Aircraft Preview: the Gee Bee R3 Special is almost ready to race in MSFS

Racing and aerobatic aircraft are still an uncommon sight in the latest version of Flight Simulator. We do have the default Pitts Special, but third-party developers haven’t released much in terms of light, fast and agile racing planes. Besides the Ryan ST-A Special, and some upcoming offerings from Terrainy Studios and Indiafoxtecho, there isn’t much to write home about.

One very interesting plane that we did got is the Vertigo, a crazy-fast, hugely fun machine that is just a performance monster. GotGravel, creator of the Vertigo, is now teaming up with a few other talented developers to bring us a new racing airplane: the Gee Bee R3 Special!

Expected to be released very soon, the Gee Bee R3 Special will include a few very interesting features. Besides the brutal performance figures, it will have smoke trails and support for the very popular GTN 750 avionics mod, but you can also easily switch to the GNS 430 if you wish.

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The Gee Bee R3 Special is coming to life thanks to the work of the above-named GotGravel, who is working on the flight model, and also to Jonx‘s modeling talent and textures/liveries from TwoSeventyInc. The images that have been shared by the creators are stunning, showing a visually impressive work both inside and out. The R3 never came out of the paper in real life, but it surely is looking great in MSFS!

The Gee Bee R3 is now ready to release, with the creators saying that it will be a “low-cost payware” and the first release on a big coming platform. It’s a mysterious statement but, hopefully, it won’t take long now for us to know more details. The goal, however, is to also release this aircraft on the Marketplace, and there’s full support for VR and the Xbox too.

While we wait to hear some final details about this release, make sure to check the gorgeous images that we already have. And remember, if you’re a fan of GotGravel’s work, he is also actively working on a new project in a partnership with Parallel 42 and Trent Palmer: the FreedomFox.