We are proud to announce that our award winning Turbine Duke V2 is now available for Prepar3D v3, in addition to our previous Prepar3D v2 and FSX versions.
When you purchase the P3D version of our Turbine Duke, you have the option to install it into P3D v2, P3D v3 or both.
If you have previously bought a copy of our Turbine Duke for P3D v2, you are entitled to a free upgrade to the new P3D v3 version. If you are an owner of the Turbine Duke for P3D v2, please visit this page to learn how to download and install the Turbine Duke into P3D v3.
Following the release of Prepar3D v3 we are working hard on updating our two Dukes and Lancair Legacy. All three are being updated for dual use in Prepar3D v2 and v3 including Flight1 GTN integration. The Turbine Duke V2 will be updated for easy installation into P3D v3 and the Piston Duke B60 and Legacy will also be revised for not only Prepar3D v2 and v3 but also updated to the same standard as our Turbine Duke V2, with enhanced sounds and an optional turbo-engined model for the Legacy.
We expect the Turbine Duke and Legacy updates will be available very soon (we are in the final testing stages). The Piston Duke V2 will also be updated in the near future to V2.5 including landing light options to address clickspot problems some users are having, plus full integration with GTN gauges, improved sounds, and installers for P3D v2 and v3.
Please do not email us about the above! We will make announcements here just as soon as the products are read to go. Thanks for your patience!
Our Turbine Duke V2 has received two overwhelmingly positive reviews from two of the most respected flight simulation review sites.
Mutley's Hangar have awarded the Turbine Duke V2 9.9/10, with an 'Outstanding' commendation and the coveted 'Mutley's Hangar Gold Award'. The author, Martin Wilby, concludes his review by stating:
'The RealAir Turbine Duke V2 is in this reviewers opinion the developers finest aircraft simulation to date. The developer has excelled, not just in terms of the external appearance but in the virtual cockpit too. When we add to the equation RealView sounds and animations we have a first class product that I would wholeheartedly recommend to the flight simulation community. '
Avsim have awarded the Turbine Duke V2 their prestigious 'Gold Star Award'. Author Ray Marshall has written a wonderful in-depth review, concluding with the following recommendation:
'You really can't do any better than RealAir Simulations and the fast moving, high flying turbine powered Duke v2 with all the bells and whistles. This is truly a dream come true for many flight simmers. I spent most of my time with the Turbine Duke v2 in P3Dv2.4 and 2.5 with dual Flight1 GTN750s. What an absolute pleasure to fly. To listen. To feel! Well, maybe I only thought I could feel the sensations. The only weakness I could find is the absence of the kerosene smell and the grease under my fingernails. My wife appreciates the absence of both. This is a serious add on for serious flight simmers that appreciate the finer things in life. The RealAir Turbine Duke v2 gets my highest recommendation along with a recommendation for the well-deserved Avsim Gold Star Award.'
We are happy to announce that our first release for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D 2 is now available for download. The P3D2 version of the Turbine Duke V2 has been optimised for P3D2 with changes to the 3D models to improve cockpit lighting and shadowing, subtle flight model tweaks, custom P3D2 installer, a P3D2 specific Config Panel and complete support for Flight1's GTN 750 and GTN 650 gauges. We spent plenty of time testing and fine tuning to make sure all of the Turbine Duke's features work exactly as desired in Prepar3D 2. We have also included P3D2 specific help documents.
The P3D2 version of the Turbine Duke V2 is available at a special discount price of only € 12.95 for owners of the FSX version of the Turbine Duke V2. Please visit the Turbine Duke V2 Buy Now page to download now!
Since its release on January 1, the new Turbine Duke V2 has received an overwhelmingly positive response from our customers. 'Beechpapa' says on the Avsim forums: 'this thing feels alive in a way the previous version didn't. I'm always impressed by RA, over and over again. They are always getting better, and they never sell a product whose beauty is only skin deep.' 'CB' says on the Avsim forums: 'This might just be one of the best addons ever released, from an "overall attention to detail / quality / magic factor" perspective. The sounds (particularly the turbo-prop sounds) are outrageously good. The texture quality in the VC is just beautiful, and the F1 GTN750 integration - well it's just the icing on the cake!!'
For more customer feedback, and links to customer feedback on user forums, please visit the Turbine Duke V2 Customer Feedback page.
In the future we will be offering versions of a number of our aircraft that are fully compatible with Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D 2. Converting our aircraft for use in P3D2 requires quite a number of changes to not just the aircraft itself, but to installers, config panels, and supporting documents. We only release a new aircraft when we think it's absolutely ready, so we generally don't like to make release date predictions. The P3D2 version of the Turbine Duke V2 is available now, with the Duke B60 V2 and Lancair Legacy to follow shortly.
'The result is near to perfection'
'I really wish there was a recognition that was even a little higher than our Gold Star'