For all your bush-flying passenger-carrying cargo-hauling air-taxiing needs, TorqueSim are proud to present the legendary BN-2 Islander for X-Plane 11!
Initially started independently of TorqueSim, the inclusion of this beautiful bird into the new TS development pipeline has allowed for rapid progress and the seamless integration of custom systems, as well as boosting the quality of the 3D models and textures significantly!
This aircraft will feature a high quality model, PBR textures throughout, a full custom electrical system with working circuit breakers, support for the AFM G5 avionics on launch, and of course the fantastic roar of its O-540s will be rendered in beautiful FMOD!
All that, and more to come as we plan to update and improve our product throughout its lifetime!
To stay up to date with what’s going on, don’t forget to follow this blog, the AFM Discord, and keep a close eye on the various X-Plane forums! Stay tuned for more dev updates, screenshots, and insights, and of course for the big moment when our plane is available to fly on X-Aviation!
For any questions, suggestions, or just to chat: Hit us up @Random’93 (models/textures) @Coop (systems) and @Not_Steaven (FMOD sounds) on the AFM/TorqueSim Discord (Join at afms.im/discord)!
It has been a few weeks since the last update and we are excited to share all the progress we have made!
First off, we now have the SR22 3D model integrated and flying in-sim! This is a huge milestone for us, as this means we will soon be entering our closed beta stage.
We are also excited to announce that another developer has joined our team, Marius Bohn! Marius has been working on an engine model for the IO-550 for over a year, and we are in the process of integrating the custom engine model, custom oxygen system, custom anti-ice system, and more.
We have put together a preview of our current progress on the FMOD sound pack here:
This week, we will show previews of the interior and demonstrate the many features of the electrical system that is being simulated, even beyond the individual circuit breakers.
The electrical system is complex, but important to be accurate. We have simulated many different aspects of the system:
Battery 1 and 2
Alternator 1 and 2
Electrical Distribution Busses
Main Distribution Bus 1/2
Essential Distribution Bus
Main Bus 1/2/3
Essential Bus 1/2
A/C Bus 1/2
With the accurate representation of these many different busses (and associated circuit breakers), we can ensure a proper simulation of the avionics/systems in all the many different potential configurations imposed by mismanagement or failures – providing a robust platform to train upon.
Here is a diagram we are using in the system’s development, where the connections between distribution busses and general busses are shown in different colors.
After another week of hard work, we are excited to show some new screenshots and provide some more information regarding our development progress of the SR22 G3 GTS.
First off, we are excited to announce that the SR22TN G3 will come bundled with the SR22! The turbocharged variant of the SR22 will allow the option for faster cruise speeds and higher cruising altitudes.
TorqueSim and RealSimGear are excited to announce our next aircraft for X-Plane 11 – the SR22 G3 GTS!
The SR22 will be entering internal testing in the coming weeks, with a release to follow currently forecasted to be in late Q1 2020. The SR22 is the culmination of months of work to revamp all our development practices to ensure the highest level of fidelity and accuracy!
We will be posting more information about the SR22 weekly until release, make sure to follow our website to stay up to date!
G1000 Perspective customizations to the Laminar X1000
Synthetic Vision (using Saso Kiselkov’s Synthetic Vision, as implemented in HotStart’s TBM900 and TorqueSim’s Pocket Rocket)
Custom engine page and engine sidebar
Top-bar customizations (% Power, Distance, etc)
Custom boot sequence including “Know Your Limits” and fuel adjustments
We have released the version 1.0.1 update for the Pocket Rocket. We have made this a very simple process! For those that purchase the Pocket Rocket from today forward, your purchased download will already be updated to version 1.0.1 for you.
TORQUESIM is excited to announce that we are looking to expand our team! TORQUESIM is a joint-venture between Advanced Flight Modeling Simulation, LLC. and Attitude Simulations. All submissions will be privately reviewed by these companies. There are multiple positions open, with multiple openings. If you have experience in multiple fields, you may apply to multiple positions on the same application.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and we will get back to you.
1000 lbs empty weight. 715 ESHP engine. This plane is insane – and coming soon to X-Plane 11!
This aircraft, for the X-Plane 11 flight simulator, will feature a fully simulated electrical system, oxygen system, LR G1000 suite with highly detailed/customized G1000 aspects, AFM programmed G5 avionics backup, PT6A-28, accurate PT6 sounds using FMOD gathered by the team, custom weather effects including animated rain and ice on the windscreen as well as ice on the leading edge surfaces and wings that build up the longer you fly in poor icing conditions, highly detailed 3d exterior model, interior and full use of PBR materials. An official list of everything will be released before it hits the store.
Please enjoy these renders, for now, we will keep updating images and more both on this blog, the Pocket Rocket page, our Facebook Group, the AFM Discord, and various forums. This aircraft should be ready for your hangars quite soon!