146 Professional MSFS

Compatibility: Microsoft Flight Simulator
Following on from their popular Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer and PA-28 family of aircraft for MSFS, this highly detailed simulation of the 146 regional jet has been developed by Just Flight's in-house team following comprehensive, hands-on research with a real-life aircraft, G-JEAO, which retired from service with British European Airways in 2000 and is now preserved at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum, and the CC.Mk2 and C.Mk3 aircraft of Royal Air Force, 32 (The Royal) Squadron.
 
Just Flight are excited to bring you the 146 ‘Whisper Jet’ – featuring the 100, 200 and 300 series of this classic British airliner. The design process of what was to become the 146-100 began under Hawker Siddeley in 1973 where the iconic high T-tail, short undercarriage, four engines and distinctive airbrake were chosen to produce a regional airliner with short-field performance and quiet operation. The 146-100 first flew in 1981, followed by the stretched 200 series in 1982 and 300 series in 1988.
 
The Royal Air Force purchased three 146-100s in 1986 and these were operated by The Queen's Flight, designated the CC.Mk2 ‘Statesman’ and equipped with VIP cabins. The aircraft were used to transport the British Royal family and senior members of the UK military and government.
 
The 146 was also popular with cargo airliners due to its excellent capacity and low engine noise, allowing for night flights into city-based airports. Two cargo variants were developed, the convertible passenger and freight variant (QC) and the freight-only Quiet Trader (QT). The Royal Air Force now operates two 200QC aircraft, designated the C.Mk3.
 
Eight variants of the 146 are included in this product – the 100 to 300 passenger variants, the 200QC and QT, 300 QT, RAF CC.Mk2 ‘Statesman’ and C.Mk3 – offering a wide variety of configurations, ranges and flight operations across the globe.
 
The exterior models are stunningly detailed, featuring 4096 textures for incredible clarity and the latest Physical Based Rendering (PBR) material technology to produce realistic metallic, plastic and glass surfaces. Realistic animations include trailing-edge flap mechanisms, spoilers and large tail-mounted airbrake, and all passenger and cargo doors.
 
Moving to the cockpit, the Captain and First Officer positions are modelled with hundreds of functional switches, knobs and controls. The aircraft features complex and detailed custom-coded systems, including hydraulic, electrical, fuel and pressurisation, and the cockpit is also fitted with a functional Thrust Management System (TMS) and comprehensive navigation equipment, including an FMC.
 
The aircraft are brought to life with immersive dynamic lighting and 3D Wwise sounds, with unique flight dynamics for each variant and custom effects from condensation and contrails to realistic exterior lighting.
 
The 146 was flown all around the world and over 30 airline liveries from the UK, USA, Europe and Australia are included, including many iconic airlines and paint schemes.

Features:
Model
 
Eight variants of the 146 are included:
o 146-100
o 146-200
o 146-300
o 146-200 QC & QT (cargo)
o 146-300 QT (cargo)
o CC.Mk2 (RAF VIP configuration with countermeasure pods)
o C.Mk3 (RAF cargo configuration with countermeasure pods)
 
Accurately modelled using real-world aircraft plans and comprehensive photography of the real aircraft (G-JEAO, ZE701 and ZE708)
Numerous animations including:
o Trailing edge flap surfaces
o Wing-mounted spoilers and tail-mounted airbrake
o All passenger, service and cargo doors
o Windscreen wipers
o Distinctive retractable tricycle landing gear
o Countermeasure pods, HF aerial and more
 
Physical Based Rendering (PBR) materials produce realistic metallic, plastic and glass surfaces
4096x4096 textures are used to produce the highest possible texture clarity
Authentic labelling and placards based on those found in the real aircraft
Ground services support (marshaller, fuel truck etc)
Full support for MSFS visual icing effects
 
Cockpit
Captain and First Officer positions are modelled with hundreds of functional switches, knobs and controls
A truly 3D cockpit environment right down to accurately modelled seat belts and screw heads - every instrument is constructed fully in 3D with smooth animations
Cockpit textures feature wear and tear based on reference photos taken in the real aircraft to produce an authentic environment
Panel state system which will automatically save the panel state whenever a flight is saved and reload the panel state whenever that flight is loaded
Aircraft configuration system that will allow you to choose between 'Cold & Dark', ‘Turnaround’ or 'Ready for Take-off'
Many features have been added to help with usability such as the ability to hide the control yokes for a better view of the instruments and pre-set camera views for the overhead panel, centre pedestal and jump seat
Flight computer panel with useful information such as fuel burn, endurance, speed and wind speed/direction
Developed using the latest MSFS standards, including intuitive and easy-to-use controls for rotary knobs, multi-position switches and levers
Fully compatible with MSFS VR mode
 
Liveries
The 146 comes with a variety of airline liveries from the UK, USA, Australia, Europe and more.
 
146-100
 
Air France Express (G-JEAT)
AirUK (G-UKPC)
British Aerospace demonstrator (G-SSSH)
Dan-Air London (G-BKMN)
Formula One Flight Operations (G-OFOM)
Jersey European (G-JEAO)
Pacific Southwest Airlines (N246SS)
United Express (N463AP)
 
 
146-200
 
AirCal (N146AC)
Air Canada Jazz (C-GRNZ)
American Airlines (N699AA)
Continental Express (N406XV)
QantasLink (VH-NJJ)
SN Brussels Airlines (OO-DJJ)
USAir (N165US)
 
 
146-200QC
 
TNT Airways (OO-TAZ)
Titan Airways (G-ZAPK)
 
 
146-200QT
 
TNT Airways 1990s (G-TNTA)
Ansett Australia Airlines Cargo (VH-JJZ)
Titan Airways (G-ZAPR)
 
 
146-300
 
Aer Lingus (EI-CTO)
Air New Zealand (ZK-NZN)
Ansett Australia (VH-EWM)
Astra Airlines (SX-DIZ)
British Airways (G-OINV)
Flybe (G-JEBC)
KLM UK (G-UKAC)
 
 
146-300 QT
 
ASL Airlines (EC-MID)
Australian Air Express (VH-NJM)
TNT Airways (OO-TAD)
 
CC.Mk2
 
RAF Statesman modern (ZE701 – Queen’s Flight)
RAF Statesman 1980s (ZE701 – Queen’s Flight)
 
C.Mk 3
 
RAF (ZE708) 
 
Systems:
Custom-coded aircraft systems with a high degree of complexity and depth, including:
 
Air-conditioning and pressurisation system:
Automatic and manual pressurisation modes with control of outflow valves, barometric and cabin rate settings, indications and cabin altitude warnings
Cabin altitude and differential values based on real-world data
Automatic and manual flight deck and cabin temperature control – takes account of ambient temperature, air supply from the engines and/or APU, fresh or recirculated air and even whether the doors are open!
 
Auto-flight system:
Autopilot and flight director system with multiple modes:
o Pitch - Altitude arm and hold, vertical speed, IAS, Mach, glideslope and go-around
o Roll – VLOC, BLOC, LNAV (FMC) and HDG
o Turbulence mode
o Pitch and bank selection and hold
o Sync mode for quick changes to aircraft attitude
Fully-functional mode annunciations, engagement and disengagement criteria (including roll and pitch rate cut-out and stall cut-out) and integration with ADI and HSI
Simulated CAT 2 approach monitoring system
 
Flight Management Computer:
Custom-coded UNS-1 FMC for accurate navigation
Navigraph database support for up-to-date AIRAC cycles
Lateral navigation integration with LNAV autopilot mode and HSI
Vertical navigation information for use with autopilot pitch modes
Ability to create full flight plans with import and export functions
SID and STAR support
Fuel management, performance, radio tuning and more
 
Communication system:
Dual VHF COMM, NAV and ADF radios
Cockpit voice recorder test and indication systems
Functioning audio selector and PA chime 
 
Electrical system:
Independent engine, APU and external power (AC and DC) sources
Generator and TRU loading, and automatic load switching
Standby generator and inverter power sources for non-normal procedures
Independent AC channels, including normal, essential and emergency busbars, and bus-ties facilities
 
Fire protection system:
Engine, APU and fuselage fire detection and warning systems
Engine fire extinguishing system 
Fully simulated test functionality 
 
Flight controls:
Servo-tab simulation – elevator and aileron surfaces position is dependent on servo-tab control puts and air flow over the surface
Iconic tail-mounted airbrakes, roll and lift spoilers with independent hydraulic sources, realistic deployment times and custom AC and PTU pump sounds
Flight control disconnect and yoke control lock functionality
Accurately simulated flap system with hydraulic and electrical power sources, baulk override, fault testing and iconic howl when deployed in the air
Stall identification and warning systems, including stick shaker and pusher, and inhibit mode
Simulated configuration warning system
 
Fuel system:
Realistic fuel load and burn based on real-world data
Simulated electrical normal and hydraulic standby fuel pumps, centre and wing tanks with feed tanks for each engine, and LP and HP fuel cocks
Fully-functional centre-to-wing fuel transfer, cross-feed and common-feed valves
 
Hydraulic system:
Independent yellow and green hydraulic systems with realistic pressure, quantity and supply to other systems
Simulated AC and DC-driven backup pumps and power transfer unit (PTU) 
Functional standby generator for supplying AC and DC electrical power in non-normal situations
 
Ice and rain protection system:
Ice detection and accumulation simulation, anti-icing and de-icing functionality for exterior surfaces, warning systems for in-flight monitoring
Simulation of separate inner and outer wing anti-icing, and windscreen overheating
 
Indicating and recording systems:
A vast array of annunciators, including accurately simulated Master Warning System (MWS) with amber and red cautions, audible warnings and ground testing for all systems
Flight Data Entry Panel (FDEP) for entering flight details (date, flight leg and number)
 
Landing gear:
Normal and emergency gear extension, including gear down-lock override 
Gear configuration indication and warning systems
Simulated brake accumulators supplied via the hydraulic power sources (yellow or green), anti-skid and brake temperature indicator with cooling down periods that are affected by ambient temperature, brake usage and brake fans
Captain and First Officer tillers for realistic nose wheel steering
 
Navigation systems:
Transponder with TCAS (integrated with VSI TCAS display) and flight ID input functionality
Dual RMI/DBI and HSI navigation instruments, fed by two NAV and ADF radios
Instrument source selector for NAV 1, NAV 2 or dual navigation via the ADI, HSI and auto-flight system
A choice of traditional or TCAS VSI
Fully functioning test modes on navigation instruments (e.g. HSI, radio altimeter and ADI)
Weather radar
Custom-coded GPWS with modes 1-6, steep approach mode, flap warning override and test functionality
 
Oxygen system:
Flight crew and passenger oxygen systems with valve and mask deployment controls
 
Pneumatic system:
Realistic bleed air demand from engines and APU, and pneumatic supply to air-conditioning and ice protection systems
 
APU:
Realistic APU start and shutdown procedures, and bleed air and electrical power supply
RPM, TGT and fuel burn values based on real-world data
 
Doors and stairs:
Animations panel for controlling passenger and service doors, lower cargo doors and fuselage cargo door 
Deployable airstairs, powered by AC hydraulic system
 
Powerplant:
N1, N2, TGT, oil pressures and temperatures will all differ subtly between engines
Accurately simulated Thrust Modulation System (TMS) with take-off (full or flexible), max continuous thrust, TGT and descent modes. Takes account of engine bleed air requirements e.g. for to air-conditioning and ice protection systems. 
Realistic engine start procedures with external, APU or cross-start sources
Simulation of ground and flight idle baulks
Take-off and landing speed card which automatically displays reference speeds depending on current aircraft weight, and settable airspeed indicator and engine instrument bugs
 
Lighting:
Independent lighting controls for Captain and First Officer
Dimmable integral lighting for each panel
Dimmable dynamic flood and storm lighting for a highly immersive and customisable night environment (more than 10 individual light sources including entry, lap, sill and flight kit) 
Accurately simulated exterior lighting including wing, logo and runway exit lights, and taxi/landing and navigation lights with different intensities
 
Sounds:
MSFS-native (Wwise) sound package taking full advantage of the new capabilities
Studio quality Lycoming ALF-502 engine noise recorded from RAF C.Mk3 ZE708 
Over 450 flight deck sound effects recorded from RAF CC.Mk2 ZE701
Detailed equipment audio such as the APU, brake fans, electrical circuits, hydraulic equipment and many more
Distinctive flap retraction/extension airflow ‘howling’ sound
Detailed physics-based effects on engine and wind noise
Accurately positioned 3D sound sources (best enjoyed in VR!)
Custom crash and scraping effects
 
FDE and Effects:
Realistic and accurate performance in the air and on the ground, using unique flight models for all variants based on real-world performance and handling data, and input from real-world 146 pilots.
Custom effects for enhanced immersion, including engine exhaust, wing condensation, cruise contrail, and ground splash in wet/snowy conditions from all six landing gear wheels.
Complete exterior lights package as seen on the real 146 including landing, wing, runway, logo and taxi lights that illuminate objects and the ground, for ease of operation during the hours of darkness.
 
Other:
Manual – tutorial, FMC guide, procedures, limitations and handling notes
Payload manager for realistic fuel and passenger loads
Multiple interior and exterior camera presets, including wing views
PSD paint kits included so you can create your own paint schemes
Full support for MSFS checklists (manual and automatic/co-pilot modes)
 
 

Development Updates

23 December 2021
Our final In Development Entry of the year and it's a quick look at the 146 Professional MSFS and what's going to be on offer in terms of interior lighting - the preview video shows various aspects and how it's all operable.  Hope you like it. 


16 December 2021

Here's another Development Update and the latest screenshots for our 146 Professional for MSFS.

These show the 146’s extensive cockpit lighting options which are fully-functional in MSFS – dimmable and independent Captain and First Officer instrument and flood lighting, hundreds of annunciators (which all work like the real thing), dome and emergency lighting, pilot lap and flight kit spotlights and more. This huge array of options provides you with the means to tailor the cockpit lighting to your exact requirements for each stage of the flight.

The exterior lighting is also nearly complete, with realistic landing, taxi, turn-off, navigation (with high or low intensity options), strobe, wing, logo and cabin lights for a highly immersive night flying experience.

We aim to bring you a video showing off all aspects of the lighting pretty soon. Stay tuned!

 

 


04 December 2021

Here are some new in-dev pics taken from our latest build. These focus on the 146-100 variant with a completed exterior (model/textures/animations) and some early work on the cockpit animations and systems.

Coding work continues and there's still plenty of work left to complete. We hope to bring you the next development update prior to the Christmas break.

Hope you like the way this one's shaping up!


09 November 2021

We're glad to announce that development work is now well underway for the MSFS version of our 146 Professional. Here's an initial set of WIP screenshots to whet the appetite.

Look out for regular updates over the coming weeks/months. Hope you enjoy these shots.

 


146 Professional MSFS
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