• Review: Just Flight - 146 Professional XP

    146 Professional

    Publisher: Just Flight

    Review Author:
    Joshua Moore

    Suggested Price:
    $74.99

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    Disclaimer

    When I was sent the Just Flight BAE146 I expected to have the review done in a week or two. What I did not expect was to have my real life come sweeping in and put it on hold for a little while. I was trying my best to get my Instrument Rating finished before I leave for Air Force C130 loadmaster training, but our weather had other ideas, and thunderstorm season has not been too kind to us. The second big thing that took me away from the review was a Commissioned drawing with a deadline, so that took priority. Now with that out of the way, I have a bit of time to get to fly this bird across the UK!

    Just Flight - BAe 146 for X-Plane 11     Just Flight - BAe 146 for X-Plane 11

    Just Flight - BAe 146 for X-Plane 11     Just Flight - BAe 146 for X-Plane 11

    Just Flight - BAe 146 for X-Plane 11     Just Flight - BAe 146 for X-Plane 11

    Introduction And History

    The British Aerospace 146 was first sketched onto drafting paper in 1973 as a concept aircraft to fill the gap between the smaller regional airliners such as the Fokker F27 and larger aircraft such as the 737 and BAC-One-Eleven. Designed to be a short field performance aircraft, it was powered by four Avro Lycoming ALF-502H engines and was given a high wing t-tail design. Envisioned to be a simple airplane, it lacks the typical thrust reversers and instead has full wing spoilers and a large airbrake in the tailcone that can aid in steeper descents. The aircraft design would go on to be improved into the Avro RJ, with more modern avionics, new engines, and general improvements to the aircraft. I have flown the Avro RJ in FS2004, but never wanted to fly the 146 as it was a bit too difficult being more manual. Throughout the lifespan of the BAE146-AvroRJ, 387 examples were built, and still today over 200 are flying, making it one of the most successful aircraft produced in the UK. Now with a basic history lesson complete, let's take a look at the Just Flight rendition of it!

    Just Flight - BAe 146 for X-Plane 11     Just Flight - BAe 146 for X-Plane 11

    Just Flight - BAe 146 for X-Plane 11     Just Flight - BAe 146 for X-Plane 11

    Just Flight - BAe 146 for X-Plane 11     Just Flight - BAe 146 for X-Plane 11


    4 Comments
    1. piet06273's Avatar
      piet06273 -
      I have issue 3 from Ian Allan's 'From the Flightdeck series' 'BAe 146 in Europe' , this book covers Dan Air's daily! 10 (return and positioning) flights between EGKK, EGNT, ENBR, ENZV, LEPA and EGNV in the fall of 1987.(Total distance 4.080 Nm, total time en route 11h40min.) The book gives a meticulous story of the procedures and actions of the flight crew. (down to every single button press). In the book there's no mention/picture of an actual FMC/FMS in the cockpit,so I think this would be 'Artist freedom' in this product. I have FS9/FSX 'Quality Wings' 'Ultimate 146 collection' and the BAe146 flightdeck in this product is an exact 100% reproduction of the real BAe146 pictures in my book..... Still I would buy the product because flying the BAe146 with autopilot only (without a VS input) is difficult, so an FMC would help here..............
    1. Kaman's Avatar
      Kaman -
      Explain why its difficult?
    1. psvpilot59's Avatar
      psvpilot59 -
      Because he only knows how to press buttons! He's more or less admitted he doesn't know how to hand fly an aeroplane.
    1. HornetAircraft's Avatar
      HornetAircraft -
      Quote Originally Posted by psvpilot59 View Post
      Because he only knows how to press buttons! He's more or less admitted he doesn't know how to hand fly an aeroplane.
      Well then I guess I only know how to press buttons... I will tell you that it is much much easier to fly with steam guages in my real aircraft in IFR as I can manipulate the needed changes much quicker and without moving my viewpoint. In the sim it's a bit harder hence why I've left steam guage flying to the real world and enjoyed the glass cockpit airliners in the sim. So it's a bit difficult in the terms of managing the various frequencies with a mouse and moving the view around, not so much actually doing it. If you get what I mean.
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