Yak-52 in Development by RuSky Group
RuSky Group, a new team of developers, have announced the development of a Yak-52 for X-Plane 11. Having first flown in 1979, the Yakovlev Yak-52 is a Soviet trainer aircraft that first flew in 1979, and was piloted by pilots of the USSR, Russia and other countries.
The team state they are aiming to create a high-fidelity simulation of the aircraft, with an emphasis on the systems, engine and aerodynamics of the aircraft. Additionally, they claim the RPM (RO-2) regulator has already been modelled, and airfoils will be fine-tuned for realistic aerobatic characteristics.
The two above images are renders from a 3D modelling software. The remainder are screenshots of the aircraft in the simulator.
The team gave a status list of what is reportedly in progress, as well as a list of features with work yet to start on.
- Creating aerodynamic surfaces and airfoils 100%.
- Real fuel system and fuel gauge 100 % (Change indication)
- Tuning and custom logic of the engine 80%.
- The propeller and its aerodynamics 80%.
- Gauges logic 30%.
- Modeling 40%.
- Textures 40%.
- PBR normal and smooth 30%.
- FMOD Integrated 10%.
- New 3d lighting effect for all lamps 40 %.
- Windows effects from SKiselkov 50 %.
- Full VR adaptation.
- Flight school integrated .
- Custom visual and moving camera control (walking effect).
- Detailed engine and preflight preparation.
- Ground service.
- Custom failures.
- And more.
The announcement can be found at the x-plane.org forum.