product included BOTH the AIRCRAFT and it's associated CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP expansion pack.
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.
“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.
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
Experience a timeless legend brought to life inside a simulation.
aircraft is unique:
Don't expect all gauges to read the same values, just like the real
airplane. And each airplane is persistent.
crew positions: pilot,
co-pilot, flight engineer, and navigator. Fully modelled and
functioning positions constructed with down to the rivet detail.
crew and responsive passengers:
engineer can manage all the systems on the fly, responding to various
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)
events possible: Engines
along with other systems including heating, air conditioning, and
pressurization can be problematic
performance is remembered and can get better, worse, or stay
consistent based on your flying abilities and flight management
time Load Manager: with
the ability to load individual passengers, cargo, and fuel or select
Navigator's Map: Zoomable
map can be customized to show the desired information
and Historic Sperry Autopilot: You
can select either autopilot in the sim
fuel deliver includes primer only starts: You
can start the engines properly by using primer with the mixture in
the OFF position.
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.
Cockpit Systems and Gauges for
the ultimate in realism taken far beyond what is available by
Start these big beautiful engines by the book using authentic inertia
wheel energizing and engagment
props and air starts:
Custom physics allows for realistic feathering and air starts without
using the starter
Flood, Flourescent, and gauge lighting modeled
Proper supercharger physics and each engine can independently run in
either high or low blower
slip and ball code from the Accu-Sim T-6:
Enjoy smooth, custom physics in this critical gauge during turning
The Connie was known for being a little less stable in pitch than
other aircraft, which requires a little more finess and attention
combustion engine modeling
conditions affect system conditions, including engine temperatures.
with authentically working systems and gauges.
Lights 'M' (built
directly into the model.)
3D appearance with exceptional performance.
Extinguisher system with
fully functioning overheard panel and controls.
Power Unit (GPU) to
power systems with engines off and not drain the battery.
pressurization system controls. You
control the target altitude and the rate of pressure change and the
system authentically displays and manages cabin pressure.
different liveries: including
TWA, BOAC, and a C-69 cargo paint
specialized bump mapping and specular lighting on
2D panel keeps important information easily available
Navigator's map: accessible
via keystroke or the Navigators station.
temperatures with engine cowl flaps and oil cooler flaps
can adversely affect engine performance,
overheating can cause scoring of cylinder head walls including
ultimate failure if warnings are ignored and overly abused.
plugs can clog and eventually foul if
engines are allowed to idle too low for
long. Throttling up an engine with oil-soaked spark plugs can help
clear them out
authentic asymmetrical drag when
operating various flap systems in flight.
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