Asobo reveals the new plane it’s working on for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Asobo has been consistent in working on post-launch content for Microsoft Flight Simulator For nearly a year at this point. The sim has been supported with regular updates regarding improvements, fixes and additions for a while. The team behind the scenes is also working on the next most important thing to him Microsoft Flight Simulator: actual new aircraft. The next was revealed by the developer’s last Q&A broadcast held on May 26, 2021. The next first-party aircraft is none other than an aircraft Aviat Husky A-1C The bush pilot, coming in the next few months.

The Aviat Husky is a single piston engine prop built in the US state of Wyoming. Wyoming is one of the most rugged states, and therefore, the Husky that is being built there is quite suitable. The plane is designed for secluded forests such as flying low and slow over tree lines of vast forests, landing on dirt and gravel, or even rivers and streams with a pair of floats.

The Husky’s A-1C variant was first certified in 2007, but the same aircraft type has been around since the late 1980s. It features a relatively simple but reliable four-cylinder piston engine of 180 hp and can fly up to 126 knots (145 mph/233 km/h). Although they may not fly very fast, their large, high wingspan gives them great lift and the added advantage of being able to land on very short strips. It can reach a maximum elevation of 20,000 feet, making it suitable even for high altitude areas such as mountain ranges.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Husky A 1C New Aircraft

low and slow

The first post-launch Asobo aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator It was very light: Episode 103. Now the team has moved to a higher level to the jungle plane. Though, to an extent, they both fit into a similar category. Both are intended for simple flying that allows for gentle and personal handling of the surrounding landscape.

It’s not really surprising that Asobo chose to focus on these types of aircraft first rather than something more complex. Microsoft Flight Simulator It has proven to be a dream come true for landscape enthusiasts, and was marketed as a VFR-enabled sim right out of the box. Thus, these aircraft fall into this use case well.

All told, Asobo does not neglect the desires of fans of larger aircraft. It works together with developers from the esteemed Aerosoft team to design ATR 42 / 72-600 propeller engines. The ATR family is popular in the commercial regional market, competing with the likes of regional aircraft such as CRJ . familyand the Embraer family and the Airbus A220. New ATR Propliners are expected to be introduced to Microsoft Flight Simulator in 2022.

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