Constellation Professional (Download)

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X

With 11 aircraft supplied in three model types and a complete Flight Engineer's station, radio station and Co-pilot's station, Constellation Professional is the ultimate Constellation package. Models included are the C-69 Military Transport Prototype, the C-69/L-049A, and the L-049A first production type.

A complete Virtual Cockpit is modelled and the flight model has been tested by real-world Constellation pilots. A replica of a typical cabin is included to provide a taste of what life was like aboard these great airliners.

Constellation Professional has been developed by Aeroplane Heaven exclusively for FSX (SP2 & DX10 Preview compatible) and makes use of the all-new FSX graphics features to amazing effect.


Aircraft and liveries

C-69 Military Transport Prototype

  • Military Green
  • Later all-alloy finish

C-69/L-049A

  • Lockheed factory livery, pre-delivery (TWA striping on the tail)

L-049A First production type

  • BOAC 'Baltimore' British Overseas Airways
  • BOAC 'Baltimore' British Overseas Airways - with Speed Pack
  • TWA - Trans World Airlines
  • TWA - Trans World Airlines - with Speed Pack
  • PAN AM - 'American Clipper' Pan American World Airways
  • PAN AM - 'American Clipper' Pan American World Airways - with Speed Pack
  • AOA - American Overseas Airlines
  • AOA - American Overseas Airlines - with Speed Pack


Virtual cockpit

This fully functional and detailed Virtual Cockpit has it all!

  • 'Liqui-smooth' gauges
  • All controls such as fuel dump levers, trim controls, autopilot gear and nose-wheel steering wheel (where employed)
  • Complete Flight Engineer's station, radio station and Co-pilot's station with fully functional equipment and gauges, detail animations including outer, middle and inner marker arrays, course deviation meters and prop feathering gear.
It is intended that the aircraft be flown from the Virtual Cockpit but a set of pop-up gauges is available in 2D mode, mostly to aid with navigation (VOR, ADF and 'flying six' gauges, radio stack etc.)
NB: Virtual cockpit only; no 2D panel is included.


FSX graphics features

Constellation Professional has been developed exclusively for FSX (SP2 & DX10 Preview compatible) and uses the all-new FSX graphics features to amazing effect 

  • External cast shadow effects and dynamic self-shadowing on aircraft
  • Normal (bump) mapping creating extremely realistic airframe skin
  • Specular material effects replicate the signature metal airframes
  • High definition DDS textures that are frame-rate friendly

Sounds

Full custom sound set


Numerous custom animations

  • Fully animated exterior models with correct operation 'Fowler' type flaps
  • Highly detailed undercarriage
  • Working fuel dump
  • Windshield wipers (operated from the Virtual Cockpit)
  • Engine cowl flaps
  • Animated extending ground boarding stairs truck
  • CGI style modelled stewardess figure greeting you at the boarding door (L049A civilian model only) and animated pilots
  • All models feature a selectable ground crew member to watch over you starting the engines, along with wheel chocks and fire extinguisher
  • Steerable nose wheels (castoring and power-operated types where used)
  • Opening main door with an appropriately period detailed passenger cabin interior
  • Opening cockpit crew door


Effects and details

  • Bump maps, reflections and accurate texture schemes
  • Engine start effects
  • Landing and taxi lights
  • Glazed windows with interior detail visible
  • Night textures for lighting effects
  • Interior cabin lighting at night

You want smoke? Just start up the engines and you will see clouds of it, along with flames from the exhausts! Under high power you can see the exhaust flames as well as the expected black exhaust trail as you power though the skies.

If you have to dump fuel watch as it discharges through the wing vents into the sky.


Cabin interior

To complete the period effect there is an appropriate period cabin interior, complete with animated passenger (L049A civilian model only).


Pro Paint pack

The Pro Paint pack contains texture files with registration marks and other aids for correct placement and alignment of textures. Some experience with Adobe Photoshop is assumed and recommended. A flyable 'Paintshop' model is supplied for use in Flight Simulator for testing user-created schemes. This model is exterior only and is designed specifically as a painters' aid.
 
 
Manual
 
Comprehensive manual included.
 
A German manual is also available to download from the Support section.

"The finest rendition of this iconic aircraft ever to grace a PC... One of the most exciting and polished airliners ever released by Just Flight... The aircraft is beautifully detailed with bump-mapped rivets and a glossy shine and is structurally perfect in proportion... All gauge animations are smooth and fluid... The overall quality of the VC is excellent... A flight model that is firm and responsive... It cannot be described as anything other than a joy to fly, with handling characteristics that have set a benchmark that other propliners will have to follow in the future" PC Pilot (Classic Product award, 90%)

"Easily the best prop-liner available for FSX... A truly classic aircraft which has been produced in exacting detail... This is a brilliant add-on and more than lives up to the hype and expectations I expected" Mutley's Hangar

"A good and faithful representation of the Connie.... An excellent package for those who want to become acquainted with flying this large piston-engined airliner... A special product for this niche - a 'must have' we can recommend" Flight Xpress

"The sharpness, lighting conditions, and the full integration of the many sub panels make it a great cockpit to fly... The recorded engine sound in and outside of the cockpit is really great... Impressive manual" Avsim.com

"The flight model is very close to that of the real aircraft... The failures manager is well executed... This Constellation is a complete and detailed piece of work... The quality is visible throughout, from the graphics to the flight model, not forgetting the complete documentation" Microsimulateur

"The best Constellation simulation you can get for FSX... The diverse range of models and attention to detail, the high quality textures, quality VC and superb sounds and effects make this an excellent add-on if you want slower and more challenging flying... One of the outstanding aspects of the Constellation in my view is the night lighting in the VC... The manual coming with Constellation Professional is one of the best I have seen... I found all of the sound to be excellent and very high quality" Aircraft Repaints New Zealand


System Requirements:


  • Flight Simulator X (SP2 and DX10 preview compatible)
  • 2.5GHz PC or any Dual Core
  • 512Mb RAM
  • 128Mb 3D graphics card
  • Windows 8 / 7 / XP / Vista
  • 1Gb hard drive space
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Packshot for Constellation Professional (Download) With 11 aircraft supplied in three model types. With the Flight Engineer's station, radio station and Co-pilot's station, this is the ultimate Constellation package for FSX.

Models included are the C-69 Military Transport Prototype, the C-69/L-049A and the L-049A first production type. A complete Virtual Cockpit is modelled and the flight model has been tested by real-world Constellation pilots.

Download size: 171Mb (learn about downloads)

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