SimCoders Reality Expansion Pack, Carenado Pilatus PC-12

SimCoders has released Reality Expansion Pack (REP) integration for the Carenado Pilatus PC-12 – X-Plane 11. For those unfamiliar with REP technology, the software is available for select third party aircraft and replaces certain internal components with enhanced custom features including the new economy system. In simplistic terms, REP greatly enhances the overall realism of aircraft operations.

Moreover and perhaps most important, according to the official release announcement, “this is the first turboprop that gets the REP treatment.”

Please see below for a product features list.

Ultra Realistic Flight & Ground Dynamics
* Realistic stall speeds & behavior
* Realistic climb speeds
* Realistic cruise speeds
* Realistic Weight & Balance
* Realistic taxi behavior

Complex Damages System
* Triggered by the pilot actions
* Based on real world data
* Target every system in the aircraft
* Meant to teach you how to correctly manage an airplane

Economic System
* Can be enabled/disabled on the fly
* Earn virtual money when you fly
* Use virtual money to buy fuel and do maintenance/repairs
* Realistic fuel prices around the World
* Fully compatible with FSEconomy.
* More info at https://www.simcoders.com/reality-expansion-pack/economy

Weight & Balance Tool
* Load the airplane and check the C.G. and weight limits at takeoff and landing
* The airplane behavior changes when the C.G. moves

Popup Kneeboard
* Complete normal operations checklist
* Complete emergency operations checklist
* Complete reference tables (speed, fuel consumption etc.)

Simulation state saving
* Every single switch and lever position is restored when you reload the aircraft
* The battery may discharge if you leave it on and then close X-Plane
* When X-Plane is launched, the engine and oil temperature are restored basing on the time passed

Maintenance Hangar
* Engine maintenance tab
* Electrical systems maintenance tab
* Landing gear, brakes & tires tab

Interactive Walkaround
* Cockpit checks
* Lights checks
* Aileron, rudder, elevator and flaps check
* Tire check and choks removal
* Pitot tube check
* Engine cowl check

Interactive towing
* Push, pull and steer using the joystick
* Towbar simulation

Realistic PT-6 Engine Logic
* Secondary fuel flow behavior
* Realistic lag
* Custom ITT evolution
* Custom throttle dynamics (on ground idle, the first 30% of throttle directly controls the propeller pitch and does not increase NG at all)
* Custom propeller governor recreating all supported prop modes, electric auto-feather included
* Custom hot-start behavior (and damages)
* Correct fuel [consumption] * Realistic startup procedure
* Automatic startup procedure available to help newbies
* Realistic engine temperatures
* The engine parts are damaged if not managed correctly

Stunning sounds
* Fuselage wind sound
* Landing gear wind
* [Independent] touch down sounds

Realistic Landing Gear
* The landing gear is damaged by hard landings and overspeed operations
* The brakes and tires are damaged if not managed correctly

Electrical & Avionics System
* Realistic Battery
* The avionics are damaged if on when the engine starts/shuts down

Native Virtual Reality Support
* Complete support of new X-Plane SDK 3.0
* Menu visible in VR
* Windows visible in VR

Learn with the in-flight tips
* A non invasive tip with a suggestion about the conduct of the flight  is shown when you are not flying the airplane properly
* A non invasive tip with a suggestion on how to recover the problem is shown when you damage the airplane

Custom simulation of Hypoxia
* Tunnel vision
* Hard breathing

Developed with love
* Coded by real pilots
* Very easy on FPS
* Written in C++ with no compromises

If you’d like to read the complete release announcement, see the source post via the SimCoders blog.

Alternatively, for more information or to purchase, visit the product sales page via the x-plane.org store. As of the time of this writing, the software is priced at $19.99 USD. Keep in mind, the Carenado Pilatus PC-12 is absolutely required.

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