Carenado has shared a new batch of stunning preview images of its upcoming PC-12 for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The very popular business turboprop is now nearly finished and should be out for MSFS in the first half of August!
The PC-12 is one of the most exciting Carenado airplanes yet for MSFS, not only because it’s a fantastic aircraft in its own right, but also because Carenado has proven in the past to be able to make a great PC-12 for flight simulation.
We’ve seen a good variety of images of the PC-12 since its announcement back in April, so there isn’t much new with the latest shots shared by Carenado on its social media. Except, however, for a preview of the GTN 750 implementation that will be supported right from the start, and the new Avidyne EX600 with functional weather radar!
The PMS50 GTN 750 and the TDS GTNXi are two of the most popular third-party avionics solutions for MSFS, so it’s great to know that Carenado is continuing to support these options. As usual, simmers will be able to choose their preferred implementation through the included options tablet.
As usual, these images feature Carenado’s typical attention to detail, with superb modeling and texturing that remains at the very top of the best airplane models currently available for MSFS. Note the very atmospheric night lighting that should make flights after dusk a particularly moody experience!
Carenado revealed that they are counting on a release in just a few days, possibly a couple of weeks. Since their airplanes are always released exclusively in the Marketplace, there are a few factors the team has no control over. However, the PC-12 seems very much finished and it should be out with you very soon!
Interestingly, Carenado’s PC-12 won’t be alone in disputing the award for best “Pilatus PC-12” simulation for Microsoft Flight Simulator. SimWorks Studios is also working on this very same aircraft, and it’s counting on the manufacturer’s collaboration.
So, will you wait for SWS’s version, or will Carenado’s awesome good looks draw your attention first? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!