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NEWS! - vFlyteAir updates Piper Arrow III, Piper Twin Comanche and Cessna 150 Commuter to X-Plane 12


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Quality General Aviation aircraft for Simulators are important. Any learner pilot needs access to a quality model, they need perfect performance and exact handling to get the feel of the aircraft in the process of training to fly that aircraft. 


Thankfully X-Plane is known for it's supreme flight dynamics, so add in a quality and well developed aircraft, one that delivers the best Simulation you can have, and you create the perfect ultimate training tool.


These important aspects are behind vFlyteAir Simulation's philosophy. All their aircraft have been designed around a real donor machine, so the results are perfect imitations of the real aircraft. vFlyteAir not only reproduce the aircraft, but perfect their performance and flying dynamics for Simulator flying and training.

Here now vFlyteAir have updated three of their aircraft to X-Plane12, these are the Piper Arrow III (in both G5 and E1000 configurations), the Piper Twin Comanche and the Cessna 150 Commuter.


All three aircraft are "Upgrades" to X-Plane 12, but current X-Plane 11 owners can upgrade to the X-Plane 12 version for 40% off the current price.


Piper Arrow III

Based on the PA-28 Cherokee, the Arrow III is a four-seater, retractable landing gear aircraft, powered by a Lycoming IO-360-C1C6 engine of 200 hp (149 kW). It was first certified on 2 November 1976. X-PlaneReviews did a full comprehensive review here of the vFlyteAir X-Plane 11 version; Aircraft Review : Piper PA28R Arrow III G5 - E1000 by vFlyteAir


Here the aircraft comes in three configurations, the Garmin G5, Aspen EFDE1000 and the old style Analog gauges. RealityXP® Plugin Support is also available - Both Arrow III versions have integrated, automatic in-panel support for up to six different RXP plugin configurations, including RXP g430, RXP GTN650 and RXP GTN750 options.





Piper Twin Comanche

The Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche was designed as a twin-engined variant of the Piper PA-24 Comanche. A complex light twin, with retractable landing gear, seating 4 (in original models) to 6 (in later models), and cruise speeds ranging from 160-210 mph on twin 150-160 horsepower engines, it competed with the more-powerful Cessna 310 and Beech Baron, and later with Piper's other light twins.


X-PlaneReview of the vFlyteAir Twin-Comanche is now a bit dated (2017), but worth a look; Aircraft Review - Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche by vFlyteAir


Notable is the X-Plane 12 version of the Twin Comanche has been rebuilt from the ground up. Comes in two versions, Glass Cockpit (Garmin G5 PFD/HSI) and standard Steam Gauge analog version. There is also built-in support for RealityXP® GTN750, GTN650 and GNS530 plugins.


Features Include;

  • Rebuilt from the ground up for X-Plane 12!
  • New instrument panel features vFlyteAir custom Garmin G5 PFD/HSI combination – no 3rd party purchases required
  • Built-in support for RealityXP® GTN750, GTN650 and GNS530 plugins (must be purchased separately from RealityXP®)
  • “Steam Gauges” panel version included if you prefer to fly using analog instruments
  • Magneto switches and starter switches are now located on the lower left of the instrument panel
  • Flight model optimized for X-Plane 12
  • Fuel tanks and fuel tank selectors work like the real Twin Comanche. For convenience, the fuel tank selectors can be operated from the Options Menu
  • Functional, realistic emergency gear deployment
  • FMOD 2.02 sounds for X-Plane 12 compatibility with Doppler effects and spatial effects
  • New popup menu with Options, Load Manager and Checklists
  • Highly detailed 3D model with realistic animations
  • Shake/vibration effects based on engine speed, stalls, and touch-down events. Can be turned off in Options Menu
  • Selectable male or female pilot (selectable in Options Menu)
  • Gauge glass and window glass can be hidden (see Options Menu) for better clarity
  • VR compatible
  • Pilot headset provides sound attenuation
  • Built-in support for AviTab plugin (available separately)
  • Full interior and exterior PBR textures
  • XP12 rain and ice effects
  • XP12 exterior lights
  • Automatically updated using the Skunkcrafts Updater plugin (separate download)





Cessna 150 Commuter

The Cessna 150 is the fifth most produced aircraft ever, with 23,839 produced. The Cessna 150 was offered for sale in named configurations that included the Standard basic model, the Trainer with dual controls, and the deluxe Commuter, along with special options for these known as Patroller options. American-made 150s were all produced with the Continental O-200-A engine of 100 horsepower (75 kW). A trainers... trainer aircraft, the Cessna 150 is the perfect start to any aviation career.


X-PlaneReviews did a full comprehensive review here of the vFlyteAir X-Plane 11 version; Aircraft Review : Cessna 150 Commuter by vFlyteAir


Fully rebuilt from the ground up for X-Plane 12, the Cessna 150 Commuter comes with four different instrument panel options...  Trainer, Commuter, Commuter W/ADF and Commuter W/GPS.



  • Original, authentic Cessna 150 sounds professionally recorded and engineered by Mike Maarse, SimAcoustics
  • Four different panel options - the Basic Trainer panel is perfect for students or those who simply want to fly with basic navigation. The Commuter panel has three different selectable configurations depending on your needs
  • Click on the pilot's headset (hanging from the window sill) to reduce exterior noise by approximately 12 dB
  • Airspeed indicator can be changed from MPH-over-KTS to KTS-over-MPH
  • Altimeter can be changed from in hg to hPa
  • Optional Custom Engine Start feature - when ON, the Custom Engine Start logic requires the pilot to follow engine start procedures per the POH including throttle lever setting, mixture setting and priming
  • Keep your Twin Comanche up to date with the SkunkCrafts Updater (separate download)
  • Integrated support for the AviTab plugin
  • Checklists provided for the XChecklist plugin (available here)
  • Super hi-res textures
  • PBR effects
  • 14 different liveries including a blank white
  • Paint kit available
  • "Save States" preferences - more than 50 different settings, options and preferences are saved each time you fly. Your settings are restored the next time you fly.
  • Dynamic, animated rain effects






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Design by vFlyteAir

Support forum for the PA 30 Twin Comanche


Images are courtesy vFlyteAir Simulations


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Yes! all thevFlyteAir Simulation aircraft in, Arrow III, Twin-Comanche and Cessna 150 Commuter are now Available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :

Piper PA28R Arrow III G5 - E1000 XP12

Price Is: US$33.95

XP11 version (Arrow III XP11) owners can get the XP12 version for 40% off...  US$20.07



X-Plane 12  (not for XP11)
Windows, MAC, or Linux

4 GB VRAM Minimum - 8 GB+ VRAM recommended
Download size: 468 MB

Version 12 (June 15 2023)



Piper Twin Comanche PA30 XP12

Price Is: US$34.95

XP11 version (Twin Comanche XP11) owners can get the XP12 version for 40% off...  US$20.97



X-Plane 12 (not for XP11)
Windows, Mac or Linux
4 GB VRAM Minimum. 8 GB+ VRAM Recommended
Download Size: 515 MB
Current version : 12  (June 15th 2023)

Price Is On sale: US$29.95

XP11 version (Cessna 150 Commuter XP11) owners can get the XP12 version for 40% off...  US$17.97



X-Plane 12 (not for XP11)

Windows, Mac or Linux
4 GB VRAM Minimum. 8 GB+ VRAM Recommended

Download Size: 863 MB
Version 12 (June 15th 2023)



News by Stephen Dutton

16th June 2023

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