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Microsoft JN-4 Jenny Realism Mod

This is a modification to the MSFS 2020 default  Microsoft Curtiss JN-4 Jenny aircraft.  This mod is primarily aimed at improving the overall flight dynamics of this aircraft, providing a more realistic flying experience that is much closer to the actual aircraft.  Several...

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This is a modification to the MSFS 2020 default  Microsoft Curtiss JN-4 Jenny aircraft.  This mod is primarily aimed at improving the overall flight dynamics of this aircraft, providing a more realistic flying experience that is much closer to the actual aircraft.  Several changes have been made to the flight model and the aircraft weight and balance, which are all detailed in the Change Log file included under the Documentation folder.
This mod is easily installed by simply unzipping the download file and copying the mge-microsoft-aircraft-jn4 folder to the MSFS Community folder.  It will then replace the existing default Curtiss JN-4 Jenny aircraft in the MSFS aircraft selection screen, and will also continue to utilize all existing aircraft Liveries.  To uninstall the mod and return to using the MSFS default aircraft, simply remove it from the Community folder.

Microsoft Flight Simulator © Microsoft Corporation.  Microsoft JN-4 Jenny Realism Mod has been created under Microsoft's "Game Content Usage Rules" using assets from Microsoft Flight Simulator, and it is not endorsed by or affiliated with Microsoft.

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Compatibility
Sim Update 11
Initial Release
November 23, 2022
Last Updated
6 day(s) ago — 1.1.1

Version

1.1.1

File Size

1.49 MB

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910


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  • Updated to version 1.1.1

  • Updated to version 1.1.0

  • Initial File Release

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13 Comments
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fStopper

5 day(s) ago / Thanked by MGouge425

Nice work on this mod, definitely better than the original flight model. Thanks.

Tip of the Day: "Some assembly required" applied to anyone purchasing this aircraft from the CURTISS AEROPLANE AND MOTOR CORPORATION in 1918... It was delivered in several separate crates containing the fuselage, wings and tail sections, which then had to be assembled by the new owner following the instructions in the POH!

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adler58

8 day(s) ago / Thanked by MGouge425

Tip of the Day: Since this aircraft has no flaps, you must learn to use a sideslip to increase your descent rate when the throttle has been reduced to idle. This is an essential piloting skill for flying a vintage aircraft like this one, and the Piper J-3 Cub.

Tip of the Day: Since this aircraft has no compass, you should use the VFR MAP [V] as a "handheld GPS" for navigation.

To get the full authentic experience of flying this vintage aircraft, you should navigate the way the original pilots did, using only landmarks, rivers, lakes and roads... It was not uncommon for these pilots to even occasionally land in a farmers field and ask for directions!

Tip of the Day: This aircraft was designed to be flown from a grass or dirt strip and it has no brakes. To minimize your touchdown speed and ground roll after landing you should either make a 3-point full stall landing, or use the elevator to lower the tail soon after touchdown to provide maximum drag from the wings and tail skid.

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bigrobb2

9 day(s) ago / Thanked by MGouge425

Brilliant job. She is a joy to take off, fly, and land now. Thanks

Thanks very much!!

Would it be possible to work together with Sal1800 and his compass mod?

Both mods make changes to the aircraft.cfg file and are most likely incompatible.

Thanks


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  • Version 1.1.1 November 27, 2022

    Version 1.1.1
    ⦁ A PDF copy of the original 1918 POH has been included under the Documentation folder.

  • Version 1.1.0 November 24, 2022

    The following changes are included in this mod:

    Version 1.0.0
    ⦁ The default Pilot Viewpoint position and zoom level have been updated to more closely match the actual viewpoint of a male pilot. This provides better forward visibility and improves the readability of the panel instruments. The default Landing and Close pilot views have also been updated.
    ⦁ The flight model wing geometry has been modified, and the total wing area has been significantly increased to include both the upper and lower wings, and match the actual aircraft specs.
    ⦁ The MAC position has been moved further aft to more closely match the actual aircraft.
    ⦁ The Empty Weight CG has been moved further forward. This now allows the default weight and balance to be within the CG limits.
    ⦁ The Co-Pilot has been removed to improve the default weight and balance and overall performance. It can be easily restored in the Weight and Balance screen if desired.
    ⦁ The AOA vs Lift table has been updated to more closely match the actual airfoil used on this aircraft. This significantly improves the takeoff, cruise and landing pitch attitudes and overall performance.
    ⦁ The default takeoff elevator trim has been reduced from 1 degree Up to 0 (neutral).
    ⦁ The Aileron Drag and Adverse Yaw has been reduced to more closely match the actual aircraft.
    ⦁ The Parasite Drag has been reduced to increase the top speed and more closely match the actual aircraft specs.
    ⦁ The Engine/Prop Thrust Angle has been decreased from +6 degrees Up to -6 degrees Down, to more closely match the 3-D model and actual aircraft.

    Version 1.1.0
    ⦁ The Elevator Area has been increased from 11 to 22 sq. ft. to match the actual aircraft specs. This improves the pitch stability and elevator effectiveness.
    ⦁ The Oswald Efficiency Factor of the wing has been reduced from 0.95 to 0.75 to more closely match the actual airfoil specs. This improves the pitch stability and reduces the climb rate to a more realistic level.

  • Launched November 23, 2022

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

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