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SimShack.net stock A340-500/600

Last updated Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:17:27 GMT
Originally posted on Wed, 11 Apr 2007 17:14:27 GMT

SimShack.net, the web's number one retailer of flight simulation goods have started stocking A340-500/600 from Just Flight.  Part of Just Flight's new F-Lite range, this A340 package has been specially designed by the experts at Commercial Level Simulations to be very high in quality and yet easy to operate. 

Fed up with ultra-complex FMCs? Confused by over-serious systems? Or are you new to modern airliner operations? If the answer to any of these is YES, then the F-Lite range is for you! A high-quality model design is coupled to very high-quality textures, animations and super flight model characteristics - and all at an affordable price. You can admire your aircraft, then jump in and fly the world's long-distance routes without having to go to college to learn how to do it.

Detailed features

  • Highly realistic exterior model
  • Full virtual Cockpit
  • Wing view included
  • Virtual cabin
  • 3D pushback truck
  • Tyres stay flat on ground while takeoff or landing
  • Detailed undercarriage including brake lines
  •  Dynamic wing flexing (wing flexes during turbulence)
  • Individual special effects attached to the physical properties of the aircraft
  • Superb soundset recorded from actual A340 models
  • Printed manual with additional information in PDF format which includes:
    CLS / A346 Flight Operations Manual with full flight procedures
    Full CLS / A346 Checklist
    Full CLS / A346 Reference Charts
  • Animations abound; Passenger doors, cargo doors, flaps, rudder, elevators, undercarriage, engine fans, thrust reversers, control surface droop when engines are not running, high and low speed ailerons, spoilers
  • Unique switchable Easy or Normal flight characteristics
  • Unique viewpoint switching utility 'AeroView'
  • Super realistic and detailed textures
  • Dynamic texture shine
  • Night textures
  • Layered paint kit included to help create your own liveries (suitable additional paint program such as Photoshop required)

Included liveries

A340-600 - Eleven in total:
Airbus Industries.
Cathay Pacific
China Eastern
CLS house livery
Iberia
Lufthansa
Manufacturer's primer (unpainted materials)
Paint kit (all-white livery)
South African Airways
Thai
Virgin Atlantic

A340-500 - Fourteen in total:
Airbus Industries.
Air Canada - latest livery
Air Canada - Older livery
Air Canada - hybrid of new livery
CLS house livery
Emirates Airlines
Emirates Airlines - FIFA 2006 and belly logo
Emirates Airlines - FIFA 2006
Emirates Airlines - belly logo
Emirates Airlines - Dubai shopping fest 2006
Etihad Airways
Paint kit (all-white livery)
Singapore Airlines
Thai Airways

Instrument panel features

  • A340-600 and -500 panel with realistic gauges
  • Full virtual Cockpit with mouse clickable operations
  • Overhead panel comes complete with air conditioning packs, fuel pumps, fire,
    fuel dump, Auxiliary Power Unit and lighting controls
  • Realistic ND (Navigation Display) with limited waypoint display based on MSFS flight plans
  • Realistic EICAM displays, covering many systems such as hydraulic
    pressure, flight controls, electrical power and many more
  • Individually adjustable brightness for EICAS, PFD and ND displays
  • Limited function FMC (Flight Management Computer) that allows for SIDs and STARs that are in the MSFS database, Radio and Navigation frequency entry, v-speed calculation, "direct to" waypoint features, progress display, estimated fuel on board and more
  • Numerous pop-up sub-panels including large versions of the PFD and NFD
  • EFIS (Electronic Flight Information System) displays complete with Constraints, VOR, NDB, waypoint and Airport overlays
  • Realistic PFD (Primary Flight Display) with limited Airbus Laws Logic and Alpha Protection.
    Working TCAS (Terminal Collision Avoidance System)

Flight Model Features

  • Highly tuned A340-600 and 500 flight model based on highly detailed real World documentation and experience in Airbus full motion, 6-axis simulators
  • CLS 'True Feel' performance and feel based on FAA Level D simulators
  • Unique switchable Easy or Normal flight characteristics

Additional features

  • Uses the default MSFS payload and fuel editor for ease of use and reliability
  • Uses the default MSFS flight planner and Navigation Log for accurate flight/fuel planning for ease of use and reliability
  • Use of true A340-600 landing gear footprint as default gear points
  • More than 60 individual contact point definitions and damage profiles throughout the aircraft
  • Special effects:
    Tyre/wet runway water effects
    Engine start smoke
    Touchdown tyre smoke effects
    Fire/sparks from the rear underbelly when you over-rotate
    Burning rubber effects
    Inspection lights
    Dynamic wingflex
    Unique switchable Easy or Normal flight characteristics
    Unique viewpoint switching utility

For screenshots and to purchase, visit the SimShack store here.

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at ian.stephens@flyawaysimulation.com.

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