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Twin Otter X Extended - inspiration?

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Hey all,

 

We've had so many great add-ons released over the last year, and some releases quite close together, which meant for me at least, that some brilliant new aircraft really haven't had the attention they deserve.

 

The biggest example of this for me, is the Aerosoft Twin Otter X Extended - it is a fantastic addon, flies beautifully, looks great, excellent performance, etc... but I just haven't had the time to fly it.

 

So............. Can anyone tell recommend any real world operations and routes for this aircraft, that I can simulate ?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Winair,

 

St Maarten (TNCM) to SABA!

 

Thats going to be one tough landing to make!

 

SABA is a small island located South of St Maarten (Very close)

Its like a rock with an airstrip hanging off the side of it!

 

Have not tried to land the Otter at SABA myself yet, but boy was it tough in the Piper Cub!

I was using the Fly Tampa ST Maarten pack.

 

 

http://www.sabatourism.com/sabasairport.html

 

b.

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Thank you !

 

I have the FlyTampa Maarten complete scenery, but haven't flown it for a long time, and never thought of it for the Twin Otter.   Great suggestion!

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Have not tried to land the Otter at SABA

 

Landing at SABA is a blast (with upgraded scenery - it's a mess in default FSX) - started going there in an BN Islander (piece of cake), but the Otter is a bit more exciting, not bad at all, but as you might imagine, engine power management is critical :P

 

also,  St. Barts is really good practice for Saba and not far our of your way from St Maarten...

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Also try Glasgow to Barra, on the beach, in the Scottish Highlands!

 

But you'll need Aerosoft,s dangerous airports Vol 1, for Barra!

 

Cheers,

 

Mal...

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If you have Tongass Fjords X, then East and Northeast of Scud River (CAB6) to the 4 unlisted mining airstrips shown in the area's documentation will provide some very interesting and intense challenges for the aspiring Otter pilot...  :lol:

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Thank you !

 

I have the FlyTampa Maarten complete scenery, but haven't flown it for a long time, and never thought of it for the Twin Otter.   Great suggestion!

 

Don't forget the flight from TNCM to TFFJ (Saint Barts). To me the landing on runway 10 is the toughest in Flight Sim.

 

I did it for real back in 2012, my wife and I were the only passengers on the plane. Click HERE for HD video of the landing.

 

 

I also captured the engine start (Captain Brooks was a great guy to fly with), click HERE for that.

 

And of course spotting there was amazing....

 

 

Also, look up the freeware Sint Eustatius photo scenery here in the library. It includes the airport and is a frequent destination for WinAir from TNCM..... (look for St Eustatius, Caribbean, PhotoScenery V2 by Harald Sandvik)

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If you get Aerosoft Seychelles you could fly some twotter flights to many small airstrips. Air Seychelles operates multiple twin otters to those from the main Seychelles Intl airport...

 

Most of those airstrips are rather rough without many buildings, however they are very well made just like the whole scenery. 

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Victoria Harbour, BC to Vancouver Harbour.

 

Westcoast Air / Harbour Air flies this route every hour.

 

Likewise Nanaimo to Vancouver.

 

Use the -100 Float plane!

 

(credit to PlaneSpotters.net)

 

 


..and the FSX version

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Victoria Harbour, BC to Vancouver Harbour.

 

Westcoast Air / Harbour Air flies this route every hour.

 

Likewise Nanaimo to Vancouver.

 

Use the -100 Float plane!

 

(credit to PlaneSpotters.net)

 

 

..and the FSX version

Funny you should mention this.  Just did the route last night in the West Air bird.

 

Obie

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I, too have not had the time to use the Twotter, but I have another idea where to fly it already: FlyTampa's Grenadines look like a great place for the Twin Otter!

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North Queensland into Papua New Guinea?

 

Maldives?

 

I have to admit, it's been sitting unflown in my hanger almost since release. Not really sure why...

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VNKT (Katmandu, with Thai Creations, VNKT) to Lukla (Aerosoft's Lukla).

 

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I would definately take her into PNG and Indonesia. Some great airstrips there, especially if you have the Bush Flying PNG scenery (can't remember who did it)

 

I know its not a twotter, but check out these videos for a taste of flying in "Jungle" http://vimeo.com/indopilot

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I would think of any kind of bush-flying and island-hopping for the Twotter (they may not be RW routes, though).

 

Lemme add:

 

  • (Aerosoft) Tahiti (new version in development)
  • (PacSim) Tonga (two titles - the international airport and the three domestic airports bundle)
  • (Newport) Antigua (enhancing the two titles of Caribbean stuff by FlyTampa)

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This is very strange - there's another 'version' of this same thread with lot's of replies - I didn't realize there had even been a duplicate.   I didn't see it yesterday when I posted.   Strange!

 

Thanks for those suggestions Brian; going to look at them now  :cool:

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There are real world paints for Papua and St. Marten. I've been using it in Norway as there are excellent Wideroe repaints around. The plane lacks still some important paints, wish that the repainters work harder... The Loganair comes to mind in this respect. If you own the earthsimulations sceneries Scilly Airbus certainly takes you to interesting locations.

 

Frontier paint is also available, they used it, I think, in the Rocky

Mountains.

 

I believe that new paints will eventually appear and we are able to use it in real world routes even more.

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This is very strange - there's another 'version' of this same thread with lot's of replies - I didn't realize there had even been a duplicate.   I didn't see it yesterday when I posted.   Strange!

 

Thanks for those suggestions Brian; going to look at them now   :cool:

 

There has to be something strange going on with the website. I had something similiar happen to me too!

Does anyone fly the Twin Otter into Jackson Hole Airport Wy? (KJAC)

 

Or does anyone fly the Twin Otter in the CRM area? Given the high elevation, I would think it ideal?

 

(Yes, if you guessed, I am looking for a realistic way to fly the Twin Otter in the CRM Orbx scenery.. Lol)

 

B.

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I would tend to think (don't know for sure) that using the twotter in a high mountainous region like KJAC..area  wouldn't be all that great since it is not a pressurized plane.. I would think more corporate type a/c would be better (Citation X, B200, PC12, etc)

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Yes, if you guessed, I am looking for a realistic way to fly the Twin Otter in the CRM Orbx scenery.. Lol

 

These guys (http://www.mccallaviation.com/planes.html)  fly a BN Islander out of Idaho, so I don't think it would be too much of a stretch to imagine an "upgrade" to Otters for trips around the CRM area.

 

Also see: http://oddballpilot.com/2013/04/aircraft-walkthrough-mccall-aviation-britten-norman-bn-2-islander/

 

I fly my "Fire Jumpers" Otter out of West Yellowstone a lot - just sayin' :P

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