MSFS C208B Grand Caravan Steam gauges set available from Black Square

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MSFS C208B Grand Caravan Steam gauges set available from Black Square

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For those who like steam gauges, just to highlight the now available Steam Gauges set addition from Black Square / JustFlight
Not a new aircraft addon, just simple Steam gauges added to the original, but, with an in deep new systems handling build by Black Square / JustFlight
https://www.justflight.com/product/stea ... og-caravan

The Glass Cockpit version is still usable to the side of this new Steam gauges set
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Detailed Description

FEATURES OVERVIEW

Model

Accurately modelled 208B Grand Caravan interior ONLY (uses default exterior model), created from hundreds of reference photos, panoramas and technical documentation
100% MSFS native animation code for the smoothest animations and cockpit interactions using either legacy or new cockpit interaction modes
4096x4096 (4K) textures are used to produce the highest possible texture clarity
PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials with real-time environment reflections for superb quality and realism
Detailed normal mapping for leather, fabric, plastic, stitches, scratches, carpet and tooling marks, resulting in a texture resolution of 10,000 pixels per square inch (90.0kB)
Extensive use of the new MSFS decal system for nearly vector-graphic quality of labels, arrows and exterior detail features


Cockpit

Greatly enhanced instrument panel detail compared to default aircraft, with every label and marking in its place. If it appears in the real aircraft, you can interact with it!
Custom-coded steam gauges with low-pass filtering, needle bounce, and physics provide ultra-realistic and silky smooth animations like you’ve never seen before
Carefully modelled components match the depth and character of the real instrumentation, based on reference photos, schematics and real world measurements. Unlike other expensive Flight Sim aircraft, every piece of equipment that appears in a Black Square aircraft is modelled after a real piece of aircraft equipment, and will behave the same way in its primary functionality.
Every knob, switch and button is interactable and implemented, along with its respective electrical circuitry. Turn systems on and off or pull circuit breakers to see the impact it has on your generators and battery via the analog meters. Automatic load shedding and standby generators are also simulated. Many pieces of equipment respond correctly to electrical configurations with warning messages and diagnostic codes.
Fully 3D cockpit lighting technology for every gauge and panel, with ambient bounce lighting for a more immersive night-time experience that won’t leave you fumbling around in unrealistically dark spots
4096x4096 (4K) PBR textures on cockpit and panel for crisp instrumentation. Even see the fingerprints on instrument glass!
Hideable yokes, adjustable sun visors and other cockpit aesthetics
All placards and warning labels from the real aircraft represented


Systems

Black Square’s overhauled cockpits with analog instrumentation go far beyond a visual upgrade. Included, you will find a complete redesign of all aircraft systems to more closely match the real aircraft, with a focus on electrical systems. Also included are more accurate weight and balance, lighting systems, flight dynamics and ground handling. Enjoy features such as:

Completely interactable electrical system with 12 buses and 90 circuits
Improved turbine dynamics (ITT, TRQ, Ng, Fuel Flow, Inertial Separator), battery charging circuitry and load shedding
Selective state saving for radio selection, radio frequency memory, cabin aesthetics etc.
Engine limit excursions that decrease engine health and will eventually lead to failure
Crew/Passenger oxygen system that depletes according to pressure altitude, passenger occupancy and the biological demand of each passenger based on weight
Standby flap motor circuitry, logic and switches, and working propeller governor test
Dimmable annunciators and backlighting controlled via their respective electrical circuits and individual radio power settings
Automatically dimming screens via photocell match real-world equipment
Remote compass control with automatic gyro slaving simulated with electrical systems


Checklists

Over 350 checklist items are provided for 30+ Normal, Abnormal and Emergency procedures in textual form in the manual, and in-game, using the MSFS native checklist system with control and instrument highlighting. If it’s in the checklist, it’s settable in the aircraft!


Sounds

Black Square’s Analog Caravan features the default MSFS-native (Wwise) 3D Grand Caravan sound package, inside and out. Default sounds have been carefully assigned to all interactable cockpit elements for an authentic 3D spatial experience.

Rich audio for every switch, button, lever and electrical system
Detailed physics-based effects on engine and wind noise
Accurately positioned 3D sound sources (best enjoyed in VR!)


Flight dynamics

The Analog Caravan features a slightly improved flight model compared to the default Grand Caravan, with tweaks based on operator feedback online.


INSTRUMENTATION/EQUIPMENT LIST

Main Panel

Annunciator Panel
Quartz Analog Chronometer
True Airspeed Indicator
Bendix/King KI 256 Vacuum Artificial Horizon
Bendix/King KEA 130A Altimeter
Bendix/King KI 229 Radio Magnetic Indicator (RMI)
Bendix/King KI 525A Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI)
Vertical Speed Indicator
Bendix/King KI 206 Localizer
Mid-Continent Turn Coordinator
Bendix/King KRA-10A Radar Altimeter
Engine Instrumentation
Duplicate Co-pilot Instrumentation


Avionics

Garmin GMA 340 Audio Panel
Garmin GTN 750 (COM 1) (PMS50 or TDS)
Garmin GNS 530W (COM 1)
Garmin GNS 430W (COM 2)
Bendix/King KX-155B (COM 1 / NAV 1)
Bendix/King KX-155B (COM 2 / NAV 2)
Bendix/King KNS-80 RNAV Navigation System (incl. NAV 3)
Bendix/King KR 87 (ADF)
Bendix/King KDI 572 (DME)
Bendix/King KAP 140 Autopilot
Bendix RDR1150XL Colour Weather Radar
Garmin GTX 327 Transponder


Electrical/Miscellaneous

100+ Circuit Breakers
Multi-Function Volt/Amp Meter
Bendix/King KA 51B Remote Compass Synchroscope
Propeller Amps Indicator
Vacuum Indicator
Oxygen Pressure Gauge
Hobbs Timer

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