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Gulfstream G550. The Gulfstream G550 is the largest and latest development of the Gulfstream line of corporate transports. This version incorporates all of the real-world flight dynamics including correct altitude cruise and speeds, range, power, and visual smoke (effects file). It has a maximum range of 8700 nm at Mach .80, FL510E. This plane is easy enough for just about any FSX-simmer to master in little time, and illustrates the technology used in today's modern corporate aircraft. Model, texture and sounds by Peter Brun. Corrected flight dynamics and data by Douglas E. Trapp.
Simply copy the unzipped Gulfstream V folder and all of the subfolders to your SimObjects folder in FSX. Then enter the EFFECTS folder and read the effects.txt file for smoke installation.
The only real thing to note with this aircraft (in FSX) is that the flaps are extreme, and the engines are powerful. No more that 2 notches are needed for take-off or landing with flaps. Rolling with less than 70% fuel will require no power, and some braking. Otherwise I've tested this model enough to be certain that it flies like the real thing. Everything works correctly and I recommend that you use autopilot for as many functions as possible, other than the final touch-down and/or taxiing.
The original version of this aircraft was designed for FS2004, and was nowhere near accurate with it's flight dynamics (it would not fly higher than about FL180). This version includes flight dynamic data that is known in the real-world. Do your own research and you will find that this plane is one of the best, based on the real-world data available. I have not invented anything in this aircraft, but simply worked the math to make her fly like she's supposed to. This includes the drag rate, lift scale, and engine power. Otherwise I'm sure you will find this plane a breeze to fly. Hopefully, you enjoy long-distance flights. Read the data available when you load the aircraft, before loading it, and you will learn what is needed.
Douglas E. Trapp
FS Flight Dynamics Engineer
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The FSX Gulfstream G550 is one of those aircraft that, on the face of things, is a very complex aircraft. as one of the best developments by the Gulfstream crew, it’s a true testament to modern aviation and design – Peter Brun and Douglas Trapp, the creators of this mod, have both done a spectacular job on making what is a very awkward piece of kit feel as authentic as it can. This comes equipped with proper flight dynamics, correct cruise speeds, and even the specific kind of smoke-based visuals that this aircraft creates as it flies.
For anyone with an interest in the Gulfstream brand, you need to try this out. It’s about as user-friendly as you are likely to get, with the model, the textures, the performance and the sounds all coming together to make a holy unity of enjoyment.
As ever, installation is very easy. All I had to do was grab the download, open it up, and copy the Gulfstream V folder into my SimObjects folder in FSX. Then, I had to go to the Effects folder and include the new effects.txt file included.
There – that was literally it installed and ready to have fun with.
One major element of this aircraft that immediately struck me was how accurate it was in terms of dynamics. I had the official dynamics up on the screen to compare against, and this was practically hitting every step along the way.
From the power of the aircraft to its altitude cruise and speed, I found it was more or less on-point with everything I was being told that it should be. To me? That’s about as accurate as you could want, or need, in a modern simulator.
One thing I do want to make clear, though, is just how extreme the flaps can be. The developer made this clear in the installation, but I was not expecting it to be so extensive. With no more than two notches being needed for take-off or landing, as well as rolling only needing 70% of fuel or less to make it a powerless venture, this carries out all the hallmarks of the real thing.
The whole operation works as it should, being a correctly run and carefully managed option that feels as authentic as you desire. It’s even got quality functions for the autopilot, reworked and mastered to ensure its accuracy.
This was taken from the old FS2004 edition which had nothing like the same consistency or accuracy along the way. It’s use of authentic flight resources to ensure its so close to the real thing was a really big thing for me, and made it much easier to buy into the project as a whole.
From drag rate and engine power being so accurate to the depth and quality of the textures, this makes it easier than ever to fly your aircraft in full confidence. Happy to recommend this to anyone who is interested in truly experiencing an authentic aviation experience.
Very impressive and well managed, and is for sure one of the aircraft that you should look to try out when you get a moment.
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