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LOTUS SIMULATIONS - L-39 ALBATROS
LOTUS SIMULATIONS - L-39 ALBATROS
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Lotus Simulations L-39 Albatros V1.35 for FSX

The Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros is the most popular and successful single engine jet trainer of all time. Designed and built in Czechoslovakia during the cold war, the L-39 was developed to train pilots transitioning from simple propeller driven aircraft to front line Soviet fighters. Over 4000 examples were produced, serving with over 25 air forces around the world, and although production ceased in 1988 some 900 are still in service today. The jet was built to be extremely agile, durable, self sufficient, and tolerant of student pilot error. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in the 1990s several hundred examples found their way into private hands and are now regular attractions at airshows of all sizes. The jet is also popular with formation teams, serving with the world famous Breitling Jet Team and Vjazma Rus Aero Club, and even has its own competition class at the Reno Air Races.

This Lotus Simulations rendition of the L-39C Albatros bucks the trend in framerate sapping aircraft models by careful and considered design of geometry, textures, and code from the start. Built from the ground up for Shared Cockpit online training and multiplayer formation flight, as well as normal single player use, this aircraft is designed to maintain high framerate performance in all flight situations.

The Albatros features fully detailed virtual cockpits, in both dual and single seat versions, as well as a Reno racing variant and a special stripped down and ultra high performance model for those who participate in online formation flight teams. All of the L-39's instruments are rendered in full 3D for smooth and stutter free flight, and all of the plane's unique performance and handling quirks have been recreated, making this aircraft perfect for pilots who seek a challenging "stick and rudder" flight experience.

The Albatros features extensive and in depth systems modeling, including some with potentially hazardous consequences, and several unique and immersion enhancing special effects that have never before been seen in Flight Simulator X. Prime examples of these innovations are its revolutionary new light systems, and the return of VC canopy rain effects to FSX at last, something which was generally thought impossible.

Being built specifically to accommodate Shared Cockpit flight, all of the real L-39's rear cockpit instrument failure simulation systems have been replicated as well, allowing instructors to train students online in partial panel IFR flight or the handling of systems failures.

The flight dynamics and performance have been derived from personal developer experience flying a real L-39C and with extensive further input and testing by private L-39 owners.

The L-39's brilliant sound set has been provided by Turbine Sound Studios and almost every switch and system in the cockpit has associated sound effects for that extra layer of immersion.

In addition several models are pre-configured to accept Reality XP's excellent GNS430 GPS unit in the virtual cockpit.

Requirements: FSX with Service Pack 2, Acceleration Expansion, or FSX Gold Edition

Variants:

* 15 Dual Cockpit versions (9 military, 6 civilian, 6 with long range fuel tanks)
* 4 Single Cockpit versions (Front cockpit only, 2 military, 2 civilian)
* 1 Reno racing prepped version "Pipsqueak", fastest L-39 in the world
* 1 Special model for online formation teams (Front cockpit only, reduced special effects, blistering performance)
* 5 versions pre-configured for Reality XP GNS430 GPS in the virtual cockpit (Reality XP GPS software is not included)
* 17 unique real world paint schemes

Systems:

* Realistic engine management controls, spool time, throttle response, and temperature limits
* Saphir-5 jet starter APU with realistic operation and controls
* Realistic electrical bus functions & dependencies
* Main & emergency hydraulic systems with interconnect
* Emergency flap and gear deployment levers
* Pressurization system
* Diluter demand oxygen system, with potential for hypoxia effects and loss of consciousness from misuse
* EGT limiter self protection fuel cutout
* Engine damage modeling from misuse or flight in icing conditions
* Windshield & engine anti-ice functions
* GPS, navigation & communication radios
* Overspeed flap deployment self protection mechanism
* Emergency fuel pump
* Fire extinguisher
* Rear cockpit landing gear override
* Rear cockpit instrument failure simulation controls for partial panel flight training in Shared Cockpit mode
* Realistic fuel tank feed operation
* Realistic radar altimeter response
* All systems functionality based on real world L-39 operating manual and with extensive input from L-39 pilots and maintenance personnel

Flight Dynamics:

* Fully aerobatic and capable of stable spins and sideslips
* Realistic and sensitive response to AoA and load factor, a challenge to fly at the limits
* Performance based on personal developer flight time in a real L-39C and with extensive further testing by L-39 owners

Cockpit:

* Extremely detailed and complete Dual and Single cockpit variants provided, suitable for Shared Cockpit, formation, or solo flight
* Military and Civilian (no gunsight) cockpit variations included
* Projected and collimated electro-optical gunsight reticule in military variants
* High resolution and realistically shaded cockpit textures
* Cockpit textures are "zero load time". After intial aircraft load, they are always present when you return to the VC, no waiting.
* Extremely Track-ir friendly. No holes or missing parts visible from anywhere in the cockpits, even with very aggressive Track-ir use.
* Unique and extremely effective new landing light system, which actually properly illuminates the ground (and other objects from the VC), a first for a Flight Simulator aircraft. These landing lights adapt smoothly to the time of day.
* Illuminated raindrops in front of the landing light bulbs in poor weather
* Animated virtual cockpit canopy rain effects, another first for a true FSX native aircraft
* Full 3D gauges throughout, including all of the behavioral quirks of their real life counterparts
* Gauges are all original Russian equipment and use the metric system (except altimeter)
* Stunning cockpit night lighting with adaptive red and white instrument lighting selections and independent controls for front and rear cockpits
* Progressive canopy icing effects
* Specular scratch effects on canopies in the sun
* Animated extensible instrument flight training hood for front cockpit
* Ability to hide control columns from view for IFR flight
* Realistic ground roll, G-load and stall buffet effects

External Model:

* High detail but extremely low overhead models, built for maximum rendering efficiency, especially in the performance demanding FSX multiplayer environment
* Variety of hardpoint and weapon/fuel tank configurations across the different variants
* Realistic external lights, all built into the model itself to avoid FSX clipping and separation problems. Strobe lights illuminate the ground.
* Highly detailed textures with full bump and specular mapping, and realistic shading and weathering
* Mechanical backup gear and flap position indicators on the wings unique to the L-39
* Extending animated ram air turbine
* Fully animated pilots that are reactive to aircraft momentum and raise their visors automatically during night flight
* Progressive surface icing effects
* Highly realistic plexiglass canopies with specular effects
* All of the typical expected animations such as flight controls, trim tabs, landing gear, flaps, speed brakes, canopies, and integral boarding ladders

Sounds:

* All primary sounds recorded from a real L-39C and produced by award winning Turbine Sound Studios.
* Full 3D spatial sound effects
* AI sound set included for enhanced aircraft sounds in multiplayer and AI traffic use
* Dozens of cockpit sound effects for almost all switches, controls, and systems, including cockpit G-suit pump.

Documentation:

* An extremely thorough and well illustrated 122 page operations manual is included (PDF format). This manual is available for viewing prior to purchase at http://www.lotussim.com/ 

Extras:

* Tutorial videos and paint kit are also available at the Lotus Simulations website

Recommended Hardware:

-Intel Core2duo 6600 or better cpu
-512 MB Nvidia or ATI graphics card
-Track-ir head tracking system

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REVIEWS
La qualité de ce VC, rend l’expérience de vol encore plus immersive que sur tout autre avion que nous ayons pu tester, d’autant plus que presque tous les boutons, instruments et fonctionnalités du cockpit sont reproduites.
I would love to write a detailed breakdown of how the sim differs from the real jet here, but I can\'t. I flew the Lotus L-39 through all of the standard training profiles and even my air show routine and it performed as well as any simulator could. The profiles that work in the real jet work in the sim, as do the procedures
Yes, Lotus Simulations\' L39 Albatros is as good as everyone is saying on the forums. The result of Mike Johnson’s design discipline is to make FSX models faster, better looking, and reliable. This L39 Albatros is an instant classic and the first multiplayer aerobatic airplane this reviewer has ever asked his Editor to give an AvSim Award of Excellence to.
Whether you\'re just a general military jets fan, want to race around pylons at next to no altitude or are just a fan of well made Flight Simulator add-ons, this is one you\'ll probably want to add to and keep in your hangar.
Lotus really is the most incredible organization and I would fancy that no other company could produce such a marvel as a first product; it hardly warrants comparison to other first aircraft as the Lotus L-39C Albatros can hold its own with the very best of the market today.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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Denny LUI
*Verified Product User*
2014-09-10 07:06:50
The absolute best aircraft you can get for FSX!....X 2

I can not believe it was a product of 2009. I have most aircrafts from PMDG, CERANADO , RealAir etc, but this one is the most interesting AC to fly with. After some minor and easy adjustment on taxi setting which made it becomes almost perfect. Although it didn't comes with the autopilot, however after half hour of study of the manual I can easily take the plane to anywhere up 900nm. But I have to take more time to learn every aspect of this superb AC such as the most unique instructor function and engine performance. For this price and accurate model, I think it bits 90 % of other ACs in the market up to date especially the military AC. Thank you Lotus, you just give me lots of fun after I got this plane. A piece of art, Good work!
Ryan Bomar
*Verified Product User*
2010-04-10 08:42:17
The absolute best aircraft you can get for FSX!

I have a slow computer and most planes are not so frame rate friendly, I think this may be on par or even better than the default Cessna. A pure joy to fly, it supplies the most realistic flight experience available and I love that if you have any questions/concerns or comments they have a forum that's run by a real life pilot who happens to be a flight sim developer who happens to own Lotus Simulations who actually made this plane, you simply can't beat that for support.

This plane (like the real thing) doesn't climb like an F-22, does not have an autopilot, does not have a long range and lastly has no nose wheel steering. That equals a challenging and rewarding experience so if you want to take off, click on the autopilot and let it fly you all the way down the ILS with autothrottle engaged, this is the wrong plane for you.
Brian Smith
*Verified Product User*
2010-03-01 20:17:28
I absolutely love this plane. If you are even curious, you should buy it. It is great. I purchased it quite a while ago now. Didn't want to submit a review until the shine wore off...it never did. And it is so much fun to fly in multiplayer mode. No need to do much else in FSX now for me. I am hooked on this plane.
Richard Parrott
*Verified Product User*
2009-08-10 05:04:30
This is a beautifully crafted model in every aspect. It doesn't matter if we talk external appearance, virtual cockpit, functionality, special effects - I believe that Lotus has got this right in every way possible! And frame-rate great performance all adds up to total immersion!This plane is a load of fun and very hard to put down! My better-half just wishes she had an ejection seat to kick me up-and-away from the PC now!
Run - don't walk - to get it! Superb!
Steven Rapp
*Verified Product User*
2009-08-07 20:40:11
Purchased yesterday and haven't gotten a thing done around the house ever since. Seriously, this one of the nicest little surprises I've come across in a long time. Not only is the aircraft VERY nicely modeled visually.... it is one of the smoothest running aircraft in my hanger. No autopilot but I haven't missed that at all... very nicely balanced and trims wonderfully. Being a former Avionics Tech. and a very visual person, I was not only amazed but very much pleased at the cockpit lighting.... perhaps the best I've seen in FSX.... not over powering and the choice of red or white internal instrument lighting all with a switch in the cockpit. Exterior taxi lighting.... well... as others have stated, I can't say enough... FINALLY aircraft lighting that is modeled correctly. Lastly.... after a very pleasing first fight... I smiled ear to ear when I touched down and got that little touch-down-shimmy like the real deal instead of just ploping down like so many models...Wonderful job.... very nice buy!!
Jason Arsineau
*Verified Product User*
2009-08-05 15:40:40
Add this to your must have hangar. Designed and created with nothing but perfection in mind this is one of the most well rounded packages you will ever buy for FS. I doubt it will even need a patch and if it does it's to improve an already perfect aircraft. The flight dynamics , lights and effects are pure genious. Add great sounds, real life procedures and innovation and you cannot go wrong. Frame rates are great, attention to detail is evident and it is a blast. 5 stars and you can expect several awards to this bird in the future. Great Job to everyone involved in it's development.

Jason
Thorbjörn Thulin
*Verified Product User*
2009-08-04 02:35:19
I knew this plane would be an amazing plane by looking at all the pics through all these months. But that it would run so smooth on My mediocre PC just blows My mind. This package combines Good Looks with Performance and Nice Sound extremely well!

I was a bit surprised at the price, it was a bit higher then I excpected.
But after the first flight and all of the WOWs!!...it's more then well worth every krona/penny/pound/dollar/rubel....or whatever.

Thanks to Lotus for a very nice package, it was a long time since I enjoyed a flight as much as I did with this Albatros.

PC Specs: Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 2,4GHz, 3Gigs of RAM, XFX GeForce 8800GTS 648MB, Win XP Pro SP3
DELIVERY METHOD
DIRECT DOWNLOAD
FILESIZE
225MB
REGISTRATION KEY
Registration key after purchase, see order details page in customer account
REQUIREMENTS
FSX with Service Pack 2 or Acceleration

-Intel Core2duo 6600 or better cpu
-512 MB Nvidia or ATI graphics card
-Track-ir head tracking system

expansion, or FSX Gold Edition. DX10 Compatible.
Disc Space Required: 750MB
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LOTUS SIMULATIONS - L-39 ALBATROS
Denny LUI
The absolute best aircraft you can get for FSX!....X 2 I can not believe it was a product of 2009. I have most aircrafts from PMDG, CERANADO , RealAir etc, but this one is the most interesting AC to fly with. After some minor and easy adjustment on taxi setting which made it becomes almost perfect. Although it didn't comes with the autopilot, however after half hour of study of the manual I can easily take the plane to anywhere up 900nm. But I have to take more time to learn every aspect of this superb AC such as the most unique instructor function and engine performance. For this price and accurate model, I think it bits 90 % of other ACs in the market up to date especially the military AC. Thank you Lotus, you just give me lots of fun after I got this plane. A piece of art, Good work!
LOTUS SIMULATIONS - L-39 ALBATROS
Ryan Bomar
The absolute best aircraft you can get for FSX! I have a slow computer and most planes are not so frame rate friendly, I think this may be on par or even better than the default Cessna. A pure joy to fly, it supplies the most realistic flight experience available and I love that if you have any questions/conce-
rns or comments they have a forum that's run by a real life pilot who happens to be a flight sim developer who happens to own Lotus Simulations who actually made this plane, you simply can't beat that for support. Thi-
s plane (like the real thing) doesn't climb like an F-22, does not have an autopilot, does not have a long range and lastly has no nose wheel steering. That equals a challenging and rewarding experience so if you want to take off, click on the autopilot and let it fly you all the way down the ILS with autothrottle engaged, this is the wrong plane for you.
LOTUS SIMULATIONS - L-39 ALBATROS
Brian Smith
I absolutely love this plane. If you are even curious, you should buy it. It is great. I purchased it quite a while ago now. Didn't want to submit a review until the shine wore off...it never did. And it is so much fun to fly in multiplayer mode. No need to do much else in FSX now for me. I am hooked on this plane.
LOTUS SIMULATIONS - L-39 ALBATROS
Richard Parrott
This is a beautifully crafted model in every aspect. It doesn't matter if we talk external appearance, virtual cockpit, functionality, special effects - I believe that Lotus has got this right in every way possible! And frame-rate great performance all adds up to total immersion!This plane is a load of fun and very hard to put down! My better-half just wishes she had an ejection seat to kick me up-and-away from the PC now! Run - don't walk - to get it! Superb!
LOTUS SIMULATIONS - L-39 ALBATROS
Steven Rapp
Purchased yesterday and haven't gotten a thing done around the house ever since. Seriously, this one of the nicest little surprises I've come across in a long time. Not only is the aircraft VERY nicely modeled visually.... it is one of the smoothest running aircraft in my hanger. No autopilot but I haven't missed that at all... very nicely balanced and trims wonderfully. Being a former Avionics Tech. and a very visual person, I was not only amazed but very much pleased at the cockpit lighting.... perhaps the best I've seen in FSX.... not over powering and the choice of red or white internal instrument lighting all with a switch in the cockpit. Exterior taxi lighting.... well... as others have stated, I can't say enough... FINALLY aircraft lighting that is modeled correctly. Lastly.... after a very pleasing first fight... I smiled ear to ear when I touched down and got that little touch-down-shim-
my like the real deal instead of just ploping down like so many models...Wonder-
ful job.... very nice buy!!
LOTUS SIMULATIONS - L-39 ALBATROS
Jason Arsineau
Add this to your must have hangar. Designed and created with nothing but perfection in mind this is one of the most well rounded packages you will ever buy for FS. I doubt it will even need a patch and if it does it's to improve an already perfect aircraft. The flight dynamics , lights and effects are pure genious. Add great sounds, real life procedures and innovation and you cannot go wrong. Frame rates are great, attention to detail is evident and it is a blast. 5 stars and you can expect several awards to this bird in the future. Great Job to everyone involved in it's development. Jason
LOTUS SIMULATIONS - L-39 ALBATROS
Thorbjörn Thulin
I knew this plane would be an amazing plane by looking at all the pics through all these months. But that it would run so smooth on My mediocre PC just blows My mind. This package combines Good Looks with Performance and Nice Sound extremely well! I was a bit surprised at the price, it was a bit higher then I excpected. But after the first flight and all of the WOWs!!...it's more then well worth every krona/penny/pou-
nd/dollar/rubel-
....or whatever. Th-
anks to Lotus for a very nice package, it was a long time since I enjoyed a flight as much as I did with this Albatros. PC Specs: Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 2,4GHz, 3Gigs of RAM, XFX GeForce 8800GTS 648MB, Win XP Pro SP3
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