JustFlight Releases DR400

Robin DR400 is a VFR aircraft developed by JustFlight for X-Plane 11. JustFlight is a developer who stays behind many great VFR aircraft for both Prepar3D and X-Plane 11. The announcement was made by the developer on their Facebook site.

Robin DR400 is developed for Laminar Research’s simulator X-Plane 11 and is available for £9.99/€12.95/$14.99 in the JustFlight store. The aircraft itself has very accurate flight dynamics, it has been modelled using photography of real aircraft, numerous animations are included. Of course, features like 3D accurate virtual cockpit is a must. There are so many features, and we can’t describe each one, so we put the full feature list below.

Features

MODEL

  • Accurately modelled Robin DR400-180 Regent, built using real-world aircraft plans and comprehensive photography of the real aircraft
  • Numerous animations including sliding canopy, luggage door and engine exhausts
  • Realistic modelling and texturing of the distinctive cranked wings
  • Ground equipment including chocks and tie-downs
  • 4096×4096 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 features

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 cockpit lighting
  • Interactive engine start checklist that responds to user inputs and sim variables
  • Interactive checklists for every stage of flight
  • Panel state system which will automatically save the panel state whenever a flight is saved and reload the panel state whenever that flight is loaded
  • Aircraft configuration system that will allow you to choose between ‘cold & dark’ or ‘ready for take-off’
  • Fully functional and comprehensive IFR-capable avionics fit:
     – GMA 340 audio selector
     – GNS 430 GPS unit
     – KY 97 COM 2 radio
     – KN 64 DME
     – GTX 330 transponder
     – KR 85 ADF
     – S-TEC 55 autopilot
  • Flight Computer panel with useful information such as fuel burn, endurance, speed and wind speed/direction
  • Interactive logbook panel for logging your flight details (X-Plane native)
  • GoodWay compatible
  • Option to activate flashlight from within pop-up window, to aid in those pitch-black cold and dark starts at night
  • Option to remove window and instrument reflection effects
  • Radio knob animations routed through plugin logic, for optimum movement fidelity and sound synchronisation

AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

  • Custom-coded fuel system, including the option of automatic fuel tank switching for use on those long-distance cross-country flights (this option is remembered for future flights)
  • Custom-coded electrical system with functional circuit breakers. Circuit breaker logic is linked to X-Plane’s internal failure logic, so if the plane is set to fail a certain electrical component after a certain number of hours, the circuit breaker for that element will pop out
  • Functioning carburettor and auxiliary fuel tank transfer controls
  • Dedicated interactive engine pop-up window displaying values such as fuel tank weights and imbalance, fuel pressure, oil pressure, oil temperature, battery charge (with quick charge option), and information about spark plug fouling and vapour lock condition
  • Simulated vapour lock condition, with warning pop-up and suggested actions
  • Simulated spark plug fouling condition, with indication of percentage of fouling
  • Custom external light logic with custom strobe light pattern and custom light halos for added realism

LIVERIES

The DR400 is supplied in the following ten paint schemes:

  • G-BEUP (UK)
  • G-CETB (UK)
  • N74922 (USA)
  • ZK-TZB (New Zealand)
  • D-EFMD (Germany)
  • C-LGET (Canada)
  • F-GPAP (France)
  • PH-EHW (Netherlands)
  • VH-KMB (Australia)
  • OE-DSE (Austria)

OTHER FEATURES

  • Realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real-world performance and handling data, and input from pilots
  • Authentic sound set, generated using X-Plane’s state-of-the-art FMOD sound system
  • Custom sounds for switches, canopy, warnings and more, featuring accurate location placement of sounds in the stereo spectrum, 3D audio effects, atmospheric effects, adaptive Doppler, exterior sounds spill in when canopy is open, different sound characteristics depending on viewing angle etc.
  • Comprehensive manual with panel guide and performance data
  • PSD Paint Kit included so you can create your own paint schemes
  • Dedicated pop-up window for sound mixing, allowing for individual adjustment of the volume of exterior sounds, in-cockpit sounds and various effects
  • Custom Weight and Balance Manager window

For more information, stay tuned on FSNews.



Author: Patrik

My aviation enthusiasm started back in March 2016 and since then I fly almost every day when I have time. I always like to discover new places or new things. The vehicles or any kind of technical things always fascinated me. As I was younger, I was also a journalist in a school magazine, so when I got an opportunity to write articles about my favorite hobby, I immediately jumped in.