VSkyLabs Tecnam P2006T, V6.0 Now Available

VSkyLabs has released a major product update for the Tecnam P2006T – X-Plane 11. Specifically, the update brings the software up to Version 6.0 and features better systems architecture, updated flight dynamics, implementation of the STMA AutoUpdate plugin, and much more. Keep in mind, this update is applicable to both the analogue and G1000 variant.

Please see below for a complete update changelog according to the developer.

Project internal architecture:

  • Analog and G1000 variants are sharing the same resources (single folder, two airplanes).

Flight Dynamics:

  • Exhaust emission position fixed for both engines.
  • Engine cooling and radiator remodeled.
  • Engine operational limits (CHT, Oil temp) tuned.
  • All airfoils updated to the latest X-Plane 11.30+ versions.
  • Ground handling tuned.
  • Drag characteristics tuned.
  • Trim settings and speed tuned.
  • Aircraft handling characteristics tuned to allow better high AOA handling with/without flaps.
  • Flight performance, handling characteristics and flight envelope deep overhaul:
    • Stall speeds (0-60 bank degrees/flaps 0/TO/full).
    • Vmca (critical engine).
    • Takeoff performance – ground roll (low/gross weight SL and high elevated runways SL-5000 feet AGL).
    • Takeoff rate of climb at Vy (gears up/flaps takeoff).
    • Takeoff rate of climb at Vx (gears up/flaps takeoff).
    • Enroute rate of climb at Vy (gears up/flaps up).
    • Enroute rate of climb at Vx (gears up/flaps up).
    • Single-engine rate of climb at Vyse (prop feathered).
    • Single-engine rate of climb at Vxse (prop feathered).
    • Cruise performance (SL/3000ft/6000ft/9000ft/12000ft).
    • Landing performance (ground roll (low/gross weight SL and high elevated runways SL-5000 feet AGL).
    • Balked landing climb gradient.
    • Fuel consumption – all flight levels, all power settings (various MP and prop RPM based on Tecnam official data which is existing in the Tecnam P2006T aircraft POH).

Systems:

  • Autopilot Master switch algorithm redesigned.
    • AP Master switch is now the actual master switch for the autopilot system, and it is on top of the autopilot panel switches.
  • Electrical system redesign:
    • Avionics bus refinements.
    • Left+Right buses systems separation.
    • Functional buses cross-tie algorithm added.
    • Alternators/Generators Amperage limits tuned.
  • Lighting system:
    • Cockpit lighted switches added (white for the Analog variant, Black for the G1000 variant).
    • RH instruments light switch is now functional is it should be, electrical powered, and will switch the light ON/OFF.
  • Pre-flight switches state was added and set:
    • Fuel tanks selectors in ‘cold-and-dark’ and in ‘engines-running modes’.
    • LH/RH Ignition switches.
    • Autopilot default state (OFF).
    • External lighting.
  • AviTab is now not visible by default. Use Custom Slider No.1 to toggle the AviTab appearance in the cockpit.

Interaction:

  • Cockpit switches interaction for VR remodeled.
  • Hide-yoke touch-zone remodeled (larger, and on both sides).

Additional features:

  • STMA AutoUpdater plugin was added.
  • Engine damage in excessive working temperatures algorithm was added.
  • Landing gears (tires) blow-up algorithm was added, including visualization.

Modeling and texturing:

  • Annunciator panel remodeled (Alanog variant) to match real-scale size and proportions, re-textured with larger text for more clear reading.
  • PRB normal maps were added for the fuselage.
  • Liveries folder was added.

Bug Fixes:

  • Trim-wheel interaction zone fixed in the G1000 variant.
  • ADF/Transponder (Analog variant) clearer visualization.

To review the original changelog information, see the update tracking page. Alternatively, for more information about the Tecnam P2006T, visit the product sales page via the VSkyLabs website.

*Image courtesy of VSkyLabs Aerospace Simulations.

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