Captain of the Ship B377 Stratocruiser for FSX

Captain of the Ship B377 Stratocruiser for FSX4.0/5 1 reviews

A reputed and well respected member of the flight simulation community, A2A simulations have created many high-end modifications and add-ons for the Microsoft Flight Simulator series. By adapting the engine of the software to include whole new technologies never seen before, this whole new addition to the FSX family brings hours’ worth of rigorous research and game modification to create the perfect representation of one of modern history’s most elegant and impressive aircraft. Read more...

Media Format
Immediate Download
Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition
File size
481 MB
Developer
A2A Simulations
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About The A2A Wings of Silver B377

Unlike any traditional aircraft found within the Microsoft Flight Simulator series, this is a whole new representation of what the various types of flying can bring on. The B377 was the spiritual predecessor to Boeing aircraft, and it’s easy to see the familiarity between the modern technology used today and this older model.

A double-check, quad-engine, high speed commercial transport that provides excellent assistance for long-range travel and moving large amounts of cargo, this was one of the most powerful aircraft of its time. It was designed to carry roughly 147,000 pounds, unlike anything else of the time. If you want to experience what flying a truly bulk cruiser aircraft can be like, then this is the place to get started.

Its incredible engines were a reference point for years within the industry, and it was one of the biggest leaps ever taken in aircraft engine history. Even by today’s modern aircraft standards, the performance of this aircraft is absolutely staggering – if you want to see how that feels in the cockpit in your flight simulator, then this package is just what you are looking for.

Be The Captain (Captain of the Ship Included Expansion)

One of the biggest changes to the system here is the whole new integration with Accu-Sim. Accu-Sim is based on the ideals that no two pilots will ever fly a plane in the same way, and that little niches and preferences will come into play along the way. Likewise, no two aircraft will fly the same either – one day the engine could be a bit hotter than usual, and other times you might be noticing some concerning signs of long-term damage. Other times, though, it flies perfectly well.

Accu-Sim brings this into the simulation experience for you – it adds a whole new layer of realism to the flight experience. It was created by pilots for everybody, and makes the realism of the flight experience far more realistic and enjoyable than it would have been previously. Now you need to deal with a whole host of new potential issues and actually manage your aircraft, not just fly it.

You will be provided with an AI-managed crew that manage systems and help run the airship with you – you turn the aircraft into a more representative form of simulation than the traditional software engine allows. Key features of Accu-Sim include;

  • Real-world conditions can happen at any time and any place – with engine temperatures and system conditions now something other than a nice little Easter egg, you need to manage every aspect of the planes health to make it home in one piece!

  • Using temperature cooling systems like CAT to help bring down high temperatures to maximize performance and safety – all these extra little problems soon become an issue, and your flight is nowhere near as comfortable as it looked at the start!

  • Spark plugs can become blogged and eventually leave you high and dry is the engine sits too idle for a long period – you need to take into account all of the potential issues that could happen from overheating to requiring a water injection to balance temperatures

  • You even need to deal with realistic systems management – everything you do now has a consequence that will be a lot more difficult to sort out. However, the benefits of sorting out the problems are incredibly rewarding!

  • Realism has been taken to a whole new level with this system – it gives you genuine startup features as your engine will cough & splutter its way into action, just as a real aircraft might do so. Every tine detail has been included to galvanize your enjoyment of the simulation experience

  • Naturally speaking crews have been included that will give you detailed information back about the flights progress, just as you would have were you in control of an aircraft like this in real life. This allows you to take in everything about the flight and manage the system as you would outside of having a rigid set of tasks to cover – now you are in command, how would you lead?

Rather than your typical pilot as you would be with any other aircraft in FSX, instead you take on more of a commanders role. You have complete freedom in what you want to do and where you want to go, and your crew that is handled by the AI will take on your instructions and carry out the tasks you require. This has been totally adapted from scratch to give you far more representation of what flying a B377 would be like.

As you can imagine, you have a better chance of learning & succeeding with flight simulation when you are having fun. Accu-Sim might make your life a little bit tougher, but it feels amazing to have to pull off these different thought processes and actions to make sure your aircraft gets from A-B safely. A new career system has even been included to make sure that you can manage your aircraft systems better and have the finest quality of flight – now you can improve as you go and feel the improvements taking place!

You will even help keep the passengers on your plane fully up to date with what is going on and the status of the flight! Every little detail has been included with passengers discussing events outside the plane and the flights progress to flight attendants dealing with the crew & passengers as you go – this is the most authentic representation of taking to the skies in a passenger plane ever produced in a flight simulator.

Key Features

  • This is one of the world’s premier quad-engine aircrafts, so you can feel the genuine power and weight of expectation within the aircraft as you take off every single time

  • Hit the skies hard and fast – you can fly above the bad weather to make your flight easier, and hit speeds as high as 350 mph! Leave nothing in the tank as you really use one of the super aircrafts that has been created in modern time

  • Every single texture and detail has been faithfully re-created using balanced and detailed images from the real thing – this is an absolute recreation of the genuine project, not a meagre attempt at catching the sheer power and beauty of the B377. From the shining textures to intricate mapping of small features, this is as close to the real thing as you are likely to see within a virtual simulator

  • With 19 different windows in the cockpit, you can take in as much or as little view as you possibly need to – the interior has been re-designed to fit the exact style of the real thing, so you can find everything just as it would be in the real life aircraft itself. Every single rivet has been accounted for, and the visibility you receive in the B377 is unlike any other aircraft within the flight simulation environment – take in the world below with maximum visibility, with nothing getting in the way

  • A double-decker airline that has more than 100 passengers in first class alone provides you with a stunning level of detail throughout the plane. This has all of the features you would need and expect to see on the inside and on the exterior – by using hours of study and research, we can see just how much hard work went into the creation of this aircraft.

  • Wind-tunnel technology is used to create genuine representations of the flight that you would experience in real-life. Specifications have been faithfully addressed to match the real thing, creating a whole new layer of authenticity in flight

  • Every system and button within the cockpit works as it should – nothing has been left to chance or your imagination, creating a true representation of what flying a B377 would actually feel like. With the help of your crew, you can fly your aircraft with stunning efficiency across the skies

  • 3D lights included on the model to give you the same look you would see in real life – with pulsing navigation lights and under-wing landing lights just part of the genuine and authentic recreation of the entire aircraft. The red, rotating beacon will make sure that you are easily visible to other traffic in the sky and that finding your bearings has never been easier

  • Passenger & cockpit lighting has been edited to make sure it fits with the time of day – there is no “hold-all” solution, instead with your flight adapting to the conditions of the world outside of the plane 

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.0/5.0 based on 1 customer reviews

11/21/2018
4/5
4 of 5 Stars!

Great plane! The most realistic and immersive flight sim I have ever experienced. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes big propliners. It is not an easy plane to fly. But if you keep practicing it will reward you. The only thing I was disappointed with was the sound of the engines. To me, they did not sound powerful enough.

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