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TheFlyingPhotographs

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Greetings,

 

Is there a possibility of getting the Beaver or Otter. Both have been used as passenger transports, and are iconic in rural flying (i.e. remote Alaska and Canada). The PC-6 is an option in AE, I think the DHC-2 and -3 would be a great addition to those of us who do fly small aircraft.

 

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Jonjo757

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This sounds like a good idea to me! We also already have the radial An-2 and turboprop Quest Kodiak, so the Otter and Beaver would both fit in nicely, maybe a choice between turbine and radial engines (or even floats!) if there is enough performance data.



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I did some searching, here are some articles with DHC-2 and DHC-2T specs and reviews. Also, some interesting reads for any fans!

 

DHC-2

 

1. https://disciplesoff...villand-beaver/

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 6 passengers, 2,100 lb (953 kg) useful load
  • Length: 30 ft 3 in (9.22 m)
  • Wingspan: 48 ft 0 in (14.63 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)
  • Wing area: 250 ft2 (23.2 m2)
  • Empty weight: 3,000 lb (1,361 kg)
  • Gross weight: 5,100 lb (2,313 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Jr. radial engine, 450 hp (336 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 158 mph (255 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 143 mph (230 km/h)
  • Range: 455 miles (732 km)
  • Service ceiling: 18,000 ft (5,486 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,020 ft/min (5.2 m/s)

2. https://www.aopa.org...beaver-checkout

It's information about a DHC-2 on floats, but some of the information could be transferred

 

SPECIFICATIONS
Powerplant | Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Jr. 450 hp
Length | 32 ft 9 in
Height | 10 ft 5 in
Wingspan | 48 ft 0 in
Wing area | 250 sq ft
Wing loading | 22.4 lb/sq ft
Power loading | 11.3 lb/hp
Seats | 8
Empty weight | 3,450 lb
Max gross weight | 5,600 lb
Useful load | 2,150 lb
Payload w/full fuel | 1,322 lb
Max takeoff weight | 5,600 lb
Fuel capacity | 138 gal (138 gal usable)
Oil capacity | 6 gal

PERFORMANCE
Takeoff distance over 50-ft obstacle | 1,610 ft
Rate of climb, sea level | 920 fpm
Max level speed, sea level | 155 mph
Service ceiling | 18,000 ft
Landing distance over 50-ft obstacle | 1,510 ft

LIMITING AND RECOMMENDED AIRSPEEDS
VX (best angle of climb) | 80 mph
VY (best rate of climb) | 95 mph
VA (design maneuvering) | 125 mph
VFE (max flap extended) | 105 mph
VS1 (stall, clean) | 60 mph
VSO (stall, flaps extended) | 45 mph

 

3. https://www.planeand...r/#.WvYYXsgh1m8

 

DHC-2T

 

1. https://www.vikingai...Sheet_print.pdf

 

2. http://erikssonaviat...Beaver-1964.pdf

 

DHC-3

 

1. http://www.airliners...dhc-3-otter/179

 

2. https://www.planeand...r/#.WvYb98gh1m8

 

3. http://aviastar.org/...lland_otter.php

 

4. https://barrieaircra...hc-3-otter.html

 

DHC-3T

 

1. https://www.airinuit...rbo-otter-dhc-3

 

2.https://prijet.com/p...3 Turbine Otter



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Qegamer

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As far as I can tell, here is no major difference between the Otter and AN-2, so they are essentially interchangeable in terms of gameplay, the DHC-2, no one really uses aircraft like it is the game so what's the point in adding a aircraft no one will use.






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