• Introducing FlyingIron Grob G109B

    FlyingIron - Grob G190B

    We're very excited to announce our next aircraft release for XP11: The Grob G109b Motor Glider.

    The Grob G 109b is a 2 seat, self-launching motor glider, originating in Germany from the minds of Grob Aircraft AG. The aircraft is used primarily for civilian flight, however it was also used by the RAF to train cadets for basic flying from 1991-2018. The Grob G109b is also famously the aircraft of choice used by the Aerosparx aerobatics team; famed for their incredible blend of aerobatics, pyrotechnics and light displays.

    FlyingIron - Grob G190B

    We are pleased to announce that for this project we are working in collaboration with a real-world G109b Pilot. He was an invaluable member of our Spitfire Beta Testing team and we are pleased to say that he will be acting as our SME (Subject Matter Expert) for this project; providing guidance, technical advice, FM feedback and advice regarding ownership & maintenance duties.

    Our SME has provided invaluable amounts of information and reference for us to work with, and has generously used his own money to have the aircraft professionally recorded by an audio engineer so that we can create an ultra-realistic soundscape for the aircraft.

    FlyingIron - Grob G190B

    Aircraft Information

    The G109B aircraft is a low-wing cantilever motor glider, with a T-tail, folding (and detachable) wings, and side-by-side seating with dual controls. It is mainly constructed from glass-reinforced plastic and has a taildragger undercarriage arrangement. Entry and exit from the cockpit is via two perspex doors which open upwards individually - a modification from the original one-piece G109A canopy. The cockpit can be heated, providing that the engine is running, and the seat backs can be adjusted and cushions of differing thickness inserted to accommodate a range of body sizes.

    Under the current CAA LASORS document, the G109B can be classed as either a touring motor glider (TMG), or a self-launching motor glider (SLMG).

    -From Wikipedia

    FlyingIron - Grob G190B

    Key Features

    • Ultra-realistic artwork and texturing
    • Multiple liveries, including an Aerosparx livery
    • FMOD Soundscape - professionally recordings from a real G109b, everything included from the engine to the smallest switches and levers
    • Highly realistic and accurate flight model - tuned and tested by real G109b Pilots
    • Full systems simulations - Powered by Xlua and SASL
    • Code-driven engine and prop simulation for enhanced accuracy and realism
    • Full simulation of the Icom IC-A2910e radio unit
    • Pilot 3D iPad/tablet integration (also including optional Avitab integration) - the tablet allows pilots to access various functions and features, such as weight/balance, fuel loading, pax and baggage loading, CG, maintenance options and various other features
    • Checklists integration

    FlyingIron - Grob G190B

    The aircraft is still very much a work-in-progress. Development however is speeding along at a rate we are very happy with, and we are expecting to release roughly between late September - October.

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