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NEWS! - Aircraft Released : CRJ 1000 Series from Deltawing Simulations

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NEWS! -Aircraft Released : CRJ 1000 Series from Deltawing Simulations


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AD Simulations landed in X-Plane just over a year or so ago in December 2021. Their first aircraft was the CRJ-700, a regional jet airliner that was designed and manufactured by Canadian transportation conglomerate Bombardier (formerly Canadair) between 1999 and 2020. Seating ranges from 63 to 78 passengers, the -700 has three fuel/weight options: standard, ER, and LR. The ER version has an increase in fuel capacity as well as maximum weight, which in turn increases the range.


A X-PlaneReviews review of the CRJ-700 is here; Aircraft Review : CRJ-700 by AD Simulations/Delta Wing


A year a so on, and you have had quite a lot of significant development to the aircraft, but also there has been added the -900 version (76-90 Seats), now here is the final and longest version of the CRJ Family... the CRJ 1000.


The -1000 is the largest aircraft in the CRJ family, capable of seating up to 97-104 passengers in a standard configuration. The aircraft was designed to be a stretched version of the CRJ-900, offering increased capacity and improved operating economics.
The CRJ-1000 features a modern and spacious cabin with larger overhead bins and windows than previous models. It is powered by two General Electric CF34-8C5 engines, which provide improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions compared to older regional jet engines.
Notable is AD Simulations ambition, now renamed DeltaWing Simulations, three aircraft released in just over one year is a massive feat, and being on the changeover from X-Plane 11 to X-Plane 12 eras, doesn't help either. But the progress has been impressive, there was a mid-life update for the both the 700/900, and everything updated will be incorporated into this newer longer CRJ-1000.
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First impressions in X-Plane 12 are extremely impressive, great modeling and a depth of detail...
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General Notes
  • Basic Systems are programmed based on CRJ-1000 aircraft. In subsequent updates we are making systems deeper and adding new ones. CRJ real life pilots and few simulator enthusiasts are helping us to develop and make them work properly
  • Flight Control Panel knobs support fast scrolling via left mouse button press and hold and precise scrolling via mouse wheel scroll
  • All switches now support new manipulators with Above/Below click for UP/DOWN movement and mouse wheel scroll
  • Mode Control Panel SPEED and other modes simulate the real Autopilot modes on the CRJs. 
  • Implemented Electrical System
  • Circuit Breakers are all animated and ready to perform certain actions accordingly to their function in future updates
  • Tablet/EFB on Captain and FO sides
  • Functional Audio Control Panel with lit buttons and animations
  • Rectangular and  Arrows Flight Director Command Bars as an Options
Center Glareshield
  • All Center Glareshield Knobs and Pushbuttons animated and functional
  • Displays are exceptionally crisp and with letters and symbols easily visible
PFD Primary Flight Display
  • Modeled and functioning exactly as real life counterpart
MFD Multifunction Display can display following modes
  • HSI The horizontal situation indicator shows the compass card with overlaid selectable navaids, bearing and course pointers
  • NAV SECTOR Navigation display with compass card and a background map. The navigation display shows course pointer and deviation bar. VOR bearing and DME distance information is shown
  • FMS MAP  Flight Management System Map shows the track and waypoints programmed in the CDU (Control Display Unit). FMS MAP shows the aircraft heading.
  • TCAS Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System investigates the air traffic control transponders of nearby airplanes and identifies and displays potential and predicted collision threats. 
  • FMS PLAN MAP shows programmed waypoints of the route. Shows north at the top of the display. Waypoints can be selected by using UP and DOWN arrows on CDU (Control Display Unit)
  • RADAR- to be implemented in future versions
      • PRI
      • STAT
      • ECS
      • HYD
      • ELEC (AC and DC)
      • FUEL
      • F/CTL
      • A/ICE
      • DOORS
      • CAS (not implemented yet)
      • MENU = UP + DN
      • STEP
PopUp Displays (movable, scalable able to be dragged to multiple monitors) 
  • Tablet/EFB
  • Captain and FO PFD (Primary Flight Display)
  • Captain and FO MFD (Multi Function Display)
  • Primary EICAS
  • Secondary EICAS
  • Left and Right CDU (Control Display Unit)
Skunkcraft Updater
  • To be implemented in the future
Cockpit and Cabin Lighting
  • There is FULL lighting implemented, FLOOD, INTEGRATED and DISPLAYS with animated knobs and switches
  •  You can adjust the intensity of displays, panels and light in any combination you like
  •  In addition, CABIN LIGHTS and STAIR LIGHTS are also adjustable via corresponding switches in the back of the cockpit
  • STERILE Cockpit Light working (visible from inside the cabin when cockpit door is closed)
  • AD Simulations CRJ-900 Cabin is using the option called “Atmosphere”It provides Button to adjust DOOR ASSIST, CEILING, SIDEWALL and ENTRANCE Lights. Using combination of different lighting conditions creates different look
  • You can adjust Cabin and Stairs lights using Buttons on the right wall looking toward cabin
External Lighting
  • FULL external lighting is available via animated corresponding switches
  • Tablet/EFB and it's corresponding Pop Up
  • INFO (Loading Take Off Speeds, Landing Speeds and take Off Trim)
Sounds  FMOD Custom sounds are implemented using FMOD
  • Engine sounds
  • Cockpit sounds: Avionics, Gyro, Relays, Fans (Packs), Controls (Buttons/switches, levers)
  • Warning sounds: Take-off
  • GPWS (Too Low Terrain, Too Low Gear, Too Low Flaps, Terrain Caution, Bank angle, Sink rate, Don’t-sink, Pull Up)
  • Autopilot, Fire, Alerts
  • Cabin sounds: Galley, Cooling
  • Exterior sounds: Gear Roll/Touch, APU, GPU, Flaps, Hydraulic and Fuel Pumps, Wind drag, Packs
  • Weather sounds: Wind, Rain, Thunder, Wind Gust (on the ground only)
  • Cabin and Cockpit muffing effect caused by Cockpit Door closed/open
Flight Model
  • Flight model has been carefully adjusted to match the real life CRJ-900. Real life CRJ-200/700/900 pilots were involved in the process.
Realistic wing flex
  • Wing Flex has been modelled and adjusted for realistic aircraft behavior
  • FMS and it's Pop Up is customized as far as look but based on the Default X-Plane one. 
  • Note: Default XP FMC is based on the Collins FMS-4200 and CRJ is using that one, no Honeywell and Thales types.
3D Modeling and Textures
  • Almost all maps are 4K High Resolution
  • Exterior is modeled with all details existing in real aircraft.
  • Pilots are visible in external views and turn their heads slightly to ward camera view
  • Interior modeling has been made paying attention to details in the real life CRJ-900 cockpit.
  • Cabin and Stairs have adjustable lighting, see above
Liveries included in the package are listed below
  • Aegean Airlines, American Eagle, CRJ, Delta, Horizon, IBEX Ana, Lufthansa, Scandinavian 1, Scandinavian 2, Spirit
Unique Package Features
  • Stairs Rails can be raised and lowered (per customer request)
  • Cockpit shaders slide and rotate as you need them
  • All Windows Shades, Overhead Bins and Seat Trays are animated and functional
VR Compatibility
  • Package is VR compatible 


Notable is that all RJ-700 and -900 customers can get the CRJ-900 for 30% off. You can find the discount coupon in the original CRJ-700 or -900 invoices at the store. Also both X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 12 versions are available in the package.


Designed by Deltawing Simulations 
Support forum for the CRJ-1000
About the team: https://deltawingsim.com/



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Yes! the CRJ-1000 by Delta Wing Simulations is NOW available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :


Price is US$49.95



X-Plane 12 or X-Plane 11 (both versions available)
X-Plane 12 Only (not for XP11)
Windows, Mac or Linux
4 GB VRAM Minimum - 8 GB+ VRAM Recommended
Download Size: 1 GB
Current version: 1.0 (March 8th 2023)
CRJ-700 and -900 customers can get the CRJ-900 for 30% off. Please find the discount coupon in the original CRJ-700 or -900 invoices at the store

News by Stephen Dutton

10th March 2023

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  • Stephen changed the title to NEWS! - Aircraft Released : CRJ 1000 Series from Deltawing Simulations

For me the 700 is a much better plane to fly in XP12 than in 11 since the last update. It still does have issues, the other day trying the EICAS selector lost me all of the screens, but now it does fly better including resolving capturing altitude and the ability to add passenger count. I am a little less overwhelmed by ‘three aircraft released in just over one year’ as I think that there is a huge amount of commonality between the three, even down to the included liveries being similar across the range. The 30% discount is useful (although when I tried it last week my org store discount code from the 700 for the 900 seemed to be expired) but again how much code is being repurchased? Yes the fuselage model needs extra plugs, the underlying data on the aircraft and the engines needs revision but is it 70% different. Don’t get me wrong the CRJ is a promising XP12 aircraft (although again a basic FMS) and adding one to your fleet makes sense. Its the cost proposition of having two or three of the variants that bothers me more. While we want developers to do well variant pricing is a murky area. With a 30% discount the 900 or the 1000 cost around $35 each. So, if you want the three that’s a rather eye catching $120.

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