A2A Simulations Releases P-51D Civilian and Military

Developer A2A Simulations has released the iconic P-51D Civilian and P-51D Military for P3D v4. Dubbed the ‘Mustang’, this plane is a faithful rendition of the aircraft that was at the pinnacle of development during…

Posted: 31-Aug-2018 @ 01:37z
A2A Simulations Releases P-51D Civilian and Military

Developer A2A Simulations has released the iconic P-51D Civilian and P-51D Military for P3D v4.

Dubbed the ‘Mustang’, this plane is a faithful rendition of the aircraft that was at the pinnacle of development during the Second World War.

The Mustang is touted as an all-weather, cross-country platform that is considerably faster and has more endurance than the vast majority of general aviation aircraft. So much so, that the speed of the Mustang is just shy of a personal jet.

The plane features an IFR cockpit that was designed with input from actual Mustang owners and built by expert A2A in-house pilots and staff. This includes native P3D v4 dynamic lighting in the cockpit and a rotating beacon on the fuselage.

Powered by Accu-Sim, the plane has been Mach drag built and tested, specifically on the P51D airframe, and features a Merlin V-12 liquid-cooled V-1650 engine that is built to exacting manufacturers specifications. All part of the extensive feature list (listed below) that comes with this aircraft.

The planes can be purchased on the A2A website (Civilian and Military versions respectively) and are $49.99 USD for the P3D v4 Academic version and $79.99 for the P3D v4 Professional version.

Features

  • Experience one of the fastest and most powerful propeller driven aircraft in the world today.
  • IFR cockpit exclusively designed and built from Mustang owners and A2A in-house pilots.
  • New third-party GPS integration options (Flight 1 GNS 430 and GTN 650 and RealityXP GNS 430).
  • As with every A2A aircraft, it is gorgeously constructed, inside and out, down to the last rivet.
  • Native Prepar3D v4 dynamic lighting including new cockpit lighting and new rotating beacon.
  • Designed and built to be flown “By The Book“.
  • Visual Real-Time Load Manager, with the ability to load fuel and stores in real-time.
  • Naturally animated pilot in authentic gear.
  • 3D Lights ‘M’ (built directly into the model) with under-wing landing light than can be turned on, deployed, and retracted and fully functional recognition lights and now taking advantage of the new P3Dv4 platform changes such as Dynamic lights.
  • Pure3D Instrumentation now with natural 3D appearance with exceptional performance.
  • Sound engineered by A2A sound professionals.
  • Oil pressure system models oil viscosity (oil thickness).
  • In cockpit pilot’s map for handy in-flight navigation.
  • Auto-Mixture that actually performs as intended. Now you can set for “RUN” and the aircraft fuel-to-air ratio will be automatically determined and set by the carburetor based upon various factors, such as altitude.
  • Dual speed, dual stage Supercharger modeled with accurate behavior.
  • Fuel delivery system simulated.
  • All models include A2A specialized materials with authentic metal and taking advantage of the P3Dv4 platform to enable beautiful models like never seen before for the Accu-sim P-51.
  • Pilot’s Notes pop-up 2D panel keeps important information easily available.
  • A true dual-speed supercharged engine experience.
  • Feel the exhilaration of flying an Accu-Sim-powered P-51 Mustang.
  • Mach drag built and tested specifically for the P-51D airframe.
  • Merlin V-12 liquid cooled V-1650 engine built to manufacturer’s specifications.
  • A true propeller simulation.
  • Electric starter with accurate cranking power.
  • Dynamic ground physics including both hard pavement and soft grass modeling.
  • Primer-only starts are now possible. Accu-Sim monitors the amount of fuel injected and it’s effectiveness to start and run the engine.
  • Cold mornings require energizing the primer for long 3-4 seconds, and warm starts may only need a second or two.
  • Immersive in-cockpit, physics-driven sound environment from A2A engineered P-51 recordings.
  • Complete maintenance hangar including landing gear, internal systems and detailed engine tests including compression checks.
  • Understand how a high-performance aircraft behaves and see how well you can cope with all of the unexpected things that can happen. No two flights are ever the same.
  • Piston combustion engine modeling. Air comes in, it mixes with fuel and ignites, parts move, heat up, and all work in harmony to produce the wonderful sound of a V-12, liquid-cooled racing engine. Now the gauges look beneath the skin of your aircraft and show you what Accu-Sim is all about.
  • Airflow, density and it’s temperature not only affect the way your aircraft flies, but how the internal systems operate.
  • Real-world conditions affect system conditions, including engine temperatures. Manage temperatures with a radiator flap and proper flying techniques.
  • Spark plugs can clog and eventually foul if the engine is allowed to idle too low for too long. Throttling up an engine with oil-soaked spark plugs can help clear them out and smoke.
  • Overheating can cause scoring of cylinder head walls which could ultimately lead to failure if warnings are ignored and overly abused.
  • Large engined aircraft like the P-51 like to be in the air, not on the ground. So don’t idle for too long, get in the air where the air supply is plentiful
  • Engine, airframe, cockpit panel and individual gauges tremble from the power of a high-performance combustion engine.
  • Authentic component drag. Dropping your gear will pull your aircraft realistically as the landing gear is deployed along with cooling flaps, ordnance and even opening the canopy. Drop your gear, deploy your flaps, or just try a dive, and listen to your airframe.
  • System failures, including flaps that can independently jam or break based on the actual forces put upon them. If you deploy your flaps at too high a speed, you could find yourself in a very dangerous situation.
  • Total audible cockpit made with recordings from the actual aircraft. Before you fly, enjoy clicking everything.
  • Primer system modeled. Accu-Sim monitors the amount of fuel injected and it’s effectiveness to start the engine. Cold mornings require as many as 12 strokes and warm starts may only need a single shot.
  • Authentic battery. The battery capacity is based on temperature. The major draw comes from engine starting.
  • Oil pressure system is affected by oil viscosity (oil thickness). Oil viscosity is affected by oil temp and oil dilution level. Now when you start the engine, you need to be careful and not raise RPM too much until oil temp is high enough to give proper oil pressure. If you raise RPM too high on a cold engine, especially very cold, oil pressure can raise to over 150 psi. Oil pump failure can result. Extended inverted flight (negative g) can uncover the oil sump and reduce oil pressure. Do not fly in a negative g situation for more than 5 seconds.
  • Oxygen starvation (hypoxia) is modeled. Just take off and climb without oxygen to see.
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