As we posted last summer, we here at FlyJSim are working on a 727 for X-Plane flight simulator. After months of research and development work under our belts we are thrilled to be able to tell you a little bit more about the 727 Series.
As the name suggests, we are making the 727 Series, which will include 3 aircraft. These aircraft are the 727-200Adv, the 727-100, and the 727-200F (Freighter version).
The JT8D-15 engines will be used for the 200F and 200Adv, and the JT8D-9 engines will be on the 100.
Why the 727 Series of aircraft?
Back when we finished the Q400, we did a lot of research into what to do next. One of the things we knew for sure was that it had to be a jet. But what jet? After looking at aircraft such as the DC-10, and L-1011, was knew what we wanted. The aircraft needed to have a lot of material on it, because without any manuals, blueprints, and engine data, etc, we couldn’t really make an airliner that was simulated to our liking. After months of research, the 727 was definitely the top pick for an aircraft to develop.
The 727, not only is a well-known aircraft, but it is also fun. Like the Q400, you really have to know how to fly it. It’s a pilot’s plane, filled with steam gauges, and rudimentary systems. Introduced in 1963, it has been around for nearly 50 years. That said, it is also one of the fastest airliners around, capable of M.90. Though Boeing stopped production in the 80s, many 727s still fly today all over the world.
What to expect out of FlyJSim’s 727 Series?
Well, if you have the Q400, you have seen what we can do. Something to note however, is with the Q400, sounds and programing were all afterthoughts. With the 727 Series, we are heading into development with programing systems and sounds at the forefront of our efforts. As with the Q400, the 727 flight model will be rigorously tested along with the help of real 727 pilots.
The 727 will be released for X-Plane 10 only.
Disclaimer, the image above, and all images on the 727 Series are work in progress images only. Any color, or styling may be subject to change.
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