Local Legend VIII: De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou

Please use this thread to post your impressions and feedback about the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou, available now from the in-sim Marketplace for USD $14.99. You can read more about this new Local Legend here.

If you have any bugs related to this plane to report, please create a new thread in the Bug Reports & Wishlist section of the forum with the tag #havilland-dhc4caribo


This looks WONDERFUL! If any of you PC users got a manual with the download, please post for us XBOXers. But I’m loving I!


PC user looking for a manual as well. Can’t wait to get into it.


I’m looking forward to hearing some impressions.


look forward to seeing it working and reviewed on the Xbox

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I like it, but I’m biased having some RL memories of them from Army and Skydiving. It works for me!

Has interactive checklists, so all good there. Nice to see!
Very detailed cockpit and interior.

Only 2 issues so far:

  • Would like to be able to open the windows to hear that throaty radial roar while trundling along at low level
  • The left/right default camera views are reversed from standard ie: Left looks right and Right looks left. Don’t screw with expectations like that, please, it’s jarring!

No manual as far as I can see.
Google delivers though:


First impressions:

The model and VC are both very high quality, but the oil pressure is constantly over the red line, and it appears the windshield heat/deice doesn’t work. There’s also a significant number of inoperative controls, but they’re for systems MSFS doesn’t model.

The flight model seems pretty accurate, but there should probably be significantly more drag at the 40 degree flap setting than is currently modeled, since that position was almost entirely drag on the actual airplane.

Aside from the lack of drag, the STOL characteristics seem pretty accurate, and the reversible propellers are modeled, and can produce some really short landings.

Sounds seem fine, but they’re nothing special.

Overall, I’d say that the Caribou needs a few small tweaks, but it’s significantly better at launch than aircraft like the Ju-52 and Fokker were, and it’s worth the $15 price point.


After seeing it in action on the latest Developer Q&A stream, I’m quite looking forward to this one!

Such a unique plane, I don’t think there’s anything quite like it in the sim at the moment.

Yet, not a lot of people talking about it! So consider this a good old hype thread.


Edit: here’s link to that stream with a neat demo from Orbx for those who haven’t seen it:


Looking forward to it, seems like a rugged pure bred workhorse without any ambitions to win a beauty contest.

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Looking forward to its release.

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Should be fun doing a supply run to that beach shack airstrip on the NZ update.

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Or maybe some where hot and high, :wink:

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As someone who worked the Caribou in E Africa for a while back in the 60’s I am seriously excited by the introduction of the aircraft. I know and understand why some Kiwis are underwhelmed as it has no history in their country, but I will fly it there.

I would love to see every De Havilland Canada aircraft in the sim.


That massive tail and rudder authority is going to be good fun. And the Caribou can be landed nose first, right?

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indeed…wheelbarrows were a feature!

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I’m struggling to find if the Caribou is still flying today, where and what it is doing. I like to sim realistic flights, finding a way to fly this bird in NZ is getting difficult…

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We have two in our museum at HARS, based just south of Wollongong, NSW, Aust. Both are flying.


Thank you, that is useful information!

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The Legacy Flight Museum in Rexburg Idaho also has one.


can’t wait!

DHC caribou doing the “wheelbarrow” - YouTube

Crazy Caribou Pilot - YouTube

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