Microsoft Flight Simulator Pilatus PC-6 Porter released by Military Visualizations
Today, popular third-party developer Military Visualizations (also known as MilViz) released a new aircraft relevant to Microsoft Flight Simulator.
The release was a surprise, without any prior announcement. You can buy the plane from the developer’s store for $ 29.99. It will also soon be available on the official market.
This is the first stage of the release, with a second stage providing even more features to come. When exiting Stage 2, the base price will be increased accordingly, but those who have purchased Stage 1 before will get Stage 2 at no additional cost.
Below is a large gallery of screenshots and an official product description, along with a detailed list of features.
“Building on our experience in MSFS2020 with the FG-1D Corsair, we were able to bring more features, a deeper immersive experience and more wearing fun.
The precise and highly detailed 3D model blends beautifully with the visual realism offered by MSFS2020.
You can say we’re proud of it, right? But this is the flight model we are particularly proud of.
Working with real Porter riders allowed us to get to the heart of the matter of perfectly emulated performance.
We know you want to do tricky stuff like Air America’s beta brake short runway shenanigans, or slow diving with paratroopers, and the good news is that with the Milviz PC6, you can!
Pull down on the power lever to activate beta mode and turn this huge attachment into a barn door air brake. Lift the lever above the door and the propeller will reverse pitch – for ground use only! Everything works like the real thing!
Our Turbo-Porter uses the G1000 by default, with minor modifications to accommodate the PC6, in addition to a Bendix-King radionavigation suite including the KAP140 autopilot and the KR87 ADF. For those who prefer something more old school, the upcoming Stage 2 version will offer a full steam gauge option, as well as more radio and navigation options.
Please note that at this time, third-party avionics devices such as the Garmin G1000 NXi Working Title are not supported or recommended. This extends to all avionics mods or patches in the community. With regard to the NXi in particular, as it matures and becomes more integrated into the simulator in line with the NXi development roadmap, please rest assured that we will work to ensure that it can be used from anywhere. seamlessly in the Porter.
The exchange between standard wheels and skis is easily done in real time via our Electronic Flight Bag tablet. The Stage 2 version will add options for tundra wheels and floats; comparisons with a swiss army knife are well deserved!
The EFB configuration utility also allows the selection of passenger and cargo variants – Adjust cargo weight with the nifty slider and watch as a suitable cargo load automatically appears in the rear.
Exit from step 2
The current version of Porter’s Stage 1 is a full experience, but we have bigger plans to represent this iconic aircraft in more detail. To that end, we are working on an additional version of Stage 2 that will include separate models with floats and tundra tires to expand your mission profile, as well as an earlier portrayal of the Porter cockpit with steam gauges and multiple radio options to suit all possibilities. wishes. As MSFS ‘technology matures and expands, we have even more projects in store!
Once Stage 2 is complete and ready to release, the price will increase accordingly to accommodate the many additions and additional features. However, those who purchase the current version of Stage 1 will benefit from ALL Stage 2 upgrades at no additional cost. Your purchase entitles you to all future upgrades to this product!
What’s in that mysterious crate at the back?
We do not know ! But we do know you can drop it through the cargo door into the fuselage floor.
The default checklist system has been changed to allow completion from outside the aircraft. We hope you will agree that it is much more satisfying to remove those reds “by hand” than to click on a checkbox. “
- High resolution indoor and outdoor model, with high quality PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials used for realistic effects and reflections.
- Detailed animations throughout the aircraft, including cabin and cockpit doors, storm window, hatches, windshield blinds, instrumentation, etc.
- External interactive details such as wedges, fasteners, and covers give meaning and immersion to your start and stop experiences.
- Skis can be equipped on the PC-6 to allow for exciting adventures off the beaten track!
- Functional hatches with the visual effect of a drop cargo!
- Configurable external fuel tanks with properly emulated fuel pump behavior and announcements.
- Dynamic and fully adjustable cockpit and cabin lighting for atmospheric night flight.
- Set of professionally recorded sounds from a real world PC-6 specially for this version to provide maximum immersion.
- Fully support MSFS visual icing effects. The PC-6 is not designed to fly in known icing conditions, so be careful!
- Two distinct cabin configurations for transporting passengers or goods.
- A highly detailed tablet is present in the aircraft to allow for in-depth configuration of your flight, including random passenger loads and a dynamic cargo system that intuitively adjusts loaded weight and visual appearance.
- Fully interactive checklist based on standard procedures appropriate for the PC-6. Includes custom camera behavior for “bypass” interactivity with external aircraft elements!
- Precise flight behavior including realistic stall modeling and beta simulation. Beta mode can be activated under properly controlled circumstances in flight to allow dives with cardiac arrest while remaining within the allowable range for flap extension.
- Properly replicated turboprop starting requirements have been implemented, allowing for varying ITT temperatures, up to and including catastrophic hot starts!
- Engine behavior has been tuned and tested within the limits of the default turboprop simulation to allow a credible and accessible emulation of the well-known PT6A-27.
- Custom parachuting altimeter included in the passenger configuration which can be zeroed at terrain elevation.
- Equipped with default avionics (G1000, KAP140, KR87 ADF) to enable a wide range of functionality while providing a path for future simulation capabilities.
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