Just Flight are in the news again, this time with an announcement of two new prop planes for X-Plane.
The team at Just Flight are teaming up with Thranda Design to bring the Socata TB-10 Tobago and its bigger brother, the TB-20 Trinidad, to X-Plane 11 very soon.
These planes will be the follow-up to the PA-28 family of aircraft that Just Flight gave us toward the end of 2017, and if they’re anything to go by we can expect a highly detailed, highly accurate simulation of these aircraft.
The developers describe these planes as “General Aviation aircraft with spacious and comfortable cabins providing seating for up to five people”. They do differ in the powerplant department, however, with the TB-10 being equipped with a 180 horsepower (134 kW) Lycoming O-360 piston engine, while the TB-20 is propelled through the air with a 250 horsepower (186 kW) Lycoming IO-540 piston engine.
Socata has given both aircraft similar bodies too, though the TB-10 has a fixed landing gear as opposed to the TB-20’s retractable gear. Though “both variants offer great performance with high cruise speeds (120-150 knots), the ability to fly long range (700-1,100 nautical miles) and the ability to land on hard or grass runways”.
Most excitingly, Just Flight says that they intend to give their customers a vast array of avionics options including “a KMA 24, GNS 430, GNC 255, KN 62, KAP 150, GTX 330, KR 87 and WX-1000 Stormscope”. It’s not often that an aircraft will come with so many options, and there’s no doubt that a lot of work will have gone into making this possible.
If you’re excited about this new release, head to the Just Flight product page to register your interest and be notified when these birds become available.