iFly Releases 737NG for Prepar3D v5

While PMDG was working hard on releasing their anticipated 737 Next Generation (NG) model for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator, the developers at iFly were busy updating their legacy rendition to be fully compatible with Prepar3D and accommodate current expectations of a flight simmer.

Whether it is still worth supporting an older platform like Prepar3D is, we don’t know and are here not to evaluate, but to share this news with you. The new version of the iFly 737NG series offers compatibility with only the latest major release of the simulator. Thus, Prepar3D v5.2 and higher.

The addon comes with all-new high-definition virtual cockpit models, full PBR materials, new mouse interaction logic for better user interactions with various switches and instruments throughout the flight deck, or a new dynamic lighting system.

The developers have additionally made sure to include an extensive Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) to the flight deck with an option to integrate Navigraph Charts to it. This, however, requires Navigraph subscription.

For the best realism and immersion, the team at iFly has consulted the addon behaviour with real Boeing 737NG pilots and tuned the addon based on the feedback they received.

Additionally, new sounds were accompanied by the release together with full virtual reality support and multiple wing, flight deck eyebrow window, and engine variants. The product, priced at a decent $69.95 (approx. €62), offers two aircraft variants in the NG series – 800 and 900.

For the owners of the legacy version of the addon for Prepar3D, the developers are offering a 25% discount whereas for the owners of the Flight Simulator X version of the addon, there is a 20% discount available.

The addon can be purchased through the Flight1 store for the previously mentioned price of $69.95, or about €62.

Feature list

FMS

  • Winds aloft forecast, manual entries.
  • Conditional waypoints for SIDS/STARS/Approaches.
  • Fly-by and Fly-over waypoints for SIDS/STARS/Approaches.
  • Accurate Cost Index calculations for LRC/ECON speeds
  • Horizontal and vertical navigation.
  • User defined and conditional waypoints.
  • Sid/star and navdata custom database.
  • ETA and Fuel prediction.
  • All pages and menus are implemented.
  • Color display.
  • Maintenance pages.
  • Custom CDU Font
  • SIMU menu.

Autopilot

  • Realistic Autopilot Flight Director System with Autothrottle System.
  • Autothrottle (A/T) Engaged Mode:
  • N1 – MCP SPD
  • GA – THR HLD
  • Retard – ARM
  • FMC SPD
  • Roll Mode:
  • HDG SEL – LNAV
  • VOR/LOC
  • Pitch Mode
  • TO/GA – G/S
  • V/S – FLARE
  • MCP SPD – VNAV SPD
  • ALT/ACQ – VNAV PTH
  • ALT HOLD – VNAV ALT
  • Leg Types:
  • Track to Fix
  • Direct to Fix
  • Arc to Fix
  • Course to Fix
  • Radius to Fix
  • Heading
  • With left and right Flight Director.
  • Cross-bar or single cue flight director.
  • Two individual flight control computers (FCCs).
  • Fully simulated AFDS Status Annunciation.
  • Pitch/Roll CWS with a CMD Engage Switch Selected.
  • Activation of mouse wheel for easier MCP windows settings.

Exterior Model

  • Base Pack Includes 737-800 and 737-900 Variants 
  • 3DS Max Model
  • PBR Materials
  • Realistic control surfaces.
  • Working elevator power.
  • Realistic flight spoilers and ground spoilers.
  • Working autoslat.
  • Nozzle valve animation.
  • Working APU doors.
  • Entry & cargo doors with corresponding cockpit light.
  • High quality livery textures.
  • Wing movement & flexing.
  • Realistic Engine Reversers.

Virtual Cockpit

  • Gauges fully functional and clickable. Every switch, knob, lever is modeled in 3D and animated.
  • Animated windows, Wipers(two speeds) and more.
  • Superb instrument lightning at night.
  • Modeled circuit breaker panel.
  • Manual Gear Extension.
  • Electronic Flight bag.
  • PBR Materials.

Systems

  • Fully simulated Inertial Reference System.
  • Terrain Radar
  • Display type (PFD/ND or EFIS).
  • VSD system.
  • NAV1/2 receiver with working AUTO/MAN mode.
  • Realistic Ground proximity Warning System.
  • Cabin pressurization gauge & logic fully implemented.
  • Flap load relief protection and autoslats logic.
  • New failures.
  • Aural alert.
  • Simulation of Left and Right EFIS.
  • Full TCAS logic (with traffic display on EHSI).
  • 2D Panel supports widescreen monitors.
  • Hundreds of programable key assignments
  • You have the ability to operate both captain and first officers ND’s in different modes together while in 2D widescreen and in the virtual cockpit .
  • Weather Radar (Active Sky for P3D Required)
  • Predictive Winshear (Active Sky for P3D Required)
  • Winds aloft forecast (Active Sky for P3D required)

Miscellaneous 

  • With engine CFM567b: 18/20/22/24/26/27.
  • Interactive Configuration Manager.
  • Many custom configuration options.
  • Detailed operation manual,tutorial and QRH included.
  • Aircraft performance calculated directly from flight model parameters.
  • New very smooth GDI+ based LCD displays units.
  • With sound package.
  • More than 4000 SIDs/STARs included.
  • Ground support and push back.
  • Free liveries via the public Flight1 Library System.


Author: George

I've been a flight sim enthusiast for some time now, and I've always enjoyed flying to various destinations all over the world. My favourite airport is by far Corfu with its scenic and challenging approach. I founded FSNews in May 2019.

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