VSKYLABS has announced the Scheibe SF-25C Falke has been upgraded to version 5, adding X-Plane 12 compatibility.
The new version 5 includes virtual reality improvements, modifications to the aircraft structure and the replacement of the fork control stick, common in early Falke aircraft, with the two control sticks (a popular real-world upgrade for the Falke). Other details include optimised PBR effects to align with the latest X-Plane 12 physics-based lighting engine, additional liveries and an improved paint kit.
The Scheibe SF-25C Falke is a German touring motor glider and made its maiden flight in 1963. It is powered by an 80 hp Limbach 2000 L engine with side-by-side seating and is known for its easy handling, robust construction and reliability. It also has very stable flying characteristics and is docile when stalled, making it a popular trainer in flying clubs worldwide.
The VSKYLABS Scheibe SF-25 Project is based on the SF-25 C variant (Falke 2000), equipped with a two-blade wooden fixed pitch propeller and two optional variants: belly landing gear and tailwheel. It is designed for use with X-Plane’s Experimental flight model, featuring realistic flight dynamics with authentic performance and flight handling characteristics. It also sports an analogue cockpit and FMOD sounds that include authentic Limbach 2000 engine recordings and interactive dynamic sounds.
The package also sports built-in Avitab compatibility, a detailed manual and a built-in STMA Autoupdater plugin, so all updates are pushed smoothly without the need to re-download the entire package.
The VSKYLABS Scheibe SF-25 is available on x-plane.org for $25.00 (approx £20). The X-Plane 12 version is free for existing owners of the aircraft.