FlyJSim has released version 2 of the 727 Series for X-Plane 10.
This is a significant update of the original 727 Series by FlyJSim and a full study simulation of the three variants; the short -100 airliner short version; the longer -200Adv version; and the 727-200F freighter. The new version adds several new features and has taken the best part of the last year to complete.
The new version features a fully-integrated XFMC flight management computer, enabling full LNAV. This is ideal for operations in remote areas, such as ocean crossings where the lack of VORs can make navigation difficult. There are now three navigation options, VOR, XFMC, and the CIVA inertial reference system (INS), which can be switched in the options menu.
The second major addition is a persistent maintenance and failure system. Each flight will introduce wear on the engines, APU or airframe. If the aircraft is managed incorrectly or poorly maintained, the probability of systems failure is increased.
• Engines can be damaged or catch fire if pushed to the limit
• Engine oil gets burnt off and will need refilling
• Tail strikes may induce pressure loss
• Exceeding flap and gear speed may lead to jams or collapses
• Over exciting the engine or APU generators can lead to them failing
• Over pressurizing or excessive speed or g-force can lead to airframe damage.
As the simulation is persistent, all damage accumulated is saved for the next flight.
The exterior model has been updated with new textures and a full set of animated surfaces, a detailed 3D cockpit with hundreds of animations and night lighting. It also comes with a functioning weather radar with built-in TCAS, a Sperry SP-150 Block V autopilot, a full flight director, engine fire suppression and a working anti-ice system.
All the major systems have been updated and are fully simulated including the bleed air, pressurization and electrical systems. Similarly, the fuel system models fuel heating/icing and the hydraulics include A and B and the standby C system.
The aircraft comes with a comprehensive menu system allowing you to change the weights for passengers, cargo and fuel with a dynamic effect on the centre of gravity (CG). It also includes V-card popup for landing and take-off speeds. A 32-page fully customizable window includes checklists and an overview of the aircraft.
The sound system is by Turbine Sound Studios and includes DreamEngine Sounds with proper Doppler and position effects as well as sounds for switches and knobs sounds.
• New cockpit panels with better textures and gauge clarity
• All manipulators updated to work like on the FlyJSim 737-200
• Overhauled cockpit lighting
• The electrical system works closer to the real aircraft with realistic power consumption – the APU can’t run everything.
• Pneumatic and engine start system overhauled – the powerplants require sufficient bleed air to turn the turbine.
• Cross bleed starts are now possible
• New auto pushback system with a ghost of the aircraft where it will be after pushback
• New radio panels, instrument gyro switching system and flight directors
• Take-off trim automatically set
• Gyros set properly starting from cold and dark.
• Mach airspeed and warning test switches, as well as over speed warning.
• Yaw damper ground test switch
• Engine, APU and cargo fire test and suppression systems
• Press-to-test on all annunciators.
• EPR bugs are set automatically update when V-CARD is opened.
• External power and air simulation added.
• Ground handling and brake system improved
• Standby pressurization mode
• Added the 732’s yoke
• Autobrake system rewritten to include RTO
Previous owners of the FlyJSim 727 Series can upgrade to v2 for $10 for the complete 727 Series v1 package or for $25 if you have a single 727 v1. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get your discount code. Please include your original order number.