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Anyone care to take a stab at a Buffalo Airways repaint for the MAAM-SIM DC-3? Buffalo Airways is based in Hay River, NWT (Canada) and flies a regular scheduled service from Hay River to Yellowknife. The majority of their flying, however, is charters and cargo to various locations throughout the far north of Canada. I do believe it is one of the very few places in north america where you can still book a flight on a DC-3. I hope to be able to ride it for real one day! Their fleet consists of numerous vintage prop planes along with a few light aircraft.Here is a link to the Buffalo Airways website where they have info and pics on their DC-3's.http://www.buffaloairways.com/douglas_dc-3.htmPictures of Buffalo aircraft can also be found on airliners.net. Here are a few examples:(one of the two main livery schemes on the DC-3's)http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1026760/L/http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1026762/L/(the other, probably more recent one)http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0694772/L/RuahrcPS Have any plans on making this model of DC-3? :) J/K, but much like the amphibious DC-3, it is quite an interesting variant!http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0694924/L/

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RuahrcIf you PM me with your email address, I have a Buffalo texture I will send you

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Ruahrc (how do you pronounce your name?)We don't have a model as yet to suit the Buffalo ladies accurately, but will do presently. I did paint three of them up for FS2002 (www.swiremariners.com/dc3FS8.html) but have been holding on any paints in FS2004 for the above reason.As for the Basler-engined monstrosity you add to the bottom of your post ... NO! :) What a horrible-looking thing! Interesting, though, thanks for posting.MarkMark "Dark Moment" BeaumontVP Fleet, DC-3 AirwaysTeam Member, MAAM-SIM[a href=http://www.swiremariners.com/cathayhk.html" target="_blank]http://www.paxship.com/avsimlogo.jpg[/a]


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Can one elighten the ignorant on what is different about the Buffalo Airways planes? I thought they were standard C-47's, most of them acquired from the Canadian Air Force. Do they have different engines or something?Ruahrc

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Off the top of my head I believe they are all basically ex-C-47s, yes; Buffalo call them all DC-3s which they may well be if they have been reclassified as such for civilian use. Or, indeed, some still may be technically C-47s. Without looking up all their individual records, I would guess that most are C-47A models. These were C-47s but with a 24 volt instead of 12 volt electrical system. I would also guess that they are all carrying Pratt and Whitney 1830-92 engines; it would be unusual for any one operator to mix in Wright Cyclone-engined aircraft because of the issue of spares and maintenance.C-GWIR that you link as a 'later' livery is in fact just an oddball scheme; all the 'planes you show are current. I painted up three of them for FS2002 only because there are livery differences, nothing else. The FS model was the same. That said, in the real world I have yet to come across two identical aircraft!If you want to check them all out more thoroughly, for any reason, start here:http://www.xs4all.nl/~rioolpw/maind.htmlOr call Joe McBryan at Buffalo, of course!MarkMark "Dark Moment" BeaumontVP Fleet, DC-3 AirwaysTeam Member, MAAM-SIM[a href=http://www.swiremariners.com/cathayhk.html" target="_blank]http://www.paxship.com/avsimlogo.jpg[/a]


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