R66 takes flight in MSFS

CowanSim has announced the R66 for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) is out now.

The cockpit is equipped with custom 3D instruments.
The cockpit is equipped with custom 3D instruments. Orbx

Developed to take full advantage of the native MSFS SDK, the package sports an accurate 3D model with a mix of 4K and 8K PBR (Physically Based Rendering) textures and a generous selection of liveries (including a paint kit). It also comes with authentic night lighting and a dynamic Wwsie sound pack.

Custom throttle bindings enable controls to be mapped to the throttle and idle stops.
Custom throttle bindings enable controls to be mapped to the throttle and idle stops. Orbx

Other details include realistic flight dynamics tested by real-world pilots and accurately modelled systems with working circuit breakers, air conditioning and realistic start-up procedures. The aircraft also features persistence state saving for weight and balance and dynamic weight options that are saved between flights. Custom throttle bindings are modelled to recreate the actual controls of the R66, such as the throttle and idle stop, which can be mapped to the hardware controllers.

Animations include 3D passengers and a pilot.
Animations include 3D passengers and a pilot. Orbx

Up front, the cockpit is equipped with custom 3D instruments with three avionics options: G530, GTN/GX3 and analogue instrumentation. Integration for the PMS GTN 650/750 and the TDS GTNXi 650/750 is also included.

Various animations include 3D passengers, side baskets, baggage and crates. Other details include removable doors and optional windshield visors. It also sports vibration animations, exhaust blur and emergency floats.

The package is Virtual-Reality (VR) compatible and includes a detailed manual with checklists. Future updates will also be made available for free. It is available on OrbxDirect for AUD$45.53 (approx £23.54).