Aerobask Releases the Diamond DA42 NG for X-Plane 12

To celebrate their ten-year anniversary, X-Plane aircraft developer, Aerobask, has released the DA42 NG for X-Plane 12. This release comes ten years after their first-ever payware release, the DA42, in 2013.

The release of the DA42 NG comes just after their ViperJet, which was released in September of 2022. The aircraft adds to Aerobasks' ever-growing list of Diamond aircraft, with the developer previously having released the Diamond DA50 and DA62 for X-Plane.

As is expected with Aerobask products nowadays, the DA42 NG comes with a host of custom systems, such as synthetic vision, a simulated oxygen system, fully functional breakers, and much more. A complete feature list is viewable below.

Feature List:

Aerobask Systems Suite

  • Fully Integrated Laminar Garmin G1000 with custom EIS and annunciations
  • Synthetic Vision technology by OscarPilote
  • Touch screen features for easy handling
  • Optional GCU476 2D keypad
  • Customized FADEC/ECU with test procedure
  • MD302: accurate custom coded Standby Attitude Module
  • Simulated oxygen system
  • Simulated ice protection system
  • Fully functional breakers (configurable reliability)

Advanced Flight Model and Flight Experience

  • Accurate flight model by X-Aerodynamics
  • Smooth wingflex
  • Windshield effects: reflections, rain and frost
  • Many parameters saved between flights

Superb 3D Model

  • Aerobask quality 3D model
  • Fully functional virtual 3D cockpit, with smooth and VR-friendly manipulators
  • High quality cockpit model with high resolution PBR textures (4K)

Custom Sounds

  • Full FMOD environment by Daniela Rodriguez Careri
  • Accurate doppler, distance attenuation and flyby effects
  • Simulated headset
  • In-game volume control without pausing the sim

Other features and docs

  • Complete array of custom documentation
  • Avitab tablet, with integrated options panel
  • Detachable and VR-friendly 2D options panel
  • Included 6 liveries
  • 2K textures pack for low computer 


  • Keep your aircraft up-to-date with a convenient auto-updater (Skunkcraft)

For those looking to purchase the aircraft, Aerobasks’ rendition of the Diamond DA42 NG is available on the Store for $39.95.

A trailer for the aircraft was also made available via the developer’s YouTube Channel, where the DA42 NG can be seen in action.

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