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NEWS! - Gyroplane Released : NISUS Gyroplane by vSkyLabs


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A what?     well a “Gyroplane” is what the Federal Aviation Administration calls a rotorcraft with an unpowered rotor, it can also be known as an "Autogyro", it's more commonly known name. The NISUS is a modern interpretation of the original gyrocopter idea (think of "Little Nellie" of James Bond fame), but this Slovakian aircraft has a full proper tail (rudders and elevator) at the rear.


So here is the NISUS aircraft for X-Plane 12, and the VSKYLABS NISUS Gyroplane core development-focus is in simulating the NISUS Gyroplane unique performance and flight handling characteristics. The simulated model demonstrates the real-world behavior of the NISUS Gyroplane with high precision. Flight dynamics simulation-to-real-world related differences also fall within very close margins.


The released version here is  the 'Comfort' variant, which is powered by the Rotax 915 iS (141 hp) engine. There is also the "Sport" and "Platinum" variants that may follow later.
Project Highlights:
  • VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot' Project.
  • Superb Flight dynamics: The VSKYLABS NISUS Gyroplane simulation is a highly engineered, robust Auto-gyro simulation model which makes use of X-Plane 12 sophisticated flight dynamics and physics simulation, extracting it to its limits.
  • Simulated systems: The VSKYLABS NISUS Gyroplane features X-Plane 12 latest native features, systems and physics. This assures a 'high airworthiness' in X-Plane, throughout its update process. Some systems may be restricted to X-Plane default systems algorithms.
  • General cockpit configuration: Equipped with a simplified NESIS III digital avionics package with a simplified emulation of the NESIS III engine-monitoring screen. Built-in AviTab compatibility is included, and the main NESIS display can be used for displaying the AviTab, in a toggle mechanism.
  • 3-d HUD:  The optional 3-d HUD is optimized for VR (and 2-d mode as well), providing useful flight-data and accurate velocity-vector references. This allows beginner pilots a safe familiarization with the NISUS Gyroplane nose attitude during all phases of flight, and the expert pilots to focus on 'pushing the envelope' especially in STOL operations in X-Plane 12.
  • 3D Pilot and passenger visualization for increased VR and 2-d  immersion (this feature is optional and can be toggled on/off).
  • Perfect fit for beginner and expert pilots: The NISUS Gyroplane is a very stable, predictable and docile aircraft, a perfect fit for any beginner gyroplane pilot. Being flown by expert pilots, it can turn into a highly maneuverable, STOL capable aircraft.
  • Multi-layer FMOD sound package.
  • Autoupdater based on the SkunkCrafts autoupdater (XP12 only) - 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).









This project is part of the VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot' series, designed specifically for use with X-Plane cutting edge Experimental Flight Model.


The development of the VSKYLABS Gyroplane NISUS simulation model for X-Plane was approved by JOKERTRIKE s r.o. However, it is an independent VSKYLABS development effort which is not affiliated with JOKERTRIKE s r.o.

Images are courtesy of vSkyLabs...  this Autoplane is also an X-Plane 12 aircraft only.


NISUS Gyroplane by vSkyLabs is now available from the X-Plane.OrgStore!



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Yes! NISUS Gyroplane XP12 by vSkyLabs is NOW available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :

NISUS Gyroplane XP12

Price is US$29.00



X-Plane 12 (not for XP11)
Windows, Mac and Linux
8 GB+ VRAM Recommended
Current version: 1.0 (April 27th 2024)



News by Stephen Dutton

29th April 2024

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