The previous couple of new planes we’ve highlighted for Microsoft Flight Simulator have been large, complicated machines: the CRJ 550, the ATR 42-600, and even the Aermacchi MB-339 assault jet coach. Asobo Studio’s newest add-on for the simulator game goes in the wrong way: it’s an ultralight that harkens again to the earliest days of aviation, however its trendy supplies make it an ideal alternative for leisure flying.
Meet the Top Rudder Solo 103, a single-seat ultralight plane with responsive controls and an open cockpit that permits you to really feel the digital breeze by means of your digital hair. It “makes free roaming and low-altitude fly-overs a true joy to behold,” Microsoft Flight Simulator head Jorg Neumann says within the introductory weblog publish.
To meet the FAA’s classification tips for ultralight plane, a automobile should weigh lower than 254 kilos (115.2 kilograms) and have a high flying velocity of lower than 63 mph, with a power-off stall beneath 28 mph. The Solo 103 was constructed to those specs, and the result’s a plane that gives the free feeling of a dangle glider with the ability steering and agility of a sport plane.
Here’s an introductory video:
As you possibly can see, its low high velocity makes the Solo 103 excellent for low passes over herds of elephants, Stonehenge, or the Great Sphinx – however because you’ll solely have the ability to carry 5 gallons of gasoline, you’ll need to be sure you know a good place to land in a rush. Fortunately, the Solo 103’s mild weight additionally means it can take off and land on extraordinarily quick runways, so that you’ll have the ability to improvise if want be.
The Solo 103 is on the market now as a recreation add-on within the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace for $9.99 or your regional equal.