Just Flight Announces Robin DR400

Just Flight continue to develop aircraft for the community. Their most recent announcement is that they are bringing the Robin DR400 to Prepar3D and FSX. The piston-engine aircraft can cruise at a smooth 130kts for several…

Posted: 29-Jun-2019 @ 08:58z
Just Flight Announces Robin DR400

Just Flight continue to develop aircraft for the community. Their most recent announcement is that they are bringing the Robin DR400 to Prepar3D and FSX. The piston-engine aircraft can cruise at a smooth 130kts for several hours making it a great aircraft for sightseeing and training.

Along with the announcement of the Robin DR400, Just Flight also gave some insight into the features people can expect upon release. As usual, Just Flight are using real world aircraft to assist with the modelling and texture work of the aircraft, which have been captured from hundreds of photos. All of the textures will be rendered in 4K with PBR material (in P3Dv4.4+). As with other Just Flight aircraft, the Robin DRR400 will have a full custom-coded electrical system, spark plug fouling and functioning carburettor heat and primer controls.

No release date was mentioned, but it was confirmed that the aircraft will be coming to FSX, FSX:SE and all versions of Prepar3D. No news on whether an X-Plane or Aerofly FS 2 version will follow, but based on previous development cycles, it may be a safe bet to assume that it should happen in the future. If we get any confirmation, we’ll let you know.

You can follow the development progress on the Just Flight Robin DR400 page.

Just Flight Robin DR400 Feature List

MODEL

  • Accurately modelled Robin DR400-180 Regent, built using real-world aircraft plans and comprehensive photography of the real aircraft
  • Numerous animations including sliding canopy, luggage door and engine exhaust
  • Ground equipment including chocks and tie-downs
  • 4096×4096 textures are used to produce the highest possible texture clarity
  • Bump and specular mapping used throughout the aircraft to produce a truly 3D feel
  • PBR materials (requires P3D v4.4 or later)

COCKPIT

  • A truly 3D virtual cockpit right down to accurately modelled seat belts and screw heads – every instrument is constructed fully in 3D with smooth animations
  • Authentic fuel and RPM gauge needle ‘wobble’
  • Dimmable instrument lighting
  • Cockpit textures feature wear and tear based on reference photos taken in the real aircraft to produce an authentic environment
  • Interactive checklists for every stage of flight, including engine start
  • 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’
  • Fully functional and comprehensive IFR-capable avionics fit
  • Flight computer panel with useful information such as fuel burn, endurance, speed and wind speed/direction
  • Flight1 GTN and GNS integration in the virtual cockpit (Flight1 GTN/GNS sold separately)

AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

  • Custom-coded electrical system with functional circuit breakers for isolating instruments and systems
  • Functioning carburettor heat and primer controls, including primer simulation for cold weather operations
  • Failures including spark plug fouling, limited battery life, vapour lock and more
  • Refill menu for quick and easy refilling of fuel and oil, and recharging of the battery

LIVERIES

The DR400 will be supplied with a range of liveries from the UK, USA, Europe and Australia.

OTHER FEATURES

  • Realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real-world performance and handling data, and input from pilots
  • Authentic sound set with custom sounds for switches, canopy, primer control, wind noise and more
  • Comprehensive manual with panel guide and performance data
  • PSD Paint Kit included so you can create your own paint schemes
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