Embark on your most realistic flight to date, with Wing42's (revolutionary) Boeing 247D. Developed in 1933, this aircraft set the standard for a new generation of airliners. Gone were the days of wood-and-canvas contraptions, now the future awaits with Boeing's first-of-a-kind modern airliner! Features such as a retractable landing gear, cantilevered wings, and a top speed of over *190 miles per hour, undoubtedly make the 247D a remarkable aircraft with historic significance.

The Wing42 Boeing 247D is the first aircraft in MSFS to fully implement a radio range navigation module that will have you "flying the beam." So attune your ears and decipher the code, it's by no means an easy feat, but it's all geared towards giving you an experience like no other. If you are looking for immersion that simulates a wide range of behaviours and effects, then prepare to have your hat blown off with our custom-coded Prop-o-Tronic Physics Engine. It uses real-world physics to simulate a rich and interactive flight with significant consequences - so don't be ill-prepared!

Full list of Features

3D Model

High fidelity 3d model with high-resolution PBR textures throughout the aircraft.

Flight Model

Super-realistic flight model, based on aerodynamic analysis and numerous sources from operating procedures to pilot reports. The flight model for the Boeing 247D was meticulously developed by aerodynamics expert Pamela Brooker, verified and tested by seasoned pilots.

System Simulation

The Boeing 247D features our first implementation of the Prop-o-Tronic physics engine in Microsoft Flight Simulator. Systems accurately simulated by Prop-o-Tronic are:

  • Oil System
    Viscosity, temperature, 4 different oil grades are all simulated for dozens of parts in the engine.
  • Electrical System
    Real-world engineering calculations to accurately simulate voltages and currents. Make sure to pack some extra fuses, because they can pop during flight.
  • Realistic Heat-exchange
    Instead of relying on MSFS lookup-tables, heat is calculated using real-world engineering formulas that define the interaction between all the different parts of the engines. Heat is exchanged via convection, conduction and radiation.
  • Much, much more

Animations

Custom animations for all moving parts and controls, from the light switch in the wash room to the vibration of the antenna wire in the wind.

Ground operations and our virtual clipboard

Our virtual clipboard is used to install various ground equipment, remove the cowling of the Pratt&Whitney S1H1-G engines, load the aircraft with passengers, cargo, mail, fuel and oil, and get the engines started. We also provide some key-reference data for your flight, in case you don’t have your checklists handy.

Realistic engine start-up procedure

The 247 had a peculiar engine starter, consisting of a flywheel with a hand-crank and clutch, both operated by the ground crew. You can either have your virtual ground crew do their job, or get your hands dirty by hand-cranking the engines yourself.

Sound

The add-on comes with a custom WWise sound pack, carefully designed by the professional audio mastermind Zak Spence. It includes amazing engine sounds, wind effects, audible controls and much more for a most immersive experience. Hear the engines roar, the equipment rumble, the radio crack and the switches click.

Fully functional Radio Range Navigation

The Wing42 Boeing 247D features an now outdated radio navigation system called “radio range”. The pilot of a historic 1930s aircraft would dial in a frequency on the radio and listen to the changing Morse code transmitted to find his way. It is an annoying and challenging, yet very rewarding way of navigating the skies. We included almost 700 historical radio stations (around 400 of them located in the U.S.A.) and outfitted the aircraft with a Bendix MR1B wireless controller.

But fear not! We also provide plenty of information in form of manuals and video tutorials to get you started!

Custom FX

Utilizing the new effects system where possible, the Boeing 247D comes with custom made effects. From engine smoke to reading lamps in the cabin, the Boeing has them all!

Documentation

We provide extensive learning material to help you familiarize yourself with the aircraft. Included are two training manuals from the 1940s to familiarize yourself with old-fashioned radio navigation.

Liveries

The Wing42 Boeing 247D comes in nine different variations:

  • Fictional Wing42 livery
  • United Air Lines NC13361 (1933 livery)
  • Precipitation Control N3977C
  • Lufthansa D-AGAR
  • Chevron Standard Limited CF-JRQ
  • United Air Lines NC13326 (1941 livery)
  • Pennsylvania Central Airlines NC13348
  • Empire Airlines NC41814
  • Lamsa XA-DIY
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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Most recent reviews:
Maximilian
04/20/2022
I bought this beautiful piece of aviation history in the MSFS marketplace and cannot emphasize strong enough how well and authentic the developers have recreated this beauty in the virtual world. 10/10 recommendation for every pilot who is looking for a little challenge engine-management wise and for those who want to get a feel for how nice and "true" those airplanes handled back in the days!
ALAIN
04/14/2022
Bought at WING42 Website, this is the best aircraft I've ever seen.There are many details that make this plane wonderful!
The price is also awesome.Don’t deprive yourself of it!!!
Peter
04/10/2022
Purchased elsewhere, but I want to give a shout out! Absolutely 5 stars, it's a steal for this money. As a scenery developer, I can immediately spot when a developer truly loves the product he/she creates. If you've read the blog, you could see how much work went into this one, including hand placing 100s of rivets. The aircraft itself is a labour of love. Unlike (thankfully IMHO) Local Legends, this plane comes with original 1930's instrumentation. No GPS to ruin the immersion (not even VOR, only the radio range system used at the time, which is a big part of this addon with full tutorials).
You can even listen original 1930s music if you tune your radio right. At night, the radio-luminescent instruments start to fade after a while, and you have to recharge them by turning the cockpit lighting on. And you can use the soap dispenser in the toilet. Yes, heard it right, it's that detailed! It has a really cool clipboard system to deal with loadouts, engine start, etc. This wonderful addon transports you back into the 30's, and it's a true homeage to the original plane, with incredible detail! Still would have bought for 3x the price, it's that good, but beware, if you're into glass cockpits, and autopilot flying the plane for you, then this aircraft is not for you. However if you're up to the challange to conquer this beauty and soar majesticly through the sky, while trying your best to stay on course using stone age navigation, then BUY IT! NOW! What are waiting for???
Joao
*Verified Product User*
04/09/2022
Amazing value for money. This addon sets the new standard for msfs aircraft.
christian
*Verified Product User*
04/06/2022
this was a huge suprise! This plane is so cheap considering everything that comes with it and this is hands down my best flight experience. I highly recommend you watch someone fly this bird on youtube cause there is way to much to explain with just letters!
Graeme
*Verified Product User*
04/06/2022
Amazing plane, amazing price, dev deserves great credit for all the work he’s put into this and then priced it so low, 10/10
Mike
04/04/2022
I bought at Wing42's Website and must say that this plane is just awesome !
Robert
*Verified Product User*
04/03/2022
Being a big fan of vintage aircraft in MSFS2020, I've been following the development of this aircraft sim for quite a while. I like it! The sim takes some getting used to since the switches, levers and other controls maintain their state from one session to the next and you don't just jump in and start flying without a little forethought as to the condition you left the plane in the last time you flew. Having said that, this is a very immersive experience and quite a solid performer.
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FILESIZE
1.6 GB
REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

CPU: Ryzen 3 1200/Intel i5-4460
GPU: Radeon RX 570 / NVIDIA GTX 770
VRAM: 4GB
RAM: 8GB
HDD: 4.07GB

 

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

CPU: Ryzen 5 1500X / Intel i5-8400
GPU: Radeon RX 590 / Nvidia GTX 970
VRAM: 4GB
RAM: 16GB
HDD: 4.07GB

LANGUAGE
English
DEVELOPER
Wing42
Customer Reviews
WING42 - BOEING 247D MSFS
Maximilian
I bought this beautiful piece of aviation history in the MSFS marketplace and cannot emphasize strong enough how well and authentic the developers have recreated this beauty in the virtual world. 10/10 recommendation for every pilot who is looking for a little challenge engine-manageme-
nt wise and for those who want to get a feel for how nice and "true" those airplanes handled back in the days!
WING42 - BOEING 247D MSFS
ALAIN
Bought at WING42 Website, this is the best aircraft I've ever seen.There are many details that make this plane wonderful! The price is also awesome.Don’t deprive yourself of it!!!
WING42 - BOEING 247D MSFS
Peter
Purchased elsewhere, but I want to give a shout out! Absolutely 5 stars, it's a steal for this money. As a scenery developer, I can immediately spot when a developer truly loves the product he/she creates. If you've read the blog, you could see how much work went into this one, including hand placing 100s of rivets. The aircraft itself is a labour of love. Unlike (thankfully IMHO) Local Legends, this plane comes with original 1930's instrumentation-
. No GPS to ruin the immersion (not even VOR, only the radio range system used at the time, which is a big part of this addon with full tutorials). Yo-
u can even listen original 1930s music if you tune your radio right. At night, the radio-luminesce-
nt instruments start to fade after a while, and you have to recharge them by turning the cockpit lighting on. And you can use the soap dispenser in the toilet. Yes, heard it right, it's that detailed! It has a really cool clipboard system to deal with loadouts, engine start, etc. This wonderful addon transports you back into the 30's, and it's a true homeage to the original plane, with incredible detail! Still would have bought for 3x the price, it's that good, but beware, if you're into glass cockpits, and autopilot flying the plane for you, then this aircraft is not for you. However if you're up to the challange to conquer this beauty and soar majesticly through the sky, while trying your best to stay on course using stone age navigation, then BUY IT! NOW! What are waiting for???
WING42 - BOEING 247D MSFS
Joao
Amazing value for money. This addon sets the new standard for msfs aircraft.
WING42 - BOEING 247D MSFS
christian
this was a huge suprise! This plane is so cheap considering everything that comes with it and this is hands down my best flight experience. I highly recommend you watch someone fly this bird on youtube cause there is way to much to explain with just letters!
WING42 - BOEING 247D MSFS
Graeme
Amazing plane, amazing price, dev deserves great credit for all the work he’s put into this and then priced it so low, 10/10
WING42 - BOEING 247D MSFS
Mike
I bought at Wing42's Website and must say that this plane is just awesome !
WING42 - BOEING 247D MSFS
Robert
Being a big fan of vintage aircraft in MSFS2020, I've been following the development of this aircraft sim for quite a while. I like it! The sim takes some getting used to since the switches, levers and other controls maintain their state from one session to the next and you don't just jump in and start flying without a little forethought as to the condition you left the plane in the last time you flew. Having said that, this is a very immersive experience and quite a solid performer.
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