Just Flight Releases HS 748 Propliner

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Just Flight HS 748 Propliner
Just Flight HS 748 Propliner

Great news for the lovers of classic turboprops!  Just Flight have released the Hawker Siddeley HS 748!

The Hawker Siddeley HS 748 is a medium-sized turboprop airliner originally designed by the British firm Avro in the late 1950s as a replacement for the aging DC-3s then in widespread service as feederliners. Avro concentrated on performance, notably for STOL operations, and found a dedicated market. 380 aircraft were built by Hawker Siddeley. A larger, stretched development of the HS 748, the BAe ATP, attempted to compete with the de Havilland Canada Dash 8 but saw a limited production run.

Features of this release:

Model

  • Accurately modelled HS 748 Series 2, built using real-world aircraft plans
  • Many detailed animations, including:
    – Accurate landing gear operations
    – Built-in rear door air-stairs
    – Authentic flap action
    – Trim tabs
    – Windshield wipers
    – Passenger and cargo doors
    – Animated pilots
    – Cockpit windows
  • Ground power unit, flags and chocks
  • Specular map to give realistic light effects on the aircraft surfaces
  • Bump mapping to give a more realistic 3D effect to the liveries

Cockpit

  • 3D cockpit with virtually all of the hundreds of switches, knobs and levers animated and functional. Many gauges are modelled in 3D for smooth operation.
  • Cockpit textures feature wear and tear to produce an authentic environment
  • Cockpit lighting with atmospheric instrument backlighting
  • Special ‘baked’ textures have been used to present a well-used look and feel to the cockpit area and controls
  • GNS 430 GPS unit included for easy navigation
  • Avionics include autopilot functionality from the operating period with NAV and ILS approaches, VOR and ADF receivers and displays, transponder and a full communications suite
  • Many features have been added to help with usability such as switches to hide the control yokes for a better view of the instruments and pre-set angled views for the overhead panel, throttle quadrant and radios
  • Numerous warning annunciators will illuminate on fault detection and a fully functional engine fire warning and protection/extinguishing system are built into the cockpit
  • Electrical systems have been authentically simulated to enable correct APU and engine starts
  • Realistic ‘cold & dark’ cockpit starts are possible
  • Custom-coded autopilot with pitch and bank hold and independent flight director

You can purchase the aircraft directly from Just Flight for a price of 30.95 euros, and if you purchase it before December 9, you will earn double reward points.