Blackbox BN2 Islander Version 2.0 PC & Xbox Released in Marketplace

Agree with all the positive reports. Downloaded the v2 update today from the in game marketplace. It’s very nice & really well done. Great new visuals and amazing sound. :clap: Thank you for this fantastic free upgrade. I think I’ll be flying the Islander a lot more now. Would definitely recommend it to others.

My only suggestions for it now would be -
A sprinkling of optional passengers and maybe an option for official support (selectable from clipboard?) for the GTN750 panel rather than having to unofficially mod it in to replace the GNS530. I hate the 530.

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Might be the same thing I missed first time - look over on the right side and find the clipboard, then uncheck all those boxes.

Is there a way to change the panel color. I see screenshots with black and grey. Im not a fan of the baby blue. They mention 3 panel colors, but nothing else. Otherwise, I love the plane.

Rob

if you have the painting skills :slight_smile:
You can edit the MAIN_PANEL.PNG.DDS if it exists in the livery folder
otherwise the default \Texture folder ( But this will affect ALL default panel models)

Great update, absolutely loving it. Although took me a while to work out i needed to do the checklist in the door to get it to start!! :joy:

Yeah it must be tricky for Xbox users (?) Without access to the PDF Manual

I’m sure —> THIS <— Will help :wink:

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Thank you for the free update. It really feels like a new plane. So nice!

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@NightMercury358
Did my first flight (the MSFS Community Flight) with the updated Islander and it’s awesome! I already enjoyed the Islander before but now it’s just next level! It feels so good to fly, it looks better and it sounds better + lot of other things added! So thanks a lot, it’s much appreciated!

When we approached Angkor Wat, I got company by someone flying the BB colours :smiley:

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I’m seeing some ugly instances of geometry revealed by texturing on the plane. Here’s a screenshot of the suitcases in the back (which were always too shiny too) and one of the door from outside. Both shots taken with Shetland livery on standard plane. I’m on xbox series x.

Also why does the copilot still sit in the passenger section?


Hey thanks for the free update, I’m really enjoying this plane all over again. I’ve been using it to fly between airfields in outback Australia and having a great time.

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There is no copilot (discussed several times above) it’s a passenger and can be removed in W&B settings.

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Although it does use the copilot model supplied by Asobo. They have the headset on I believe.

Some/one third party developer have/has added their own 3D models for passengers, per seat as well I believe, that populate as you add weight to seats. I’m not sure which plane that was though, so need to check.

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That’s the FSW Cessna 414a Chancellor. I agree it is a bit strange to see someone dressed as a pilot sitting all alone on a passenger seat.

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The 310 has static passengers to load the seats, the aircraft bounces as you spawn them along with the luggage/load. The 414 also has static passengers and luggage that affect loading. All selectable from the EFB. I’d love to see a non empty passenger islander.

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Woohoo finally. Decided to do some hops in it durig parts of my tour. Really enjoying it. Sounds better and flies better. Just a general improvement of the plane.
Also i have to say some cargonet that goes to the top of the cabin would be nice as i wouldn’t want to fly with a loose pallet behind my head.

I echo that it indeed would be nice to get 1-2 visible passengers like the ones we see in the Kodiak, 310 and 414, though i have no idea how much work that would be, but it would for sure add a lot to the immersion.





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Sorry … not happening in the foreseeable future, we have to look forward to new projects now

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Repeat … There will be no additional passengers fr the foreseeable future

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you do know you can change this to “Casual” clothes in the MSFS options menu

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Ah a shame, but it’s just fluff so not big deal. Happy to finally have the V2 in the marketplace. My favourite cargocrate :smiley:

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I don’t know how it is coded behind the scenes but when there’s is only one person and they have the appearance of my copilot and they are sitting in the forward passenger row exactly behind the copilot seat then that is the copilot in the wrong place not a passenger. Why else would there only be the one and why take the appearance of my copilot?

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