MiG-29 Fulcrum for FSX/FS20042 reviews
The team at First Class Simulations have done a fantastic job with their beautiful recreation of the Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum, available as an immediate download for instant delivery to your Microsoft FSX or FS2004 hangar. Originally designed by the Soviet union and developed by the Mikoyan Design Bureau, the MiG-29 was to be the new air superiority fighter to counter the American F-15 and F-16 fighters. Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X & 2004
- File size
- 38.4 MB
- First Class Simulations
This finely crafted model features a very detailed exterior, and an equally impressive interior, where you will find a fully animated virtual cockpit. A great deal of work has gone into the various texture maps, making sure that surfaces behave the way they do in real life, like the way the light reflects of the various forms of the aircraft as you break through the clouds and hit the light. Other light effects such as, navigation and landing lights, add more depth to the exterior of the model. While a functioning autopilot and avionics for radio navigation help round the players experience in the cockpit.
Smaller but just as noticeable touches, are things like the tax flaps animations, the air brakes and spoilers for example, and the canopy animation. There are also larger touches, like the awesome engine animations, with thrust reversing and afterburner, that add a great deal of character to the aircraft and help show bring the power of this machine into you Flight Simulator.
The package comes complete with a variety of Military liveries for you to chose from, including Russian Air Force, German Democratic Republic and National People's Army, as well as repaints from Poland, Hungary and Slovakia Air Forces.
This MiG-29 also features realistic flight dynamics. Which means that the feel of the RD-33 Turbofans and their 22,200 pounds of thrust can be felt very clearly from your personal rig. Combined with looks that are as impressive as it's operational history, the formidable MiG-29 Fulcrum will make a fine addition to your hangar. You could put it right next to your F-16 Fighting Falcon.
The Mikoyan MiG-29 is a 3th generation jet fighter aircraft designed for an air superiority role in the Soviet Union. Developed in the 1970s by the Mikoyan design bureau, it entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983, and remains in use by the Russian Air Force as well as in many other nations. NATO's reporting name for the MiG-29 is "Fulcrum", which was unofficially used by Soviet pilots in service. It was developed to counter new American fighters such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the F-15 Eagle.
Technical data of the Mig-29:
Power Plant: Two Klimov/Sarkisov RD-33 turbofans
Thrust: 22,200 pounds
Wingspan: 36 feet and 5 inches
Height: 15 feet and 6.25 inches
Length: 56 feet and 10 inches
Weight (empty): 24,030 pounds
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.3, 1,520 mph
Ceiling: 18400 meters
Cruise range: 905 nm
In-Flight Refueling: No
Internal Fuel: 4000kg
Sensors: Slot Back radar, IRST,RWR, Balistic bombsight
The AFS-design Mig-29 product features the following:
- Detailed outside and interior model inclusive animated virtual cockpit
- Highly soluble textures with surfaces reflecting
- Extensive light effects (e.g. Navigation and landing lights)
- Numerous animations (e.g. canoby, move in gear with spring system)
- Animation of all tax flaps (e.g. airbrakes and spoilers)
- Realistic flight dynamics (inclusive different trim steps for optimal trim)
- Formation flight model with three Mig-29
- Complete functioning autopilot
- Avionics for radio navigation
- Engine animation inclusive thrust reversing and afterburner
- Completely functioning virtual cockpit from view of the pilot
- modified Scenery military airfield Rostock - Laage
The AFS-design Mig-29 product features the following liveries:
- Germany "Bundeswehr Luftwaffe" Airforce
- German Democratic Rebublic ( GDR ) National Peoplearmy ( NVA )
- Russia Airforce
- Russia Airforce with special repaint
- Repaints from Poland, Hungary and Slovakia Airforces
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Rated 4.0/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
4/5 Verified Purchase
Very good FS9 addon. The previous reviewer said that it's FSX only, or maybe that was a misunderstanding? I can confirm that this addon is perfectly functional in FS2004.
Visuals: the visual model is very accurate. I can't find any glaring errors or flaws in the aircraft's shape. I am very happy with it. The only minor issue is that the airbrake doesn't move. The airbrake on a MiG-29 isn't as prominent as the airbrake on an SU-27 or F-15, so it isn't a show-stopper ?. Don't extend the airbrakes during pre-flight checks ... You will see the braking parachute extend ?
Cockpit/VC: the cockpit is of good quality. There are some non-essential missing elements, but they don't ruin the addon. You can modify the panel.cfg if you know what you are doing ?
Sounds: good sounds, fairly well balanced and realistic.
Flight dynamics: not perfect, but not bad.
4/5 Verified Purchase
very nice choice of texture, but FSX only, to be recommended
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