This real-life inspired livery was actually applied to an R4D-8 (a.k.a. Super DC-3) that was later re-designated as a C-117D. The aircraft traveled far, having been stationed in Naples, Italy and Mildenhall, England before being retired in 1979.
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Use of this livery requires...
* X-Plane 10 or 11
* A legal copy of the Heinz Dziurowitz ("HD") DC-3, which needs to be already installed into your X-Plane's aircraft repository
* Familiarity with using your operating system's file manager to move files and folders
* An app/program for editing text files with a built-in search or search-and-replace function
* An app/program capable of viewing PDF (Public Domain Format) files, such as...
* Adobe Acrobat Reader DC available from: https://get.adobe.com/reader/
* Preview (installed by default on all Mac computers), described at: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2506
* Access (via a registered account) to http://forums.x-plane.org in order to download a software patch that will update the HD DC-3 for use in X-Plane 11. Acquisition and application of this patch is discussed in a later document.
* The understanding that this particular livery has no exposed metal surfaces that might take advantage of the Physically Based Rendering (PBR) featured in X-Plane 11. In order to realize active metal reflections with the HD DC-3, additional modifications are required, which are not included in this livery's packaging. Detailed guidance on updating the HD DC-3 to leverage PBR are included in the payware "Pro Paint Kit for HD DC-3" available for GIMP at https://gum.co/fKSgN and for Photoshop at https://gum.co/rdnBj .
The included documentation will instruct you on how to...
* Install the contents of this package
* Make the adjustments necessary to accomodate the visual and Normal files included in this package for X-Plane 10
* Guide you on acquiring and implementing a software patch that will correct some legacy issues that are realized when using the HD DC-3 in X-Plane 11