Flysimware has finally released today its re-creation of the Cessna 414 Chancellor, a light, twin-engined, pressurized light aircraft, now coming to MSFS in a highly realistic simulation that should please the most demanding simmers.
The 414 Chancellor has been in development for some time, after it became the focus of the developer following the release of the Grumman Widgeon. After months of waiting, with some exciting previews that set the bar high for this airplane, Flysimware has finally launched the 414 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Let’s start with a word of warning. While this definitely looks like a very promising airplane, with great visuals, sounds, and systems’ depth, you’re effectively buying a product that is still in beta. There will be issues and things to fix which, mind you, is something Flysimware has historically dealt with great care. There’s no reason to expect otherwise this time, but you need to be comfortable with the idea of being a beta-tester paying customer.
With that out of the way, the $39.99 you’ll pay for the 414 Chancellor (a quick change of mind from the developer, as it was listed to be released at $49.99 just a few days ago), will give you a remarkably detailed aircraft that ticks many boxes.
Flysimware’s Cessna 414AW Chancellor for Microsoft Flight simulator features many great characteristics. First, it’s a re-creation of a real aircraft with a RAM IV conversion kit, which provides a nice performance boost to an already powerful airplane. Secondly, Flysimware has aimed to render the aircraft with realism in mind: a high-quality 3D model covered with authentic textures that makes use of “every feature the new sim offers”. The goal is clear: to give MSFS simmers a realistic simulation of a twin-engined airplane.
Flysimware will soon get some tough competition in the market, now that Milviz appears to also be about to release its own twin-engined Cessna, the 310. But Flysimware doesn’t appear to be backing down in face of such a juggernaut. In fact, with a fully interactive cockpit, highly accurate and customizable instruments, and realistic flight dynamics, the 414 will surely give the 310 a run for its money.
For the development of the 414AW Chancellor, Flysimware had close access to a real airplane, owned by the team’s test pilot, which has enabled the creation of a highly authentic model, made with the help of hundreds of images and measurements, with plenty of attention to detail. Besides, this close access to a real airplane allowed the recording of realistic sounds from the whole envelope. All in all, we’re expecting a very nice product, but we’ll have to wait for the first reviews to find out if expectations will be met… and how many things will need to be fixed during these initial weeks of beta testing.
Just a final word for the avionics options, of which there are plenty. From the stock GNS 530 to support for the PMS50 GTN750 and the recently released TDS GTN750NXi, there’s no lack of choices in this department, which is always great to see.
If this all sounds interesting to you (and it should!), then go get your copy of the Flysimware 414AW Chancellor, now available directly from the developer’s website, priced at $39.99.
- Real World operational
- Over 100 dynamic light effects
- Realistic flight dynamics
- 4K full PBR textures (Created by 3DReach)
- Interactive environment sounds
- Over 70 recorded sounds from the actual aircraft
- All sounds produced using the game industry standard Wwise software
- (PANEL 1 )Garmin GTX327 / GMA 340 / GNS 530 / ADF C1046A / DME C1077B / COM 2 C1038A / NAV 2 RN-1079A
- (PANEL 2) 605 Autopilot / RT859 Transponder / GTN 750Xi (Requires you own TDS GTN750Xi for MSFS)
- (PANEL 3) 605 Autopilot / RT859 Transponder / GTN 750 (Requires you own PMS50 GTN750 for MSFS)
- Includes a Cessna RN-1079A NAV 2 RNAV radio (RNAV not simulated)
- Includes a Davtron M811B clock
- Includes a fuel computer CFS 2000A
- Includes a High quality pilot and copilot
- Windshield rain effects
- Exterior icing effects
- Parking mode includes Chocks, Tie Downs, Engine Plugs, Static wick covers and pitot tube covers
- Includes Ground Power Unit
- Adjusting payload loads and unloads luggage and extra seating
- Engine cooling sound effects (Window position changes volume of engine sounds)
- Full exterior walk around checklist with custom camera views
- Custom coded checklist with interactive copilot