It should be no surprise that at times the line between "developer" and "publisher" gets a bit blurred, especially when the developer is DreamFleet, and the publisher is the ever-popular Flight One Software.
While two completely separate business entities, Flight 1 often works closely with DreamFleet. For example, it was DreamFleet's Nick Jacobs who programmed the gauges for Flight 1's Cessna 421 product, and it was close collaboration along with the desire to provide free aircraft repaints during the 737 project that brought the hugely popular Text-O-Matic to the flight simulation world. As you will read below, DreamFleet is heavily involved with the Cessna 152 project, thus we thought it wise to promote this fine aircraft at our web site also.
So there is no confusion, unlike our previous products, the Cessna 152 is NOT a DreamFleet product, but a Flight 1 product, and if you are familiar with our respective products, it is often hard to tell the difference between them!
With the Cessna 152 you can see this cooperation with Flight 1 and others in the below list of credits for the project, and we're sure you'll see some well-known names on the list!
(In alphabetical order)
Louis Betti (DreamFleet)- 2D panel and gauge graphics, 2D interior graphics, 3D virtual cockpit and interior textures, and instruction manual.
Elmar Calbo (DreamFleet)- Gauge programming.
Roger Dial (Flight 1)- 3D Aircraft model and virtual cockpit, and external model textures.
Jim Rhoads (Flight 1)- Project management.
Steve Small (FSD International)- Flight Dynamics.
Aaron Swindle (Sky Song Soundworks)- Aircraft sounds.
The result is a culmination of efforts by some of the best developers in the flight simulation world to bring the ultimate Cessna 152 to you!
The aircraft model was designed by Roger Dial, one of the most talented 3D modelers in the flight simulation industry, and you can be certain that this Cessna 152 will be one of the most complex and detailed aircraft models he has ever produced. Many of you will remember Roger's fine model work from Flight 1's very popular Cessna 421.
Virtual Cockpit & Cabin: Nicely detailed and with working gauges, and moving throttles, control wheels, and rudder pedals.
Complete Moving Parts: Ailerons, rudder, stabilizer, and flaps all move. The wheels turn, and both cabin doors open and close.
Visible Interior and Pilot: This, of course, should be expected, and the interior visible from the outside of the aircraft is highly detailed.
Fuselage and Lighting Reflections: The same as found on the default FS aircraft, there's even reflection 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 Flight 1 Cessna 152 to be quite satisfying. Steve Small did not hold back in bringing some of the most realistic 152 flying qualities into your computer.
Details Galore!: Complete external lighting as on the real aircraft, and detailed textures, right down to almost every rivet and inspection plate that is on the real thing.
In addition to the 3D virtual cockpit and interior, the Flight 1 Cessna 152 features complete 2D instrument panels and interior views in DreamFleet's high resolution, digital photo realistic graphics. Use the "VC" or use the 2D views, or switch between both. Some of the features of our 2D interior include:
Main Instrument Panel: So realistic that you could almost swear you were in real 152. Every gauge is there, just as it is in the real 152, and operate as accurately as is possible within FS. Certain gauges features a user selectable "digital readout", which tells you what the gauge is reading; great for those with small monitors, or to obtain high accuracy in setting. 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; you are seated in the pilot's seat, not in between the seats!
The 152 will feature two main panels, a left main panel, and right main panel, so you can sit in either seat.
Radio Stack: A pop-up radio stack is also included, and provides all of the 152s radios in one, convenient location. Audio panel, (2) Nav / Coms, ADF, DME and Transponder are provided. If you are looking for an autopilot, don't! As with most real Cessna 152s, ours does not come equipped with one.
Interior Views: They are all here, and you can use these in place of, or to supplement the Virtual Cockpit views. Featured are Forward Left, Left (with visible wing), Rear Left, Rear, Rear Right, Right (with visible wing), Forward Right, and Up views. As with the instrument panel all views are high quality, digital photo realistic graphics. No rendered or hand drawn artwork here!
Authentic 152 engine sounds produced by Aaron Swindle are featured. You will also get all of the usual switch "clicks", gyro sounds, etc. An audible environment that along with the visual surroundings truly give you the feeling of "being there".
Flight 1 has always prided itself on giving you the MOST for your money, and the Cessna 152 is no exception.
Text-o-Matic: The ever popular "T-o-M" returns to the 152, from previous appearances in numerous other Flight 1 and DreamFleet products. With T-o-M you can repaint your 152 in any scheme you would like, or download paint schemes produced by others. Then use T-o-M to create an entirely new aircraft model, that sports this new paint scheme, complete with all the features listed above. By using T-o-M you can create an entire fleet of Cessna 152s!
Config-o-Matic: Joining "T-o-M" is "C-o-M". With Config-o-Matic you will be able to select certain features for your 152.
Features and specifications subject to change without notice prior to release.
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