PA46 500TP Malibu Meridian G1000 Released by Carenado

Monday, May 11, 2020

A Piper PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian has been released by aircraft developer Carenado. Like recent releases under the same name, the aircraft had no formal announcement or previews.

The release comes sixty days after the release of the SR22 GTSX Turbo, which was in the same period TorqueSim shared previews of their SR22.

According to the developer's website, special features include a full 3D interior and exterior with PBR materials, Librain support, custom FMOD sounds, and a Carenado G1000 based on the avionics system X-Plane is equipped with by default.

As for standard features, Carenado lists these as:

  • VR compatible
  • Specially designed engine dynamics for XP11.
  • Flight physics optimized for XP11 standards.
  • Physically Based Rendering materials and textures throughout.
  • PBR materials authored with industry-standard software used by the film and gaming industries.
  • Realistic behavior compared to the real airplane. Realistic weight and balance. Tested by several pilots for maximum accuracy.

Also included are six liveries including a blank for painting, and PDF manuals covering various systems, checklists, procedures, and other important aspects of the aircraft.

The aircraft itself is a variant of the PA-46 by Piper Aircraft, powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42A turboprop engine and featuring a new wing.

As can be seen above, Carenado's rendition includes a Garmin G1000 glass cockpit, which is now the standard for this particular model.

Available for US $34.95 through their website, Carenado aircraft typically reach other stores about two weeks after release.

The developer can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

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