• Review: Just Flight - One-Eleven 300, 400, 500

    BAC One-Eleven 300/400/500

    Publisher: Just Flight

    Review Author:
    Michael Hayward

    Suggested Price:
    $37.99

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    The BAC 1-11 was a second-generation jet airliner developed by the British Aircraft Corporation and later Rombac from 1963 to 1989. Released a year before the highly popular McDonnell Douglas DC-9, a total of 244 airframes were built with the last flight flown on April 26 2013.

    Just Flight have released their own take of the aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D and in this review I will be taking an in-depth look at the aircraft and giving my own opinion to whether or not this aircraft is worth your time.

    Video Review: Just Flight BAC 1-11

    Aircraft Specification

     
    BAC 1-11 300/400
    BAC 1-11 500
    Crew
    2
    Length
    93ft 6in
    107ft 0in
    Wingspan
    88ft 6in
    93ft 6in
    Fuselage Height
    24ft 6in
    Empty Weight
    48,722lbs (22,100kg)
    42,582lbs (24,758kg)
    Loaded Weight
    87,000lbs (39,000kg)
    104,500lbs (47,400kg)
    Powerplant
    2x Rolls-Royce RB.163 Spey Mk 511
    2x Rolls-Royce RB.163 Spey Mk 512-14DW

    Aircraft Performance

     
    BAC 1-11 300/400
    BAC 1-11 500
    Maximum Speed
    476kts (548mph, 882km/h)
    470kts (541mph, 871km/h)
    Maximum Range
    1,100nmi (1,270 miles, 2,040km)
    1,482nmi (1,705 miles, 2,744km)
    Service Ceiling
    35,000ft (11,000m)
    Takeoff Run
    6,700ft (2,000m)
    6,500ft (2,000m)

    Download And Install

    When installing the One-Eleven from the FSPilotShop, you are provided with an unlock key and a ZIP file. The ZIP file only contains a sole item, the aircraft installer itself. Run this file, select your chosen simulator, input your unlock key, and the rest of the install will be completed.

    Once installed, the Just Flight folder will appear in your FSX root directory. Within it is a folder entitled 'One Eleven', which includes a 65-page PDF document, a tutorial flight and a configurator, which allows you to change between the default and modded fuel pump sound.

    Video Comparison: Just Flight BAC 1-11 vs David Maltby Freeware

    The Technical Bit

    Minimum Requirements

    • Flight Simulator X (SP2, Acceleration or Gold required), FSX: Steam Edition and Prepar3D v4/v3/v2/v1
    • 2.0 GHz or any Dual Core
    • 2.0 GB RAM
    • 512 MB graphics card
    • Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • 3.6 GB hard drive space

    Review PC Spec

    • Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition
    • Windows 10 Professional
    • 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 6700K Processor
    • 16 GB RAM
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 745

     

    Just Flight - One-Eleven 300, 400, 500

    Michael Hayward

    Purchase Just Flight - BAC 1-11


    8 Comments
    1. oldcrusty's Avatar
      oldcrusty -
      Interesting comparison. I have both models for FSX. I too would give the JF version points for the much improved textures and cockpit modelling but the DM version wins for me on three different grounds. Handling is like the real thing, stable and predictable and without any serious vices. Cockpit systems are better in the DM model and sound well with the latest engine sound packages released for the DM model by a freeware designer the sound is very much improved. Another point I prefer the DM night lighting to the JF model. There is one other thing I do find that in certain aspects the JF model does not look right not bad but there is a fineness to the original aircraft that DM has captured but I think Jf has not.

      The outcome for me is that while I have both but after close evaluation I parked the JF model and continue to use the DM model in preference. A major reason for this is also that I like the 200 series which JF did not do and I fly the the DM 475 series regularly. The DM model also has a more comprehensive manual even if it is in HTML format.

      Liked your video and generally agree with your views, it is a matter of preference to a large extent but having flown similar aircraft for real the DM model wins for me!
    1. flightman's Avatar
      flightman -
      The idea of video reviews is good but I prefer the written review format. A written review is easier to refer to and you don't have to listen to errors like mispronouncing "Viscount" as "Viss-count".

      I agree the JF 1-11 flight modelling needs some work and the night lighting is poor and unrealistic. A service pack is likely and if these problems are corrected then the JF version will be clearly better than DM version.
    1. vacman's Avatar
      vacman -
      Question about how the doors work on both models: What doors open? What are they coded too (Shift+E+1,2,3,4,etc; tailhook; wingfold)? Does 1 door command open multiple things? Does a gsx config exist for either?
      Thank you
    1. DrawyahGames's Avatar
      DrawyahGames -
      Quote Originally Posted by flightman View Post
      The idea of video reviews is good but I prefer the written review format. A written review is easier to refer to and you don't have to listen to errors like mispronouncing "Viscount" as "Viss-count".
      Yeah, from this trial period it looks like people will much prefer both a full written article with maybe a video tagged along at the start of end of it.
      Quote Originally Posted by vacman View Post
      Question about how the doors work on both models: What doors open? What are they coded too (Shift+E+1,2,3,4,etc; tailhook; wingfold)? Does 1 door command open multiple things? Does a gsx config exist for either?
      Thank you
      Both JustFlight and DMFlightSim doors that open are the main passenger door, main passenger airstairs, rear passenger airstairs and cargo doors, the payware however also includes static vehicles and ground extras (GPU, Chocks).

      Not 100% sure about the GSX config but I've not noticed one for either.
    1. DominicS's Avatar
      DominicS -
      Excellent review Michael.

      I really appreciate you taking the time to put all this together. You're a real credit to the flight simming community; keep up the great work!

      Dominic
    1. kenneth_brattey's Avatar
      kenneth_brattey -
      The JF looks good externally, internally the virtual cockpit is poor compared to the DM version. The handling is downright dreadful and has been reported on the JF forum.
    1. DrawyahGames's Avatar
      DrawyahGames -
      Quote Originally Posted by kenneth_brattey View Post
      The JF looks good externally, internally the virtual cockpit is poor compared to the DM version. The handling is downright dreadful and has been reported on the JF forum.
      Yes, it's something I've also mentioned too in this review in which the trim on this thing is WAYYYY off. I know the BAC 1-11 is meant to feel heavy, but the JF model can only just about fly.

      Visually it's good but as flightman says, a service pack would be appreciated.
    1. Tokolosh's Avatar
      Tokolosh -
      Thank you very much for the review. You rate the sound packs for both the DM and JF packages quite poorly. New sound packs for the DM plane (covering all models) were recently released by Benoit Plamondon, and they sound great!
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