Today Microsoft Flight Simulator developers had a relevant release and a couple of announcements in store.
We start with FlyingIron Simulations, which released its F6F HELLCAT.
This storied World War II warbird is available at the developer’s own store for $30.75.
Below you can see what you can expect.
- Gorgeous 3D Artwork, lovingly crafted over 6+ months to capture every fine detail of the real airframe
- Professional Wwise 3D Sound Design, using professionally captured audio recordings from a real F6F Hellcat & R-2800 Double Wasp Engine
- Ultra-realistic Flight Model, extensively tested & validated by real-world pilots with Warbird flying experience.
- Deep & realistic modelling of all aircraft engine & cockpit systems – pilots must fly as per real-world techniques & procedures to get the most out of the sim
- Extensive integration of custom modelling that overrides default MSFS behaviour – Thermodynamics (heat & cooling modelling), ground handling, engine damage, water injection and much more
- Full integration of the FlyingIron UI Tablet, featuring saveable user customisation options, settings, basic maintenance and live aircraft reports
- Detailed engine damage modelling (optional)
- Collimated Gunsight can be swapped for integrated GNS530 GPS
- Comprehensive user manual, complete with a large amount of reference tables, charts & procedures
Next, Impulse Simulations announced another airport in Australia, and it’s Alice Springs (YBAS).
While it’s not a massive hub, it features relevant regional traffic and it’s well-known for being used as a storage facility for inactive aircraft.
This one is still a while away from release, but you can check out a few work-in-progress screenshots below.
Last, but not least, Simnord announced Herning Airport (EKHG) in Denmark. This one is a pretty small general aviation and glider airfield.
It’s already complete and it has been submitted to Microsoft for release on the official marketplace. No release date has been announced.
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