Captain of the Ship 049 Constellation (P3Dv3-4)

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So, what is the most beautiful piston engine airliner? Pose this question among two or more aviation enthusiasts and you may be sure that a lively, possibly heated discussion will ensue. However, I would be quite surprised if most, if not all, would ultimately agree that the Lockheed “Constellation” was the most beautiful, graceful if you prefer, or at least among the top two or three.

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So, what is the most beautiful piston engine airliner? Pose this question among two or more aviation enthusiasts and you may be sure that a lively, possibly heated discussion will ensue. However, I would be quite surprised if most, if not all, would ultimately agree that the Lockheed “Constellation” was the most beautiful, graceful if you prefer, or at least among the top two or three.

The “Connie,” as it was universally and affectionately called (much to the dismay of Eddie Rickenbacker of WWI fame who, as the owner of Eastern Airlines, thought the name to be too effeminate) was a spectacular and singular aeronautical design from the first rude sketch of “Excalibur” to the last L-1649 “Starliner.” Gathering many firsts and breaking many records in its almost five decades-long useful lifetime, Constellation consistently stands out from her sister airliners both visually and functionally. Sadly, the many luminous stars embodying this “Constellation” were ultimately eclipsed when at their brightest by the urgent, inexorable force of progress which saw the end of the age of the long-distance piston engine airliners and the birth of the big, jet-powered transports. This new era of air-transportation in the U.S. Began on 26 October 1958 when Pan American Airlines (Pan Am) flew a Boeing 707 with 111 passengers from New York to London. Soon, the jet-powered Douglas DC-8, Convair 880 and Sud Aviation “Caravelle” joined the 707 and long-range piston airliners were through.

Even so, there are many, this writer among them, who posit that even whilst swifter, no kerosene burning aluminum tube has ever come close to matching Connie’s superb grace and poise. Her story is full of ironies and surprises, of Geniuses, Presidents and Pioneers. You see, there once was this fabulously wealthy, incandescently brilliant, eccentric movie mogul, aviator and airline owner who had an idea for an airplane… – Excerpt from Constellation manual history by Mitchell Glicksman © 2016

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This version is for academic users in Prepar3D, in accordance to the Lockheed Martin Prepar3d academic license. This software is to be used for flight simulation only, and not to be used for real world flight training. For real world flight training, use our commercial license which is intended to be used with flight simulators authorized by the FAA while using our software.
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This version is for professional users in Prepar3D, in accordance to the Lockheed Martin Prepar3d professional license. This software is to be used for flight simulation only, and not to be used for real world flight training. For real world flight training, use our commercial license which is intended to be used with flight simulators authorized by the FAA while using our software.
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This software is licensed for commercial use for one year with the option to extend annually for $299.
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New licensing terms and tailor made solutions are available for Commercial customers please contact us for details.

We also Offer Bundle deals for FSX and P3D Academic and Professional users for those that run both simulator platforms.

History comes alive: Experience a timeless legend brought to life inside a simulation.

Every aircraft is unique: Don’t expect all gauges to read the same values, just like the real airplane. And each airplane is persistent.

Four crew positions: pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer, and navigator. Fully modelled and functioning positions constructed with down to the rivet detail.

Intelligent crew and responsive passengers:

– Your engineer can manage all the systems on the fly, responding to various conditions

– Copilot calls out critical info

– Navigator observes and posts findings

– Flight attendent tirelessly works for both you and the passengers (just like the real world counterparts)

Unexpected events possible: Engines along with other systems including heating, air conditioning, and pressurization can be problematic

Captain’s Career: Your performance is remembered and can get better, worse, or stay consistent based on your flying abilities and flight management

Real time Load Manager: with the ability to load individual passengers, cargo, and fuel or select presets.

Custom Navigator’s Map: Zoomable map can be customized to show the desired information

Default and Historic Sperry Autopilot: You can select either autopilot in the sim

Authentic fuel deliver includes primer only starts: You can start the engines properly by using primer with the mixture in the OFF position.

Auto-Mixture: that actually performs as intended. Now you can set for “auto-rich” or “auto-lean” and the aircraft fuel to air ratio will be automatically determined and set by the carburetor based upon various factors such as altitude.

Custom Cockpit Systems and Gauges for the ultimate in realism taken far beyond what is available by default.

Inertia starters: Start these big beautiful engines by the book using authentic inertia wheel energizing and engagment

Feathering props and air starts: Custom physics allows for realistic feathering and air starts without using the starter

Deep cockpit lighting: Flood, Flourescent, and gauge lighting modeled

Dual speed superchargers: Proper supercharger physics and each engine can independently run in either high or low blower

New slip and ball code from the Accu-Sim T-6: Enjoy smooth, custom physics in this critical gauge during turning maneuvers

Authentic flight stability: The Connie was known for being a little less stable in pitch than other aircraft, which requires a little more finess and attention

Piston combustion engine modeling

Real-world conditions affect system conditions, including engine temperatures.

Fully click-able cockpits: with authentically working systems and gauges.

3D Lights ‘M’ (built directly into the model.)

Pure 3D Instrumentation.

– Natural 3D appearance with exceptional performance.

– Smooth movements.

Fire Extinguisher system with fully functioning overheard panel and controls.

Ground Power Unit (GPU) to power systems with engines off and not drain the battery.

Cabin pressurization system controls. You control the target altitude and the rate of pressure change and the system authentically displays and manages cabin pressure.

Three different liveries: including TWA, BOAC, and a C-69 cargo paint

A2A specialized bump mapping and specular lighting on all models.

Crew Reports pop-up 2D panel keeps important information easily available

Custom Navigator’s map: accessible via keystroke or the Navigators station.

Manage temperatures with engine cowl flaps and oil cooler flaps

High temperatures can adversely affect engine performanceSerious overheating can cause scoring of cylinder head walls including ultimate failure if warnings are ignored and overly abused.

Spark plugs can clog and eventually foul if engines are allowed to idle too low for too long. Throttling up an engine with oil-soaked spark plugs can help clear them out

Experience authentic asymmetrical drag when operating various flap systems in flight.

The Manuals are provided as part of the product installation and can be found under your windows start menu > All Programs > A2A Simulations.

You can alternatively download before purchase here

 

3 reviews for Captain of the Ship 049 Constellation (P3Dv3-4)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    wb_flashover

    The A2A Lockheed L049 Constellation is a favorite of mine. The immersion of “Captain of the Ship” is amazing. The Connie is a beautiful aircraft. It’s a challenge to manage all aspects the aircraft’s flight engineers station as well as the other pilot and copilot positions and yet it is a gentle giant on the controls.

    You will be put to the test in this aircraft. Hours of sweaty palms are in your future as you cross over the fence on final approach after a nice flight hoping and praying that you can stick the landing and prove your worth to your crew, the passengers and your employers.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    shuklavinay

    Amazingly built aircraft giving sweet nostalgic goosebumps. No one else can do this better than A2A. Indeed…History comes alive.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    tim

    The excellent A2A Constellation looks even better in P3D than in FSX! P3D’s Dynamic Reflections really look awesome on the bare metal fuselage of the TWA Constellation. Additionally, P3Dv4’s Dynamic Lighting finally removes the ugly FSX default light effects and replaces them with the new light effects that truly illuminate the ground and other objects. So an already gorgeous addon got even better!

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