PILOT'S Showcases Upcoming Dash 7 for MSFS
May 13, 2023
PILOT'S GesmbH has recently published a couple of work-in-progress screenshots of their upcoming de Havilland Canada Dash 7 for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This classic turboprop regional airliner preceded the popular Dash 8.
First flown in 1975, the Dash 7 is a "Twin Otter but larger and with four engines," with oversized fan blades that would rotate at a slower speed to emit as little noise as possible, complying with the noise restrictions that were starting to creep in. It could carry up to 50 passengers, with a service ceiling of 21,000 feet, and 690 nautical miles of range, all powered by four Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50 turboprop engines, with 1,120 hp each.
As of July 2018, 17 Dash 7s were still flying around the world with six different operators. However, the list of former operators is substantial: sixty civilian operators and three military operators.
PILOT'S rendition is "nearing release," according to the developers, followed by a collection of screenshots showcasing the interior and exterior of their upcoming product. They claim to be continuously fixing bugs and tweaking the aircraft's behavior to match reality, with one more beta cycle to go until it's ready to release (according to their prediction).
Some screenshots also show the recently implemented TDS GTN integration, which adds modern navigational features to this almost 50-year-old regional airliner.
There's no release date and pricing information yet, but Threshold will keep you informed!
Shout out to DragonRuins for the news scoop!
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