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A-1C Husky from STMA

stma_husky_skisSTMA (Shade tree Micro Aviation) is pleased to announce the release of their new Aviat A-1C Husky. This is not a remake of the A-1A Husky. It’s all new!

The A-1C is the latest version flying with substantial performance improvements in useful load and flight dynamics. In our simulation we include the best of aftermarket modifications and some of our most coveted wish list items to make it the most capable bush plane in your collection. And what does this A-1C Husky offer? Here’s a short list of features:
– 3D cockpit with 3D instruments using day and night textures
– Laminar G530 GPS
– Dual COM/NAV
– Garmin Interphone panel
– Becker Radios (Light weight soaring favorites)
– Custom simulation of the Trio Pro Pilot autopilot system
– JPI EDM 930 Engine monitor
– Custom All-Season Gear and Flap indicator
– and much more.

For more information, check kout the dedicated STMA Husky web page.

Impression “Picus X Aquila A21x”

review_picus_x_aquilaA Passionate Real World Aquila Pilot. It couldn’t be better: a passionate actual Aquila pilot who has developed his own X-Plane version. On the question of excellent 3D modelling skills and instrument programming, Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen tries to figure that out in this impression. It could be a perfect combination for developing an aircraft for X-Plane 10.

You can read it all here at ASN X-Plane via this comprehensive impression link.

STMA “Beechcraft 18”

stma_beechraft_d18sShade Tree Micro Aviation is pleased to inform you that they have completely remodelled the Beechcraft 18.

Actually, when their friend, Heinz Dziurowitz’, untimely passing, STMA acquired the rights to his Beechcraft 18 model. We pulled it into our STMA Maintenance Hangar, totally rebuilt it and are now ready to release our new Beech D18S model in Heinz’ honor. Keep in mind that this model will not work with X-Plane versions earlier than 10.36.

Decided that the D18S, which was arguably the most popular and widely produced variant of the Twin Beech, was the best aircraft to model. Used the Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) and D18S flight manual to correct all Plane_Maker values. Aircraft handling characteristics on the ground and in flight are much improved. The feature list is quite impressive, so let me highlight a couple of these features:
– Merged the three models (wheels, floats, and Volpar (tri-gear) into one.
– Rebuilt fuselages, empennage, ailerons, flaps, landing gear etc.
– Completely rebuilt the forward cockpit and instrument panel to emulate the D18S.
– Autopilot revamped. Altitude preselect arming function added.
– Amphibious floats reworked to more accurately reflect a very popular set of floats.
– STMA’s unique Dock, which provides control over many functions from within the cockpit or while in chase view added.
– STMA’s HangarOps plugins and functions added.
– Added realistic removable wheel chocks, tiedown ropes, inlet covers, pitot heat cover, etc.

Want to know all about it? Check it out at the dedicated STMA web page.