Constellation Professional for FSX1 reviews
As one of the most genuine aircraft simulators around, it's no surprise that the Flight Simulator X community is able to push the game further than usual. With the help of the excellent Just flight, though, the possibilities of what you will be flying and what you will be doing changes entirely. Many new aircraft are available through various flight packages released for FSX, and this Constellation Professional package gives you all the help that you might need. Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition
- File size
- 173 MB
- Just Flight
By giving you access to everything that you would expect in a Constellation package, you get full access to things like co-pilot stations, radio stations and engineer's stations as well as eleven new aircraft supplied to you in three unique model styles, giving you incredible realism and authenticity as well as adding a whole new layer of control to your flight experience.
With a wholly re-made virtual cockpit included as well, this lets you fly the Constellation system that the real-life pilots would be flying. If you want to really enjoy yourself in the skies then the best thing that you can do as a simulation fan is add this package to your collection, changing the entire perspective.
If you are looking to extend your own experience when using FSX, this is the easiest way to go about doing so. It gives you easy access to some of the latest features and facilities that aren't typically found within your usual cockpit within the series, giving you unprecedented control over your flight experience. For anyone who is looking to be involved with Constellation in the future, this is some of the best learning material that you will find out there!
Through hours of footage and research, there has been a dedicated system created that reflects the real-life power and strength of the aircraft provided. One of the most important things for any flight simulation fan is the authenticity of the design and the realism that you get when you use each and every control within the aircraft - with this package, you get all of this and more, giving you the closest thing to the real-life flight experience that you are likely to get!
Three unique aircraft provided in this package with eleven different liveries in total, giving you many unique looks and designs to put into place when flying your aircraft. The C-69 Military Transport Prototype, as well as the C-69/L-049A aircraft are included in this package alongside the -049A First Production Type model. This gives you plenty of control over the aircraft that you will be flying, as well as various Lockheed, TWA, BAC, AOA and PAN AM flight liveries designed to stunning detail and attention to realism
A complete overhaul of the virtual cockpit to give you smooth gauges that react to the world around you and the actions that you input, as well as controls with things like auto-pilot, nose-wheel steering and dump levers are all completely active so that you get complete control over the aircraft
Complete Flight Engineer's station, radio station and co-pilot systems are included that come equipped with all the right working gauges and unique animations designed from scratch. Watch each operation burst into life when you are trying to get the aircraft up and running, using each sector of the aircraft to really get the full control and power that you need
Graphics have been updates to use HD textures and also to work completely with DX10. Not only does this improve the overall quality and design style within the package, but it makes the overall performance even better. New shadow effects have been included to give you a realistic looking aircraft that changes with the weather and ensures that the textures always look as close to the real thing as they possibly can
HD, frame rate friendly textures included on the interior and exterior for even more value, giving you every last detail in the right quality required
Custom sounds included for each aircraft based on many hours of real footage and audio from these separate aircraft in action. From the sound of the engines roaring into gear to the authentic noises made in flight, you will feel like you are in control of the real thing
New animations designed from scratch, too, ensuring that the aircraft flies just as it would in real life. Everything from the flaps to the undercarriage have been totally remade to represent the real thing and show you the right style and quality needed - even the extending ground boarding stairs truck comes into play and makes everything feel far more alive than the vanilla FSX models
Small features included to make the perfect design - from the smoke revving from the tires to the lights illuminating the interior of the aircraft as you fly, you get every last little addition that you might possibly need to feel that you are truly flying one of these excellent aircraft. Extra touches have been added to include animated passengers and stewardesses, as well as windows that work properly, giving you a chance to see into the aircraft from the side-view
Animated pilots that help keep the aircraft feeling real as you fly through the skies - no more ghost aircraft or feeling like you are magically flying
Pro Paint pack has been included to give you a chance to make easy registration marks and placement and alignment of textures, making the editing easier than it has ever been used before. Please note that all files require Photoshop or similar software to properly manipulate, so if you do intend on making your own liveries please make sure you have the right editing equipment
Comprehensive and detailed manual that has been prepared by vigorously studying the real thing - this gives you authentic instructions for every new feature and to give you the detailed scoop on what you will actually be flying in the first place - take away all the help and information that you need to fly with comfort
About Just Flight
Based in the United Kingdom, Just Flight, owned by Mastertronic Group has been in the simulation business since the early days of FS2000. Developing in-house creations and publishing flight sim add-ons from third-party developers for various platforms including MSFS, X-Plane, and Prepar3D.
Their latest focus has been on the next-gen platforms including P3Dv5 and Microsoft's latest flight simulator, MSFS (2020) release.
Trusted by thousands of flight simmers worldwide, Just Flight is a household name in flight simulation.
Rated 4.0/5.0 based on 1 customer reviews
4/5 Verified Purchase
Classic bird, and enjoyable to fly. As i expected when i purchased the Connie, you have no navigation for flying airways. Your only tools for autopilot are pitch control, which requires tuning every so often to maintain flight level and airspeed, and heading. I have done two flights, kden to panc, panc to uhpp, and i followed vor and adf while enroute. There were no problems following the flight plan using the radios, however there is no switch between nav radio 1 and 2 so you can only follow a vor on nav radio 1. Slightly annoying but not detrimental to my experience. The only major issue i had was inconsistent fuel burn between the right and left tanks. I picked it up about halfway through my first flight, and i anticipated it being due to a strong crosswind but that was not the case as i had the problem going into a headwind on leg 2. The part of the inconsistent fuel burn that i consider detrimental, and thusly losing a star for, was there was no way to remedy the problem with something as simple as a cross feed valve. I do not know if the Connie had one or not, but it seems like a simple thing to have. I fixed the problem by using the fuel window native to fsx, adding the fuel between the troublesome tanks and dividing by two to balance the plane. Personally i would much rather not do something like that, and instead depend on what is available to me in the aircraft. Additionally the fact that you have to purchase added skins is a big draw back but not one that loses a star as i knew that would be the case. Overall it is a faithful recreation of an iconic and beautiful aircraft, with minor flaws, but no deal breakers. Worth the price, but research the skins before you buy them so you can find the ones you want. I definitely recommend you brush up on your radio flying, and hand flying an ils approach in near zero visibility. It's fun and rewarding to land an old school aircraft in low overcast conditions after hand flying your approach.
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