TorqueSim BN-2 Islander Releasing on Friday April 24th 2020

TorqueSim only shared a development update the other day, but a recent newsletter from their…

Posted: 21-Apr-2020 @ 10:30z
Updated: 04-Apr-2023 @ 14:25z
TorqueSim BN-2 Islander Releasing on Friday April 24th 2020

TorqueSim only shared a development update the other day, but a recent newsletter from their mailing list has confirmed that they will release the BN-2 Islander for X-Plane on Friday, April 24th 2020.

Leading up to the release of the BN-2 Islander, TorqueSim will be releasing further details of the 1960’s aircraft, but we already have a feature list that should give you a good idea on what to expect from the aircraft once it does release on Friday. As you would expect from TorqueSim, the aircraft will feature a highly-detailed 3D model, including fully 3D cockpit and PBR 4K textures. Furthermore, custom systems such as an electric system, fuel manager and lighting are also included. Various avionics such as the KFC225 Autopilot and also the KR87 ADF will also be included giving pilots plenty of systems to learn and play with.

In their previous development update, TorqueSim gave a detailed overview on the modelling, systems, flight dynamics and sound engine used to create this aircraft for X-Plane users. It is a nice behind-the-scenes look and offers some nice insight.

We’ll be sure to give you progress updates when we learn new information and will, of course, tell you once the aircraft is ready for you to take airborne. 


  • Highly detailed 3D model
  • Full PBR 4K Texturing
  • Custom Systems, including:
    • Fully custom electrical system, simulating the circuit breakers, buses, generators, and battery
    • Custom fuel manager
    • Custom lighting
  • Custom Avionics, including:
    • KFC225 Autopilot
    • GTX345 Transponder
    • KR87 ADF
    • M800 Chronometer
  • High-fidelity FMOD sound pack, with sounds recorded from the real aircraft
  • Carefully tuned and tested flight model based on real life performance data and input from Islander pilots
  • X-Plane GNS530/GNS430
  • AFM G5 Integration (requires a copy of the AFM G5 plugin)
  • Custom Load Manager
  • Persistent systems (switches return to the state which they were left)
  • Fully custom C++ Plugin using the X-Plane SDK
  • Includes 9 initial liveries, a blank livery, and paint-kit, with many more liveries to come after release! See some of the liveries here
  • Long-term support, as well as additional features and updates planned, including RealityXP Support
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