|The sleek, fast flying turboprop Epic LT
New from the studios of Lionheart Creations comes another rare exotic, the Epic LT
/ Dynasty. This is an actual 'new' aircraft produced in the United States, an
advanced design that features a complete Carbon Fiber airframe and the high
performance version of the PT6, the radical PT6-67A. This 6 passenger executive
turboprop can carry people at over 350 knots GS at altitudes of up to 31,000 feet.
This flight simulation model package comes with 9 different aircraft registries with
variations of interiors, animated pilots, full detail and animated VC and cabin, which
also sports a brilliant 'soft lit' interior for great night flights. Also featured is a new
Garmin G900X glass panel instrument system with ultra friendly management for
beginners of the Garmin panel systems. The Garmin system features a complete
PFD and MFD with 'Direct-To' capabilities.
To top off the list, this complete, new package also comes in full FSX with the dual
FSX created model sets, new FSX technology textures/materials that feature bloom,
reflection qualities, new soft glare and countless other new material capabilities. All
textures in the FSX installer are full DDS format for flights in DirectX-10. This
means, you get two installers in one, for both FS2004 and FSX.
For those that eye Ferraris and Lamborghini's, for those that love the fast lane, for
those that like to own something new that no one else has yet, then maybe the Epic
LT is for you.
Tips, Tricks, and Fixes
Known Bugs and Updates
These screenshots reveal the sophistication of the model level created, from the sculpted sleek lines
of the airframe to the the hundreds of parts within its interior. Each part is 'made' and then mapped
with textures to give it a high realism appearance.
This is the sporty interior of the Epic LT and Dynasty. Note the laquered wooden table which
deploys when the landing gear is raised. Note also the modern styling of the interior with a wave
shaped arm rest shelf that flows throughout the interior as well as the trim strip, giving the Epic a
first class look like that of a prestigious Range Rover.
Virtual Cockpit and Instrument
This is the instrument panel of the Epic LT. Note the elaborate trim and modern styling of the
cockpit, outfitted with laquered wood appointments. The glass panel system shown is the
Garmin G900x. Note the bottom left screenshot, depicting the 'boot-up' system screens on the
Garmins which appear for 20 seconds upon system startup.
The PFD and MFD (left and right respectively) feature built in Avionics (COM1, COM2, NAV1,
NAV2, Transponder, and ADF), as well as a Mini-GPS map on the left PFD screen, full GPS
software on the right MFD screen, and both a Engine EICAS popup window and Fuel
Management popup window as well. (See center and top right hand screenshot for EICAS
engine readouts, on the left side of the MFD panel. The EICAS is on both the PFD and MFD
panels for ease of multiple situations.
This is the sleek, aerodynamic, high performance turboprop Epic LT. Built of pure Carbon Fiber,
yielding an incredibly low weight, thus allowing the aircraft to attain very high airspeed cruise
All textures are complete high resolution textures featuring dynamic shine, reflection, etc. The
FSX package version is in DDS format for higher frame rate performance.
Note that the Red and White plane, N4688, and the Silver D-LION aircraft feature 'metallic paint
schemes', a very rare, very new technology in Flight Simulator paint technologies.
The Epic includes 10 different exterior paint schemes with roughly 4 versions of interiors.
You can now download the manual for the Epic
LT to see all the details of the package and get
an idea of how the Epic is flown. This manual
includes details on managing the Garmin
system, navigation controls, management of
the PT6-67A Turbine, and actual flying
To redownload a PayPal purchase for the complete Build 2 version or
loss of files from a Hard Drive failure, go to this webpage form and fill
it out to request an additional download.
Free PDF Manual
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Mindstar's Garmin G1000 work in the Epic LT by LHC?
No. According to the owner of mindstar, their gauges are a different size and proportion (shape)
then our virtual cockpit 3D mapping platforms, which severely hinders performance (frame rates)
of their mindstar system. We apologise for sending people to mindstar. We had not tested this
nor used it ourselves.
Will the FS2X Garmin G1000 work in the Epic LT?
Don is currently testing this now and should get back to us in 2 days on how it performs in the Epic
LT. If it is favorable, we will post a banner link on this webpage to his site so people may upgrade
their Garmins to his system.
How do you turn on the Auto Pilot?
On this aircraft, the AP is switched on at the lower left rocker switches panel by the control yoke.
From there, you can then turn on systems buttons on the actual TruTrak face panel above. On this
new 'extreme' Build of the TruTrak, the AP switch on the face plate panel runs 'Wing Level'
I cannot take off with the Auto Pilot system on?
This is true. Your AP system must be off in order to rotate and climb on a take-off run. Turn off
the AP sysetm at the white rocker switch by the control yoke, left side panel.
Can you program your own music to the Epic LT XM radio sound system?
Yes. By replacing the music in the FS/Sound/LHC folder (SND20 through SND27) you can have
your own music play in the Epic. You must compile your music to pure WAV 16bit (Windows)
format and name them SND20 through SND27 for them to properly play in Flight Simulator.
Is the FSX version of the Epic LT a 'port over' that uses FS2004 models and DXT bitmap textures?
Negative. The FSX version of the Epic LT is 'pure' FSX, featuring the new model file technologies
that use various forms of new texture systems such as Blume, high and deep reflection, soft shine,
etc. The textures are also in the new FSX DDS format so that the aircraft can be flown in DirectX
Is there a 2D panel included? Or is this a Virtual Cockpit only plane?
Yes. There is a 2D panel included with both the FSX and FS2004 versions.
Does this glass screen panel system take alot of memory and will it cause the package to run slow
on my computer?
No. This Garmin system is very Sim friendly, using far less inner-systems, thus lowering the
amount of ram required to run it. As a matter of fact, alot of the inner systems are early FS2004
What might cause this package to run slow on my computer?
The textures of the Epic LT that are 'high detail' are all in extreme 32bit resolution, in both FS9
and FSX-DDS formats. These textures are the exterior fuselage, and 4 interior textures. This is
done so that the resolution is as photographic as possible. However, one can convert the textures
to standard (lower) resolutions quite easily. We intend to release a 'low resolution' package also
that will enable a person to retrofit-install the lower rez packs easily.
If I purchase through PayPal, can I get updates or reloads later in the future?
Yes. PayPal allows you to fill out a Reload form. That is submitted and a new link is emailed to
you. Go 'here' to look up your past orders, select the one you wish to reload, and fill out the form.
Is there any scenery included with this package as like other Lionheart Creations packages?
No. Unfortunately, there is not a scenery addition to the Epic package, (at least not presently). ;)
How do we get updates? Are they seperate downloads?
One would redownload their package from where they purchased the Epic LT at. The updates
would be in the newest download package. This would then reload 'all' updates automatically for
you. Just remember to save any package additions such as repaints of new planes.
What if I purchase all of my Sim software from SimFlight or Computer Pilot?
These websites also handle the Lionheart Creations sim packages and will allow you to purchase
the Epic there, as well as future reloads when needed.
There isnt a Passenger in the FS2004 model?
True. This option is only available in the FSX version.
Creating the Epic LT in
Soft Glow Cabin
The Epic LT package presently features the following;
* High technology TruTrak Autopilot system with inner programmable subsystems and
voice pack with 25 different voice calls
* Next Generation LHC Garmin system (Version 900) with moderate enhancements,
graphics updates, gauge code refinements, added features such as wind direction,
pattern entry selection, enhanced frame rates performance, and many other features
* New sound system that features clickable 'audible' sounds in the cabin area
* XM Radio system with programmable music you can change, plays 7 tracks
* Both FS2004 and FSX 'pure' models and textures for both simulators
* Fully animated control surfaces
* Fully animated prop blades with full feather capabilities
* Garmin G900X glass panel system with a TruTrak AutoPilot. The Garmin system
***Maximize Full View PopUp
***Pilots PFD Mini GPS Window in the LH Screen
***Fuel Management Popup
***Zoomable full screen MFD GPS
***Direct To flight programming
***Lockable Altitude as well as Preselect Altitude. Same for Heading
***On Screen Simplicity clickable area's such as frequencies, heading, CRS, Transponder
* Soft glow interior cabin/cockpit illumination, mimicking soft lit overhead lighting
* Rear lit illumination of the instrumentation and Garmin gauge panel system.
* Popup rear cabin table when landing gear is retracted.
* Smooth cabin modelling
* High resolution textures for extreme detail of interior, panel, and fuselage
* Animated pilot and copilot that feature 'roaming sight'
* Customised sound package with focus to turbine sounds, hydraulics, and servos
* High realism airfiles that create a realistic Epic LT 'feel', derived from feedback from
actual Epic LT pilots.
* 10 Different paint schemes, some featuring different interior textures which match
the exterior themes.
* A popup panel that 'manages' features such as wheel chauks, co-pilot, luggage, etc.
* Hideable control Yokes allow better access to switches panel (click wood trim at bast
* Optional 'Wide Screen' panel, easily adaptable into your favorite paint schemes,
* High detail, 'screenshot' based Manual, shows you how to work the various functions
in the Epic Dynasty, including Direct-To flights, Autopilot management, and the basics of
Garmin 'glass panel' systems.
Exterior Screen Shots
If you have dreamed of owning an Epic LT
and would like to see one in your own
choice of colors and registry, right down to
the interior trim and color selections, then
here is a chance to get closer and at least
'virtually' see what it would appear like.
Even the 'reflective' qualities can be dialed
This is a comprehensive paint kit for the
Epic LT. It is in PSD format and in layers
with each layer separated and labeled. The
textures are double size (2048 pixels
square) for maximum resolution and will
require to be resized to 1024 pixels square.
The package is quite large due to its
moderate amount of layers. Format is PSD
per Adobe Photoshop.
There are presently no updates.
There are presently no bugs.
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
These are some screenshots taken at night. Note the soft glow illumination that runs on Nav
lights. This illuminates the instruments, panel lights, and interior of the cabin throughout,
duplicating soft glow resination from the overhead dome lights. Then note that there are
screenshots with the 'standard' bright lighting 'dome light' FS effects (brighter effect). Thus you
have 2 versions of lights. Control the brighter dome lights with 'Oh' key (strobes).
Shown with dome lights on and off, and
with instrumentation illumination and soft
There are several interior color schemes that come with the Epic LT package,
from sporty versions to very contemporary, plush, richly accented interior trim.
Note on the top four screenshots, that the left two are with teh down light on, and the right
two are with 'soft glow' instrumentation on and dome lights off. The soft glow is triggered by
Nav lights, and the Dome lights (brighter) is triggered by Strobe lights. (The actual strobe
lights are wired into the Nav lights. Use 'Oh' key on keyboard to turn on brighter dome
lights. Use 'Shift/L' key to trigger soft glow illumination/instrumentation as well as exterior
Nav lights systems.
Epic Addon Upgrades Shop
* Wide Screen Monitors; The Epic LT comes with a 'wide screen' 2D view panel for those
with wide screen monitors. To activate the wide screen system, navigate to your Epic LT
folder in your sim, locate 'aircraft.cfg' file and right click and choose 'Open With' and
select 'Notepad'. Browse down the aircraft registries at the top and locate your favorite
planes, and on line that says 'Panel=' enter a 'ws' at the end. Example; 'panel=ws'.
This enables wide screen 2D panel mode.
* Registry N3XF in FSX has a missing texture zone on its wheel chaulks, causing a wierd
effect of black boxes showing up. Simply copy/paste the file 'Epic_Accessories_T' from
N111DY texture folder to the N3XF texture folder. This will repair the missing texture
zone and the black cubes will disappear.
|This is a new idea born from interest of 'Virtual' Epic owners. This is a section where you
can get special Addons and Upgrades for your Epic LT / Dynasty aircraft, everything from
repaints to landing lights, to alternative instrument panel systems.
* A2A / Shockwave's famous 'Lewis' Landing Lights
This is a really nice addon that is inexpensive and can work on your other sim planes as
well. these are highly advanced '3D like' high illumination Halogen lights that are
brilliant to see at night. A must for the Simmer that loves those extra touches to detail
Click Here to view the Landing Lights webpage at A2A / Shockwave
* Sean Doran Paint Schemes
Sean Doran is an amazing and gifted paint scheme artist who was attracted to the lines
of the Epic LT / Dynasty. He has created approximately 30 paintschemes or more for
this aircraft. Several of his paint schemes were used in the production of the Epic LT,
and many others flood the FS Addon sites. Key sites that Sean uploads to are
AVSIM.com, Flightsim.com, and Sim-Outhouse.com.
* Track IR 3-Dimensional Sight Movement
This is a radical improvement to Flight Simulation. If you do not have Track IR for your
FS installation, you have no idea what you are missing. For getting the utter most
enjoyment out of the Epic LT and other popular sim aircraft, purchase the Track IR
system and 'really' check out what you have been missing. Enjoy things like being able
to look behind you, look down at the throttle console, look down and left 'even with the
fuse panel. Look back to see that the door is latched. Keeping your head level with the
horizon while you are in a 40 degree banked turn, looking down under the cieling for the
runway ahead and to the side as you turn about onto final approach. It is one awesome,
radical improvement to flight simulation....
The Actual Epic LT /
These are actual photographs of actual Epic LT's. They are incredibly beautiful aircraft with very
flowing lines. Even their interiors incorporate a design of flowing lines, such as the arm rest
structure that has a wave that follows through to the front cabin area. The unique and simplistic,
'high tech' Garmin panel system allows for a beautifully simple and uncluttered instrument panel.
Topping off the design theme are appointments of burled wood trim throughout the aircrafts
cabin, like that of a Mercedes Benz or Rolls Royce.
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Screenshot by Nick Churchill