• Virtualcol - Beechcraft Model 99 Series for MSFS

    Virtualcol - Beechcraft Model 99 Series for MSFS

    The Beech 99 is an evolution of the successful Queen Air and King Air series, and shares the King Air's basic powerplant and layout, but otherwise is a new design, with a significantly lengthened cabin with greater seating capacity. Design of the 99 began in the late 1960s, in part to find a replacement for the venerable Beech 18. In December 1965 a stretched fuselage Queen Air was flown for the first time, while the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 powered prototype model 99 made its first flight in July 1966. The first customer aircraft was delivered in May 1968, the series then known as the Commuter 99.

    Virtualcol - Beechcraft Model 99 Series for MSFS

    At the time the 99 was Beech's largest aircraft yet and Beech was optimistically forecasting a production rate of 100 per year. Subsequent models were the A99, A99A and B99, with differing powerplants, sub models and weights. The B99 was available in two variants, the B99 Airliner and the B99 Executive, a corporate transport version with seating for between eight and 17 passengers.

    Virtualcol - Beechcraft Model 99 Series for MSFS

    Production of early models was halted in 1975, and it was not until 1979 that the improved C99 Commuter (plus the larger 1900) was announced as part of Beech's return to the commuter airliner market. A converted B99 fitted with P&WC PT6A34 engines served as the C99 prototype and flew in this form for the first time on June 20 1980. Production aircraft featured PT6A36 engines, and deliveries recommenced following certification, both in July 1981. Shortly afterwards it became known as the C99 Airliner. C99 production ceased in 1986.

    Virtualcol - Beechcraft Model 99 Series for MSFS

    Virtualcol is thrilled to bring you a recreation of the Beechcraft 99 Airliner for Microsoft® Flight Simulator®, including an analogue cockpit in the first release, with expectations of a further update including a glass cockpit. This pack includes three models: two for passengers and a freighter version and 20 liveries.

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    9 Comments
    1. cmac's Avatar
      cmac -
      Bought it. It's a bit rough on launch. Hopefully updates and patches will improve the experience.

      Sound in the cabin is too quiet and frankly at a freeware level . Rather unrefined.

      Taxi light appears disembodied, floating under the nose when switched on if the gear's up.

      Liveries are crisp and ultra high quality. But, the skin of the plane has no quality to it. no wrinkle or dimples like the default offerings.

      As of launch day, the interior appears to be upholstered, at least partially in gator skin, with no texture on the headliner.

      Toe brakes are reversed. Left is right, right is left.

      I do hope they work on the materials and other bits before they spend their work on a glass cockpit.
      Looks like it will be fun when it's tweaked.

      Satisfied if it is attended to.
    1. Affenmann's Avatar
      Affenmann -
      Agree with The comment above. For me the rpm setting of the props also does not work. The whole climb performance seems off too. Hoping for an improvement, but I have to say that I already regret the purchase.
    1. dbrawn's Avatar
      dbrawn -
      I think you are being kind. With a Saitek yoke it is almost unflyable. It takes a great deal of trim adjustment from cruise to landing configuration using flaps. Gauges are unreadable and dark. takeoff power is unrealistic. Default views are off compared to all other aftermarket and default planes. I know it is their first attempt but it is going to take some work.
    1. cmac's Avatar
      cmac -
      Quote Originally Posted by dbrawn View Post
      I think you are being kind. With a Saitek yoke it is almost unflyable. It takes a great deal of trim adjustment from cruise to landing configuration using flaps. Gauges are unreadable and dark. takeoff power is unrealistic. Default views are off compared to all other aftermarket and default planes. I know it is their first attempt but it is going to take some work.

      That's my experience as well. Unlandable.
      There is a knob down on the panel to turn up the gauge illumination, but still too dark.
    1. FRANCISCO NETO's Avatar
      FRANCISCO NETO -
      when u use the full flaps the airplane stals.
    1. drmiller2's Avatar
      drmiller2 -
      This aircraft is below the standards even by there own standards the GPS needs a complete re-work animated doors cargo doors ext... I was very disappointed with this plane not worth $16 dollars
    1. jdmesq's Avatar
      jdmesq -
      If you enjoyed the PAD 99 you'll enjoy this one. I did so I'm willing to put up with the fact the entire simulation is a work in progress. As for the flaps, don't use full until landing is ensured. Think of full setting more as speed brakes and use appropriately. PAD 99 did that too there is a technique to it.
    1. rick's Avatar
      rick -
      You may be interested to know that this title was updated last nite.
      Rick
    1. drmiller2's Avatar
      drmiller2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rick View Post
      You may be interested to know that this title was updated last nite.
      Rick
      This aircraft is still not worth the money they did not add the cargo doors passenger doors windows Ext... in the update this package is still a very basic simulation compared to aircraft they have done in the past for FS9 FSX P3D the GPS still needs a complete re-work this aircraft fly's decent not worth the $16.49
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