Just Flight Preview F28 & Release PA-28-161 for MSFS

Just Flight has recently taken to social media to announce the release of their next PA-28 release, namely the 161 Warrior II variant, and to preview their latest work of the Fokker F28, both for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

There is no doubt of Just Flight’s commitment to the new simulator having released the PA-28 Arrow II and the Turbo III & IV in recent months. Their new addition to the fleet, the PA-28-161 Warrior II is of the same standard as earlier releases with 4K textures, PBR materials, and accurate detailing throughout.

As with the earlier variants, the cockpit detailing gives the aircraft a well-used look as they are all based on actual real-world aircraft. Again, an EFB tablet is provided so the user can interact with the various options and start-up procedures.

The PA-28-161 Warrior II is available from Just Flight, priced at EUR 35.10. Current owners of either of the Arrows for MSFS or the bundle and owners of the original P3D/FSX version will have received an email with news on how to get your 25% discount on the Warrior.

Just Flight’s preview of the Fokker F28 again shows the attention to detail the developers are working into this iconic aircraft. At the moment the external textures are completed but the developers know they still have much to do.

The preview screenshots show the additional liveries of the F28-2000 and 4000 variants.

Main Features of the PA-28 Warrior II

Model

  • Accurately modelled PA-28-161 Warrior II, built using real-world aircraft plans and comprehensive photography of the real aircraft
  • Numerous animations including passenger door, baggage door, cockpit storm window and sun visors
  • Ground equipment including chocks, tie-downs and pushback towbar
  • 4096 x 4096 textures are used to produce the highest possible texture clarity
  • PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials with real-time environment reflections for superb quality and realism
  • Detailed normal mapping for down-to-the-rivet precision of aircraft surfaces
  • Ground services support (marshaller and fuel truck)
  • Full support for MSFS visual icing effects

Cockpit

  • A truly 3D virtual cockpit right down to accurately modelled seat belts and screw heads – every instrument is constructed fully in 3D with smooth animations
  • Cockpit textures feature wear and tear based on reference photos taken in the real aircraft to produce an authentic environment
  • Dimmable instrument, radio and dome lighting, with separate control circuits
  • Tablet EFB for controlling various aircraft options and checking aircraft and flight information:
     – ‘Cold & Dark’, ‘Ready for Take-off’ and ‘Ready for Start’ aircraft states
     – Persistent aircraft states, allowing you to always return to your cockpit in the same state that you last left it
     – Automatic switching of the fuel tanks for use on those long distance cross-country flights
     – GPS unit selection – GPS 100, GPS 100, GNS 430/GNS 530 and GTN 750 (requires freeware PMS-50 GTN 750)
     – Direction Indicator (DI) or Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI) instrument options
     – Aircraft failures (spark plug fouling, vapour lock, oil use and battery failure)
     – Passenger and baggage door controls
     – Flight computer with useful information such as fuel burn, endurance, speed and wind speed/direction
  • Fully functional and comprehensive IFR capable avionics fit including:
     – KMA 20 audio selector unit
     – KX 170B COM 1 / NAV 1 radio
     – KX 175B COM 2 / NAV 2 radio
     – KN 62 DME unit which can display information from NAV 1, NAV 2 or its own inbuilt receiver (NAV 3)
     – Century 21 autopilot with lateral hold modes – HDG, NAV, APR, REV (altitude hold clickspot included)
     – KT 76A transponder unit
     – KR 85 ADF unit with ADF/ANT/BFO modes and support for fractional frequencies, e.g. 383.3
     – GPS 100, GNS 430/GNS 530 and GTN 750 (requires freeware PMS-50 GTN 750)
     – HSI/OBS support RNAV approach indications
  • Yoke-mounted flight timer/clock
  • Altimeter with either mb or inHg barometric scales, depending on units of measurement setting
  • Developed using the latest MSFS standards, including intuitive and easy-to-use controls for rotary knobs, multi-position switches and levers
  • Fully compatible with MSFS VR mode

Aircraft systems

  • Custom-coded fuel system including the option to have automatic switching of the fuel tanks for use on long distance cross-country flights
  • Custom-coded electrical system with functional circuit breakers, avionics power circuit and emergency bus controls
  • Functioning carburettor and primer controls
  • Failures including spark plug fouling, limited battery life, vapour lock and more
  • Lighting system includes separate lighting control for instruments (via rheostat) and realistic implementation of navigation light / radio light rheostat
  • Many other details, such as a passenger door that automatically closes with airflow and vibrating engine exhausts!
  • Full support for MSFS checklists (manual and automatic/co-pilot modes)

Sounds
 The Just Flight Warrior II features an MSFS-native (Wwise) sound package taking full advantage of the new capabilities. Every little detail has been faithfully recreated, based on high fidelity recordings from real-world PA-28s.

  • Original Lycoming O-320 engine samples
  • Detailed physics-based effects on engine and wind noise
  • Authentic audio for every switch, button, lever and electrical system
  • Accurately positioned 3D sound sources (best enjoyed in VR!)
  • Custom crash and scraping effects
  • Background panel rattle at low engine RPM and more!

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