BRsimDesigns has announced the Embraer EMB 121 Xingu for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) is now available.
The EMB121A1 Xingu is a twin-turboprop made by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer. The aircraft is based on the EMB 110 Bandeirante wing and engine design merged but with a new fuselage. It was Embraer's first pressurised aircraft and made its maiden flight in October 1976.
Before production ceased in 1987, Embraer had built 106 EMB 121s, 51 of which were exported to countries outside Brazil. The French Air and Space Force is the largest operator with 22 aircraft still in service.
The package for Microsoft Flight Simulator sports a detailed external model with a mix of 4K and 8K textures, eight liveries, a passenger cabin and a cockpit with 3D instruments consisting of a KAP140 autopilot, custom avionics and Working Title's GSN530 with an option to install the PMS50 GTN750.
The aircraft sports an EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) for controlling ground equipment such as the chocks, GPU, doors and payload/fuel. It also incorporates native MSFS checklists and customisation options such as two glareshields (new and old), two panel colour options (blue and beige) and shades for the side windows, etc.
Other highlights include MSFS effects such as airframe icing, particle effects, custom lighting and sounds. According to the developer, the aircraft is not study level but normal operating procedures are simulated.
The EMB 121 Xingu is available on simMarket for €21.60.