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NEWS! - Aircraft Update : Robinson R44 Raven II v3.0 to X-Plane 12 by vSkyLabs

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NEWS! - Aircraft Update : Robinson R44 Raven II v3.0 to X-Plane 12 by vSkyLabs


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It has been the world’s best-selling GA helicopter for more than two decades with the Robinson R44 Raven II. The R44’s four-seater aerodynamic fuselage optimizes airspeed and fuel economy. It is powered by Lycoming IO-540 fuel injected engine and it cruises at 110 knots and can fly 300 nautical miles and up to 14,000 feet. And now the R44 by vSkyLabs is available for X-Plane 12. Note, this latest v3.0 version is for X-Plane 12, but the original R44 XP11 version is still available.


Flight model - complete update to latest X-Plane 12:
  • Improved rotor blades simulation.
  • Improved throttle governor.
  • Improved engine power gradient to fall in line with MP limitations more accurately.
  • Landing skids physics tuneups.
  • Autorotation regime tune-ups.
  • Implemented physics-based blade-slap sounds.
  • FMOD pack converted to v2.0x
  • All-around PBR new setup to match the latest X-Plane 12 rendering engine.
  • New/additional default liveries.


  • Optimized for the latest X-Plane 12 Flight Model
  • Robust and Highly Defined flight dynamics model of the Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter, built around the powerful, native X-Plane  'Experimental Flight Model' environment
  • Highly detailed model of the Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter
  • Autorotation capable
  • Comprehensive systems which were designed to follow the real R44 Raven II POH, as authentically as possible within X-Plane 11 flight simulator limitations
  • Fully functional VR (Virtual Reality) Ready: highly interactive cockpit environment including levers, switches, guards, 3D checklist viewer, modular cyclic and more
  • Equipped with Robinson's classic 7 holes analog panel
  • R44 Auxiliary fuel system.
  • Removable doors
  • Fully featured GNS530
  • Built-in Avitab Compatibility (Avitab plugin not included)
  • Multi-Layer FMOD 2.0  sound pack
  • The project is under constant development: development road-map is including flight model refinements, enhanced systems depth, additional liveries and other improvements
  • Skunkcraft Updater is included: project updates are fast and efficient!





This being a vSkyLabs aircraft, Then the vSkylab philosophy is that you are purchasing an ongoing project, so any aircraft you purchase is not fully completed or is usually not 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. So this aircraft is noted as an "Early Access" project.


Images are courtesy of vSkyLabs (X-Plane 12 version)

Design by VSKYLABS
Support forum for the Robinson R44 by VSKYLABS



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The Robinson R44 Raven II v3.0 by VSkyLabs Flying Lab Project is NOW available! from the X-Plane.Org Store here :


Robinson R44 Raven II

Your Price: US$32.95

On sale: $32.95 $21.41



X-Plane 12 or X-Plane 11
Note: latest version is for X-Plane 12 . XP11 version still available
Windows, Mac or Linux
8 GB+ VRAM Recommended
Current version: 3.0 (January 5th 2024)



News by Stephen Dutton'

6th January 2024

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