Icarusgold Northrop Gamma for FSX
Brought to us by IcarusGold, this Northrop Gamma add-on adds a small piece of history to one of our favorite simulators. It is currently available as an immediate download for all versions of Flight Simulator X, from the original through to Acceleration, so nobody need miss out on this one. Read more...
- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X
- File size
- 22 MB
Developed using the FSX Software Development Kit, you can be sure that there will be absolutely no compatibility issues when flying this aircraft. The new highly detailed model is a good representation of the single-engine, all metal monoplane built in the 1930's. The very same that was piloted from Los Angeles to New York in record time by Frank Hawks in 1933. The textures show a fair amount of detail and feature mapping that allows for dynamic shines on the surface of the Gamma. As well as simply boosting the visuals, these make it feel like the aircraft is a part of the simulated world around it.
All of the animations you would expect to find on the exterior model are present and accounted for, including a few you may not expect. For instance, these guys put the time in to add a fully animated vintage pilot, who you can see when using the external cameras. Although difficult to see at times, it is a much appreciated feature, because suddenly noticing there is no one in the cockpit can really snap you out of an immersive experience and small touches like this can help avoid that by aiding in our suspension of disbelief.
The stunning and dynamic virtual cockpit is the best place to be in order to really sink into the experience. Everything in the cockpit is fully clickable, providing the most realistic experience possible, while pop-ups for GPS and the throttle lever assist in the user friendly department. Meanwhile, working hard in the background, is a custom engine sound set that gives the Gamma more depth and character, making it all the more enjoyable to fly.
This package provides a great model of a historic aircraft, with two flights and two modified sceneries thrown into the mix as well. Making this a pretty well rounded package at a very reasonable price.
On 2 June 1933 Frank Hawks flew his Gamma 2A "Sky Chief" from Los Angeles to New York in a record 13 hours, 26 minutes, and 15 seconds. In 1935, Howard Hughes improved on this time in his modified Gamma 2G making the west-east transcontinental run in 9 hours, 26 minutes, and 10 seconds. Here the model as the original
For FSX / FSX-SP1-SP2/ FSX-Acceleration
- FSX SDK MODEL
- New highly detailed model
- Stunning dynamic virtual cockpit, complete with standard FsX features
- New fully animated vintage Pilot
- Specular reflectivity (dinamic shine)
- Mini panel and virtual cockpiT with pop-ups for GPS and throttle lever
- Customized engine sounds
- 2 airport modified vintage sceneries
- 2 flights
- Virtual cockpit fully clickable
- landing lights
- All appropriate FsX features and animations included
- Documents with Installation tutorial
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