IndiaFoxtEcho – F-35 Lightning II for MSFS

(2 customer reviews)

27.07

Publisher: IndiaFoxtEcho Visual Simulations
Date Added: Jan-03-2022
Updated: Mar-21-2022
Version: 1.0.4
File Size: 2.2 GB

SKU: IND-135 Category: Tags: ,

Description

Now Also Available: the perfect companion to the F-35 – America-Class LHA Ships for MSFS and Ford-Class Carriers for MSFS, giving you a realistic place to operate these planes from.

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions.

It is also able to provide electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities.

The aircraft has three main variants: the conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) F-35A, the short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL) F-35B, and the carrier-based (CV/CATOBAR) F-35C.

Key features of this rendition for Microsoft Flight Simulator are:

  • Detailed representation of the three variants of the aircraft, showcasing individual differences and commonalities
  • Detailed external visual model and cockpit, based on extensive research
  • Realistic pilot interface through the Primary Control Display (PCD) based on real world simulators
  • Liveries for all the air forces and services that are currently flying the F-35
  • Realistic flight dynamics based on publicly available data
  • STOVL capabilities for the F-35B
  • Carrier capabilities for the F-35C (special code to perform assisted takeoff and landing from any static surface)
  • Sound package based on real world recordings

NOTE:

The package only depicts the Vehicle Systems and some essential Mission Systems. The following mission systems are NOT simulated:

  • RADAR
  • DAS
  • EOTS/TFLIR
  • RWR
  • Sensor fusion

Minimum Requirements

  • CPU: 4 cores, 3.0 GHz or better
  • GPU: Nvidia 1060 or better, with at least 4 GB dedicated video memory
  • RAM: 8 GB minimum
  • Hard disk space: 4.50 GB required

Mouse is required for Primary Control Display (PCD) touchscreen interaction.

This product is not endorsed by the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Changelog 1.0.2 Hotfix 31-Jan-2022

  • Add-on repackaged (previous build had missing files and configurations)
  • Minor improvement to tailhook logic
  • Minor fix to FCS page (“HOOK” caption was overlapping other captions)
  • IPP Cabin Pressurization knob now defaults to NORM

Changelog 1.0.2 31-Jan-2022

General stability update (new HMD), new repaints and miscellaneous fixes/improvements.

  • (Old HMD) Removed obsolete Javascript code for HUD collimation
  • (Old HMD) Removed obsolete Javascript code for Flight Director functions
  • (Old HMD) Removed unused Javascript code for Boeing FMA, ILS and Vertical Speed indicator
  • (Old HMD) Improved symbology collimation
  • NEW HMD: Entirely rewritten on the basis of the F/A-18E HUD from Asobo, with several improvements and customizations
  • Changed engine sound samples and modified volume
  • Added VMFA-314 livery for the F-35C (courtesy of Richard Luycx)
  • Added VMFA-211 high and low viz liveries for F-35B (courtesy of Richard Luycx)
  • Added VMFA-122 high and low viz liveries for F-35B (courtesy of Richard Luycx)
  • Fixed texture mirroring issue on F-35B NLG Doors
  • Fixed US roundel position on F-35C wings lower surfaces
  • Fixed incorrect painting of air intakes inner surfaces (all models)
  • Added different downwash effects (neutral, water and dust) for F-35B when in STOVL mode
  • Improved Low Altitude warning logic
  • Fixed incorrect material assignment in F-35C intakes (virtual cockpit only)
  • Fixed visual hole in aircraft ground shadow (when viewed from the Virtual Cockpit)
  • Added several sounds missing from the virtual cockpit (safety ribbons, ejection seat lever and some switches)
  • Added “click” sound to PCD interaction for improved feedback
  • Minor fix to ICAO codes and model names
  • Reworked pilot visibility conditions (hopefully this shoudl work in multiplayer)
  • Automatic speedbrake retraction if throttle is above 85%
  • Automatic speedbrake extension during landing ground roll
  • Added “radio noise” filtering to LSO voices
  • Improved “Prandtl-Glauert” singularity visibility conditions
  • Special Effects are now visible from the cockpit *

* NOTE: due to a glitch in the sim, if you change view when an effect is playing it may stick to “on” condition on the new view. Cycling views will typically fix the glitch.

Important – Due to several reports of random CTD issues, we have indentfied the HMD code to be a cause of potential instability on some systems. To fix the problem we have created a new HMD basing it on the Asobo SuperHornet code – however it is missing some functionalities of the “complete” version. The new HMD is the default, the old one can be re-activated by following the instructions at the end of the panel.cfg file in the F-35A panel folder. DO NOT ATTEMPT to change this is you are not familiar with .cfg file editing, although backup .cfgs are included.

Changelog Version 1.0.1 14-Jan-2022

Systems update, throttle fix and miscellaneous improvements.

  • Added reference to Asobo Common behaviors to fix throttle issue introduced by 1.21.18.0
  • Added missing lights on IPP control panel
  • Added IPP BIT sequence (slightly shorter than IRL) and cooldown
  • Fixed color of BINGO line on MFD (was white, is yellow IRL)
  • Added missing IPP “BURN” indication on MFD
  • Rectified trim symbology in FCS page
  • Rectified wing fold symbology in FCS (for C model) and added aileron icons
  • Rectified hook symbol in FCS page
  • Rectified trim setting color in FCS page
  • Fixed ICAO code for F-35B
  • Changed ATC codes for all aircraft
  • Fixed missing entries in F-35A and C engine models
  • Fixed engine rating for F-35B
  • Increased battery capacity for all variants
  • Fixed mismatched mouse areas in COMMunications page if FAB is SWAPPED
  • Fixed non working mouse areas in LITES page if FAB is SWAPPED
  • Added trim readout
  • Changed Wing Fold caption (now reads spread or fold, in reality they are separate commands)
  • Added numerical reading on control surfaces on FCS page
  • Added custom AI sound package

Changelog Version 1.0.3 14-March-2022

Systems upgrade

  • Added missing functionality to the “new” HMD:
    • “dial” graphics for altitude and airspeed when gear is down
    • general rework of HMD graphics
    • improved STOVL symbology
    • improved compass symobology
    • improved navigation symbology
    • added autopilot captions
    • added clock
    • added Master Arm and RAD status
    • added radio altimeter
    • added hours indication on Time To Steer on the HMD
    • added ground speed indication
  • Fixed Time To Steer calculation bug
  • Added basic support (Bearing and range) for pure TACAN stations
  • Removed legacy tailhook and launch assistance entries
  • Fixed missing polygons on the tip of the radar radome (external model only)
  • Fixed animation issue of downwash effects in F-35B cockpit
  • Fixed minor animation issue of F-35B Lift-Fan door in VC
  • Fixed minor smoothing issue of F-35B Lift-Fan door in VC
  • Fixed minor texturing and shadowing issue on F-35 wing roots area
  • Fixed Incorrect color coding of TACAN radiosource in EFIS page
  • Fixed minor animation issue of F-35B tailerons
  • Added Koninklijke Luchtmacht F-001 special color
  • Corrected position of PCD in all cockpit models, and redone AO accordingly
  • Fixed minor glitch on FCS page braking captions

Changelog v1.0.4

  • Restored Norwegian livery
  • Temporarily removed polygons for video rendering (as they are causing issues with third party mods)
  • Added HMD CAGE / UNCAGE functionality (in HUD page)
  • Added option to turn off GCAS (and all ground proximity warnings)
  • Solved minor bug in HUD/HMD XML script
  • Reorganization of 3D model files
  • Fixed bug preventing PULL UP cues to show on PCD in certain configurations
  • Unified GCAS warnings

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2 reviews for IndiaFoxtEcho – F-35 Lightning II for MSFS

  1. Reid Rowan (verified owner)

    The most fun you can have in MSFS.

  2. Mike Wigley (verified owner)

    Great Aircraft, 3 Variants A, B and C and various Liveries. A/C handles well and the textures and modeling are spot on, no impact on FPS with a reasonable PC, obviously its not as functional as a DCS plane but still for a classified AC its still quite detailed. Sound is a little quiet but Developer is aware and set it to please everyone, there is an update coming 14.01.22 and India FoxtEcho provides good support for their AC’s, its also very reasonably priced.

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