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    floatation devices only







    most of my frequent floater miles were accumulated in the Stinson Reliant from GAS

    ..what's in your water?
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    Icon A5.
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    I remember the A5 from MS Flight...its perfect for Heron's Nest too
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    And old favorite that's currently in the rework hanger. The paint is still the old FS9 one.



    But I've redone the panel a bit



    Milton's Beech 18 Cargo Amphib ported over to FSX.
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    And a new favorite which just came out of the rework hanger




    Some panel work here too



    Back wall of the VC



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    And the cabin bits

    Cargo area



    And the passenger area



    Milton's Avia 57 Floatplane with a Louisiana twist to it....
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    OutStanding Work, Willy!
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    Thanks! We've got an online South American floater trip coming up and I did the Avia for that. Someone's got to carry the BBQ grill and other assorted stuff.
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    Well the aluminium finish on the Avia is sublime. But if there is an event, then there must be floatplane enthusiasts - yet this thread is quiet.
    There are a ton of seaplanes and float equipped aircraft in Fsx so I thought it might help if folks could find them all in one place by looking at everybody's preferred floater. Lol

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    OK, let's have one for the Catalina. An oldy (when did it come out, 10 years ago??) but one of my favourites. Sorry for the large pictures.







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    Quote Originally Posted by heywooood View Post
    Well the aluminium finish on the Avia is sublime. But if there is an event, then there must be floatplane enthusiasts - yet this thread is quiet.
    There are a ton of seaplanes and float equipped aircraft in Fsx so I thought it might help if folks could find them all in one place by looking at everybody's preferred floater. Lol
    I can't claim credit for the metal finish on it. I used Nigel's paint kit for it and all I did with the metal was to just not use an alpha layer to keep the shine down and added a thin layer of dirt and grime on top of everything. It's a working plane ya know. Most of what I did to it was inside just having some fun with it.


    Our South American trip isn't planned as an event type thing. Just our normal nightly flights. But if someone else wants to fly along, they're welcome and it's easy enough to get on the SOH server.

    Another floater that I dearly like is the Sikorsky S43. George Diemer's works quite nicely in FSX, but about all I've done with it is working on a sound pack as it comes aliased to the default DC-3.

    RW66, those are some nice Catalina shots there. I can paint 'em, but don't ask me to take a good screenshot. I'm doing good to just get a usable thumbnail.
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    Another oldie, Sibwings excellent Birddog, which also came with as a nice "flotation device" variant!

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    CS C-130 Hercules as a monstrous flotation device. Note the rockets!
    Also an oldie.


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    Willy - I think you captured the vintage / workhorse aluminium finish exactly.
    The cabin details and cockpits are terrific as well.

    there is no such thing as too large when it comes to airplane pics

    I feel like we're getting somewhere now.... I have that CS C130 and have flown the arctic ski-equipped one but never the floater. Time to change that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heywooood View Post






    most of my frequent floater miles were accumulated in the Stinson Reliant from GAS

    ..what's in your water?
    That's a good looking float plane

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    gray eagle - it is another fine aeroplane from the gentlemen of Golden Age Simulations and it is a loverly bird to fly

    the paint is not from the pack though and I cannot remember where I found it
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    As you were sayin'....
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    Nice WH, but I don't recognize that Coastie turbine powered amphibian...what and whose model is that?
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    Looks like Lionheart's Quest Kodiak.
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    okWilly , I see that you're right.
    I don't recall seeing it in that particular paint I guess.
    I didn't buy that one because it was said to be hard on FPS if I recall..

    I've been stuck with more
    than a few birds that I have paid good money for that I just won't use because they
    tax the rig too much. Fsx gotta be smoooove
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    I had the Kodiak in FS9 and it was rough on FPS with my comp I had then (I eventually retired it after it got over 10 years old).

    Wonder if it's still available for FSX? My current rig should handle it just fine.
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    If you're referring to the 2nd screenshot in my 2nd set, I believe that's the FSD Porter.



    The next screenshot at the USCG Station at Port Angeles is Lionheart's Kodiak.

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    here 's a few of mine:








    funny, they're all Grummans?
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    and this one of course, love the Catalina

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    fruit flies like a banana

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