Thanks Lou for the info… BUT I have the DCH-3 PZL 1000 hp radial engine job. I failed to add that I’m flying primarily in FS9 under Win XP. If you could please shed some light on this one also it would be appreciated. It should be great for all these small water strips down here in Florida. Bud
Would this be of interest; or any commets from anyone who has this?: DHC Turbo Otter Float Plane 12 PAX Utility STOL 2D panel with VC and complete cabin (and thr stuff) by Barry Blaisdell, etc, at Premier Aircraft Design.
Hey Guys I am on another quest looking for a real good aircraft for FS9. What I am looking for is a “Grumman G21 Goose”. Anything, freeware shareware or payware. I am completely spoiled with my PBY and the MAAM planes. I have found a few freeware planes but they are not really very good, the 2-d panels are a mess and/or lack VC panel’s altogether or just have poor FD packages. Here in Florida we have a lot of small lakes to explore and a small amphibian is just the answer. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be much obliged. Thanks Budsbud BGAN063
Post by Tom Goodrick on Mar 3, 2011 20:29:39 GMT -5
Find one that looks good and has a panel you like and give me a link to it - where you got it. I'll fix the FD and send you the FD. I had a nice Goose on my other computer but it did not have what you would consider a good panel. I'll put a panel in the one I get to fix for you for testing but I'll just send you the FD.
Post by Allen Peterson on Mar 3, 2011 20:57:58 GMT -5
Jerry Beckwith has a nice G44 Widgeon on his site that I have downloaded. His FDs are really good, I have never changed the air file and only minor changes to the .cfg file, nothing drastic. It has a reasonable 3d panel. I have changed a few gauges on the 2d panel and added a few. You might give it a look.
FS2004 Grumman Goose Package. The Grumman Goose was originally designed to fulfill a most unique role. The Goose was thought to be the perfect method of transport for Manhattan millionaires to fly to Miami. The potential of the Goose was soon recognized to be beyond that of a weekend luxury flyer, and rapidly it became the utility plane of choice for several air services. Because of its amphibious nature, generous interior space, and rugged construction which enabled the Goose to go just about anywhere it was quickly adopted by the Coast Guard as a rescue plane. The 51st G-21 was the second of a lot of four that was ordered by Peru. Manufactured in 1938, Darrell Terry flew it from Boeing Field in Seattle to Juneau, AK in 1974 where it was operated by Southeast Skyways. During 1982 and 1983, N327 appeared on TV as "Cutter's Goose" in ABC's "Tales of the Gold Monkey." It was eventually sold to James Templeton and later to Jim Chrysler who operated Chrysler Air in Washington and N327 was given a blue and yellow paint scheme. This package portrays N327 in each of its various roles and adds some fun with scenery and adventures based on the Tales of the Gold Monkey! There are 25 challenging flights to test your Goose piloting skills! By Lynn and Bill Lyons. 14.9MB
See it pays to ask the experts. Thanks a bunch folks for the input. Tom: I had found this one Goose that had pretty good panels and looked pretty sharp and flew well also. BUT trying to get the thing lined up on final was impossible. It gyrated all over the place. I know I am not a real hot pilot but can usually set em down without bending the bird too much, I trashed this one but if I can find it again I’ll get back to you. Allen: I downloaded the G44 and as you said it is a very nice plane. I really had my heart set on something like the Goose in FSX but with virtual cockpit panels. I have not been a great fan of FSX so have not used it much but the Goose caught my eye. Oh well dream on. N7rg: Have loaded the “FS2004 Grumman Goose Package. (Category: FS2004 > Props)” and am in the process of checking it out. I am like Allen in that I am a little disappointed but maybe as you say it may be the best around. Will muddle on with what I now have but keep eyes open for something else. Too bad the MAAM people do not have one. Bud
Post by Allen Peterson on Mar 4, 2011 16:20:17 GMT -5
I'm going to fly the Goose some more to check it out further. The FDs are probably fixable, I just have to decide if I want to spend the time. Since I got my new motherboard and WIN7 I have not re-installed FSX. I plan to do that soon and then I'll see if I can get the FSX Goose to run in FS9. So don't give up hope, Bud.
Tom I have just about given up on the Goose. Am lookong at the DeHavlland DHC-3 Otter. I like this one but again it is like that other goose I mentioned, it gose crazy on finals. Must be me. I can screw up a free lunch better than anyone. Maybe I should send you this one ? Bud
Post by Tom Goodrick on Mar 5, 2011 10:03:03 GMT -5
No. I have the Goose. I have flown it around the pattern and made a decent landing. I will fix up the FD a little. I glanced at the aircraft.cfg file and saw some things that need fixing. It flew too fast. I saw slight uneven motion in the replay. But I think the FD can be fixed so it flies very nicely and very realistically with good landings on runways or on water. Why give up on a nice-looking aircraft? I'll have it fixed in a day or two.
Thanks Tom The dim Otter is same as the goose, no lateral stability at all. Even on an ILS approach the plane swings back and forth like a kid on a swing. It must be pilot error but two planes in a row??? Sure no hurry on any of this as I'm not.
Post by Allen Peterson on Mar 5, 2011 14:19:48 GMT -5
Hi Tom, I've been working on the .cfg file, too, I just can't resist an fd that needs help. The .cfg is pretty much fixed, got to do the contact points, stalls and approaches. Nothing in the .air file yet. I'd be interested in your fds when you get them done.