Following on from the success of their PA-28R Arrow III, Just Flight’s in-house team is busy working on two new variants of the Arrow: the PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III (normal tail) and the PA-28RT-201T Turbo Arrow IV (T-tail).
PA-28R Turbo Arrow III/IV will build on the extensive feature set of the PA-28R Arrow III, and will include new flight dynamics to accurately simulate the performance and handling characteristics of the turbocharged engine and T-tail, an updated virtual cockpit with additional controls/indicators and a refreshed, less worn interior.
Aeroplane Heaven has released the Hawker Typhoon Mk1B for FSX and Prepar3D.
The package brings you the Mk 1B variant with bubble canopy in six HD paint schemes. The model features selectable rockets, bombs and long-range tanks, gun firing and smoke effects, animated pilot, stereo sound set, numerous special animations and a fully functional, highly accurate virtual cockpit
Animations including correct gear retraction, flaps, canopy and radiator flap
Castoring tail wheel with scale compressions
All-new highly detailed and animated pilot with oxygen mask and animated goggles
Options for a variety of load-outs – rockets, bombs or tanks
‘Cold & dark’ start option provided with the OPTIONS panel
Correct overpaint of landing lights when rockets are loaded
Rocket primers in unfused and fused states
Gun flash effects with spent shell casings ejected
Realistic engine start using specially coded prop hesitation, smoke and flame
Highly detailed model comes with six liveries and a Pro quality paintkit
Highly accurate representation of the Mk 1B cockpit
Many unique animations including a collimated gunsight, authentic fuel tanks selection and gauge panel
Correct start procedures include boost coil and cartridge starter with loud sound effect
Beautiful rendered details and special build techniques to provide an ‘immersive’ feel to the cockpit
Hidden ‘secret’ navigation equipment can be toggled on to provide VOR and ILS guidance, GPS flightplans etc.
Working supercharger control – Moderate and High settings to aid with climb and combat performance
This FSX/Prepar3D collection features the F.6 and FGA.9 ground attack fighter variant, each with their own virtual cockpit representative of the type as operated by the RAF.
Features include 13 paint schemes, covering both British and overseas air forces, authentic sounds and animations including the correct landing gear sequence, flap actions, airbrake, canopy and an animated pilot.
Other details include a deployable braking parachute on the FGA.9, retractable reticle gunsight, 3D gauges and accurately modelled electrical, hydraulic and fuel systems. The engine fan is visible through the intake mouths and the models feature other detailed areas such as flap recesses and gear wells. External animations include boarding steps, wheel chocks, pre-flight flags, and a GPU (Ground Power Unit).
The Hunter entered RAF service as an interceptor and was the first jet-powered aircraft designed by Hawker and was sold to air forces around the world. First flown in 1951, the last example in military service was retired more than 60 years later, in 2014.
The new HS 748 Propliner by Just Flight is now available for FSX and P3D v3/v2/v1. It is on sale by download (£24.99 / €30.95 / $37.99) with double Just Rewards points until 10am (UK time) on Friday December 10.
The package features the Series 2A variant of this enduring medium-sized turboprop airliner in 16 liveries. The detailed virtual cockpit features 3D instruments and a comprehensive avionics suite which includes a GNS 430 and a realistic, easy-to-use autopilot with pitch and bank hold.
In the late 1950s, the search was already on for a worthwhile replacement for the Douglas DC-3; with the introduction of the turboprop engine, the venerable ‘Dakota’ was no longer economically viable in the eyes of many short-haul operators.
The Vickers Viscount was already performing well in the short-haul market and had attracted buyers from all over the world, and the Fokker F-27 ‘Friendship’ was a proven twin-engine design with a high-wing configuration. Avro, the original company responsible for the development of the 748, had indications from potential customers that a sturdier, low-wing concept would be more acceptable, especially for rugged conditions. Avro planned the 748 as a low-wing, high-lift design with the same Rolls-Royce Dart engines as the Fokker, mounted in self-contained pod-like nacelle structures which also carried extremely strong landing gear. Ground clearance was excellent and the aircraft was proven to be able to haul payloads in excess of 10,000lb, operating out of remote short-strip airfields with little or no support services.
The first 748 flew on the 24th June 1960 and, as Avro became engulfed in the Hawker Siddeley Group, the Series 1 aircraft became known as the HS 748. The Series 2A (the subject of this simulation) was given more powerful RR Darts and an optional large forward cargo door.
By the time the last 748 rolled off the production line, 380 airframes had been constructed. So popular was the success of the design in STOL and short-haul operations that many are still flying around the world today.
Just Flight has released a demo for the TB-10 Tobago & TB-20 Trinidad.
The fully-featured demo, for FSX and Prepar3D, is available as a 434MB download and is limited to ten minutes of flying time below 1,500ft AGL. Two liveries are included, TB-10 (N5548C) and TB-20 (G-VPPL).
Please note that this demo MUST be uninstalled prior to installing the full product.
The Gloster collection by Just Flight is now available for FSX and P3D.
The Gloster Meteor is regarded as typical of Britain’s Jet Age supremacy, its development actually began in the dark days of 1940 and the design, although quite primitive, turned out to be a successful fighter and evolved quickly through the 1940s and 1950s. Although the aircraft saw only limited combat in World War Two, nearly 4,000 examples were built in a variety of specifications, including ground attack and photo-reconnaissance.
Meteors flew as night-fighters, trainers and ejection-seat test-beds. An F.3 set the world’s first official air speed record for a jet aircraft on 7th November 1945 at 606 miles per hour. The following year an F.4 extended this record to 616 miles per hour. One Meteor, fitted with Rolls-Royce Trent turbines driving propellers, even became the world’s first turboprop aircraft to take to the air.
This FSX/P3D collection includes models of the F.8 fighter and the FR.9 fighter-reconnaissance variants, in a total of 12 liveries. The detailed virtual cockpit features a simple autopilot, simulated UV cockpit lighting and a retractable reticle gunsight. Other features include selectable wing fuel tanks or wing-mounted (non-operational) rockets (rockets non-operational), an authentic sound set and selectable identification light colours.
The British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) One-Eleven is now available for FSX, FSX: Steam Edition and Prepar3D.
The package comes with 10 airline liveries and includes the 300, 400 and 500 variants with hush kit options. A standard paint kit for creating your own liveries can also be downloaded from the Just Flight website.
The virtual cockpit features ‘baked’ textures for a weathered look and the windscreens come with reflective effects and Perspex splintering when viewed in direct sunlight.
The systems have been recreated in detail and warning annunciators illuminate on fault detection and a engine fire warning system can be used to put out fires. The electrical and fuel systems have been authentically modelled along with a cold and dark option for realistic APU and engine starts.
Other features include toggle yokes, pre-set views for the overhead panel, throttle quadrant and radios along with a stick shaker/pusher. The distinctive sound of the Rolls-Royce Spey engines has been recorded in full stereo along with switch click and knob effect sounds.
The package comes with a comprehensive guide on aircraft operation and handling along with a tutorial.
• Realistic lighting effects and full cockpit lighting with instrument backlighting
• Accurate gear and flap action
• Built-in forward door and rear air stairs
• Animated passenger and ground services doors
• Ground Power Unit (GPU), baggage tug and trollies
• Wheel chocks and ‘remove before flight’ flags
The package was developed by Just Flight’s in-house team after extensive research and consultation with real-world TB-20 pilots.
The Socata TB-10 Tobago and TB-20 Trinidad are general aviation aircraft with spacious cabins, which provide seating for up to five people and are popular for touring and instrument training. The TB-10 is powered by a 180hp Lycoming O-360 piston engine and is equipped with fixed tricycle landing gear. The larger TB-20 has a 250hp Lycoming IO-540 and retractable tricycle undercarriage. Both types are fitted with a two-blade constant-speed propeller.
Both variants offer excellent performance with high cruise speeds (120-150 knots), a range of between 700 and 1,100Nm, and the ability to operat from unprepared surfaces. A service ceiling of 20,000ft combined with a IFR-capable avionics suite makes the aircraft a great long-range IFR tourer.
The TB-10 Tobago and TB-20 Trinidad from Just Flight comes with five paint schemes for each variant along with highly detailed and accurate models, 4096 x 4096 textures with bump and specular mapping and numerous animations including passenger and baggage door, cockpit window, sun visors, oil cover and dipstick, and a variety of ground equipment including chocks, covers and tie-downs.
The virtual cockpit offers smooth animated 3D instrumentation and custom-coded fuel and electrical systems. Other features include along with 2D pop-up panels, custom sounds, accurate flight dynamics and a towbar system for manoeuvring on the ground. The cockpit is modelled down to individual screw heads, animated seat backs and authentic wear and tear including fingerprint marks. A vast array of avionics including a KMA 24, GNS 430, GNC 255, KN 62, KAP 150, GTX 330, KR 87 and WX-1000 Stormscope will ensure that you never get bored. There is even an option to integrate the Flight1 GTN 650.
The BAE Systems Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer from Just Flight is now available for FSX, FSX: Steam Edition and Prepar3D.
Following on from their Canberra PR9, L-1011 Tristar professional, and the Tornado GR1, this simulation of the BAe Hawk T1 has been developed by Just Flight’s in-house development team after hands-on research with a real-life ex-RAF and ETPS (Empire Test Pilots’ School) Hawk T1.
The British-built single engine jet trainer has a two-man tandem cockpit. It was first flown in 1974 and has served as an advanced training aircraft for nearly 40 years. The design has proved to be highly successful, with over 900 examples of more than 10 variants sold to air forces in 18 countries, including the UK, Finland, India and Saudi Arabia. The Hawk T1 variant still serves as an advanced jet and weapons trainer and it has been flown by the RAF Red Arrows display team since 1979.
The Just Flight Hawk T1 has been modelled to a high level of detail and features 12 high-resolution paint schemes (including the RAF and Red Arrows), realistic payloads (including the AIM-9L Sidewinder, 30mm ADEN cannon gun pod and Red Arrows diesel/dye smoke pod) and ground equipment. Both the front and rear pilot positions are included and the aircraft features a full virtual cockpit with smoothly animated 3D instruments and fully functioning custom-coded systems and avionics. Custom-coded features include electrical, hydraulic and fuel systems, authentic HUD, Failures app, in-flight Weapon Control panel.
Lionheart Creations has released the Trinidad TB21 GT for FSX and Prepar3D.
The sleek 4-seater aircraft sports a 250 HP Lycoming TIO540 coupled with a computer controlled turbocharger, enabling it to cruise up to 20,000ft, a maximum cruise speed of 190kts and a range of 1000nm.
The package from Lionheart features 22 high resolution liveries including two military variants, five different interior themes and an avionics suite that includes the GNS430 and a KFC225 autopilot.
Exterior details include 4K resolution textures, super resolution polygon modelling, retracting foot step pylons, detailed landing gear and ambient occlusion shading. The detailed interior is weathered with scuffing and scratches, standard glass-covered instruments and removable yokes.