VSKYLABS Releases Robinson R44 Raven II
October 25, 2020
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.
- Autorotation capable.
- 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.
- Removable doors.
- 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!
- Highly responsive VSKYLABS support forums.
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