After several months of development, Carenado has announced the PC12 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is complete, and the aircraft will launch on the MSFS Marketplace in early September.
The aircraft sports several high-definition liveries with PBR (Physically Based Rendering) effects and a fully modelled cabin. Up front, the 3D cockpit is modelled in detail with features such as a functional weather radar and Carenado’s Avidyne EX600, although it will also support the GTNXi, providing full GTN 750 implementation.
It will also feature a custom sound set recorded from the real aircraft and a tablet can be used for controlling the doors and ground equipment such as engine plugs, a tow bar and an external power unit. Aircraft start-up states such as cold and dark, ready to taxi and ready for take-off can also be set from the tablet.
The single-engine Pilatus PC-12 is a popular passenger and cargo aircraft as well as being used for corporate transport. It is the best-selling pressurized single-engine turbine-powered aircraft worldwide, with more than 1,700 deliveries. It is known for its excellent runway performance, high cruise speed of 290kts and a range of over 1,800nm.
The Carenado PC12 will be available on the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace in early September.