A2A Simulations have released Captain of the Ship L049 Constellation for FSX and Prepar3D.
The product includes both the aircraft and associated Captain of the Ship expansion pack.
Every aircraft is unique and with persistent wear and tear so the gauges won’t show the same values between different aircraft, just like the real example. It comes with four crew positions: pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer, and navigator. Fully modelled and functioning positions constructed with down to the rivet detail.
Other features include:
Intelligent crew and responsive passengers:
Your engineer can manage all the systems on the fly, responding to various conditions, copilot calls out critical information and navigator observes and posts findings. Similarly, the flight attendant tirelessly works for both you and the passengers (just like the real world counterparts)
Unexpected events are possible: Engines along with other systems including heating, air conditioning, and pressurization can be problematic
Captain’s Career: Your performance is remembered and can get better, worse, or stay consistent based on your flying abilities and flight management
Real time Load Manager: with the ability to load individual passengers, cargo, and fuel.
Default and Historic Sperry Autopilot: You can select either autopilot in the sim
Authentic fuel deliver includes primer only starts: You can start the engines properly by using primer with the mixture in the OFF position.
Auto-Mixture: that actually performs as intended. Now you can set for “auto-rich” or “auto-lean” and the aircraft fuel to air ratio will be automatically determined and set by the carburettor based upon various factors such as altitude.
Custom Cockpit Systems and 3D gauges for the ultimate in realism taken far beyond what is available by default.
Feathering props and air starts: Custom physics allows for realistic feathering and air starts without using the starter
Deep cockpit lighting: Flood, Fluorescent, and gauge lighting modelled
Dual speed superchargers: Proper supercharger physics and each engine can independently run in either high or low blower
New slip and ball code from the Accu-Sim T-6: Enjoy smooth, custom physics in this critical gauge during turning manoeuvres.
Authentic flight stability: The Connie was known for being a little less stable in pitch than other aircraft, which requires a little more finesse and attention
Piston combustion engine modelling.
Real-world conditions affect system conditions, including engine temperatures.
Fire Extinguisher system with fully functioning overheard panel and controls.
Ground Power Unit (GPU) to power systems with engines off and not drain the battery.
Cabin pressurization system controls. You control the target altitude and the rate of pressure change and the system authentically displays and manages cabin pressure.
Three different liveries: including TWA, BOAC, and a C-69 cargo paint
A2A specialized bump mapping and specular lighting on all models.
Crew Reports pop-up 2D panel keeps important information easily available
Custom Navigator’s map: accessible via keystroke or the Navigators station.
High temperatures can adversely affect engine performance, Serious overheating can cause scoring of cylinder head walls including ultimate failure if warnings are ignored and overly abused. Manage temperatures with engine cowl flaps and oil cooler flaps
Spark plugs can clog and eventually foul if engines are allowed to idle too low for too long. Throttling up an engine with oil-soaked spark plugs can help clear them out
Experience authentic asymmetrical drag when operating various flap systems in flight.