Previews of PWDT & Adrián Nagy Hinst's Upcoming Freeware Zlin 142

Alex John
Saturday, February 15, 2020

A new aircraft addon is destined for X-Plane 11 very soon, and is to be freeware for all users.

Adrián Nagy Hirst, the author of the free Carenado C152 mod, informed Threshold of the project: a faithful recreation of a Zlin 142.

The aircraft first flew at the end of 1979 and is built by Czech aircraft manufacturer Zlin Aircraft a.s.

The two-seat aircraft has been made more than 350 times and weighs 730kg unladen. As a result, the aircraft is well-suited to performing acrobatic manoeuvres.

Originally created for flight simulation by Pannon Wings Design Team for Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Adrián Nagy Hirst has spent nearly a year decking out the aircraft with heaps of new additions, including different configurations and small features throughout.

Some of the configuration options, for example, include:

  • Fairings on the wheels
  • Aerobatic device and strobe lighting
  • Aresti card holder
  • iPad with AviTab
  • Different cockpit panel layouts

The aircraft has been tested by many real-world Zlin 142 pilots, a flight instructor, and Adrián himself.

The manual contains eight pages of special features. An example of the level of detail included is demonstrated upon changing the baggage payload: pilot headphones, a MedKit and canopy cover visibly appear/disappear depending on the payload set.

Furthermore, it is possible to remove and check the battery accumulator capacity, by opening its fuselage cover and placing the battery on a trolley. Features like these are modelled to a standard comparable to payware.

Librain is also included by default, and the aircraft is compatible with the RealityXP GNS430 V2.

Not only that, but it is possible to cover up instruments with stickers for those looking for an extra challenge.

The aircraft will be available with eight liveries, one of which is blank for livery painters.

Some videos demonstrating the aircraft have also been published online, which can be viewed below.

The aircraft is planned to be released - as long as there are no significant issues - in two-three weeks.

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