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How FSElite Will Be Representing You at FlightSimCon 2017

We are incredibly excited to be attending FlightSimCon 2017. We are even more excited to be able to bring you guys as close to the action as possible without even being there.

FSCon 2017 is shaping up to be the biggest year for the event, with a whole range of flight simulator developers, publishers, personalities and news outlets to bring you loads of great content.

FSElite will be front and center with our whole team ready to deliver the news to you as it happens.

So how we will bring you the latest?

We’ll be there talking to the developers, watching the presentations and delivering all the information back to our guys at base writing as fast as they can. During the major talks, we’ll be updating LIVE all the information you need to know. Anything else outside of these will be separate posts so make sure you check out FSElite often during the event. Each news post will be pushed automatically to our Twitter account so make sure you follow us there to be up to date.

We’ll be doing some live streaming through Facebook as well whenever possible, so like us there too.

We’ll be covering the following events in detail:

Saturday 10th June

  • Product Announcement Forum (09:40 EDT / 13:40 Zulu)
  • X-Plane (10:30 EDT / 14:30 Zulu)
  • Virtual Reality (12:45 EDT / 16:45 Zulu)
  • Flight Simulator Developers (14:00 ETD / 18:00 Zulu)

Sunday 11th June

  • Plan Like the Pros Using PFPX (11:00 ETD / 15:00 Zulu)
  • When an Airline Captain Met the PMDG 777 (12:00 ETD / 16:00 Zulu)
  • Closing Remarks (16:00 ETD / 20:00 Zulu)

Of course we’ll be covering throughout the event as and when something happens. We’ll be sure to publish Youtube videos of the event, developer interviews and much more throughout. Throughout the event, we’ll be interviewing TFDi Designs, Dovetail Games, Just Flight, iBlueYonder and more!

If you are attending the event, look out for myself and Jordan who will be wearing FSElite T-shirts. Find us, and we’ll give you a DISCOUNT COUPON for Real Flight Shop. We also have some other prizes, giveaways and more for those who attend.

We’ll try and do some kind of de-brief blog post as well at the end of each day time permitting.

It’s going to be a busy weekend full of great information, loads of new product announcement and in-depth looks into upcoming software we’re eager to get our hands on.

Don’t forget, you have until TODAY to register your interest to attend the event. If you can’t make it, don’t worry, FSElite will have your back throughout the event.

Just Flight PA-28-161 Warrior II – Renders

Just Flight showed us some renders of their PA-28-161 Warrior II in an early stage but the project is progressing fast so stay tuned for more info. It’s their next project from their in-house team who brought you the highly acclaimed PA-28R Arrow and the Turbo version. For more check out Just Flight own website as well as Just Flight own Facebook page. As well as FSElite own website for latest releases and announcements.

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Just Flight Release PA-28R Turbo Arrow III/IV

Just Flight have released their PA-28R Turbo Arrow III/IV for FSX and P3D.

The PA-28R Turbo Arrow III/IV are turbocharged engine aircraft fitted with retractable landing gear. Building on the success of the success of the brilliant PA-28R Arrow III, Just Flight have included a 3D virtual cockpit with accurately modelled seat belts and each instrument is modelled correctly. There’s an interactive engine start checklist, panel state system and aircraft configuration system.

The aircraft is incredibly detailed in terms of systems, with custom-coded fuel, realistic landing gears and even failures. There are 5 liveries for each variation and of course a highly realistic sound system.

The PA-28R Turbo Arrow III and Arrow IV are four seater, turbocharged piston-engine aircraft equipped with a retractable tricycle landing gear and constant-speed propeller – ideal for touring and instrument training.

You can buy it now from Just Flight for £27.99.

System Requirements:

  • Flight Simulator X (Acceleration, Gold or Steam Edition required) or Prepar3D v3/v2/v1
  • 2.0GHz or any Dual Core
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1GB graphics card
  • Windows 10 / 8 / 7 . Vista / XP (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • 2GB hard drive space

No mention of V4 of Prepar3D, but based on Just Flight’s recent statement, we imagine it won’t be far off.

More screenshots of the Just Flight C-46 Commando

Just Flight has previewed even more screenshots on their C-46 Commando. Their C-46 Commando will feature 12 different authentic liveries for each variant. The cockpit will be designed in both civilian varients with modern gauges based on Buffalo Airways and the WW2 military authentic layout.

The aircraft will have realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real-world performance and handlig data developed with assistance from real world C-46 pilots including an ex-Buffalo Airways pilot. And of course it will also come with a PSD paint kit where you can paint your very own paint schemes.

A long list of features has been included with this aircraft  which can be found on the website. You can also sign up with your email to be informed of it’s release as soon as it’s dropped.

More screenshots can be found here at my earlier post of this aircraft.

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Just Flight Vickers VC10 Development Preview

Just Flight has shown development screenshots of their Vickers VC10. They haven’t confirmed this yet but they are looking into the possibility in working on a Super variant of the VC10 but what is confirmed is that a BOAC livery will be included in the release.

VC10 is famous for being one of the most graceful jetliners ever created with it’s long slim slim fuselage and graceful swept back tail surfaces.

It will be available for both P3D and FSX, featuring authentic recreation of the Standard version of this aircraft. Including a highly detailed virtual cockpit with a highly detailed exterior model painted in many classic liveries.

Just Flight doesn’t mention P3D V4 so we have to wait and see if they will also make a 64bit compatible version of this aircraft.

More information can be found at FSElite and Just Flight website.

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Just Flight C-46 Commando Development

Just Flight has announced that they have added their C-46 Commando to the development section of their website.

C-46 Commando was a twin engine transport aircraft used primarily by the military but also civilian operators, particularly in the cargo role. C-46 is modelled using real-world plans, the aircraft feature multiple animations and highly detailed engines. The faithfully recreated virtual cockpit features 3D instrumentation, wear and tear, and realistic systems functionality.

For latest info make sure to follow FSElite as well as Just Flight on Facebook.

Loads more screenshots and details can be found at Just Flight website.

 

Majestic Software Dash 8 Q400 Pro Edition 33% Off!

Majestic Software Dash 8 Q400 Pro Edition is 33% off until May 15th over at Just Flight. This is an amazing sale considering how rarely the Majestic’s price is altered. If you don’t already have the Q400 in your hangar, this is perhaps your best opportunity to grab it. If you were already planning on getting the Majestic Q400, it’s worth noting that with this sale, the Pro edition is now only £7 more than the Pilot edition and with all the benefits you get with the Professional edition, this is a definite deal maker.

Head over to Just Flight’s website to purchase the Q400!

 

 

Win a Free Copy of Just Flight’s PA-28R Turbo Arrow III/IV

Update: We’ve been made aware of a change to the number of liveries available. As a result, we’ve changed the answers below to reflect it. If you entered with the previous correct answer, your answer will remain valid. Thanks!

We’ve been pretty excited about Just Flight’s adventure into general aviation aircraft, and especially their PA-28R Turbo Arrow. We’ve provided lots of coverage from first looks, video reviews and written reviews. To continue this trend of coverage, we’re pleased to be able to give the FSElite community the chance to win a free copy.

You simply just need to head to the Google form below and answer a simple question:

How many liveries are supplied with the Turbo Arrow IV when downloaded from Just Flight’s website?

A) 3

B) 5

C) 7

https://goo.gl/forms/53gfslIV5bVORSYs2

You have until 5th May to enter. Winner will be announced on May 6th 2017.

Don’t forget to have a look at the product page on Just Flight’s website. You may even find the answer there…

Huge thanks to Just Flight for making this happen!

Exclusive Shots of Just Flight’s Piper Arrow IV Turbo!

If you haven’t heard about Just Flight’s amazing Piper Arrow III… well, you’re missing quite a lot. Following on the success of their latest general aviation aircraft (which I own and absolutely love despite very few minor bugs SP 2.1 is now out and fixes pretty much everything!), Just Flight has provided FSElite with exclusive shots of their latest WIP: the Arrow IV turbo.

The Arrow IV’s distinctive T-tail, its 200hp turbo-charged engine and redesigned cowlings really give this bird a fresh new look. Just Flight let us know that work is progressing rapidly as it pertains to the flight dynamics and cockpit and that they have many real world Arrow IV pilots working on the project alongside them. The cockpit should look newer (as it is a newer plane) and will feature two different colour schemes as well as new upholstery.

As you can see from the pictures, the thing looks very promising and I will be the first to report on it when it comes out. It’s great to see Just Flight really taking the leap into development and we can’t wait to see what the future has to offer!

Make sure to checkout FSElite’s videos about the PA-28R!

Developer Month: Why Just Flight Continues to Grow

Welcome to the FSElite Developer Month. Our theme this year is about delivering for the community and part of that is delivering great content to you all. As part of our commitment to you all, we’re pleased to announced Developer Month – a month themed solely around celebrating our great development community. Over the course of March, you’ll be treated to some behind the scene looks at some of our favourite developers, stories from the FSElite team, exclusive interviews and more.

Developer Month is coming to a close and FSElite hopes that you enjoyed these 31 days dedicated to the developers who work hard every day to bring your simulator to life all year round. Nonetheless, it is yet time for another instalment of Developer Month and today I am devoting these lines to an aging yet constantly renovating hangar : Just Flight.

Often overlooked, but truly fascinating is the history behind the developers that are now common sights in the Flight Sim community. Before being called Just Flight, the company was known as Interactive Associates CDC. In 1997, Just Flight was officially founded and has kept its original name since then. As you would reckon, Just Flight was not always focused only on flight simulation. It was the mother company of many a branch such as Just Football, nowadays, as far as my knowledge goes, defunct. In 2008, Just Flight was acquired, along with Just Trains, by the Mastertronic Group, originally a publisher and distributor of low-cost computer games. Things did not work out a expected for Mastertronic and 7 years later, in early 2015, Mastertronic Group went into administration and Just Flight faced stressful times. But a silver lining always benefiting those who deserve it most, with the backing of a “private investor”[1], Just Flight went full independent once again. This independence doesn’t seem like going anywhere in light of Just Flight`s recent successes and that, without a doubt, is great news.

As a new member of the FSElite team, I wanted to work on a brand that has been in the simulator world for as long as we can remember, but that has more recently started to concentrate its efforts in carving a name for itself as a leading developer. Although Just Flight has released products under their label in the past, the products were, for the most part, developed by other companies that did contractual jobs for Just Flight (think about their Airbus F-Lite range produced by Commercial Level Simulations). More recently, with the likes of the Piper Arrow III, the Hunter F.6/FGA.9 and the Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer, Just Flight has shown an indisputable interest in proving their worth as independent developers and, frankly, they succeeded.

Being a real-world pilot myself (GPL & PPL), I had a fairly high initial level of curiosity for the Piper Arrow III when it first came out. Not being the type to pull the trigger without a firm idea of what I am getting myself into, I made the poor decision (in hindsight) to wait out for the first reviews that would ultimately settle the deal for me. Within a few days, a strong consensus was already floating around: Just Flight had done it right with the PA-28R.

To give you an idea of where I stand about GA flying in FSX or P3D, the only add-ons that ever did it for me were A2A`s masterpieces (leaving out, for some reason not discussed here, the other big name that pops in your head when you think about GA). The Piper PA-28R Arrow III from Just Flight is an absolute beauty in every sense of the word. As this is not a review of the aircraft per se, I will cut short on my rhapsodic comments towards the product itself and redirect them to the team behind it. What Just Flight has proven with their first serious entry into the world of GA for simulation is not only their now undoubtable talent, but also something perhaps far more important: that there is a brighter future than expected for single props in flight simulation and also a future where competition is healthy and beneficial to us consumers.

DONT MISS: Developer Month: Just Flight Developer Martyn Northall Interview

With the trend favouring greatly the release of many jetliners, those of us still excited by low altitude flights in our trusty single props trying to get from point A to B with some dead reckoning and good-old pilotage will find it comforting that a major name such as Just Flight is stepping into the game with a firm stance. With the successful release of their Arrow, Just Flight has recently announced that they are now working on two new variants to the Arrow: the PA-28R Turbo Arrow III & IV. The Arrow is getting a lot of care from the team at Just Flight and the two updates released so far have fixed most of the issues one could experience at first. All in all, if the Piper Arrow III is a testament of the work to come from the folks over at Just Flight, we should rejoice, and rejoice again. If you are not yet familiar with the Just Flight Piper Arrow III, I strongly recommend checking out FSElite’s own review [written  |  video].

Although this article focused mainly on the tremendous job done by Just Flight on their Arrow, their other work shouldn’t be left out either. As a matter of fact, I now have the chance to have their Hawk T1 in my library and can’t wait to start digging deep into the introduction manual. Because this is exactly what happens when a job is done well: a guy like me, without any background interest for fighters, has now decided to delve into the complex world of military simulation because I know I can rely on Just Flight to provide me with a complete and quality product. The only thing Just Flight can’t do for me here is teaching me how not to lose control of this new beast. Let`s get to work!

This does it for my contribution to FSElite Developer Month. Just Flight has proven, at least to me, that they are meaning business and that they are worthy of mine and yours. I am already excited for the future over at Just Flight and I’m not worried they will become an even more major actor in the flight simulator community than they already are. I have not had such fun flying an aircraft in a long time and the Arrow is surely going to give me plenty more hours of joy as I discover its ins and outs. Thank you Just Flight, and keep up the inspiring work.

[1] http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/just-flight-becomes-independent-of-mastertronic/0159753