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Falcon 8X for X-Plane Incoming


Dassault Aviation and Aerobask have entered into a partnership agreement for the development of the Falcon 8X for X‑Plane 11.

Based on is Dassault Aviation’s ultra-long-range tri-jet flagship, the model is being developed under the supervision of Dassault Aviation, with step-by-step validation according to their specifications. With a strong experience in development of glass-cockpit aircraft and thanks to privileged access to the real aircraft, Aerobask aims to deliver a highly realistic experience flying the Falcon 8X.

The flight model is developed by Cameron Garner (X-Aerodynamics), complemented by a custom-coded Fly-by-Wire with flight envelope protection, all validated by a certified Falcon 8X pilot and in compliance with expected performance.

The 3D model is based on original blueprints provided by Dassault Aviation, with high-resolution PBR textures (Physically Based Rendering). External animations include passenger and cargo doors, RAT (Ram Air Turbine) and a GPU socket, in addition to all moving surfaces, including wing flex.

The cabin will be modelled according to Dassault Aviation standard configuration, with an optional high-resolution model for static display purposes. The official house livery from Dassault Aviation will be included, with plans for some extra fictional liveries.

A fully functional cockpit will feature smoothly animated buttons and switches. High-resolution EASy III avionics will be included with pop-up screens. Other highlights include simulated PFDs and MFDs with reversion, custom FMS, and study-level simulation of electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and synoptics. Custom failures are planned for a post-release update.

Work-in-progress preview of the Falcon 8X flight deck

Precise sound modelling and effects by Daniela Rodríguez Careri, based on samples taken from real aircraft, courtesy of Dassault Aviation

The aircraft is expected to be released in late 2019 or early 2020.

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