A2A Simulations Captain of the Ship L-049 Constellation (for P3D)

Compatibility: P3D v3, P3D v2, P3D v1
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This product includes both the aircraft and its associated Captain of the Ship Expansion Pack.

FEATURES

  • History comes alive - experience a timeless legend brought to life inside a simulation
  • Every aircraft is unique - don't expect all gauges to read the same values, just like the real aircraft. And each aircraft is persistent.
  • Four crew positions: pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer, and navigator. Fully modelled and functioning positions constructed down to the rivet detail.
  • Intelligent crew and responsive passengers:
     - Your engineer can manage all the systems on the fly, responding to various conditions
     - Co-pilot calls out critical info
     - Navigator observes and posts findings
     - Flight attendant works tirelessly for both you and the passengers (just like the real world counterparts)
     - Unexpected events possible - engines and other systems including heating, air conditioning, and  pressurisation can be problematic
  • Captain's Career - your performance is remembered and can get better, worse, or stay consistent based on your flying abilities and flight management
  • Real-Time Load Manager - with the ability to load individual passengers, cargo and fuel or select presets
  • Custom Navigator's Map - zoomable map can be customised to show the desired information (accessible via keystroke or the Navigator's station)
  • Default and historic Sperry autopilot - you can select either autopilot in the sim
  • Authentic fuel delivery includes primer only starts - you can start the engines properly by using primer with the mixture in the OFF position.
  • Auto-Mixture - actually performs as intended. Now you can set for 'auto-rich' or 'auto-lean' and the aircraft fuel-to-air ratio will be automatically determined and set by the carburettor based on various factors such as altitude.
  • Custom cockpit systems and gauges - for the ultimate in realism taken far beyond what is available by default
  • Inertia starters - start these big beautiful engines by the book using authentic inertia wheel energising and engagement
  • Feathering props and air starts - custom physics allows for realistic feathering and air starts without using the starter
  • Deep cockpit lighting - flood, fluorescent and gauge lighting modelled
  • Dual speed superchargers - proper supercharger physics and each engine can independently run in either high or low blower
  • New slip and ball code from the Accu-Sim T-6 - enjoy smooth custom physics in this critical gauge during turning manoeuvres
  • Authentic flight stability - the Connie was known for being a little less stable in pitch than other aircraft, which requires a little more finess and attention
  • Piston combustion engine modelling
  • Real-world conditions affect system conditions, including engine temperatures
  • Fully clickable cockpits - with authentically working systems and gauges
  • 3D Lights 'M' (built directly into the model)
  • Pure 3D instrumentation
     - Natural 3D appearance with exceptional performance
     - Smooth movements
  • Fire extinguisher system - with fully functioning overheard panel and controls
  • Ground Power Unit (GPU) to power systems with engines off and not drain the battery
  • Cabin pressurisation system controls - you control the target altitude and the rate of pressure change and the system authentically displays and manages cabin pressure
  • Three liveries - TWA, BOAC, and a C-69 cargo paint
  • A2A specialised bump mapping and specular lighting - on all models
  • Crew Reports pop-up 2D panel - keeps important information easily available
  • Manage temperatures with engine cowl flaps and oil cooler flaps - high temperatures can adversely affect engine performance; serious overheating can cause scoring of cylinder head walls including ultimate failure if warnings are ignored and overly abused.
  • Spark plugs can clog and eventually foul if engines are allowed to idle too low for too long. Throttling up an engine with oil-soaked spark plugs can help clear them out.
  • Experience authentic asymmetrical drag when operating various flap systems in flight


Aircraft overview

So, what is the most beautiful piston engine airliner? Pose this question among two or more aviation enthusiasts and you may be sure that a lively, possibly heated discussion will ensue. However, I would be quite surprised if most, if not all, would ultimately agree that the Lockheed “Constellation” was the most beautiful, graceful if you prefer, or at least among the top two or three.

The “Connie,” as it was universally and affectionately called (much to the dismay of Eddie Rickenbacker of WWI fame who, as the owner of Eastern Airlines, thought the name to be too effeminate) was a spectacular and singular aeronautical design from the first rude sketch of “Excalibur” to the last L-1649 “Starliner.” Gathering many firsts and breaking many records in its almost five decades-long useful lifetime, Constellation consistently stands out from her sister airliners both visually and functionally. Sadly, the many luminous stars embodying this “Constellation” were ultimately eclipsed when at their brightest by the urgent, inexorable force of progress which saw the end of the age of the long-distance piston engine airliners and the birth of the big, jet-powered transports. This new era of air-transportation in the U.S. Began on 26 October 1958 when Pan American Airlines (Pan Am) flew a Boeing 707 with 111 passengers from New York to London. Soon, the jet-powered Douglas DC-8, Convair 880 and Sud Aviation “Caravelle” joined the 707 and long-range piston airliners were through.

Even so, there are many, this writer among them, who posit that even whilst swifter, no kerosene burning aluminum tube has ever come close to matching Connie’s superb grace and poise. Her story is full of ironies and surprises, of Geniuses, Presidents and Pioneers. You see, there once was this fabulously wealthy, incandescently brilliant, eccentric movie mogul, aviator and airline owner who had an idea for an airplane...

Excerpt from Constellation manual history by Mitchell Glicksman © 2016

"Yet another incredible simulation from A2A that pushes the boundaries of what is possible in FSX and Prepar3D. The combination of realism and enjoyment makes this aircraft an outstanding example of a period propliner... A2A has done a superb job in capturing the sleek lines of the Constellation, while delivering an excellent simulation of a very complex propliner that really feels alive.Combined with the Captain of the Ship expansion it has not only created a study level simulation but a very authentic flying experience with interactive crew members. Visually the aircraft is superb, the flight model feels right and even the frame rates are excellent. I found the package to be absorbing, challenging and totally rewarding." PC Pilot (Platinum Award)

System Requirements:


  • Prepar3D Academic v1/v2/v3
  • 2.0GHz or any Dual Core
  • 2GB RAM
  • 512 MB graphics card
  • Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (32-bit or 64-bit)
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A2A Simulations Captain of the Ship L049 Constellation (for P3D) This P3D Academic edition of A2A Sims' L-049 Constellation features four fully modelled and functioning crew positions, tracking of your flying performance, custom Navigator's map, real-time Load Manager, a pop-up Crew Reports 2D panel and three liveries.

Among the many impressive cockpit features are inertia starters, default and historic Sperry autopilots, authentic fuel delivery, auto-mixture, dual-speed superchargers, deep cockpit lighting, Pure 3D instrumentation and a fully functioning fire extinguisher panel and controls.

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