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Airfoillabs Previews DC-3/C-47


We would like to present to you the results of our latestdevelopment progress of the iconic Dakota airplane.

The screens represent the current state of 3d modelling and PBRtexturing. Behind the scenes the basic flight model is ready but as weaim for high realism, it will take time before all the systems will befinished. The release date is not set - we want a study level Dakotathat we dream about and that is the priority.


The story behind Dakota project is that we have started acooperation with French Association Merville-Dakota:


We are very grateful to them for providing us with information andopportunity to gather visual data of the aircraft and otherdocuments. There will certainly be a special livery dedicated to theirC-47. The amazing fact is that this precise plane flew the night of 6June 1944 and dropped paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division overNormandy. We would like very much to catch some of this history in thesimulation.


More Technical Facts

  • There will be two variants of the Dakota C-47 (Military) and DC-3 (airliner) and there will be differences in the doors location as well as in the cabin layout.
  • We are making FMOD sound pack inhouse for better Pratt & Whitney "music".
  • Similarly to our King Air 350 we would like the aircraft to be user friendly nevertheless the realism will be there for hard simmers.
  • We have an opportunity to consult the project with a real DC-3 pilot.


That's all for now. We will keep you updated.I wish you good health and lot's of amazing flights.

[Editor's Note: while the developers don't ever say, based on their pasthistory we believe this is for X-Plane 11.]


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