DC Designs and Just Flight have announced the PT-17 Stearman for Microsoft Flight Simulator is in development.
The aircraft is coded using Microsoft Flight Simulator's native materials and is designed to make use of the 'Modern' aerodynamics system and to prevent issues with future simulator upgrades. Other details include custom high-definition WWise sounds recorded from a real-life Stearman, PH-TOX, by Sim Acoustics. It will feature an optional crew configuration with modern GA Asobo occupants or a World War Two student and instructor.
A 3D virtual cockpit is fully operational from the front and rear seats. It features accurately modelled controls and detailed texturing using PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials. Crew figures in the cockpit are coded to disappear when you occupy their seats. The package comes with six liveries, including two vintage and four modern examples, an operations manual and a paint kit. It is fully compliant with Virtual Reality headsets.
The DC Designs PT-17 Stearman is due for release in June and will retail for £10.99.