In these troubled days there are still shines of light emanating from developers such asÂ RealAir Simulations who today bring us the Beechcraft Duke B60, a twin engine fixed-wing commuter aircraft introduced in 1974, built 350 times until production stopped in 1982.
RealAir’s model comes with their usual attention to detail and also new features: “The Duke flight model has all the ingredients of the usual RealAir attention to detail, but with new innovations to ensure that manual handling has the predictable and harmonized controls the Duke is renowned for. In normal operations the controls are slick, smooth and a delight to fly. Stalls are programmed to range from a gentle loss of lift to deeper stalls and if the pilot really pushes the envelope, wing drops, slow spins from elevator only, more pronounced spins with added rudder and of course side slips, for which the Duke is cleared for a duration of 30 seconds. Yet in normal flying conditions the Duke is designed to be stable and a pleasure to fly, with excellent handling in patterns and approaches, finely tuned autopilot functions, excellent ILS capture and with our new free castoring nosewheel option for those with rudder pedals and pedal brakes, superb ground maneuvering.”
On simMarket here:Â Beechcraft Duke B60
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