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Just Flight Shares New Development Previews of A300 in Prepar3D

Just Flight A300 P3d Dec 2020 (2)

With the Just Flight 146 Professional firmly in the hands of simmers, attention is now turning to other aircraft in the pipeline from the development team. One particular aircraft that Prepar3D users are excited for is the upcoming A300B4-200 from Just Flight.

The new post on Facebook confirmed that they have finished development on the visual elements such as the modelling and texture work, with work now ongoing for the systems and flight dynamics. The release isn’t “far off” and that we’ll see some video footage of the plane in action soon. To be clear, the aircraft won’t be released this side of the new year.

When Just Flight eventually releases A300B4-200, it will come packed with features. As per the updated product page, the aircraft will feature realistic 4K textures with PBR materials, along with bump mapping for a true 3D feeling. Alongside that, the aircraft will feature realistic wing-flex, authentic checklists and a panel state system which will save when you exit the aircraft leaving it in the same state for when you enter it next.

Stay with FSElite to continue following our coverage on the upcoming release from Just Flight. Whilst not related to the A300 itself, you can get a flavour for a Just Flight developed aircraft by watching our first look on the 146 Professional.

Features

Model

  • Accurately modelled A300B4-200 based on real-world aircraft plans and comprehensive photography of the real aircraft (F-WUAB)
  • Realistic animations including landing gear, all passenger, service and cargo doors, and control surfaces and mechanisms
  • 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
  • Authentic labelling and placards based on those found in the real aircraft
  • Realistic wing-flex
  • PBR materials (requires P3D v4.4/v5)
  • Custom ground equipment
  • TFDi RealLight and TrueGlass integration

Cockpit

  • Captain, Co-Pilot and Flight Engineer positions modelled with nearly all switches, knobs and levers animated and functional
  • A truly 3D cockpit environment right down to accurately modelled seat belts and screw heads – every instrument is constructed fully in 3D with smooth animations
  • Custom-coded hydraulic, electrical, engine bleed, fuel and pressurisation systems
  • Authentic gauges and navigational equipment, including RMI (VOR/ADF) and HSI
  • Realistic autopilot system
  • Custom-coded weather radar with Active Sky integration
  • 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’
  • Many features have been added to help with usability such as the ability to hide the control yokes for a better view of the instruments and pre-set angled views for the overhead and centre pedestal
  • Flight computer panel with useful information such as fuel burn, endurance, speed and wind speed/direction

Liveries

The A300B4 will be supplied with a range of liveries from around the world, reflecting its wide and varied airline service:

  • Airbus prototype
  • Air Seychelles
  • EgyptAir
  • South African Airways
  • Continental Airlines
  • Eastern Air Lines
  • Pan Am
  • China Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Thai Airways International
  • Malaysian Airline System
  • Iran Air
  • Pakistan International Airlines
  • Orion Airways
  • Dan-Air
  • Laker Airways
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Alitalia
  • Iberia
  • Olympic Airways
  • Air France
  • Hapag-Lloyd
  • Lufthansa
  • Trans European Airlines
  • Air Inter
  • Condor
  • Qantas

Other features

  • Realistic flight dynamics for each variant based on real-world performance and handling data, and input from real-world A300 crew
  • Authentic sound set with custom cockpit sounds
  • Multiple interior and exterior viewpoints, including wing views
  • Comprehensive manual with panel guide and performance data
  • PSD Paint Kit included so you can create your own paint schemes
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