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News! - Release! : Beechcraft Duchess 76 by Just Flight - Thranda

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News! - Release! : Duchess 76 by Just Flight - Thranda

 

Just Flight and Thranda have released their first Twin-Engine aircraft in the Duchess 76. The aircraft is based on two real-life Duchess aircraft, G-BZRT and G-GCCL.

 

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MODEL

  • 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

 

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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

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

 

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 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)

 

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Now Available Just Flight

 

Price is noted as ...  US$41.99

 

System Requirements:

  •     X-Plane 11
  •     CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K at 3.5GHz or faster
  •     8GB RAM or more
  •     DirectX 12-capable graphics card from nVidia, AMD or Intel with at least 4GB VRAM (GeForce GTX 1070 or better or similar from AMD)
  •     Windows 10 / 7 / Vista / XP, MAC OS 10.10 (or higher) or Linux
  •     2GB hard drive space

Full X-PlaneReviews review to follow!

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Product details and images are courtesy of JustFlight

 

News by Stephen Dutton

29th March 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)

 

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