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News! - Announcement : Duchess Model 76 by Just Flight - Thranda

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News! - Announcement : Duchess Model 76 by Just Flight - Thranda

 

Just Flight/Thranda have announced their next release as the Twin-Engined Duchess Model 76. This is the first twin released for X-Plane by Just Flight. The aircraft is replicated from two real-life Duchess aircraft, G-BZRT and G-GCCL, and every past released of Just Flight aircrat have been very highly featured and detailed... that is reflected in the price as well, but at least they deliver for the money and there is not one Just Flight aircraft that has been released yet for X-Plane that has disappointed me or has been undervalued.

 

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Full details and features are:

  • Accurately modelled Duchess Model 76, built using real-world aircraft plans and comprehensive photography of the real aircraft
  • Numerous animations including multi-animation passenger doors that, when open, respond to G-forces and air resistance, baggage door, cockpit window and sun visors
  • Ground equipment including chocks and tie-downs
  • HD 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 28 audio selector
     - Fully featured X-Plane-native GNS430 (supports procedures out of the box, and supports Navigraph and Aerosoft custom NAV databases)
     - KX 155 COM/NAV 2 radio
     - KR 87 ADF receiver
     - KT 76A transponder unit
     - WX-8 Stormscope
     - Century IV autopilot
     - HSI and ADF gauges
     - Support for Reality 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
  • 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 with crossfeed
  • Custom-coded electrical system with functional circuit breakers and avionics power circuit. 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 emergency extension, slow/fast tyre rotation animation (blurry when rotating fast), precise shock absorber animation and wheel chocks and tie-downs
  • Functioning carburettor, cowl flap and primer controls
  • 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)
  • Functional electric trim control on yoke
  • Simulated fan and vent system with realistic blower sounds (linked to circuit breaker logic and electrical system for realism)
  • Custom external light logic with custom strobe light pattern and custom light halos for added realism


 LIVERIES
The Duchess comes with eleven paint schemes:

  • G-BZRT (UK)
  • G-GCCL (UK)
  • G-BNYO (UK)
  • G-WACJ (UK)
  • N671R (USA)
  • D-GIGY (Germany)
  • F-GCLJ (France)
  • C-GTYG (Canada)
  • VH-HKI (Australia)
  • EC-INC (Spain)
  • ZK-JED (New Zealand)


OTHER FEATURES

  • Realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real-world performance and handling data, and input from Duchess 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

 

Most past release announcements from Just Flight means the release is imminent, maybe later this week or even next week as at the moment it is noted as "In development" price is also not noted, but most Just Flight aircraft are usually in the low to mid-forties in US dollar terms...

 

JustFlight are here: JustFlight

 

Should be also on the X-Plane.OrgStore very soon after the official release...

 

Images and text are courtesy of Just Flight

 

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News by Stephen Dutton

4th March 2019

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