TorqueSim Announces the BN-2 Islander

Alex John
Saturday, March 14, 2020

TorqueSim has announced the BN-2 Islander as a new aircraft in the pipeline, through a post on the developer's website.

The BN-2 becomes another one of TorqueSim's ongoing projects, which includes the aircraft of the SR-22, Citation 525, and Mike Patey's home-built aircraft.

Writing on the announcement post, the developer said: "Initially started independently of TorqueSim, the inclusion of this beautiful bird into the new TS development pipeline has allowed for rapid progress and the seamless integration of custom systems, as well as boosting the quality of the 3D models and textures significantly!

"This aircraft will feature a high quality model, PBR textures throughout, a full custom electrical system with working circuit breakers, support for the AFM G5 avionics on launch, and of course the fantastic roar of its O-540s will be rendered in beautiful FMOD!

"All that, and more to come as we plan to update and improve our product throughout its lifetime!

"To stay up to date with what’s going on, don’t forget to follow this blog, the AFM Discord, and keep a close eye on the various X-Plane forums! Stay tuned for more dev updates, screenshots, and insights, and of course for the big moment when our plane is available to fly on X-Aviation!"

A webpage for the aircraft was also made public, containing a plethora of images of the aircraft.

The Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander is a small British regional airliner that was first produced in the mid-60s. Despite its age, it is still in production, with around 800 still in service of the 1,280 produced thus far.

TorqueSim recently announced a Cirrus SR22 for X-Plane 11, with details of the latest update centred on FMOD sounds and brand new previews.

TorqueSim is available to follow on Facebook.

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