Lionheart Creations Fairchild Model 24

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X, FSX: Steam Edition, P3D v3, P3D v2, P3D v1
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Born in 1932, the 'Model 24' was a radical move by Fairchild to gain a strong hold on the Private Pilot sector. With an interior designed by famous American Industrial and Automobile Designer Raymond Loewy, the 24 featured items such as roll-down windows, automotive door knobs and cranks, comfortable seats, and many other automotive-style features, making the 24 one of the classiest and most comfortable planes of the era.
 
Another feature of the 24 Series was the rugged, massive landing gear. Looking more like something from a Fiesler Storch, the landing gear enabled one to land in locations without runways, making the 24's uses broader. During WWII, the 'Argus Edition' was created for military duty and many were sent to Europe. In the US the Argus saw duty as a coastal spotter, keeping a lookout for Japanese and German submarines. The Argus could carry two 100 pound bombs and it was successful in more than several confrontations with German U-Boots.
 
This aircraft package features everything from stock, early, vintage production planes to the WWII Argus Series, impeccably restored waxed versions with no oil or chips on them, to very rough lived-in Bush plane examples. Each plane has custom interior schemes and variations that even include panel paint scheme customisations. This is a massive package with over 36 versions and variations. Another neat feature is that you can turn off / detach the wheel skirts and the suspension of the landing gear is converted to the bush plane version. Also available are float planes in both the Ranger and Warner editions.
 
See this Web page from the developer, Bill Otris, for more information on the development of the Lionheart Creations Model 24!

Features
 
  • High resolution 2048 textures
  • 37 variants
  • Three versions of landing gear models -  Classic Skirt Fairings and Skirtless for Bush Landings and Floats
  • Float Variants come in both Ranger and Warner Editions
  • Four Bush Planes with loads of mud and wear and tear, and fading and chipped paint.  As rugged as it gets!
  • Several paint scheme versions of instrument panels, including rough, military gray, and fine wood veneer
  • Vintage instrumentation including the Mark12 Narco Com/Nav Radio
  • Many versions of interiors, too numerous to note here
  • Glass over gauges
  • Roll-down windows with sound effects
  • Clickable air vents with sound effects
  • High detail 1940s-style manual booklet 'in' the virtual cockpit (pop-up feature)
  • Cool 1940s-style checklist also in 'pop-up mode' which includes a traffic angle calculator
  • Extreme number of interior and exterior cam shot viewpoints
  • Rugged main landing gear for rough field landings
  • Animated male pilot with different vintage clothes for some of the paint scheme variants
  • Hinging, animated hand straps that can be hidden
  • Opening map box with GPS inside
  • Overhead hand crank elevator trim
  • Features 'one' black crinkle 2D Panel for those that like to fly in 2D panel mode, (no throttle or special controls in the 2D panel mode.  Instrumentation only.  Sorry)
  • Garmin GPS system with NAV2 / COM2 systems
  • VOR Homing gauge linked to the Narco Mark12 radio (NAV1)
  • Brilliant custom sound packs of both a radial Super Scarab and inline aircraft engine
  • Canoe that can be hidden on the Float Plane only

Additional aircraft information
 
The airframe of the Fairchild was welded steel tubing in the fuselage area with wooden runners which created the shape top and bottom, wooden shaped leading edges of the tail sections, and wooden framed wings and a high rated wood spruce spar beam in the wing section as well. The airframe was covered with cloth/Dacron throughout and nicely finished. Today Fairchild 24s can be seen at many fly-In events, usually having been totally restored down to the bare frame.

System Requirements:


  • Flight Simulator X (Acceleration, Gold or SP2 required), FSX: Steam Edition or P3D v1/v2/v3
  • 2.0GHz or any Dual Core
  • 2.0GB RAM
  • 256MB graphics card
  • Windows 8 / 7 / XP (32-bit or 64-bit) / Vista
  • 3GB hard drive space
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Lionheart Creations Fairchild 24
This comprehensive Fairchild 24 package features this multi-role American aircraft in a total of 37 classic, bush, float and WWII Argus Series variants, with high-resolution textures, different panel versions and a selection of interiors.
 
Other features include vintage instrumentation, pop-up 1940s-style manual and checklists in the virtual cockpit, animated pilot, custom sound sets and a host of those little modelling touches that make Lionheart Creations' aircraft so unique!

Download size: 432MB (learn about downloads)

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