The DHC Chipmunk was designed by engineers at the Canadian offices of the De Havilland Aircraft Company and became the RAF's military trainer of choice in the 1950s.
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) had their own version designed, with its most distinctive feature being the large two-piece bubble canopy. This disposed of much of the framework of the standard design and provided a much wider field of view which is so essential in the training environment. It stayed in service with the RCAF until 1972.
The model featured in this add-on for the Just Flight DHC-1 Chipmunk (required for this Bubble Canopy version to work) is the DHC-1B-2 and features many other differences apart from the bubble canopy which distinguishes this version.
In addition to the features that come as standard with the DHC-1 Chipmunk pack:
Electrical panel is mounted on the top coaming in front of the pilot
Electrical panel contains switches for the lights, a starter, battery switch, push-button ID light, retractable landing light switch and a volt meter
Bespoke radio unit fitted ahead of the compass on the floor tunnel.
Canopy has the appropriate latch system and emergency release mechanism.
Primer lever and carburettor heat button are correctly placed
Combined oil temperature and pressure gauge
Panel carries the appropriate gauges including a fuel pressure gauge
Fuel cock is replaced by a Left/Right/Off tank selector
Magneto switches are on the top of the fuselage
Cockpit/canopy heating system with controls
All the flying instruments are appropriate to this model
Seats have built-in pull release for the harnesses
Retractable landing light in port underwing
Streamlined navigation lights on wingtips
Recognition lights buried in the wingroots.
Repositioned ground power connector on fuselage alongside a battery box
Hot air exhaust duct and flap under centre fuselage
First Aid pack on aft fuselage top area
Solid framed step-plates mounted on the flap and wing surfaces
Royal Canadian Air Force – Yellow – ‘035’
Civilian – Silver with light blue and red flash - ‘F-CHIP’
Authentic flight dynamics for this bubble canopy version, with different power and speed limitations
Minimum System Requirements:
Recommended System Requirements:
Processor: 2.0GHz or any Dual Core
RAM: 2 GB
Hard Disk: 370 MB
Video Card: 256 MB VRAM
Supported OS: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements: Requires Flight Simulator X (Acceleration, Gold or SP2 required), FSX: Steam Edition or Prepar3D v1/v2/v3.
Also Requires Just Flight DHC-1 Chipmunk.
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