Infamous payware developer Captain Sim have released their newest product, the Boeing 717-200 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
The add-on sports an exterior model, cabin with interior, “realistic animations”, as well as basic systems functionality. From the product page images we can also see there is a liftable nosecone, extendable airstairs and the ability to open up the engine cowling for visual inspection.
The systems functionality that’s included on the flight deck is lifted from default systems incorporated within Microsoft Flight Simulator’s stock aircraft. For instance, in the preview screenshots we can see that the developers have used what looks like the default A320NEO’s ECAM page and MFD, although there does appear to be a custom PFD. The flight computer has been dressed up with green text like in the real aircraft, although on closer inspection it becomes clear that this too has been lifted from the default A320neo.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Captain Sim has a turbulent relationship with the flight sim community. While a handful of simmers enjoy the simplicity of their products, the overwhelming majority believe that their products are overpriced and many even go as far as to call them scams. You can read our less than favourable review of their Boeing 777-200ER here.
The Boeing 717 entered service in the mid 1990s with only 155 ever being delivered before production of the type ceased in 2006. To date, more than 100 717s are still flying, most of them with Delta Airlines.
The Boeing 717-200 base package ships only with the Captain Sim ‘House’ livery. More liveries are available in Livery Pack 1 (dubbed LP1) for $4.99, and in the coming days it’s likely that some free liveries will become available on sites like flightsim.to.
You can pick up the Boeing 717-200 base pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator over at Captain Sim’s website for a temporary launch discount price of $18.88 before taxes.