Thursday, 11 July 2013

Virtavia R3Y Tradewind (FSX) Instant Download - PC Aviator

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.

Tradewind Product 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.
  • Vvirtual 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.
  • Iillustrated user manual in PDF format.
  • Turboprop soundset.
  • PhotoShop paintkit files provided.
  • Note - NO 2D panel is provided.

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