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DHC-2 Beaver released!

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We are pleased to announce the release of the Milviz DHC-2 Beaver, venerable and versatile workhorse of the bush.

Completely configurable with choice of tundra tyres, standard wheels, skis or amphibious floats, our beautifully rendered model also offers the choice of cargo or passenger fuselages in a wide selection of your favourite liveries.

Systems are precisely modelled to give the authentic & immersive experience you have come to expect from Milviz with flight dynamics by Tom Falley based on his extensive experience as a real life Beaver Pilot and refined to match each landing gear configuration.

Special introductory price $34.99 (ends June 10) includes optional WX Advantage weather radar
Available from http://milviz.com/flight/products/DHC2/
(A free Prepar3d v4 compatibility upgrade will be released next week)

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Got it!  Love the sound of the DHC-2 Beaver engine!  So far see no problems.  Excellent textures and flight dynamics.  An excellent addition to one of my many hangars.

Best regards,

Jim

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42 minutes ago, Spike54 said:

Just bought it. It's a beauty, great job. :)

Can't say more:biggrin:! I love this venerable workhorse!

Great work MilViz

Cheers

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Just bought it and got it downloaded.  I haven't installed it yet, but from the pictures and discription (and your wonderful reputation), I know it is going to be outstanding and a ton of fun to fly.

Thank you also, for making it P3Dv4 compatible soon.

I'm looking forward to flying all of your aircraft in 64bit.

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    I got it the other day and generally its good  However,   There is no straight floats version, which next to straight wheels is the most popular version of The DHC 2, in RL.

    Also I cannot get the magswitch to go  to 'OFF'.

    Pitot head cover remains on, on some versions of the A/C.

    How to turn all fuel 'OFF' ?

                     

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there is no fuel off on a beaver.  use right click to go to off...

(did you read the manual???)

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Hi,

Fuel Selector/Magnetos/Fuel Emergency cutoff, each one can be selected to OFF only by using middle click, for security reasons.

Magnetos also need full right click previous.

Tom

 

 

 

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On review of this topic, it violates our advertising policy.  If the developer/member had posted a topic that a new product was released with a link to the product, no problem.  But this one has a link to the store and states the product is on sale.  Therefore, it is clearly advertising and the topic will now be moved to the Bargain Hunter's Forum.

 

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Love the look and flight dynamics.   Having difficulty using autopilot and getting plane to climb based on the VS and leveling off at altitlude.   I downloaded the manual but there's nothing in it that talks about autopilot...unless I missed it in there somewhere.  Doesn't seem to have a GPS either.  I like using it as a VFR plane in Alaska, and just hand-flying her.

 

Stan

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1 hour ago, Jim Young said:

On review of this topic, it violates our advertising policy.  If the developer/member had posted a topic that a new product was released with a link to the product, no problem.  But this one has a link to the store and states the product is on sale.  Therefore, it is clearly advertising and the topic will now be moved to the Bargain Hunter's Forum.

 

Erm....I thought it was in the Milviz forums here on AVSIM. At least that's where it appears to have been moved from.

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It would have violated our policy there too as advertising in the unofficial forums is not allowed.

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7 hours ago, spilok said:

Doesn't seem to have a GPS either.

You can choose to have a full suite of GPS (530/430) via the MVAMS (configuration utility on your desktop icon).

As for the autopilot, when turning it on (AP button) it will default to the ROL mode (wings level). Hitting the HDG button will switch from ROL mode to HDG mode.

You can use the large (only) knob to pre-select the altitude at which you wish to hold. Press the ALT button to climb/descend to the set altitude.

The rest of the functions available should be self-explanatory.

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Thank you.  Also...there was an update to this plane today.  Got an email with the link this morning. Got autopilot working well today.

 

Stan

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And, if you click on the MilViz Addon Management System (MVAMS) icon after you update, you will get another notification to update again as that is now built into the MVAMS.

Best regards,

Jim

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The Aerosoft Beaver has been and still is one of my favourite FSX bush planes but, so far, from what I have read, the MilViz version also sounds very good. However I just wondered if any of those who have purchased it could offer a comparison with the Aerosoft Beaver? I am tempted but basically I am asking is it worth buying if you already have the Aerosoft version? In the past I might have just jumped right in and bought it but now that I am retired I am a little more careful on what I spend my money!!

Bill

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The Aerosoft Beaver first came out in FS9 and was an awesome addition to FS9.  When FSX was first released, many did not upgrade to the FSX version as there were some issues with the update (see https://www.avsim.com/pages/0507/BeaverX/BeaverX.htm).  The thing for me was that there was a BeaverX already included in the Default FSX (three variations) and it was well designed and fully compatible with FSX and, most importantly with DX10 when Acceleration was released.  They took a long time to upgrade to FSX too as I believe Aerosoft was a strong supporter of FS9 and didn't think much about the new sim.  If it had been released soon after the release of Acceleration (which is DX10), I would have gotten it but I fell asleep waiting and looked at the many other add-ons being developed for FSX/Acceleration or FSX/SP2.  So that was the reason I did not get the Aerosoft FSX version. 

The MilViz  was developed with the latest technology and comes with a lot of neat options.  You can load your aircraft with Cargo or Passengers.  It comes with 3 variations (believe the FSX version has all of those variations too).  You have several (six) options for Radios.  You have Weather Radar.  Well, heck, here's a video -

Hope this helps.

Best regards,

Jim

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In addition, the Beaver will be updated to P3Dv4.x at no charge.

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Hi Bill-

Any idea when this will happen? I've pretty much moved over to V4 so it would be a great addition.

 

Thanks!

Mark

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16 hours ago, newtie said:

Hi Bill-

Any idea when this will happen? I've pretty much moved over to V4 so it would be a great addition.

 

Thanks!

Mark

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From what Colin has shared, it is taking a bit longer than anticipated, but progress is being made. It is likely to take another week or so however.

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