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NEWS - Aircraft Update : Scheibe SF-25C Falke Project XP12 - v5.0 VskyLabs

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NEWS - Aircraft Update : Scheibe SF-25C Falke Project XP12 - v5.0 VskyLabs


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VSky Labs have released two consecutive releases for their Scheibe SF-25C Falke glider. v4.3, then a day later v5.0, a bit odd, but we will go with it.


The Scheibe SF-25C Falke is a German touring motor-glider which flew for the first time in 1963. The two-place powered sailplane is featuring a low wing configuration, an 80 hp engine (Limbach 2000 L) and side by side seating. High performance in its operation range, easy handling, robust construction, reliability of both airframe and engine are the main features of the SF-25C Falke.


The VSKYLABS Scheibe SF-25 Project development for X-Plane was approved by Scheibe Aircraft GMBH (although it is an independent VSKYLABS project which is not endorsed and/or affiliated with/by Scheibe Aircraft GMBH). The project is featuring the SF-25 C variant (Falke 2000), which is equipped with a 80 hp engine, driving a two-blade wooden fixed pitch propeller (alternator and electric starter are included).


The vSkylab philosophy is that you are purchasing an ongoing project, so any aircraft you purchase is not fully completed or is completed to 100%, that is the deal you sign up for to get access to the aircraft and all the development is free and ongoing throughout the X-Plane 12 version. These projects are under constant development: the development road-map is including flight model refinements, enhanced systems depth, additional liveries and other improvements.



  • VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot' Project: designed for use with X-Plane cutting edge Experimental flight model environment, featuring superb flight dynamics with authentic performance and flight handling characteristics.
  • Superb Flight dynamics: A highly defined SF-25C flight performance and handling qualities.
  • Built for VR: development was tailored specifically for VR, and optimized for 2D usage.
  • Perfect fit for beginner and expert pilots:  The VSL SF-25C Falke features a standard, basic analog cockpit suitable for easy readings and orientation. With its superb handling qualities and docile behavior, it will serve as a safe training platform for powered flight, as well as for gliding. It is a motor-glider,  so it's perfect for thermal-hunting and cross-country flights as well.
  • Wonderful FMOD sound package that includes authentic Limbach 2000 engine recordings and an interactive set of dynamic sound layers that will "wrap" your flight perfectly, setting a whole new level of flying experience!
  • Built-in Avitab Plugin Compatibility (AviTab plugin is not included).
  • Detailed manual included.
  • STMA Autoupdater plugin is included - all updates are being pushed smoothly without the need to re-download the entire base package (base package will be updated every once in a while to minimize the gap).
  • Highly responsive VSKYLABS support forums: VSKYLABS is offering continuous professional support from aircraft related aspects (operating and flying) to X-Plane technical support. 


I have put the two updates together;

XP12 - v5.0 (18th January 2023):
Cockpit re-engineering - correction of full-scale measurements.
Cockpit floor level reduced by 15 cm.
Struss structure modifications.
Rudder pedals re-scaling.
Older 'fork' control sticks were replaced with the newer two spearate sticks modification.
XP12 - v4.3 (17th January 2023):
PBR Tuneups for interior and exterir elements to fall in line with the latest X-Plane 12 lighting engine
New default livery, new additional livery.
Paint kit modifications.
Notable there was two earlier updates for X-Plane12, so this an X-Plane 12 compatible aircraft.
Version 4.1 (November 23rd 2022)
  • Added the Skunkcraft Updater
Version XP12  (September 5th 2022)
  • Added link for the X-Plane 12 version






There was a brief overview of the Scheibe SF-25C Falke, back in 2018.


This aircraft is also available for X-Plane 11 (obviously with out the dynamics and effects of X-Plane 12)


Images are courtesy of vSkyLabs...


The VSKYLABS Scheibe SF-25C Falke Project by vSkyLabs is now available from the X-Plane.OrgStore



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Yes! - the Scheibe SF-25C Falke Project v5.0 by vSkyLabs is NOW available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :


VSKYLABS Scheibe SF-25C Falke Project

Price is US$25.00



X-Plane 12 or X-Plane 11
Windows, Mac and Linux
4 GB VRAM Minimum. 8 GB+ VRAM Recommended
Current version: 5.0 (January 18th 2023)



News by Stephen Dutton

19th January 2023

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