• Review: Flight1 / JSS Simulations - Transall C-160

    Exteriors of JSS Simulations' Transall C-160

    Four air force liveries with distinct registration numbers are included: Germany, France, South Africa, and Turkey. The product description promises "very accurate and highly detailed" exteriors and high-resolution textures, and self-shading.

    Exteriors are realistic compared with real-world photos I found on the Internet. Sizes, dimensions, and details such as hatches, windows, seams, rivets, antenna, handles, and hinges are depicted in detail and are accurate as far as I can tell. The four liveries appear to be realistic according to real-world photos I found.

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    Interiors of JSS Simulations' Transall C-160

    The developer promises a complete three-dimensional, high-resolution flight deck with instrument reflections and night UV lights, a functioning traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS), and "loads of" three dimensional animations.

    Real-world photos I found show that JSS Simulations' C-160 cockpit is realistically and accurately depicted. All panels, instruments, controls, seats, colors, and other items and features are there. The cargo hold is depicted only when viewed from outside, and it appears to be realistic.

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    Instruments of JSS Simulations' Transall C-160

    All gauges and switches are fully functional, clickable, and audible within the limitations of FSX, the developer says. Panel lighting is dimmable including varied red/blue UV lights.

    Every instrument appeared to be workable, realistic, and accurate. I found nothing that didn't work as promised and described by the developer in its web pages and manual.

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    Controls of JSS Simulations' Transall C-160

    Controls such as yokes, pedals, handles, switches, levers, knobs, and buttons are realistically and accurately depicted. All those I checked worked as described by the developer.

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    4 Comments
    1. ncflyboy66's Avatar
      ncflyboy66 -
      I bought this model directly from Flight 1 when it first came out and I was impressed with its overall quality which is outstanding on many levels, especially systems depth. It is in my opinion one of the best deals in flight sim addon aircraft models and especially so at this price. Yes, I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a Military Turboprop in this class.
    1. sebk's Avatar
      sebk -
      Problem is that the external model looks anything but a real C-160 Transall. The nose looks rubbish, the engines are far too short, the area where wings meets the fuse is just wrong and the fuselage seems too short at all. There's half a million pictures of the real plane at airliners.net. Just compare it with the screenies available for this kite. After all these glitches on the exterior model you simply don't want to enter the VC. Hands off this package.
    1. cmdl1650's Avatar
      cmdl1650 -
      No interest to me so I wouldn't buy it anyway but I think sebk has the edge over Stack regarding external view accuracy.
    1. SFJay11's Avatar
      SFJay11 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sebk View Post
      Problem is that the external model looks anything but a real C-160 Transall. The nose looks rubbish, the engines are far too short, the area where wings meets the fuse is just wrong and the fuselage seems too short at all. There's half a million pictures of the real plane at airliners.net. Just compare it with the screenies available for this kite. After all these glitches on the exterior model you simply don't want to enter the VC. Hands off this package.
      I agree the engine nacelles are a bit short and the bottom of the oil cooler scoop should have a curve to it which would make the opening the right size. The wing to body blending in the back is where it's really off but it looks like a very tough area to get right. It may not be exact but it captures the look and feel of the Transall and overall it's an excellent product.
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