FlyingIron Simulations has issued their first update for their recently released F6F Hellcat. The update follows closely on the release of the plane for the MSFS Marketplace, which happened just last week. The update addresses several issues that users have reported with the plane. The update also implements full computational fluid dynamics for the aircraft.

The update can be obtained right now through the FlyingIron Simulations website or the MSFS Marketplace, depending on where you’ve purchased the plane.


Flight Model

Implementation of full CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) including tuned CFD ground effectImproved Adverse YawRudder, aileron and elevator fine-tuningElevator trim authority increased a littleMinor tweaks to various component drag factorsWing lift increase

Ground Handling

Gear static compression lowered from 50% to 33%

Visual Model

Fixed belly antenna, now points aftFixed default pilot LOD issueFixed Aileron Tab decal “Right Wing Down” for both directionsFixed ADI roll animation issue


Spawn with canopy open…no longer animates to open but spawns instantly in the correct stateAdded percentage to the tooltip of Cowl and Oil shutter flapsClock hands now operate on a military 24-hour timeReset clock adjustment offset when time is adjusted in MSFS Toolbar Weather appFixed Oil Temp gauge incorrect readingRemoved windshield camera collision to temporarily fix camera jitter bugParking brake is no longer on by default (but can still be used via hotkey)

Engine and Propeller

Cooling is more effective at altitude5% less torque effect

Electrical Systems

Fixed generator, now turns on from Cold and Dark above 1300RPMAccurate battery and generator curvesBattery capacity lowered to 11Ah, which is correct for the Hellcat


Added Hobbs meter to the Live Data tabTablet Live Data speeds were in mph, now corrected and displaying as knots