Just Flight’s new VC10 jetliner is now available for FSX and all versions of Prepar3D.
The package includes an accurately modelled Type 1101 (known as the BOAC Standard variant) variant in 10 liveries, including BOAC and British Airways schemes.
The detailed virtual cockpit features 3D instruments, authentic wear and tear, and all four flight crew positions (Captain, Co-Pilot, Flight Engineer and Navigator) modelled in detail.
Comprehensive but easy-to-use systems are simulated, including a realistic fuel system with transfer and jettison functionality, autopilot with pitch and bank hold, autothrottle with IAS and MACH hold, and simulated powered flying control units (PFCUs).
Realistic engine start procedures are possible with ground air supply and cross-bleed, while autostart (Ctrl+E) compatibility allows you to get airborne quickly.
The VC10 features distinctive Rolls Royce Conway engine sounds and realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real-world performance and handling data as well as input from former-VC10 crew.
Two more products in the VC10 family – the Super/RAF Expansion Pack and VC10 Professional – are currently in development. The Super/RAF VC10 expansion will include the Super VC10 and RAF (C1 transport and K tanker) variants. VC10 Professional will add further systems complexity and management for those who enjoy study-sim level airliners.
Both products are scheduled for a 2018 release. Further details will be made available over the coming months. Existing owners of VC10 Jetliner will be eligible for a discounted price when purchasing VC10 Professional.
The real VC10
The VC10 is arguably regarded as one of the most graceful jet airliners ever created, with its long slim fuselage, clean angled-back wings and swept-back tail surfaces. The aircraft was designed by Vickers-Armstrongs to fly on long-distance BOAC routes between the UK and Africa, which required an aircraft capable of operating from hot airports at high altitudes with short runways.