VSKYLABS announces Cabri G2 and shows X-Plane screenshot

In a surprising announcement, VSKYLABS announces their first helicopter for X-Plane and shows it in the sim. The information released is exciting as well.

VSKYLABS Cabri G2 for X-Plane

VSKYLABS had already mentioned the project on their Facebook page but they have now released more information on their website as well.

Project outlines:

  • The VSKYLABS Guimbal Cabri G2 Project is perfect for basic and 1st helicopter conversion for fixed wings aircraft pilots.
  • Instrument panel is featuring a day/night VFR instrumentation:

    • Turn coordinator
    • Directional gyro
    • Altimeter
    • Artificial horizon
    • Vertical speed indicator
    • Airspeed indicator
    • CDI (course deviation indicator) - optional
    • GNS430

  • Electronic Pilot Monitor - EPM:

    • Basic EPM-ALIKE monitor display.
    • The EPM is implemented by using the basic visualization for Torque, Engine/Rotor speed, Fuel meter/Fuel flow, CHT, Carb T, Oil T Oil P Fuel P, EGT, OAT and Battery.
    • The EPM-ALIKE monitor is built based on X-Plane out-of the box capabilities. It is "doing the job" perfectly, but not to be considered as a study level custom avionics equipment.

  • Designed as a "Native-X-Plane" aircraft, pushing X-Plane's physical engine to it's limits, without any 3rd party dependencies.

Project highlight:

  • Highly detailed and realistic simulation of the Guimbal Cabri G2 Helicopter.
  • Designed especially for VR operations.
  • Flight dynamics model has "Novice" mode, allowing non-helicopter pilots to make an easy conversion from fixed wing to rotating wing aircraft.
  • FMOD sounds package included.
  • 4K textures.
  • Floats equipped (currently, the initial release version is equipped with the floats).

Project status:

  • Advanced stages of development in all aspects.
  • Extensive test flights - Flight Dynamics Model is getting into shape.

Release window:

  • Not scheduled yet.
  • Expected no later than September 2018.

Not only the project came out as a surprise but the release date might also be a shock. September 2018 is right around the corner, which means this project has been under development for quite some time.

It's great to see more developers entering the X-Plane and, especially, the helicopter development market.

Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer.com's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.