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FSX/FS2004 USN/USMC CH-46 Sea Knight Boeing/Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter for CFS2 with USN and USMC textures, ready for Special Ops. Rory Kelly's FS2004 GMAX CH-46 Sea Knight modified for CFS2 with original USN textures; USMC textures by Jarvis Chang. Damage Profile by DSM, with Demolition Divers and Sling Load by Jim Jacobson. HiVis Combat Panel (modified from Michael Vader's CH-53 bitmap) with HUD display, matching DVC panel. Modifications & package by Don McComb


FSX/FS2004 USN/USMC CH-46 Sea Knight

 


 

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Flight Simulator X / FSX Downloads Helicopter
Compatibility: Flight Simulator X
Filesize: 10.22 MB
Added on: Oct-07-2009

USN/USMC CH-46 Sea Knight for CFS2

Boeing/Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter for CFS2 with USN and USMC textures, ready for Special Ops. Rory Kelly's FS2004 GMAX CH-46 Sea Knight modified for CFS2 with original USN textures; USMC textures by Jarvis Chang. Damage Profile by DSM, with Demolition Divers and Sling Load by Jim Jacobson. HiVis Combat Panel (modified from Michael Vader's CH-53 bitmap) with HUD display, matching DVC panel. Modifications & package by Don McComb.


Thanks to Rory Kelly, Michael Vader, Jim Jacobson, and Jarvis Chang who've given their permission for the use of their original work in this project release. DSM


unzip to a temp folder ... you know what to do! (don't forget to put the weapons in your CFS2scenedb etc folders ...)


Model:
Rory Kelly's FS2004 GMAX CH-46 Sea Knight model converted for use in CFS2. Rear cargo ramp opens/closes with CTRL+E. I can't get the lights to work, I don't think any other model features work in this CFS2 conversion.

Airfile: I had to "beef up" the airfile a bit to get off the ground with the 4 divers; you'll need lots of torque in the hover while the divers are on board. With no weight on board, you can get about 125KIAS at 70% torque on a straight & level flight. This CH-46 is very stable, even with the extra lift, and very nice to fly!

Textures:
Original USN textures by Rory Kelly. USMC repaint by Jarvis Chang.

Panel Stuff ...

Hi Visibility Combat Panel (main panel): (shift+1)
Original 2D CH-53 panel bitmap by Michael Vader.
Modifications: The CH-53 bitmap was the closest I could find to a look-alike of the Virtual Cockpit in the model. I trimmed it down for better visibility in the game and to match the look of the VC panel, arranged a few common flight gauges in a layout similar to the CH-47 cockpit pictures (couldn't find pics of a CH-46 cockpit!), and arranged a matching instrument layout on the Dynamic Virtual Cockpit panel.

Radio Stack: (shift+2)
Standard Bendix-King Radio Stack.

Mini Panel: (shift+3)
The necessary flight gauges (including Radio Altitude)in a mini panel top-screen layout. Toggle off the main panel & use the mini for combat ops, landings, better visibility on SAR missions.

HUD display: (shift+4)
The necessary flight gauges in a HUD top-right screen layout. Toggle off the main panel & use the HUD for combat ops, landings, better visibility on SAR missions.

Gunsight: (shift+5)
The center gunsight ladder was developed for use with rockets on my helicopter gunships and to target torpedoes/Demolition Divers. It's also good to use as a horizon marker. The side ladders help aim the machine guns at various speeds and altitudes.

You can use the helicopter gunsight with or without the stock gunsight. I prefer to get rid of the stock gunsight altogether, here's how it's done: go into your main CFS2 exture folder, re-name [gunsight64.bmp] to [gunsight64FW.bmp], FW for fixed-wing. In the CH-46panel folder is [gunsight64(blank).bmp]; copy it into your main CFS2 exture folder, then re-name it [gunsight64.bmp], then start the game. When you want to switch back, just re-name [gunsight64.bmp] to [gunsight64HELO.bmp], re-name [gunsight64FW.bmp] to [gunsight64.bmp].

GPS Panel: (shift+6)
there are 4 GPS gauges on the panel; European, Pacific & Lost World, VietNam & Korea, and one that uses co-ordinates.

You can toggle the radio stack (shift+2), gunsights (shift+5), and the GPS (shift+6) in DVC mode.

Most of the gauges are included in the gauge folder, all are freeware & commonly available. Thanks to all who've shared their work.

Damage Profile:
Demolition Divers and Sling Load by Jim Jacobson. This CH-46 carries Machine Guns in port and starboard side windows, and 4 Demolition Divers or a Sling Load cargo net; accurate damage boxes.

Release the Sling Load as you would a bomb. It has no scrape point, so it will be underground until you lift off. The dp is set for no damage, it shouldn't harm your friendly targets despite the horrific explosion and fire. When I drop a sling load on the landing pad of a moving ship, it leaves a smoking hole in the ocean!

The Demolition Diver is a torpedo that looks like a diver; the CH-46 carries 4 Divers. You can release from a hover or slow & low flight. use the center gunsight ladder to align your target.

Machine guns in both side windows are aimed for ground/ship strafing, GUN trigger fires the starboard gun, CANNON trigger fires the port gun. Use the 2 side gunsight ladders for targeting.

Damage Profile, Panel layouts, Mods, & airfile tweaks by DSM.

dsm829@sbcglobal.net



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The CH-46 Sea Knight is a twin-turbine powered, dual-piloted, tandem rotor helicopter.


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Primary function: Medium lift assault helicopter
Manufacturer: Boeing Vertol Company
Power plant: (2) GE-T58-16 engines
Thrust: Burst: 1870 shaft horsepower (SHP)
Continuous: 1770 SHP
Length: Rotors unfolded: 84 feet, 4 inches (25.69 meters)
Rotors folded: 45 feet, 7.5 inches (13.89 meters)
Width: Rotors unfolded: 51 feet (15.54 meters)
Rotors folded: 14 feet, 9 inches (4.49 meters)
Height: 16 feet, 8 inches (5.08 meters)
Maximum takeoff weight: 24,300 pounds (11,032 kilograms)
Range: 132 nautical miles (151.8 miles) for an assault mission
Speed: 145 knots (166.75 miles per hour)
Ceiling: 10,000 feet (+)
Crew: Normal: 4 - pilot, copilot, crew chief, and 1st mechanic.
Combat: 5 - pilot, copilot, crew chief, and 2 aerial gunners.
Payload: Combat: maximum of 14 troops with aerial gunners.
Medical evacuation: 15 litters and 2 attendants. Cargo: maximum of 4,000 pound (2270 kilograms) external load.




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original README file ...


Fix for CH-46 SEA Knight by Rory Kelly, The fix is update the textures so the back ramp can be now be painted also reworked contact points and DVC.

CH-46 SEA Knight by Rory Kelly for Fs2004, Built in Gmax
The model features photo real textures, specular lighting, Compressing Wheels, opening doors, and DVC.

E-Mail- rorykelly2002@yahoo.com

INSTRUCTONS

To install Extract it to your main FS2004 aircraft directory.
and the gauges to the gauge directory.

To choose the CH-46 look under Boeing in the game as the aircraft manufacturer.

This is my first attempt at an aircraft for fs2004 as it shows i have a lot to learn, if you like the model, enjoy it with my compliments if not delete it.


Legal stuff:

THIS IS FREEWARE.
THIS AIRCRAFT IS THE PROPERTY OF THE AUTHOR, AND CANNOT BE
RE-SOLD OR PACKAGED WITH ANY PRODUCT FOR SALE, WITHOUT THE
EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR. THIS TEXT FILE MUST ALWAYS BE TRANSPORTED WITH THE AIRCRAFT IF IT IS RE-ZIPPED AND UPLOADED TO OTHER FORUMS/WEB SITES.

THE AUTHOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY LIABILITIES THAT YOU MIGHT
INCUR AS A RESULT OF USING THIS PRODUCT. YOU ASSUME THE RISK
OF USE.
 




 
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