ANTS AIRPLANES - EAGLET

ANTS AIRPLANES - EAGLET

PID: 6098
Available since: 01/27/2012.
Publisher: Ants Airplanes
Sold by Ants Airplanes
Tags: GeneralAviation 
EUR 17.26
without VAT EUR 14.50
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DELIVERY METHOD DIRECT DOWNLOAD
FILESIZE 54MB
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DEMO DOWNLOAD AntsEagletDemoV100.exe
REQUIREMENTS
  • Microsoft's Flight Simulator X SP2, Acceleration or FSX Gold.
  • Windows XP SP3, Vista or 7
  • 250MB free hard drive space

This aircraft was developed with the Flight Simulator X SP2 SDK. You therefore need either Microsoft's Flight Simulator X SP2, Acceleration or FSX Gold. The minimum PC specs are more difficult to be exact about as even similarly specced PC's can give such varying performance. I can only recommend that you download the demo version. This is exactly the same as the full version and will give an accurate indication of how well the full version will work on your system.

The Eaglet light sport aircraft addon for Flight Simulator X is now available. This small high wing, all metal 2 seater is powered by a Rotax 912 engine and has a cruise speed of 105 kts. There are two different panel versions available. One with normal analog style gauges and the other with an Electronic Flight Instrumentation System (EFIS). These aircraft are based on the real world VH-DBJ and 24-7600 which are based at Redcliffe Flight Training. Special thanks to Mahl and the team at Redcliffe for their help in developing this aircraft.

FEATURES

  • Native FSX model
  • Incredibly detailed model with full animations and completely clickable virtual cockpit
  • Silky smooth 3D gauges
  • Custom gauges including radios, GPS and autopilots
  • Two different panel setups, EFIS glass cockpit and normal analog gauge cockpit
  • Lovely Lotus style landing lights
  • Virtual cockpit rain effects
  • new Realistic Prop Torque effects
  • 7 real world liveries plus 4 with user adjustable registration numbers
  • Genuine engine sounds
  • Hot swappable RPM (engine/prop rpm) and airspeed (knots/km/h) gauges
  • Animations for tiedowns, wheel chocks and pitot covers
  • Animated pilot and passenger models which can be displayed or hidden (pilot head individually switchable in VC)
  • In game Animation Manager
  • Separate Eaglet Setup program to set preferences*

* Note that the Eaglet Setup program requires Microsoft's .NET 4.0

DOWNLOAD THE DEMO VERSION

With this demo you can find out exactly how well the Eaglet will run on your particular system. The demo includes the full documentation and is the same as the full version except for the following things:

  • Only white repaint included
  • Demo written in inconvenient places

Everything else is exactly the same as it is in the full version. The download is approx 47MB in size and requires approx 144MB in hard drive space.

REALISTIC PROP TORQUE EFFECTS

New in the Eaglet is the Realistic Prop Torque Effect. One of the problems with FSX is the poor simulation of propeller torque. FSX will simulate prop torque upto the stall speed but it then slowly reduces the effect as your airspeed increases. I have attempted to recreate the effect of prop torque for these higher speeds. With the realistic prop torque effect on (you can use the Eaglet Setup program to choose whether you use it or not) you should notice that adjusting the throttle will have an effect on the roll axis of the aircraft. During climb you will need some right stick, at cruise with cruise RPM the aircraft will be balanced but reducing the RPM to idle and you will need some left stick. How does it work? For slower speeds the FSX prop torque is still working but for higher speeds a bit of simple maths is used to dynamically control the aileron trim and thus simulating the effects of prop torque.

Version 1.1 is now available and is a maintenance patch that fixes various bugs in the original release. It includes the following changes:

  • Fixes to the fuel pump, autopilot and flap sounds.
  • Reduced wind sound level
  • Radio turns off FSX ATC when radio is off.
  • Reduced engine temperatures.
  • Various typos fixed

 


 

Customer Reviews

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Giovanni Di Biase *Verified Product User*, 08/27/2013
 
    Conpliment for the job, the plane is fantastic, the girl next to you too!
 
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David Rogers *Verified Product User*, 06/12/2013
 
    Without a doubt, the best LSA / Microlight aircraft ever released for flight sim. Just reeks quality in every area. Beautiful visuals (exterior and VC), lovely sound, fab flight handling characteristics and immersion. Just perfect. Buy it - amazing value and Ant is a great guy who provides excellent quality products at amazing value and provides superb support.
 
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Dominic Smith *Verified Product User*, 01/20/2013
 
    I was looking for a little GA aircraft to fly around Australia when I came across Eaglet.
It's a great little aircraft with good visibility all round and a has a nice flight model that enables you to enjoy the scenery.
Sounds and textures are all well done and you even get to have cute girl as a passenger next to you. But....if you prefer to have a flight by yourself, then you can remove her from the cockpit, LOL.
The one stand out feature for me though, was the GPS. It's amazing to use and most helpful. If need be you can click on the GPS and it will enlarge into it's own window; all very helpful.
Another plus point for the aircraft, is that the author is very helpful and is always happy to answer any questions.
A great little aircraft and one which will be used often!!
Many thanks.
Dom
 
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Robert Thomason *Verified Product User*, 01/06/2013
 
    This little airplane is just a lesson on how a light plane ought to be done and I'm not really a fan of this genre in the first place. I usually end up being bored to tears by cruising along at 105knts. However I was looking for something to start a new campaign in Air Hauler with and thought I would give it a shot given the price and previous reviews. MAN! I've been living under a rock! I have heard good things about Ant's aircraft and I was not let down. I continue to fly this little gem routinely simply because it's a winner.
Buy with Confidence, you will not be disappointed.
 
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Daniel Vary *Verified Product User*, 03/30/2012 1 of 1 customer found this review helpful
 
    As the others said it's simply awesome, especially for this price. It's the most complete GA add-on I've ever flown, I'll be enjoying doing cross countries in it. Beautifully done VC lights, landing lights, and VC rain effects are something that we've been missing for some time now :) Thanks Ants, hats down, thumbs up!