aircraft model was designed by Mikko Maliniemi of Finland, one of
the most talented 3D modelers in the flight simulation industry,
and you can be certain that this A36 is one of the most complex
and detailed aircraft models ever produced. With each new model
he produces, Mikko kicks things up another notch. This time he has
kicked it up several!
If you like the default FS aircraft, even previous DreamFleet aircraft,
then you are going to be in for quite a treat with the A36. Mikko
held back very little when it came to detail, and even increased
detail over his previous aircraft models. Here are some of the features:
Three Aircraft models to fly: The A36 is featured in a "Straight
Wing" version (without tip tanks), a "Tip Tank" version
(with tip tanks for extended range), and the "Fantasy Float
Version". That's right, be the first to own a Beech A36 on
Fully Interactive Virtual Cockpit & Cabin: State of the
art, and beautifully detailed, with working gauges, and moving throttles,
control wheels, rudder pedals, sun visors, arm rests, etc. Working
click spots for gauges, throttles, etc. Go ahead, raise the arm
rest and make yourself comfortable. You can fly from the virtual
cockpit or our complete 2D cockpit and interior (see below).
virtual cockpit features "click-to-remove" yokes, for
easy access to and viewing of all gauges and switches.
Advanced VC Night Lighting:The Virtual Cockpit features advanced
night lighting, and the user can select to turn on the panel flood
light and the gauge back lighting separately - use either one or
both. In addition, the overhead reading lights can also be activated
separately for both the front and rear seats.
VC integrated with a complete 2D Interior!
the DreamFleet A36, there's no need to preselect an aircraft
model with or without a Virtual Cockpit. Just hop on board
and with just a mouse click you can remove the VC. Switch
over to the 2D interior and enjoy accurate views as you
look around, including animated 3D wings. In the VC you
can increase performance by removing the reflective glass,
and you can even remove the rear seats, all with just a
Complete Moving Parts: Ailerons, rudder, stabilizer, flaps,
etc. all move. The wheels turn, and both cockpit door, and cabin
doors open and close. Click with your mouse, and open the engine
cowling, fuel caps, and fuel sump drain and conduct your own virtual
"walk around". Click again, and tie the aircraft down
after flight. You can even remove the pilot from the cockpit.
Visible Interior and Pilot: This, of course, should be expected,
and the interior visible from the outside of the aircraft is highly
detailed. You can even remove the pilot from the cockpit with just
a click of your mouse!
Dynamic Shine and Lighting Reflections on Fuselage: The same
as found on the default FS aircraft, there's even reflections on
the aircraft windows.
Accurate Flight Dynamics: A pretty aircraft means nothing if
it does not fly well, and while it is impossible to create 100%
accurate flight dynamics for FS, you'll find the flying characteristics
of the DreamFleet A36 to be quite satisfying. The
A36's flight dynamics were designed by Alexander Metzger of Switzerland,
an experienced designer and glider pilot, who worked closely with
the aircraft's owner in testing the flying qualities of the aircraft.
If the real aircraft's owner is happy with how the A36 flies, so
Details Galore!: Complete external lighting as on the real aircraft,
many parts that would not normally be modeled are modeled,
such as the dozens of vortex generators on the wings and tail. Detailed
textures, right down to almost every rivet and inspection plate
that is on the real thing.
Cockpit, Instrument Panels & Interior
addition to the 3D virtual cockpit and interior, the DreamFleet
A36 features complete 2D instrument panels and interior views, in
our "trademark" high resolution, digital photo realistic
graphics. Use the "VC" or use the 2D views. Some of the
features of our 2D interior include:
Main Instrument Panels (left seat and right seat): So realistic
that you could almost swear you were in Julie's A36. Every gauge
is there, just as it is in the real A36, and operate as accurately
as is possible within FS. All gauges feature "dynamic tool
tips", that tell you not only what the gauge is, but what its
reading is. In addition, you can also select to place a "cover"
over a gauge, so you can practice partial panel IFR. Of course the
instrument panels feature near 100% accurate pilot's perspective.
As with every DreamFleet panel you are seated in the pilot's seat,
not in between the seats!
Landing View Panels (left seat and right seat): Essentially
a reduced height version of the left and right seat Instrument Panels,
with a larger outside view for making landings easier, or for enjoying
the scenery. The left landing view panel features all of the primary
flight and navigation instruments, and is suitable for IFR work.
Zoom Gauges: With just a click you can individually zoom in
on the ASI, ADI, ALT, TC, EHSI, VSI and EGT. Zoom in on just one,
or zoom in on all of them!
Avionics and gauges: The Beech A36 is a trendsetter; the first
GA aircraft to feature Reality XP's award winning WX500 color
weather radar, along with Reality XP's Garmin GNS430 GPS (GNS 430XP
2005™) system. You will also delight in using the smooth-running Reality XP KI256 ADI / Flight Director, part of their "Flight Line T" series of gauges.. Add to that Eaglesoft's Sandel 3308 EHSI by Ike Slack,
Bill Leaming's JPI EDM700 EGT, the default Garmin GPS500, and that
is just the start. DreamFleet's Elmar Calbo has programmed a complete
Bendix-King avionics suite, including Bendix-King 2-axis autopilot
and Flight Director. There's DME, ADF, even an ELT and Carbon Monoxide
Detector that you can test!
gauges are high resolution, and are created from high quality digital
images of the actual gauges appearing in the real aircraft.
2D Interior Views: Featured are Forward Left, Left (with visible
3D animated wing), Rear Left, Rear, Rear Right, Right (with visible
3D animated wing), Forward Right, and Up views. As with the instrument
panel all views are high quality, digital photo graphics. No rendered
or hand drawn artwork here!
Swindle does it again with a very realistic sounding sound set.
Authentic Continental engine sounds are featured, with the originals
recorded from the real aircraft by DreamFleet's Louis Betti. You
will also get all of the usual switch "clicks", gyro sounds,
closing door sounds, etc. An audible environment that along with
the visual surroundings truly give you the feeling of "being
- Choice of 2 Internal Sound Sets
will have a choice of two (2) Internal engine sound sets.
The first features the engine sounds muffled as they would
be heard by the pilot wearing Active Noise Reduction headphones.
This is the most realistic sound set. The second sound set
features the engine sounds at their normal, loud levels, as
are usually provided by default in Flight Simulator. These
are the least realistic sounds, as most, if not all pilots
of these aircraft always wear their headphones for hearing
protection and for ease of radio communication.
has always prided itself on giving you the MOST for your money,
and the A36 is no exception.
DreamManager: Is the new replacement for "Text-o-Matic",
which appeared in previous DreamFleet products. With DreamManager
you can repaint your A36 in any scheme you would like, or download
paint schemes produced by others. Then use DreamManager to create an entirely
new aircraft model, that sports this new paint scheme, and aircraft
complete with all the features listed above. By using DreamManager
you can create an entire fleet of A36s!
DreamManager is available in A36 products purchased on or after
September 1, 2005. Previous A36 customers who wish to upgrade to
DreamManager may download the necessary files here:
Configuration Control Panel: Formerly known as "Config-o-Matic"
our Configuration Control is no longer a separate program, but operates
right inside the aircraft! Use the Configuration Control to instantly
select VC options and sounds. Use it to set various options on your
Garmin GNS430, and to activate the various "Preflight"
animating, such as the opening cowling and removable fuel caps.
Make your decisions and selections while in the cockpit!
Control - Click for a larger image
much will all of this cost?
and £15.44 *
units are identical to the Reality XP & EagleSoft Avionics
units that can be purchased separately. However, these units are
"locked" to the A36's instrument panel and aircraft,
and cannot be used on any other panel or aircraft. The GNS430
is the GNS 430XP 2005™ version. The WX500 is the same as that
available separately from Reality XP. Retail price of GNS430:
$29.95. Retail price of WX500: $24.95. Retail price of Sandel
3308 EHSI: $19.95. All currency is in US$.
For comparison only. Based on exchange rates of 10 November, 2005.
Exchange rates change on a daily basis.
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