New Previews of FlyingIron Simulations' P-38 Lightning
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)
- GPS & Radio toggles
- X-plane Map & IOS apps
- Ground Services app
- VR Ready
- Detailed User Manual & Checklists