Ultralights seem to be all the rage this week in MSFS (until tomorrow at least, when we will see the release of a very different machine. Stay tuned!). After the supremely fun Vertigo, and the oddly innovative Amphibious Ultralight, or the recent reveal of a new ultralight from Asobo, there’s also a nostalgic new entry into the hangar of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator: the UL Stride, from PaperCraft Aero Design.
There isn’t much to say about this microlight. It’s as basic as it gets: turn on, take off, fly it and land. It was the default aircraft in FSX, and the first training mission was actually flown in it. A basic device to learn the basics of flying, but a fun one if you’re not in a hurry.
PaperCraft Aero Design are newcomers to MSFS, but are definitely aiming for the nostalgia value here. Their UL Stride features some good textures and a functional ‘cockpit’ with complete startup procedures. There is also a promise for a future update to add Radios, GPS, and ski landing gear.
The UL Stride looks great from the few pictures that are available, certainly looking like an old memory but also more modern, sleeker and appearance and really asking to be taken on some adventures in the gorgeous world of MSFS.
In the end, the UL Stride should be a very good choice for low VFR flights, looking down into the scenery and going about your life in your cool ultralight trike. Now available at SimMarket for just around $10.