It sounds almost unreal, but A2A Simulations is indeed about to release its first aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Comanche 250. Nearly 3 years since the release of MSFS, A2A is quite a bit late to the party but it seems to be getting ready to storm the platform with aplomb. That’s what we saw on the fantastic early preview from last month, and it’s further cemented by today’s release of a comprehensive and frankly very impressive feature list of the aircraft. And to go along with that, a bunch of gorgeous 4K screenshots that dispel any doubts some might have had about the visual nature of the package!
Breathtaking visuals aren’t all that A2A has in store for MSFS users. The accompanying list of features is as impressive as the visuals, hinting at an immersive flight simulation experience like no other. A2A has pulled out all the stops, unveiling a broad range of dynamic and immersive features that will push the boundaries of the MSFS experience!
Starting with the core, the Comanche 250 employs a brand-new external aerodynamics engine designed with Accu-Sim 2.0 ‘Merlin’ technology. This sophisticated engine, coupled with the fact that A2A’s performance accuracy is based on many years of operating their own Comanche 250, N6229P, should guarantee an unparalleled level of realism in aircraft handling and behavior.
The visual experience has also received significant attention. Expect beautifully rendered external and internal modelling, dynamic aircraft registration decals, and advanced animations. The night lighting implementation is sure to be an eye-catcher, featuring a multi-purpose dimmable and directable Type C-4A cockpit light, among other options.
A2A’s commitment to authentic flight experience extends to the intricate custom-coded Narco avionics stack, Century NSD-360A HSI with custom needle-smoothing physics, and an advanced simulation of the S-TEC System 30 two-axis autopilot. Moreover, the aircraft features customizable integration of MSFS default/Working Title GNS 430W and 530W GPS units and support for PMS GTN 750 and TDS GTN 750Xi.
The full list of features shared by A2A is detailed below.
Accu-Sim Comanche 250 for Microsoft Flight Simulator | Features List:
A brand new external aerodynamics engine built with Accu-Sim 2.0 ‘Merlin’ technology.
Remarkable performance accuracy based on operating A2A’s own Comanche 250, N6229P, over many years.
Unparalleled aircraft feel, handling characteristics and trim behaviour based on extensive flight testing.
A complete physics-based per-cylinder simulation of the Lycoming O-540-A internal combustion engine.
Dynamic ground physics featuring true weight on wheels simulation, tyre side-loading and response to different surface types.
Advanced turbulence system and subtle wing flex simulation which responds based on turbulence strength, ground bumps and fuel load.
Sophisticated airframe vibration physics with unique ground roll and engine vibration-based effects.
Authentic fuel system simulates fuel lines, primer, strainers and fuel contamination.
Custom oil system with dynamic viscosity and contaminants that degrade and change the color of the oil.
Advanced engine starter simulation that physically turns the engine through its compression cycle.
Physics-driven sound environment featuring well over a thousand dynamic sound effects.
Beautifully-rendered external and internal modelling and texturing with subtle wear effects, dynamic aircraft registration decals and advanced animations.
Detailed JPI EDM 830 engine monitor with authentic displays and leaning procedures.
Custom-coded Narco avionics stack with NCS812 COM/NAV/DME unit, Mark12E COM/NAV, AT150 transponder, CP 136 audio panel and 841 ADF receiver.
Customisable integration of MSFS default/Working Title GNS 430W and 530W GPS units and support for PMS GTN 750 and TDS GTN 750Xi if installed.
Century NSD-360A HSI with custom needle-smoothing physics.
Advanced simulation of the S-TEC System 30 two axis autopilot.
Beautiful night lighting implementation featuring multi-purpose dimmable and directable Type C-4A cockpit light, dimmable emissive indicator lamps and white and red lighting options.
Pilot’s tablet for intuitive interaction with, and management of your airplane.
Interactive walkaround with many moving parts that can be grabbed, manipulated and inspected.
Customisable persistent airplane with failure and wear simulation which can be adjusted and deactivated if desired.
Graphical tablet engine analyzer provides a detailed insight into the piston engine operation.
Real time load manager with dynamic weight and balance indicator.
Electrical system analyzer and circuit breaker functionality.
Two naturally animated rear seat passengers and support for native MSFS avatars in the front seats.
Fluid in-sim performance comparable with default aircraft of the same class.
Despite the exhaustive list of features, A2A assures that the Comanche 250 will have fluid in-sim performance comparable with default aircraft of the same class.
The Comanche 250 is shaping up to be a groundbreaking addition to the MSFS platform. We’re hoping to see the Accu-Sim Comanche 250 in MSFS before the end of this month, but one thing is certain: this is an aircraft worth waiting for!