A fictional aircraft which stands by its name! It's an improbable mix of random objects found in a scrapyard... But at the heart of this assembly lies a stunning Cosworth/Aston Martin V12 engine which gives life to the monster by pumping a little more than 1000 HP in its veins.
It is a bush plane, capable of slow and low flights with take off and landings from very short runways... even carriers or helipads if you want! But it can also perform aerobatics and fly above 200 knots, climb like crazy and reach a ceiling altitude of 37 000 feet.
Made by Lord Frites and started in January 2022, this is the first ever product under the name "Flying Fries". There will be more!
A few numbers:
- 1160 Horsepower
- Up to 2700 N.m of torque
- Total empty weight: 830 kgs / 1830 lbs
- Cruise speed: Anywhere between 50 and 220 KIAS
- Speed Never Exceed: 250 knots
The plane has a ballast that helps a lot during ground operation and makes it also more stable, less twitchy, in flight. As soon as you throw the weight, you will discover the "M. Hyde" that was patiently waiting behind "Doctor Jekyll": High responsiveness, almost vertical take off, strong risks of tearing your aircraft apart if you don't pay attention to your G-Meter...
There are countless references, Easter eggs, all over the two liveries included with the aircraft.
In terms of features, the list is way too long, but let's mention:
- 4K to 8K PBR textures.
- All custom instruments.
- Dual VOR/ILS Navigation.
- A large set of dimmable and switchable interior and exterior lights.
- External static items, remove before flight tags, covers, tie-downs, etc.
- All switches are working.
- Compact MFD filled with information (fuel predictions, radar altimeter, live power and torque visualization, magnetic heading and track, etc.)
- Garmin touchscreen tablet (with map, flight plans and synthetic vision).
- Original starting procedure.
- Original systems that can be used as arrestors for short landings.
- Modern Asobo's fuel system.
- Windshield with rain effects, scratches, etc.
- Working tinted sun visor.
- 26 working circuit breakers.
- 30+ custom sounds... but not a custom engine sound (yet), unfortunately.
- In-game checklists.
- Detailed PDF documentation (English and French) > Located under "Manual_PDF".
- Usage of 4 sets of LODs for better performance.
If you want to make liveries, a Blender 3D file is already available on Flying Fries Discord. Such as the aircraft manuals if you don't want to dig in the plane's folders. And if you're interested in the more realistic planes Flying Fries will produce in the future (and we already started working on the next one), you can also find regular progress screenshots and posts on our Discord. So, this is the place to go for anything > Flying Fries' Discord
If you liked this plane, which development has been extremely difficult and long, you can also support us by giving a little tip on Paypal.
An immense thanks to Jonx, whose tutorials are the best way to start a project like this, to F99mlu and Anarkand who are the best support mates you can dream for! And all my Beta testers who I found by pure luck, and it seems like they are the smartest and kindest people in the world. I know it's being said a lot, by everyone, but their feedbacks were incredible (except for the reverse thrust suggestion!) and I feel really lucky. So, thank you 1L2P, cgaviator, DasNik, Kurosar Draekavik, luigi, OneToBeamUp, Rob77, Steiny and thesmoke14.