Black Square ist zurück mit einer weiteren Überholung der Dampfanzeige, jetzt für den Baron und die Bonanza
Just Flight and Black Square have announced the return of the Steam Gauge Overhaul series for Microsoft Flight Simulator. After turning the default Grand Caravan and King Air into near study-level analog versions of the same airplanes, Black Square will now overhauling the Bonanza and the Baron in a similar fashion, with many changes to the default experience with those planes.
Black Square will use the same philosophy and technology, now fine-tuned following the work on the Caravan and the King Air, to significantly upgrade the simulation on both the Baron and the Bonanza up to a much higher standard. This will happen, of course, alongside the conversion to steam gauges, which will turn these airplanes into more charming machines. That is, of course, for those who prefer classic instrument panels.
Just Flight says that Black Square’s work will feature “the most advanced fuel-injected piston engine and turbocharger simulations to date”. It’s a bold claim that raises our expectations about this release and its impact on the Bonanza and the Baron. Both aircraft include normally aspirated and turbocharged engines, alongside a range of additional options that include wingtip tanks, hot-swapping radio equipment, failures, and more.
A highlight of this series from Black Square is the comprehensive simulation of the electrical systems in the affected aircraft. This will continue to be a key feature in the upcoming releases, so expect to see fully working circuit breakers, meters, switches, and knobs.
As usual, these mods only change the interior and the instruments in the airplanes. The external model and texturing remain the same as that was built by Asobo. Note that the Baron is only available in the Deluxe and Premium Deluxe editions of MSFS, while the Bonanza can be flown by everyone.
Just Flight revealed that both of these products will be released soon, with a small interval between the two. The official product pages for both airplanes are now live and include plenty of detailed information about this very significant overhaul from Black Square. The preview images also look absolutely superb!