Developer FlightFX has announced they will be working to bring the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet to Microsoft Flight Simulator. The development is being worked on by both FlightFX and VolcTech to bring the unique jet to life in the simulator.
The Cirrus SF50 is unique in the fact that it is the first-ever certified single-engine civilian jet. With a focus on flying business passengers in the tiny cabin, it should present some interesting and fun flights in the sim.
“We want to provide as much of an authentic experience to our audience as possible. We know that the community enjoys not only realism, but when developers go the extra mile and add those special touches.” FlightFX Managing Partner Nick Sdoucos said. He continued, “Things like functioning doors, buttons, cabin configurations, peripherals, custom audio and a unique UX. The most well-received contributions to the market are often marked with extra features not typically expected with add-on content.”
The team has been in contact with Working Title regarding their freeware mod to the G3000 to maximize the G3000 Perspective Touch system when/where appropriate. “The SF50, like other aircraft utilizing the G3000 platform, makes use of multiple custom pages and features
within the system itself. It is our goal to carry over as many of these features to the sim community that are reasonably possible. With the MSFS platform team’s planned updates for the G3000 in the future, as announced in the most recent Developer Q&A session, it’s our goal to make as much of that functionality available to our customers, while still being compatible with later versions that come online.” says Sdoucos.
For maximum realism, the team is heading to the DuPage Airport to spend some quality time with the aircraft in the hangar to capture audio and working through the aircraft’s various systems. This will help the teams provide an authentic experience for the aircraft when it eventually releases in the future.
At this point, no official timeline has been specified, but we will be sure to follow progress. In the meantime, you can check out a number of renders for the aircraft currently in development. You can also check out our interview with FlightFX now or read about the upcoming DuPage Airport coming to the simulator soon.
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