WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
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  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
  • WING42 - LOCKHEED VEGA 5 [EARLY ACCESS]
AVAILABLE SINCE: .
08/07/201811912
PUBLISHER

The Lockheed Vega was an exceptional aircraft for it's era and won numerous records. For a prolonged period of time, she was the aircraft of choice for many famous and award-winning aviators. Among many others, the Vega was flown by Amelia Earhart, Willey Post, Jimmy Doolittle, George H Wilkins, Jimmie Mattern and many, many others. She was in service for Braniff Airways, Shell, Standard Oil, Air Mexico and other companies.

 

Wing42 brings this aircraft in exceptional detail into the flight simulator of your choice. The installer contains the passenger version of the Lockheed Vega 5C for FSX, FSXSE and P3Dv4.x.

 

Why Early-Access?

 

We decided to develop the Lockheed Vega very closely with the flightsim community. We want to make the Vega an unforgettable product that brings enjoyment to you for a long time in the future. By purchasing the Vega now, you will get full access to the aircraft in its current state and of course you will be eligible for the full version as soon as it's released! And because you backed this project right from the beginning, you receive a massive discount on the product.

 

With this purchase, you can immediately take her for a spin and check out the numerous features of this addon. We want to encourage you to criticize, make suggestions and help us hunt down those nasty bugs. In short: be part of the development process! We will be releasing updates for the Lockheed Vega continously and with these updates, the price of the Vega will gradually increase to reflect the added features and the hard work that goes into the product. So the earlier you get on board, the more of a bargain you make!

Features Current stand: version 0.04.0 (20-JUL-2018)

 

Listed here are some of the features you can experience in the current build of the Aircraft. Please note that the list is by no means complete and some of the mentioned features might still have some issues. You can find a list of missing features and known bugs in our forum.

 

  • 3D model
    state-of-the-art 3d model with hand crafted and highly detailed 4k textures throughout the aircraft.

  • Flight model
    Super-realistic flight dynamics and aircraft performance.

  • Ground equipment
    Fully functional ground equipment with wheel chocks, battery cart, passenger stairs, fuel drums, tie downs and a baggage cart.

  • Payload manager
    Functional payload manager integrated with the ground equipment. The ground crew will first install all necessary equipment before loading the aircraft.

  • Walkaround interface
    Interface to perform the mandatory walkaround of your aircraft to prevent problems during your flight.

  • Special effects
    Our friends at FSFX Packages supplied an extraordinaty set of special effects for thee Wing42 Lockheed Vega 5. These top-notch effects are included in the installation since version 0.04. [Click here for more information]

System simulation

Through the implementation of the Prop-o-Tronic physics engine, the Vega features an extensive simulation of various of the aircraft's systems with more in the works! Working examples:

 

  • Customized barometric system, simulating every component. I.e. Static port, alternate port, pitot tube, selector valve, vsi, asi, altimeter.
  • Electrical system, running independant of the sim. Real physics calculations of voltage and current of all electrical components. Includes a working(!) fusebox with working(!) spares.
  • Realistic vacuum system, based on real-world physics. Components include an engine-driven pump, venturi tube, the plumbing and connectors, vacuum source selector, pressure relief valve (with simulated spring forces), real-physic gyros in all vacuum-driven instruments, etc.
  • [NEW!]Real-world physics to calculate the propagation and dissipation of heat throughout the engine.
  • [NEW!]Super-detailed oil system, with each component being simulated individually.
  • Engine vibrations with calculated frequencies and amplitudes depending on the various conditions of the engine.
  • The 8-day-clock actually needs to be wound up at least every 8 days to keep the time.
  • Fully functioning and responsive wobble pump.
  • Instument needle physics: Every single needle on the instrument panel moves based on individually calculated physics.

Persistency

You'll find the aircraft exactely how you left it. Except for the battery that might be drained if you left on the lights.

Great Animations

We take great pride in the custom animations of all parts of the aircraft. You'll experience the airframe shaking when starting the engine, loose parts will vibrate, and the handles in the cabin will swing with the movement of the aircraft.

Intuitive Interaction

Use the mouse as you would move your hands in the cockpit. While simple switches are still operated with a simple mouse-click, we took great care in providing you an immersive experience with the controls. The real-world wobble pump was operated by moving the lever continously forwards and backwards - to operate the wobble pump in the Wing42 Vega you click the lever and drag it forwards and bankwards while keeping the mouse button pressed. The majority of controls in the cockpit follow a similar logic, mimicing the movement of the pilot's hand in the real cockpit.

Great performance

Despite all the detail in both apperance and simulation, the Lockheed Vega performs exceptionally well, even on low-end computers.

Liveries

The Lockheed Vega 5C currently comes in eight different liveries:

 

  • Lockheed factory default livery (NC-14236)
  • Fictional Wing42 livery (NC-5542)
  • Shell No.7 livery (NC-13705)
  • Braniff Airways livery (NC-8495)
  • Green "military" paintjob
  • Jimmy Mattern's "Eagle" (NR-869-E)
  • [NEW!]Mirow Air Service (NC-162W)
  • [NEW!]Fictional "The Sky Lounge" livery (N5KY)

Realism and historicity with no exceptions

 

With the Lockheed Vega, we at Wing42 strive to provide you an immersive and historically accurate flight simulator experience with no compromises! The aircraft is designed as it was originally flown in the 1920s. And that means unreliable instruments, no radio, no navigational equipment, no GPS. That makes this aircraft very challenging to operate in your simulator, but it also gives you an incredibly rewarding flying experience only few flightsim addons can provide.

 

All custom system simulations are calculated using our own real-world physics engine "Prop-o-Tronic". Take the vacuum components as an example. Within the Addons DLL file the pressure differential between the interacting components is individually calculated, each part influencing the outcome. Tiny leaks in the connectors will cause a pressure drop in the system, which limits the airflow that hits the vanes of the gyros of DG/AH/T&B, which in turn may cause them to slow down due to the friction loss in the bearings, which might result in a more sluggish instrument behavior. All these calculations are constantly being performed under-the-hood, based on real physics!

 

In every future update, we will extend this level of detail to the various systems of the Vega with the goal of creating the most realistic and immersive experience of operating an aircraft from the Golden Era of Aviation!

 

Upcoming features

 

While the Wing42 Vega addon already provides a fully functioning aircraft with extensive customizations and gimmicks many other commercial aircraft addons currently don't provide, we consider it far from finished. Over the course of the next year we will be releasing a number of updates you'll get access to. Among some other things, here are the most pressing issues we will adress:

 

  • Engine simulation
    While the ground work is done for many components of the P&W R-1340 SC1 engine, there's still a lot to do. E.g.:
    - Ignition - Implementation of spark advance (timing of the ignition), spark plug fouling and the booster coil.
    - Carburetor - Realistic simulation of carburetor and mixture
    - Supercharger/Blower - Simulation of the effect of the R-1340 SC1's simple supercharger

 

  • Sound engine
    The Wing42 Vega currently uses preliminary engine sounds. We are working on the implementation of a customized sound engine and professional sounds.
  • More variants
    A future update will include Wiley Post's "Winnie Mae" - the Vega that flew around the globe in 8 days.
  • Wear, tear & failures
    While provisions have been put in place to allow components of the aircraft to fail, currently no major failures (other than a blown fuse or clogged static port) are implemented just yet. This however will change soon!
  • Paintkit
    A paintkit is currently NOT provided with the Vega, because we are anticipating having to change parts of the texture maps. We are planning on releasing a comprehensive paintkit for all you repainters out there!

Documentation

 

Just like the Software itself, it's documentation is also work-in-progress. The Lockheed Vega comes with the aforementioned "Installation Guide", the "Simulation Manual" and a (addmittedly anachronistic) checklist. Together, these documents provide you with all necessary information to succesfully install and operate this aircraft. More content is added to the documentation with every new update.

 

You can have a look at the current Simulation Manual over here (last update: 19/07/2018).

 

Aircraft characteristics

 

  • Crew:
    one pilot
  • Passengers:
    six
  • Length:
    28 ft 6 in (8.7 m)
  • Wingspan:
    41 ft (12.5 m)
  • Empty weight:
    2,565 lb (1,163 kg)
  • MTOW:
    4,500 lb (2,041 kg)
  • Engine:
    Pratt & Whitney Wasp R-1340 SC1, 450 hp (335.6 kW)
  • Fuel quantity:
    96 gal. (363 l)

Aircraft performance

 

  • Cruise speed:
    165 m.p.h.
  • Max. speed:
    185 m.p.h.
  • Range:
    ~700 mi / ~608 nmi
  • Ceiling:
    ~15,000 ft.
  • Max. climb:
    ~1,200 f.p.m.
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REVIEWS
\"If you want something that is really systems-driven in the old, vintage era, I would seriously go and have a look at this.\"
\"The lifelikeness of the aircraft is definitely something that makes it stand out.\"
DELIVERY METHOD
DIRECT DOWNLOAD
FILESIZE
336 MB
REGISTRATION KEY
This product does not have a registration key, you can simply execute the downloaded file to install
REQUIREMENTS

Operating System : MS Windows 7/8/10

Suppported platforms:

  • MS Flight Simulator X+Acceleration
  • MS Flight Simulator X Deluxe
  • MS Flight Simulator X Steam Edition
  • Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v4.x

Processor : Quad core CPU ~3GHz

Memory : min. 4GB

Graphics card : min. 512 MB

HD: ~400 MB per installation (subject to change!)

LANGUAGE
English
DEVELOPER
Wing42
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