Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Serious Cirrus!

Most land luggers expect to see what they know as cirrus high up in the sky. Pilots, on the other hand, don't just expect to cloud surf through high flying cirrus, but they could also expect to cloud surf cirrus in a Cirrus!

Happily, X-Plane 11 pilots can do precisely this in a brace of Garmin G1000 erquipped Cirrus aircraft, the excellent default XP11 Cirrus Vision SF50 bizjet, or through a choice of payware Cirrus SR22's.

Even better news is that a brand new shiny Cirrus SR22 has just arrived in the form of the Holdmybeer Cirrus SR22T-G6, and whatsmore, this is 100% freeware!

For those unfamiliar with the type, the SR22 is a high performance single engine fixed gear four or five seat GA tourer...
  • Empty weight: 2,269 lb (1,029 kg)
  • Gross weight: 3,600 lb (1,633 kg)
  • Useful load: 1,331 lb (605 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 92 US gallons (348 litres)
  • Engine: Continental IO-550-N Six cylinder 310 hp
  • Propellers: 3-bladed
  • Cruise speed: 183 kn
  • Stall speed: 60 kn flaps down
  • Range: 1,049 nmi (with reserves at 65% power)
  • Service ceiling: 17,500 ft
  • Rate of climb: 1,270 ft/min
I am sure that the specified cruise speed will have caught your eye, because this is a serious and capable go-places IFR tourer, and on that subject, the Holdmybeer SR22T-G6 has a turbo charged engine which makes it an even more potent aircraft in terms of hot'n'high performance.

Here is the impressive feature list...
  • Animated 3D-Model
  • EVS (Outside camera)
  • Load Manager
  • Moving Airport map
  • AviTab integration
  • ASXP integration
  • VATSIM / IVAO integration
  • Failures based on wear and tear
  • Birdstrike simulation
  • Custom Sounds
  • Custom Particle Effects
  • ADSB Map
  • VSD Vertical Situation Display
  • Aerodrome Information System
  • KeyPad to quickly enter/change the Flightplan
  • Quick-Select of ILS Frequencies
  • Quick-Select of ATC Frequencies
  • Pilot Health simulation
  • Digital Checklists in the G1000
  • Icing simulation
  • Paintkit
So, what's not to like?!

NB. I am positive that the download links have been busy, but even so the main upper link has not worked for me, so use the lower "mirror server" instead.

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