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News! - Announcement : Just Flight note coming Robin DR400 - 180 Regent

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News! - Announcement : Just Flight note coming Robin DR400 - 180 Regent

 

Just Flight/ Thranda have noted their next release in the Robin DR400. This will be after the next release of the PA-38 Tomahawk, both are still in development. The Robin DR400 is developed with a hands-on research with a real-life DR400, G-BEUP, which based at Goodwood Aerodrome with SportAir.

 

The DR400 is a four-seat, piston-engine aircraft equipped with fixed tricycle landing gear, 180hp four-cylinder engine and a large forward-sliding canopy. Excellent visibility, payload capabilities and a 130-knot cruise speed make this an ideal aircraft for touring and flight training.

 

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All the images and specifications noted here are of the FSX/P3D version, and you notice the FS feel in the aircraft, expect the X-Plane11 version to be more dramatic in the HDR visual aspects, i.e paintwork and glass. Detail will be high as per Just Flight past releases, it won't be cheap either.

 

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Noted Features (FSX)


MODEL
  • Accurately modelled Robin DR400-180 Regent, built using real-world aircraft plans and comprehensive photography of the real aircraft
  • Numerous animations including sliding canopy, luggage door and engine exhaust
  • Ground equipment including chocks and tie-downs
  • 4096x4096 textures are used to produce the highest possible texture clarity
  • Bump and specular mapping used throughout the aircraft to produce a truly 3D feel
  • PBR materials (requires P3D v4.4 or later)

COCKPIT
  • A truly 3D virtual cockpit right down to accurately modelled seat belts and screw heads - every instrument is constructed fully in 3D with smooth animations
  • Authentic fuel and RPM gauge needle ‘wobble’
  • Dimmable instrument lighting
  • Cockpit textures feature wear and tear based on reference photos taken in the real aircraft to produce an authentic environment
  • Interactive checklists for every stage of flight, including engine start
  • Panel state system which will automatically save the panel state whenever a flight is saved and reload the panel state whenever that flight is loaded
  • Aircraft configuration system that will allow you to choose between 'cold & dark' or 'ready for take-off'
  • Fully functional and comprehensive IFR-capable avionics fit
  • Flight computer panel with useful information such as fuel burn, endurance, speed and wind speed/direction
  • Flight1 GTN and GNS integration in the virtual cockpit (Flight1 GTN/GNS sold separately)

AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS
  • Custom-coded electrical system with functional circuit breakers for isolating instruments and systems
  • Functioning carburettor heat and primer controls, including primer simulation for cold weather operations
  • Failures including spark plug fouling, limited battery life, vapour lock and more
  • Refill menu for quick and easy refilling of fuel and oil, and recharging of the battery

LIVERIES
The DR400 will be supplied with a range of liveries from the UK, USA, Europe and Australia.

OTHER FEATURES
  • Realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real-world performance and handling data, and input from pilots
  • Authentic sound set with custom sounds for switches, canopy, primer control, wind noise and more
  • Comprehensive manual with panel guide and performance data
  • PSD Paint Kit included so you can create your own paint schemes

 

No official release date, but expect during the northern summer.

 

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Product details and images are courtesy of JustFlight

 

News by Stephen Dutton

1st July 2019

Copyright©2019: 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)

 

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