• Flysimware - Fairchild PT-26 Cornell Released

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    The Fairchild PT-26 was an American monoplane primary trainer aircraft that served with the United States Army Air Force, RAF and RCAF during World War II. It was a contemporary of the Kaydet biplane trainer and was used by the USAAF during primary flying training and was used to train new pilots before passing them on to the more agile Kaydet. The final variant was the PT-26 which used the Ranger L-440-7 engine.

    Our high poly model is a Fairchild PT-26 Cornell which has been recently restored and ready for its first test flight. We included a Hobbs engine hours gauge that tracks your engine time and this used gauge starts at 19,100 hours. You can teach your friends to fly, take a scenic flight or fly this one of a kind aircraft on an amazing low river run. Minus a few changes the panel is based off the original configuration. We moved the wet compass up to the canopy and moved the RPM gauge to its old location replacing its location with a custom dual clock for tracking your flight time. Our custom wobble pump lever allows you to add pressure to the fuel pressure gauge and in return you get real world pressure levels for an accurate start up procedure. The PT-26 has two fuel gauges which are located on the top of each wing which includes virtual cockpit views for both fuel gauges and the GTX330 transponder. Enjoy our multiplayer GTX330 which gives you real world features while communicating with VATSIM and other multiplayer sessions. With help from a veteran commercial pilot who restored a real world PT-26, you can expect high accuracy throughout the entire project. Time to make more room in your private hangar for this amazing aircraft which will bring you many years of enjoyment and an appreciation for vintage aircraft.

    Features

    • High quality 3D gauges
    • HD textures with 2D bump effects / world reflections / specular effects
    • Self shadowing effects throughout the interior model
    • Bones animation
    • Custom sound set
    • Flysimware's virtual cockpit sound module adds over 10 bonus sounds
    • Custom XML coding for realistic gauges and animations
    • Hobbs engine hours gauge
    • GTX330 transponder
    • Over stress sound included
    • High quality pilots with self animated head movements
    • Working custom wobble pump
    • Bones animated pilot (throttle and stick control)
    • Includes several aircraft modes along with four paint themes
    • High quality four stage propeller and prop effects

     

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    4 Comments
    1. FlexibleFlier's Avatar
      FlexibleFlier -
      Looks like it should be a fun aircraft. Now that Flysimware has the basics down, perhaps they could make the earlier PT-19 and -19A with the L-440-1 and -4 engines and open cockpits. I have some time in a -19A and it is just plain fun to fly on a nice summer day. What more could you ask for: tail dragger and an open cockpit.
    1. iflygary's Avatar
      iflygary -
      It's a fun little plane however I'd have to give it 3.5 out of 5 stars. I'm taking away half a star for the price, another for the canopy graphics, and the final half for those hideous glass reflections. I cannot for the life of me figure out why some developers but those not so clear glass reflections in their models. I actually went in the textures and had to do some editing to create some clear ones. Also, I was a bit disappointed in the price. Don't get me wrong, it's a nicely done model, but Alabeo as well as Sibwings creates well done models for less than $20. And in regards to those canopy graphics, they look great from the rear seat, with the 3-D bolts, but when you get in the front seat, they just don't look so great. For the price, I was expecting a bit better quality, as well as a operating handbook which is not included. Nice plane all in all though.
    1. deliveryguy1970's Avatar
      deliveryguy1970 -
      Quote Originally Posted by FlexibleFlier View Post
      Looks like it should be a fun aircraft. Now that Flysimware has the basics down, perhaps they could make the earlier PT-19 and -19A with the L-440-1 and -4 engines and open cockpits. I have some time in a -19A and it is just plain fun to fly on a nice summer day. What more could you ask for: tail dragger and an open cockpit.

      I really enjoyed the freeware PT-19 for FSX. Amazing modeling for a freeware. So this is what I use for now! Don't think i will make a PT-19 since I like the freeware model. Check it out...

      Flysimware's Fairchild PT-26 Rev 1.2 Released July 18, 2013!
    1. deliveryguy1970's Avatar
      deliveryguy1970 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iflygary View Post
      It's a fun little plane however I'd have to give it 3.5 out of 5 stars. I'm taking away half a star for the price, another for the canopy graphics, and the final half for those hideous glass reflections. I cannot for the life of me figure out why some developers but those not so clear glass reflections in their models. I actually went in the textures and had to do some editing to create some clear ones. Also, I was a bit disappointed in the price. Don't get me wrong, it's a nicely done model, but Alabeo as well as Sibwings creates well done models for less than $20. And in regards to those canopy graphics, they look great from the rear seat, with the 3-D bolts, but when you get in the front seat, they just don't look so great. For the price, I was expecting a bit better quality, as well as a operating handbook which is not included. Nice plane all in all though.
      The price is based off the hours. The new reflections show strong on bright days and hardly anything on cloudy days. This is how glass works! For the canopy, it has over 500 bolts, not rivets and so with the max 2048 pixels this is what you get.

      Thanks for stating it's a good model

      I like both posting of good and the bad so I can improve our models. But in your case I find nothing wrong as there are a few forums and no mention of any of your issues. So thanks for sharing and I hope you find REV 1.1 very accurate in flight dynamics and over all looks!

      PT-26 Rev 1.1 released June 22nd 2013
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