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News! - Released : Enhanced Flight Models by Xaero

 

Updates to X-Plane default aircraft are getting even more and more far apart. There might be the odd nip and touch here and there, but unbelievable is the fact that many of the current default aircraft don't even comply to the current "Experimental Flight Model" is showing up Laminar Research and their poor updating efforts lately...  the last was 11.50 Q3 last year.

 

Xaero have stepped in to the breach, by releasing "Enhanced Flight Model" packages to fill in the current gaps. To date there has been two package releases, in one for the Beechcraft B58, and another for the Beechcraft C90B King Air, both aircraft are free with the X-Plane Simulator.

 

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The Enhanced Flight Model (known as EFM), is a set of new flight dynamics for the stock B58 Baron/C90 King Air...

 

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For the B58 the enhancements include:

  • Cruise speeds accurate across all altitudes and power settings.
  • Accurate maximum speeds.
  • Accurate stall speeds, flap up or down.
  • Correct rates of climb.
  • Accurate take-off and landing distances.
  • Accurate feel and handling.
  • Accurate fuel consumption at all altitudes and power settings (if properly leaned!).

And areas corrected from the stock models are;

  • Aircraft cannot maintain level flight or climb at high weights on a single engine.
  • Lower than realistic rate of climb on both engines.
  • Take-off distance too long by approximately 30%.
  • Landing distance too short by approximately 30%.
  • Excessive fuel consumption in most cases.
  • Stall speed with flaps extended 9kts too high.
  • Slightly low L/D (aerodynamic efficiency) resulting in poor performance at low speed.
  • General instability, especially in the yaw axis.

 

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For the C90B King Air the enhancements include:

  • Utilizes the existing King Air C90 graphics and sounds included with X-plane 11 by Laminar Research.
  • Cruise speeds accurate across all altitudes and power settings.
  • Accurate stall speeds, flap up or down.
  • Correct rates of climb.
  • Correct glide ratio.
  • Accurate single-engine performance.
  • Accurate take-off and landing distances.
  • Accurate ‘feel’ and handling.
  • Accurate fuel consumption at all altitudes and power settings (respect the torque redline!).

And areas corrected from the stock models are;

  • Engines not ‘de-rated’ to produce full-torque to over 10,000ft.
  • Aircraft unable to achieve fast-cruise at high altitude due to insufficient engine torque.
  • Take-off distance too long.
  • Landing distance too short.
  • Climb rate on a single engine 30% too low.
  • Stall speed with flaps extended 12kts too high.
  • Too-high L/D (aerodynamic efficiency) resulting in excessive glide performance.
  • Aircraft too fast for given power settings (probably related to the previous point).

 

And both packages in X-plane flight dynamics have evolved and improved considerably since the initial release of the last version of X-Plane (XP11), and so including these updated packages means of adding greater depth and realism to the aircraft's simulation.

 
The complete B58 Baron EFM manual is available here: 
 
The complete C90B King Air EFM manual is available here:

 

Both the B58 and C90B Advanced Flight Model packages are now available from the X-Plane.OrgStore
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Yes!  Enhanced Flight Models by Xaero are available from the X-Plane.Org Store here :

 

Beechcraft B58 Enhanced Flight Model

Current Price is US$19.95 (Retail Price:$24.95)

 

Requirements

X-Plane 11
Linux, Mac, and Windows
4 GB  VRAM Minimum - 8GB+ VRAM Recommended
Current version : 1.0 (May 25th 2021)

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Beechcraft C90B King Air

Current Price is US$19.95 (Retail Price:$24.95)

 

Requirements

X-Plane 11
Linux, Mac, and Windows
4 GB  VRAM Minimum - 8GB+ VRAM Recommended
Current version : 1.0 (May 25th 2021)
 
Notes:
Compatibility with other mods:
All liveries and graphical enhancements for the stock B58/C90B should be fine.
However, any mod that modifies the aircraft file (.acf) or airfoils is not compatible with the EFM upgrade, sorry. 
Any mod that add plugins may adversely affect performance if the plugin interferes with the flight model at all.
The stock B58/C90B is still available to use after EFM installation, so many mods applied to that should be fully functional and unchanged.
 

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News by Stephen Dutton

1st June 2021

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