Islander Touches Down in X-Plane

Aircraft developer TorqueSim has released the BN-2 Islander for X-Plane 11.

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The Islander is a light twin regional airliner and utility aircraft that is flown all around the world thanks to its rugged construction and excellent short-field performance.

The model, developed by TorqueSim, is the BN-2B-26 fitted with Lycoming O-540 powerplants and features a detailed 3D model with full PBR 4K textures, nine initial liveries and a paint kit.

Up front, the cockpit is equipped with custom avionics, including as KFC225 autopilot, GTX345 transponder, KR87 ADF, a M800 chronometer, and the X-Plane GNS530/GNS430.

Other highlights include a high-fidelity FMOD sound pack with sounds recorded from the real aircraft as well as a custom electrical system with operational circuit breakers, buses, generators, and battery simulation. According to the developer, the flight model is tuned and tested based on real-life performance data and input from Islander pilots.

Additional Features

  • Custom fuel and load manager
  • AFM G5 Integration (requires a copy of the AFM G5 plugin)
  • Persistent systems (switches return to the state which they were left)
  • Fully custom C++ Plugin using the X-Plane SDK
  • Long-term support and additional features and updates planned, including RealityXP integration.

The TorqueSim BN-2 Islander is available on the X-Aviation website for $39.95.