20.2.2020 – 17:08z

VSKYLABS releases Robinson R66 for X-Plane 11

VSKYLABS has via their Facebook page announced an imminent release of the Robinson R66 Project V1.0 for X-Plane 11. The helicopter features, for example, highly defined flight dynamics model, highly detailed model, VR support or modified G1000. As usual, the main feature list can be found below.

Robinson 66 is a helicopter build by Robinson Helicopter Company based in California, USA. It can carry up to 5 passengers at a cruise speed of 110 knots (approx. 200 km/h or 130 mph). It has a range of 350nm and can go up to FL14 (14,000ft).

You can get the product via the VSKYLABS website for $33.95.

Read also: TorqueSim CJ525 For X-Plane 12: Internal Testing Begins

Main Features

Source: VSKYLABS.com

  • VSKYLABS ‘Test-Pilot’ Project.
  • Highly defined flight dynamics model of the Robinson R66 Turbine helicopter, built around the powerful, native X-Plane 11.40+ ‘Experimental Flight Model’ environment (must be selected in the General settings window in X-Plane 11).
  • Highly detailed model of the Robinson R66 helicopter.
  • Robust simulation of the R66 drive train and RR300 Turbo-shaft engine: Utilizes X-Plane’s new and advanced free turbine simulation.
  • Autorotation capable.
  • Comprehensive systems: Drive system, Hydraulics flight controls, Engine Anti-ice, Starter-generator and ignition system, Fuel system, Auxiliary fuel system, Electrical system with functional CB panel, Lighting, Annunciator panel, Cabin heater, Rotor brake and more.
  • Fully functional VR (Virtual Reality) Ready: highly interactive cockpit environment including levers, switches, fuel cut-off / shut-off guards, 3D checklist viewer, modular cyclic and more.
  • Equipped with Robinson’s ‘later’ advanced panel: a perfect mix of the traditional analog gauges and glass cockpit display.
  • R66 Auxiliary fuel system.
  • Fully featured G1000 (modified).
  • Autopilot including SAS mode.
  • Built-in Avitab Compatibility (Avitab plugin not included).
  • Multi-Layer FMOD sound pack.
  • The project is under constant development: development road-map is including flight model refinements, enhanced systems depth, additional liveries and other improvements.
  • STMA Autoupdater is included: project updates are fast and efficient!
  • Highly responsive VSKYLABS support forums.

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