Flying Fries Announces Hughes XF-11

Flying Fries announces their latest aircraft project, and now I’m hungry.

Posted: 03-Feb-2024 @ 15:18z
Updated: 04-Feb-2024 @ 10:16z

Flying Fries has announced their latest project for MSFS, the Hughes XF-11. Developed by the famous Howard Hughes, this prototype aircraft was built during World War II as a reconnaissance plane, but due to delays was eventually scrapped as the USAAF cancelled its orders. The first prototype of the aircraft crashed, and the second only flew briefly. The program’s controversy led the U.S. Senate to investigate Hughes’ famous H-4 Hercules.

Controversy seems to be somewhat up Flying Fries’ alley after the reception of their previous release, the “Scrapyard Monster“. The XF-11 does seem a little more grounded in realism however. Upon release, the aircraft will feature highly detailed and high resolution textures. The engines, landing gear bays and both cockpit decks are fully modelled and textured, and the flight model itself is a “precise CFD flight model”.

Systems-wise, the aircraft will feature a complex electrical system, complete with functioning circuit breakers. A complex fuel system will also be present, including 7 tanks and 10 pumps. Also included is an era-appropriate auto-pilot, but for those preferring some more modern navigation tools, a GNS 530 can be equipped and the plane will also feature support for the Garmin GTN 750 by PMS50.

Flying Fries’ Hughes XF-11 will release on February 9 and will be available exclusively through flightsim.to.

Features

  • Highly detailed 4K textures.
  • Engines, landing gear bays, two cockpit decks, etc. fully modeled and textured.
  • Precise CFD flight model.
  • Era-correct auto-pilot installed.
  • Random failures available with various severity levels – disabled by default.
  • Garmin GNS 530 available with one click.
  • Fully compatible with Garmin GTN 750 by PMS50 if installed.
  • Aircraft configuration and refueling via the clipboard (no need for the fuel and payload menu).
  • Complex electrical system with functioning circuit breakers.
  • Complex fuel system with 7 tanks, 10 pumps and so many routing possibilities!
  • Variable propeller pitch with feathering and reverse pitch.
  • Engine and ground roll vibration effects on the levers and needles.
  • Custom interior lighting with dimmable lights and UV lights.
  • Interactive exterior static elements (remove the chocks or plug the GPU manually if you want).
  • 7 liveries included.
  • 4 LODs for performance optimization in multiplayer.
  • A lot of custom sound effects.
  • Custom visual effects: Epic smoke when you start the engines, fuel leaks, etc.
  • Interactive in-game checklists with all the highlights and cameras you need.
  • A long, detailed and illustrated user manual.
  • A few hidden easter eggs!
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