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Aircraft Release : Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II by AoA Simulations

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Aircraft Release : Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II by AoA Simulations

 

AoA Simulations have released their Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II for X-Plane 9 and 10.

 

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The F-35B is a single-seat, single-engine, all weather stealth multirole fighters undergoing testing and final development. It is noted as a fifth generation combat aircraft which is designed to perform ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions.

 

This aircraft has been created by Fabrice Kauffmann and David Austin and is packed to gills with features. The most interesting feature is the Short Take Off / Vertical Landing (STO/VL) thrust vectoring nozzle and lift fan version.

 

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And the vectoring works very well (With a little practise) and looks absolutely brilliant.

 

Features include:

 

Advanced 3d cockpit with wide format, touch screen, glass panel display

All vertical lift systems doors and nozzles

Canopy and crew boarding ladder

Ejection seat sequence

Multiple liveries

 

There are three separate aircraft ACFs each representing three different weapon configurations.

 

F-35B Base

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F-35B CAS

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F35B Heavy

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The aircraft also has internal weapon stores selectable from the panel.

 

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And there are five weapon modes. 1. (Weapons systems off) is the default NAV mode. - 2. Gun mode. Green circle cue. Distance to selected target displayed. - 3. Target Track / In-Flight Refuel (IFR) mode. Green diamond cue overlays selected target. Target data displayed. - 4a. Target Lock (Missile) mode. Red diamond cue overlays selected target. Target data./ 4b. Missile in flight. Missile flight data displayed (first missile only X-Plane limit). - 5. Bomb mode. Green fall line and impact circle.

 

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The Multi-Functional Display (MFD) is highly intergrated and is directly push button or manipulator activation. And is several layers deep.

 

Features included are :

 

Head Mounted Display system

Informative Engine Condition and Monitoring Display

Automated Avionics functions

Multiple weapon system display modes

Weapon bay door opening matches selected weapon

Dynamic head movement in flight and taxi without TrackIR

Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System

Pilot activated auto recovery switch

Auto ejection seat logic

Auto flaps logic

Auto gear retract and extended logic

"Smart" speed brakes

Dedicated camera views

Joystick controlled air and wheel brakes

 

There is a G3D AND "TAXI LOOK" plugin with a G3d enabled and 3d cockpit mode selected, so when you twist the stick or use the rudder pedals to turn the jet as you taxi the cockpit view moves left or right to look into turns. With the system 3d cockpit mode enabled in flight the cockpit view moves left or right up to 30 degrees when you roll the jet, and looks up when you pull back on the stick.

 

The F-35B is available in both separate X-Plane v9.70 and v10.31 models.

 

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is NOW  from the New X-Plane.Org Store : F-35B Lightning II

 

Price is currently US$ 29.95

 

Requirements are:

X-Plane 9.70+ or X-Plane 10.30+

Windows, Mac or Linux
512Mb VRAM Video Card
 

 

22nd December 2014

 

Stephen Dutton

 
Copyright©2014 : X-Plane Reviews

 

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Guest Ran Mor   
Guest Ran Mor

Please explain the basic purpose of panel that opens up behind cockpit. There is a port or nozzle seen from photos when panel  is open. Is this a cover for a turbine type device that funnel thrust or exhaust through the port for VTOL and STOL? Thank you!

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Please explain the basic purpose of panel that opens up behind cockpit. There is a port or nozzle seen from photos when panel  is open. Is this a cover for a turbine type device that funnel thrust or exhaust through the port for VTOL and STOL? Thank you!

 

That panel is the air-inlet for the vertical-lift or STOL capablility. In other words you can take-off all most vertically!

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Guest Dale Bachman   
Guest Dale Bachman

Is there no actual HUD? I know it mentioned the Helmet Mounted Optical System but no HUD?

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Is there no actual HUD? I know it mentioned the Helmet Mounted Optical System but no HUD?

The F-35’s Helmet Mounted Display Systems replaces the traditional HUD. All the information pilots need to complete their missions – airspeed, heading, altitude, targeting information and warnings – is projected on the helmet’s visor.

In version 1.4, the Distributed Aperture System (DAS) will be also simulated. On the real F-35, it streams real-time imagery from six infrared cameras mounted around the aircraft to the helmet, allowing pilots to “look through” the airframe. The X-Plane version will be limited to 3 different cameras.

Fabrice Kauffmann
AOA Simulations

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5 hours ago, Guest said:

So you are saying its not VTOL capable only STOL capable?

Well the AOA F35 it is sorta bit of both. you have have to be as light as you can to go straight up, but can do that, so landings are the best way to use VTOL. Fully loaded it is a run and skip into the air unless you use a ski jump. SD

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Guest Jose   
Guest Jose

Do you know if it works with Saitek Panels ? (radios, switchpanel,Multipanels)

Thanks in advance

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