vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane1

vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane

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  • vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane1
  • vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane1
  • vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane1
  • vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane1
  • vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane1
  • vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane1
  • vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane1
  • vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane1
  • vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane1
  • vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane1
  • vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane1
  • vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane1
  • vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane1
  • vFlyteAir - Grumman Traveler for X-Plane1



Includes Beta Version To Support X-Plane 11 (11Beta1)

Includes version 3.1

Welcome to the new Grumman American Traveler/AA-5!

We believe the Traveler is the most detailed, accurate and realistic model for X-Plane 10.50+ yet created! All textures are super high-resolution, and even the smallest of details are modeled and animated. Go ahead and zoom in on the Traveler - the details really stand up to close scrutiny. Created using over 700 photos and measurements taken first-hand of a real-world 1974 Traveler, every detail is replicated in this X-Plane model. Even the disc brakes are animated!

At this time, the Traveler is compatible with X-Plane 10.50+, and tested on Windows 7 and Mac OSX. An X-Plane 9 version may be developed if customer demand warrants it.


  • For X-Plane 10.50+ or higher.
  • X-Plane 64-bit and 32-bit compatible.
  • Tested on Windows and Mac OSx.
  • Tested on MacBook Air (with HDR off)
  • SASL 2.0 64-bit/32-bit.
  • Pop-up View Selector menu is re-sizable and move-able.
  • 10 different liveries included! Tail numbers on different liveries are automatically set (via the plug-in) in X-Plane so that Air Traffic Control calls you by the correct tail number.
  • Pop-up checklist and V-speeds chart are controlled by clicking on the audio volume panel knobs.
  • Ignition key fob dangles and sways with the aircraft movement.
  • Super HD quality textures (2048 x 2048) and selective NORMAL maps.
  • Extensive use of hi-res textures (high quality graphics adapter recommended!)
  • Reflections on interior glass surfaces.
  • Custom programmed instruments and gauges. All gauges, radios and instruments are modeled accurately from the real airplane.
  • Custom sounds (engine, propeller, knobs, switches, levers, canopy open/close, autopilot warning, stall warning).
  • Open the canopy, and hear the engine noises get louder. Move away from the aircraft, and engine sounds fade.
  • Instrument landings capable.
  • GPS can be hidden from view (click on the GPS mount base).
  • Yokes can be hidden to aid in locating switches and knobs on the panel.
  • Yoke control lock is in place on start-up, preventing movement of the yokes (automatically disappears on engine start if pilot forgets to remove it),
  • Realistic weathered textures for instrument panel, knobs, switches, and exterior surfaces.
  • Very accurate flight characteristics - even mimics some of the "quirks" of the real-life airplane!.
  • Great lighting effects.Map light can be swiveled around to illuminate the cabin and panel.
  • Hi-quality animated pilot figure - head, torso, arms and legs move with aircraft controls and aircraft attitude.
  • Authentic Century I "NAVTracker" autopilot with roll and pitch overrides.
  • 3D propeller disc effects (provides realistic spinning effects with throttle increase/decrease, and volumetric side views).
  • Cargo door can be opened and closed.
  • Glove box can be opened to reveal the aircraft documents.
  • Ashtray can be opened.
  • Canopy can be opened/closed.
  • Fully animated controls (yokes, rudder pedals, toe brakes, trim wheel, flaps switch, knobs, switches, levers.
What's Included?
  • 10 different liveries
  • PDF document of original Grumman Traveler/AA-5 Pilot Operating Manual
  • Owner's Manual with Quick Start Flying Tips, Instrument Panel Legend, How to Use the Autopilot, and How to Use the DME.
  • Recommended Settings PDF document
  • Pop-Up Checklist (built into the model itself)
  • Pop-Up V-Speed chart (built into the model)
System Requirements
  • Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8/10
  • Mac OS 10.6 or higher
  • (Linux not tested)
  • X-Plane 10.50+ or newer is required
  • NOTE: This model has been tested on X-Plane 11 Beta, and works, but some small issues have been noted. We cannot guarantee that this version will work properly in X-Plane 11 final release
Recommended System
  • Quad-core, 3.0 GHz or faster processor
  • 16-20GB of system RAM
  • a high-performance, DirectX 11 capable graphics card with at least 4GB of VRAM
  • At least 500MB VRAM (1GB or more recommended)
  • At least 480MB available disk space

Avionics Package (VFR Flight with Two-Axis Autopilot)
  • Bendix King KX 170B COM1 and NAV1 radio
  • Bendix King KY 97A TSO COM2 radio
  • DME Indicator with Miles, Time to Station, and Ground Speed indicators
  • KR 85 TSO ADF Receiver
  • Bendix King KT76A Transponder
  • Bendix King KMA 20 TSO Audio Panel
  • Century I autopilot with Wing Leveler, VOR tracking and ILS tracking (pitch and roll)
  • Standard "six pack" gauges (Airspeed, Compass, Chronometer, Artificial Horizon, Directional Gyro, Vertical Speed Indicator, Altimeter/Baro, ADF Directional, Engine Tachometer, Omni-Bearing Selector slaved to NAV1, copilot Altimeter)
  • Engine gauges (EGT, CHT, Ammeter, Oil Temp, Oil Pressure, Fuel Pressure, Gyro Suction, Fuel (left and right)
Changes in Version 3.0 Include
  • Now X-Plane 10.50+ Compatible (NOTE: This model has been tested on X-Plane 11 Beta, and works, but some small issues have been noted. We cannot guarantee that this version will work properly in X-Plane 11 final release)
  • New mouse scroll-wheel support for cockpit manipulators
  • New HDR-compatible custom interior lights (interior lights require HDR ON in X-Plane Rendering Settings)
  • New HDR-compatible custom exterior lights (HDR not required for exterior lights, but highly recommended)
  • New custom plug-in driven situation-aware sounds recorded from a real Grumman AA5 - open the canopy to hear exterior sounds
  • Custom engine startup logic - if the engine is cold, it will take longer to start
  • On-screen pop-up control menu provides custom view selections and options controls
  • Animated ignition key - click on the keys located on to of glare shield to place them into the ignition
  • Radio volumes individually controlled - use the volume control knobs for each radio
  • Digital chronometer with custom Local Time, Universal Time and Automated Flight Timer
  • Century I autopilot (simulated) built into Turn/Bank indicator provides Stability Mode (wing leveler), VOR tracking, ILS Approach tracking, pitch up/down adjustment and roll override
  • Added rain and ice-textured glass objects - automatically appear according to X-Plane conditions
  • New 3-D propeller disc effect
  • 8 liveries included
  • Functional fuses and circuit breakers
Changes In Version 3.1 Include
  • Fixed panel-mounted elevator trim indicator - movement was backwards
  • We now HIDE the yoke control lock manipulator when the aircraft is airborne - too easy to re-install the yoke lock while in flight! Also added plugin code to remove the yoke lock automatically if the pilot forgot, and the airplane goes airborne
  • Fixed the A/P Interrupt button on the pilot yoke. Can now be clicked and held down to use Control Wheel Steering while autopilot servos are On-screen. Corrected the spelling of "A/P Interrupt" label on the pilot yoke
  • Fixed KY 97 COM2 radio power knob - Power knob can now be clicked to turn off the COM2 radio (added knob animation)
  • We now HIDE the ignition key manipulator located on top of the glareshield while in flight to prevent being able to remove the keys from ignition in flight, Keys cannot be removed from ignition receptacle unless the magnetos are set to OFF
  • Changed the visibility logic for the pilot figure - the pilot is now hidden if the airplane is on the ground, the engine is off, and the parking brake is set, regardless of the canopy open or closed
  • Reversed the Elevator Trim operation and trim indicator labels. Rotate trim wheel forward for DOWN trim, and aft for UP trim. This is now intuitive for pilots accustomed to operating trim wheels
  • The User Manual incorrectly stated that the Davtron chronometer shows Local Time - should be UTC
  • Keys cannot be removed from ignition receptacle until the ignition is OFF.
  • Starter lamp does not illuminate if trying to start the engine with the keys on the glareshield
  • Modified the Audio Amplifier fuse logic - if the fuse is pulled, audio volumes are set to zero, marker lamps will not illuminate, and the audio panel power lamp goes off
  • Corrected the COM1 fuse animation - does not get pulled now if NAV1 fuse is pulled
  • Corrected mesh textures on the interior of the pilot yoke columns sleeves - no longer transparent
  • The flaps paddle switch now operates as described in the Traveler POH - click and hold down to deploy flaps, click up once to fully retract
  • Fixed issues with COM2 radio still able to operate even if the power was off
  • The power lamp for the COM2 radio now goes off if the fuse is pulled
  • The audio panel volume knob now acts as a "master" volume for all devices that play through the audio panel. Individual radio volumes can be adjusted, but the audio panel volume will also control the volumes
  • Squelch noise (if on) is controlled by the appropriate radio - if COM1 is selected, the COM1 volume will control the squelch volume, and likewise for COM2. If neither COM1 or COM2 is selected on the audio panel the squelch sound will not be played
  • COM2 radio frequency manipulators, volume knob and flip/flop button are now un-clickable if the COM2 power is off, or the COM2 fuse is pulled
  • Fixed sound loop in engine sound sample
  • Enlarged a number of cockpit manipulators to make them easier to operate
11Beta1 Version Includes The Following Updates For X-Plane compatibility
  • New NORMAL textures for exterior objects to provide X-Plane 11 compatible surface reflections and specular highlights
  • Modified OBJ object files to support the new surface reflections and specular highlights
  • New exterior and interior glass objects to support reflections and specular highlights
  • New X-Plane 11 style icons designed for the Flight Configurator
  • Modified various settings in PlaneMaker 11 to improve performance in X-Plane 11
What's missing for X-Plane 11
  • Our models do not yet support the new X-Plane 11 FMOD sound engine (however, the SASL plugin sounds still work in X-Plane 11)
  • Conversion of plugin code to the natively-supported XLUA plugin is not completed
Be sure to choose the correct version of this vFlyteAir model for installation. Choose the "version 11Beta1" for X-Plane 11.
Thank you for being a vFlyteAir Customer!

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 19 December, 2013.
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