AOA Simulations has announced the T-6A Texan II is now available for X-Plane 12. The project has been in development for more than three years, and according to AOA is its most detailed model to date.
The aircraft simulation was created using the official USAF 1T-6A-1 flight manual and SNFO (Student Naval Flight Officer) P-880 Aircraft Systems explanatory guide and features two liveries: USAF and US Navy TAW-5.
It sports a high-quality 3D model with 4K PBR (Physically Based Rendering) textures and fully functional front and rear cockpits with more than 380 control manipulators; both pilot and instructor models are visible in cockpit views.
Other highlights include an aerobatic, high-performance flight model tested and approved by former T-6A pilots. A single power lever controls the engine and propeller for jet-like simplicity. The unique T-6 Trim Aid Device (TAD) is also accurately modelled, compensating for engine torque with automatic rudder trim.
It comes with a professional FMOD sound package by SimAccoustics and an extensive 38-page user guide, an illustrated avionics guide and checklists. The electrical system is also fully modelled with every circuit breaker on both the battery and generator bus panels functional.
The T-6 Texan is available on x-plane.org for $40.00 (approx £35).