After announcing that their BN-2 Islander would release this week, TorqueSim has done good on their word and released the aircraft for X-Plane 11. The twin-engine jet is flown throughout the world today, despite being originally designed during the 1960s. The versatile design of the aircraft means it can take off and land at just about any location in the world. The model simulated is the BN-2B-26, equipped with 2 Lycoming O-540 engines.
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. The aircraft is also compatible with the latest version of X-Plane, which means it is ready for Vulcan/Metal with no issues.
You can buy it now from X-Aviation for $39.95 for both Windows and Mac (but no Linux).
It’s worth noting that Nimbus Simulations Studios also announced they are working also on a BN-2 Islander for X-Plane 11.
- 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