The Lancair Legacy 'kit build' aircraft is a superb sports plane and IFR tourer combining light aerobatic capability with luxurious cabin and extensive fully equipped IFR rated panel. This low wing, twin-seater composite aircraft with retractable gear is capable of cruising at 280 knots at 8,000 feet, can climb at 2,000 feet per minute and has a service ceiling of 18,000 feet.
RealAir have surpassed even their own high standards with the level of detail and enhancements included in this aircraft. From their renowned three dimensional fluid gauges to accurate flight dynamics, this simulation exudes quality. Side slipping, spinning, stall buffetting, airframe vibration, even flaps and gear damage is modelled with sound and visual effects. The whole cockpit shudders on startup as the starter fights cylinder compression and needles vibrate in their displays through engine and ground vibration making this aircraft feel truly alive.
RealAir Simulations has a long history of ground breaking innovations and many of these innovations have been adopted by other developers - even Microsoft itself. RealAir were the first developer to simulate proper spin and side-slip capabilities at a time when Flight Simulator was not theoretically capable of allowing such things. They were also the first to offer a Virtual Cockpit with smoothly animated 3D gauges and for many years remained the only developer providing this. In addition they were one of the first developers to implement stall buffet effects, GA aircraft engine failure modes, pilot inertia effects, 3D cockpits with flexible views, proper stereo sound imaging without unwanted phasing effects, and a wealth of other features. The Legacy is packed with these innovations and also has NEW cutting edge features which truly stretch the limits of Flight Simulator X (FSX).
The RealAir Legacy models every nuance of flight. The reaction of the airframe and wings to different flying & weather conditions and pilot input has been simulated as close as possible to the real aircraft within the limitations of FSX capabilities. These flying qualities are very important to the realism of the simulation. A high proportion of documented GA aircraft accidents are caused by loss of lift in difficult conditions while flying slow at low altitudes, typically when on approach to an airfield. For that reason, the Legacy has been designed to react realistically to piloting error giving unprecedented realism and is a further enhancement of RealAir's legendary innovations in flight dynamics.
Stunning 2048 pixel high definition textures internally and externally. Fully functioning VC gauges operational even when seen from external view.
Nearly 100 custom sounds including all switches, G-effects, canopy open windblast, gear, aileron flutter and damage and doppler fly-past.
Airframe vibrates in reaction to engine rpm changes, gear and spoiler deployment, runway surfaces, startup/shutdown and mishandling.
Five unique liveries with individually coloured virtual cockpits. Reality XP compatible with auto configuration to install the Reality XP GNS530 and GNS430 units.
"The RealAir Lancair Legacy for FSX is no doubt the most advanced, most realistic, and most fun to fly of any general aviation add-on available today. The awesome combination of many totally new visual effects and animations with their accompanying sounds are absolutely astonishing. I therefore recommend the coveted Avsim Gold Star be awarded to RealAir Simulations. I really wish there was a recognition that was even a little higher than our Gold Star, maybe a Platinum Star or a Sierra Hotel Gold Star. I would surely recommend that one also. The Legacy is that good." - Avsim Gold Star award.
"If not 'the most' complete and comprehensive package in the general aviation aircraft category for FSX available today, it is definitely one of the most." - Mutley's Hangar 10/10 Award for Excellence.