Just Flight has today officially announced the development of a Boeing 747 Classic!
Following on from their award-winning L-1011 Tristar Professional, Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer and PA-28 family of aircraft, this highly detailed simulation of the 747 Classic is being developed by Just Flight’s in-house team following comprehensive, hands-on research with the real-world aircraft.
The development team has now updated the product page providing us with some information about the development of the 747 Classic.
“Just Flight are excited to bring you the early models of the iconic Jumbo Jet with its instantly recognisable upper deck and four-engine widebody configuration. 747 Classic includes the 747-100 and -200 passenger variants and the 747-200F cargo variant. The 747-100 was first flown in 1969, revolutionising domestic air travel, and the -200 variant followed in 1970 with a range of more powerful engine types and increased fuel capacity, providing an intercontinental range. The -200F cargo variant entered service shortly afterwards, offering a significant freight-carrying capability to cargo operators.
All three engine types are included – the JT9D, CF6 and RB211. Each exterior model also features a unique cabin configuration, including the spiral staircase to the upper deck in the 747-100 and -200, and rolling cargo floor and crew ladder in the -200F. Realistic animations include articulating landing gear, flap and reverse-thrust mechanisms, spoilers and all passenger and cargo doors.
Moving up to the cockpit, the Captain, Co-Pilot, Flight Engineer and jump-seat positions are modelled with nearly all switches, knobs and levers animated and functional. The Flight Engineer’s panel features custom-coded hydraulic, electrical, engine bleed, fuel and pressurisation systems, and a newly-developed Delco Carousel IV-A Inertial Navigation System (INS) is fitted to the aircraft for realistic navigation.
The 747 Classic is designed to appeal to a wide range of virtual pilots. Many custom-coded systems are included to keep you busy on those long-haul flights and to provide the immersion that you can expect from an in-house Just Flight product, but the ability to automate key systems and Flight Engineer tasks, and to quickly configure the aircraft for flight, mean that you can also choose to get into the air without hours of pre-start checks!
The 747 Classic was flown all around the world and our add-on reflects that global popularity, featuring liveries from around the world, including the UK, USA and Europe, and covering a wide range of airline and cargo operators.”