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How to Use the Seaplane

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pmaura Trainee

Ok so I am realativly new to this, But I figure let me try the seaplane in free flight, the problem is that I start off on a runway and the plane only has pontoons.

How do I start off in the water or harbour?

Plus are there any must have mods

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Pro Member Chief Captain
CRJCapt Chief Captain

Set your flight to begin at a seaplane base.
Here is one: CYWH. Victoria Inner Harbour Airport (Victoria Harbour Water Aerodrome)

Pro Member Trainee
pmaura Trainee

thanks, where can I find more of those or how could I create one?

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Llain First Officer

HI you need to find an airport that has water runways, there are a few in the USA here are some that i found
Telegraph creek in Alsaka
Campbell lake spb / Alsaka
Lake Hood / Alsaka
Lindeys landing west in Seely lake Montana
New York skyaports inc / New york

There are many more happy hunting

Pro Member Chief Captain
CRJCapt Chief Captain

pmaura wrote:

thanks, where can I find more of those or how could I create one?

Great Circle Mapper
http://gc.kls2.com/

Type in a location airport such as KSFO San Francisco in the "Get info about airport code" area then scroll down to "related locations" and search for sea plane bases within whatever distance desired.

PS No need to create an airport, over 20,000 real airports all over the world are in the program. Creating an airport is complicated anyway.

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cheezyflier First Officer

once again, a list of 99% of all wetports in the u.s.

http://www.photius.com/seaports/

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Duncan (Razgr1z912) First Officer

Honolulu has alot of space for takeoffs and landings. Great water runways for me 🙂 Good fps also.

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Tailhook Chief Captain

pmaura wrote:

... the problem is that I start off on a runway and the plane only has pontoons.

How do I start off in the water or harbour?

All of the above suggestions have their merit if you insist on starting and landing at seaplane bases.

One day though you might feel the urge to fly along a river gorge to test your flying skills and land your seaplane where and when you feel like it.
Are you gonna quit just because there is no seaplane base nearby?

Just look at the map, find the nearest land airport and take off in an aircraft that has wheels, preferably a small prop approx. the same size as your seaplane, climb to about 2000ft-3000ft AGL, and once you're fairly stable, just pause the game and change your aircraft.

After that, when you continue your flight, you'll probably experience a little instability in the aircraft's attitude but that's only caused by the fact that you changed aircraft in mid flight - with small inputs to your flight controls you'll quickly be in control again and you'll be free to 'go where you wanna go - up up and away...' 😀

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Colin Reece (Col7777) First Officer

Take a look here:
http://www.jonpatch.ca/flightsim/vic_plus_screenshots.html

I worked with Jon on this for a short time, you can see my name Colin Reece at the bottom of the page, Jon has done more work for FSX now.

Col.

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Luke (warlord40) First Officer

Col7777 wrote:

Take a look here:
http://www.jonpatch.ca/flightsim/vic_plus_screenshots.html

I worked with Jon on this for a short time, you can see my name Colin Reece at the bottom of the page, Jon has done more work for FSX now.

Col.

sorry Col7777... the pic from the web page "theres my boyfriend" of the russian (i think) helicopter... whats the name of it and where i might get it from?

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Tailhook Chief Captain

That's a Hind you might have seen this one in the second Rambo movie. I'm not aware that one has been made for FSX yet but have a look at these fs9 examples: https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/files/2914/fs2004-mil-mi-24v-hind-e/

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Luke (warlord40) First Officer

yip- they have a few from 2004 and back, looks like i'll have to reinstall a century of flight again.Thanks for your help!

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