FlightSim Studio’s SeaRey for Microsoft Flight Simulator has entered beta testing. The announcement came coupled with a feature list for the plane, that also details slight differences between the Xbox Edition and the Desktop Edition of the plane. The most important difference between the two will be the inclusion of an EFB with the Desktop Edition. The plane will also feature highly detailed 3D modelling, both inside and outside of the plane. A custom electrical and fuel system have been implemented, and the plane will feature multiple custom instruments such as the EIS 4000, GTX320 and the IC-A200. The EFB will come with several features exclusive to the desktop version, such as a moving map, a loadout manager and custom camera’s to perform your walkaround. FlightSim Studio aims to have the SeaRey available to customers as soon as possible after the conclusion of the beta tests.

Though the SeaRey is the first aircraft to be published under FlightSim Studio’s own name, it is far from the first development project the studio has undertaken. The studio has previously created several sceneries available on the MSFS Marketplace, and was responsible for some of the enhanced airports in World Update VI (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). More recently, the studio has been working with Microsoft on bringing gliders to the simulator, and was featured in the Partnership Series.

Features (Xbox Edition)

Realistic replica of the Searey Amphibian LSAImpressively detailed 3D model, inside and outsideMultiple real world liveries includedIntegrated flightplan route direction indicator (Garmin inReach mini)Multiple custom-coded instruments like, EIS 4000, GTX320, IC-A200Custom electrical and fuel pump logic to reflect the real operation of the top-mounted backward-facing engineIn-game checklist including custom camera positions and action item highlightingSeveral special features such as: dynamic registration on liveries, custom yaw string animation, simulated autopilot to hold altitude/heading/gps course

Features (Desktop Edition)

Realistic replica of the Searey Amphibian LSA including homebuild experimental versionImpressively detailed 3D model, inside and outsideMultiple real world liveries includedCustom EFB/Tablet with various settingsIntegrated flight plan data and moving mapReal time weight & balance menuSimulated walkaround with interactive & animated check items like wheels, control surfaces, prop rotation and tie-downMultiple custom-coded instruments like Garmin InReach, EIS 4000, GTX320, IC-A200Custom electrical and fuel pump logic to reflect the real operation of the top-mounted backward-facing engineIn-game checklist including custom camera positions and action item highlightingSeveral special features such as: dynamic registration on liveries, custom yaw string animation, simulated autopilot to hold altitude/heading/gps course