Couple words for introduction
It is a year and couple of days since I shared this repaint for Milviz DHC-2 Beaver. But in the end of the previous year – 2020, a development studio called Thranda released very well done DHC-2 Beaver for X-Plane, so after a short thinking, I recreated this repaint, which is kind of my favorite, for their representation of the beloved aircraft.
So, today, again, I share a repaint for an aircraft that enchanted me. Did you ever hear something like: “Half a ton, anytime, anywhere”. If so, it was probably in reference to this airplane – The DHC-2 Beaver. Beautiful lines, strong engine, great reliability…. but why to write about, it, when it is all in the song:
And Alaska…. Well. I have never been there… but would like to visit it one day. With our more and more realistic flight simulators, even those virtual tours around Alaska are fantastic. Sometimes breathtaking, forgiving it is simulation and just enjoying this big country full of big mountains, large forests, and small towns (mostly). Both sides of the coin, all this beauty, wilderness, but also danger and tough life conditions.
So it may look kind of weird, me, doing repaint in Alaska theme for an aircraft, but, I think, the connection of Alaska and Beaver is somewhat iconic… and what a better bush plane to use in Alaska? Karl May also never visited wild west 🙂
I hope this repaint will not offend anybody, it is really just a tribute – to Alaska and the DHC-2 Beaver.
This repaint is for Thranda DHC-2 Beaver, made for X-Plane 11. So if you are interested and have this airplane in your virtual hangar, download is somewhere below.
Legal stuff, yes the boring part
The fictional repaint(s) for DHC-2 Beaver airplane is provided as is without any warranty. As you read with most software products, use it at your own risk. I take no responsibility for anything.
The repaint(s) included in this archive was made … just because as many other out there, because I love flight simulation.
Let’s try to write it short for once 🙂
Please respect the following.
Do not use this repaint for any commercial purpose. It is being released as free and is supposed to stay free, as well as all derivative works. Do not share inappropriate screenshots showing this aircraft repaint. I believe all of you can judge what is appropriate and what not in that flight simulation hobby of ours.
You can redistribute this repaint as you want (but still fo free). It would be nice to keep the notes (so we know who contributed…). Unless you do your own changes, keeping the Readme file within the archive will do it.
If you want to edit this repaint, you can! But this repaint contains some marks (art), that are not my property and this should be considered in the edited repaint also, thus should be noted. See the 3rd party resources used below.
If you keep those resources, you should mention that in your Readme file. It actually applies to everything, that you may include in your repaint and is not your work.
3rd party resources used
- The Indian Pin-up girl drawing. Author is unknown, not me unfortunately.
- Beaver on top of the cabin.
- Homer Simpsons and Alaska poster from The Simpsons movie in the cabin.
- Adventure is Out Here logo on the vertical stabilizer.
- Alaska wallpaper used on the sides of the fuselage.
- Alaska Flag.
- The seal of the state of Alaska.
- The image of the Beaver on the top of the cabin.
- Alaska bush pilot badge on pilot hat.
Below you can download the Spirit of Alaska repaint for Thranda DHC-2 Beaver.
Download from this website:
Download from Google Drive:
The archive should contain these folders:
1) Copy the N452AS folder to the right location
Just copy the N452AS folder to liveries folder of Thranda DHC-2 Beaver. That folder is within the aircraft installation folder, which you should have somewhere under Aircraft folder within your X-Plane. Like, in the case of my X-Plane 11 installation, the path is:
I created the Addon folder for my 3rd party aircraft. You may have the aircraft in different folder, like in:
… X-Plane 11\Aircraft\Addon\Laminar Research …
or some completely different sub-folder within Aircraft folder.
2) Go flying
That’s it. X-Plane should now see the new repaint. Select it and go flying.
Here are some pictures of the airplane. I took screens of different variants, so you can see the Tundra, amphibian and ski version. Well, they do not differ, except for the “landing gear”. Also, on some pictures the aircraft is dirty and scratched and on others is like new. Isn’t that another wonderful feature of Thranda DHC-2 Beaver?