VSKYLABS has just released their latest helicopter for X-Plane 11, the Robinson R44 Raven II. This release comes eight months after the release of the R66 by the developer.
The R44 Raven II is a light single-engine helicopter currently produced by the Robinson Helicopter Company. The four-seater has been in production since 1990 and over 6,300 airframes have been produced. Based on the Robinson R-22, the aircraft is popular for its affordable purchase and operational costs. The Raven II is an improved version of the helicopter that features wider blades, a more powerful engine and improved performance.
As all other VSKYLABS ‘Test-Pilot’ Series, the add-on was built to work with X-Plane’s Experimental Flight Model. Equipped with steam gauges and a GNS530, the VSKYLABS Raven II has many other features, the full list is available here:
VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot' Project.
Robust and Highly Defined flight dynamics model of the Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter, built around the powerful, native X-Plane 11 'Experimental Flight Model' environment.
Highly detailed model of the Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter.
Comprehensive systems which were designed to follow the real R44 Raven II POH, as authentically as possible within X-Plane 11 flight simulator limitations.
Fully functional VR (Virtual Reality) Ready: highly interactive cockpit environment including levers, switches, guards, 3D checklist viewer, modular cyclic and more.
Equipped with Robinson's classic 7 holes analog panel.
R44 Auxiliary fuel system.
Fully featured GNS530.
Built-in Avitab Compatibility (Avitab plugin not included).
Multi-Layer FMOD sound pack.
The project is under constant development: development road-map is including flight model refinements, enhanced systems depth, additional liveries and other improvements.
STMA Autoupdater is included: project updates are fast and efficient!