It’s been a while since I wrote my last post.
The last time, I told you that at SimCoders.com we are working on something huge. So, now I can show you something of it.
What are you talking about?
The project is called Reality Expansion Pack, or REP, and it’s a piece of software made of code, airfoils and sounds.
It’s meant to enhance the X-Plane experience by introducing a more realistic behavior of many parts of the plane (so not only the engine).
Is it Accu-sim for X-Plane?
I want to be clear: even if it’s based on the same principle, this is not a clone of Accu-sim. You will find that something that Accu-sim has is not in REP (for now, at least) and that REP has some features that you won’t find in Accu-sim.
How does it work?
This software is meant to be distributed in specific packages targeted to simulate a specific plane. Each package simulates the correct behavior of the plane and its system under several different conditions.
Those packages, at the beginning, will not be a complete airplane but rather an expansion for planes already on the market.
Carenado (and so Alabeo) already gave us the permission to publish packages targeted to their planes.
We choose Carenado because of the high quality 3D models and sounds and for the variety of its fleet.
As an example, this is the list of some things (many others are still WIP) that the REP package for the Carenado’s Cessna TC210M adds to X-Plane:
- Continental TSIO-520-R engine, together with its oil driven automatic wastegate turbosuperchager (you may want to read this)
- Oil system and the oil viscosity
- Vacuum system
- Fuel system
- Braking system
- Extremely realistic, plugin driven flight dynamics
- Plugin driven sounds
In the next days I will write a post for each point in the list (and the other features that I did not disclose today) to provide an in-depth explanation.
In the following video you can see a small example of how REP affects the engine and the sounds of the plane.
Ok, so where can I download it?
As I said, this is still a work in progress so the download is not yet available.
There is a big chance that the REP packages will be distributed as payware.