vFlyteAir Re-Releases Military Visualizations' DHC-3 Turbo Otter

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Edit 18:18 GMT: vFlyteAir has now spoken about the improvements to the DHC-3. The original article below has been amended to reflect this.

The ownership of Military Visualizations' DHC-3 Turbo Otter has changed hands to vFlyteAir.

vFlyteAir is an aircraft developer with products such as the Cirrus SR20 G1000, Cessna 150 Commuter, and a free Ryan Navion 205.

As aforementioned, this specific rendition of the DHC-3 Turbo Otter was originally created by Military Visualizations, and was apparently converted to X-Plane by vFlyteAir.

The choice to change the ownership of the aircraft likely comes after Military Visualizations decided to stop developing for X-Plane, following their disastrous attempt to make an ATR 72 for X-Plane 11.

Writing on the x-plane.org forum, vFlyteAir said: "We've made some significant improvements to the original Milviz version in the past month and a half, including fixing the autopilot, improving the flight characteristics, creating a more functional menu, a new Harbour Air livery, more extensive "save-states", dynamically calculated CG, faster fuel transfer rates when transferring fuel from the forward or aft tanks to the center tank, yoke can now be "thrown over" to the copilot's side, more accurate fuel flow, flaps are now 45 degrees max down instead of 50 degrees (50 degrees was for the original radial engine model). We also completely rebuilt the model in Planemaker to ensure that the weight and balance is more accurate and realistic.

"The KAP 140 autopilot is improved with the following items:

"You can now use the ARM button to enable or disable altitude ARM (if altitude HOLD is not currently engaged)

"On-screen labels are more correct per the real KAP 140

"Generally, the autopilot now works significantly better to track and hold VOR signals, localizer and glide slope, and HDG course

"We are committed to supporting and improving the Turbo Otter for X-Plane from this point forward. Please note that vFlyteAir now owns the X-Plane version of the Turbo Otter only - Milviz continues to own the rights to the other sim platforms."

The price of the aircraft is now US $34.95, as opposed to the old price of US $39.99. Additionally, it has been confirmed in the same post existing users can grab the upgrade for US $7.00.

It is available to buy here.

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