TorqueSim Releases the BN-2T Turbine Islander for X-Plane 11

January 29, 2021

After releasing the BN-2B Islander in April of last year, TorqueSim is adding to their Islander line with the release of the BN-2T for X-Plane 11.

What was once a “simple conversion” of their existing BN-2 Islander, the Turbine variant has turned into a completely new aircraft with “updates to the 3d model, textures, texture mapping, FMOD sound pack, plugins, flight model, and additional small changes.” You can view the full feature list below.

Feature List

  • Highly detailed 3D model 
  • Support for RealityXP GTN 750/650 
  • Full PBR 4K Texturing
  • Custom Systems, including:
  • Fully custom electrical system, simulating the circuit breakers, buses, generators, and battery
  • Custom fuel manager
  • Custom Avionics, including:
  • KFC225 Autopilot
  • GTX345 Transponder
  • KR87 ADF
  • M800 Chronometer
  • High-fidelity FMOD sound pack, with sounds recorded from the real aircraft
  • Carefully tuned and tested flight model based on real life performance data and input from Islander pilots
  • X-Plane GNS530/GNS430
  • AFM G5 Integration (requires a copy of the AFM G5 plugin)
  • Custom Load Manager
  • Persistent systems (switches return to the state which they were left)
  • Fully custom C++ Plugin using the X-Plane SDK
  • Includes 12 initial liveries, a blank livery, and paint-kit, with many more liveries to come after release!
  • Long-term support, as well as additional features and updates planned.

The addition of a free military variant is also being included with the release of the aircraft, with the developer stating, “an automatic system is in place, any livery with 'MILITARY' in its name can get the military equipment to show, allowing community liveries to also make use of these extra objects.”

According to the developer, “many of the upgrades built for the 2T will also find their way into our BN-2 in the near future in the form of update 1.2.” 

Every user who purchased the BN-2B before January 29th will be subject to a promotional offer to purchase the aircraft for $19.95 (43% off) via an emailed coupon code, which is valid for 60 days.

The BN-2T Islander is available for purchase from the X-Aviation store for $34.95. The original BN-2 Islander is also available from the same store.

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