Orbx was until today a well-known scenery developer and publisher serving the community for over 10 years, however, with today’s new release, the company has officially become an aircraft developer as well.

Bringing EA-7 Edgley Optica, a British-designed aircraft for low-speed, long-range observation work, to the Microsoft Flight Simulator, the aircraft addon offers a high level of model and texture detail, custom engine, and cockpit sounds, or a fully interactive and clickable cockpit.

Additionally, the aircraft offers a realistic and accurate flight model as well as comprehensive checklists and Optica’s ballast system.

With a cockpit very similar to that of helicopters, and with a 270 degree panoramic view, the aircraft was made to work perfectly with virtual reality for the best experience.

With the panoramic views the Optica affords, she is the perfect aircraft for exploring Orbx Landmark City packs, airports and regions, especially in VR. The sense of freedom with the cockpit views is second to none and an aircraft you should have in your hangar for exploring the world in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

EA-7 Edgley Optica Product Page – Orbx

The addon can be purchased either through the Orbx website or Orbx Central for a very decent price of about €12.70 without taxes included.

If you want to learn more about what Orbx has in plans for this year, we recommend you to read our article on the roadmap they published some time ago, earlier this year.

Author: George

I've been a flight sim enthusiast for some time now, and I've always enjoyed flying to various destinations all over the world. My favourite airport is by far Corfu with its scenic and challenging approach. I founded FSNews in May 2019.

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