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Jetpack JW1 "SkyTraveler"

Have you ever dreamed about flying like a bird, outside of a metal can with a windshield? Now you have a chance to do it in Microsoft Flight Simulator - take on your suit and prepare for a mind blowing experience! You can hover like a...

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Have you ever dreamed about flying like a bird, outside of a metal can with a windshield? Now you have a chance to do it in Microsoft Flight Simulator - take on your suit and prepare for a mind blowing experience!

You can hover like a helicopter, or escort an airliner like a jet fighter. Participate in competitions or fly above cities in VR mount. Your only enemies - small fuel tank and extremely sensitive controls.

BASIC CONTROLS

Flaps handle is flight mode switch:

Flap #1 Cruise flight - native flight model only active
Flap #2 Stabilization - available at the speed less than 100kn, automatics will try to hold you in vertical position, manual control effectiveness also increased
Flap #3 Hovering - automatics will try to hold you 10 meters above the surface, set throttle to 0% or 100% to avoid controls conflict
Flap #4 Landing - when you hover above ground, enable to land smoothly
Flap #5 Parachute - ensure you have at least 500ft altitude above ground. To toggle chute quickly, you can use Gears handle [G]

Gears handle [G] - landing parachute, ensure you have at least 500ft altitude above ground

Anti Ice [H] - toggle first person view helmet visibility

Pitot Heater [Shift+H] - toggle HUD/HMD visibility

Spoilers handle - helmet display vertical adjustment

Navigation lights switch [Alt+J] - aboard attachment toggle

Int > End fixed camera (A to toggle)

HOW REAL IS IT?

We are not trying to build a copy of any real aircraft. However, we are trying to make it fly at least somehow realistically for given specifications, in the existing limits of MSFS and our knowledge. Please consider JW1 as an evaluation of simulator capabilities rather than an attempt to create a flight trainer. Any experience you will get with this add-on can't be used in real life, both for flying or aircraft building.

CURRENT DEVELOPMENT STAGE

Project finished! Get latest freeware or payware version and enjoy the freedom. You can always leave feedback or report issues in comments below or in our Discord. Some technical limitations exists that we can't affect anyhow, but they will be solved by MSFS developers with time.

This add-on does not support any of autopilot of assistance features - ensure that you disable all assistances on related tab before JW1 flight.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Aircraft Type: wing shaped jetpack
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 350lbs
  • Engines: x4 jet 100lbs thrust each
  • Autonomy: 15 minutes
  • Max range: 90km
  • Take off: vertical hovering
  • Landing: parachute
  • VR: supported
  • Indication: Modern HMD
  • Visual effects: downwash, exhaust smoke, ground contact dust, water contact
  • Startup procedures: simplified (master starter switch)
  • Liveries: 4
CREDITS
  • 270inc textures
  • ANRI flight model, competitions
  • Got Gravel flight model
  • Dietmar Loleit GenHUD
  • 1L2P instruments
  • brm352 instruments
  • maxx2504/Micha flight model

Free-to-Pay

You got fully working aircraft without payment, with full support, without usage time limits. If you like this add-on and wish to continue to use it, please purchase JW1 SkyPirat on SimMarket. You will also unlock some additional features.

Versions comparison

Feature                   JW1 SkyTraveler  JW1 SkyPirat
Price                                 FREE            €8 (Excl.VAT)
High poly models                  ✔                        ✔
16k textures & PBR               ✔                         ✔
Hovering mode                     ✔                         ✔
VR motion controls               ✖                         ✔
Control panel                        ✖                         ✔
Accurate flight model            ✔                         ✔
Avionics symbology   ◯ FSX GenHUD     ✔ AH64A HMD
Nearby aircraft indication      ✖                         ✔
Aboard feature                     ✔                         ✔
Landing chute               ◯ Round             ✔ Ram-air
Visual Effects                ◯ Basic               ✔ Advanced

HOW TO INSTALL?

Unpack folder touchingcloud-aircraft-jw1 into Community directory of MSFS, launch simulator. You can use an add-on installer if you have any.

To install alternative flight model, after main files already unpacked (previous step), copy content of maxx2504-flight-model into community folder. Alternative FM is more stable and predictable - jetpack will fly like a small plane rather than body attached to the wing. If you feel default one too hard to control - try new one. If you are happy with “challenging” style of default FM - you better stay on it.

Paintkit available on FlightSim.to

HOW TO UNINSTALL?

Delete folder touchingcloud-aircraft-jw1 from Community directory of MSFS, restart simulator.

IS VR/TrackIR SUPPORTED?

Yes, almost. We had an idea of Helmet Mounted Display implementation, which means avionics symbology is always in the middle of the screen. We have succeeded partially - it works with mouse camera controls, with some limitations, but currently MSFS SDK does not provide a way to get VR/TrackIR head rotation data. So by default the symbology screen follows the mouse view, while for head trackers you can use Spoilers axis to control the vertical position of the display manually. Model itself is fully supported by VR, you just need to configure controls for your needs - spoilers, flaps, gears and taxi lights (SkyPirat).

Readme PDF file inside of install archive. Helmet display symbology not explained in manual yet as it under development.

To apply hot fixes (if you have not made manual changes in config files), just unpack archive content into Community over existing folder. Before minor (like 0.9.0) or major (like 1.0) updates recommended to remove old version completely.

 

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Sim Update 11 0 0
Category
Other Aircraft
Initial Release
August 19, 2021
Last Updated
9 month(s) ago — 1.1.3

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1.1.3

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199.79 MB

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Tolle Arbeit

I love flying this jetpack, I purchased the paid one.

Question: Is there a way I can disable the smoke from the jetpack? Is there a way to turn it on and off with a button, like the smoke system

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Nakken

7 month(s) ago / Thanked by TouchingCloud

Awesome little thing, well done. Once you get the hang of the controls it is really fun. Excellent modeling and textures. The alternative controls are indeed easier, but both works without issues. Thank you!

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jxnnycvsh

8 month(s) ago / Thanked by TouchingCloud

Hello, when are you going to get your fantastic FA-18 mod out again?

Hello.

I am a user of the payed version but I can't find anywhere to post my opinions/questions:

Please try to make your user manual more comprehensible and not prone to incompatibilities. Using the JW1 free was OK using the payware version is frustrating.

You say in manual Flap#1 is Cruise... is actually Stabilization and that's why because there are just 4 flap position and not 6. There are just 1 to 4 and not 0 to 5.

Maybe you are not referring to keyboard commands but how can one understand this since the rest of commands are with Keyboard references.

Which brings me to the major point which is the control panel.

I am very sorry but:

"Int > End fixed camera (A to Toggle)"

is meaning nothing to me!!

It seems is connected to the only thing that might control the stuff in the module the control panel but is impossible to actually use it. Trying to figure this annoying stuff I also clicked on the free camera type only to have it switched to mouse free look without anyway to reset it back to headtracking /VR tracking

Please don't rely on "default" keybinds. Specify clearly what command actually does the function. I don't have default keybinds "A" is nothing on my keyboard.

Please take also in consideration starting the jetpack without smoke ON by default. Off is better at least performance wise.

Also a way to adjust position of the HMD in al directions would be nice. Currently it just hangs over my left shoulder being useless there.

Also about the VR controls, I wonder if is possible to use the position of the controls more than the ministicks that are Xboxish and meaningless as I have a HOTAS and is way better. But maybe having some grabbing points to grab onto and then control the flight would be cooler. At least for the parachute maybe?

I love the concept of this mod but is WAY to hard to fly and to hover

hello, I think I have CTD with payware addon, every time i want to go to an airport and when i remove JW1 i have no more CTD, do you have a solution? thanks

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Kroesus

12 month(s) ago / Thanked by TouchingCloud

Hi, is there a way to reduce the fov in first person? Like this it looks streched for me.

This is really super cool. It doesn't seem to work with a controller though; is that correct?

Flying and taking off great, but landing is impossible for me. Idk if I didn't set it up correctly, but whenever I press G for the parachute, the

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ponny2oo2

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by TouchingCloud

Whats new on this update?

Merci beaucoup!! 😊

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FlyingBoatGuy

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by TouchingCloud

I would pay good money for a screen accurate "Rocketeer" version of this. Awesome!

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ponny2oo2

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by TouchingCloud

Great addon, for those having a hard time landing is simple, hit flaps 2 hover, then cut the throttle, jetpack will slowly descent to about 20ft, then hit flap 3 land and he will land softly on his feet.

GREAT ADDON AND FUN!!!!!

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ponny2oo2

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by TouchingCloud

Good concept, flying normal external view is good but when flying VR you have to keep your head tilt all the way back just to be able to see in front. I wish the view in VR was better more easy on the neck, because to look forward you have to tilt your neck back and is not comfortable.

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TETSUO

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by TouchingCloud

very funny ! thnks!!

my flight:

https://youtu.be/mjps53kEVAo

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Pistenbully

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by TouchingCloud
Hello. I would have one wish and it would be cool if you built your super smoke system into a certain aircraft, namely into the aircraft bluemesh alphat jet (also on flightsim.to)


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NongShim

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by TouchingCloud

This is so fun and it feels pretty realistic in flight.

Hey, i cant download this, is there a video for this?

I bought the payware version and have downloaded the latest from simmarket. After watching the video, I can't seem to get the in-helmet view to work. In the video, it says [H] Heater- is that pitot heat? What am I doing wrong? TIA!




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Suggestion, bugs and ideas for the future.

  • Version 1.1.3 April 29, 2022

    - VR helmet camera pitch angle fix (dedicated VR camera removed)
    - fuel system upgraded
    - center of gravity moved back 1ft
    - pitch stability increased

  • Version 1.1.2 January 07, 2022

    - dynamic helmet mounted display works again
    - fixed SU7 hotfix issue - engines throttle does not react on joystick throttle lever

  • Version 1.1.0 October 23, 2021

    SimUpdate6 issues fixes:

    - smoke displacement (still may happen randomly)
    - while staying on flat surface, body fall on the back
    - downwash and heat blur effects are broken, disabled temporarily

    Minor improvements:

    - Smooth turbines spinup and slow down sound
    - parachute deployment and simulation improved

  • Version 1.0.0 October 09, 2021

    Final version! We worked hard to finalize all planned features, hope you will enjoy it.
    Feel free to leave feedback or report issues in comments below or in our Discord.

    Changes log of v1.0.0:

    * parachute simulation greatly improved
    * branding removed from textures and livery names
    * minor animation improvements
    * nearby targets indication improved (SkyPirat)
    * thumbnails updated with latest model
    * last flap position used for chute again (for proper chute appearance in multiplayer, gears short key still can be used)
    * smoke transparency increased
    * extra fixed cameras added
    * smoke colour can be set by livery name

  • Version 0.11.1 September 23, 2021

    * Round chute texture updated
    * Pitot heater key as HUD toggle (Shift+H by default)
    * Fixed cameras added for easier takeoff and hovering
    * HUD indication minor changes
    * Aboard quality improved, feature available for SkyTraveler now (Alt+J by default)
    * Livery paintkit (separate file)

  • Version 0.10.0 August 28, 2021

    - new exhaust smokes - individual color for each livery
    - new helmet and ram-air parachute textures
    - possible to walk on the ground
    - parachute deployment moved to Gears Toggle event (G by default)
    - alternative flight model by maxx2504/Micha (default files should be overwritten manually)
    - flaps #4 perform automatic landing (should be enabled during hovering)
    - FIXED_HUD FLT parameter to disable HUD glass movement

    Issues fixed:

    - Helmet display freezes after changing time/date

  • Launched August 19, 2021

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

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