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FlyingIron Simulations Announces Grob G 109B for X-Plane

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As we begin to edge closer to the holiday season, we now begin to see announcements for products that will be the subject of holiday season spending. One of such is the newly-announced Grob G 109B from FlyingIron Simulations.

The Grob G 109B is a German, 2 seat, self-launching motor glider with a 95HP flat-four engine to propel it into the sky. As the successor to the G109A model, the 109B builds on lessons learnt in the development and operation of the A, and introduced the larger engine, wing design, cockpit design, and flight characteristics. It has a history with the British RAF as a trainer, where it was used from 1991 to 2008, and continues to be used in civilian aviation today.

In the post announcing the project on X-Plane.org, FlyingIron says that they’re working closely with a real-world G 109B pilot on this project. As their “Subject Matter Expert”, this source will provide the developers all the information and insights needed in order to bring the stated feature list into X-Plane. Feature such as;

  • “Ultra-realistic” artwork and textures
  • FMOD sounds, recorded from a real G 109B
  • Highly realistic and accurate flight model
  • Full systems simulations
  • A code-driven engine and prop, which is claimed to enhance the accuracy and realism
  • A full simulation of the Icom IC-A2910e radio
  • A custom 3D iPad/Tablet for W&B, Fuel, Pax, CG and maintenance. AviTab integration will also be available.
  • Checklists

Also aiming to be included, but not confirmed for release, are;

  • Persistent state maintenance and panel states
  • Failures and damage simulations
  • Maintenance and procedure requirements
  • Particle FX & Pyrotechnic FX
  • Integration with FlyJSim Shared Flight
  • A detailed and interactive engine bay

With some work still left to do, the developers estimate a release date between late September and early October. Check out the screenshots below for what to expect when FlyingIron’s G 109B releases.

Tags : AircraftAnnouncementFlyingIron SimulationsG 109BgliderGrobRAF
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As a simmer for more than 20 years, Ben can be quite opinionated about our hobby. He started out on FS95 and found himself switching to X-Plane in 2017. He works full-time in the automotive industry as a parts interpreter, and when he’s not in the virtual left seat, he can be found in the garage tinkering with cars and motorcycle. | View My Specs
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