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JF Fokker F27 released

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JustFlight's Fokker F27 was just released. Anyone tried it yet? I'm almost about to buy it but previous experience with JustFlight products (Dc-6, Constellation, Viscount etc) puts me off. I wonder if this one may be better though?

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There's a youtude video thats been out for a month or so. It was done by a beta tester I think. JF is improving.

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Just bought it(forgive the pun!).

 

Did a quick flight around the default Air Force base in P3D. Had one issue that on landing pressing F2 to reverse engines does not seem to work. Even using the 2 feather engines lever,  with throttles pulled back it seemed to carry along the deck for ages. Applying brakes via joystick made no difference. FPS seemed adequate. Textures seem okay.

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I think this is the video,the guy reviewing is I believe an qualified pilot so should know what he is Talking about,He has some good video,s on his channel

peter

 

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Just bought it(forgive the pun!).

 

Did a quick flight around the default Air Force base in P3D. Had one issue that on landing pressing F2 to reverse engines does not seem to work. Even using the 2 feather engines lever,  with throttles pulled back it seemed to carry along the deck for ages. Applying brakes via joystick made no difference. FPS seemed adequate. Textures seem okay.

Not sure but i think there is no reverse on this aircraft......

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Not sure but i think there is no reverse on this aircraft......

Okay, that explains why pressing F2 had no effect. I'll buy that bit what about slowing down using a joystick break or using F1 to cut throttle. It still had no effect till I pulled the feather levers back which while landing is difficult to do  as one has to wind the VC view way back to see these. May be practical in a 2-man crew scenario but not in a sim.

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Loved the mail title "meet the fokker" like the movie. Instant purchase! love the classics!

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I think this is the video,the guy reviewing is I believe an qualified pilot so should know what he is Talking about,He has some good video,s on his channel

peter

 

Great video link, Peter. Thanks.

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I just bought it, 20 min test fligh in alaska and I have to say is a big step for justflight, nice vc, nice fde, complex system and very very fun to fly.

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Nice video - nice plane!   Very reminiscent of Rick Piper's freeware HS748, which also has most of the things he raves over, like water-meth, fuel trimming and a quirky autopilot (I'll concede that it's not as pretty though).

 

For someone who has it, does the IAS mode on the autopilot work?

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The Dart engine on the HS748  had a ground fine position which when selected basically turned the prop flat to the oncoming airflow which was like having a massive set of airbrakes

Its a long time since I worked the engine but I think the engine was started in this position also. So I guess the F27 was the same looking at the video

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does the IAS mode on the autopilot work?

Doing the Tutorial Flight right now. Climbing to cruise at 20k. Will let you know later

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Very nice video preview! And overall, this release looks quite appealing! ;-)

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Nice video! Can't stand the loopy sound of the engines though.

 

That's something that I have noticed with several JustFlight planes, and it drives me crazy! I told them about it when the Comet was released, but the Viscount was even worse. It's an incredibly annoying "glitch", and it really needs to be sorted out!!

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I really really want to buy and love this plane, it's exactly the style of old school plane I enjoy to fly, but a quick question first for those of you who already have it.  To me the VC and panels look a little cartoonesque, e.g. not as realistic as some of the other flight sim planes on the market.  I know this is fairly typical for Just Flight, but is anyone else seeing this or are the graphics considerably better on your systems vs the beta video shown.

 

Thanks, TD

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I've just spent 50 minutes in this plane (P3D), doing some patterns. And it really flies very well. I couldn't hear any loops in the engine sounds. in fact, they sound rather nice!

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Has anyone managed to land and spool the engines down without it seeming to want to run away despite the IAS being around the 100 mark?

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The video above is a very useful introduction.

 

As to the reverse thrust aspect raised in posts # 3 and 5, the video at about the 3, 16 and 29 minutes marks discusses this and at one of those points discusses how to slow the aircraft.

 

Gary

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Just flew the Tutorial second time, and managed to nail the landing.

 

The video above is a very useful introduction.

 

As to the reverse thrust aspect raised in posts # 3 and 5, the video at about the 3, 16 and 29 minutes marks discusses this and at one of those points discusses how to slow the aircraft.

 

Gary

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Regarding the sounds - the video was made using an old beta version. Since then the sounds have been almost completely reworked. 

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