Having progressed at a rate of knots since its initial announcement in February 2020, Uncle Jack Simulations' Fairchild PT-19 rendition has entered the beta phase, according to the developer.
The news coincides with the release of a new preview video which shows the aircraft's start up procedures in the new X-Plane 11.50 beta.
"This quick demo video should go through our startup procedures for a cold start. You may notice some things have changed! Our 3D Menu has gone through major changes, to optimize performance, for some added "flavour" (Didn't want to break immersion) and also ease of use."
FMOD sounds (WIP) have also been added and showcased, let me know what you think!"
The video, which is available to view below, also delves into correcting a hydrolocked engine by going "under-the-hood" and quite literally fixing the problem by hand. Maintenance can also be performed in the menu, for those who aren't as mechanically literate.
Hand cranking the engine is also possible on Uncle Jack's PT-19, the default real-world method of starting up.
As development wraps up, Jack remains tight lipped on a launch date, sensibly stating that 'as I'm just one guy, I don't want to risk a specific date for release', though the developer has promised further videos to tide customers over until such a time.
Find the preview video on Uncle Jack's YouTube channel.
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