Jump to content

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

Recommended Posts

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.





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.





Noted Features (FSX)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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

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

  • 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.




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)


Logo Header X-PlaneReviews 200px.jpg


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...