DC Designs is close to releasing its next aircraft for Flight Simulator. After the F-15 Eagle, the developer is putting the final rivets into the PT-17 Stearman, the popular biplane that was first introduced in the 1930s.
As usual from the developer, DC Designs continues to be very communicative, and after some steady development updates we have now confirmation that the Stearman is coming in June, a little delayed after an early estimate for a May release. Still, it’s just around the corner!
The Stearman is being developed to take advantage of Flight Simulator’s native code, fully compliant with the sim’s new technologies. It will feature custom high-definition sounds that have been recorded from a real-world airplane.
The 3D cockpit will have full support for VR, and has been accurately modeled and textured. Both front and rear seats are operational, which should make for a different experience than what we’re used too with most airplanes.
DC Designs is including six different liveries with their Stearman, three classic military and three more modern, civilian options. A repaint kit will also be included, so that anyone can liberate their artistic vein and create new liveries for the aircraft.
Everything seems to be coming together for the release, which should happen over the next few weeks. Expect a release through Just Flight, as usual, but the Stearman will also be coming to other stores and even the Marketplace. Pricing has also been set already, at around $14.99. Cheap and cheerful!
A new biplane in MSFS is always a good reason to be excited, so stay tuned for more updates about the release.