Virtavia R3Y Tradewind – FSX Steam Edition
For FSX Steam Edition only
Get the FSX version of the Virtavia – R3Y Tradewind FSX DVD Version here.
Originally developed to fulfill the long-range maritime reconnaissance role, the Convair XP5Y-1 was noteworthy for its high-speed blended-hull design, intended to overcome the aerodynamic drag associated with flying boat hulls. Powered by four 5250 shp Allison XT-40-A-4 turboprops, it flew for the first time on April 18, 1950. Changes in USN requirements led to a redesign of the aircraft to the transport role. Re-designated R3Y Tradewind, 11 aircraft were built. Several modifications were incorporated into the new R3Y-1 including increased horsepower T-40-A-10 engines, new nacelles, shorter airscrew driveshafts and tailpipes, and V-shaped float struts. Convair later re-designed the nose and added a large hinged door at the bow. This new version was designated R3Y-2 and flew on October 22, 1954. A last attempt at salvaging the project resulted in a refuelling tanker conversion, but this was not enough to save the Tradewind. All were scrapped in 1959.
- ONE model and ONE livery (R3Y-1 ‘Indian Ocean Tradewind’)
- Virtual cockpit with gauges and controls
- Stunning bump-mapped 2048-pixel texture sets
- Very high quality native FSX models
- Highly detailed and accurate beaching cradle included
- Animated opening doors, crew
- Togglable realistic crew figures with accurate period flight gear
- Virtual cockpit includes several interior spaces including main hol
- Wide range of alternative viewpoints for interior and exterior
- Animated, featherable contra-rotating propeller blades
- Illustrated user manual in PDF format
- Turboprop soundset
- PhotoShop paintkit files provided
Note – No 2D panel is provided.
Optional R3Y Tradewind DLC (optional extra purchase)
- The DLC offers TWO new model variants (R3Y-2 ‘Bowloader’ and refuelling tanker) and THREE new liveries:
- R3Y-1 ‘Coral Sea Tradewind’
- R3Y-2 ‘Caribbean Sea Tradewind’
- R3Y-2 ‘South Pacific Tradewind’
Get the DLC package here.