Vertx Flight Simulation Announces Diamond DA62 For P3D v4

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Vertx Flight Simulation has today announced the impending release of their inaugural product for the Prepar3D v4 platform, the Diamond DA62. The developer, whose name you will likely not recognise, is actually the new project from Sean Moloney. Sean is best known for his work as one half of RealAir, who are well known as having produced some of the best GA aircraft on the FSX/P3D platform.

In the press release sent to FSElite earlier today, Vertx has portrayed the DA62 product as a high-quality simulation with unmatched clarity and animation smoothness in the G1000 PFD, something that some developers seem to struggle in being able to perfect. Also built into the G1000 is a flight planner, allowing creation, saving and loading of flight plans within the aircraft, but also enabling the import of the built-in P3D flight planner’s files.
The G1000 has been designed with precision to realistically represent the operation of the real world avionics, including VNAV, LPV approaches and glideslope, pitch hold, enroute turn anticipation, course-wheel-steering, accurate direct-to operation and OBS mode are all simulated.

Immersion has been a big focus of the aircraft too, with 4K textures throughout, realistic night lighting and dimmable panel back-lighting included. Inside the virtual cockpit, the custom-coded sound engine is claimed to bring a huge improvement to what P3D can do on its own, with immersion stereo panning and separation, sound effects to emulate prop angle-of-attack, and pitch/frequency adjustment based on engine RPM (which is a change from the usual method of tying the pitch changes to manifold pressure in P3D). The sounds will have something for every aspect, including all switches and levers, annunciators, doors, and much more.

The aircraft is currently being tested with a closed beta team, of which has been reporting great frame rates and performance with the aircraft. All going well, Sean hopes to release the aircraft in the “next few weeks”.

Until then, enjoy the fantastic images that have been provided to us. We’ll keep you, our readers, posted on any release date that may be set.

Tags : DA62diamondG1000GAPreviewRealAirVertx
Ben Childs

The author Ben Childs

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 motorcycles.

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A new era is set to begin. The legendary RealAir (half) reincarnated as Vertx.

YES. Almost sounds too good to be true.

Amazing! The G1000 looks incredible….

+1 for Day 1 purchase

How about a video of the G1000?

Another day 1 buyer here. I know this will be done right.

NOW! 😀

Sean if you are reading this, this will be a day one buy for me!! I can’t get enough of in depth GA planes!!

I usually hate the look of glass cockpits but this does look rather special, so I might get it

For anyone who eagerly awaits an A2A twin with glass cockpit – this will be the perfect alternative. Can’t wait already!

Sean, if you are reading here, welcome back to the fray. It is so warming to hear that you are back. This looks quite the re-entry into the development world. looking forward to seeing the release.

hahahaha! I love it! Carenado who? LOL

Maxkillers “Maxkillers Gaming”

Wait a minuet, whats happened to the other commentator LOL? You using your brothers account?

Ohhhhh snap! Love to be a fly on the wall at Carenado.

As a bug, you’d wouldn’t be in much danger of being squashed….

Maxkillers “Maxkillers Gaming”

Shit son, eye candy looks better then carenado and hopefully will be study level! That g1000 is looking stunning!

Amazing timing.

I was just about to buy the “other” DA62 that has been recently released knowing that the eye candy would be great but the systems most likely, just okay.

I will now be waiting for this release and will be a Day 1 purchase for me.

So nice to see Sean back developing.

Sean Moloney is a living legend in the FS world. Day one purchase, no question!

My god!! That is absolutely STUNNING!!! especially the G1000 displays that *actually* look like LCD displays. DAY ONE PURCHASE!!!

Already sold, hoping for windshield rain effects.

Windshield rain effects pretty please!!

How best to put this? No Carenado is a Day One purchase, so there was no danger I would be picking theirs up today. Contrast this with a Vertx release, and I will be all over the F5 key between now and release! Great Stuff Sean – and perfect timing!