Montreal , August 24, 2017 – Canadian developer Xtreme Prototypes announces the release of version 2.1 of its award-winning GLJ Model 25 Special Edition addon for Lockheed Martin® Prepar3D® and Microsoft® Flight Simulator X.
This release contains many new features and improvements over the previous version, including a fully redesigned fuel system, an enhanced autopilot, a revised flight model (tested by a real Learjet 25D pilot), new 3D sounds from the real aircraft, an updated 220-page flight manual and a new native version for Prepar3D® v4.x.
Nicknamed "fighters in civilian clothing" because of their sleek design and amazing performance, the classic Learjet 20 Series aircraft redefined business aviation during the 1960’s and 70’s, flying high above the weather at transonic speeds. Their capabilities earned them a place among the extreme aircraft, setting record after record. With the longer-range Gates Learjet Model 25D, from which this addon is inspired, came a longer cabin, increased seating capacity, more flexible loading options, greater fuel capacity and a rather sleek-looking stretched fuselage.
The Xtreme Prototypes GLJ Model 25 SE is a next generation addon optimized for the latest versions of our favorite simulation platforms and designed to take advantage of the new and more powerful personal computers and video cards that are available today. It is a complex aircraft simulator that features high resolution models and textures, hundreds of animations, over 50 sound effects, custom aircraft systems, and a fully analog, VR-ready virtual cockpit.
Nothing was spared in our efforts to reproduce the original instrument panels, carefully modelling and animating each mechanical device with all the necessary moving parts. Except for the GPS screen and optional panels, no flat 2D gauges are used in this model. Everything you see is in full 3D!
Along with the highly detailed aircraft interior, the full 3D virtual cockpit makes this addon an ideal candidate for new virtual reality applications such as FlyInside®. Equipped with the necessary software and 3D glasses/VR goggles, the desktop pilot really feels he’s/she’s inside the real aircraft, in front of the real instrument panel, not merely a 2D drawing of a panel.
The result is a unique addon that strives to bring you the spirit and the actual feeling of flying such a high performance aircraft at a time when LCD screens, GPS and powerful computers didn't exist and pilots needed to know how to fly and navigate with minimal resources and to rely on their own experience, abilities and judgment. This is how real-world Learjet 25 pilots are still flying this amazing aircraft today!
For the general aviation desktop pilot, being able to hop between small regional airports while passing airliners along the way is quite a thrill, but for the serious IFR enthusiast, we are confident this package will provide years of flying pleasure. Even if there are some differences between this addon and the real aircraft, mainly due to the current limitations in the available simulation platforms, nearly all systems, instruments, switches and knobs are fully functional in order to simulate complete procedures, from cold and dark to shutdown. We believe you will be thrilled by this new version as much as we are.
The GLJ Model 25 includes native versions for Prepar3D® v4.x and v3.x, and new versions for FSX and FSX: Steam® Edition.
The complete flight manual can be downloaded here: http://xtremeprototypes.com/en/manuals_downloads.asp