• Review: Just Flight - Duchess Model 76

    Duchess Model 76

    Publisher: Just Flight

    Review Author:
    Alex Dickinson

    Suggested Price:
    $41.99

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    Just Flight have recently been very busy in their production of general aviation-based aircraft, such as the single engine wonders of the Cessna 152 and Piper PA28. Just Flight is adding to that legacy by introducing the Duchess 76. A while back, Just Flight created a Duchess in which I was a big fan of, so, I was over the moon when they announced this new version.

    Just Flight - Duchess Model 76     Just Flight - Duchess Model 76

    The Duchess 76 was built by American manufacturer Beechcraft and first flew in 1974. However, it was not until 1978 that new owners received their keys. It is very popular as a multi engine and IFR trainer, and is still used by many flight schools, With that said, more modern aircraft such as the Diamond DA42 are slowly pushing these older workhorses out to pasture.

    The aircraft itself is powered by two Lycoming 360 piston engines, each putting out 180 horsepower. On first look, you may think that the Duchess might be lacking in power, but I can assure you that even with a full payload, you can fly comfortably just below 20,000 feet cruising at around 150 knots.

    With a fuel tank capacity of 103 gallons, this aircraft also shows her strength with endurance. With a total range of 780 nm, you could make a trip from London Denham to Rome without too much effort.

    The performance statistics mentioned in the Just Flight manual for this aircraft, are almost spot on to the real aircraft, and this comes across when in the air.

    Liveries

    The Just Flight version features eleven liveries in total, four of which are from the UK, with the remaining including those from Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

    Just Flight - Duchess Model 76
    G-BZRT - Used at Bournemouth Commercial Flight Training.

    Just Flight - Duchess Model 76
    G-GCCL - Privately owned aircraft.
    Just Flight - Duchess Model 76
    G-BNYO - Previously used by Multiflight, Leeds for multi-engine
    training.
    Just Flight - Duchess Model 76
    G-WACJ - Used for instrument training at Wycombe Air Park.
    Just Flight - Duchess Model 76
    N671R - An American registered Duchess 76.
    Just Flight - Duchess Model 76
    D-GIGY - A German registered Duchess 76.
    Just Flight - Duchess Model 76
    F-GCLJ - A French registered Duchess 76.
    Just Flight - Duchess Model 76
    C-GTYG - Used by Skyquest Aviation Ltd in Canada for training.
    Just Flight - Duchess Model 76
    VH-HKI - Used for training by Flight Training Adelaide.
    Just Flight - Duchess Model 76
    EC-INC - Used for flight training in Spain by Aerodynamics Malaga.
    Just Flight - Duchess Model 76
    ZK-JED - Used for flight training by Ardmore Flying School Ltd
    in New Zealand.

    Installation

    The installation process is quick and simple. As you would expect from any Just Flight product, within a few minutes your new Duchess is waiting in your virtual hangar.


    2 Comments
    1. W33's Avatar
      W33 -
      Very nice review. Got quite a few hours in this model, so it's nice to see it featured.

      Thanks!

      W33
    1. lear45xr's Avatar
      lear45xr -
      I'll wait til it's on sale.
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