While most of the Aerobask team are working on finishing off their high fidelity Falcon 8X business jet project, one of their artists is on task with a new aircraft and Aerobask designer “Yoyoz” let it slip on the X-Plane.org forums that they are indeed working on Diamond’s newest aircraft. Very cool!
Introducing the DA50RG
Receiving an EASA type certificate on September 9, 2020 the DA50 RG is Diamond’s newest aircraft and one that bears more than a superficial similarity to their twin engine DA62. Made of carbon composite, the lightweight DA50 RG uses a 300hp Continental CD-300 V6 powered with Jet-A fuel instead of the leaded AvGas that older types use. Diamond boasts that the aircraft has excellent fuel efficiency and low emissions as a result.
The type is just starting to be sold to customers so there’s a certain cache for a brand new GA aircraft and it looks like Aerobask’s team is on their way towards delivering us this new aircraft into X-Plane. A post by Yoyoz on the X-Plane.Org forums revealed the DA50 RG and an early work-in-progress mesh by their artist.
Aerobask has previously done the DA62, a related aircraft, however it appears that they will be aiming even higher when it comes to the visual design as their artist is going to be remaking a lot of what was already excellent on the DA62.
The plan was to re-use as much as possible but since @harranssor is continuously improving his skills it ends up being an almost full remodeling. I’m not even sure ‘almost’ is appropriate 😄.Yoyoz
Sounds great to me!
This project is a long way out. Most of the Aerobask team are busy with the Falcon 8X project and that is their chief area of focus right now. Updates continue to be provided by the group on this X-Plane.org thread here.
Despite this early stage, I’m already excited by what Aerobask have done in the past and what they will be able to do with this high performing single engine GA aircraft. I’m likely never going to be able to own the real one but the virtual one will be a day-one buy for me!
Check out the real one
If your interest is piqued and you want to see more of the real life version, check it out here!