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NEWS! - Aircraft Updated : Aeros-2 Ultralight Trike v3 by vSkyLabs


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vSkyLabs have updated their excellent Aeros-2 Ultralight Trike to v3. Although given an update to work in X-Plane 12 back in September 2020. This is in reality the extensive update for the Aeros-2 to the new X-Plane 12 configuration.


The Aeros-2 is a Ukrainian ultralight trike, designed and produced by Aeros of Kyiv. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly aircraft or as kit for amateur construction. In the United States the design is marketed as the Venture and Velocity.


Developed from the earlier Aeros-1, the Aeros-2 features a cable-braced hang glider-style high-wing, weight-shift controls, a two-seats-in-tandem open cockpit, tricycle landing gear and a single engine in pusher configuration.

The aircraft is made from square tubing, with its wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its 10 m (32.8 ft) span wing is supported by a single tube-type kingpost and uses an "A" frame control bar. The occupants are housed in streamlined fibreglass cockpit fairing. Engines available include the twin cylinder, two-stroke, liquid-cooled 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582 and the four cylinder four-stroke 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL and 100 hp (75 kW) 912ULS.


Version 3.0 (May 22nd 2024) Includes:
Flight dynamics - Major update release:
  • Complete redesign of the wing-tilt/weight shifting system to fall in line with the latest X-Plane 12 aerodynamics and physics capabilities.
  • 'wind-force' on the control bar is being simulated more accurately.
  • Rotax 503 simulation tuneups.
  • Landing gears and ground operations tuneups.
  • Wing trim is now set to virtually pull/push the control-bar (keep in mind that trim direction is opposite, as the wing tilts down when pressing the trim-down assignment, resulting in reduction of AOA, and vice versa).
  • Fine tuning for engine parameters following the latest X-Plane 12 engine simulation physics.
  • New dual-system altimeter.
  • Fuel tank gauge re-wired, re-calibrated.
  • New multi-layer Rotax 503 sounds.
  • New open-cockpit wind buffet and wind flow sounds.
  • Various all-around enhancements.
  • Improved Key switch command for VR and 2-d manipulators.
  • Improved 'headless' pilot interaction; head is hidden when the virtual camera is within close proximity to the pilot's head position.
  • PBR normals tuneup to fall in line with latest X-Plane 12 rendering updates.
  • Prop-disc animation tuneups.




  • VSKYLABS development for X-Plane approved by 'Aeros Ltd' company (however, it is an independent VSKYLABS project, not affiliated and/or endorsed with/by 'Aeros Ltd.')
  • High end simulation of the Aeros-2 Ultralight Trike, powered by a Rotax 503 50 hp engine.
  • Designed with the focus on control and handling characteristics, excellent for basic and advanced hang glider trike training / conversion from fixed wing aircraft.
  • Real-Physics, incorporating weight shifting and wing simulation of a hang-glider trike.
  • Additional passenger which can be removed, to simulate light vs heavy trike operations.
  • Rescue system (Ballistic Magnum 450 system).
  • Unique trike flying aspects are being simulated: stalls, slips, spins and tumbling.


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


Images are courtesy of vSkyLabs...  the Aeros-2 is available for both X-Plane 12 and X-Plane 11, however the XP11 version does not have the effects and features that is available in X-Plane 12.



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Yes! Aeros-2 Ultralight v3.0 by vSkyLabs is NOW available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :

Aeros-2 Ultralight v3.0 

Price is US$24.00

On sale: US$24.00 US$16.80 you Save:US$7.20(30%)



X-Plane 12 or X-Plane 11
Windows, Mac or Linux
8GB+ VRAM Recommended
Current version: 3.0 (May 22 2024)



News by Stephen Dutton

23rd May 2024

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