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Aryus Cessna 56X

This time around we feature Aryus Cessna 56X created by Aryus Works and Jeffrey Bryner. This package includes the Aryus Cessna 56X aircraft with 2D panel and virtual cockpit.

The Cessna Citation Excel (Model 560XL) is a turbofan-powered, medium-sized business jet built by the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas, United States. A member of the wide-ranging Citation brand of business jets, the Excel was evolved into the Citation XLS and then the Citation XLS+ models.

The Citation XLS+, or simply "Plus" configuration was the upgraded version of the aircraft, with the inclusion of FADEC engine controls, improved PW545C engines, and a completely revised nose design similar to that found on the Citation Sovereign and Citation X. The Citation XLS+ features Collins Pro Line 21 Avionics and a four screen LCD EFIS display as opposed to the three tube (CRT) Honeywell display in the XL and the three screen LCD Primus 1000 in the XLS. (Source: Wikipedia)

Aircraft

Filename: Aryus_C56X.zipdownload now
Size: 51.7 MB
Authors: Aryus Works, Jeffrey Bryner
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4

Specifications

Role: Business jet
Introduction: 1996
Number built: 575
Seating: 2 crew, 9 passengers
Length: 52 ft 6 in (16.0 m)
Wingspan: 56 ft 4 in (17.17 m)
Height: 17 ft 2 in (5.23 m)
Empty weight: 12,800 lb (5,086 kg)
Engine: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW545C turbofans, 4,119 lb (18.32 kN) each
Speed: 441 ktas (507 mph (816 km/h))
Range: 3,441 km (2,138 mi) (1,858 nautical miles)
Service ceiling: 45,000 ft (13,716 m)


Lockheed T-33A T-Bird and Allison J33 Soundset

This time around we feature Lockheed T-33A T-Bird created by Tim Conrad and Allison J33-A-35 Turbojet Soundset by Greg Logan. The aircraft package includes the T-33A T-bird with 10 liveries, complete animations, full virtual cockpit, and custom gauges. The sounds package features real recordings of the Allison J33-A-35 turbojet.

The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (or T-Bird) is an American jet trainer aircraft. It was produced by Lockheed and made its first flight in 1948 piloted by Tony LeVier. The T-33 was developed from the Lockheed P-80/F-80 starting as TP-80C/TF-80C in development, then designated T-33A. It was used by the U.S. Navy initially as TO-2 then TV-2, and after 1962, T-33B. As of 2015, Canadian-built examples were still in-service with the Bolivian Air Force.

Originally designated the TF-80C, the T-33 made its first flight on 22 March 1948 with U.S. production taking place from 1948 to 1959. The US Navy used the T-33 as a land-based trainer starting in 1949. It was designated the TV-2, but was redesignated the T-33B in 1962. The Navy operated some ex-USAF P-80Cs as the TO-1, changed to the TV-1 about a year later. A carrier-capable version of the P-80/T-33 family was subsequently developed by Lockheed, eventually leading to the late 1950s to 1970s T2V-1/T-1A SeaStar. The two prototype TF-80Cs were modified as prototypes for an all-weather two-seater fighter variant which became the F-94 Starfire. A total of 6,557 Shooting Stars were produced, 5,691 by Lockheed, 210 by Kawasaki and 656 by Canadair.

A limited number of T-33s have found their way into private hands and have been used by Boeing as a chase aircraft. In 2010, one of two T-33 Shooting Stars owned by Boeing was used as a chase aircraft during the maiden flight of the Boeing 787. (Source: Wikipedia)

Aircraft

Filename: lockheedt33a.zipdownload now
Size: 101.0 MB
Authors: Tim Conrad
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D

Sounds

Filename: j33sndfs.zipdownload now
Size: 14.0 MB
Authors: Greg Logan
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D

Specifications

Role: Training aircraft
Introduction: 1948
Number built: 6,557
Crew: 2
Length: 37 ft 9 in (11.51 m)
Wingspan: 38 ft  10 1⁄2 in (11.85 m)
Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.55 m)
Empty weight: 8,365 lb (3,794 kg)
Engine: 1 × Allison J33-A-35 centrifugal compressor turbojet, 5,400 lbf (water injection), 4,600 lbf continuous (24.0 kN)
Speed: 600 mph (521 knots, 965 km/h) at sea level
Range: 1,275 mi (1,110 nmi, 2,050 km)
Service ceiling: 48,000 ft (14,630 m)


Aena Boeing 727-200

This time around we feature Aena Boeing 727-200 created by Thomas Ruth, Juan Villamor, Anthony Eades, Jacob Larsen, Dore Aircrafts, Rob Barendregt, and Juan Villamor. This package includes the Boeing 727-200 with custom panel, gauges and sound files. Includes flight crew manual and complete documentation.

The Boeing 727 is a midsized, narrow-body three-engined jet aircraft built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes from the early 1960s to 1984. It can carry 149 to 189 passengers and later models can fly up to 2,700 nautical miles (5,000 km) nonstop. Intended for short and medium-length flights, the 727 can use relatively short runways at smaller airports. It has three Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines below the T-tail, one on each side of the rear fuselage with a center engine that connects through an S-duct to an inlet at the base of the fin. The 727 is Boeing's only trijet aircraft.

The 727 was heavily produced into the 1970s; the last 727 was completed in 1984. As of July 2016, a total of 64 Boeing 727s (4× 727-100s and 60× -200s) were in commercial service with 26 airlines, plus a few more in government and private use. Airport noise regulations have led to 727s being equipped with hush kits. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: aena_boeing_727-200.zipdownload now
Size: 35.8 MB
Authors: Thomas Ruth, Juan Villamor, Anthony Eades, Jacob Larsen, Dore Aircrafts, Rob Barendregt, and Juan Villamor
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4

Specifications

Role: Narrow-body jet airliner
Introduction: 1964
Crew: 3- pilot, copilot, and flight engineer
Speed: Mach 0.9 (961 km/h; 519 kn). 865-953 km/h / 467-515 kt
Range: 1,900 nmi (3,500 km)
Engine: 3 × Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7/9/11
Service ceiling: 42,000 ft (13,000 m)
Empty weight: 97,650 lb / 44,330 kg
Length: 153 ft 2 in / 46.68 m
Wingspan: 108 ft / 32.92 m
Height: 34 ft 11 in / 10.65 m

 


Boeing C-97

This time around we feature Boeing C-97 created by Roland Berger, Manfred Jahn, William N. Davidson, Dan McManus, Wayne Tudor, and Ted Wolfgang. This complete Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter/Stratotanker package includes six models: the YC-97A, C-97G, EC-97G, KC-97G, HC-97G, and KC-97L.

The Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter is a long-range heavy military cargo aircraft developed from the B-29 and B-50 bombers. Design work began in 1942, with the prototype's first flight being on 9 November 1944, and the first production aircraft entered service in 1947.

Between 1947 and 1958, 888 C-97s in several versions were built, 811 being KC-97 tankers. C-97s served in the Berlin Airlift, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Some aircraft served as flying command posts for the Strategic Air Command, while others were modified for use in Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadrons (ARRS). (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: boeing_c-97.zipdownload now
Size: 135.2 MB
Authors: Roland Berger, Manfred Jahn, William N. Davidson, Dan McManus, Wayne Tudor, and Ted Wolfgang
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4

Specifications

Role: Military transport aircraft
Introduction: 1947
Crew: 5–6 (Pilot, Copilot, Navigator, Flight engineer, 1–2 Loadmasters)
Speed: 375 mph (603 km/h)
Range: 4,949 mi (4,300 nm, 6,920 km)
Engine: 4 × Pratt & Whitney R-4360B Wasp Major radial engines, 3,500 hp (2,610 kW) 28-cylinders each
Service ceiling: 35,000 ft (10,670 m)
Empty weight: 82,500 lb (37,410 kg)
Length: 110 ft 4 in (33.7 m)
Wingspan: 141 ft 3 in (43.1 m)
Height: 38 ft 3 in (11.7 m)


Embraer A-29B Super Tucano

This time around we feature Embraer A-29B Super Tucano created by Tim Conrad, Luiz Alvarenga, Doug Dawson, repackaged by Gary Moore. This package includes updated sounds, 2D panel, extra aircraft and cockpit views, cockpit sound effects and 3 paint schemes (grey, grey/green and yellow).

The Embraer Super Tucano is a turboprop light attack aircraft designed for counter insurgency, close air support, aerial reconnaissance missions in low threat environments, as well as providing pilot training. Designed to operate in high temperature and humidity conditions in extremely rugged terrain, the Super Tucano is highly maneuverable, has a low heat signature, incorporates fourth generation avionics and weapons system to deliver precision guided munitions. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: embraer_a-29b.zipdownload now
Size: 84.2 MB
Authors: Tim Conrad, Luiz Alvarenga, Doug Dawson, repackaged by Gary Moore
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4

Specifications

Role: Attack aircraft
Introduction: 2003
Crew: 2
Speed: 590 km/h (319 knots, 367 mph)
Range: 720 nmi (827 mi, 1,330 km)
Engine: 1 Hartzell 5-blade constant speed, fully feathering, reversible-pitch
Service ceiling: 10,668 m (35,000 ft)
Empty weight: 3,200 kg (7,055 lb)
Length: 11.38 m (37 ft 4 in)
Wingspan: 11.14 m (36 ft 6.5 in)
Height: 3.97 m (13 ft 0.25 in)


Ibiza X

This time around we feature Ibiza X created by Stan Fröhlich. Features photo scenery of Ibiza and Formentera and surrounding airport area, autogen from Open Streetmap data, RTM1 30m resolution elevation model of the whole island, freeway traffic, airport layout from actual charts 2015 including actual frequencies and navaids, ILS06, airport 3D objects are default FSX, actual parking spot, apron and taxiway markings, fuel trigger at gas station.

Ibiza Airport is the international airport serving the Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Formentera in Spain located 7 km (4.3 mi) southwest of Ibiza Town. As the island is a major European holiday destination, it features some year-round domestic services as well as several dozen seasonal routes to cities across Europe. It is also used as a seasonal hub by Vueling and is used by 95% of all people who arrive at or depart from these two islands. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: sfd_leib_ibiza_x.zipdownload now
Size: 124.4 MB
Authors: Stan Fröhlichh
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4

Specifications

Location: Ibiza, Spain
IATA: IBZ
ICAO: LEIB
Coordinates: 38°52′22″N 01°22′33″E
Elevation: 24 ft / 7 m
Type: Public

 


Antonov An-124

This time around we feature Antonov An-124 created by Thomas Ruth, Douglas E. Trapp, Philippe Wallaert, Dietmar Loleit, and Garrett Smith. This package features 5 models of the Antonov An-124. Includes 2D and 3D panels, TCAS, FMC, a new FE panel and reworked textures. A 10-page PDF manual is included.

The Antonov An-124 Ruslan is a strategic airlift jet aircraft. It was designed by the Antonov design bureau in the Ukrainian SSR, then part of the Soviet Union (USSR). Until the Boeing 747-8F, the An-124 was, for thirty years, the world's highest aircraft gross weight production cargo airplane and second heaviest operating cargo aircraft, behind the one-off Antonov An-225 (a greatly enlarged design based on the An-124). The An-124 remains the largest military transport aircraft in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: antonov-an-124.zipdownload now
Size: 39.2 MB
Authors:Thomas Ruth, Douglas E. Trapp, Philippe Wallaert, Dietmar Loleit, and Garrett Smith
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4

Specifications

Role: Transport aircraft
Introduction: 1986
Crew: 4–6 (88-350 passengers)
Speed: 865 km/h (467 kn (537 mph))
Range: 5,200 km (2,808 nm, 3231 mi)
Engine: 4 × Progress D-18T turbofans, 229.5 kN (51,600 lbf) each
Service ceiling: 12,000 m (39,370 ft)
Empty weight: 175,000 kg (385,000 lb)
Length: 68.96 m (226 ft 3 in)
Wingspan: 73.3 m (240 ft 5 in)
Height: 20.78 m (68 ft 2 in)


Brussels Airlines Airbus A320

This time around we feature Brussels Airlines Airbus A320 created by Project Airbus and Mees Jansen (LRI). This package includes one model of Brussels Airlines in the special Tintin livery. Includes - The PA A320CFM model custom CFM sound, virtual cockpit, 32bit textures, effects, flyby-wire controls, GPWS, dynamic animations, alpha channels and FMC. If you have trouble starting the engines, read the User Manual PDF page 32.

The Airbus A320 family consists of short- to medium-range, narrow-body, commercial passenger twin-engine jet airliners manufactured by Airbus. The first member of the A320 family—the A320—was launched in March 1984, first flew on 22 February 1987, and was first delivered in March 1988. The family was extended to include the A321 (first delivered 1994), the A319 (1996), and the A318 (2003). The A320 family pioneered the use of digital fly-by-wire flight control systems, as well as side-stick controls, in commercial aircraft. There has been a continuous improvement process since introduction. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: brussels_airbus_a320.zipdownload now
Size: 76.9 MB
Authors: Project Airbus and Mees Jansen (LRI)
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4

Specifications

Role: Narrow-body jet airliner
Introduction: 1988
Crew: 2 (190 passengers)
Speed: Mach 0.82 (871 km/h/537 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft)
Range: 3,100 nmi (5,700 km; 3,600 mi)
Engine: 2 × CFM International CFM56-5 series / IAE V2500 series
Service ceiling: 12,000 m (39,000 ft)
Empty weight: 42,600 kg (93,900 lb)
Length: 37.57 m (123 ft 3 in)
Wingspan: 34.10 m (111 ft 11 in)
Height: 11.76 m (38 ft 7 in)


Aero Boero AB-180

This time around we feature Aero Boero AB-180 created by OIMD Developmente and Aaron R. Swindle. This package includes two models, one with two pilots the other without pilots. Includes full virtual cockpit.

The Aero Boero AB-180 is an Argentine civil utility aircraft, a substantially improved development of the AB-95. It featured a more powerful engine and incorporated the aerodynamic changes made on the AB-115 and improved on them. The first example flew in 1967 and was in production until 2000. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: ab-180-aero-boero.zipdownload now
Size: 34.5 MB
Authors: OIMD Developmente and Aaron R. Swindle
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v3

Specifications

Role: Strategic Civil utility aircraft
Introduction: 1969
Crew: 1 (2 passengers)
Speed: 225 km/h (122 knots, 140 mph) at sea level
Range: 1,180 km (636 nmi, 733 mi)
Engine: 1 × Textron Lycoming O-360-A1A air-cooled flat-four, 134 kW (180 hp at 2700 rpm)
Service ceiling: 7,000 m+ (23,000 ft)
Empty weight: 602 kg (1,327 lb)
Length: 7.08 m (23 ft 2¾ in)
Wingspan: 10.78 m (35 ft 4½ in)
Height: 2.05 m (6 ft 8¾ in)


Lockheed C5 Galaxy

This time around we feature Lockheed C5 Galaxy created by Alpha Simulations, Michael Pook and Erwin Welker. This is an update for the Alphasim Lockheed C-5 Galaxy. The package features a modified and enhanced VC which now has more gauges compared to the default VC. The panel has corrected popup windows for the autopilot and other gauges. Four great repaints by different authors are included in the package. The aircraft has a new smoke effect.

The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a large military transport aircraft originally designed and built by Lockheed, and now maintained and upgraded by its successor, Lockheed Martin. It provides the United States Air Force (USAF) with a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability, one that can carry outsize and oversize loads, including all air-certifiable cargo. The Galaxy has many similarities to its smaller Lockheed C-141 Starlifter predecessor, and the later Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. The C-5 is among the largest military aircraft in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: FSX_LockheedC5_Galaxy.zipdownload now
Size: 77.4 MB
Authors: Alpha Simulations, Michael Pook and Erwin Welker
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v3

Specifications

Role: Strategic airlifter
Introduction: 1970
Crew: 7 typical
Speed: Mach 0.79 (503 kn, 579 mph, 932 km/h)
Range: 2,400 nmi (2,760 mi, 4,440 km) with a 263,200 lb (119,400 kg) payload
Engine: 4 × General Electric TF39-GE-1C high-bypass turbofan, 43,000 lbf (190 kN) each
Service ceiling: 35,700 ft (10,600 m) at 615,000 lb (279,000 kg) gross weight
Empty weight: 380,000 lb (172,370 kg)
Length: 247 ft 1 in (75.31 m)
Wingspan: 222 ft 9 in (67.89 m)
Height: 65 ft 1 in (19.84 m)


Beechcraft Bonanza P35

This time around we feature Beechcraft Bonanza P35 created by Brett Henderson and Alejandro Rojas Lucena. This package makes use of high resolution textures and was designed for FSX SP2. Features a fully usable virtual cockpit, custom gauges and unique custom compass, realistic flight model, full animation including unique v-tail rudder-vators.

The Beechcraft Bonanza is an American general aviation aircraft introduced in 1947 by Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas. The six-seater, single-engine aircraft is still being produced by Beechcraft and has been in continuous production longer than any other airplane in history. More than 17,000 Bonanzas of all variants have been built, produced in both distinctive V-tail as well as conventional tail configurations.

Designed by a team led by Ralph Harmon, the model 35 Bonanza was a relatively fast, low-wing monoplane at a time when most light aircraft were still made of wood and fabric. The Model 35 featured retractable landing gear, and its signature V-tail (equipped with a combination elevator-rudder called a ruddervator), which made it both efficient and the most distinctive private aircraft in the sky. The prototype 35 Bonanza made its first flight on 22 December 1945, with the first production aircraft debuting as 1947 models. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: beech_p35.zipdownload now
Size: 21.3 MB
Authors: Brett Henderson and Alejandro Rojas Lucena
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4

Specifications

Role: Civil utility aircraft
Introduction: 1947
Crew: 1 pilot, 5 passengers
Speed: 176 kn (203 mph; 326 km/h)
Range: 221 nmi (254 mi; 409 km) with full passenger load
Engine: 1 × Continental IO-550-B , 300 hp (220 kW)
Service ceiling: 18,500 ft (5,600 m)
Empty weight: 2,517 lb (1,142 kg)
Length: 27 ft 6 in (8.38 m)
Wingspan: 33 ft 6 in (10.21 m)
Height: 8 ft 7 in (2.62 m)

 


F/A-18E Super Hornet

This time around we feature a scenery addon F/A-18E Super Hornet created by Michael Pook, Mohammad Faali, Rob Barendregt, and Aaron R. Swindle. This includes a panel and cockpit update for the FA-18 Superhornet correcting a problem with the VC window being opaque and the VC cockpit viewpoint.

The Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet and related twin-seat F/A-18F are twin-engine carrier-capable multirole fighter aircraft variants based on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. The F/A-18E single-seat and F/A-18F tandem-seat variants are larger and more advanced derivatives of the F/A-18C and D Hornet. The Super Hornet has an internal 20 mm M61 rotary cannon and can carry air-to-air missiles and air-to-surface weapons. Additional fuel can be carried in up to five external fuel tanks and the aircraft can be configured as an airborne tanker by adding an external air refueling system.

Designed and initially produced by McDonnell Douglas, the Super Hornet first flew in 1995. Full-rate production began in September 1997, after the merger of McDonnell Douglas and Boeing the previous month. The Super Hornet entered service with the United States Navy in 1999, replacing the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, which was retired in 2006; the Super Hornet serves alongside the original Hornet. The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), which has operated the F/A-18A as its main fighter since 1984, ordered the F/A-18F in 2007 to replace its aging F-111 fleet. RAAF Super Hornets entered service in December 2010. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: FA-18E_SuperHornet.zipdownload now
Size: 41.3 MB
Authors: Michael Pook, Mohammad Faali, Rob Barendregt, and Aaron R. Swindle
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v3

Specifications

Role: Sport, personal and trainer aircraft
Introduction: 1970
Crew: 1 pilot
Speed: Mach 1.8 (1,190 mph, 1,915 km/h) at 40,000 ft (12,190 m)
Range: 1,275 nmi (2,346 km) clean plus two AIM-9s
Engine: 2 × General Electric F414-GE-400 turbofans
Service ceiling: 50,000+ ft (15,000+ m)
Empty weight: 32,081 lb (14,552 kg)
Length: 60 ft 1¼ in (18.31 m)
Wingspan: 44 ft 8½ in (13.62 m)
Height: 16 ft (4.88 m)

 


Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field)

This time around we feature a scenery addon Long Beach Airport created by Shehryar Ansari. This version upgrades underlying fundamentals to improve performance and visuals. This is a native FSX version updated to the latest developments at the airport.

The airport employs approximately 20,000 people working for close to 200 businesses, with Boeing Aircraft Company being the largest employer. At present the site is home to the assembly of the C-17 Globemaster III military freighter. However, the airport has a rich history and the original home of the commercial arm of the Douglas Coporation was at the airport. The airport grew with the corporation when it became McDonnell Douglas Corporation and subsequently after the takeover, it became Boeing's third main manufacturing site. The list of the aircraft produced at Long Beach is long and illustrious.

The Douglas factory opened in 1941 and began producing C-47's alongside B-17s. With the end of the war the Douglas Corporation geared up Long Beach to produce commercial aircraft (military aircraft being concentrated at St Louis), and over the next three decades all the major successful commercial aircraft of the McDonnell Douglas Coporation were produced at LGB. These included the DC-8, DC-9, DC-10, the MD-80/90, and the MD-11. The airport also houses the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Western US finishing center and one of the West Coast business centers of the Piper Aircraft Company. Numerous FBOs are based at LGB alongside a number of flight schools. The main carriers at LGB include Jet Blue, Alaska Airlines, Mesa Airways, Skywest Airlines, Horizon Air.

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Filename: longbeachairport.zipdownload now
Size: 77.6 MB
Authors: Shehryar Ansari
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4

Specifications

Location: Long Beach, California, United States
IATA: LGB
ICAO: KLGB
FAA LID: LGB
Coordinates: 33°49'04 N 118°09'06 W
Elevation: 60 ft / 18 m
Type: Public

 

 

 

 


Zlin Z-142

This time around our featured addon is Zlin Z-142 by Pannon Wings Design Team. The Zlin Z 42is a single-engine two-seat Czechoslovakian trainer aircraft manufactured by Moravan Otrokovice. A developed version, the Z 142, is the most popular aircraft variant in the manufacturer's aircraft line.

The aircraft were built by Moravan Aviation, founded in 1934 by Tomáš Baťa in the Czech Republic.

As a follow-on and replacement for the successful Zlin Trener series of tandem aerobatic trainers, Moravan developed a new family of light aircraft, featuring a side-by-side layout and comprising a two-seat trainer, the Zlín Z 42 and a four-seat trainer/tourer aircraft, the Zlín Z 43. The Z 42 first flew on 17 October 1967, achieving airworthiness certification on 7 September 1970.

The aircraft fuselage center section is of welded steel tube, covered with sheet metal and fiberglass panels. The tailcone is of monocoque construction. The empennage is of sheet metal. The two-spar wings are of all-metal construction. The tricycle landing gear is fixed, with a steerable nose wheel. Designed for aerobatics instruction, it was certified to +6.0 and -4.0 limit maneuvering load factors, and was equipped with full inverted fuel and oil systems permitting extended inverted flight. The Z 42 is powered by a Walter inverted six-cylinder engine rated at 134 kW (180 hp).

Zlin Z-142
Development continued, with the Zlin Z 142 featuring a slightly enlarged two-seat airframe based on that of the Z 42 and the more powerful (157 kW (210 hp)) Walter (now LOM) M 337 fuel-injected inverted 6-cylinder, supercharged air-cooled engine of the Z 43 replacing the unsupercharged M 137 engine of the Z 42. The prototype Z-142 first flew on 29 December 1978.

In the late 1980s further development work was initiated. The inverted inline engine was replaced with a four-cylinder horizontally opposed Lycoming IO-360 engine. This variant is designated the Z 242, and is immediately distinguishable by its relatively wide cowling which houses the flat-four engine. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: ZlinZ142.zipdownload now
Size: 62.0 MB
Authors: Pannon Wings Design Team
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4

Specifications

Role: Sport, personal and trainer aircraft
Introduction: 1970
Crew: 1 pilot
Speed: 230 km/h (124 knots, 143 mph)
Range: 650 km (350 nm, 403 mi)
Engine: 1 × Avia M 137A inverted 6-cylinder inline engine, 134 kW (180 hp)
Service ceiling: 5,500 m (18,050 ft)
Empty weight: 600 kg (1,322 lb)
Length: 7.07 m (23 ft 2 1⁄4 in)
Wingspan: 9.11 m (29 ft 10 3⁄4 in)
Height: 2.69 m (8 ft 10 in)

 


Spanish Air Force Eurofighter

This time around our featured addon is Spansih Eurofighter by Enrique Medal and Alphasim. This is Alphasim's Eurofighter (now freeware) with textures of Spanish Air Force in single version and 2 seats, and both unloaded weapons. Animations includespeedbrake, drag chute, flaps, pilot visors, and refuel probe.

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter. The Typhoon was designed and is manufactured by a consortium of three companies; Alenia Aermacchi, Airbus Group and BAE Systems, who conduct the majority of affairs dealing with the project through a joint holding company, Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, which was formed in 1986.

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a highly agile aircraft, designed to be an effective dogfighter when in combat with other aircraft; later production aircraft have been increasingly better equipped to undertake air-to-surface strike missions and to be compatible with a likewise increasing number of different armaments and equipment. The Typhoon saw its combat debut during the 2011 military intervention in Libya with the Royal Air Force and the Italian Air Force, performing aerial reconnaissance and ground strike missions. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: spanish_eurofighter.zipdownload now
Size: 24.9 MB
Authors: Enrique Medal, Alphasim
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v3

Specifications

Role: Air superiority fighter, Multirole fighter
Introduction:
2003
Crew: 1 pilot
Speed: Mach 2 class (2,495 km/h or 1,550 mph)
Range: 2,900 km (1,800 mi)
Engine: 2 × Eurojet EJ200 afterburning turbofan
Service ceiling: 16,765 m (55,003 ft) for up to 64,000–70,000 ft
Empty weight: 11,000 kg (24,250 lb)
Length: 15.96 m (52.4 ft)
Wingspan: 10.95 m (35.9 ft)
Height: 5.28 m (17.3 ft)

 


Piaggio PD-808

This time around our featured addon is Piaggio PD-808 by Mario Noriega. This aircraft is designed exclusively for FSX. It includes advanced engine management, realistic systems, and some failure modeling. The model features a complete 3-D virtual cockpit, and a 2-D panel. Sounds are included. The external model features all typical animations plus a load of custom ones. Also includes all custom special effects, including different selectable floodlights for the virtual cockpit (by simply flicking ON the proper light switch on the cockpit itself). Uses a fly-on-the-numbers flight dynamics file. Includes full documentation.

The Piaggio PD.808 was designed by the Douglas Aircraft Company of Long Beach, California, as a business jet. No orders were received by Douglas, and the complete project was bought by Piaggio Aero, which flew the first prototype in August 1965. Piaggio also failed to secure any worthwhile commercial interest, but a few examples were taken by the Italian Air Force.

Only 24 examples of this type, with low-set wings and aft-mounted turbojet engines, were produced, and 22 of these went to the Italian Air Force. The first aircraft were configured for the utility role, but the last six aircraft were completed as electronic platforms with cabin accommodation for specialist electronic intelligence equipment and its three operators. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: piaggio_pd808_v22x.zipdownload now
Size: 80.3 MB
Authors: Mario Noriega
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4

Specifications

Role: Business & military jet
Introduction:
1966
Seating: 2 pilots plus mission crew
Speed: 852 km/h (529 mph)
Engine: 2 × Rolls Royce Viper Mk526 turbojets
Service ceiling: 13,716 m (45,000 ft)
Empty weight: 4,830 kg (10,650 lb)
Length: 12.8 m (42 ft 2 in)
Wingspan: 13.2 m (43 ft 3 in)
Height: 4.8 m (15 ft 9 in)

 


Cessna Citation 500

This month our featured addon is Cessna Citation 500 by Alejandro Rojas Lucena. This package includes 6 models with 3 paint schemes (there are 3 low detail VC variants).

After a longer-than-expected development flight test program, during which the name Citation 500 was tried, and a number of changes to the design, the finished aircraft was debuted with the new name Citation (Model 500) and received its FAA certification in September, 1971.

The aircraft was powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1 turbofan engines. With fan engines, rather than turbojet engines such as powered the contemporary Learjet 25, and straight, rather than swept wings, the Citation was over 120 knots (220 km/h) slower than the Lear 25 (max speed of 350 knots (650 km/h) compared with 473 knots (876 km/h) for the LJ25), which led to nicknames such as "Slowtation" and "Nearjet", and raised eyebrows in the aviation media. The Citation I had a maximum take-off weight of 10,850 lb (4,920 kg), and a maximum of 8 people on board.

In 1976, several product improvements were added to the aircraft in response to market pressures, including a longer span wing (47 ft 1 in vs 43 ft 11 in), higher maximum gross weight and thrust reversers, which made shorter landing fields available to customers. With these improvements came the name Citation I. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: cesscit500.zipdownload now
Size: 35.6 MB
Authors: Alejandro Rojas Lucena
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4

Specifications

Role: Corporate jet
Introduction:
1969
Seating: 2 crew + 5 passengers
Speed:
Mach 0.705 (465.3 mph)
Engine
: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1B turbofan
Service ceiling: 41,000 ft (12,495 m)
Empty weight: 6,631 lb (3,008 kg)
Length:
43 ft 6 in (13.26 m)
Wingspan:
47 ft 1 in (14.35 m)
Height:
14 ft 3 in (4.37 m)

 


Braddick DC-3TPC-47TP Turbo Dakota

This month our featured addon is Braddick DC-3TPC-47TP Turbo Dakota by Andrew Brown, Manfred Jahn, Johan Jacobs, and Janus Swanepoel as well as Daniel Fuernkaess, Manfred Jahn, Alexander M. Metzger, Hansjoerg Naegele. This package includes 4 paint schemes.

BSAS International [Braddick Specialised Air Services International PTY Ltd.] is a specialist civil and military aviation firm based in Pretoria, South Africa and Kidron Ohio, USA. Specialising in the harshness of rural operations, STOL [Short Take-off & Landing] capabilities, dirt / gravel runways and medium / short haul civil and military ops; our flagship aircraft, the BSAS DC-3/C-47 TP [Turbo Dakota] is a rugged Aircraft, designed & operated by the best, for deployment in the most severe conditions.

A member of the Braddick Defense Systems Group, BSAS International builds, services, operates and maintains all elements the legendary DC- 3/C-47 Turbine Aircraft [Designated DC3/C47-65ARTP (In Addition to the PT6A - 67R & 67F Variants)]. With over 50 of these aircraft type having being converted and operated throughout the world, from Antarctica through to Afghanistan, the BSAS team methodically customise each aircraft as per specialised operational requirement.

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Filename: braddick-dc3.zipdownload now
Size: 43.2 MB
Authors: ndrew Brown, Manfred Jahn, Johan Jacobs, and Janus Swanepoel as well as Daniel Fuernkaess, Manfred Jahn, Alexander M. Metzger, Hansjoerg Naegele
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4

Specifications

Role: Cargo aircraft
Introduction:
1990
Seating: 40
Speed:
225 kn (259 mph; 417 km/h)
Engine
: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R turboprop engines, 1,220 hp (910 kW) each
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
Empty weight: 15,750 lb (7,144 kg)
Length:
67 ft 8 in (20.62 m)
Wingspan:
95 ft 8 in (29.16 m)
Height:
18 ft 3 in (5.56 m)

 


Martin PMB-5A Mariner

This month our featured addon is Martin PMB-5A Mariner by AlphaSim, P. Perrott, H. Pralle, G. Flores and J. McDaniel. This package includes 3 paint schemes.

The Martin Model 162 Mariner was a larger, more capable flying boat than the far more popular consolidated PBY Catalina. The first PBM-1 flew in 1939, and underwent many design changes -- including the adoption of a dihedral in the tail design -- to overcome flight performance and stability issues. PBM-3s were delivered from 1942-44 in a variety of configurations, including anti-submarine, transport, and patrol versions. The final variant, the PBM-5, used the 2,100 HP Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine, and was given amphibious capabilities. In all, 1,366 of all types were built, with production ceasing in 1949. The last PBM was retired in 1956, but the type continued in Coast Guard duty and with other nations for many years afterward. (Source: Documentation)

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Filename: MartinPMB-5AMariner.zipdownload now
Size: 10.2 MB
Authors: AlphaSim, P. Perrott, H. Pralle, G. Flores and J. McDaniel
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D

Specifications

Role: Flying boat
First flight: 1939
Number built: 1,285
Crew: 7
Length: 79 ft 10 in (23.50 m)
Wingspan: 118 ft 0 in (36 m)
Height: 27 ft 6 in (5.33 m)
Empty weight: 33,175 lb (15,048 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Wright R-2600-6 14-cylinder radial engines, 1,600 hp (1,194 kW) each
Maximum speed: 178 kn (205 mph, 330 km/h)


Edgley Optica

This month our featured addon is Edgley Optica by Craig Richardson and Pam Brooker. This package includes the complete aircraft with 5 paint schemes. In the VC the red button on the control sticks turns the "winter kit" on and off.

The Edgley EA-7 Optica is a British light aircraft designed for slow-speed observation work, and intended as a low-cost alternative to helicopters.

The Optica, designed by John Edgley, has an unusual configuration with a fully glazed forward cabin, reminiscent of an Alouette helicopter, that provides 270 degree panoramic vision and almost vertical downward vision for the pilot and two passengers. The aircraft has twin booms with twin rudders and a high-mounted tailplane. It is powered by a Lycoming flat-six normally-aspirated engine situated behind the cabin and driving a fixed pitch ducted fan. Due to the ducted fan, the aircraft is exceptionally quiet. The aircraft has a fixed tricycle undercarriage with the nosewheel offset to the left. The wings are unswept and untapered. The aircraft is of fairly standard all-metal construction with stressed aluminium skin. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: EdgleyOptica.zipdownload now
Size: 27.8 MB
Authors: Craig Richardson and Pam Brooker
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v3

Specifications

Role: Observation
First flight: 1979
Number built: 21
Crew: 1
Capacity: 2 passengers
Length: 8.15 m (26 ft 9 in)
Wingspan: 12.0 m (39 ft 4 in)
Height: 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in)
Empty weight: 948 kg (2,090 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Textron Lycoming IO-540-V4A5D flat six piston engine, 194 kW (200 hp)
Maximum speed: 213 km/h (115 knots, 132 mph)

 


Alejandro Lucena's Hawker Raytheon

This month our featured addon is Alejandro Lucena's Hawker Raytheon by Alejandro Rojas Lucena. This package includes the complete aircraft with 4 paint schemes. The VC closely resembles the real Hawker instrumentation.

The HS-125-700 and Hawker 800 are two more recent versions of the world's longest running corporate jet production program.The 125-700 and Hawker 800 are direct developments of the DH-125 (later the HS-125), which first flew in August 1962. This aircraft was developed into a number of variants through to the HS-125-600, all of which are powered by the RollsRoyce Viper turbojet and are described separately under Hawker Siddeley.The 125-800 became the Hawker 800 from mid 1993 when Raytheon purchased BAe's Corporate Jets division. Production has been transferred to Wichita in the USA (the first US built 800 flew on November 5 1996, the last UK built 800 on April 29 1997). Current production is of the 850XP (Extended Performance) which was certificated in 1995 and has improved engines for better climb and cruise performance. A new interior is being introduced in 1999.

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Filename: hawkraytheon.zipdownload now
Size: 21.4 MB
Authors: Alejandro Lucena
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v3

Specifications

Role: Mid-size business jet
First flight: 1983
Number built: 650
Crew: 2
Capacity: 13 maximum
Length: 51 ft 2 in (15.6 m)
Wingspan: 54 ft 4 in (16.5 m)
Height: 18 ft 1 in (5.5 m)
Empty weight: 15,670 lb (7,108 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Honeywell TFE731-5BR turbofan, 4660 lbf (20,700 N) each
Maximum speed: 448 kts (514 mph) 830 km/h

 


Sainte Lucia Island

This month our featured addon is Sainte Lucia Island scenery by JL Valladier. This package includes complete scenery for the island including two airports: George F.Charles (TLPC) Castries and Hewanorra Int (TLPL) old fort. The Hess fuel storage area is also featured.

In and around longbeachairport you will see cruise ships and other boats, various stationary aircraft at the airports including a dismantled old airliner, the Hess tanks near the coast with a docked tanker, control towers, many buildings and accurate runways and taxiways.

The author used GMAX to create the buildings, FSXPLANNER for the airport, WHISPLACER for positioning elements, FSXKML for exclude files, ADE, PAINTSHOP, SBUILDER X, and FSX.

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Filename: sainteluciev2.zipdownload now
Size: 49.0 MB
Authors: JL Valladier
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v3

Specifications

Location: Saint Lucia, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean
Land Area: 617 km2 (238.23 sq mi)
Population: 174,000 (2010)
Capital: Castries
Languages: English
Independence: 1 March 1967
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
National Dish: green banana and saltfish

 


Fly Synthesis Texan Club 550 LSA

This month our featured addon is Fly Synthesis Texan Club 550 LSA by Massimo Taccoli, Dennis Seeley and Oskari Syynimaa. This package includes 3 paint schemes, aircraft, 2D and 3D panels and custom sound effects.

The Texan Top Class has proved to be a popular choice, especially for those with speed, comfort and reliability in mind. The Texan Top Class comes in 3 models, the 600, the 550 model, and the Club. Featured here is the TC 550 model. This two-seater, three-axis low wing aircraft is designed with superior performance and maximum comfort in mind, featuring the roomiest cabin in its class.

The excellent views, very low noise level within the cabin and trademark quality and Hi-Tech construction distinguishes this classy aircraft from any of its competitors in the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) category. (Source: Fly Synthesis Australia)

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Filename: Fly_Synthesis_Texan.zipdownload now
Size: 10.7 MB
Authors: Massimo Taccoli, Dennis Seeley and Oskari Syynimaa
Works with: FSX (DX10 supported), Prepar3D v4
Models: 3
2D Panel? Yes
Virtual Cockpit? Yes
Custom Sounds? Yes

Specifications

Role: Light sports aircraft
Designer: Fly Synthesis
Length: 6.99 m.
Height: 2.40 m.
Wing Span: 8.60 m.
Engine: Rotax 912 ULS 4-cyl.
Propellers: 1.75 m 3-blade fixed pitch.
Rate of Climb: 1,181 fpm at sea level.
Max speed: 129 kt.


Whittaker MW6 microlight

This month our featured addon is Whittaker MW6 microlight by Craig Richardson. This package includes 3 paint schemes, full animations, 3D gauges and Baked Textures.

The MW6 series is based upon the earlier single-seat Whittaker MW5 Sorcerer. The MW6 features a strut-braced parasol wing, a two-seat open cockpit, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration, mounted on the keel tube, above the cockpit.

The aircraft is made from aluminium tubing, with its flying surfaces covered in doped aircraft fabric. Its 9.98 m (32.7 ft) span wing has an area of 15.24 m2 (164.0 sq ft). The standard engine used is the 50 hp (37 kW) Rotax 503 two-stroke powerplant.

The design is Whittaker's most popular aircraft, with over 200 sets of plans sold. It is approved by the Light Aircraft Association in the UK. (Source: included documentation and Wikipedia)

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Filename: WhittakerMW6.zipdownload now
Size: 13.1 MB
Authors: Craig Richardson
Designed For: FSX (DX10 supported)
Models: 3
2D Panel? No
Virtual Cockpit? Yes
Custom Sounds? Yes

Works with FSX

Specifications

Role: Amateur-built aircraft
Designer: Mike Whittaker
Introduction: 2012
Crew: 1 pilot + 1 passenger
Engine: 1 × Rotax 503 twin cylinder, air-cooled, two stroke aircraft engine, 37 kW (50 hp)
Propellers: 2-bladed wooden
Rate of Climb: 2.5 m/s (490 ft/min)
Max speed: 148 km/h (92 mph; 80 kn)

 


1936 Ryan STA And PT-16

This month our featured addon is 1936 Ryan STA And PT-16 by SWingman, Kirill Konovalov, Tim Dement, and Don Bodenstedt. This package includes 3 paint schemes, complete plane animations, 3D gauges, custom viewpoints and reflective textures.

T. Claude Ryan was the founder of the Ryan Aeronautical Company, the second incarnation of a company with this name, and the fourth company with which he had been involved to bear his name. He began the development of the ST (for "Sport Trainer", and also known as S-T), the first design of the company, in 1933.

The first Ryan ST flew for the first time on 8 June 1934 and production began the following year, when nine aircraft were delivered. Except for 1937 (when 46 aircraft were built), production rates remained low for several years, at about one aircraft every two weeks. This changed in 1940 when deliveries to military forces began in earnest. (Source: included documentation and Wikipedia)

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Filename: 1936ryan.zipdownload now
Size: 24.6 MB
Authors: SWingman, Kirill Konovalov, Tim Dement, and Don Bodenstedt
Designed For: FSX (DX10 supported)
Models: 3
2D Panel? Yes
Virtual Cockpit? Yes
Custom Sounds? Yes

Specifications

Role: Monoplane Trainer
Designer: T. Claude Ryan
Introduction: 1934
Crew:
1 pilot, 1 passenger
Engine
: 1 × Menasco C4, 125 hp (93 kW)
Range: 366 miles (589 km)
Rate of Climb:
800 ft/min (244 m/min)
Max speed:
126 mph (203 km/h)

 


Corby CJ-1 Starlet

This month our featured addon is Corby CJ-1 Starlet by Craig Richardson. This package includes 5 paint schemes, full animations, 3D gauges and baked textures. This plane is great for VFR trips and is quite fun to fly.

The Corby CJ-1 Starlet is a single seat, home-built plane made mainly from wood and fabric. It was designed by Australian aeronautical engineer John Corby. The prototype first flew in 1967. It is a popular design built by enthusiasts in many countries. A variety of engine types have been used, including 50 to 80 hp (37 to 60 kW) Volkswagen air-cooled engines, the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL and the 85 hp (63 kW) Jabiru 2200. It is an agile sportsplane with either an open cockpit and perspex windshield, or a bubble canopy, giving the pilot a "fighter-like" flying experience. (Source: included documentation and Wikipedia)

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Filename: CorbyStarlet.zipdownload now
Size: 23.0 MB
Authors: Craig Richardson
Designed For: FSX (DX10 supported)
Models: 5
2D Panel? Yes
Virtual Cockpit? Yes
Custom Sounds? Yes

Specifications

Role: Homebuilt aircraft
Designer: John C. Corby
Introduction: 1973
Crew:
1 pilot
Engine
:1 × Volkswagen air-cooled engine or Jabiru 2200, 52 - 64 kW (70 - 85 hp)
Range: 685 km (425 miles)
Rate of Climb:
5.6 m/s (1,100 ft/min)
Max speed:
260 km/h (160 mph)


USAF F-16 522 Fireballs

Featured this month is USAF F-16 522 Fireballs by Mark "Fire Ball" Rooks, Kirk Olsson, and Danny Garnier. This package contains a new texture and FSX tweaks by Mark Rooks.

The 522d Fighter Squadron is known as the "Fireballs" whose primary mission is to maintain a continuous ability to rapidly deploy and support American unified commanders worldwide with day or night F-16 combat operations. Additionally, the unit mission includes the ability to decisively employ the F-16 throughout the entire spectrum of offensive and defensive missions, including air interdiction, close air support, strategic attack and counter-air, through employing a wide variety of conventional, precision-guided and nuclear weapons. (Source: included documentation)

Prepar3D Note: this aircraft works in Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D but since it relies on FSX's Lear 45 sound set (which P3D lacks) you will need to use an alternate sound.

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Filename: f-16522fs.zipdownload now
Size: 24.1 MB
Authors: Mark "Fire Ball" Rooks, Kirk Olsson, Danny Garnier
Designed For: FSX (DX10 supported)
Models: 1
2D Panel? Yes
Virtual Cockpit? Yes
Custom Sounds? No*

Specifications

Role: Multirole fighter aircraft
Maker: General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin
Introduction: 1978
Number built: 4,500+
Engine
: 1 × F110-GE-100 afterburning turbofan
Service ceiling: 50,000+ ft (15,240+ m)
Empty weight: 18,900 lb (8,570 kg)
Max weight:
42,300 lb (19,200 kg)
Max speed:
Mach 2 (1,500 mph, 2,410 km/h) clean configuration


Bombardier Challenger 300

Featured this month is Bombardier Challenger 300 by Richie Schwertfeger. This package includes 3 paint jobs: white, blue/white and teal green. Includes 2D and virtual cockpit and complete documentation of all panel systems.

The Bombardier Challenger 300 is a super-mid-sized jet capable of traversing transcontinental distances. The project was launched at the Paris Air Show on July 13, 1999, at which time it was called the Bombardier Continental. It was a "clean sheet" design, assembled in Bombardier's Learjet plant at Wichita Mid-Continent airport, Kansas. The jet was renamed in September 2002 after much debate about which category (Learjet, Challenger, or Global) the new aircraft fit into. It entered commercial service in January 2004.

Operators include the United States and Qatar with 230 total aircraft built at an individual production cost of $20 million. (Source: wikipedia)

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Filename: bomb_chall_300.zipdownload now
Size: 20.3 MB
Authors: Richie Schwertfeger
Designed For: FSX (DX10 supported)
Models: 3
2D Panel? Yes
Virtual Cockpit? Yes
Custom Sounds? Yes

Specifications

Role: Business jet
Maker: Bombardier Aerospace
Seats: 1-2 pilots, up to 16 passengers
Introduction: 2001
Number built: 230
Engine
: 2 × Honeywell HTF7000 turbofan engines, 30.36 kN (6,825 lbf) thrust each
Service ceiling: 13,716 m (45,000 ft)
Empty weight:10,591 kg (23,349 lb)
Max weight:
17,622 kg (38,850 lb)
Max speed:
Mach 0.83


Piaggio P-180

Featured this month is Piaggio P-180 by Mario Noriega. This package includes 10 paint jobs of the P-180 and each is highly detailed and well-done. Features clickable dynamic photortreal vc with night lighting, night lighted internals, photoreal 2d cockpit, engine start effect, advanced fde, customizable payloads.

The Piaggio P-180 is a high-speed high-efficiency turboprop aircraft. Capable of speeds up to 395 KTAS (or M0.68) up to its service ceiling of 41000ft. This performance is achieved by extreme aerodynamic optimization istead of sheer power. The end result is an aircraft that burns 40% less fuel than the average jet of comparable size, while flying at the same speed range, or 30% less than an equivalent size turboprop, as it flies much faster. The pusher propellers on the wings mounted much backwards thanks to the forward wing set make it a confortable and quiet ride for the passengers, that also enjoy a very spacious cabin for an aircraft of this size.

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Filename: p180_v3.zipdownload now
Size: 69.8 MB
Authors: Mario Noriega
Designed For: FSX (DX10 supported)
Models: 10
2D Panel? Yes
Virtual Cockpit? Yes
Custom Sounds? Yes

Specifications

Role: Executive transport
Seats: 1-2 pilots, up to 9 passengers
Maker: Piaggio Aero
Introduction: 1990
Number built: 216 so far
Engine
: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66 turboprop, 634 kW (850 shp) each
Service ceiling: 12,500 m (41,000 ft)
Empty weight: 3,400 kg (7,500 lb)
Max weight:
5,239 kg (11,550 lb)


Sus Scrofa SS-4P

Featured this month is Sus Scrofa SS-4P by Tim Piglet Conrad. This is a four seat turboprop touring/sport/trainer aircraft. This "what if" design has two paint schemes, custom gauges and animations including opening right and left canopy individually.

While this is a ficticious design, it is fun to fly and is most certainly a unique design, a nice addition to your fleet. There is no 2D panel--the serviceable virtual cockpit covers all the basics. The first paint job as shown below is brown/black, the second is black/red with a piglet logo. Both look very good and offer excellent detail.

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Filename: sus_ss-4p.zipdownload now
Size: 21.3 MB
Authors: Tim Piglet Conrad
Designed For: FSX (DX10 supported)
Models:2
2D Panel? No
Virtual Cockpit? Yes
Custom Sounds? No

Specifications

Role: Ficticious turboprop trainer/transport
Seats: 4
Maker: Sus Scrofa
Variation: Sus Scrofa Assault Force, US Civil Register
Type: SS-4P
Created By: Piglet's Peculiar Planes


Airbus A400M

Featured this month is Airbus A400M by Patrick Le Luyer, Dietmar Loleit and Chris Evans. This single model is made for Flight Simulator X SP2 and supports DirectX 10 Preview. The virtual cockpit includes a functional HUD with documentation. There's documentation for the moving map, radar and tcas as well. Includes cockpit and gauge fixes by Chris Evans.

The project began as the Future International Military Airlifter (FIMA) group, set up in 1982 by Aérospatiale, British Aerospace (BAe), Lockheed, and Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) to develop a replacement for the C-130 Hercules and Transall C-160. The A400M is positioned as an intermediate size between the Lockheed C-130, and the Boeing C-17.

The Airbus A400M will increase the airlift capacity and range compared with the aircraft it was originally set to replace, the older versions of the Hercules and Transall. Cargo capacity is expected to double over existing aircraft, both in payload and volume, and range is increased substantially as well. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: a400m.zipdownload now
Size: 33.9 MB
Authors: Patrick Le Luyer, Dietmar Loleit and Chris Evans
Designed For: FSX (DX10 supported)
Models: 1
2D Panel? Yes
Virtual Cockpit? Yes
Custom Sounds? Yes

Specifications

Role: Long-range military transport
Crew: 3 or 4
Introduction: 2009
Number built: 5 so far
Engine: 4 × Europrop TP400-D6 turboprop, 8,250 kW (11,060 hp) each
Service ceiling: 11,300 m (37,073 ft)
Empty weight: 76,500 kg (168,654 lb) ; operating weight
Max weight: 141,000 kg (310,852 lb)
Length: 45.1 m (148 ft 0 in)
Wingspan: 42.4 m (139 ft 1 in)
Height: 14.7 m (48 ft 3 in)


Bf 109F Friedrich

Featured this month is Bf 109F Friedrich by A. F. Scrub. This package contains 3 skins, a VC and 2D panel and features automatic engine smoke, wing vortex effect, continuous blue flames with smoke if engine is running, nose guns with flash, smoke and falling cartridges (triggered with the standard strobe key).

Early in 1940, Messerschmitt designed a major improvement to the Bf 109. The "F" model was planned to include structural and aerodynamic changes and a higher performance powerplant, the 1350 horsepower DB 601E.

Armament for the 109F standardized on two cowling mounted 7.9mm machine guns and a 20mm cannon firing through the propeller shaft. The wing guns were eliminated, based on combat reports that the concentrated firepower of the fuselage guns was more effective than the converging bullet streams from the wings. As a bonus, the airplane's handling characteristics improved. (Source: included documentation)

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Filename: bf109f.zipdownload now
Size: 12.2 MB
Authors: A. F. Scrub
Designed For: FSX (DX10 supported)
Models:3
2D Panel? Yes
Virtual Cockpit? Yes
Custom Sounds? Yes

Specifications

Role: WW II Era Fighter
Crew:
1
Introduction:
1937
Number built: 33,984 (2,200 Friedrichs)
Speed:
640 km/h (398 mph) at 6,300 m (20,669 ft)
Engine
: 1 × Daimler-Benz DB 605A-1 liquid-cooled inverted V12, 1,475 PS (1,455 hp, 1,085 kW)
Service ceiling: 12,000 m (39,370 ft)
Empty weight: 2,247 kg (5,893 lb)
Loaded weight:
3,148 kg (6,940 lb)
Length:
8.95 m (29 ft 7 in)
Wingspan:
9.925 m (32 ft 6 in)
Height:
2.60 m (8 ft 2 in)


Piper Cherokee Arrow III Turbo

Featured this month is Piper Cherokee Arrow III Turbo by Rien Cornelissen and Pierre Fasseaux. This is a complete aircraft assembled on a model created by Rien Cornelissen for FSX SP2. It sports a new virtual cockpit background with mostly new gauges. Two new textures are included.

The Piper PA-28 Cherokee is a family of light aircraft designed for flight training, air taxi, and personal use. It is built by Piper Aircraft. All members of the PA-28 family are all-metal, unpressurized, single-engine, piston-powered airplanes with low-mounted wings and tricycle landing gear. They all have a single door on the copilot side, which is entered by stepping on the wing.

Piper has created variations within the Cherokee family by installing engines ranging from 140 to 300 hp (105-220 kW), providing turbocharging, offering fixed or retractable landing gear, fixed-pitch or constant speed propellers, and stretching the fuselage to accommodate six people. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Filename: pca3.zipdownload now
Size: 5.7 MB
Authors: Rien Cornelissen, Pierre Fasseaux
Designed For: FSX (DX10 supported)
Models: 2
2D Panel? No
Virtual Cockpit? Yes
Custom Sounds? No

Specifications

Role: Civil utility aircraft
Crew:
1
Introduction:
1978
Seating: 3
Speed:
123 knots (142 mph, 230 km/h)
Engine
: Turbocharged Continental TSIO-360-F or TSIO-360-FB engine
Service ceiling: 14,300 feet (4400 m)
Empty weight: 1201 lb (544 kg)
Loaded weight:
2150 lb (975 kg)
Length:
23.3 feet (7.16 m)
Wingspan:
30.0 feet (9.2 m)
Height:
7.3 feet (2.25 m)


Fairchild PT-19B

This month we feature Fairchild PT-19B by Tim Piglet Conrad. This packing Includes 3 model and 2 virtual cockpit views (fore and aft).

The Fairchild PT-19 (company designation Fairchild M62) was an American Fairchild Aircraft monoplane primary trainer aircraft that served with the United States Army Air Forces, RAF and RCAF during World War II. The PT-19 series was developed from the Fairchild M-62 when the USAAC first ordered the aircraft in 1940 as part of its expansion program. The M-62 first flew in May 1939, and won a fly-off competition later that year against 17 other designs for the new Army training airplane. Fairchild was awarded its first Army PT contract for an initial order on 22 September 1939.

Compared to the earlier biplane trainers, the Fairchild PT-19 provided a more advanced type of aircraft. Speeds were higher and wing loading more closely approximated that of combat aircraft, with flight characteristics demanding more precision and care. Its virtues were that it was inexpensive, simple to maintain and, most of all, virtually vice-less. The PT-19 truly lived up to its nickname, the Cradle of Heroes. It was one of a handful of primary trainer designs that were the first stop on a cadet's way to becoming a combat pilot. (Source: Wikipedia)

Fairchild PT-19B aircraft red 340
Fairchild PT-19B panel red 340

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Filename: pt-19-1.zipdownload now
Size: 19.1 MB
Authors: Tim Piglet Conrad
Designed For: FSX (DX10 supported)
Models: 3
2D Panel? No
Virtual Cockpit? Yes
Custom Sounds? No

Specifications

Role: Trainer
Introduction:
1964
Seating: 1939
Speed:
115 kn; 212 km/h (132 mph)
Engine
: 1 × Ranger L-440-3 6-cyl. inverted air-cooled in-line piston engine, 200 hp (150 kW)
Service ceiling: 15,300 ft (4,700 m)
Empty weight: unknown
Length:
28 ft (8.5 m)
Wingspan:
36 ft (11 m)
Height:
10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)

 


American Airlines Boeing 727-23

This month we feature American Airlines Boeing 727-23 by Tom Ruth repainted by Jim Waters. Includes model with alternate virtual cockpit textures and alternate 2D 727 First Officer panel.

The Boeing 727 is a mid-size narrow-body three-engine jetliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It can carry 149 to 189 passengers and later models can fly up to 2,400 to 2,700 nautical miles (4,400 to 5,000 km) nonstop. Intended for short and medium-length flights, the 727 can use fairly short runways at smaller airports. It has three Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines below the T-tail, one on each side of the fuselage with a center engine that connects through an S-duct to an inlet at the base of the fin. The 727 is Boeing's only trijet aircraft, as well as the only one without a conventional tail.

The 727 followed the 707 quad-jet airliner with which it shares its upper fuselage cross-section and cockpit design. The 727-100 first flew in February 1963 and entered service with Eastern Air Lines in February 1964; the stretched 727-200 flew in July 1967 and entered service with Northeast Airlines that December. The 727 became a mainstay of airlines' domestic route networks and was also used on short- and medium-range international routes. Passenger, freighter, and convertible versions of the 727 were built. (Source: Wikipedia)

American Airlines Boeing 727-23 aircraft slant left 340
American Airlines Boeing 727-23 panel 340

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Filename: Toms_B727-23_American.zipdownload now
Size: 24 MB
Authors: Tom Ruth, Jim Waters
Designed For: FSX (DX10 supported)
Models: 1
2D Panel? Yes
Virtual Cockpit? Yes
Custom Sounds? No

Specifications

Role: Narrow-body jet airliner
Introduction:
1964
Seating: 149
Speed:
Mach 0.9
Engine
: Pratt & Whitney JT8D-1
14,000 lbf (62 kN) thrust each
Service ceiling: 36,100 ft (11,000 m)
Empty weight: 80,602 lb (36,560 kg)
Length:
133ft 2in (40.6m)
Wingspan:
108 ft 0 in (32.92 m)
Height:
34 ft 0 in (10.36 m)

 


DeHavilland Vampire

This month we feature DeHavilland Vampire by Robert Richardson. From the included documentation:

In September 1943, one of the first jet fighters in history streaked skywards, with Geoffrey deHavilland at the controls. The deHavilland D.H.100 Vampire, a single seater, flew through the design process in just sixteen short months, spurred on by wartime exigencies. Nonetheless, the plane didn't see active service until June, 1946 flying with RAF squadron number 247 under the name Vampire F.MK 1, an aircraft used mostly in an experimental role.

Further development in the design led to the creation of the Vampire F.Mk3 which replaced all of the F.Mk 1's in service with the RAF. The F.Mk3 was also an export fighter with four going to Norway and eighty-five to Canada. Under special arrangement with Australia, eighty were produced by deHavilland Aircraft Pty Ltd. Powered by the Australian-made Rolls-Royce Nene engines, they were reclassified as Vampire FB.Mk 30s. The FB.Mk 5 was a version of the F.Mk3 optimized for the purpose of ground attack.

DeHavilland Vampire aircraft 1 takeoff 340
DeHavilland Vampire panel 340

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Filename: dehavilland_vampire.zipdownload now
Size: 23 MB
Authors: Robert Richardson
Designed For: FSX (DX10 supported)
Models: 2
2D Panel? HUD-only
Virtual Cockpit? Yes
Custom Sounds? Yes

Specifications

Role: Narrow-body jet airliner
Introduction:
1964
Seating: 149
Speed:
Mach 0.9
Engine
: Pratt & Whitney JT8D-1
14,000 lbf (62 kN) thrust each
Service ceiling: 36,100 ft (11,000 m)
Empty weight: 80,602 lb (36,560 kg)
Length:
133ft 2in (40.6m)
Wingspan:
108 ft 0 in (32.92 m)
Height:
34 ft 0 in (10.36 m)


Basler BT-67

This month we feature Basler BT-67 by Daniel Fuernkaess, Manfred Jahn, Alexander M. Metzger, and Hansjoerg Naegele. The BT-67 is a general-purpose turbo-prop conversion of the classic Douglas DC-3/C-47. It serves in a variety of specialist roles such as polar exploration, drug interdiction, remote area delivery, fire bombing, geophysical survey, insect control, maritime patrol, cloud seeding, and many others.

This FSX pack includes three models and paints: ski-equipped "Polar 5" of the Alfred Wegener Institute, "158" of the Royal Thai Air Force, and AC-47T "Fantasma" of the Fuerza Aerea Colombiana in a twentieth anniversary color scheme. Note, no 2D panel and aliased default sound only.

The Basler BT-67 is a fixed-wing aircraft produced by Basler Turbo Conversions of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is built on a retrofitted Douglas DC-3 airframe, with modifications designed to improve the DC-3's serviceable lifetime. The conversion includes fitting the airframe with Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R turboprop engines, lengthening the fuselage, strengthening the airframe, upgrading the avionics, and making modifications to the wings' leading edge and wing tip.. (Source: Wikipedia)

Basler BT-67 aircraft thai 340
Basler BT-67 panel 340

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Filename: basler.zipdownload now
Size: 38.8 MB 
Authors: Daniel Fuernkaess, Manfred Jahn, Alexander M. Metzger, Hansjoerg Naegele
Designed For: FSX (DX10 supported)
Models: 3
2D Panel? No
Virtual Cockpit?
 Yes
Custom Sounds? No

Specifications

Role: Cargo aircraft
Introduction:
1990
Seating: 40
Speed:
225 kn (259 mph; 417 km/h)
Engine
: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R turboprop engines, 1,220 hp (910 kW) each
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
Empty weight: 15,750 lb (7,144 kg)
Length:
67 ft 8 in (20.62 m)
Wingspan:
95 ft 8 in (29.16 m)
Height:
18 ft 3 in (5.56 m)


Paphos International Airport

This month we feature a scenery addon Paphos International Airport by Max Kraus. This new scenery for Paphos features the following:

  • Custom made Gmax photorealistic ground polygons for the airport and surrounding area.
  • Apron parking areas for commercial, military, and GA zones.
  • Gmax modeled 3D buildings for old and new terminals, maintenance hangars, GA flying club, ATC tower complex, military base, and other objects around the field.
  • Gmax animated traffic and other ground objects.
  • Custom designed night lighting.
  • The two RAF Avro Shackletons beside runway 11 are immortalized in the scenery also.

Paphos International Airport is located 6.5 km (4.0 mi) southeast from the city of Paphos, Cyprus. It is the country's second largest airport, (after Larnaca International Airport). Paphos airport is commonly used by tourists on holiday in western Cyprus, providing access to popular resorts such as Coral Bay, Limassol and Paphos itself. (Source: Wikipedia.)

Paphos International Airport up high 340
Paphos International Airport trucks 340

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Filename: paphos_fsx_v2.zipdownload now
Size: 31.2 MB 
Authors: Max Kraus
Designed For:
 FSX

Specifications

IATA: PFO – ICAO: LCPH

Airport type: Public
Owner
: Republic of Cyprus
Operator: Hermes Airports Ltd
Serves: Paphos, Coral Bay, Polis
Location:
Timi and Acheleia, Cyprus
Website:
Hermes Airports


Gloster Meteor F Mk 8

This month we feature Gloster Meteor F Mk 8 by Peter Watkins. As improved jet fighters began to emerge, Gloster decided to perform a redesign of the F.4 to keep it up to date, while retaining as much of the manufacturing tooling of the F.4 as possible. The result was the Meteor F.8 which was to be the definitive production model, serving as a major Royal Air Force single-seat fighter until the introduction of the Hawker Hunter and the Supermarine Swift.
 
 The first prototype F.8 was a modified F.4, followed by a true prototype, VT150, that flew on 12 October 1948 at Moreton Valence. Flight testing of the F.8 prototype led to the discovery of an aerodynamic problem: when ammunition was expended, the aircraft became tail-heavy and unstable around the pitch axis due to the weight of fuel retained in fuselage tanks no longer being balanced by the ammunition. Gloster designers solved the problem by substituting the tail of the abortive "G 42" single-engine jet fighter. The F.8 and other production variants were to successfully use the new tail design; the new tail gave the later Meteors a distinctive appearance, with taller straighter edges compared to the rounded tail of the F.4s and earlier marks. (Source: documentation.)

Gloster Meteor F Mk 8 340
Gloster Meteor F Mk 8 panel 340

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Filename: Meteor8.zipdownload now
Size: 21.0 MB
Authors: Peter Watkins
Designed For:
 FSX
Models:
2D Panel? No
Virtual Cockpit?
Yes
Custom Sounds? Yes

Specifications

Role: Fighter
Introduction:
1944
Seating: 1
Speed:
600 mph (522 knots, 965 km/h, Mach 0.82) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m)
Engine
: 2 × Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 turbojets, 3,500 lbf (15.6 kN) each
Service ceiling: 10,060 m (33,000 ft)
Empty weight: 10,684 lb (4,846 kg)
Length:
44 ft 7 in (13.59 m)
Wingspan:
37 ft 2 in (11.32 m)
Height:
13 ft 0 in (3.96 m)


Pilatus PC-7

This month we feature Pilatus PC-7 by Tim Piglet Conrad. This package includes 8 models with detailed texture work. New improved VC's for front and aft seats, new specs and bumps, fresh 2048x2048 textures, cleaned up gauges, and extra model and paint schemes.
 
 The Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer is a low-wing tandem-seat training aircraft, manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. The aircraft is capable of all basic training functions including aerobatics, instrument, tactical and night flying. It has been selected by more than twenty air forces as their ab initio trainer. Since the aircraft's introduction in 1978 close to 500 have been sold, with the majority still in service. Over one million hours have been flown by PC-7s worldwide. Source: Wikipedia.

Pilatus PC-7 aircraft flight 340
Pilatus PC-7 panel flight 340

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Filename: pc-7fsx.zipdownload now
Size: 42.9 MB
Authors: Tim Piglet Conrad
Designed For: FSX SP2
Models: 8
2D Panel? No
Virtual Cockpit?
Yes
Custom Sounds? No

Specifications

Role: Light Trainer aircraft
Introduction:
1978
Seating: 2
Speed:
412 km/h (222 knots, 256 mph) (max cruise at 6,100 m (20,000 ft))
Engine
: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-25A turboprop, 410 kW (550 shp)
Service ceiling: 10,060 m (33,000 ft)
Empty weight: 1,330 kg (2,932 lb)
Length: 9.78 m (32 ft 1 in)
Wingspan:
10.40 m (34 ft 1 in)
Height:
3.21 m (10 ft 6 in)


Beagle Basset

This month we feature Beagle Basset by Robert Richardson. This package includes 2 models, one in white/grey/black and the other in white/red/black. While lacking a 2D bitmap panel the virtual cockpit is quite nice and functional. Checklist and reference sheet are included.
 
 The design of a twin-engined light transport began in 1960 and the prototype registered "G-ARRM" (designated the B.206X) first flew from Shoreham Airport, West Sussex on 15 August 1961.The prototype aircraft was a five-seat all metal low-wing monoplane powered by two Continental flat-six engines.The Beagle B.206 was slightly larger with a larger span wing and seating for seven. Two aircraft were built for evaluation by the Ministry of Aviation at Boscombe Down and an order for twenty aircraft for the Royal Air Force followed. The RAF aircraft were named the Beagle Basset CC.1 and were built at Rearsby Aerodrome, Leicestershire.Series 2 aircraft with 340hp Continental turbocharged engines first flew on 23 June 1965. The Series 2 was also fitted with a large freight door. The aircraft was soon in demand with air taxi companies and as a light transport for companies. Two aircraft were delivered to the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia.Series 3 was developed with a raised rear fuselage to carry 10-passengers but only three were built. When the company needed the room at Rearsby to built the Beagle Pup, production of the B.206 ended with the 85th aircraft. Source: Readme.

beagle-basset-aircraft-white 340
beagle-basset-panel-white 340

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Filename: beagleb.zipdownload now
Size: 12.2 MB 
Authors: Robert Richardson
Designed For: FSX  
Models: 2
2D Panel? No
Virtual Cockpit?
Yes
Custom Sounds? No

Specifications

Role: Light Transport
Introduction:
1965
Seating: 7
Speed:
258 mph (224 knots, 415 km/h)
Engine
: 2 × Rolls Royce Continental GTSIO-520-C flat-six piston engine, 340 hp (254 kW) each
Service ceiling: 27,100 ft (8260 m)
Empty weight: 4,800 lb (2177 kg)
Length: 33ft 8in (10.26 m)
Wingspan:
45 ft 9½ in (13.96 m)
Height:
11 ft 4 in (3.45 m)

 


Shorts Tucano

This month we feature Shorts Tucano by Brian Franklin, Jim Cooper, Doug Freeman, Neil Angus. This package includes 3 models: 7FTS RAF, 72 Sqn RAF and 207 Sqn RAF. Includes both a 2D and 3D 3 panel, moving parts including gear, custom gauges and detailed texture work. 
 
 Since first deliveries to the RAF in 1989, the Tucano has been operated primarily from No 1 Flying Training School at RAF Linton-on-Ouse to provide basic fast-jet lead-in flying training to RAF and RN student pilots. The deployment is officially to 72 (Reserve) Squadron, 207 (Reserve) Squadron and 76 Squadron (Tucano Air Navigation Squadron). Student pilots fly around 130 hours during their training course on the Tucano before progressing to the Hawk T1 aircraft at RAF Valley.
 
 In service the Tucano has proven to be 70% cheaper to operate than its predecessor. With a greater range and endurance than the Jet Provost, it can fly two consecutive sorties before being refueled. One of the key performance requirements was that it can climb to 15,000 ft (4,600 m) in six minutes, in comparison to the Jet Provost's 15 minutes; this gave considerably more training value for each one-hour sortie. Source: Wikipedia.

Short Tucano aircraft runway 340
Short Tucano aircraft panel 3d 340

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Filename: FSXTucano2.zipdownload now
Size: 24.5 MB 
Authors: Brian Franklin, Jim Cooper, Doug Freeman, Neil Angus
Designed For: FSX  
Models: 3
2D Panel? Yes
Virtual Cockpit?
Yes
Custom Sounds? No

Specifications

Role: Trainer aircraft
Introduction:
1985
Crew: 1-2
Speed:
274 kn (315 mph, 507 km/h) (at 10,000-15,000 ft)
Engine
: 1 × Garrett TPE331-12B turboprop, 1,100 shp (820 kW)
Service ceiling: 34,000 ft (10,365 m)
Empty weight: 4,447 lb (2,017 kg)
Length: 32 ft 4 in (9.86 m)
Wingspan:
37 ft 0 in (11.28 m)
Height:
11 ft 1¾ in (3.40 m)