It has now become a habit for Aerosoft’s Mathijs Kok to share new development images of the Twin Otter every week. These help alleviate simmers anxiety about the project, and show how the team is moving forward with the product. On this week’s update, we get a particularly interesting set of images that show the Twin Otter’s cockpit better than ever in Flight Simulator!
Over the extensive previews that have been provided by Mathijs, we’ve had the chance to see much of the Otter’s exterior in great detail, in a variety of configurations. The interior and the cockpit have always been somewhat under curtains, with just a few sneak-peeks into some panel details.
This changes now, as we get the first nearly full view of what the cockpit looks like. These new images show the beige panel in great detail, including the iconic Otter’s Y-shaped yoke. We also take a good look into some secondary areas such as the doors’ coatings, circuit breaker panel, and some textures behind the seat. Everything looks rather nice, overall, although it seems clear that there are still some improvements that can be made on some of the textures.
Besides the pleasant interior images, we also got a new set of external shots depicting the Twin Otter with floats, under the Trans Maldivian Airways livery, a very fitting repaint for a seaplane from the world’s largest Twin Otter operator.
As you know, the Twin Otter is an extremely versatile STOL airplane, capable of going nearly anywhere. From the calm sees in the Maldives, to the high and dry environments in the Grand Canyon, this is an aircraft that has earned universal respect for its ruggedness.
Aerosoft has stated that their Otter is expected to land sometime later this year. As time goes by, this timeline may become clearer, but everything is pointing in the right direction. As usual, we’ll be sharing new development updates in the meantime, so stay tuned to see how well this amazing airplane is coming to life in MSFS!