Origami Studios Releases Scottish Aviation Bulldog

September 10, 2020

A day ahead of planned release, Origami Studios has released their debut product for X-Plane, the Scottish Aviation Bulldog.

Originally announced on the 1st of May this year, the Bulldog is the work of Daniel Gallacher and Delanie Byron, both who are known for their work on SimToolKitPro and with FlyJSim respectively.

The aircraft was initially planned for release tomorrow but with the day overlapping with the yearly anniversary of the September 11th attacks some users obviously wished for the date to change to not overlap with the day of mourning.

The aircraft was previously used in real life as a training aircraft by many Air Forces including the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Swedish Air Force. In current time, the aircraft is mostly used as a private, leisure aircraft to many.

Origami’s representation of the aircraft ships with 8 liveries, realistic sounds and custom systems including a comprehensive menu system (full feature list found below).

Flight Model

  • Flight model tested by multiple real-world Bulldog pilots
  • Faithful representation of a Lycoming IO-360 engine with inverted oil systems
  • Flight characteristic and performance derived from real-world data
  • Extensive flight-handling testing against aerobatic manoeuvres

Menu System

  • Realstate: Persistence for specific functions of the aircraft including tachometer and panel lighting customisation
  • Normal checklists
  • Fuel/Payload manager
  • Ground Equipment: Ground chocks, pitot covers and canopy covers. Ground equipment can affect aircraft functionality

Visual Environment

  • Faithful recreation of the 104 and 121 export models featuring handcrafted visuals
  • Priority panel textures. So you get the highest resolution no matter the scenario.
  • Every surface is made utilising PBR. See accurate reflections, bumps, roughness on the surface of the aircraft
  • HDR dynamic lighting
  • Ice accumulation simulated on specific surfaces.
  • Grabbable control surfaces
  • Highly interactive cockpit featuring moving seats, moving canopy and movable air vents

Additional Features

  • Quick Manual including checklists
  • Paintkit for both Photoshop and Substance Painter
  • FMOD Soundpack
  • Representation of a classic Benedix King radio stack
  • Custom G-Force Meter
  • Persistent Tachometer
  • Functioning circuit breakers
  • Faithful steam gauge panel recreation

Origami Studios’ Scottish Aviation Bulldog is now available for purchase exclusively on the iniBuilds store for £24.99 (excluding any applicable VAT and taxes).

Thanks to user Windows98Dragon for the tip-off to the news on our Discord Server.

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