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Topic: BN-2 Islander - if you really can't wait.
Posted By: The Rev
Subject: BN-2 Islander - if you really can't wait.
Date Posted: May-13-2010 at 12:20pm

Hi everyone,

It may be a some hours yet before the product page is live - so thought I would post a new topic, with final details of the BN-2 and the link where you can download the wrapped version for purchase.

Thank you everyone for your patience and importantly your enthusiastic support. It really does make a difference at this end and has spurred us on to make this a release worth waiting for Smile

You can download the purchaseable wrapped product here:

http://flight1.100megabyte.com/BN-2-Islander.exe - http://flight1.100megabyte.com/BN-2-Islander.exe

The price is $39.95.

Details below to give you an idea of what you are letting yourself in for... I think we have everything right. You know who to shoot if I've got anything wrong!

Just to add that we wouldn't normally post this kind of thing up early, but my Inbox has been filling up with notifications of lots of people itching to get their hands on it.

I am sure you will let us know what you think in due course Smile

Best wishes to all.

Mungo

Flight1 Europe

 

BN-2 Islander

 

First flown in the 1960s, this rugged and versatile twin-engined aircraft has been in continuous service ever since as airliner, cargo transport and light utility with police and armed forces around the world.

No wonder this British marvel has become one of Europe’s best selling commercial aircraft!

 

Two engines... nine passengers... one pilot!

The BN-2 Islander is a British light utility aircraft, mainline airliner and cargo aircraft designed and originally manufactured by Britten-Norman of the United Kingdom. The Islander is one of the best-selling commercial aircraft types produced in Europe and although designed in the 1960s, over 750 are still in service with some 50 commercial operators around the world. The aircraft is also used by the Army and Police forces in the United Kingdom and is a popular light transport with over 30 military aviation operators.

 

The Islander’s simple and rugged manufacture makes for daily operation in and out of rough grass and unprepared strips – as short as 300m – in all-weathers. Indeed, its twin-engined reliability, 30kts cross-wind limit and IFR cockpit fitment has seen the Islander operate the only regular daily transport in the Scottish Western Isles in weather that even has the local sheep running for cover.

 

Developed over two years with the help of real-world Islander pilots and operators, this exciting simulated version is a full-featured FSX release, including technologies such as cockpit self-shadowing, HDR bloom effects, and bump mapping and DX10 compatible external and internal visuals.

 

Whether you want to operate simulated inter-island transport, feeder airliner flights or just simply have fun in this all-purpose aircraft, the Islander is certain to put a smile on your face.

  

Short field performance - big on features

 

Over the years, the BN-2 has spawned many variants with an almost endless combination of engine and cockpit fitments. 

 

This BN-2 simulation is extensively based a real world example with assistance from Great Barrier X-Press Airlines, Auckland, New Zealand – fitted with 2x Lycoming O-540 260hp engines.

 

We’ve included two exterior model variants for both early and late nose profile (BN-2A and BN-2B) Islanders, with related lighting accessories – all beautifully represented with a total of 13 paint-schemes:

 

Air Hamburg

Barrier Aviation

 

British Airways Express

British Airways Express (Tartan)

FLN

Great Barrier X-Press (Kotare)

Great Barrier X-Press

LFH

Milford Sound Sightseeing

OLT

Nature Air

Shetland Islands Council

Winair

 

Each is rendered in stunning detail and a Paint Kit makes it easy for you to create your own extras.

 

 

-       Over 400 interior and exterior custom animations on the DX10-compatible model – with interior self-shadowing. High detail specular and bump maps for every part of the exterior and Virtual Cockpit brings every rivet and surface to life.

 

-       Beautiful night lighting textures and effects inside and out – plus the gauge and panel lighting can be independently switched.

 

-       High Fidelity sound set from Turbine Sound Studios makes this feel like the real aircraft, even with your eyes shut!

 

-       Flight dynamics tuned and refined with the help of real-world Islander pilots – this baby doesn’t just look right, she flies right too.

 

-       Fully-functional Virtual Cockpit with virtually every system and gauge functioning:

 

o    3D RealGauge Technology for super smooth fluid fully-3D gauges.

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o    Preset VC views and pop-up Bendix King GPS unit make easy access to key switches and gauges.

 

o     Click spots on the throttle quadrant toggle  allow selection of “Tied” / “Separated” engine controls

 

o      All knobs and controls feature intuitive left-click or mouse scroll-wheel backwards to decrease value, or right-click or mouse scroll-wheel forwards to increase value.

 

o    Yokes can be toggled from view as desired to access instruments and switches.

 

-       Panel shake effect on engine start and take off roll.

 

-       BENDIX KING GPS INSIDE!

Included is a fully functioning Bendix King KLN 90A GPS unit created by SimAvionics featuring:

·         Full Nav data pages, single-column Nav tracking or Dual Column Super-Nav mode.

·         Flight Plan display mode

·         Add and delete waypoints from plan

·         User waypoint creation

·         Flight Plans can be created and stored.

·         “Direct to” mode.

·         Flight plans can be imported from FSX Flight planner.

 

We recommend careful study of the real world manual (available free from the Bendix King website)

 

-       PLUS the avionics fitment includes:


Century 21 AutoPilot
which can follow an FSX loaded flight plan OR a KLN GPS flight plan.

Bendix King KN54 DME

Bendix King KR87A ADF

Bendix King KT67A Transponder
Bendix King KX155 Com/Nav

 

 

System Requirements

MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR X - optional SP2, Acceleration or Gold for DX10 effects.

Windows – Windows 7, Vista or XP

Processor – 2.8 GHz

Memory – 2 Gb RAM

Hard Drive – 650 Mb

Video Card – 512 Mb

 

 

 




Replies:
Posted By: ToniH
Date Posted: May-13-2010 at 1:14pm
Thank you, i just purchased this outstanding plane.Tongue

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Toni Hiltunen



Posted By: cal2177
Date Posted: May-13-2010 at 1:32pm
Looks like I need to take off work early today. Thank you.

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John Patterson


Posted By: ToniH
Date Posted: May-13-2010 at 1:57pm
I just started St. Barts - Antigua flight and plane flies like a charm.

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Toni Hiltunen



Posted By: kiwikat
Date Posted: May-13-2010 at 2:24pm
Looks good so far. The only thing I'm noticing is that the landing lights aren't working.



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Posted By: SteveA300
Date Posted: May-13-2010 at 3:25pm

Hi William,

The landing lights are working here, they are enclosed in the wing tips. You can hide the yoke by clicking on the screws where the yoke joins the panel, giving you easier access to the landing light panel.

 



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Cheers

Steve Masson


Posted By: kiwikat
Date Posted: May-13-2010 at 3:30pm
Yeah I know where they are...

Looks like I mistook them being off during the day because the effect is so subtle. This thing flies, looks, and sounds great!

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Posted By: phbrown
Date Posted: May-13-2010 at 4:25pm

I will have to come clean and say that I thought this project was dead in the water so time ago. But now 'sitting in my BN-2' I can fully apprecaite the level of work methat has gone into this. Amazing quality and one of the best I've seen. Having spent many year in Samoa in the 80's it was the main source of transport between Upolu and Savaii Islands. Polynesian Airlines operated 2 of them. Often it was only me and the pilot who allowed me to fly it on occasion. great fun! Brings back great memories.

Not that most elegant aircraft to look at but a really practical aircraft that suited difficult environments.

Who has the role of honour in producing this piece of art? Would like to know so I can show my appreciation

Peter

Auckland NZ



Posted By: ToniH
Date Posted: May-14-2010 at 6:28am
Here is my first paintjob for BN-2.
The Carib Aviation livery.




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Toni Hiltunen



Posted By: Kilo_Whiskey
Date Posted: May-14-2010 at 8:17am
ToniH

Thanks!!!! A MILLION. Keep the Caribbean Liveries coming.

I am really interested if someone could do a Anguilla Air Services (AAS) livery. There is also SVG Air, this would add some realism to the flight in and around the Grenadines.

Great Job. Keep 'em coming


Simeon


Posted By: ToniH
Date Posted: May-14-2010 at 9:27am
I  will do that AAS livery :)

EDIT: Here is it.


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Toni Hiltunen



Posted By: markpi
Date Posted: May-14-2010 at 11:06am

Nice Toni, very smart, I like Smile well done.

Mark



Posted By: cal2177
Date Posted: May-14-2010 at 11:33am
Very nice job, Toni. Clap

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John Patterson


Posted By: roterit
Date Posted: May-14-2010 at 2:32pm
Hello Toni!
Its is possible made texture Loganair?Smile

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=5801895&nseq=8

and

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6660264&nseq=3


and texture St Barth Commuter

http://www.flugzeugbilder.de/show.php?id=608958

and Trans Anguilla Airways

http://www.transanguilla.com/aircraft4.html

and

FlyMonserrat


THANKS




Posted By: Kilo_Whiskey
Date Posted: May-14-2010 at 3:06pm
ToniH

Spendid rendition, now I can relive many of my younger days of flying this wonderful aircraft amongst the Caribbean Islands

Thanks, by the way when will they be ready for download?

Simeon


Posted By: ToniH
Date Posted: May-14-2010 at 3:21pm
rotreit: Let's see what i can do.Smile


Kilo: You can download first livery package from this link:

It includes Carib Aviation and that AAS liveries.
Package size is over 26mb.

http://rapidshare.com/files/387347011/CaribbeanLiveries1.zip



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Toni Hiltunen



Posted By: roterit
Date Posted: May-14-2010 at 3:44pm
OOOO GREAT!
Toni  maybe ist too mutchEmbarrassed  
also

Hebridean Air Services

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6493115&nseq=186

I´m finishBig%20smile

Thanks




Posted By: Kilo_Whiskey
Date Posted: May-14-2010 at 3:47pm
ToniH

Thanks a million, hopefully I can get some time over the weekend to shoot some video.

Another that may get some major paint recognition is SVG Air frown in the Grenadines...this would compliment the Grenadines scenery very Well. Link is below
http://www.airliners.net/photo/SVG-Air/Britten-Norman-BN-2A-Islander/1232903/L/&sid=1f924152b145378c7fbe723f8c6999c0

Thanks again


Posted By: The Rev
Date Posted: May-14-2010 at 5:22pm

Hope you don't mind me closing this thread now - we have a dedicated BN-2 Islander Forum for all your further comments Smile

Thanks again everyone for such being such great sports on waiting for this and all your enthusiastic help and support!

Mungo

Flight1 Europe




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