Whilst gliders are not officially part of Microsoft Flight Simulator, that hasn’t stopped third parties from stepping up to create their very own renditions for the sim. The now well-established team at GotFriends are back with a new premium product for their much-loved Discus-2c.

This glider is a single-seat, high-performance sailplane by Schempp-Hirth that combines state-of-the-art wing design and modern technology to provide pilots with a highly aerodynamic aircraft. The 18-metre version of the Discus-2c can reach a top speed of 174mph, allowing pilots to glide far and high effortlessly.

The new Discus-2c from GotFriends builds on the original freeware release by adding new features, custom motor controls and a new flight model that makes flying the glider as realistic as possible in the simulator. The new premium package includes the Discus-2c (original) variant and the Discus-2c (FES) motor variant, along with custom navigation and GPS displays. There is also a built-in winch launch and winch launch system as well as a built-in towplane that can be used either in multiplayer or with AI aircraft.

As with other Got Friends products, the Discus-2c comes with high-quality texture sets, detailed modelling and also plenty of system depth to keep you on your toes as you fly the glider. For those new to gliders, the in-sim checklist and tooltips will help teach you the plane. Finally, there is also a Got Friends Glider Club Airfield included which will act as the perfect take-off location for your new glider.

The Got Friends Discus-2c Premium for Microsoft Flight Simulator can be picked up right now from FlightSim.to for around $15.00. It will also be coming to the in-sim Marketplace for both PC and Xbox very soon. For those wanting to try out the glider beforehand, you can pick up a ‘try before you buy’ freeware version from FlightSim.to to whet your appetite.

Features

Discus-2c (Original) VariantDiscus-2c (FES) Motor VariantCustom LX-Navigation and GPS-Navigation DisplayBuilt-In Winch Launch and Launch Vehicle SystemBuilt-In Towplane Connectivity to Multiplayer or AI Aircraft4 Included Thermal Activated Weather Presets4 Base + 6 Premium LiveriesCustom FES Motor Control Unit with Realistic Thermal DynamicsRealistic Flight Model and Polar CurveCustom V8 Variometer with Customization, Sounds, Netto/Total Modes, and MacCready Adjustment8k/4k Texture Sets with High Quality 3D ModelingCockpit Customization “On-The-Fly” including Canopy TintsBallast Dump Management SystemBallast Dump Effects, Vortices Effects, and Landing EffectsIn-Game Checklists and TooltipsInteractive Oxygen Tank SystemCustom High Quality SoundsIncluded Wing Wheels and Optional Navigation LightsYawstring with Custom AnimationsIncluded Got Friends Glider Club AirfieldFull Kinetic Assistant CompatibilityFull XCSoar Compatibility