VSKYLABS Releases Major Update to the Phoenix Air U-15 Project

By
Alex John
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Experimental aircraft developer VSKYLABS Aerospace Simulations has dropped V5 of their Phoenix Air U-15. Part of their 'Test-Pilot' series, it now makes full use of the latest flight model capabilities in X-Plane 11.3x.

Quoting the changelog from their website, today's update includes:

  • Flight Dynamics Model refinements, systems:
  • New flight dynamics model designed for X-Plane 11.30+ Experimental Flight Model environment (must be enabled in X-Plane's general-settings menu).
  • Complete new performance and handling characteristics tune-up.
  • Choke system is now operational (however, "cold-day" simulation is currently not implemented in X-Plane's out of the box features).
  • 3D modeling and model design:
  • Completely new internal engineering.
  • Canopy is now operational and animated.
  • PBR implementation.
  • Transponder/Radios re-arrangements, COM1 is integrated into the GNS530, and the older transponder was replaced with a new, GTX-327 (simplified version).
  • Cockpit instruments lighting.
  • Optimizations for VR usage.
  • AviTab compatibility was added (AviTab plugin is not included, as it is not part of the VSKYLABS projects).
  • FMOD Sound-pack:
  • Maintenance update.
  • STMA Autoupdater plugin was added!

"The project features the Phoenix U-15 aircraft, which is a kind of a 'hybrid' aircraft; powered aircraft by Rotax 912 ULS 100 hp engine, and at the same time, a high performance glider."

For additional information and screenshots, refer to the product page on the developer's website, where it can be purchased for US $24.00.

You may follow VSKYLABS on Facebook here.

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