After months of teasing, DC Designs has released Concorde for FSX and Prepar3D. The supersonic passenger jet is an aviation icon and has been released to giver simmers a chance to fly the fast jet in flight simulator. The aircraft is mostly known for its record-breaking speeds across the Atlantic Ocean carrying passengers in style from London to New York. With a typical cruise speed of Mach 2.0, the aircraft could typically complete the transatlantic route in just over 3 hours and passengers would enjoy views of up to 56,000ft. A truly revolutionary aircraft that sadly now remains in the hangar.
The aircraft from DC Designs includes an extensive 3D model with full animations throughout. The famous multi-stage ‘nose droop’ has been included and users will get to enjoy a fully PBR textured aircraft (in Prepar3D v4 and v5) whilst admiring the aircraft from the outside. As for the cockpit, DC Designs has included 3D dials, configurable cockpit crew and a fully modelled passenger cabin.
The Captain, First Officer and Engineer’s station are all operational with accurate flight modelling, a working TCAS and also custom-coded engineer’s station. The aircraft has been described as feature-rich, but not “study level”. That said, there is still plenty of systems that will need constant attention to be able to reach those supercruise capabilities.
It’s worth noting that a Microsoft Flight Simulator version is in the works and is due for release in December.
Thanks to Maurice E for the tip