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News! - Just Flight Announce new Aircraft in TB10 Tobago & Trinidad

 

The French Socata TB series has been announced as Just Flight's next GA release.

 

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Noted as in development, the TB series planes have come to be known as the "Caribbean Planes", due to the island naming convention adopted for the various models, though they are not often seen flown in that region.

 

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The feature list is quite extensive...

 

Model

  • Accurately modelled TB-10 Tobago and TB-20 Trinidad, built using real-world aircraft plans
  • Numerous animations including passenger doors, baggage door, cockpit window, sun visors, oil cover and dipstick, engine access door, TKS fluid door and NACA ducts
  • Ground equipment including chocks, pitot cover, engine intake covers and tie-downs
  • 4096 x 4096 textures are used to produce the highest possible texture clarity
  • PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials with real-time environment reflections for superb quality and realism
  • Detailed normal mapping for down-to-the-rivet precision of aircraft features


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
  • Cockpit textures feature wear and tear based on reference photos taken in the real aircraft to produce an authentic environment
  • Interactive engine start checklist that responds to user inputs and sim variables
  • Interactive checklists for every stage of flight
  • Aircraft configuration system that will allow you to choose between 'cold & dark' or 'ready for take-off' (if aircraft is stationary on the ground)
  • Fully functional and comprehensive IFR capable avionics fit, including:
     - KMA 24H audio selector unit
     - GNS 430 COM 1 / NAV 1 radio and GPS unit
     - GNC 255 COM 2 / NAV 2 radio unit
     - KN 62 DME unit
     - KAP 150 autopilot unit with navigation, heading, altitude and pitch hold modes, and self-test functionality
     - GTX 330 transponder unit
     - KR 87 ADF unit
     - Support for RealityXP GTN750 (sold separately, Windows only)
  • Interactive logbook panel for logging your flight details (X-Plane native)
  • Flight computer panel with useful information such as fuel burn, endurance, speed and wind speed/direction
  • Yoke-mounted flight timer/clock
  • GoodWay compatible
  • Ability to change barometric units from InHG to MB in altimeter adjustment
  • Option to activate flashlight from within pop-up window, to aid in those pitch-black cold and dark starts at night
  • Pop-up autopilot window
  • Option to remove window and instrument reflection effects
  • Animated toe brakes
  • Radio knob animations routed through plugin logic, for optimum movement fidelity and sound synchronisation


Aircraft systems

  • Custom-coded fuel system, including the option of automatic fuel tank switching for use on those long distance cross-country flights (this option is remembered for future flights)
  • Custom-coded electrical system with functional circuit breakers. Circuit breaker logic is linked to X-Plane's internal failure logic, so if the plane is set to fail a certain electrical component after a certain number of hours, the circuit breaker for that element will pop out.
  • Realistic landing gear with slow/fast tyre rotation animation (blurry when rotating fast), precise shock absorber animation and wheel chocks and tie-downs
  • Dedicated interactive engine pop-up window displaying values such as fuel tank weights and imbalance, fuel pressure, oil pressure, oil temperature, battery charge (with quick charge option), and information about spark plug fouling and vapour lock condition
  • Simulated vapour lock condition, with warning pop-up and suggested actions
  • Simulated spark plug fouling condition, with indication of percentage of fouling
  • Lighting system includes separate lighting control for gauges (via rheostat) and realistic implementation of navigation light / radio light rheostat
  • Functional electric trim control on yoke
  • Custom external light logic with custom strobe light pattern and custom light halos for added realism


Liveries
The TB-10 is supplied in the following paint schemes:

  • N5548C
  • G-CBHA
  • D-EABM
  • F-GTQF
  • VH-TBA

The TB-20 is supplied in the following paint schemes:

  • SX-ATK
  • CS-DDK
  • CS-DEP
  • D-EPIM
  • G-VPPL


Other features

  • Realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real-world performance and handling data, and input from TB20 pilots
  • Authentic sound set, generated using X-Plane's state-of-the-art FMOD sound system
  • Custom sounds for switches, doors, warnings and more, featuring accurate location placement of sounds in the stereo spectrum, 3D audio effects, atmospheric effects, adaptive Doppler, exterior sounds spill in when window or door(s) are opened, different sound characteristics depending on viewing angle etc.
  • Comprehensive manual with panel guide and performance data
  • PSD Paint Kit included so you can create your own paint schemes
  • Dedicated pop-up window for sound mixing, allowing for individual adjustment of the volume of exterior sounds, in-cockpit sounds and various effects
  • Custom weight and balance manager window

 

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The details of the aircraft are:

 

SOCATA TB-10 Tobago

Four or five-seat light cabin aircraft, powered by a 180 horsepower (134 kW) Lycoming O-360-A1AD piston engine, equipped with a fixed spatted landing gear.

SOCATA TB-20 Trinidad

Four or five seat light cabin aircraft, powered by a 250 horsepower (186 kW) piston engine, fitted with retractable tricycle landing gear.

 

Release is currently noted as around Mid-April and no price is attached, but they won't be cheap.

 

Images and text are courtesy of Just Flight

 

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News by Stephen Dutton

22nd March 2018

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