The C3 was a rugged biplane with simple straight wings, a tough undercarriage with oleo shock absorbers and two open cockpits with the pilot in the rear and two side-by-side passenger seats in the front. In fact, it was a slightly modified version of the earlier model C2 aircraft. Changes included an increased volume oil tank and larger sized baggage compartment.
The C3 was powered by a variety of engines of between 128 hp and 225 hp, each version having its own designation. The last version of the C3 was the C3R which had several external differences including a cutout in the aft portion of the wing center section for improved pilot visibility, a headrest in the aft cockpit, and slightly increased chord of the rudder and vertical stabilizer. Although there were several versions of the C3, most were either the C3B or the C3R.
The C3 was built with light commercial applications in mind, including passenger flying and business flights. The C3MB was a special mail-carrying aircraft based on the C3 with the forward cockpit enclosed as a dedicated cargo compartment. Our model provides for both options C3B and C3MB.
Our representation of this iconic aircraft is fully animated with tool tips active in the VC cockpit for all animated parts. It is fully compatible with FSX, FSX:SE, and all versions of P3D.
Our package includes:
- High quality, fully animated 3D models representing the passenger configured C3B and mail carrier C3MB Stearman
- Fully modeled detailed 220-hp Wright R-790 J-5 Whirlwind
- High resolution (4096 x 4096) DXT 5 textures
- Fully animated VC cockpit with VC cockpit shadowing and smooth 3D modeled gauges
- User controlled aircraft configuration manager
- VC cockpit custom sound package
- Volumetric propeller textures
- High fidelity sound files by Immersive Audio
- Precision flight dynamics
- Fully animated pilot figures
- Paint kit
- Glass transparency option – review owner’s manual for details
- Custom installer for FSX, FSX:SE and P3D versions 1 – 5
- Windows Vista/7/8/10 (32 or 64 bit)
- Microsoft Flight Simulator FSX, Lockheed Martin – Prepar3D versions 1 – 5, or FSX Steam Edition
- Pentium V/2 GHz or similar – 2 GB RAM – 512 MB graphics card
- 1.0 GB hard drive space