Comanche 250

A2A Simulations Inc.

SINGLE ENGINEPISTONA2A SIMULATIONSACCUSIMCOMANCHE 250

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Introduction

Welcome to A2A Simulations’ debut airplane for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the critically acclaimed Accu-Sim Comanche 250.

A2A Simulations CEO and founder Scott Gentile has owned and operated N6229P, the Comanche 250 on which this product is based, for over 10 years. A2A’s first simulation of 29P was released for Microsoft Flight Simulator X in 2015. Now, ground-breaking Accu-Sim 2.0 technology and the A2A teams’ passion for flight bring this beautiful 1950s airplane to life in Microsoft’s latest generation of flight simulator.

The Comanche 250 has been simulated with an unprecedented level of accuracy, detail, and functionality. However, it's the unique 'character' that Accu-Sim provides, along with a breathtakingly realistic external flight model and piston engine simulation which has led to a string of accolades from customers, reviewers and from the flight sim community in general. The Accu-Sim Comanche 250 is also proof that 'real' doesn't necessarily mean 'difficult'. We think you'll find that, above all, this airplane is just a lot of fun to fly!

Features

A brand new external aerodynamics engine built with Accu-Sim 2.0 ‘Merlin’ technology. Remarkable performance accuracy based on operating A2A’s own Comanche 250, N6229P, over many years. Unparalleled aircraft feel, handling characteristics and trim behaviour based on extensive flight testing. A complete physics-based per-cylinder simulation of the Lycoming O-540-A internal combustion engine. Dynamic ground physics featuring true weight on wheels simulation, tyre side-loading and response to different surface types. Advanced turbulence system and subtle wing flex simulation which responds based on turbulence strength, ground bumps and fuel load. Sophisticated airframe vibration physics with unique ground roll and engine vibration-based effects. Authentic fuel system simulates fuel lines, primer, strainers and fuel contamination. Custom oil system with dynamic viscosity and contaminants that degrade and change the color of the oil. Advanced engine starter simulation that physically turns the engine through its compression cycle. Physics-driven sound environment featuring well over a thousand dynamic sound effects. Beautifully rendered external and internal modelling and texturing with subtle wear effects, dynamic aircraft registration decals and advanced animations. Detailed JPI EDM 830 engine monitor with authentic displays and leaning procedures. Custom-coded Narco avionics stack with NCS812 COM/NAV/DME unit, Mark12E COM/NAV, AT150 transponder, CP 136 audio panel and 841 ADF receiver. Customisable integration of MSFS default/Working Title GNS 430W and 530W GPS units and support for PMS GTN 750 and TDS GTN 750Xi if installed. Century NSD-360A HSI with custom needle-smoothing physics. Advanced simulation of the S-TEC System 30 two axis autopilot. Beautiful night lighting implementation featuring multi-purpose dimmable and directable Type C-4A cockpit light, dimmable emissive indicator lamps and white and red lighting options. Pilot’s tablet for intuitive interaction with, and management of your airplane. Interactive walkaround with many moving parts that can be grabbed, manipulated and inspected. Customisable persistent airplane with failure and wear simulation which can be adjusted and deactivated if desired. Graphical tablet engine analyzer provides a detailed insight into the piston engine operation. Real time load manager with dynamic weight and balance indicator. Electrical system analyzer and circuit breaker functionality. Two naturally animated rear seat passengers and support for native MSFS avatars in the front seats. Fluid in-sim performance comparable with default aircraft of the same class.

The Comanche 250 is a single-engine, all-metal, low-wing monoplane developed and manufactured by American aviation company Piper. Officially designated the PA-24-250 by the company, the standard model seats four, including pilot. Latter variants included two smaller rear seats, for a total of six. The Comanche 250 took its maiden flight and was introduced in 1958. Roughly 2500 were manufactured from 1958 to 1972.

Piper initiated the Comanche line of aircraft in the mid-1950s to introduce a modern line of piston-powered aircraft. To that point, their offerings comprised reliable tube-and-fabric models like the Cub. The all-metal Comanche line would prove tremendously successful, notably the Comanche 250.

The Comanche line features a high-performance laminar flow wing, engendering smooth, uninterrupted, and predictable airflow. It also features retractable tricycle landing gear, a roomy cabin, and a traditional empennage with a stabilator, a fully movable horizontal stabilizer.

The first Comanche that Piper released was the 180, featuring a 180-horsepower engine. The Comanche 250, boasting a 6-cylinder Lycoming 250 horsepower motor, proved one of the most successful aircraft in the history of the company. Comfortable, reliable, and efficient, the high-performance Comanche 250 quickly became known as a phenomenal all-around aircraft that was great for cross country touring as well as short leisurely flights. The aircraft has great range, is responsive, and is forgiving enough for novice pilots.

The Comanche 250 measures 24 feet, 11 inches in length, stands 7 feet, 4 inches tall, and has a wingspan of 36 feet. It is powered by a Lycoming IO-540-D engine that turns a constant-speed Hartzell 2-blade propeller. It has a range of 875 miles, a service ceiling of 20,000 feet above sea level, and it climbs at 1,200 feet per minute. It has a maximum cruising speed of 180 miles per hour and a do not exceed speed of 204 mph.

Specifications


ENGINELycoming O-540-A (6 cylinder, 250 hp)
EMPTY WEIGHT1690 lbs / 767 kg
MAX WEIGHT3000 lbs / 1361 kg (with tip tanks)
FUEL CAPACITY90 US gals / 341 litres (with tip tanks)
CRUISE SPEED181 mph / 157 kts TAS (75% power)
MAX ALTITUDE20,000 ft service ceiling (7,000 ft for best cruise speed at 75% power)
RANGE1,100 miles / 6.4 hrs (75% power with tip tanks)

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