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FSX and FS2004 Short Empire flying boat. These famous aircraft formed the backbone of the Imperial Airways, it's sucessor BOAC, and its partners Qantas Empire Airways and TEAL from the mid 1930s and through World War Two. Three variants in six color schemes included. Improved version 2 model, modified to work with FSX as well as FS2004. By Jens B. Kristensen
FSX / FS2004 Short S.23, S.30 and S.33 Empire By Jens B. Kristensen. These famous aircraft formed the backbone of the British national airline, Imperial Airways, it's sucessor B.O.A.C. and its partners Qantas Empire Airways and TEAL from the mid ‘thirties and through World War Two. The aircraft that survived the war were replaced by more modern aircraft in 1946-47. The C-class also served as the basis of a famous, military flying boat, the Short Sunderland. For more details and flying instructions see the pdf document installed in the JBK Short S23\Manual folder. This package includes three variant in six colour schemes: Normal, short-range S.23: Imperial Airways 'Canopus', Qantas 'Coorong'. Medium-range S.30 and S.33: TEAL 'Awarua', BOAC 'Cleopatra' Extended-range S.30: Imperial Airways 'Cabot', and BOAC 'Clare' in war-time camouflage. ---- Version 2.0 for FSX and FS2004. The model now works with FSX as well as FS2004. The panel and virtual cockpit are improved, and the take-off is more realistic with a shorter take-off run. ---- Installation: *To install for Flight Simulator X: Just run the included setup program. *To install for Flight Simulator 2004 - A Century of Flight: 1) Run the included setup program. When you get to the "Destination Folder" dialog, click the 'Browse' button and locate your Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9\aircraft folder. 2) Continue the setup! ---- Sounds: The stock Douglas DC-3 sounds are used. Replace with more interesting propliner sounds if you wish. ---- The Flight Dynamics for this aircraft were originally developed with Stuart Greens FS2004 Short Sunderland as a starting point, and while the aircraft.cfg file has been completely rewritten for the Short Empire some sections of the Short Empire.air file are unchanged. ---- The gauges are to a large extent default gauges of Flight Simulator 2004, a few of them modified for four engines. Magneto switches, starter buttons, prop feathering buttons and engine gauges are based on public domain gauges by Mike (MoparMike) Wagner, converted to XML by Jens B. Kristensen. ---- This plane was originally made in may 2004 with FSDS 2.24, this new version with FSDS 3.0; textures with Paint Shop Pro and DxtBmp, panel with FS Panel Studio. It is freeware and must stay that way. Good luck flying the Short Empire! Jens B. Kristensen, 15. february 2007 Jens.B.Kristensen@mail.tele.dk
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