Just Flight took to their website to show an upcoming project that the team is currently working on for Microsoft Flight Simulator. After the release of the Fokker F28 Fellowship, the team brings the legendary Fokker 70 and Fokker 100 to the Asobo’s platform.
The Fokker 70 and Fokker 100 are both based on the Fokker F28, with a stretched fuselage. Seating up to 109 passengers, the Rolls Royce Tay powered Fokker 100 made its maiden flight in 1986 and the first plane was delivered to Swissair in 1988.
The shortened version of Fokker 100, known as Fokker 70 made its first flight in the 90s and the first plane went to Ford. The capacity was smaller, carrying a maximum of 79 passengers.
Compared to the Fokker F28, Fokker 70 and Fokker 100 offered many improvements to the cockpit and the systems. Even though these planes are gradually being retired, there are still over a hundred of them in the world.
Just Flight’s rendition of the aircraft is going to offer native models with 4K and 8K textures, realistic animations, including dynamic wing-flex as well as animated doors and so on.
In the cockpit, there will be hundreds of modelled and functional switches, knobs and other controls, together with high-resolution glass displays.
As with the Fokker F28, Just Flight works on these planes from the ground up, creating custom systems based on real-world FCOMs, this includes hydraulics, electrical and fuel systems, together with proper navigation equipment.
During the past few months, the team has made a lot of improvements to the interior and exterior modelling and texturing. This also resulted in optimisation work, so the plane could run on most simulator systems.
The developer also mentioned that the Fokker 100 is going to come in four different variants to choose from. It was also made clear that the music reproducer feature is also going to be available in this aircraft.
In the near future, Just Flight aims to polish the 3D model and finalize artwork and system coding in the following months. The team works on the Fokker 100 first, and later on they will be customizing these features to fit the Fokker 70 as well.
Lastly, Just Flight also attached numerous screenshots of this upcoming plane.
At this moment, no further information was shared on this project. If you would like to take a look at Just Flight’s work in detail, read our review of the Fokker F28.