Microsoft Flight Simulator may be the longest-running game franchise at Microsoft. Today, we’re excited to announce that renowned sim company Carenado is releasing a remarkably detailed Carenado C170B add-on for used in Microsoft Flight Simulator .
Located in Santiago, Chile, Carenado (Spanish for fairing) was were only available in 2001 by two friends who have been inspired by Microsoft Flight Simulator , a casino game they began playing in the 1980s on Atari computers together. They will have now built a robust portfolio greater than 100 stunningly-recreated aircraft – the legendary C170B may be the latest in the lineup.
Carenado wished to develop a sim version of the C170B to thrive in the beautiful world that Microsoft and its partners have built in the latest iteration of Microsoft Flight Simulator. The C170B, known in aviation circles as “The Skyhawk’s Daddy affectionately,” is a renowned “low and slow” flightseeing airplane, and Carenado felt it would be a perfect means for exploring the virtual world of Microsoft Flight Simulator .
The four-seat, single-engine taildragger, introduced in 1952, originated from previous versions of the 170 family, like the 170A and the military variant, the L-19/O-1 Bird Dog. It had been the predecessor to the 172 Skyhawk, its nickname hence. The aircraft became known because of its wide utility quickly, serving the requirements of private pilots, commuters, cargo haulers, flight schools, and bush pilots who’ve taken the aircraft on some truly remarkable adventures in a few of the planet’s wildest lands.
The 170B features all-metal construction, a higher main wingspan of 36 feet, and slotted flaps that deflect around 40 degrees. It really is powered by way of a six-cylinder Continental C145-2 engine that delivers around 145 horsepower and turns a two-blade propeller. The 170B cruises at 120 miles each hour, includes a top speed of 143 mph, and a stall speed of 52 mph. Its ceiling is 15,500 feet above sea climbs and level at 690 feet each and every minute. Impressively, it requires only 200 feet of roll to find yourself in the new air, generally in most situations, and contains a variety of 750 miles.
Carenado offers two forms of the 170B, a normal and a tundra model. The tundra model features large tundra tires and will remove and land on beaches, river sand bars, deep in mountain valleys – suitable anywhere, no airport required! The business uses physically based rendering (PBR) for maximum realism, and out inside, realistic flight dynamics (tested by a true number of pilots familiar with the C170B), and high-fidelity stereo acoustics recorded from the airplane itself, including sounds of switches, the engine, buttons, the rush of air when opening a window even.
It comes with six liveries, a portable Garmin Aera GPS color moving map unit, King KX-165 NAV/COMM radio with glideslope, and a King KT-76A Transponder. Simmers can experience Carenado’s C170B from the cold, dark, ready to taxi, or ready for takeoff. It includes a tablet interface for controlling static elements even, pilots, fairings, and doors.
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