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Bell X-1 Second Generation

Bell X-1 Second Generation

Bell X-1 Second Generation

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PUBLISHER Xtreme Prototypes (MORE)
Price: $24.95
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The Xtreme Prototypes X-1 Second Generation add-on package for Microsoft® Flight Simulator X contains six variations of the four Bell X-1 Second Generation research rocket planes and one light variation of a modified B-29 "Superfortress" carrier aircraft to simulate high-altitude launch.

The Bell X-1 "Second Generation" was an advanced version of the original X-1, the first aircraft in history to have broken the sound barrier with Army Air Corps captain Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager.

The second generation of X-1s, built in the late 1940s and early 1950s, were designed to double the speed of sound and set new altitude records in excess of 90,000 feet. The new X-1s were similar to the original (orange) aircraft, with the same XLR-11 rocket engine (equipped with a turbopump), but were about five feet longer, 2500 pounds heavier and had a conventional glass canopy.

For the serious flight simulation enthusiast and X-1 fan, the Xtreme Prototypes X-1 Second Generation is a chance to relive important moments of the history of flight and experience the performance of a series of aircraft whose new rocket systems, cockpit ergonomics and flight controls were quite a challenge for the test pilots who flew them more than fifty years ago.

The Xtreme Prototypes X-1 SG addon package will allow you to fly at very high altitudes at more than twice the speed of sound in four different versions of the aircraft, simulate virtually all the procedures required during an actual research mission (including emergency procedures such as extinguishing an engine fire or jettisoning the canopy to bail out), and even test the never-built X-1C that was to be equipped with the Sperry A-12 Propilot system and a .50 caliber Browning machine gun.

Key Features

  • Custom X-1 flight model to simulate rocket-powered high-speed and high-altitude flight in FSX:
    • One Reaction Motors XLR-11-RM-5, 5900-pound four-chambered liquid-fuel turbo-rocket engine
    • High-altitude flight up to 90,000 feet
    • Supersonic flight up to Mach 2.5
    • Ground takeoff or high-altitude launch
    • Excellent gliding capabilities
    • Good maneuvrability at supersonic speeds
    • Compatible with FSX SP2, FSX Acceleration Expansion Pack and FSX Gold
  • Highly detailed 3D exterior models with more than 500 parts, 40 animations, high resolution textures and unique markings, based on archive material
  • Three fully functional and highly detailed 3D virtual cockpits with over 800 parts and 200 3D animated gauges, switches, levers, light indicators and flight instruments with "tooltips"
  • X-1-specific animated special visual effects including rocket engine ignition, combustion, shockwaves and smoke effects, propellant jettison effects
  • Automatic ignition sequence button
  • One light variation of a B-29 "Superfortress" carrier aircraft on specially-equipped X-1A and X-1D models (exterior model only, visible when the X-1 is airborne)
  • X-1 SG custom sound set
  • Camera views (external)
  • Saved flights based on X-1 SG test flights
  • A comprehensive 85-page user manual inspired from original X-1 SG flight manuals, in a printable PDF format

Xtreme Prototypes X-1 Second Generation Add-on Aircraft Description

  • Three variations of the Bell X-1A (USAF serial number 48-1384):
    • "Bell-USAF" orange version
    • "Bell-USAF" aluminum version
    • "Bell-USAF-NACA" white version
  • One variation of the Bell X-1B (USAF serial number 48-1385):
  • "Bell-USAF-NACA" aluminum version
  • One fictitious variation of the (never built) Bell X-1C (USAF serial number 48-1386):
  • "USAF" aluminum version with front machine gun, yaw-damping surfaces on wing and retractable ventral fin
  • One variation of the Bell X-1D (USAF serial number 48-1386):
  • One "light" variation of a modified Boeing B-29 "Superfortress" carrier aircraft (USAF serial number 52-1800, exterior model only, visible when the specially-equipped X-1A/D model is airborne).

Each add-on aircraft is fully detailed with over 500 parts and 40 animations, and has been carefully modeled based on available drawings, flight manuals, government photographs, movies and other archive material in order to conform as closely as possible to the real-world second generation Bell X-1s.

The airplanes feature different high resolution reflective textures with bump maps, unique markings, movable control surfaces (horizontal stabilizer with an all-moving tail and elevator, vertical stabilizer/rudder, ailerons and flaps), extendable landing gear, front machine gun, yaw-damping surfaces and a retractable ventral fin (X-1C), movable canopy with cockpit details, pilot and animated stick and levers.

All aircraft feature more than a dozen of animated visual effects with sound, such as XLR-11 rocket engine igniter and flame effects, rocket engine contrail effects, engine smoke and fire, machine gun effect (X-1C), wing vortices, liquid oxygen bleed effect, propellant jettison effects and cold vapor around the LOX tank when filled.

The X-1 Second Generation for Flight Simulator X is equipped with one Reaction Motors XLR-11-RM-5 four-chambered liquid-fuel turborocket engine, capable of delivering more than 5,900 pounds of thrust.

Fully Functional 3D Virtual Cockpits

    Each aircraft comes with a fully functional virtual cockpit which contains over 800 parts and more than 200 animated gauges, switches, levers, light indicators and flight instruments. Each virtual cockpit has been meticulously created to conform as closely as possible to the cabin of the real second generation Bell X-1.

    The full 3D gauges have been carefully designed and programmed based on the original analog instruments found in the real X-1 SG during the 1950s. Virtually all gauges, switches, lights and instruments found on each panel are functional and behave like the original ones found in the real aircraft. All custom rocket aircraft systems present in the real X-1 SG are also simulated.

    Three different VC configurations are available for the X-1 SG for Flight Simulator X.

    The virtual cockpits allow total 3D immersion into the X-1 SG flying environment and have been created for the desktop pilot to simulate almost every step and procedure required during a typical X-1 research flight.

    The VC has (fictitious) cockpit spotlights that are lit when the cockpit lighting switch is turned on (the real X-1 did not have cockpit lighting). This will allow you to fly the X-1 SG even at night.

    The four Xtreme Prototypes X-1 SG virtual aircraft are equipped with a modified (fictitious) ARC-5 radio for use with civilian frequencies in Flight Simulator X. The set has two VHF communication transceivers (COM1 and COM2), an automatic direction finder (ADF) and a radio-navigation receiver (VOR) to allow for a fictitious journey around the world in your X-1 at speeds beyond Mach 2.