Stephen Posted March 11 Report Share Posted March 11 NEWS! - Aircraft Update : SA 341B and SA 342J Gazelle by JRX Design for X-Plane 12 A few weeks ago JRX Design updated their fantastic Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm Bo 105 DBS-4 to X-Plane 12. That aircraft has now been followed up by JRX Design's first aircraft release in the SA 341B and SA 342J Gazelle. An exceptional design, if a little tricky to fly, unless you are a highly skilled chopper pilot. X-PlaneReviews full X-Plane 11 review is here; Aircraft Review : SA 341B and SA 342J Gazelle by JRXDesign Notable this release is only configured for X-Plane 12, there is still included in the package the X-Plane 11 version. This package incorporates two Gazelle versions in one and both are separate stand-alone models, The SA341B: Is based on the military variant and uses “old school” avionics in use from the late 1970s onwards, including VHF and UHF military radios with “chatter” added for immersion. It has a functional PBDI (position bearing distance indicator) similar to the NADIR on the French variant, which can be programmed with X-Plane FMS flight plans. This version has 17 military / service style liveries included as standard. The SA342J: Is a civilian variant with a more “modern” avionics suite, an up-rated engine and a different body kit, along with custom made avionics based on the Garmin and Avidyne real world family. There is a fully functional autopilot module and a “pop out tablet” showing either the GNS530, AviTab or a Services page showing critical flight data. This version comes with 19 liveries of various aircraft from around the world. The Feature list is extensive... Model and Textures: Integrated GTN750 / 725 and AviTab compatible Detailed animated 3D model both internal and external High quality pilot, co-pilot and passengers Animated rotor head and tail rotor All textures are PBR 4k external textures including all liveries 4k instrument panels All custom-made instruments with no legacy stock X-Plane instrumentation All doors and windows fully functional with sound attenuation Animated rotor tie downs and engine / pitot covers Animated yaw string Custom engine vibrations Animated friction locks for the cyclic and collective AH cage functions Custom animated instrument gauges and needles Dynamic aircraft ID plate based on livery Dynamic seat colours and pilot helmet / flight suit based on livery Custom external lighting (NAV / STROBE / LANDING / FLASH / DIM) with light spill Rotor blur and ground shadow All panel switches / buttons / controls are animated with sound Custom and fully functional warning and annunciator lights with test where applicable Fuel, Equipment and PAX loading: Fuel and passenger loading are done within the cockpit Fuel weights are dynamically changed Pilot, co-pilot and passengers modelled – with dynamic weight Door removal – with dynamic weight Munitions (for the SA341 (INERT)) – with dynamic weight Sling loads are invoked in cockpit with no third-party plugin required – with dynamic weight / CG Detailed flight reference cards (FRCs) are included in-cockpit with all procedures Sound: Full FMOD sound is included in both version’s with over 50 sampled sounds from a real Gazelle helicopter mixed live with FMOD studio. 3D external sounds with doppler effect Custom radio chatter both civil and military. Tuneable on the com radios Headset attenuation (helmet simulation) Custom blade slap Custom warnings and alerts All switches / buttons have sound assigned Flight Model: Realistic flight characteristics Start-up to shutdown realistically modelled on the flight reference cards The new X-Plane experimental flight model recommended Fully working under the 11.50 beta programme and compatible with Vulkan Longer shelf life for future X-Plane updates and will not “break” like many others VR and manipulator ready Customised Failures: Hydraulics (WIP) Over-Torque Hard landings > 425 f/min Crash detection Engine fire Flame-out / Compressor stall With custom fire / sounds / smoke Help and Support: Dedicated support forum at the XP.ORG Detailed user manual Full lifetime support, product updates and development as required Designed by JRX Design Support forum for the Gazelle The SA 341B and SA 342J Gazelle XP12 version is now available for download from the X-Plane.Org store, to purchase see below. Download size is 1.81Gb _____________________________________ Yes! - the SA 341B and SA 342J Gazelle XP12 by JRX Design is NOW available from the X-Plane.Org Store here : SA 341B and SA 342J Gazelle Price is US$29.99 Requirements X-Plane 12 or X-Plane 11 (Separate versions provided) Windows, Mac or Linux 4GB VRAM Minimum - 8GB+ VRAM Recommended Download Size: 1.8 GB Current Version: XP12 (March 9th 2023) ___________________________ News by Stephen Dutton 11th March 2023 Copyright©2023: X-Plane Reviews (Disclaimer. All images and text in this review are the work and property of X-PlaneReviews, no sharing or copy of the content is allowed without consent from the author as per copyright conditions) All Rights Reserved Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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