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News! - Next Aircraft from vFlyteAir - Comco-Ikarus C42 C

 

VFlyteAir have announced their next aircraft release as the Comco-Ikarus C42 C. Not sure what that is? Well it is the the bestselling ultra-
light aircraft in Germany and over 1450 aircraft have been built since 1996.

 

As with all vFlyteAir aircraft the simulation version aircraft are based on real machines in this case two C42Cs (D-MYSF and D-MNLN) based at Flugschule Magdeburg (flying school Magdeburg, at EDBM airport in Germany).

 

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This is a very basic aircraft as the Ikarus C42 is a single-engined high-wing monoplane with side-by-side seats for two in a 1.22 m (48 in) wide cabin. The C42 is manufactured with either an 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912 engine or a 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912s engine. The Rotax engine has a low fuel consumption and relatively low noise. The engine drives the propeller, which has ground-adjustable pitch, through a gearbox with a 2.273:1 reduction ratio.

 

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The aircraft uses very different materials on the exterior: Wings are made both of fabric and plastic material, and they are semi-transparent. All FMOD sounds are from the original host aircraft for realism.

 

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Release was noted as "Summer 2018", so expect it to be available before Spring! No price or feature list was announced.

 

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Images are courtesy of vFlyteAir

 

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News by Stephen Dutton

29th June 2018

Copyright©2018: X-Plane Reviews

 

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