• WSSimulation - Piper PA-46 500TP Meridian Released

    The Piper PA-46 is a family of light aircraft powered by a single engine and has the capacity for one pilot and five passengers.

    In 1997, Piper announced its intention to market a turboprop-powered version with a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42A of 500 shp (373 kW). The first turboprops were delivered in November 2000. Changes made to allow for turboprop power include larger wings and tail surfaces. In 2009, Piper began offering the Meridian with a three screen version of the Garmin G1000 including the Garmin GFC 700 autopilot as a replacement for the Avidyne Entegra system.

    Exterior and interior model, made in Gmax with the standard quality materials of the Flight Simulator X. High definition textures and normal map makes this model one of the most realistic aircraft in Flight Simulator X.

    The package contains three real liveries, and also includes PDF User Manual with real information. This manual has the aircraft control panel description and a very extensive checklist.

    The cockpit is a very high accurate 3D model, and fully interactive. It is made in Gmax and all switches are controlled like a real aircraft with all animations. The cockpit has realistic night lighting with exclusive effect. Includes sound pack.

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    7 Comments
    1. Nick's Avatar
      Nick -
      no 2D panel ? Not for me sorry
    1. JHaley's Avatar
      JHaley -
      Agree 110%
    1. squiremel's Avatar
      squiremel -
      Lots of aircraft have only a 3D panel these days - I actually prefer the 3D panel because the view is often better through the windshield and it's easier to look where you want using the hatswitch on the controller. However I admit to wishing developers would include the quick clicks on the 3D panel to such things as map and GPS etc.
    1. peter58's Avatar
      peter58 -
      I agree...2D panel is so last Tuesday. Now that all the buttons and switches work in 3D it's definitely the way to go. Try it with TrackIR...amazing!!
    1. N069NT's Avatar
      N069NT -
      Yep. Chalk me up as another that used to only want 2D. But that was back in the early '00s with FS 2002 and previous (and especially with excellent 2D panel payware like 767 PIC). When FS9 came out and more an more support for virtual cockpits became better and better as did resolutions (even with the default aircraft), I stopped using 2D panels altogether. Developers began realizing you cannot cram all those gadgets in a 1280x1024 or even 1680x1050 2D bitmap panel template.

      Anyone still holding on to that 30 year old graphics technology that dates back to FS1 is going to continue to get left behind as we move forward with virtual cockpits. Panning around in my Pilatus PC-12 or 757 Captain cockpit and hitting buttons to fly is the greatest FS experience to date. Get used to it folks. We're not going backwards.
    1. floydharris's Avatar
      floydharris -
      For the price, the overall quality of this model is low very low, there are other (HD) models in the same price range that are far more accurate or realistic.
    1. mercury2's Avatar
      mercury2 -
      I agree the model is not very detailed for the price. I bought the carenado pa-46 turboprop and from what I can see it is miles ahead of this one, imo