|FS2004 Canadair CL215 v3.0X multirole amphibious aircraft. The
Canadair Cl-215 made its maiden flight on 23 October 1967. The first
delivery was to the French civil protection agency in June 1969.
Production of CL-215s continued through to 1990 with 125 built. This
amphibious aircraft serves a number of roles in a number of
countries, ranging from forest fire fighting to oil spill control on
the open sea. Nicknamed the "Waterbomber" or "Super Scooper".
Package includes aircraft model with 3D VC, 2D panel by Massimo
Taccoli. Eight variation of textures by Massimo Taccoli with help by
Michel Gerard. FD files by Dennis Seeley. Gauges by Dennis Seeley
and Massimo Taccoli Sound files with permission by Dave Eckert.
FS2004 Canadair CL215 v3.0X multirole amphibious aircraft.
Flight Simulator FS2004 Aircrafts / FS2004 Downloads Military Aircraft
Compatibility: Flight Simulator 2004
Filesize: 19.44 MB
Added on: Dec-28-2009
* Canadair CL-215 for FS9 - December 2009 *
* English text version *
Visual Models V.3.01, 3.02, 3.03 by Massimo Taccoli.
Textures By Massimo Taccoli and Michel Gerard.
Flight Dynamics by D.G. Seeley.
Gauges by Dennis Seeley and Massimo Taccoli
P&W R2800 Double Wasp engines Sound files used with permission of Dave Eckert
The Canadair Cl-215 made its maiden flight on 23 October 1967. The first
delivery was to the French civil protection agency in June 1969. Production of
CL-215s continued through to 1990 with 125 built. This amphibious aircraft
serves a number of roles in a number of countries, ranging from forest fire
fighting to oil spill control on the open sea. Nicknamed the "Waterbomber" or
"Super Scooper," the aircraft can skim lakes, open water or reservoirs to fill
its tanks with water. The water is mixed with additives and then dropped on
wildfires and occasionally structure fires. The aircraft has a 2,673 l (1,410 US
gal) fluid capacity, and is able to fill its tanks from a source as shallow as
two metres in a mere 12 seconds.
This model made with the program fsds 3:51 is a following update to that
published in 2008 and was compiled with makemdl for FS9.
This new version of the 3D model has been updated in several details in the
light of extra information gave to me by Michel Gerard who oversaw the revision
of the textures with new details. The model was revised by making several
changes to the external part of it. Were added and / or corrected several
details the result of a careful examination of the photographic material found
by Michel. The cabin has a virtual VC with levers, handwheels and pedals
animated, with doors opening, access ladder, engine cooling flabels are animated,
and also the propeller blades with the possibility of blades pitch change. The
cabin also has virtual instruments illuminated at night, landing and taxi lights
emitting of light beam.
The study of lot pictures of various operators of the aircraft revealed some
differences between various models used, which led to the decision to build
three different versions of the model, differences are not substantial but are
surely characteristic. Particularly in three versions that I distinguished with
the numbers 301, 302, 303, will show the location of the landing lights on the
wing leading edge or recessed in position beneath the wings, the presence or
absence of observation bubble windows immediately behind the trailing edge wing
and the presence or absence of the radar antenna bulb to nose of the plane.
To represent these three variants I prepared in collaboration with Michel
Gerard, which in particular he made the basic textures for a French model. The
eight sets of texture in part new and part existing but updated are listed here
1) Model of the French Civil Protection F-ZBBV in two variants, with the early
and late markings.
2) Model used in Greece.
3) Model used in Canada by two different operators, one of the CONIFAIR
organization for the Quebec province the other of Newfoundland province.
4) Model used by CEGISA company a civil operator in Spain.
5) Model used in the past in Italy by the Sorem company .
6) Model with the colors of the Royal Thai Navy. (*)
As soon as I have time I'll release a paintkit update for those who want to
repaint the model.
The flight characteristics and performance were made taking into account the
official aircraft data.
2D panel and the 3D is a fairly realistic interpretation of the effective layout
even if the design does not always correspond to that of the instruments
installed on real aircraft panel.
The gauges were made by Dennis Seeley and myself and are in XML format.
Who want to exchange the installed water effect with the retardant effect (red)
, just make copy and paste of the following lines of text in the corresponding
section of aircraft.cfg.
// Red water retardardant
smoke.0 = -25.91, -8, 0, fx_water_dump_R.fx
smoke.1 = -25.91, -5, 3.92, fx_water_dump_R.fx
smoke.2 = -25.91, -5, -3.92, fx_water_dump_R.fx
Note: aircraft.cfg file can be edited with a simple text editor , windows
notepad is the right program to use.
That's all and have a good time!
Double check everything before e-mailing me! the most of problems I am asked to
solve are due to not having read readme files!!
Wish to thank Michel Gerard for his help with the textures in the creation of
version of the model.
(*) I also want to thank Kittisak Rukkaew for his repaint of the CL215 with the
colors of the Royal Thai
Navy to which I inspired myself to make the corresponding set of texture present
in this new
version of the model.
Version 1.0 November 2001
Version 2.0 January 2002
Version 3.0 February 2008
Version 3.0x December 2009 (present version with revised model details and
Copyright and Distribution
LEGAL: This project is released as freeware. You may repaint it, make panel
modifications and upload to Flightsim.com or Simviation.com as long you give me
to authors credits for original design. You need written permission to use any
of these files for commercial purposes. Be advised this project will be uploaded
only to www.flightsim.com and www.simviation.com. If you find it and download
from another site, the authors cannot be held responsables for the integrity of
This airplane should not hurt your computer in any case authors are not
responsible if you think it causes problems.
© M.Taccoli December 2009
maxtaccoli at libero.it.