Bell X-1 Second Generation

Bell X-1 Second Generation

Bell X-1 Second Generation

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

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Flight Simulator: Microsoft® Flight Simulator X with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 2 required, FSX Acceleration Expansion Pack or FSX Gold optional)
  2. Operating System: Windows® XP SP2 (256 MB RAM), Windows® Vista™ (512 MB RAM), Windows 7
  3. Processor: 1.0 GHz
  4. Hard Drive: 15 GB (space required to install Flight Simulator)
  5. Available Disk Space: 650 MB (space required to install the X-1 SG add-on software and documentation)
  6. Video Card: 64 MB (128 MB or more recommended), DirectX® 9.0 or later
  7. Other: Sound card and speakers, joystick, wheelmouse, Adobe® Reader® 8.0 or later

NOTE: Xtreme Prototypes addons are complex and require more processing power and RAM than other more conventional add-on aircraft packages. Increased performance will be noticed on more powerful systems. FSX SP2 minimum system requirements recommended.

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