de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide for MSFS ➶

Dave Garwood et al’s beautiful de Havilland Rapide for the latest version of Microsoft Flight Simulator, converted from the FSX version, and downloadable at Sim Outhouse forums, after free registration.

Some notes:

  • Brakes are very touchy causing easy nose-overs. There may be a way to remedy this by editing a text file.
  • Even with throttle closed completely the plane has almost no drag. Need to cut out engines to land.
  • I had to map Engine 1 Throttle and Engine 2 Throttle to my GNX WWII throttle axis for the engine throttles to work.

I first heard about this aeroplane from my aunt Beu, who flew in one with my uncle for their honeymoon in 1954, from Bristol to Guernsey in the Channel Islands. I will be attempting to recreate this flight on stream soon!

Thanks to Mattrogg for letting me know about this plane. I’d pay for a brand new version with 3D WWise sounds!

✶ Friday, 5 August 2022

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