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09-28-2009, 08:39 AM

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The new Citation Mustang is a breakthrough combination of power, speed and true jet affordability. Certified to be flown by a single pilot, the Mustang features state of the art engines delivering speeds of up to 340kts as well as the latest in large-format glass-cockpit flight displays, easing pilot workload, all while passengers relax in one of the largest cabins in its class. Now, Flight One Software and Cessna Aircraft Company have joined forces to bring you an authentic simulation of the Citation Mustang exclusively for Microsoft Flight Simulator X!

Introducing the Cessna Citation Mustang

The Cessna Citation Mustang is considered an entry level business jet. In the standard configuration, the Cessna Citation Mustang has four passenger seats in the aft cabin and seating for two in the cockpit. Like other small business jets, the Cessna Citation Mustang is certified to fly without a co-pilot.

The Cessna Citation Mustang first flew on April 23rd, 2005 and received full type certification from the FAA on September 8th, 2006. This was a historic moment for Cessna and the Cessna Citation Mustang in general because the Cessna Citation Mustang was the first of its class to receive full type certification. It was also the first to receive certification to fly into known-icing conditions, the first VLJ to be delivered to a customer, and it is from the first company to obtain the FAA Production Certificate for a VLJ.

The Cessna Citation Mustang airframe is constructed primarily of aluminum alloys, with a three spare wing group. One main door is located in the forward left section of the aircraft, with an additional emergency exit located on the center right section of the aircraft.

Unlike many light jets, there is no overhead panel. All the switches and gauges are on the instrument panel and the center console. The thrust levers, pitch trim wheel, flap lever, an alphanumeric keypad for the Flight Management System and the switches for aileron and rudder trim are also located on the center console. The instrument panel is dominated by the huge, centrally mounted multi-function display (MFD) and each pilot has a large Primary Flight Display (PFD).

The Cessna Citation Mustang is powered by Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F turbofan engines, mounted in pods on the aft fuselage. The landing gear is fully retractable and is equipped with anti-skid protection.

External Features

Very accurate and highly detailed aircraft exterior
6 custom paint schemes, including a "green primer" certification test flight version
Operable cabin & cargo doors with corresponding CAS messages shown in the cockpit
Lighted cargo storage bays
Visible icing effects on aircraft and windscreen
Extensive set of external camera views

Popup Auxiliary Panel

Copilot and Copilot call out options
Call fuel truck
Ground Proximity warning on/off
Open/close doors and cargo bays
Add/remove Wheel chocks
Add/remove safety cones
Roll out the red carpet!
Pitot and engine covers on/off

Internal Features

2D panel set includes six main instrument panel views - three each for pilot and co-pilot
Popup 2D enlarged PFD, MFD, Autopilot, Left and Right Lower Panel, and MFD Controller panel views
Popup instrument panel placards from the 2D panel
Fully functional Virtual Cockpit
Animated shade visors in the 3D cockpit
Fully modeled 3D rear cabin
Multiple 3D camera views, including vantage points from the rear cabin
Multiple animated features, including fold-down tables, cabinets, drawers, seat arm rests, window shades - even the toilet seat cover!

Garmin G1000 Glass Avionics Suite Features

Mustang-specific G1000 functionality
Multi-page user interfaces on both the PFD and MFD
Inset mini-map on the PFD
New! WAAS instrument approaches - allowing ILS-like approach accuracy for non-ILS-equipped airports within the U.S.
Advanced FADEC engine power management system with virtual Takeoff, Climb, and Cruise detents
Autopilot supports ROL, HDG, VOR, LOC, and GPS lateral modes
Autopilot supports ALT HOLD, ALTS, PIT, VS, and FLC vertical modes
Flight planner can be operated independently from the FSX planner - add/delete waypoints, etc. on the fly
Flight planner automatically imports FSX flight plan if one is loaded
CAS (Crew Alert System) indicators
Audio panel music player (supports ".wav" file format)

Includes original song, "Here and Now", written and performed by Dave Blevins

Avionics and Systems

All gauges and switches fully functional (within the limitations of FSX) and clickable
Audible switch and knob sounds
Independent reading and cabin lights
Working Cabin pressurization system
Dim-able panel/panel lighting




09-28-2009, 12:12 PM
Yes, a very nice rendering of the real aircraft however:

Not the best add-on for home cockpit builders. No FSUIPC Offsets provided nor keyboard command configuration.

MFD missing Group pages, ie not supported.

Matt Olieman
09-28-2009, 12:25 PM
What a coincident. Friend and I were having breakfast at the airport (KOCF) last Friday and noticed a small business jet on the ramp right in front of us. Couldn't figure out what it was. Now we know, we saw the Citation Mustang.

We also saw it take off, didn't take much runway and it was fast.

Nice news item Alex :)

Matt Olieman

09-28-2009, 01:29 PM
It is one nice Jet though!

Well.....its a Cessna and not just the average lawn mower on wings!

Wouldn't be too hard to replicate I guess, has some nice glass cockpit tech!

Agreed its a shame about the FSUIPC offsets, I guess this is just a platform and there is no reason why it couldn't be dowson'd up in the future!