CRJ is Available Today!
Piloting commuter aircraft is most attractive for Microsoft Flight Simulator fans that like flying according to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) but have limited time. Commuter aircraft servicing connections from smaller airports to the big hubs and vice versa are intensive flying in the real world as well as in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
A famous representative of the commuter aircraft is the Bombardier (nowadays Mitsubishi) CRJ line that carries 50 to 100 passengers. Originally developed to replace the more uncomfortable and noisier turboprop range in this class, the beautiful, sleek CRJ airliners were of particular interest to airlines wanting to offer a jet feeling on shorter routes.
Their specific design with the engines in the back, low wing, and slim fuselage, allowing only 2-2 seat arrangements, made them look sporty and feel a bit like the business jets. Their avionics and systems have been leading edge at the time of development and highly automated to reduce the workload of pilots in the tight schedules and shortest turn-around times.
Pilots like to fly them because they are powerful, agile and a joy to fly manually. They also demand more flying skill than a modern Airbus or Boeing because the ability to automate the flight is limited. For example, it is not possible to control the airspeed during the flight. In addition, the airports you fly to may require more manual flying due to lack of navigational installation or scenic environments.
The Aerosoft CRJ 900/1000 for the current Microsoft Flight Simulator has been built on the experience of the developers from the CRJ family offered for FSX and Prepar3D. Yet the new technology available within MSFS gave all developers involved the opportunity to use the latest in design, system and flight model programming. Therefore, they were reconstructed from the ground up to match the new standard in look, function and flying characteristics. This small, high-end airliner was created in collaboration with Microsoft and Asobo, ensuring that the new features of Microsoft Flight Simulator could be implemented.
Below are some additional details and specs on what simmers can expect:
- Highly detailed modeling based on many photos of the original aircraft
- Covered with high resolution PBR textures that convey virtual reality extremely well
- The possibilities of the new flight simulator engine are mostly utilized
- Fluid animations of moving parts such as landing gear, flaps and doors
- The cockpit shows detailed modeling and animations that provide a realistic look and feel of this popular airliner
- Support of advanced features, such as rain effects, etc.
- The flight model is based on Flight Simulator’s new aerodynamic model to provide more realistic behavior of the CRJ in all flight conditions. It has been fine tuned to reflect the performance and reactive behavior of the CRJ
- Included are the CRJ 900 and 1000 models with 17 liveries
- Extensive Flight Management System and Honeywell ProLine Avionics including Advisory and Coupled Vertical Navigation
- Delivered with October 2110 (AIRAC 2021) nav data
- Navigation data can be updated via NavDataPro and Navigraph
- Heads-up Guidance System
Electronic Flight Display
- Detailed performance calculations based on actual weight and balance and graphical display of actualized load sheet
- Transfer of weight, fuel and calculated V-speeds into the FMS, if desired
- Checklists for all flight situations
- Individual configuration settings for aircraft maintenance, preferred aircraft state when loading and additional options
- Chart display (NavDataPro Charts and Navigraph charts) with position tracking (This option will be made available free of charge as soon as the SDK allows it)
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- Eight manuals, including detailed step-by-step documentation
- Immersive sounds created using Wise (so full FS standards)
- Compatible with Honeycomb and newest Thrustmaster TCA controllers
- Many new options to tweak the product to your likings and your hardware
Try out the new CRJ in the simulator marketplace today! The sky is calling!
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