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Aircraft Release : Ryan Navion B by vFlyteAir

 

Available NOW! From the New X-Plane.OrgStore : Ryan Navion and priced at only US$21.95

 

If anything sums up aviation nostalgia it is the name... Ryan Aircraft. The company built aircraft between 1934 to 1999, and is previously usually known for building Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic Spirit of St. Louis, but actually Ryan Aircraft had no part in building the actual famous plane.

vFlyteAir have just released the Ryan Navion NA-143 (but produced under the NA-145 designation), which is a United States single-engine, unpressurized, retractable gear, four-seat aircraft and originally designed and built by North American Aviation in the 1940s. The attraction was the original manufacturer also built the famous North American P-51 Mustang, and they thought the name and effect would rub off for a civilan aviation version...   And so the Navion was designed for the civilian market but also attracted the interest of the United States Army Air Forces. The Army Air Force ordered 83 of the NA-154 version, designated it the L-17A. Ryan Aeronautical Company then acquired the design in 1948, and built approximately 1,200 examples over the following three years. Ryan designated the aircraft the Navion A with a 205 hp (153 kW) Continental E-185-3 or -9 and, later, the Navion B with 260 hp (194 kW) engines of either the Lycoming GO-435-C2, or optionally the Continental IO-470 engine. The Navion As became the basis for the military L-17B. Altogether 2,634 Navion's where built and many are still flying today.

 

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So this vFlyteAir Navion is a sweet and small light-aircraft. And it comes with a fully functional and well equiped, if very modern style electronic avionic cockpit.

 

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Detailing is very good with these features :

 

    Extremely well detailed

    Avionics include a Garmin GDU 620 Primary Flight Display (facsimile), EI MFP 50 Engine Monitor, S-TEC 55X Autopilot, Garmin GNS430 GPS (new X-Plane 10.30 version),

    Griffin Angle of Attack Indicator

    Controllable-Pitch Propeller

    Super Hi-Res textures

    3D Cockpit

    Plug-in enhanced

    Custom sounds

    HDR lighting (and non-HDR)

    Fully animated

    In-cockpit pop-up menu

    Rain and Ice textures for windows

 

Liveries are exceptional!, many are great post-war military designs with authentic detailing and a very wide choice.

 

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A quick airport circuit flight notes the aircraft as...  Light, nimble, balanced and very docile in the air. Yes it is very nice to fly.

 

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Complete Package comes with :

    16-page User Manual

     Free Custom Paint Kit Available HERE

     Navion Cruise Performance Chart

     PDF Copy of the original1948 Navion L17-B POH (Pilots Operational Handbook)

 

Requirements are :

Compatible with X-Plane 10.30 or newer

HDR Rendering recommended for lighting effects
Tested on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Mac OSX 10 Yosemite
 
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Stephen Dutton
 
1st February 2015
 
Copyright©2015: X-Plane Reviews
 

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