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  1. #151

    The de Havilland Fox Moth

    Today's addition to this thread is the Fox Moth. It's here in our Warbirds Library and here is the link to download it:

  2. #152
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    Luckily for De Havilland the Moth family is quite large


  3. #153

    The Monocoupe 90A

    Today's feature is the Monocoupe 90A. A beautiful model has been done by Golden Age Simulations and is currently selling for $24.95 both there and online etailers. There is also a freeware version and a panel update for it at Simviation:


    Simviation: Model:

    Photo from Golden Age Simulations:

  4. #154

    Gee Bee Super Sportster

    Today August 19 and tomorrow August 20 entry is the Gee Bee Super Sportster. It is available online from etailers as a payware addon and I only found it free as a port-over at Flyaway simulation here:

    There is a mention of an Alabeo payware in Avsim's addon repaints for IT and at Flyaway he says the FS2004 version repaints won't work with this one. Simshack has the Alabeo and says FSX/P3D though I don't know if the "P3D" is just 1-2-3. It's 47MB of package. The payware Virtavia is FSX/FS2004 which to me means port-over not native FSX but it is 148MB with a ton of repaints it says and special effects.

  5. #155

    Travel Air E-4000

    I haven't been procrastinating just because I was doing updates to Argentia but there has been nothing new on the calendar. Today, though there IS something new. Developed by a group that included Walter H. Beech, Clyde Cessna and Lloyd Stearman, this beauty was developed. Sadly, the Great Depression did them in and the company was acquired in 1930 by Curiss-Wright. There are two available to us:

    First, Golden Age Simulations has a package of three models for $29.95 immediate download:

    Flyaway Simulation (I didn't get any other links to freeware) has a modified version of Bill and Lynn Lyon's Magic One Travel Air 4000 converted with permission and shared by the Cielo Company here:
    It is only one model:

    I found some repaints for the original FS2004 Travel Air 4000 created by Bill and Lynn Lyons in our Warbirds Library, repaints ONLY back in 2006. A little search and I found the original "" at Simviation at this link:
    In the Flyaway simulation conversion, the readme says that Cielo is using all FSX gauges so I am guessing that the Lyons' used a lot if not all FS98 gauges as is often the case which worked in FS2004 but NOT in FSX or later sims so if you want to try the original go for it and post success (or not) here please.

  6. #156

    Finally Something New And Different

    First I found this... from 2012 from Bomber 12

    The Pietenpol Air Camper. The first link is by Robert Kerr of a modernized version and found at Avsim described as FSX Original:

    The second link is from Simviation of a package from Lynn and Bill Lyons which is FS2004 and I trust will work in FSX. It also includes a Stinson SR-9C


  7. #157

    The FM-2 Wildcat

    Built by the Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors, the FM-2 Wildcat essentially is an improved version of the famous Grumman F4F-4. Recognized by its taller fin than the F4F, the FM-2 was also modified to include an improved power plant, increased ammunition capacity by reducing its armament from six .50-inch machine guns to four, and improved directional stability with a modified fin.

    I found a freeware version native FSX including the Escort Carrier USS Savo Island. The aircraft is marked for VC-27. Also below is a link to the update by Jerry Beckwith also from AVSim. Enjoy!

  8. #158

    Something New For A Change

    There have been a lot of repeated aircraft just different pictures on my calendar but here is a new one: It's the Avro 504 and there are a few different choices to download free and payware. First, always the best is free LOL!: At AVSIM is the 504N the last version produced from 1922 to 1931 with two versions at this link:

    Now again free: Steven Barstow's FS2004 Avro 504K at (and others) There are a lot of nice repaints for this at AVSIM as well as our Warbirds Library.

    Next is the Aircraft Factory Avro 504K. This link is the least expensive at Simshack:

    Here is a link to the official Avro 504 webpage:

  9. #159

    Something New Again Today

    The stubby little pre-war fighter by Grumman. I searched our library and also the forum and did not find any posts so I am going on the assumption that this hasn't been done yet. I bought Aeroplane Heaven's version when it came out from a vendor and ended up with the FS2002/FS2004 version from them but after I contacted AH they updated the vendor and I got the FSX version. Now, through their generosity you can download it for free over at ORBX Central. You can also get pre-wwii aircraft carriers to fly on and off in our library here and if you install Carrier Convoy Planner (CCP) you will be able to position yourself on deck to start. I think that this would really be a lot of fun to get a couple more simmers to join you on JoinFS in multiplayer which I have done in the past with other USN aircraft. Anyway if you would like it (it is for both FSX and P3D) head on over to ORBX Central.

    There was a post here in 2015 asking for the earlier AH version they made available as freeware for anyone interested in reading it. Cazzie did textures and a layered paintkit available here in the SOH Warbirds library.

    All the beautiful photos got me in the mood again so I installed it again and will go and find a carrier to do quals on. In the Swordfish post previously you can install the Swordfish and then have a pre-IFLOS "Paddles" to install for your carrier quals on the carrier. I did that before and it was really "cool". There is no audio like VLSO because their LSO did not "talk the pilot down" but used visual signals. It would have been really fantastic if it was TacPacked with the machine guns and bombs for those inclined. If I missed that let me know and post the mod here please. Somewhere I have a complete set of repaints for all 18 aircraft of a squadron with all correct marking I found on the web. This is the section leader (full cowl) from VF6 (the blue color) assigned to USS Enterprise CV6 in 1939.

    The photo below is from that post and credit goes to mgv3d:

    Last edited by tgycgijoes; October 7th, 2023 at 11:09.

  10. #160

    Something New Today

    Well, this morning there is a new page on the calendar, (not that there's a new page every day unless I forget to change it LOL) with the Grumman G44A Widgeon. I did a good search including the Warbirds Library but the only FSX are from Flysimware, payware. There a some repaints here and on line. AND, I found a freeware from Joe Binka for FS2004 at Flightsim. I downloaded and installed it in FSX to check it out for here. It DOES work in FSX but...and it's kinda a big BUT! There is NO VC only a 2D panel and it's not authentic but an alias to the Beechcraft Baron 58. It does pull up FSX's version but I was disappointed so I removed it from my FSX. Now to the GOOD NEWS! I searched again because I thought that I had seen a VC mod and lo and behold, I found an FSX/P3D version in Perfect Flight by our own A.F. Scrub right here:

    It works perfectly in P3D V4.5 and has a beautiful authentic VC as well as quite a number of repaints, the file is a wopping 16.5 MB if you are looking for a new amphibian, give this one a try.

    Have a great day!

  11. #161
    Hard to beat a Grumman. Unless maybe a Lockheed!
    Striker, listen, and you listen close: flying a plane is no different than riding a bicycle, just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

  12. #162
    I tried converting the Joe Binka G-44A radial version with MCX and merged it with the goose VC. Came out ok with some nits. Glass is opaque and spinners need chrome. I can probably fix those but the animation of the props needs a fix I can't do with MCX. Prop animation in Scrubby's conversion doesn't look its best either. Anyone able to have a go?
    Striker, listen, and you listen close: flying a plane is no different than riding a bicycle, just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

  13. #163

    Cessna UC-78 Bobcat

    Well, here is a new one for the thread...from our Warbirds Library is the T-50 which is pretty much the same as the UC-78. Here is our link to the library:
    http://Add-Ons LibraryFS Add-Ons Lib...P3D

    The original use of Cessna's T-50s had been in a light transport role, and in 1942 the USAAF decided that these aircraft would be valuable for liaison/communication purposes and as light personnel transports. Production of this variant totalled 1,287, the aircraft being named Bobcat and given the designation C-78, later changed to UC-78. In addition, a small number of commercial T-50s were impressed for service with the USAAF under the designation UC-78A. (From

    PC Aviator still has the Milviz version for sale for $39.95. Blackbird Simulations is not selling it any longer for P3DV4 or FSX or SE. I do not believe at this time even though Blackbird Simulations has created a version for MSFS and made some of their FSX/P3D aircraft available for free download at ORBX this is not available there at least not yet.

    Download it from our library if you want to fly it.

  14. #164
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    I always enjoy this post with the huge variety of aircraft.

    The Milviz/Blackbird T-50 is available free to download from their site under Freebies


  15. #165

    Milviz Blackbird Site

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteHam View Post
    I always enjoy this post with the huge variety of aircraft.

    The Milviz/Blackbird T-50 is available free to download from their site under Freebies

    I'll look again, I like this aircraft too. I didn't see it, I thought it said UNAVAILABLE but may not have looked under freebies. If it is still availableI will post the link. Thank you for the HU

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  17. #167

    I Never Knew This

    I have had many comments here about discovering such unique aircraft and I always love to broaden my aviation education. That is one of these discoveries. I understand from research that the Max Holste M.H. 1521 Broussard was originally an FS2002 aircraft. Then it was updated to use in FS2004 and finally our beloved "Scrubby" updated it to FSX. Here is the link in to the free version of this unusual plane. From reading here back in 2017 it was being created for P3D V4 and when AT Simulations announced that they were developing a payware version the free project was abandoned. IF you would like to try their version for 3 days for free you can mosie on down to their website here and read about and download your trial:

    Here is a shot of the real one:

  18. #168

    Vultee BT-13/BT-15-SNV-1

    Today's beautiful airplane is the second phase USAAF trainer the Valiant. I didn't think I would find one other than Paul Clawson's old one but Flyaway Simulation has a download of an update of it here:

    Back a few years ago I tackled updating it as well for FS9 but never updated it for FSX not having the knowledge I do now. I may do it in the near future as a native and even, P3D V4x, we'll see if the mood strikes me There was also a USMC vet who was working on it but never completed it for FS9. A shame because he was doing a really nice job having access to a real one. It was a lot better than mine. I corresponded with him for awhile but he had moved on from flight simming into restoring some classic car I forget what it was. I wasn't able to get an answer of the differences even online between the variants.

  19. #169

    Piper PA-12

    Back in 2011 here in the Outhouse Paul Clawson aka "Put Put" released an FSX Acceleration Native version that is still available. Here is the link to his post back then: He said that he posted it at Simviation and Flightsim. I searched Simviation and came up with it right away at this link:

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