A new King Air takes flight

Flight1 has announced that its Super King Air B200 version 2 is now available for Prepar3D version 4. This is an all-in- one package that also covers the FSX Boxed/FSX: Steam Edition.

The Flight1 Beechcraft Super King Air B200 represents an overhauled 1984 B200 refurbished with the Blackhawk XP52 upgrade, Raisbeck EPIC modifications and the Garmin G1000 system. There are also new Prepar3D v.4-specific features such as dynamic lighting inside and out and gauges compiled in 64-bit format.

Both the FSX and Prepar3D versions have added airways to the G1000, providing the ability to load and change routes manually. Various bug fixes to the G1000 and improved loading procedures have also been implemented.

In addition, the new version comes with a highly accurate and detailed aircraft exterior with four custom paint schemes and an animated cabin door.

The virtual cockpit features pop-up 2D PFD and MFD displays along with an autopilot, and MFD controller panel views. It also comes with animations such as visors, sliding doors, arm rests and passenger tables. A fully 3D cabin has been modelled with three colour options (charcoal, grey and tan) and visible fingerprints/ smudges on G1000 screens (optional).

Maintenance and repairs module: The inclusion of a Maintenance Module (MM) enhances the simulation of the Beechcraft Super King Air B200. The MM makes provision for line services requests and monitors aircraft usage at the system level, persistently tracking wear and tear on the engines, propellers, tyres, brakes and flaps. The engines consume oil while they are running and it is possible to mismanage engine operation on the ground in a way that can damage them. Pilots may affect repairs from within the MM and can enable or disable wear and damage features independently. For those who do not desire this feature, all failure and damage realism settings can be disabled.

Damage / failure modes features: Engine wear has been modelled, where engine performance decreases over time. Additional simulated features include: flap and landing gear damage, hot starts, Foreign Object Damage (FOD) and brake fade over time.

Android GCU477 MFD controller application: A custom-coded Android application has been created which simulates the GCU 477 MFD controller and saves screen real estate with no frame rate impact by using your Android-compatible device screen. This is ideal for Android tablets and larger cell phones.

King Air B200 Advanced Avionics and Systems

All gauges and switches are fully functional and clickable

Audible switch and knob sounds

Working cabin pressurisation system

Customisable panel lighting

Advanced electrical, fuel and pneumatic system

Ice protection (ice build-up affects flight model and can cause failures)

Oxygen and autofeather system.