Take Command! SR20/SR22 Entegra: Update 1.0.1 Released

TorqueSim, RealSimGear, and X-Aviation are pleased to announce the release of the Take Command! SR22 Entegra Series and Take Command! SR20 Entegra 1.0.1 update. These updates consists of a wide variety of bug fixes which we have integrated to improve the aircraft.

To Update: Download your installer here and re-install!

Don’t have the aircraft already? You can check out the Entegra SR22 and SR20 here!

Take Command! SR22 Entegra Series Changelog:

Improvements:

  • Airspeed/Altitude Tape rolling digits
  • Include pre-made GNS/GTN configs for all options (See included RealityXP_Configs folder)
  • Add support for RealSimGear hardware alternate resolutions in the auto-detect popup systems
  • Enable Experimental Flight Model on ACFs

Bug Fixes:

  • Transparent baro disc in standby altimeter
  • Fix VR Config file to remove errant audio panel entries
  • Fix hundreds digit % power indication
  • Entegra MFD Command Descriptions mislabeled
  • Add protection for GPS names on PFD
  • Empty flight plan causes jumping on TRIP page
  • Update SR22 AIM TKS Description
  • Update Entegra MFD Directional Indication Triangles
  • GTN 3D knob press click-spot missing
  • Checklist duplicates
  • Add RSG pop-reset on reload
  • Make popups load smaller
  • Aileron trim animation on ailerons wrong
  • Fix aileron animation cutting through top of wing
  • INT2 knobs missing NMLs
  • Adjusted PFD and MFD knob manipulator sizes
  • FMOD mid range and exterior bass tuned

Take Command! SR20 Entegra Changelog:

Improvements:

  • Airspeed/Altitude Tape rolling digits
  • Include pre-made GNS/GTN configs for all options (See included RealityXP_Configs folder)
  • Add support for RealSimGear hardware alternate resolutions in the auto-detect popup systems
  • Enable Experimental Flight Model on ACFs

Bug Fixes:

  • Transparent baro disc in standby altimeter
  • Fix VR Config file to remove errant audio panel entries
  • Fix hundreds digit % power indication
  • Entegra MFD Command Descriptions mislabeled
  • SR20 PFD Boot Screen Fix
  • SR20 Checklist screen fix
  • Add protection for GPS names on PFD
  • Empty flight plan causes jumping on TRIP page
  • Update Entegra MFD Directional Indication Triangles
  • GTN 3D knob press click-spot missing
  • Checklist duplicates
  • Add RSG pop-reset on reload
  • Make popups load smaller
  • Aileron trim animation on ailerons wrong
  • Fix aileron animation cutting through top of wing
  • INT2 knobs missing NMLs
  • Adjusted PFD and MFD knob manipulator sizes

As always, thanks for supporting TorqueSim. We appreciate your feedback and support!

TorqueSim Take Command! SR20 and SR22 Series Entegra Editions are releasing next week!

TorqueSim, RealSimGear, and X-Aviation are thrilled to announce the release of both the Take Command! SR20 Entegra Edition and Take Command! SR22 Series Entegra Edition. They will be released next week on Friday March 26th. The SR22 Series will include both the normally-aspirated and turbo-normalized variants.

For existing SR20 customers, the SR20 Entegra Edition will be available at a nominal upgrade price. For existing SR22 Series Customers, the SR22 Series Entegra Edition will be available at a nominal upgrade price. A coupon will be emailed to customers prior to release.

These aircraft are our most complex simulations to-date. Brand-new custom avionics, the TorqueSim physics engine, our maintenance and wear system, all paired with a gorgeous 3D model and a phenomenal sound pack. And that is just the beginning!

Be prepared to have a new favorite plane in your X-Plane hangar!

The Entegra Avionics

The TorqueSim/RealSimGear Entegra simulation is setting the bar for X-Plane GA Avionics. The custom developed avionics suite accurately replicates the Entegra avionics, both with PFD and MFD functions. This project has been a massive undertaking in developing our first fully-custom avionics package. Simulating the Entegra R8 flight deck will provide the ultimate platform for flying and learning. Also, new to the aircraft, a popup Angle of Attack indicator!

The Entegra PFD features a proper boot sequence, simulated avionics modules, and more. The altimeter of course can be switched between InHg and Mb units. The CDI can show (and drive the autopilot) from either GPS 1, GPS 2, NAV 1, or NAV 2! 

The Entegra MFD has many different distinct modes in which it operates. The main mode, “MAP” features a gorgeous terrain rendering system. This is based on a short-term caching tiling system to optimize performance. Tiles are regenerated on-the-fly throughout flight, on a separate thread from the simulator. Airports, runways, VORs, NDBs, FIXs, traffic, airways, airspace, US interstate highways, obstacles, and the flight plan are all overlaid on top of a terrain base map. Engine indications, as well as a brief flight plan overview are also shown.

The next mode, “TAWS” shows the Terrain Awareness and Warning System. It depicts the terrain relative to the current altitude, indicating areas of terrain conflicts on a graduating scale. This helpful mode removes all irrelevant info and lets the pilot focus on safely navigating their aircraft around terrain. The following modes, “TRIP” and “NRST” are very handy for knowing your flight plan and surroundings. The TRIP page shows your waypoints from the GPS and provides helpful details including the distance, ETA, and estimated fuel at each waypoint. The NRST page shows the nearest Airports, VORs, NDBs, and FIXs. There is also a detailed airport view that shows the runway layout, frequencies, and elevation!

The checklists for the aircraft are also fully integrated into the MFD. The proper procedures for normal flight, emergencies, and system malfunctions can all be viewed and followed. Of course, the Entegra Engine page is also intricately modeled. It features custom gauges, Lean-assist functionality, and the ability to set the onboard fuel via the fuel-totalizer.

Each aircraft has two autopilot selections available, the DFC90 or STEC-55X. Also equipped in the aircraft is the GTX330 transponder.

The Entegra pairs perfectly with multiple GPS options. The GPS stack options are:

  • 2x Default/RealityXP GNS 430
  • 1x RealityXP GTN 750 + RealityXP GTN 650
  • 2x RealityXP GTN 650

(RealityXP Avionics sold separately)
Note: The default GNS 430 avionics do not expose approach waypoint information. SIDs, STARs, and enroute flight plans will show up on the Entegra MFD, but approaches will not, due to this Laminar Research limitation. If this changes, we will integrate full waypoint drawing. This does not affect the HSI and flying approaches, just the depiction on the MFD. RealityXP avionics show waypoints from all phases of flight without issue.

The Entegra Avionics also are designed for RealSimGear’s new Entegra Desktop Console which features backlit buttons and knobs and 10.4″ IPS displays. More details can be found at RealSimGear’s website.

The SR20 and SR22 have been meticulously detailed to provide for the most in-depth visual model as possible. The aircraft makes full use of 4K PBR textures, ensuring the highest level of visual fidelity. All the different materials are accurately represented from samples from the actual aircraft! The many differences between the Entegra and G1000 versions of the SRs have been integrated, clearly separating the aircraft from each other.

The SR20 and SR22 are equipped with the TorqueSim custom physics – the most accurate simulation of a piston engine for X-Plane! The simulation models the mass flows of air and fuel through every part of the engine in real time. Air enters the engine through the air filter, flows through ducts, passes obstacles like the throttle plate, burns the fuel and leaves the engine as exhaust gas. Pressures and temperatures are calculated in every section independently, all contributing to the different segments of the simulation. All engine parameters are tuned against a huge database of real engine log data to ensure maximum possible accuracy in all phases of flight. The entire engine simulation runs on a separate thread from the main simulator. This allows for the timing necessary for proper simulation, independent of sim frame-rate, but also ensures that the model has a near-zero performance impact on the simulator!

The electrical systems have also been intricately detailed, ensuring every last breaker and switch is modeled. The dual-batteries are simulated with a custom lead-acid battery simulation. The dual-alternator setup and Master Control Unit have been intricately tuned to interface with the rest of the simulation. All electrical busses and circuit breakers are individually simulated to provide for the most in-depth of simulation. All the intricacies of the SR electrical system including alternator drop at low RPM are modeled.

The fuel system has all been custom simulated, providing for unparalleled accuracy in-flight. It models all the details down to the fuel lines and injector nozzles! Fuel temperature is calculated and vapor is formed in the lines under the right environmental circumstances. This also allows for the recreation of all engine starting characteristics usually found on an aviation piston engine like normal, cold, hot, flooded and false starts. So be sure to understand the importance of your boost pump both on ground and in flight! The complex behavior of the engine driven and electric fuel pumps as well as the fuel manifold and metering unit are simulated. Changing bank and attitude of the aircraft affect sloshing in the tank, thus causing the indicated fuel quantity to differ.

The SRs also feature an engaging and beneficial maintenance, wear, and failure model. This aspect of the simulation makes sure that the plane is flown safely and without damage. Excessive wear will be affecting airframe performance and safety, addressed through a realistic concept of runtime-based and annual inspections. The entire wear and failures logic is built on top of the physics model for engine, airframe, and fuel systems. This also includes truly unique features like cylinder detonation driven by the physics engine. Tires flatten, brakes fade when hot, the propeller experiences FOD on unprepared surfaces and much more to discover. Probability distributions tuned with real-world data are used to reflect the increasing likelihood of failures with component runtime.

The tail number can be dynamically changed on the aircraft! There are many configuration options to make the plane yours – from changing the tail number color, placement, outlines, drop shadows, all the way to painting it on the wings!

All the systems are programmed in C/C++ using the X-Plane SDK. No compromises were made for simplicity. The plugins make significant use of multithreading to have the absolute minimum processes running on the main simulator thread, thus helping keep X-Plane performance at its maximum! The Entegra simulation is also very performance cautious. The avionics engine runs on threads separate from the main simulator and caches data as appropriate. Through our testing, performance exceeds that of the G1000 variants of the same aircraft.

Learn more at the TorqueSim Website.

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Take Command! SR20 has arrived!

TorqueSim, X-Aviation, and RealSimGear are excited to announce the Take Command! SR20 has arrived and is ready to join your hangar! Don’t be fooled by imitations. THIS is the SR20 simulation flight schools will be using! The systems simulation along with 3D modeling is incredible. There’s no other SR20 on the sim market like it. This is the perfect addition to the Take Command! SR22 Series.

While on the surface, the SR20 seems quite similar to the SR22, there is much more changed than what immediately meets the eye. We have worked to develop a fully custom engine model to implement the Continental IO-360-ES engine, with all its proper behaviors and quirks. With the systems, we had to go in and make the systems match a proper G3. The 3D model throughout is significantly revamped to match. This aircraft will be the perfect addition to any simmer’s hangar!

The Take Command! SR20 is designed to work perfectly with the RealSimGear G1000 and Cirrus Perspective Hardware. Learn more about the hardware options here!

The aircraft is sold separately from the SR22 Series. A discounted upgrade price was emailed to everyone who already purchased the SR22 Series before today.

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Take Command! SR20 for X-Plane 11 Releasing Friday!

TorqueSim, RealSimGear, and X-Aviation are excited to announce the SR20 for X-Plane will release this Friday (November 13th)! The SR20 is the culmination of thousands of hours of work, building on top of our recently released Take Command! SR22 Series to create the highest of quality aircraft.

The X-Aviation Take Command! brand of products represents the very best of flight simulation immersion, and assures you this TorqueSim product is one of the most sophisticated, study sim level aircraft available for X-Plane! Real world pilots test and assist in the development of these products, and real world procedures are followed. It tells you these products are unlike any other product you’ve seen outside of the ever growing X-Aviation catalog! Want to feel like a real captain? Take Command!

While on the surface, the SR20 seems quite similar to the SR22, there is much more changed than what immediately meets the eye. We have worked to develop a fully custom engine model to implement the Continental IO-360-ES engine, with all its proper behaviors and quirks. With the systems, we had to go in and make the systems match a proper G3. The 3D model throughout is significantly revamped to match. This aircraft will be the perfect addition to any simmer’s hangar!

The Take Command! SR20 is designed to work perfectly with the RealSimGear G1000 and Cirrus Perspective Hardware. Learn more about the hardware options here!

The aircraft will be sold separately from the SR22 Series. A discounted upgrade price will be available to those who already own the SR22 Series before Friday. As with the SR22 Series, this is for personal use only, contact us for information on commercial pricing. For more updates and to be the first to hear about the release date, sign up for our email list!

You can learn more about the Take Command! SR20 here.

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Introducing the Take Command! SR20 for X-Plane 11

Following the wonderful reception of the TorqueSim/RealSimGear Take Command! SR22 Series, we have been hard at work developing the Take Command! SR20 to complement it! This is not a simple modification: it is a product of thousands of hours of work, creating the highest quality rendition of the aircraft for X-Plane.

The X-Aviation Take Command! brand of products represents the very best of flight simulation immersion, and assures you this TorqueSim product is one of the most sophisticated, study sim level aircraft available for X-Plane! Real world pilots test and assist in the development of these products, and real world procedures are followed. It tells you these products are unlike any other product you’ve seen outside of the ever growing X-Aviation catalog! Want to feel like a real captain? Take Command!

While on the surface, the SR20 seems quite similar to the SR22, there is much more changed than what immediately meets the eye. We have worked to develop a fully custom engine model to implement the Continental IO-360-ES engine, with all its proper behaviors and quirks. With the systems, we had to go in and make the systems match a proper G3. The 3D model throughout is significantly revamped to match. This aircraft will be the perfect addition to any simmer’s hangar!

The Take Command! SR20 is designed to work perfectly with the RealSimGear G1000 and Cirrus Perspective Hardware. Learn more about the hardware options here!

The aircraft will be sold separately from the SR22 Series. A discounted upgrade price will be available to those who already own the SR22 Series by release day. As with the SR22 Series, this is for personal use only, contact us for information on commercial pricing. The SR20 will be available in just a few short weeks! For more updates and to be the first to hear about the release date, sign up for our email list!.

You can learn more about the Take Command! SR20 here.

As always, from the TorqueSim, RealSimGear, and X-Aviation teams, thank you!

Take Command! SR22 Series – 1.1 Update Feature Preview

Since the release of the Take Command! SR22 Series, we have been hard at work adding features, fixing bugs, and making general improvements throughout! We are preparing to enter a Public Beta in the coming days (if you are interested in being a part of the Public Beta, you can sign up for a spot hereNote: spots are limited), followed by a general release to everyone once it is ready!


Here are some of the key features we have implemented:

G1000 Terrain Profile Indicator

We have integrated a custom terrain profile indicator on the MFD. This will help for situational awareness, especially in mountainous terrain, and help prevent CFIT incidents. The custom system is entirely multi-threaded to prevent any performance penalty.

Visual Icing Effects

We have been hard at work adding custom visual icing effects to the aircraft! This will help with situational awareness surrounding the use of TKS during icing conditions, as the simulated ice can now be seen on the wing, inlets, windshield, spinner, and other relevant surfaces!

Engine and System Model Improvements

There have been many improvements made to the engine model and system model. Here are a few highlighted findings from our debugging and fixing:

SR22TN Power Fluctuations

There was an issue leading to potentially severe fluctuations of engine power during takeoff and climb at high ambient temperatures and altitudes, on the SR22TN only. The cause of this issue has been eliminated. However, there may still be minor residual fluctuations on takeoff and initial climb under such conditions, largely attributed to mixture being slightly too rich for such higher density altitude takeoffs. It can be further amplified by too quick movements of the power lever. To get rid of any remaining fluctuations altogether, embrace the following steps when setting takeoff power at high temperatures and/or density altitudes:

  1. Advance power slowly until the point where RPM rises above 2500 RPM (around 80% lever travel) and wait for manifold pressure to stabilize. This will take a few moments at altitude and is particularly important up there.
  2. Start your takeoff roll and simultaneously advance power slowly to maximum.
  3. Procedures allow you to lean the mixture to 34GPH for takeoff on hot days. It is suggested to follow this step at OATs in excess of 30-35°C to eliminate any residual power fluctuations.
  4. Advance the mixture to full rich after obstacles are cleared.
    Also keep in mind that it is normal for the turbo-normalized engine to slightly fluctuate for a few moments after power changes before all parameters stabilize. Thus it is generally recommended to make power changes slowly on such engines, so even during go-arounds better take 2-3 seconds to advance to full power.

Random engine cutout during taxi

There was an issue leading to seemingly random engine quits during taxi. A fix is in place that has proven to work in internal tests.

Engine starting

The fuel-injected IO-550 engine can be challenging to start at times, so video tutorials to prepare you for all kinds of cold, hot and flooded starts you may face. We have also seen the most typical cause relates to mispositioning the power lever for engine starting (some even at maximum), keep in mind to set the lever to about 1/4” (i.e. at or slightly above the letter R in POWER). We have determined that there is no issue with the custom engine model.

Engine cutout after landing

When landing at higher density altitudes with the power lever at idle on rollout, it is to be expected that the engine may not be able to hold its idle RPM due to an excessively rich mixture. Lean the mixture to the appropriate X-T letters in MIXTURE immediately after landing and try to keep the power slightly higher than low idle to prevent the engine from quitting in such situations. We have determined that there is no issue with the custom engine model.

BN-2 Islander Update 1.1.2

X-Aviation and TorqueSim are pleased to announce the release of the BN-2 Islander v1.1.2 update. This update consists of a variety of bug fixes which we have integrated to improve the Islander, providing the most realistic X-Plane 11 Islander experience!

To Update: Download your installer here and re-install!

Here’s what’s changed in version 1.1.2:

Improvements / New Features:

  • [IS-363] – FMOD tweaks to improve sound
  • Installer now auto-installs latest G5 if purchased and installed on computer

Bug Fixes:

  • [IS-374] – Fixed HPA Altimeter baro texture
  • [IS-375] – Glideslope indicators were not visible at night
  • [IS-379] – Autopilot Disconnect Button Fix
  • [IS-380] – NAV/HDG HSI Flag Fix

As always, thank you for supporting TorqueSim and X-Aviation. We appreciate your feedback and support!

Thank you to Rob H. for these great screenshots!

Take Command! SR22 Series Update 1.0.1

This will serve as a formal announcement that we have released the version 1.0.1 update for the SR22 Series. All customers who have purchased the SR22 Series up till now have been sent an e-mail by X-Aviation with complete instructions on how to obtain your update. We have made this a very simple process! For those that purchase the SR22 Series from today forward, your purchased download will already be updated to version 1.0.1 for you.

With this update, we have made major enhancements to the aircraft all around and fixed a wide assortment of bugs. We have resolved the most significant of issues, including the CTD some users experienced when loading and/or activating the aircraft, and some incompatibilities with other plugins.

As always, we are working away on ensuring the best X-Plane experience! Make sure to report any issues you may encounter so we can get to fixing them ASAP.

What if I didn’t get the update e-mail?

If you did not receive your update e-mail don’t fret! X-Aviation has updated our system to allow all customers to update with ease, regardless of whether you received an e-mail for the update! Here’s what to do:

1. Login to your X-Aviation account here: https://www.x-aviation.com/catalog/account_history.php

2. Find your original SR22 Series download and re-download the file. It will download as the latest version!

The following is a list of additions/fixes included:

Improvements / New Features:

  • [SR22-376] – Resolve the CTD and inter-plugin incompatibility bugs
  • [SR22-337] – FS Economy support (ability to disable custom load manager to use default)
  • [SR22-348] – Show load readout in gallons on load manager
  • [SR22-353] – Allow weight configuration for pax and baggage in the load manager
  • [SR22-354] – Simulate door closing with airflow over aircraft (airspeed, rpm, spiraling slipstream, temperature, air density, and more all are part of this simulation!)
  • [SR22-20] – FMOD Improvements and Modifications
  • [SR22-150] – Improved VR Config file

Bug Fixes:

  • [SR22-338] – YD could be on at cold/dark
  • [SR22-340] – G1000 Checklist Cruise climb airspeed too high on SR22 Normally Aspirated
  • [SR22-350] – Glass reflectivity persistence
  • [SR22-351] – Add support for the main “-” character in the livery editor
  • [SR22-352] – Oil temp could be frozen by fast power lever movements
  • [SR22-357] – Airframe replace button now also fixes all X-Plane failures
  • [SR22-362] – PFD buttons didn’t work when MFD is off
  • [SR22-363] – Flap animation could cause issues in replay mode
  • [SR22-368] – CHT caution stayed on when back in green range
  • [SR22-377] – Oxygen system refill logic improved
  • [SR22-342] – Milkshake visibility persists between loads
  • [SR22-344] – Engine less prone for flooding, faster flooded start
  • [SR22-369] – Higher EGT increase on single magneto
  • [SR22-373] – Improve RSG Popup functionality with older RSG plugins
  • [SR22-29] – Improve interior lighting
  • [SR22-54] – New 3D pilots and pax
  • [SR22-367] – Animate GCU knobs
  • [SR22-78] – Flap animation axis fixed
  • [SR22-208] – Engine sound not depending of engine combustion
  • [SR22-285] – Paint Kit (Available on X-Pilot Forums for Download)
  • [SR22-320] – Alt static source selector doesn’t move
  • [SR22-336] – External lighting bugs
  • [SR22-339] – Side stick AP Disconnect Command was incorrect
  • [SR22-356] – Ice light turns no longer turns off with landing light
  • [SR22-358] – SR22 Electronic trim sound doesn’t shut off after using trim.
  • [SR22-359] – Key animation fixed
  • [SR22-360] – External sound depends on door
  • [SR22-364] – PFD mislabeled knob
  • [SR22-245] – FMOD Physics Connection
  • [SR22-349] – Rotating GCU knobs
  • [SR22-365] – G1000 Pixel Effect Visibility
  • [SR22-366] – Commands for Exterior Items

As always, thanks for being a customer with X-Aviation. We appreciate your feedback and support!

Take Command! SR22 Series has arrived!

TorqueSim, X-Aviation, and RealSimGear are excited to announce the Take Command! SR22 Series has arrived and is ready to join your hangar! Don’t be fooled by imitations. THIS is the SR22 flight schools will be using! The Take Command!: SR22 Series includes both Normally Aspirated and Turbo SR22 G3 variants in one package. The systems simulation along with 3D modeling is incredible. There’s no other SR22 on the sim market like it.

Highlighted Features

  • Fully Custom IO-550 Engine Simulation. Cylinder detonation, spark plug fouling, improper magneto grounding, and more. SR22TN adds the Tornado Alley Turbonormalizing system. All components are modeled from real data with complex inter-component interaction. 
  • Detailed electrical system. Simulation of all buses, circuit breakers, Master Control Unit, both Alternators, and both lead-acid batteries. Inter-system interaction is simulated so loads on the electrical system can affect engine performance. 
  • High-Fidelity Flight Model designed for unparalleled accuracy. Custom airfoils, stall strips, cuffed wings, and accurate control surface deflections are all modeled.
  • Maintenance and Failure Model. Excessive wear will affect airframe performance and safety, addressed through a realistic concept of runtime-based and annual inspections. This also includes truly unique features like cylinder detonation driven by the physics engine. TKS fluid panels drain over time in warm conditions and need to be primed, tires flatten, brakes fade when hot, the propeller experiences FOD on unprepared surfaces and much more to discover. Probability distributions tuned with real-world data are used to reflect the increasing likelihood of failures with component runtime. 
  • Custom TKS Ice Protection System (FIKI), with full system logic control in all normal and backup modes. Fluid metering pump model down to pump speeds and pressures, correct timing of pump operation cycles, pump speeds and flows depend on system voltage. Clogged filters provokes higher pump pressure and lower fluid flow. 
  • Custom Fuel System with Vapor Lock simulation. Main and Collector Tank are modeled, fuel sloshes depending on sideslip angle, affecting float-sensed quantity and strainer coverage. Every component in the fuel delivery path is simulated and contributes to the overall system behavior. Hot fuel can cause vapor formation and power fluctuations at high altitude in flight, suppressed by use of the boost pump 
  • Oxygen system where flow rate and oxygenation are controlled via a custom oxygen flowmeter. Oxygen tank temperature causes difference between sensed and actual pressure, oxygen flow rate depends on number of passengers on board. 
  • Persistent State – when you shut down the aircraft, you will return to it in the state in which it was left, the engine components will take their real time to cool. This encourages the proper care and handling of the aircraft, and shows the consequences of reckless flying. 
  • X-Plane 11 G1000 avionics with additional customizations including engine pages, synthetic vision, lean-assist functionality, CAS simulation, and checklists. All these customizations are designed to also work perfectly with the RealSimGear G1000 and Perspective Package. 
  • Integrated Synthetic Vision into the PFD with obstacle display, navigation pathways, and airport labels.
  • Meticulously detailed 3D model, with full 4K PBR textures and the wide variety of materials accurately replicated. 
  • The FMOD sound pack has been the result of hundreds of hours of source audio, carefully recorded from the real aircraft. Recordings of the engine on the ground, and in-flight have provided for a highly-accurate and immersive sound pack replicating the real aircraft. Every switch, knob, lever, and button have been modeled. 
  • The tail number can be dynamically changed on the aircraft! There are many configuration options to make the plane yours – from changing the tail number color, placement, outlines, drop shadows, including adding it to the wings as well!
  • Heavily multi-threaded systems architecture to leverage performance of modern CPUs with many cores. 
  • Full aircraft state persistence. Every switch, flight control position, fuel state and on-airport position is restored upon reload. Even between reloads, system resources change in real time. The engine and oil cools down slowly between flights, the battery drains, tires slowly deflate, etc.
Image Credit: @SilentDark666 via Discord

BN-2 Islander Update 1.1.1

X-Aviation and TorqueSim are pleased to announce the release of the BN-2 Islander v1.1.1 update. This update consists of a variety of bug fixes which we have integrated to improve the Islander, providing the most realistic X-Plane 11 Islander experience!

To Update: Download your installer here and re-install!

Here’s what’s changed in version 1.1.1:

Improvements / New Features:

  • [IS-367] – Add door open/close to menu bar
  • [IS-372] – Rebake gauges_LIT.png in 2k to match ALB textures

Bug Fixes:

  • [IS-364] – Typo in the cruise fuel flow charts, first row: 23.5 should be 33.5
  • [IS-365] – Possible texture or UV artifact on the prop governors
  • [IS-366] – Roll index markings on AI
  • [IS-368] – 3D modelled bolts on nose fairing missing on one side only.
  • [IS-369] – Door latch animation linked to AviTab
  • [IS-370] – Glareshield 3d extends beyond fuselage
  • [IS-371] – Carb heat keybinding gives different result than mouse manipulator
  • [IS-373] – NAV flag texture mapping bug

As always, thank you for supporting TorqueSim and X-Aviation. We appreciate your feedback and support!