New Release! Ikarus C42C for X-Plane 11
Our own Mario Donick has been taking his flight lessons in the Ikarus C42C (tail numbers D-MSYF and D-MNLN) for the past few months, so we leveraged his knowledge and hands-on experience to create a replica of his two primary trainers. In June 2018, Mario and his friend recorded almost 100 original sound recordings from the real-world D-MSYF and we used all of the sounds in the FMOD configuration for this aircraft. Because Mario flies a real Ikarus C42C, we took great pains to make this model as realistic as possible. Mario provided guidance along the way as to how the real airplane behaves in all aspects of flight.
Loaded with features, the model comes with two panel configurations - a "basic trainer" and a "full panel" version.
The "basic trainer" is a near replica of D-MSYF, and has a very basic instrument panel with a KRT2 COM radio, Electronic Tachometer, Altimeter, Airspeed indicator, Variometer (Vertical Velocity Indicator), Trim indicator, Magnetic Compass and engine gauges (no NAV radio). Depending on your Options choice, gauges display either metric or imperial units.
The "full panel" version adds more instrumentation, including a Transponder, a simulated flymap L EFIS/GPS, a simulated FLARM traffic monitor and a Rotax FLYdat engine monitor. Like the "basic trainer" version, there is no NAV radio - however, it is possible to create a simple 5-leg GPS flight plan using the "vfamap L" with up to 5 legs. The "vfamap L" also provides a moving-map display that shows your GPS flight plan (uses the X-Plane moving map), and an electronic artificial horizon that also displays the next way point information.
Both versions are optimized for VR flight, and both include features such as German/English language option, Metric/Imperial gauge option, a virtual, interactive pre-flight walk-around, user-customizable charts that can be "stitched together" to create a large, scrollable chart, pop-out gauges for easier viewing and control, male or female copilot option, pop-up check list, and a virtual "kneeboard" with an Options menu that allows to you select your preferences and remove the ground elements. Custom HDR lighting, PBR rendering effects, highly detailed animation, high-resolution textures, and a realistic ballistic parachute (BRS) round out this feature-rich airplane. A 28-page User Manual is provided.
We thank Mario's flight training school flugschule-md.de for their interest and cooperation with this project.
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