The Twin Comanche completes our trilogy of light twins. Simpler and easier to maintain than its rivals, it holds fond memories for the many who flew it in their multi-engine training days. It is a must for the general aviation enthusiast who would rather fly the plane themselves than let an autopilot have all the fun.
We've paid particular attention to the flight dynamics with a heavy focus on creating an aircraft that is realistic not only in the visual department, but also in the way it handles. The PA-30 Twin Comanche is a powerful and capable light aircraft and we wanted to capture an authentic feel to the controls. Hundreds of hours of testing and expert refinement have resulted in a rewarding, yet ultimately enjoyable, flight experience that successfuly mimics all aspects of the real world model, up to and including low altitude single engine flight behaviour.
An aircraft of its time. Our PA-30 simulates an aircraft with some wear, yet unmodified, and in its original configuration.
In order to be true to this era, this option does not include an autopilot.
However, for those who would prefer a more up-to-date flying experience, a version featuring the KAP140 autopilot can be selected using the MVAMS pre-flight utility.
The Blackbird Simulations PA-30 Twin Comanche includes our own highly detailed GPS units based on the default simulator data, however we recognize that many of our customers use other popular 3rd party options for replicating the GPS functions. For the PA-30 Twin Comanche, we've bundled in compatibility for the most popular avionics add-ons with multiple configurations available to choose from. Compatible 3rd party avionics include the following:
- Flight1 750 GTN
- Flight1 650 GTN
- Reality XP 530 GNS
- Reality XP 430 GNS
- Navstax Radio/Navigation Suite
Please note that compatibility for the above gauge packages includes support for installation and setup of our product only; use of any of the offered options requires a functional existing installation of the appropriate gauge. In addition, any gauges we list compatibility for are not included with the Blackbird Simulations PA-30 Twin Comanche.
Use of any 3rd party avionics package in any desired simulator is of course also restricted to the availability of the avionics package for that simulator. Please see the respective manufacturers websites for platform compatibility.
Highly Detailed KAP 140 Autopilot
The PA-30 Twin Comanche includes our custom coded, very accurate simulation of the venerable KAP 140 autopilot. Faithful to the original, from the font used to the replication of servo drives on the trim wheels and the yoke. The logic used in the KAP 140 has been carefully replicated to deliver one of the most realistic autopilot simulations available. A separate manual for the autopilot has been included.
MVAMS Updating Capability
Our innovative Blackbird Simulations Aircraft Management System (MVAMS) is included with the PA-30 Twin Comanche package.
Our MVAMS pre-flight configuration utility runs outside the simulator providing the means to configure and incrementally update individual products to quickly address issues and make fixes when required, without having to download and reinstall complete new versions of the aircraft. This allows our customers to quickly discover and install any pending updates for their aircraft, ensuring that they are completely up-to-date with our latest fixes, changes, or technology.