New Previews of FlyingIron Simulations' P-38 Lightning

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

FlyingIron Simulations has posted new previews of their recently announced P-38 Lightning. The developer took to Facebook a few hours ago and posted new (early work in progress) images of the aircraft in both X-Plane and renders.

Announced about three weeks ago, the P-38 is the latest warbird in development from FlyingIron Simulations. Previous aircraft from them include the Spitfire Mk IX, P-47N Thunderbolt, and the civilian Grob G-109B motor glider. Features of the upcoming P-38 are as follows:

  • High-quality, extensively detailed and accurate 3D Model
  • Ultra-realistic, high-res Texture work (built with the aid of photogrammetry)
  • Immersive FMOD Sound design built from professional recordings of a real P-38 and Allison V-1710
  • Detailed & Extensive simulations of the Lightnings core systems, including accurate, code-driven replications of the Lightnings Fuel, Hydraulic, Cooling and Electrical Systems. All systems are programmed to function virtually identically to the real-world P-38 Systems. Be sure to brush up on the User Manual!
  • Incredibly realistic Flight Model made possible with carefully data-matched simulations of the NACA 23016 & NACA 4412 Airfoils. Flight performance has been verified against real-world Performance & handling tests to ensure extensive realism.
  • Realistic Engine Start-up modelling (don’t forget your checklists!)
  • Realistic External Tanks Integration
  • Fitted with 4 x .50 Cal Nose guns and a 20mm Nose Gun by default, and also compatible with X-planes weapons systems.
  • Inclusion of Static/Ground Elements (Chocks, Tiedown, GPU)
  • 3D Garmin 530 GPS fully integrated into the cockpit (optional)
  • Modern Radio / Transponder Unit
  • AviTab Integration
  • Inclusion of FlyingIrons UI Tablet (optional). The tablet incorporates many useful GUI features and puts them in an easily accessible and realistic in-cockpit Touchscreen Tablet. Included in the tablet is:
    - Settings Page / Config
    - Flight Setup / Weight & Balance Page (Custom – Graphical)
    - AviTab
    - GPS & Radio toggles
    - X-plane Map & IOS apps
    - Ground Services app
  • VR Ready
  • Detailed User Manual & Checklists

The original Facebook post from FlyingIron Simulations can be viewed here. Previous articles about FlyingIron Simulations can be viewed here.

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