LIONHEART - ROBIN DR400/180 FSX/P3D/P3DV2

LIONHEART - ROBIN DR400/180 FSX/P3D/P3DV2

PID: 6616
Available since: 08/20/2012.
Publisher: Lionheart Creations
Sold by Lionheart Creations
EUR 23.79
without VAT EUR 19.99
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HOMEPAGE http://www.lionheartcreations.com
SUPPORT william@lionheartcreations.com
SUPPORT SITE http://www.lionheartcreations.com/LHC_Support.html
DELIVERY METHOD DIRECT DOWNLOAD
FILESIZE 231MB
REGISTRATION KEY This product does not have a registration key, you can simply execute the downloaded file to install
REQUIREMENTS FSX/P3D/P3DV2

Current version is Build 2.0

Updates and enhancements;
* Airfiles totally redone with better flight characteristics, including
--- Better roll rates with return-to-neutral handling in turns from upturned wing design
--- Better taxi performance with lower throttle required now
--- Improved ground effect and flaps characteristics
* Tachometer tune; includes reading up to 3500 RPM

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This is the classic, famed General Aviation plane of most of Europe, the Robin DR400,  designed by Pierre Robin. This particular model is the DR400 / 180, featuring a higher performance 180 HP engine. The DR400 is a wood based aircraft with wood ribbing wing structures covered with aircraft fabric. The fuselage is mostly skinned, high grade woods as well. The interior seats 4 people neatly and usually sports a very nice Avionics stack. This aircraft is said to be in higher numbers then Cessna at most all air clubs and flying schools and small air strips and airports. It is probably one of 'the' most famous GA planes in most of Europe.

This package features

  • 5 Aircraft liverie paint schemes
  • Detailed instrument panel with all 3D switches and knobs, animated as well
  • Sophisticated Garmin GNS-430 GPS nav system
  • Authentic Robin fuel, tachometer, and air speed instruments including popup window modes
  • High detail interior
  • Authentic starter button at fuel selector
  • Animated pilot that scans instruments and the horizon

This package addon is for Prepar3D Flight Training Simulator, and Microsoft Flight Simulator X, FSX with the SP1 Service Pack.

Exterior

There are presently 7 different exterior paint schemes that the Robin DR400 comes with. These are the classic paint schemes given them by the factory. The 'Gray and Yellow' version, gray on top with yellow stripes, is a weathered, aged version.

Panel

We sought to make the panel as realistic as possible. This panel features sunken instruments with glass surfaces revealing reflections as like real glass instruments. The Avionics stack is modeled in high 3D, mapped directly to gauge data.

Mini gauge popup windows are featured on the Robins elaborate, realistic panel. Clicking on certain click zones causes most gauges to popup, such as the gauges mentioned above as well as the radio stack.

In this package, we feature the Garmin GNS-430, a GPS system which serves on this plane as COM2/NAV2, and has 2 popup modes; radio stack mode, and larger GPS map mode size for easier reading of the small map window.

This Robin DR400 is fitted with a basic yet very functional S-Tec 55 auto pilot. It will set (lock) your altitude or climb rate, and also lock your heading setting, and will fly a GPS preset route.

Special features

Special Features are the 'extra's that the package features.

  • Sound Effects System that features click sounds and sound effects
  • Popup Mini Windows of gauges that are specific to the DR400
    1. Speed gauge with flaps and stall and cruise 'speed registry' dots
    2. Tachmeter with red line for the 180 HP engine
    3. Robin fuel gauges that are in Liters, but have mouse overs in Gallons, and feature the graphics that show how many Liters are in each quarter of the fuel cell; left, center, right.
    4. S-Tec 55 Auto Pilot with Nav GPS navigation basic capacity
    5. Garmin high detail GNS-430 GPS system
    6. Weathered, well used Bendix King COM1/NAV1 radios and Bendix King Transponder
    7. Dual VOR1 and VOR2 gauges for VOR navigational flights and triangulations of waypoints

Instrumentation features include

  • Glass Faces with reflections
  • 3D Bazels and sunken faces
  • Complete 3D modeled radio stack including the small rubber buttons on the GPS and auto pilot, fully modelled and not flat polygon plates.
  • Soft glow instrumentation system that features internal illumination, sporting a very realistic appearance for night flights where one does not need to use the dome light to see instruments at night.

Specs

Constructor.....................................................................................Avion PIerre Robin
Model.................................................................................................DR400 / 180 Dauphine 80
Seats...................................................................................................4
Construction....................................................................................Wood and fabric
Engine Model...................................................................................Lycoming O-360-A3A
Engine Power..................................................................................134 kW 180 hp

Dimensions
Length...............................................................................................22 ft 10 in (6,69 m)
Wingspan.........................................................................................28 ft 7 in (8,72 m)
Height...............................................................................................7 ft 4 in (2,23 m)
Wing area........................................................................................153 sq ft (14,20 m²)

Weights
Gross weight.................................................................................2,425 lb (1100 kg)
Empty weight................................................................................1,345 lb (610 kg)
Useful load.....................................................................................1,080 lb (450 kg)
Fuel................................................................................................50.19 US Gal (110 + 40 + 40 liters)

Performance
Max level speed.............................................................................150 kt (271 km/h)
Max cruising speed......................................................................132 kt (245 km/h)
Stall speed.......................................................................................51 kt (95 km/h)
Max rate of climb............................................................................836 ft/min
Max range........................................................................................785 NM (1455 km)

Take-off run....................................................................................1,033 ft (315 m)
Take-off to 50 ft..............................................................................2.000 ft (610 m)
Landing from 50 ft.........................................................................1,739 ft (530 m)
Landing run.....................................................................................820 ft (250 m)
Ceiling..............................................................................................14,500 ft.
Range economy cruise................................................................750 NM

Manual

This is the pilots flight manual for the LHC Robin DR400. It is in PDF format and is a free download and enables you a 'glimpse' into this unique, fun to fly, French aircraft

<<<<<CLICK HERE>>>>>

UPDATE
This is a fix that repairs the fuel gauges readout when under 50% fuel readings
http://lionheartworld.net/dr400/LHC_DR400.CAB


 

Customer Reviews

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anthony davies *Verified Product User*, 10/03/2012 1 of 1 customer found this review helpful
 
    An excellent representation of the real aircraft. A joy to fly in FSX. The only thing I'm not sure about are the windows. According to the manufacturers website the 160 and 180 version has an extra window each side over the baggage compartment. Maybe that minor thing could be added later. Still good fun however.