Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Aerosoft DHC-2

Misty Fjords Fly By
Originally uploaded by rbrown3rd.
This is a screen shot of my De Havilland DHC-2, Beaver, in Flight Simulator 2004. This is one of the most famous bush planes ever built. The civilian version DHC-2 Beaver was was manufactured by de Havilland Aircraft of Canada, Ltd. from 1948 to 1969. The MKI is the mostly spread version witha 450 SHP Pratt & Whitney R985. Alternatively a MKII was developed with 550 SHP Alvis Leonides 502/4 engine. Later the less common PT6A6 turboprop powerd Beaver was built between 1964 to 1969. In total almost 1700 plans were built and many of them are beautifully restored and service for tourist flights,transportation and fun all around the world. If you have seen the movie, "Never Cry Wolf," you will remember a very decrepit old Beaver that was used to carry the main character Tyler into the wilderness for his wolf studies. That one was patched with bailing wire and plywood and was still flying. It is a tough and reliable airplane that Aerosoft has modelled very well for FS2004.