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JustFlight to port BAe-146 to X-Plane

By:
Peter Tram
January 31, 2019
 
 
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JustFlight is ready to embark into the world of Jetliners with their announcement of porting their rendition of the BAe-146 into X-Plane. In an exclusive news entry on Tom's Cockpit, the development team expressed intention to bring the product to X-Plane shortly after the completion and release of the ESP-based version for FSX and P3D.

The BAe-146 is an influential piece to the history of British Aviation, bringing simplified design to minimise maintenance costs and silent operations to airlines. With almost 400 examples built it also is the UK's most successful airliner. Powered by four Avco Lycoming ALF 502, it is nicknamed the "Tuberlino" and the "Whisper Jet" for its ability to operate into noise-sensitive areas.

There is already a rendition of the BAe-146 available on the JF store, but it was co-branded with the developer of the product: Commercial Level Simulations. As the plane is currently early in the development process for the ESP version, there is no set target release date.

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JustFlight will model all three fuselage lengths of the aircraft, -100, -200, and -300. All of which will be modelled using real-world aircraft plans and comprehensive photography of the real aircraft (G-JEAO). Accurately animated components unique to the aircraft including Trailing edge flap surfaces, Wing-mounted spoilers and tail-mounted airbrake, and the Distinctive retractable tricycle landing gear. With this project, PBR texturing will be introduced natively on the ESP platform and will be reappropriated for X-Plane use once X-Plane development comes.

Here is the rest of the feature list (redundant/standard-issue features removed):

COCKPIT

  • Captain, co-pilot and jump-seat positions are modelled with hundreds of functional switches, knobs and controls
  • A truly 3D cockpit environment right down to accurately modelled seat belts and screw heads – every instrument is constructed fully in 3D with smooth animations
  • Extensive overhead panel with custom-coded hydraulic, electrical, fuel and pressurisation systems
  • Functional Thrust Management System (TMS)
  • Authentic gauges and navigational equipment, including FMS, HSI and RMIs
  • Custom-coded autopilot with LNAV and IAS hold
  • Cockpit textures feature wear and tear based on reference photos taken in the real aircraft to produce an authentic environment
  • Interactive engine start checklist
  • Interactive checklists for every stage of flight
  • Panel state system which will automatically save the panel state whenever a flight is saved and reload the panel state whenever that flight is loaded
  • Aircraft configuration system that will allow you to choose between ‘cold & dark’ or ‘ready for take-off’
  • Many features have been added to help with usabilities such as the ability to hide the control yokes for a better view of the instruments and pre-set angled views for the overhead panel, centre pedestal and jump seat
  • Flight computer panel with useful information such as fuel burn, endurance, speed and wind speed/direction
  • Ability to integrate third-party weather radar

OTHER FEATURES

  • Flight dynamics model based on real-world performance and handling data, and input from real-world pilots
  • Authentic LF-507 engine sound set
  • Multiple interior and exterior viewpoints, including wing views
  • Comprehensive manual with panel guide and performance data
  • PSD PaintKit included for you to create your own repaints

Thanks to testflight357 on Discord for the tip-off.

Source (Tom’s Cockpit): LINK

Images: LINK

 

 

SOURCE INFO

DEVELOPER POST LINK :  

NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  https://www.thresholdx.net/news/jf146x

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