A new gameplay trailer has been released for Microsoft’s upcoming Flight Simulator featuring aircraft such as the 747-8, Airbus A320 neo and Icon A5.
As previously reported, the new incarnation of Flight Simulator is described as offering highly detailed and stunning aircraft ranging from light planes to wide-body jets which operate in “an incredibly realistic world.” Flight plans and flying will reportedly be available anywhere on the planet with a focus on “the authenticity of flying and visually stunning environments.”
The developer has reportedly gone “far beyond what was done for previous titles” by forging a breadth of partnerships with manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, CubCrafters, Daher, Diamond Aircraft Industries, ICON Aircraft, Robin Aircraft and Textron Aviation to make the new Microsoft Flight Simulator “the most realistic flight simulation yet.”
The release will reportedly be available for “Windows 10 with Xbox Game Pass in 2020, and coming to Xbox One at a later date.” Click below to check out the new trailer.
A 1984 Aero L-39C Albatros airframe has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
1800 Total time since new; Engine not included (hot started junk); Avionics stack in picture has been removed; Aircraft is on shipping fixtures ready to truck these are custom made for the L-39. Also included will be HP Aircraft elliptical tips, ditch the tip tanks go faster and same range with less drag. This will be a great candidate for the Honeywell TFE 731-3 engine conversion: look up Scott Farnsworth on You tube. Full Logs since day one.
The aircraft is located in El Cajon, California and is currently available for US $145,000, although bids are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Flite Test released a new, 57.5″ (1460 mm) speed build P-38 Lightning electric airplane kit that is described as “one of the most advanced Speed Build Kits you can build.”
The model reportedly offers a level of scale detail that has never been seen before on a Flite Test aircraft. It is further touted as carrying graceful lines in the air while tracking true, and is “a walk in the park for intermediate to advanced pilots.”
Click below to check out a video overview of the kit as well as an “epic warbird race”
AD4N Skyraider F-AZFN has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
aprox. 288hrs since IRAN, aprox. 35hrs on Anderson Engine overhaul, times change as its flown regularly registered as FAZFN. Garmin GTR 225A com, KT76A Xponder encoded.. Drop tanks + some spares Great flying aircraft
The machine is located in France and is currently being offered for $465,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
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At the recent Scale Modelworld 2019 event in Telford, Airfix announced the development of a new tool Avro Vulcan B.2 model kit in 1/72 scale.
Although the project is relatively early in development, Airfix had a prototype model on display at their stand which reportedly represents a “significant investment for the company” and “a fascinating and rather expensive stage in the production of this magnificent new tooling.”
So far, a number of CAD renderings have been released, including an exploded part view, as well as images of the prototype model. The kit is currently slated for release in November 2020. Click below to check out additional images as well as a newly released video interview with the kit’s designer.
A 1964 MiG-17 project (N604LS / S/N 1J0604) has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Aircraft is in excellent condition with low airframe/engine hours, and would be a good candidate for restoration or museum display. Always kept in hangar with many spares including new flight control surfaces, spare canopy, ejection seat parachute, new airframe hoses (from Specialty Hose Co), new set of landing gear and drop tanks. Also comes with ground handling/servicing equipment including tail support cart, tow bar, super bee ground power cart, ground power rectifier (with adapter plug), and strut/nitrogen bottle servicing adapter fittings. Complete engine and airframe logs included with English translation, as well as set of maintenance manuals and aircraft inspection program.
The airframe reportedly has 599 TT, while the engine has 650 SNEW. The project is located in Tacoma, WA and is currently available for $35,000 USD, although this price is said to be negotiable. Click here to check out the complete listing.
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Lukgraph has announced the upcoming release of a new Sopwith Baby model kit in 1/32 scale.
The offering will reportedly be a full resin kit released in four boxed versions representing aircraft in British, French and Italian service, as well as a captured German machine complete with wooden trolley. Livery details are as follows:
In total there will be 9 paintings in 4 boxes.
32-22 3 x British schemes
32-23 2 x Italian schemes
32-24 1 x French + 2 x Norwegian schemes
32-25 1 x German scheme (captured plane)
The sets will also contain masks, photo-etched parts and bombs / Clerget 9B and Le Rhone type J engines printed directly with 3D technology. It is hoped that the kit will be ready for a December release. Click below to check out decal sheets as well as additional renderings and details.
1944 P-51D Mustang “Rosalie” (S/N 44-75009 N51TC) has hit the market.
The listing states that the airframe has amassed 1903 TTSN, while the Packard -1650-7 engine with Rolls Royce 720 heads and banks has 115 hrs SMOH and 25 hrs since top overhaul by Roush Aviation. The aircraft also includes an avionics package, new oil and coolant lines (2018) and P-63 wheels and brakes. It is painted in Nevada ANG markings.
The aircraft ic surrently being offered for $1,995,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
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A reproduction of the Junkers F13, the world’s first all-metal commercial aircraft, has been spotted for sale.
The aircraft (HB-RIM S/N 13-001) reportedly has an airframe total time of 161:50 h (284 landings), while the Pratt & Whitney Wasp Junior R-985-AN-14B engine has a total time of 91:33 h. The machine is described as seating 1–2 crew / 4–5 passengers and boasts “leather Interior Vienna + Santa Fe Brown” as well as an intercom and avionics package.
The F13 is located in Switzerland and is currently being offered for USD $2,100,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
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HpH Models has announced the upcoming release of a massive 1/32 B-52 Stratofortress cockpit section model kit.
The new offering will reportedly be priced at 150 Euro, although this will drop to 120 Euro when ordered together with the upcoming B-52 1/48 scale kit. The company notes that the new 1/32 scale cockpit section kit consists basically of enlarged parts from the fully detailed cockpit included with the full 1/48 offering.
The cockpit section kit is currently slated for release “in 3 or 4 weeks.” Click below to check out additional images.