VIRTAVIA - R3Y TRADEWIND FSX

R3Y TRADEWIND FSX

VIRTAVIA
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Originally developed to fulfill the long-range maritime reconnaissance role, the Convair XP5Y-1 was noteworthy for its high-speed blended-hull design, intended to overcome the aerodynamic drag associated with flying boat hulls. Powered by four 5250 shp Allison XT-40-A-4 turboprops, it flew for the first time on April 18, 1950. Changes in USN requirements led to a redesign of the aircraft to the transport role. Re-designated R3Y Tradewind, 11 aircraft were built. Several modifications were incorporated into the new R3Y-1 including increased horsepower T-40-A-10 engines, new nacelles, shorter airscrew driveshafts and tailpipes, and V-shaped float struts. Convair later re-designed the nose and added a large hinged door at the bow. This new version was designated R3Y-2 and flew on October 22, 1954. A last attempt at salvaging the project resulted in a refuelling tanker conversion, but this was not enough to save the Tradewind. All were scrapped in 1959.

Features -

  • 3 model variations with 4 texture set variations :
    • R3Y-1 ‘Indian Ocean Tradewind’
    • R3Y-1 ‘Coral Sea Tradewind’
    • R3Y-2 ‘Caribbean Sea Tradewind’
    • R3Y-2 ‘South Pacific Tradewind’
  • both R3Y-1 'Cruiser' and R3Y-2 'Bowloader' variants included.
  • virtual cockpit with gauges and controls.
  • stunning bump-mapped 2048-pixel texture sets.
  • very high quality native FSX models.
  • highly detailed and accurate beaching cradle included.
  • animated opening doors, crew and Bowloader nose with extendable ramps
  • RY3-2 'Bowloader' refuelling version also included, with animated hoses.
  • togglable realistic crew figures with accurate period flight gear.
  • virtual cockpit includes several interior spaces including main hold.
  • wide range of alternative viewpoints for interior and exterior.
  • animated, featherable contra-rotating propeller blades.
  • illustrated user manual in PDF format.
  • turboprop soundset.
  • PhotoShop paintkit files provided.
  • Note - NO 2D panel is provided.
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FILESIZE
152MB
REQUIREMENTS

FSX

Customer Reviews
BIJAN HABASHI - 4 SEASON PACK V7.2 - MSFS
Mark
Was a big fan of this product when it first came out. However, has not been updated in a long time and is now causing performance problems with some of latest sim releases. Really hope they don't abandon this product.
FLYSIMWARE LLC - CESSNA 414AW CHANCELLOR MSFS
Ricardo
By far my favourite GA aircraft for MSFS to date. Loving the details and performance of this plane. Sound is awesome and the different cockpit variants are cool too. Got myself both GTN750s just because of this beautiful plane!
SWISSMILSIM - DE HAVILLAND VAMPIRE DH-100 MSFS
Charles
One piece of information concerning the commentary on the texts in the cockpit of the Vampire: Switzerland being a quadrilingual country, the choice of inscriptions in the cockpit of military aircraft from the 1940-1990 period was delicate. The German-speaking majority did not want to impose itself too much! And as it was the time of the Second World War, making a distinction with the German neighbour was probably important. As a result, all military aircraft had French cockpit markings (with some exceptions on later instruments). The SwissMilSim Vampire being a faithful reproduction of the aircraft of the time, the texts are in French. As for completing with the original English versions with faithful instrumentation-
s, SwissMilSim has done so in FSX and P3D versions with little sales success!
RWY26 SIMULATIONS - MWCR OWEN ROBERTS INTL. AIRPORT MSFS
Byron
Amazing Scenery. Worth the price. I've been following this company for a while and they put out nothing but top notch scenery.
SWISSMILSIM - DE HAVILLAND VAMPIRE DH-100 MSFS
Robert
This is a great little historic aircraft and a nice model. Well worn interior, decent exterior, good set of features and excellent sound that is all too often lacking in far more expensive payware. It's old, cranky and not so fast, but has good pilot viz and fun to fly. Hopefully, folks will come out with some other liveries and more will give the Vampire a chance because it's worth it.
TROPICALSIM - ALBUQUERQUE INTL KABQ MSFS
Olivier
Comment to my previuous review OF course, as usual, the screenshots DO NOT capture the real work done
SWISSMILSIM - DE HAVILLAND VAMPIRE DH-100 MSFS
Garry
Those who criticise the looks have no idea what they are talking about while i'm not a pilot i have sat in a real vampire and the cockpit was just how it was in the real world, i also see no problems with the texturing and quality on the exterior model either, and while i have seen a few planes textured a little better they in no way deserve your crummy 1 star. The external textures are part of the livery and could be improved by other textures if they get made anyway.. That all being said i do have some issues, the documentation while good can be a little confusing in its wording i am guessing this maybe a language translation issue i would also for this price hoped it would come with a few different versions and some historical liveries like raf. After shutting down ambient sounds vanish which is a little weird and there is no sound difference between canopy open and closed The labels in the cockpit are German? while i hate to be arrogant most simmers speak English and English is the international language of aviation so would have been nice to have them in English .apart from those which are minor the plane is great to fly and the sound of the Goblin Engine is amazing. i found it pretty tricky to land getting the speed right i also found it very easy to spin and i haven't been able to recover from it maybe its me or maybe its unrecoverable i have no idea if the real one was so easy to spin also that engine blows up a lot so need to keep the throttle down out of the red all in all a good product and i hope a few fixes are made to make it even better
TROPICALSIM - ALBUQUERQUE INTL KABQ MSFS
Olivier
Despite the lack of inside modeling, its a very good work And the terminal is very precisely designed. The airport itself includes many buildings. As usual with Tropical Sim, the screenshots desserve the product
SWISSMILSIM - DE HAVILLAND VAMPIRE DH-100 MSFS
Charles
Those who criticise the appearance of the cockpit have certainly never sat in it. I have flown this plane, I can assure you that it is a very faithful historical reconstruction not only in appearance but also in performance, and not an avatar!
SIERRASIM SIMULATION - LYNDEN PINDLING INTL AIRPORT MYNN MSFS
Byron
Textures are abysmal. Seems all the ground textures were done with google images. Runway textures is horrid and crooked. I wish more time was put into this project as this is my home airport. There's much to be desired. It seems extremely rush. Not worth the money.
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