Microsoft Flight Simulator is the longest-running recreation franchise at Microsoft. As we speak, we’re excited to announce that famend sim firm Carenado is releasing an extremely detailed Carenado C170B add-on to be used in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Based mostly in Santiago, Chile, Carenado (Spanish for fairing) was began in 2001 by two pals who had been impressed by Microsoft Flight Simulator, a recreation they started taking part in collectively within the 1980s on Atari computer systems. They’ve now constructed a strong portfolio of greater than 100 stunningly-recreated plane – the legendary C170B is the newest within the lineup.
Carenado needed to create a sim model of the C170B to thrive within the lovely world that Microsoft and its companions have constructed within the newest iteration of Microsoft Flight Simulator. The C170B, identified affectionately in aviation circles as “The Skyhawk’s Daddy,” is a famend “low and sluggish” flightseeing airplane, and Carenado felt it might be an ideal means for exploring the digital world of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
The four-seat, single-engine taildragger, launched in 1952, was developed from earlier variations of the 170 household, together with the 170A and the army variant, the L-19/O-1 Fowl Canine. It was the predecessor to the 172 Skyhawk, therefore its nickname. The plane rapidly grew to become identified for its broad utility, serving the wants of personal pilots, commuters, cargo haulers, flight faculties, and bush pilots who’ve taken the plane on some actually outstanding adventures in a few of the planet’s wildest lands.
The 170B options all-metal building, a excessive most important wingspan of 36 ft, and slotted flaps that deflect as much as 40 levels. It’s powered by a six-cylinder Continental C145-2 engine that delivers as much as 145 horsepower and turns a two-blade propeller. The 170B cruises at 120 miles per hour, has a prime pace of 143 mph, and a stall pace of 52 mph. Its ceiling is 15,500 ft above sea degree and climbs at 690 ft per minute. Impressively, it wants solely 200 ft of roll to get into the air, in most conditions, and has a spread of 750 miles.
Carenado affords two sorts of the 170B, an everyday and a tundra mannequin. The tundra mannequin options giant tundra tires and may take off and land on seashores, river sand bars, deep in mountain valleys — wherever appropriate, no airport required! The corporate makes use of bodily primarily based rendering (PBR) for max realism, in and out, practical flight dynamics (examined by quite a lot of pilots conversant in the C170B), and high-fidelity stereo acoustics recorded from the airplane itself, together with sounds of switches, the engine, buttons, even the frenzy of air when opening a window.
It comes with six liveries, a conveyable Garmin Aera GPS coloration transferring map unit, King KX-165 NAV/COMM radio with glideslope, and a King KT-76A Transponder. Simmers can expertise Carenado’s C170B starting within the chilly, darkish, able to taxi, or prepared for takeoff. It even encompasses a pill interface for controlling static components, pilots, fairings, and doorways.
The Carenado C170B is offered right this moment on the Microsoft Flight Simulator market. The sky is asking! For the newest info on Microsoft Flight Simulator, keep tuned to @MSFSOfficial on Twitter and Xbox Wire.
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