BRsimDesigns Releases Embraer E121A1 - Xingu II for MSFS

May 18, 2023

BRsimDesigns has recently released their rendition of the Embraer E121A1 Xingu II for Microsoft Flight Simulator, an upgraded version of a twin-turboprop fixed-wing aircraft developed and manufactured in Brazil by Embraer in the mid-70s. 

The E121 was the “first child” of Embraer’s 12X Project, which aimed to develop cutting-edge pressurized turboprop aircraft for civil and military use. 

The Xingu was an upgraded EMB-110 Bandeirante, using the same Pratt & Whitney PT6A engines but with a sleeker fuselage and cutting-edge technology (for the 70s/80s).

BRsimDesigns modeled the upgraded version of the Xingu, named E121A1 Xingu II, introduced in September 1981. It was slightly more silent and a bit more powerful, thanks to the pair of PT6A-135 engines, cruising at 380 km/h, with a service ceiling of 28,000ft and 660 nautical miles of total range.

Their rendition for MSFS brings a detailed model, internally and externally, making use of 4K and 8K texturing, including eight liveries, a KAP140 autopilot, WT GNS530 integration (also compatible with the PNS GTN750, payware), custom NAV/COM/DME/ADF/Transponder panels, a limited weather radar, a custom coded pressurization and AC system, an EFB, and more. The complete feature list follows down below:

- 8 Liveries (Including two Brazilian Air Force and two French Air Force liveries)
- Detailed external model
- Detailed cockpit model
- Detailed 3D instruments
- Detailed 4K and 8K textures
- Detailed passenger cabin

- KAP140 Autopilot
- GSN530 GPS (Working Title GSN530 necessary)
- PMS50 GTN750 (Externally Integrated)
- Custom NAV/COM/DME/ADF/Transponder panels
- Weather Radar (limited by API)

Warning System:
- Custom integrated warning system

Anti-Stall system:
- Stick Shaker
- C.A.A (AOA Control System)

- Custom coded AC system (With auto and manual control)
- Custom coded pressurization system (With ventilation and pressurization mode)

- Controls: Chocks, GPU, doors, weight and fuel

- MSFS checklist menu
- EFB checklist page
- PDF checklist

MSFS Effects:
- MSFS icing effects
- MSFS particle effects

Customizations (Controlled by EFB):
- Airplane Registration (With the exception of Air Force liveries)
- 2 glareshield options (New and Old)
- 2 panel color options (Blue and Beige)
- Fuel Panel Indicator (Magnetic indicator or Lights)
- Shades for the cockpit side windows
- Baggage objects shown according to the loaded baggage weight
-  WT GNS530 and PMS50 GTN750
- Save and autoload system for customizable options

- Custom cockpit flood light
- Custom passenger cabin light
- Custom glareshield light
- Custom and individual spot lights for every instrument
- Custom landing, taxi, nav, beacon and inspection light

Custom Sounds:
- Knobs
- Switches
- Warning
- Autopilot
- Stick Shaker
- Oxygen Test
- Fuel Pumps
- Engine Ignition

- For the engine sounds to work, it is necessary to have the Default Asobo KingAir350 installed in your Microsoft Flight Simulator
- This add-on is not study level. However, normal operations are simulated.
- It is recommended to start the airplane in Cold And Dark state.
- It is recommended to load fuel and weight using the EFB.
- Not tested for Virtual Reality (VR)

It’s available on SimMarket for roughly $19.49, requiring at least 708.95 MB of free hard disk space to install.

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