SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 for X-Plane

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JRollon Planes has announced the release of SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 for X-Plane 11.

Designed to be a highly accurate recreation of the SF260, the package features a detailed 3D model with 4K textures and nine liveries. A blank template for creating custom paint jobs is also included.

Other highlights include code-driven flight dynamics with realistic take-off, landing and cruise performance. Aerobatics have also been modelled with authentic stall and spins. The Reality Expansion Pack (REP) from SimCoders is also part of the package, which introduces realistic systems modelling and adds aircraft persistence, with each livery having its own state that is saved between flights with cumulative damage. A maintenance report can be used to check the status of the aircraft and perform maintenance and repairs.

The Lycoming O-540-E4A5 is modelled down to the smallest bolt with an accurate fuel and oil system, so it is possible to experience spark plug fouling or carburettor icing.

Wear and tear also extends to the cockpit, which means instruments can fail and may give incorrect readings, light and indicator bulbs may start blinking and fail and the phosphorous lights will dim at night as time passes. A full set of working circuit breakers is also included, so in case of generator failure, you can use them to shed the battery load. Other features include 3D audio effects for the engine and systems in both internal and external view. The sounds are muffled by closing the canopy and wearing the headsets. The package is Virtual Reality (VR)-compatible and is designed to be light on frame rates.

The SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 is available on www.x-plane.org for $44.95 (£35 approx).