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IRIS Releases Pilatus PC-9 Pro Series for FS2004/FSX

Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2008 17:13:26 GMT

IRIS Flight Simulation Software is proud to announce the release of the second IRIS Pro Series product range, the Pilatus PC-9.

Developed using the pilot manual for the PC-9/A flown by the Royal Australian Air Force, this PC-9 product builds on the superb reputation forged by our debut IRIS Pro Series Product, the T-6/A Texan II.

We have taken on board comments and wish list items provided by our customers on what THEY would like to see from a Pro Series product, and with a lot of feedback, a great deal of help and some very late nights, we believe we have a product which leaves other Pro Series products standing!

Not only have the instruments and systems been faithfully modelled, we have also implemented the use of droppable ordnance for those who like a bit of BANG for your bucks...

In addition, we have added other new features such as progressive icing and perishable aircrew. However these touches would be nothing without a superb stable aircraft with which to work from.

The IRIS Pro Series product features crisp, clear textures rendered down from 2048x2048 pixel master bitmaps to 1024x1024 bitmaps at 32 bit colour for Microsoft Flight Simulator use. This provides a crisper and ultimately clearer texture than designing at 1024x1024 pixel originals and the quality does show.

The sound-set is an FSX custom sound-set by Chris Petersen at Turbine Sound Studios and truly showcases the advanced audio capabilities of Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Flight modelling is of course a collaborative effort by Rick Piper, David Brice and Pam Brooker, and together we've managed to come up with what many consider a first class rendition of the PC-9 flight performance. We've even tested them against real RAAF PC-9/A training videos! The general feedback so far is that it's a superbly manoeuvrable aircraft which is a joy to fly for both beginner and experienced pilots alike.

After providing the T-6 documentation in an on-line form, we have decided by popular request to write a PDF manual for the PC-9 product. However at a massive 90 pages long it does cover every aspect you're likely to need to know on the PC-9 and its operating procedures! We're confident that you'll be referring to the manual on a regular basis as you learn to master the joy of the PC-9 trainer.

The IRIS Pro Series PC-9 is available in an FS2004 version, an FSX verision and as a bundle that includes both versions.

Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a Flight Simulation enthusiast with a keen interest in aviation and technology. He has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.

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