Virtualcol announces development of Beechcraft 99, Dash-8 Series for MSFS
Virtualcol has released a fair amount of aircraft for flight simulation over the years, but when it comes to the new Microsoft Flight Simulator we had yet to hear from them. Well wait no more, because they just announced the development of the Beechcraft 99 for MSFS, coming this year, and hinted at the release of a Dash-8 Series in January.
Fully re-developed for MSFS (there was already an FSX and P3D version), this new Beechcraft 99 Commuter is currently in active development, with the exterior model already successfully tested, while the interior model is still in development.
The developers are confident that this new aircraft will be ready by mid-November, if no further issues arise.
Virtualcol stated that the new techniques enabled by this new simulator allow a much easier final finish in the model. For example, the Beech 99 will include decals for screws and rivets, ensuring a much better quality of the 3D model.
They were also happy to share that they’re already aiming for a second release after the Beechcraft: the Dash-8 Series, coming to MSFS, FSX and P3D in January.
But for now, the first images of the Beechcraft 99 Commuter for MSFS, courtesy of Virtualcol:
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Really looking forward to the Dash8 mod I really hope they pull off the sounds for it right
I wonder if they are just doing the q400 or the whole line of Dash 8’s? Good news either way. Fills a gaping hole in the FS2020 lineup. The 15 passenger Beech is cool too, but really wanna get my hands on the Dash 8.
Barley check this one out: https://msfsaddons.com/2020/09/04/majestic-dash-8-q400-to-be-developed-for-msfs-waiting-for-sdk-improvements/
A very high quality Dash-8 in development!
Definitely looking forward to the Dash 8 and hopefully will get a class Dash 7 also.
I really was excited for the aircraft but the only good thing on it is the exterior model. Animations work very bad, interior is badly modeled and textured, avionics are a nightmare to use and you cannot file plans on any of them, it flies super bad so you cannot fly it properly when the AP decides to stop working, the icing is ridiculously excessive and you cannot remove it with the anti-ice, the cameras are not put at the right place, you cannot be in the cabin, the aircraft refuses to climb properly, you almost cannot lower your speed when you reach like 250 knots, etc. For that price it’s not good and it makes me a bit sad