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FL280 - Beechcraft Turbine Duke V2


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Take-Off Runway 1,000 ft

Landing Runway 900 ft

Max Climb Rate 4,000 ft/min

Time to Climb (25,000 ft) 9 min

High Speed Cruise (29,000 ft) 290+ kts


Aircraft - RealAir


Scenery - Orbx PNW





















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Awesome shots Adam. Who needs a jet? :D


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Thank you Matt. :)


This is V2. There are a lot of improvements over V1 and at a discount for V1 owners also. Here are the new features.


Updated Panels


The VC panels feature many updated instruments and switches necessary for the operation of the turbine engines, as well as a revised panel layout. New Moritz digital engine gauges have been faithfully recreated in three dimensions. There are now more radio stack layouts to choose from in the new Turbine Duke V2 Config Panel.

Engine Failures


The Turbine Duke V2 features a complex engine failure simulation. It is possible for one or both engines to fail in-flight. There are two types of failure modelled - 'preventable' failures, caused by the pilot over-stressing an engine, and 'unprovoked' (random) failures.

Flight Dynamics


The Turbine Duke's flight dynamics have been completely reworked to simulate the new turbine power plants as closely as possible. Aside from performance changes, subtleties such as handling changes and slightly lower stall speeds have been modelled. Engine handling, correct engine instrument behaviour, as well as startup and shutdown sequences all came under close scrutiny. Turbine engines are very tricky to model accurately within FSX but we feel we came as close as we could on this release.

New Engine Sounds


The engine sounds have been completely reworked to match the new engines. The turbine engines sound smooth and powerful and dynamic, and are a pleasure to listen to while flying.

Improved RealView Sounds


Our custom RealView sounds which react to aircraft control input, attitude, speed and many other factors have all been greatly improved so that they now react more smoothly and fluidly. For example, the wind sound that accompanies side-slipping now reacts smoothly to yaw angle, so that small angles of yaw produce a subtle wind noise, while large angles of yaw produce a louder sound, and the intensity of the sound varies in response to airspeed changes. Other aerodynamics sounds that react smoothly to speed and control input changes include:


High yaw angle sounds.

High angle of attack sounds.

High roll-rate sounds.

Landing gear wind sounds when gear extended.

Flap flutter sounds when flying above flap operating speeds.

Aileron flutter sounds when flying above Vne.

G overload sounds.

Rushing wind sound when cabin door is opened on the move.


Flight1 GTN 750 and 650 Integration


The Turbine Duke V2 now includes full VC integration for the Flight1 GTN 750 and GTN 650. You also have the option to integrate the Reality XP GNS 530/430, or the standard FSX GPS 500. Installing any of these gauges is as simple as clicking a couple of buttons on the Turbine Duke V2 Config Panel.

New Liveries and Cabin Colours


The Turbine Duke V2 features seven new HD liveries, with each livery including a unique panel and cabin colour combination that give each livery a unique character both inside and out.

New and Improved Config Panel


The Turbine Duke V2 features a new, easier to use config panel with a number of new features and more easily accessible help information.

User Configurable Radio Panel Layouts


Using the newly updated Config Panel, you can position the radios exactly how you like. The Config Panel includes a new easy to use drag and drop interface for rearranging the radios and GPS gauges. For example, if you would like the autopilot to be at the top of the radio stack, you can quickly and easily do that. You could also move the GPS from the left side of the radio panel to the right, or vice versa, or any other combination you can think of. When using Flight1 GTN or Reality XP GNS gauges, you choose whether or not to include extra nav/com and transponder radios. You can also choose to have no GPS installed in the panel for authentic radio navigation only IFR.

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I've commented so many time on that ORBX scenery that any further comment from me would be but repetitive platitudes, but that aircraft, WOW! I had a friend who had one, a real screaming eagle it was, but very, very hard to move around in, especially for a couple of 200 Lb+ guys like us. We did the trip from Hartford, CT to MVY in about thirty minutes, however, so cramped or not, it didn't matter. Nice post, Adam, very pretty!
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