THE VSKYLABS Tecnam P2006T Project

The VSKYLABS Tecnam P2006T Project

For X-Plane 11

The VSKYLABS Tecnam P2006T Project:

The development of the VSKYLABS Tecnam P2006T Project for X-Plane 11 was approved by Tecnam. Although acknowledged by Tecnam, it is an independent VSKYLABS project which is not affiliated with and/or endorsed by Tecnam.

Development Notice

The VSKYLABS Tecnam P2006T Project is an on-going project which is still evolving and under constant development. Although the aircraft included are "complete" and fully functional, development continues in all aspects, and side by side to X-Plane own evolution.

X-Plane 10.51 Notice:

Since version v4.0 of the package, X-Plane 10.51 project version is no longer supported or further developed.

Project version for X-Plane 10.51 is NOT included (v3.2) however it is still available by special order. For more information contact VSKYLABS at contact@vskylabs.com

Tecnam P2006T General Information

The Tecnam P2006T is an Italian high-winged, twin-engine all-metal light aircraft built by Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam, which is based in Italy. The P2006T is the lightest twin-engine certified aircraft available, and is a four-seat aircraft with fully retractable landing gear and liquid-cooled Rotax 912 engines.

The P2006T first flew on the 13 September 2007 and was certified by EASA on the 5 June 2009. NASA's all electric X-57 Maxwell prototype aircraft is being developed using a P2006T as its basic structure.

Project Introduction

The Tecnam P2006T is my Third, real-life project for X-Plane flight simulator. Like my previous real-life projects, this project's focus is on the virtual aircraft performance and handling. As a design principle, this project is based on the out-of-the-box features of X-Plane, and there is no need for 3rd party plugins to run it.

The standard avionics configurations for the real P2006T are including an analog IFR version, a Garmin G950/G1000 IFR version, and a 'P2006T MkII' option which is including the Garmin G1000 Nxi package.

The analog cockpit version of the VSKYLABS Tecnam P2006T is equipped with a dual GNS configuration (Garmin 530 + 430), which makes it fully capable of advanced flight planning and navigation. When it comes to its instrumentation, it is a fully capable IFR aircraft, with dual NAV and COMM systems and displays.

In the real aircraft, the Garmin G1000 Nxi package configuration is including a slightly modified side panels as well, having the CB panels shifted to the front panel, instead of the analog engine instrument gauges which are integrated into the display of the G1000 Nxi pack.

The VSKYLABS G1000 version (available only from v4.0 of the package) is featuring the latest X-Plane 11 G1000 (which is including the integrated engine displays as in the G1000 Nxi), but in addition to the integrated engine parameters display in the G1000, it has also the analog engine instrument gauges as in the G950/G1000 non Nxi configuration.

In the future, there are good chances that the 'CB on the front panel' layout will be added to the package as an option (as always, the project is under constant development!).

The project is featuring a high level of accuracy in terms of systems engineering. Due to some limitations of X-Plane systems simulation (as it comes out of the box and without the use of 3rd party plugins), some systems are being simulated accordingly to these limitations. For example, there are only Two main electrical buses (plus battery and avionics buses) instead of Four main buses.

Experimental/Additional Features

The VSKYLABS Tecnam P2006T Project (from v6.0) is including several enhancements, including engine damage due to excessive temperature and other operational limitations, landing gears tires blow-up when exceeding maximum load (on each tire, in separate).

In addition, (from version v6.0), the project is designed to be flown using X-Plane 11.30+ Experimental flight model mode (should be enabled manually by the user in X-Plane's General Settings menu).

The project, (from version v6.0) is also making use of the STMA AutoUpdater plugin.