Camair 480 Twin Navion
3D model and paint Michael Wilson
Panel layout by former Navion Owner Richard Carper
Custom airfoils and engine settings by Jon Peats
Includes complete flight checklist
Goodway flight planner ready
I recommend setting field of view to 60 or 70 degrees instead of the default 45 degrees when using 3D cockpits, this helps the overall effect a lot. field of view is in the rendering options menu.
The Navion airspeed indicator is in Miles per hour, as opposed to knots. Back in those days, all private aircraft air speed indicators were in statute miles per hour. The use of knots is relatively recent, in the 60's or 70's - since IFR became common in general aviation. however if Miles per hour is confusing to modern pilots, you can go up to the settings menu> data output, and put the speed on screen in knots.
The engine controls are accurately tuned so dont forget to use normal procedure to increase blade pitch as you accelerate and also as you gain altitude. Normally prop blade angle is set at minimum pitch (blue lever all the way up) for takeoff and landing to provide maximum power. During cruise and at higher altitudes the blade pitch is increased to the best angle for most efficient cruise. You can turn on inflight data output to see very detailed information and help understand the relationship of different engine settings.
Please note: As of 8.60, austin has changed autopilot usage, if using 8.60 it is necessary to set one of your control stick buttons to autopilot disconnect, and also read the new autopilot procedures as listed on the 8.60 new features at x-plane.com.