSX Curtiss Hawk 2. The Curtiss Hawk II was essentially an export version of the XF11C-2 with a Wright R-1820F-3 Cyclone rated at 710 hp. Hawk II saw combat between Peru and Colombia, Bolivia and Paraguay (in the Gran Chaco War), China and Japan, Siamese/Thai Hawks fought against the French in Indochina, and for one day against the Japanese prior to a cease-fire being agreed. Tested in FS2004/FSX/FSX Acceleration. Original CFS2 model by "Thicko", upgrade by A.F. Scrub.
FS2004/FSX/Acceleration/P3D v3 Reworked Heinkel He100D. It was a German pre-World War II fighter aircraft, with 670 kmh proved to be one of the fastest fighter aircraft in the world at the time of its development but it went never into series production. Nineteen prototypes and pre-production examples were built. The original model is made by "rodolfovalery". The reworked model has improved textures, 2D and VC cockpits and two special repaints for the German Luftwaffe JG54 and the Royal Hungarian Air Force. The cockpit improvements was done by Ed Wells and Michael Pook, the repaints are made by Erwin Welker.
FS2004/FSX Hawker Fury with air cooled engine. Persian Furies had Pratt & Whitney Hornet radials, but these were later replaced by Bristol Mercury engines for added performance. So favored were the Persian Mercuries by their pilots, that they were flown as late as 1943. However the engine installation moved the c.g. forward resulting in a tendency of the airplane to nose over during taxiing. Gmax by A.F. Scrub.