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OK Chaps(and Chapesses, I think there is at least 1 on the forum)

 

I am Making a model of an Islander for use in the sim, No I am not weird, it is more than just a civilian transport, and I believe all the mission and campaign modders in here could easily find a way to use it, at the moment I am making a model of the aircraft I currently fly, which is in UK coastguard colours (that is what I do) naturally I figured it would be cool to try my day job in one of my favourite sims :biggrin: , I am even thinking of going as far as making a 'dinghy bomb' and small orange smoke bombs, also adding a side looking flir (Ok maybe I am a little crazy) but I would be interested to see what kind of tangent this sim can be modded to. :biggrin:

 

p.s. I haven't given up on the Typhoon, I am just re-energizing my enthusiasm with a small divesion.

 

Look forward to hearing comments and views, either way I am going to build it so I can play with it

 

Heres a screen of the 3dsMax model in progress, and 2 pics of the 'real thing'

 

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Didnt the Phillipine Navy use them too, with some weapons stations or was it Indonessia???

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Looks nice. I was always wondering what the hell your avatar was :biggrin: Keep up the good work!

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Looking snazzy mate. Tell you what, stick some marine commando's on the side with guns pointing out and we're good to go :biggrin:

 

Where are you stationed with the CG?

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nice model!!

the Belgian Army have used several BN-2 for years, both in Germany and in Belgium

 

I'd gladly paint one like that!

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JimmyBib, I am based at Manston airport in Kent, operating for Dover coastguard.

 

Yes the Islander was and is used by a few military operators and yes they even strapped exploding stuff to them COOOL!!!, UK army air corps operate them, in fact most of them are out in the Ghan I think, the belgian army used them too, I got to meet some of the belgian Islander crews as they fly the Belgian equivalent to us with the North sea survey aircraft (ex-army aircraft) operated by civilians flown by current military pilots.

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JimmyBib, I am based at Manston airport in Kent, operating for Dover coastguard.

 

Craig it wasn't you who buzzed Jeremy Clarkson and his mates when they attempted to cross the English Channel in a Toyota Pickup Truck was it as that was certainly some low flying by an Islander?

 

At my local airport at Shoreham we have several Trilanders operating a scheduled service on a daily basis to the Channel Islands any chance of lengthening your Islander and adding an extra engine?

 

Lazboy

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:biggrin: heres Jeremy giving a wave, sadly I was on days off that day and my boss did the flight, althought I was on telly recently on Three men in another boat.

 

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Aboslutely go fir it!!! I always thought they looked kinda cool anyway.

 

Wrench

kevin stein

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:biggrin: heres Jeremy giving a wave, sadly I was on days off that day and my boss did the flight, althought I was on telly recently on Three men in another boat.

 

Some pretty impressive flying and a good advertisment for you guys flying skills.

I will for one love to fly the Islander should you release it and there are a host of skins that I would love to have ago at doing for it should you also release the template.

 

I have seen a few Islanders operating in the skies of Iraq as intelligence gathering platforms and also shadowing convoys for which I believe they provide radio jamming protection against IAD's, unfortunately due to the nature of their work photos are few and far between.

 

Lazboy

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Well low flying is the best part of the job, I get a nosebleed above 500' :biggrin: , we even fly low level at night(without the aid of night vision) we just hold 200' on the rad alt and pray that there is nothing big in the way :biggrin: but that is over the sea only so I guess there won't be too many objects 201 feet high

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I would love to add that to my inventory of aircraft. And it can insert some british paratroopers as well

 

I like it!

See guys there is more to aviation than Military and Airlines, as you all know

Who knows, someday someone will make a Canadair 215

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:biggrin: heres Jeremy giving a wave, sadly I was on days off that day and my boss did the flight, althought I was on telly recently on Three men in another boat.

 

Craig,

 

I saw that one on the telly.

 

Were the Top Gear & 3 men fly-bys a set up, or do you guys spend all your time buzzing boats in the channel?

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Anyone beside me think of that Cars song when they read this thread title.

 

 

Craig, if you build it, they will come.

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