Just two months after their initial announcement, Nimbus Simulation Studios has officially released their Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander for X-Plane versions 11.41 and above. Nimbus Simulations Studios is the second to release a BN-2 Islander this year, following the issue of TorqueSim’s airframe earlier in April.
The epochal regional plane, initially built in 1965 with its maiden flight in June of the same year, is still used in the Royal Air Force and HM Coastguard, among many other (military and commercial) operators. The plane is being produced to this day, and remains the sole aircraft made in the United Kingdom by an independent aircraft manufacturer.
With its two Lycoming 6-cylinder engines pumping out 260 horsepower, the aircraft is able to carry up to 9 passengers. Due to this reason, it is not popular with many major airlines. Loganair, however, use the BN-2 Islander to travel short distances between Scottish Islands.
Many will rejoice over the full PBR and 4k textures on the aircraft, along with numerous other features such as a fully custom 3D sound system, which is meant to provide realistic effects of rattling and vibrations to the user. All of the features of the airframe, as listed by Nimbus, can be found below:
Also in the description on the product page, the developer provides us with an overview of their ‘nice comprehensive menus’ along with features in each tab.
The Nimbus Simulation Studios BN-2 Islander is available to purchase from the X-Plane.org Store for $34.95. In addition, check out the update TorqueSim released to their version of the Islander yesterday.
Thanks to Bjørnar | TheWingedViking, for the news scoop on the Threshold Discord.
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