Prolific third party aircraft developer Carenado has released two aircraft on the Microsoft Flight SImulator Marketplace so far. The M20R and the Cessna 182T have been available for some weeks already, however, issues in the recent patch have plagued the aircraft and both Carenado and Asobo Studios are working to correct the problem. Meanwhile, Carenado’s development pipeline is still working away with new aircraft coming to the sim soon. Let’s have a look!
Cessna 182 fixed, M20R still needs work
I recently reviewed the Mooney M20R for Microsoft Flight Simulator by Carenado. I really enjoyed flying the aircraft and I thought it was generally well done. However, issues have cropped up from recent patches and it looks as if the aircraft is mostly grounded for now while bugs are worked out. Notably, many users are experiencing crash to desktop issues when flying the M20R. That was also the case for the Cessna 182T although several fixes now appear to have been put in place that should solve issues.
Carenado took to their Facebook page to announce the updates and continued challenges,
Friends, after the last Microsoft Flight Simulator update (1.10.11) all of the issues reported for our CT182T Skylane in the previous version (1.10.8) were reverted and everything is working fine now.Carenado on Facebook
Different situation with our M20R Ovation on which most of issues are working fine now, but there are still some which need a fix. We are working on them and expect to send a new package to Microsoft in the next days.
Please be patient.
Obviously these are frustrations for us end users but also likely for Carenado. Hopefully we’ll see these issues overcome soon and the M20R will be back out flying in the skies soon. I know I’d like to be back to flying the one in my virtual hangar soon!
PA-44 Seminole coming to MSFS
Carenado has also taken the wraps off of a new aircraft in development for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This time its the Piper PA-44 Seminole. A well known GA aircraft in some quarters, this Piper Twin is sure to be popular with its more traditional gauges, twin engine performance, and classic looks.
There’s no release date for the aircraft, however, Carenado has shown off nearly 20 screenshots of the aircraft in development from their Facebook page and they show an aircraft that appears (at least visually) to have been in development for some time.
Let’s hope Carenado can solve their current issues and press forward with some more exciting new aircraft soon. Stay tuned for more developments! In the meantime, check out Carenado on their website or on Facebook.