This is the sleek, new Epic Victory private VLJ business jet by Epic Aircraft in the United States.  This
unique, small 5 passenger jet features a single engine turbine powerplant, high mileage economy,
and fast cruise at 320 Knots.  The Victory features the Garmin G1000 full screen panel system and a
plush, luxurious, leather clad interior.  Featuring an all carbon fiber airframe, this is one very
liteweight, very fast, very economical jet for todays jetset pilots.

This package features;
*  12 Aircraft liverie paint schemes
*  Roughly 6 to 8 different interior themes
*  5 Different panel variants, from wood to metal to carbon fiber
*  Detailed front nose compartment with animated float away nose compartment panel
*  Detailed rear turbine engine cowling with animated 'float away' cowling also
*  Above detailed compartments feature 'hiding' mesh that enable faster frame rates
*  Extreme efficiency Garmin G1000 system designed for best frame rates
*  New MVP-50 engine gauge, features 2 pages of data readout
*  New Checklist system built into the center MFD screen as like the actual Garmin system
*  Popup 'Remote Command Console' that can animate features from exterior of aircraft; can call the
fuel truck as well
*  High technology TruTrak Sorcerer Autopilot; features female voice, subsystems programming
*  Manual in PDF format; 40+ pages
*  Sound system and custom soundpack.  Switches and other features have sound effects
*  XM Radio with 6 demo song loops.  You can place your own WAV files of music in the system.  
See manual for details.
*  Un-hideable female copilot
*  Three materials used for windows; gold tint with dark overhead band on front perspex, tinted
exterior passeger windows; low tinting on interior side of glass
*  Full FSX package with FSX format models and materials, all in DDS format using only DXT-5 type
16 bit for maximum performance in FSX
*  Optional extra 'Wide Screen' version 2D panels come with the package.  See manual for setup
*  Park mode; deploys wheel chocks, turbine inlet cover, pitot flags

This package addon is for Microsoft Flight Simulator X, FSX with the SP1 Service Pack.  You do not
require the FSX Accelleration addon.

This Addon Package is by permission of Epic Aircraft Corporation
Click here to go to Epic Aircrafts website.  There you can read through
their many model releases as well as download some extremely well
done screenshots from their gallery section.  These make brilliant
computer wallpaper.
There are presently 12 different exterior paint schemes that the Epic Victory comes with.  Each exterior
paint scheme has a fitting interior and panel theme that will match it.  Paint schemes mostly feature
metal flake metallic finishes with a classy, waxed shine.
The instrument panels feature the Garmin G1000 glass panel system as well as the MVP-50 engine
management screen, lower center.  There are 5 different color schemes of instrument panels to
accompany the 12 variant interior/exterior themes.  These panel versions include dove gray metal,
carbon fiber, cherry wood veneer, teak wood veneer, and walnut burl veneer.  The center screen now
features a built in Checklist system like the actual Garmin screens.  The MVP-50 features a secondary
screen showing the aircraft outline and system features/annunciations.

The instrumentation feature soft glow, high realism illumination for night flying 'without' the dome
lights being on.  This enhances the night flying visuals.  Control yokes are hide-able for being able to
see switches and controls that might be 'behind' the yokes.  All primary instrumentation units (PFD,
MFD, MVP-50, Auto Pilot) have Maximize Popup modes for better visibility.

The Epic Victory comes with a 2D panel set, one gray and one wood.  These are also duplicated into
Wide Screen versions which you can add to your planes if you have a wide screen monitor.  One
simply adds in 'ws' to the 'panel' line of each aircraft Registry block in the 'aircraft.cfg' file of the Victory
to set all 2D panels to wide screen visual modes.
There are many variants of interiors featured which include grays, mustard yellows, blues, and
burgandy.  Each interior theme is coupled with a panel color theme as well, which as mentioned above
consist of 5 different panel variations of themes.

Some features of the rear cabin interior are a fold out table that deploys when the landing gear are
raised.  An Apple iPad tablet media computer sits on the mid-ship passenger seat.  The iPad will fly
over to the table top when the table deploys during flight, as seen in the screenshots below.

The interior, such as the seats and the interior sides of the cabin walls 'illuminate' with a soft glow
when the 'instrumentation lights' are on, (after the sun fully sets in Flight Simulator).  A seperate
switch on the instrument panel turns on the rear cabin dome lights (2) for 'bright' illumination.  Thust
there are 2 modes of rear cabin lighting.  This also goes for the front cockpit area, having a seperate
dome light for the front, as well as the rear cabin.
Special Features are the 'extra's that the package features.  In the Victory, you will find that there are a
few.  There is a 'Park Mode' which has deployed wheel chocks, turbine inlet cover, and pitot flags.  The
co-pilot female can be unhidden.  There is a removeable nose cowling door which when animated
away shows the detailed nose compartment with batteries, hydraulic system, electrics boxes, GPS
antennae arrays, and several other systems.  In the rear, the turbine engine access cowling is also
removeable and shows you the tight fit of the Pratt and Whitney jet.  Another feature is the baggage
which is unloaded to the pavement via a command.

In the center top screenshot below, you can see the 'Remote Command Console' popup panel.  This
manages your Special Features, such as front and rear cowlings animations, unhide copilot, etc.  This
also includes Map view mode, and will call a fueling truck to your jet if the airport fascilities you are
parked at have one.  The Remote Command console also features night mode (blue lighting) and has
sound tone buttons.  Yellow illuminations on the RCC Annunciators specify 'non-flight' conditions,
while green is 'ok in flight mode annunciator callouts.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Question:
 I purchased the Victory and installed it but it doesnt show up in my Flight Sim.  
Why?
Answer:  You may have a Windows OS-64bit which has the Program Folder renamed to
'Program Files (64)'.  Simply run the installer again, and this time, before it uploads the files
into your computer, check the location of your Flight Simulator installation.  If its not correct,
then click the small Browse button beside the address string and navigate to your FSX folder,
then click OK to start uploading the package.

This may be necessary also with some 'external hard drives' where FSX is located on a drive
other then C drive.  This does not happen with all installations, only some.

Question:  If the Victory goes into a next build series up, such as 2.0 or 3.0, do I need to
purchase the package all over again?
Answer:  No.  You are entitled to all factory updates, being an owner of the package.  See
your vendor for details and request the update 'if' the update is a full 'complete installer'
version update.  (Some mini-updates will be available, here only at Lionheart Creations.  
Vendors will not carry the mini-updates on a normal basis).

Question:  Will this plane work in FS2004?  Is this a FS2004 version model or pure FSX?
Answer:  This is a pure FSX only model, featuring dual VC and exterior models in FSX SDK
formats.  This will 'not' work in FS2004, unfortunately.  I tried all that I could to make this
work in FS2004.

Question:  Is this available in other locations other then Lionheart Creations Ltd?
Answer:  Yes.  We sell through PCAviator.com in their downloads store, and also at the
famous Euro outlet, SimMarket.com which also feature a backup CD service for a small fee.

Question:  Will this work on a slow computer?  What are the requirements?
Answer:  The Victory package is an elaborate, high detail package.  With that said, we have
gone to great extents to make this aircraft run efficiently (very fast) on 'normal' computers.  
Our glass panel system 'is' the fastest performing glass panel on the market for Flight
Simulator.  However, its also very 'sparton' (basic) in code sophistication, which helps to
make it low in resource useage.  We also did some innovative recondiguring of the center
MFD GPS screen, lowering refresh rates, enabling a new 'no-render sleep-mode' which shuts
down the sim from rendering the map when its not visible (it used to still render the map
even when hidden, but we found a way around that).  

As for textures, which also cost heavily in Flight Simulator X, we used 'no' 32bit textures.  
When high resolution was required, such as the fuselage texture sheet, we went with double
size 2048 pixels in DXT-5 format (standard) so that Graphics Cards could manage them
easily.  Not all of the textures are double size, many are still standard 1024 and 512 pixels
square in size.

Thus your 'regular computer' should be able to run the Epic Victory under normal
circumstances.  With that said, if you have your settings maxed out already, then you may
have trouble with the Victory and you will need to reduce one or two settings to enable
smooth frame rates, 'if' you are already maxed out in resources, (meaning barely running
with low frame rates).

Question:  Will there be a textures performance pack for people that have older, slower
computers?
Answer:  No.  We found not one single complaint on the Victory being heavy in frame rates,
so a performance pack was cancelled.  FS2004 aircraft usually needed performance packs
when using 32bit textures.  This is a pure FSX / P3D aircraft package which seems to run
smoother then older FS2004 planes.

Question:  What is in this package?
Answer:  The Victory VLJ Biz Jet package features 12 aircraft liveries, perhaps 8 various
interior themes, and 5 panel texture themes.  The texture mapping is quite elaborate.  There
are various special features like parking mode with chocks, flags, and a turbine plug, a
un-hideable co-pilot, etc.  The package also features a 2D panel with an extra version in 'wide
screen'.

Question:  Does this feature its own Soundpack or does it use a stock Soundpack?
Answer:  The Epic Victory features its own sound package, based on one by famed FS
Developer Kirk Olsson, which has a unique, whisper quiet interior sound element for a
rear-engined, pressurized cabin airframe structure.

Question:  I have a huge part sticking out of the top of my plane?  What is that?
Answer:  You must not have the FSX SP1 Service Pack installed.  If you do, you may need
to re-install it.  Make sure that your UAC in your Windows is adjusted to allow you to install
this and modify the FSX installation.  Some report that their UAC security systems in vista
and Win7 will sometimes block you from the update process.  You can download the FSX
SP1 and SP2 update service packs for FSX at www.fsinsider.com

Question:  When I boot up my plane, its all black.  Why?
Answer:  It sounds like your FSX installation is maxed out in resources from high settings.  
Please lower your settings.  To test this, turn off your clouds and your AA setting in Display.  
When first installing your plane, you may need to reboot if you have Win7 OS64 and vista
OS64. Rebooting allows it to see the textures.  This is rare, but happens now and then.

Question:  My aircraft shows up, but my gauges arent showing.  Why?
Answer:  The installer at times will place the Gauges CAB file in the 'stock' location, C:
drive.  If you have your Sim in a different location then usual, such as OS64 Program Files
(64) or in another drive (or both of the above), then simply track down where the installer
placed your LHC_EV.CAB file and drop it into your main Gauges folder in FSX.  You can also
run the installer to a TEMP folder on your desktop, using the browse button before file
uploads begin.  After it finishes, look in your gauges folder in there, locate the CAN file and
drop that in the Gauges folder in FSX.

Question:  Will flying this plane for over 10 hours at a time cause bags under my eyes,
double vision, and other such side effects?  Or have you figured out gaming codes and other
such enhancements that will enable me to fly this thing continuously around the clock?
Answer:  No....    It will still wear you out and cause double vision and blood shot eyes
from extreme over-time flying.  We suggest you take breaks.  Go outside, see the sun, listen
to the birds, play in the rain, then get right back into your jet and fly some more.  :)  (Thats
how I do it).

Question:  When I try to turn when taxiing, I seem to slide forward instaed of turn.  Why?
Answer:  You are giving the front wheel too much turn.  Try very small amounts.  The front
nose gear does not have alot of weight on it and so it will not grip like other planes. The Epic
Victory is extremely lite weight and will easily slide the front tire with too much input.

Question:  Where is the Checklist?
Answer:  It is built into the center MFD computer screen.  Click on CHK LIST and use PAGE
DN and PAGE UP buttons (small menu buttons along bottom of the MFD screen) to scroll
through the various pages.  There are presently 10 total built in checklist pages that even
cover operation of the Autopilot as well as basic walk throughs for startup, flight, etc.

Question:  I have the airplane's Auto Pilot on and it will not allow me to take off even
though it is not 'engaged' with altitude settings.
Answer:  This is true.  When you 'arm' the Auto Pilot, (green screen on, AP button off), you
already have Wing Levelor online.  You 'can' still take off by using trim, but it is wise to have
the AP 'off' when taking off.  You 'can' preset all settings for TRK, ALT/SEL, GPSS 'before'
you takeoff, by simply dialing in the settings with the knob for each setting, one at a time,
without using center 'lock' button on knob, dearm each setting as you program the next,
(such as SEL first, then turn it off, and turn on TRK, set, then turn it off, none are locked).  
Then turn off the unit with Z keyboard key or panel rocker switch, take-off, then turn on the
AP, and turn on SEL, click Lock (center of knob), do this also for SEL also.  Your settings are
stored when you had preset them.

Question:  Why is the front perspex yellowish and the back windows are tinted?
Answer:  The Perspex (front plexi for pilots) is gold tinted for maximum UV protection, with
also a band of tinting along the top.  The rear passenger windows are normal tint on the
outside, (one way tinting).  From the inside, the tinting is less extreme in the rear passenger
area.  Only from the outside are they darkly tinted.

Question:  I was adjusting my Auto Pilot, and suddenly perhaps 30 different voices spoke
through the Auto Pilot voice system all at once.  Very loud!  Why?
Answer:  There is a bug in the voice system where if you hit certain keys at just the right
moment, the girls voice will repeat 10  or more times in quick fashion, like overlapping.  You
can turn off the AP and then turn it back on to over-ride the issue.

Question:  I see that the Victory also has XM Radio like the Epic LT / Dynasty.  Can I set my
own music in this?
Answer:  Yes.  Just make 16bit WAV file copies of your fave songs with a music compiler
and save them as SND20 through SND26.  Drop those into your LHC Sound folder in the
main FSX Sound folder.  In the plane, with batteries on, click the XM Radio rocker switch (left
XM switch) and then click the Rocker selector to the right of it to shuffle through your songs.

Question:  I am interested in purchasing an actual Epic Victory, but I hear that they are now
out of business.  Is this true?
Answer:  Yes and no.  They are presently under bankruptcy proceedings.  An American firm
is trying to negotiate take-over for the company and will reopen the doors and restart
production again.  Please keep an eye out at their website at www.epicaircraft.com

Question:  I see a ton of detail on the jet engine and the front nose compartment.  Doesnt
that bring down frame rates on this plane?
Answer:  No.  The compartments and jet engine 'hide' or disappear when the aircraft takes
off, so all their textures and polygon structures are 'non-existent' until you land again, thus
keeping the performance (and frame rates) up on the plane.  Once you land though, the
compartments re-materialize.  
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
There are 'no' updates available for the Epic Victory.

The Epic Victory had one update when it went to Build
1.1.  This update is built into the installers at all
vendor sites.  This update fixed the reversed logo on
the back seat that faced rearwards.  
This is the Victory Pilots Manual featuring 40
pages of data and info on flying and
managing the Epic Victory Mini VLJ Biz Jet.  
This is a free download and enables you a
'glimpse' into the huge Victory package.cv
Seats...................................................................................................5
Construction....................................................................................Carbon fiber
Pressurization..................................................................................6.5
Engine................................................................................................Pratt & Whitney
PW600 series
Dimensions                
Length...............................................................................................33.4 ft.
Wingspan.........................................................................................36.3 ft.
Height...............................................................................................10.7 ft.
Cabin length...................................................................................14.5 ft.
Cabin width.....................................................................................4.7 ft.
Cabin height....................................................................................4.4 ft.
Weights                
Empty weight................................................................................. 2,700 lbs.
Maximum take-off weight.............................................................5,500 lbs.
Maximum payload with full fuel..................................................900 lbs.
Performance                
Maximum cruise.............................................................................320 KTAS
Economy cruise.............................................................................250 KTAS
Stall Clean........................................................................................84 KTAS
Stall Full Flaps................................................................................74 KTAS
Ceiling...............................................................................................28,000 ft.
Time to climb...................................................................................28,000 ft., 10
min.
Range economy cruise (with reserve and with full passengers)..................1200 NM
You may obtain Backup CD's for a
small fee from most of our vendors.  
Please check with them first to insure
that they do have this service.  
SimMarket, JustFlight, and PCAviator
do offer CD services.
THE TEAM REPSONSIBLE FOR MAKING THE VICTORY POSSIBLE

Rick Schrameck
............................CEO of Epic Aircraft who granted me permission to do
this
Dwight Furleigh.............................Amazing gauge guru whom I torture with new ideas
for things
John MacNeil..................................Model Maker, exterior Victory model, famous for his
model work on the covers of many popular  magazines
Ryan Davis.....................................Tremendous help, photos, guidence on the Victory,
former employee, head of instrument panels department, Epic Aircraft.
Michael Hooper..............................Chief Test Pilot who helped me with details and
drawings
Bill Leaming....................................Creation of panel materials, sound system, gauge
guidence
Nick Churchill.................................Famed Screenshot Artist, screenshots of the Victory
Eli and Hannah..............................Friends that send me faith and hope and test my
planes also
Junior...............................................My puppy that keeps me together when things get
stressful

SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE
Model finished in............................. Gmax
Textures Software............................Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Sound Editing Software...................Audacity
Computer produced on...................Apple iMac 24" 1TB HD, ATI 2800, Mac OSX 64/WinXP
Manual creation software................Apple iWork Pages '09

God bless Apple.                             :)
Click on the vendor of your choice to
purchase the Epic Victory VLJ Biz Jet
For our customers in Europe, we
recommend SimMarket.com

Boxed versions will be available
through PCAviator.com
Exterior Paint Kit (Fuselage and Wings)



Interior Paint Kit (All Cabin Textures +
Panels)



Pilots Textures (Male and Female)
Setting Heading TUTORIAL VIDEO on YOUTUBE
This tutorial shows you how to operate the Heading system in
the TruTrac Auto Pilot of the Epic Aircraft lines.
Setting Altitude TUTORIAL VIDEO on YOUTUBE
In this tutorial, you will learn how to set up your Altitude
settings in the TruTrac AutoPilot of the Epic Aircraft lines.
Direct-To TUTORIAL VIDEO on YOUTUBE
This mini tutorial shows you how easy it is to set up the
'Direct-To' Nav option in the Garmin G1000 glass panel system.
ILS TUTORIAL VIDEO on YOUTUBE
This is a mini tutorial on setting up your ILS approach in the
Epic Victory using the PFD screen and the TruTrac Auto Pilot
ILS
HEADING
ALTITUDE
DIRECT-TO
Isaiah 54:17
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