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Can someone suggest a good prop plane for water take offs and landings?  I just got Orbx's new free CAC8 Nanaimo Water Aerodrome.

 

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The Lionheart Quest Kodiak is quite good.

If You have the GTN750, add Bert's mod and you have a winner.

 

 

Cheers.

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Realair Scout?

 

ps I agree the Kodiak is nice too..

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Bert, I didn't know you provide a GTN mod for the Kodiak as well. I put one in myself but your solution will for sure be superior. 

 

To the OP, Carenados C185F is still nice IMO. 

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The Aerosoft Beaver for FSX installs easily into P3D. Great aircraft.

 

Vic

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A2A Cub on floats!

 

Will give you plenty of time to explore the area! :D

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A2A Cub on floats!

 

Will give you plenty of time to explore the area! :D

 

I have read several posts that say the changes made in P3D version 3.2 and 3.3 make the water too sticky, and the Cub will barely takeoff. 

Realair Scout?

 

ps I agree the Kodiak is nice too..

 

Will the Kodiak work in P3D version 3, on one site that sells it it states this:      This aircraft's MFD / GPS screen presently will not work in Prepar3D V2.1 (Updated) simulator. It does work fine in V1.4 and V2.0, but not V2.1

The Aerosoft Beaver for FSX installs easily into P3D. Great aircraft.

 

Vic

 

On the Aerosoft forum it says you most likely have to use the immigration tool to install into P3D. Is that how you did it, because I hate to start using that took. 

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On the Aerosoft forum it says you most likely have to use the immigration tool to install into P3D. Is that how you did it, because I hate to start using that took. 

 

Wouldn't touch the migration tool. I just created a dummy FSX.exe file in a temp folder. Installed the beaver and it accepted the temp. Then just copy the files and subfolders ( Simobjects, etc) from temp to P3d - good to go.

 

I could have just put the dummy fsx.exe file in P3D and have it install directly but I want to see what is being installed and the temp folder works perfectly.

 

I run the Kodiak in P3D 3.3 with no issues.

 

Vic

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Wouldn't touch the migration tool. I just created a dummy FSX.exe file in a temp folder. Installed the beaver and it accepted the temp. Then just copy the files and subfolders ( Simobjects, etc) from temp to P3d - good to go.

 

I could have just put the dummy fsx.exe file in P3D and have it install directly but I want to see what is being installed and the temp folder works perfectly.

 

I run the Kodiak in P3D 3.3 with no issues.

 

Vic

 

 

Thanks.....I appreciate the info. getting hooked on these seaplanes. 

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Wouldn't touch the migration tool. I just created a dummy FSX.exe file in a temp folder. Installed the beaver and it accepted the temp. Then just copy the files and subfolders ( Simobjects, etc) from temp to P3d - good to go.

 

I could have just put the dummy fsx.exe file in P3D and have it install directly but I want to see what is being installed and the temp folder works perfectly.

 

I run the Kodiak in P3D 3.3 with no issues.

 

Vic

 

 

Got the Beaver flying already. I installed it just the way you said, and it worked perfectly. The only thing I was missing were three gauges on the panel, and I found a link to downloading a cab file to fix that problem. Everything works perfectly. http://www.flyaka.com/forums/index.php?/topic/400-aerosoft-dhc2-missing-gauges-in-p3dv3/&do=findComment&comment=2115

 

Got the Beaver for $10 right from Aerosoft. .  :smile:

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oops.Forgot about the gauge fix. Glad you found it. :)

 

It's a great plane at the right price.

 

Vic

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I am also tempted. But I guess I will wait for the Milviz Beaver...

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oops.Forgot about the gauge fix. Glad you found it. :)

 

It's a great plane at the right price.

 

Vic

 

What is funny is my first two takeoff attempts resulted in crashes into the shoreline. My fault for being in a rush to try flying, and didn't do a proper preflight i.e controls free and correct. The aircraft just refused to rotate when I hit flying speed, but kept going straight ahead, and of course with no "water brakes" a crash into the shoreline was the result. I then checked the elevator trim and gave it another shot, with the same result. The control wheel moved back and forth properly but when I went to an exterior view I noticed that the elevator appeared stuck, and there was almost no movement in either direction. My first thought that this was a glitch caused by importing into P3D, then I started looking around the cockpit and found that the auto pilot was switched on with the altitude set at 0 feet. I turned the AP off, and the next takeoff was perfect.   :fool:

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LOL! Every time I do something like that, I am so thankful that I paid more attention when I was flying IRL!

 

 

Vic

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Question...I have no shift + x keys working. Would that be a .dll file not moved to  the right folder?

I can't seem to locate the Beaver dll or the P3D dll.xml file.

 

I got the newer .cab file copied over and gauges work fine but something still seems amiss.

 

I think I have more program updates than wisdom. 

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Question...I have no shift + x keys working. Would that be a .dll file not moved to  the right folder?

I can't seem to locate the Beaver dll or the P3D dll.xml file.

 

I got the newer .cab file copied over and gauges work fine but something still seems amiss.

 

I think I have more program updates than wisdom. 

 

The only shift + key I had was the one that was created when I installed my GTN 650. Otherwise there was none . 

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Well, maybe the shift + doesn't work when in P3D for the Beaver. It gives you a list of keys available, which is empty, yet the dialogue is there.

All in all, not a big deal though.

 

I'll check out the use of the 650.

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I'm not at my flight system but you could look in the panel.cfg file. If there a list of entries  like [Window00], [Window 01] etc - they relate to the Shift+ key. If there are none, there are no additional windows accessible using Shift+.

 

Vic

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I'm not at my flight system but you could look in the panel.cfg file. If there a list of entries  like [Window00], [Window 01] etc - they relate to the Shift+ key. If there are none, there are no additional windows accessible using Shift+.

 

Vic

 

Question on the Beaver. I had one in FS many years ago, and I remember a water gurgling sound when floating, simulating water hitting against the pontoons. I don't hear that in the Beaver X. Is anyone hearing that sound in the latest version? 

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Just double checked - no gurgling sound here.

 

 

Vic

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Just double checked - no gurgling sound here.

 

 

Vic

 

Yeah, I guess they removed it. Some people were complaining they didn't like it anyway.   

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I wound up buying two of the recommended float planes, both of which are also available with standard gear and amphibian models the Aerosoft Beaver and the Lion Heart Kodiak Quest. I had the Beaver, in Fs9 and FSx, and flew it all over the Misty Moorings scenery years ago, when I had it in MSFS. The current version still flies great, and is great for flying around Alaska and BC. Then I purchased he Kodiak Quest, and  at first I didn't think I was going to like it, but after flying it for a few hours, It is all I have been flying. It does everything, short field landings and approaches, and it has the water rudder option as does the Beaver, which I insist on in a flight sim. I have one other amphib that I just bought, the Grumman G44, but with no water rudder, it is ridiculous to try and land and taxi to the dock, without twisting yourself into a pretzel.

 

The only issue that I had with the Kodiak, was starting it on the water. Apparently there is an issue with FS and now P3D, that when one starts a turbo prop on the water, it wants to start moving immediately, and at fairly good clip, which results in often  colliding with the shoreline or dock, if they are close. I played with this issue for hours and finally arrived at a procedure that will keep this from happening, and I have had 100 % success starting it up now without it surging ahead. I posted this on the Lionheart Forum on this website, and here is the link to my post. http://www.avsim.com/topic/493041-starting-kodiak-floatplane/?p=3463594   When I refer to the power lever in my post, I am talking about the Red Power Condition lever which is the way it is refferred to in the Flight Manual suuplied with the aircraft. 

 

Other than that, the Kodiak is a blast to fly.  I have Orbx Alaska and Pacific Fjords Scenery, and it is so much fun flying from one bush airstrip or seaplane base to another. Some of the GPS's like the GTN 650 and 750 don't have these smaller bush airports and seaplane bases, but the G1000 in the Kodiak as well as the GPS in the Beaver both do. I installed the 650 as a popup in both the Beaver and Kodiak, but when setting up a flight, if where I want to go is not in the GSN database, I just use the default GPS in the aircraft for that flight.     

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