Announced just a few weeks ago, Asobo Studios is bringing their first new aircraft to the marketplace for Microsoft Flight Simulator and it’s a ‘first of its kind’ moment that introduces an ultra-light aircraft to the sim. Here’s what you need to know!
Top Rudder Solo 103
Weighing just 254 pounds, the Top Rudder Solo 103 is a FAA-classified ultralight aircraft and Asobo Studios has chosen it to be the first ultralight for the sim as well as their first aircraft released by the studio since the launch of the sim back in 2020.
The Solo 103 was announced just a few weeks ago at the last developer Q&A. Asobo were keen to mention that their efforts to bring the aircraft into the sim were also allowing them to bring a new engine type to the mix with the Polini THOR 250 DS two stroke being unique among the types currently available.
The Solo 103 also seems to be an opportunity for Asobo to bolster their SDK and ensure that other third parties can also develop ultralight aircraft. Expect more ultralights to come in the wake of this first one.
Check out the trailer! If the Top Rudder Solo 103 appeals to you, it can be purchased in the MSFS Marketplace for $9.99 USD.