We are still hard at work finishing off the KCFS Seabee SP1. There will be a few small bug fixes as noted by users in the forum, plus some additional content to thank all of our customers! Here is a preview of some of that new content!
Once the SP1 is ready, we will send an E-mail out to all of our customers letting them know how to download and update there current Seabee.
KC FlightShop Introduces the Republic RC-3 Seabee an all-metal
amphibious sports aircraft designed by Percival Spencer in 1944 and the RC-1 made its first flight with Spencer at the controls. By the end of 1944 Republic had received 1,972 civilian orders for the $3,500 airplane. The Navy granted Republic Aviation the rights to use the name Seabee for the civilian version. Today, more than 60 years after production ended, the Seabee is still the most popular amphibian on the used-market…
The KC FlightShop recreates the first production RC-3 Seabee with
original equipment as released from the factory for a vintage flight
experience, the fully interactive VC uses 3D gauges throughout with every system modeled.
Features include HD quality textures (2048 x 2048).
Authentic HQ digital stereo sounds.
Fully animated pilot
Kneeboard checklist with performance tables.
Realistic night lights effect in the virtual cockpit..
FSX features: external dynamic shadows, internal dynamic shadows on VC, volumetric normal mapping, specular mapping and bloom lights.
FPS. friendly model
Interactive virtual cockpit.
Full moving parts: Ailerons, elevators, rudders, flaps, rolling wheels and trim tab
Lights: Panel Lights, Navigation lights, landing and cabin lights.
Fully normal mapped interior.
Compatible with Addon Hardware and Shared Cockpit Functions
Easy to use paintkit
Realistic behaviour, pilot tested to match the real airplane.
Help from many pilot and owners of real Seabee’s for accuracy and authenticity
Well the artwork is final, flight model is wrapped up, and we are working on the final bugs and getting the installer ready! The Seabee should be on sale VERY SOON. Till then, here are some fresh screenshots that should tide you over.
The team has been hard at work getting the Seabee wrapped up for an Xmas delivery! The bulk of the work going on right now is work on the flight model and cockpit textures. Here are a few screenshots to celebrate!
Im extremely proud to announce that the Republic RC-3 Seabee project has hit the next benchmark! The Seabee is up and flying in FSX! It still has a long ways to go untill its on sale, but this gives you a good preview of what the external model will look like. Please ignore the cockpit model as its un-textured and unfinished, but the external is 95% done!
Can anyone guess what film this famous Seabee is from?
Just a quick announcement about the SportStar. The Service Pack 1 will be released VERY soon. SP1 will include fixes, enhancements, and 5 new livery’s and will be FREE to everyone who purchased the SportStar!
Here are some 3D renders of the final 1947 Republic Seabee model!
First renders of the next KCFS product is in, and its a Seabee!
This product is being created with cooperation from both the International Republic Seabee Owner’s Club and local Washington Seabee owners to make the most accurate and detailed virtual representation of the Seabee ever! Below are some early 3D renders of the external model. The external model is mostly done, but missing its trademark corrugation on the flying surfaces. Those will be added via normal mapping in the texture for performance reasons. Feel free to discuss the project in the forums!