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« on: May 31, 2011, 08:29:51 PM »

I really want to make a plane such as in the posted photos.  My instructor really wants one of these machines as well.  The Cessna 170 is essentially a taildragging precursor to the 172.  The 170B has the Fowler flaps and some of the machines have a  180 HP O-360 LYCOMING with a constant speed prop.  The guys that have them in Alaska say they can go anywhere a Super Cub can go but with a larger payload and speed.

I found a traditional 170b for free by AlphaSim from the UK.  However it is in FS2004.  Not only that but someone thought they would be clever and put bugs and sun glare on the windscreen.  The sun glare makes the aircraft unflyable.  I tweaked the settings to boost it to 180HP but would really like to see it with big tundra tires, big tail wheel, constant speed prop and fix for the the windscreen.  Does anyone know how to fix these items? 


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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 10:03:10 AM »

A Texas Tail Dragger. Would be cool.

I'd say, get the SDK installed with gMax, and build one. Unless you can contact the author of an existing model and see about getting it modified.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 10:37:11 PM »

The thing is that I have no clue on working an SDK and gmax.  It is way beyond my skill set.  About the most I can do is tweak engine settings in the config file. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 01:19:29 PM »

how do you tweak the engine settings? id love to have an 85 horse champ but all i can find is a 65.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 07:22:09 AM »

tweaking the engine settings is not hard... in FSX a lot of it can be done in the aircraft.cfg file..  the rest of it can be done by working with the *.air file... to mod this use AirEd by William Roth here: http://simviation.com/fsutilities_gen2.htm

I have in the past done a lot of these.. mostly modelling real world STC mods of various bush planes.. had a near perfect rendition of the Beech Baron with RAM aircraft upgraded engines and added a pressurization system to make it a B58P/TC.. also did a Texas Turbine Cessna 208 Skyvan 900 (900shp Garrett turboprop [the same one used in the Jetstream 41 and OV-10 Bronco] to replace the puny 675shp PT6A... to see the difference, watch this:  <a href="http://youtube.com/v/HMDPuqUqOOI&rel=1" target="_blank">http://youtube.com/v/HMDPuqUqOOI&rel=1</a>

the easy part is the power increase, but getting all the details right so that the gauges and fuel consumption, and all of that to go right can be a daunting task....  but have fun with it :)
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 01:12:00 PM »

Nice!
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 08:44:22 PM »

This guy sure knows his stuff. haha Right on man. Always good to have some sim intelligence among the members. Makes a good and helpful community.  smile
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2016, 12:28:12 PM »

A company called VFRsimluations is currently working on a Cessna 170B. They are asking for pre-orders, but they never tel you about the progress, so be careful.
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2016, 12:40:29 PM »

Holy bump BatMan!  tongue I think VFRSimulations is working with Kyle Fosso who is currently building a real C170. Their project looks cool, but by the time Kyle gets his airworthy and VFRSims finishes the project, it will most likely be deemed irrelevant due to the supposed line up of new sims to hit the market in 2017. They have no shortage of moolah due to all of their sponsors, but I can guarantee that they will quickly find out that they need to recode for 64 bit Prepar3d and Dovetail's new FSX replacement.
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2016, 03:51:03 AM »

This be good! I think it's awesome a thread from 2011 is alive and well. :) What the?
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