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A36 Beechcraft

PRODUCT INFO



Dreamfleet do it again: another awesome expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 with this "Rolls Royce" of single piston-engined aircraft!

Label: Flight1
Developer: Dreamfleet
Genre: Flight Simulator Expansion
Format: PC CD-ROM
Release: April 2006
SRP: £19.99
Barcode: 5060094400235 (Eng)

Simflight.com Award Winner 2005 - Best General Aviation Aircraft

Maximum 10 stars - Flugsimulation.com

PC Pilot Classic Award - 5 stars


There are more features than you shake a wing tip at!

  • Three Aircraft models to fly: The A36 is featured in a "Straight Wing" version (without tip tanks), a "Tip Tank" version (with tip tanks for extended range), and the "Fantasy Float Version". That's right, be the first to own a Beech A36 on floats!
  • Fully Interactive Virtual Cockpit & Cabin: State of the art, and beautifully detailed, with working gauges, and moving throttles, control wheels, rudder pedals, sun visors, arm rests, etc. Working click spots for gauges, throttles, etc. Go ahead, raise the arm rest and make yourself comfortable. You can fly from the virtual cockpit or our complete 2D cockpit and interior (see below). The virtual cockpit features "click-to-remove" yokes, for easy access to and viewing of all gauges and switches.
  • Advanced VC Night Lighting: The Virtual Cockpit features advanced night lighting, and the user can select to turn on the panel flood light and the gauge back lighting separately - use either one or both. In addition, the overhead reading lights can also be activated separately for both the front and rear seats.
  • Click-to-Remove VC integrated with a complete 2D interior:
  • Complete Moving Parts: Ailerons, rudder, stabilizer, flaps, etc. all move. The wheels turn, and both cockpit door, and cabin doors open and close. Click with your mouse, and open the engine cowling, fuel caps, and fuel sump drain and conduct your own virtual "walk around". Click again, and tie the aircraft down after flight. You can even remove the pilot from the cockpit.
  • Visible Interior and Pilot: This, of course, should be expected, and the interior visible from the outside of the aircraft is highly detailed. You can even remove the pilot from the cockpit with just a click of your mouse!
  • Dynamic Shine and Lighting Reflections on Fuselage: The same as found on the default Microsoft aircraft, there's even reflections on the aircraft windows.
  • Accurate Flight Dynamics: A pretty aircraft means nothing if it does not fly well, and you'll find the flying characteristics of the DreamFleet A36 to be more than satisfying. The A36's flight dynamics were designed by Alexander Metzger of Switzerland, an experienced designer and glider pilot, who worked closely with the aircraft's owner in testing the flying qualities of the aircraft. If the real aircraft's owner is happy with how the A36 flies, so will you!
  • Details Galore!: Complete external lighting as on the real aircraft, many parts that would not normally be modeled are modeled, such as the dozens of vortex generators on the wings and tail. Detailed textures, right down to almost every rivet and inspection plate that is on the real thing.

With the Dreamfleet A36, there's no need to pre-select an aircraft model with or without a Virtual Cockpit. Just hop on board and with just a mouse click you can remove the VC. Switch over to the 2D interior and enjoy accurate views as you look around, including animated 3D wings. In the VC you can increase performance by removing the reflective glass, and you can even remove the rear seats, all with just a mouse click!

2D Cockpit, Instrument Panels & Interior
In addition to the 3D virtual cockpit and interior, the Dreamleet A36 features complete 2D instrument panels and interior views, in their "trademark" high resolution, digital photo realistic graphics. Use the "VC" or use the 2D views. Some of the features of our 2D interior include:

  • Main Instrument Panels (left seat and right seat): So realistic that you could almost swear you were in a real-life A36. Every gauge is there, just as it is in the real A36, and each operate as accurately as is possible within Flight Simulator. All gauges feature "dynamic tool tips", that tell you not only what the gauge is, but what its reading is. In addition, you can also select to place a "cover" over a gauge, so you can practice partial panel IFR. Of course the instrument panels feature near 100% accurate pilot's perspective. As with every Dreamfleet panel you are seated in the pilot's seat, not in between the seats!
  • Landing View Panels (left seat and right seat): Essentially a reduced height version of the left and right seat Instrument Panels, with a larger outside view for making landings easier, or for enjoying the scenery. The left landing view panel features all of the primary flight and navigation instruments, and is suitable for IFR work.
  • Zoom Gauges: With just a click you can individually zoom in on the ASI, ADI, ALT, TC, EHSI, VSI and EGT. Zoom in on just one, or zoom in on all of them!
  • Avionics and gauges: The Beech A36 is a trendsetter; the first GA aircraft to feature Reality XP's award winning WX500 color weather radar, along with Reality XP's Garmin GNS430 GPS (GNS 430XP 2005) system. You will also delight in using the smooth-running Reality XP KI256 ADI / Flight Director. Add to that Eaglesoft's Sandel 3308 EHSI by Ike Slack, Bill Leaming's JPI EDM700 EGT, the default Garmin GPS500, and that is just the start. Dreamfleet has programmed a complete Bendix-King avionics suite, including Bendix-King 2-axis autopilot and Flight Director. There's DME, ADF, even an ELT and Carbon Monoxide Detector that you can test! All gauges are high resolution, and are created from high quality digital images of the actual gauges appearing in the real aircraft.
  • 2D Interior Views: Featured are Forward Left, Left (with visible 3D animated wing), Rear Left, Rear, Rear Right, Right (with visible 3D animated wing), Forward Right, and Up views. As with the instrument panel all views are high quality, digital photo graphics. No rendered or hand drawn artwork here!

Sounds
Authentic Continental engine sounds are featured, with the originals recorded from the real aircraft. You will also get all of the usual switch "clicks", gyro sounds, closing door sounds, etc. An audible environment that along with the visual surroundings truly give you the feeling of "being there".

  • 'DreamAudio' with 2 separate sound sets: You will have a choice of two (2) internal engine sound sets. The first features the engine sounds muffled as they would be heard by the pilot wearing Active Noise Reduction headphones. This is the most realistic sound set. The second sound set features the engine sounds at their normal, loud levels, as are usually provided by default in Flight Simulator. These are the least realistic sounds, as most, if not all pilots of these aircraft always wear their headphones for hearing protection and for ease of radio communication.

Extras
DreamFleet has always prided itself on giving you the MOST for your money, and the A36 is no exception.

  • DreamManager: With DreamManager you can repaint your A36 in any scheme you would like, or download paint schemes produced by others. Then use T-o-M to create an entirely new aircraft model, that sports this new paint scheme, and aircraft complete with all the features listed above. By using DreamManager you can create an entire fleet of A36s!

System Requirements
MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR 2004
Windows - Windows XP
Processor - 1.8GHz
Memory - 512Mb
Hard Drive - 500Mb free
Video Card - 128Mb

About Flight One
Atlanta-based Flight One Software, Inc. (Flight1) is a successful and critically acclaimed developer and publisher of flight simulation technology and software.

Founded in 1997, Flight1 has released some of the best and most recognized expansions for Microsoft's Flight Simulator franchise, including Greatest Airliners 737-300, FS Clouds, Ultimate Traffic, Flight Environment and many more, including the recently released and officially endorsed ATR72-500 and Pilatus PC12 simulations.

Flight1 Europe has been established to provide local marketing and sales support for the company's range of products in major markets outside of the USA.

For more information about all Flight1 products visit www.flight1.com

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