This is an expansion and upgrade of the stock Laminar B58 that comes with X-Plane 11.
Beechcraft B58 Baron - Enhanced Flight Model
This upgrade for the stock Baron is all about better flying – better, more pleasant and realistic handling, and hitting accurate book numbers in all aspects.
- No plugins to ‘force’ the flight model
- No hidden parts,.
- No cheating the sim.
- Just absolute accuracy and careful tuning to get the full potential out of an X-plane aircraft!
Important: This an upgrade of the stock B58 Baron that comes with X-plane 11. No other purchase is necessary to use it.
B58 Baron with flight dynamics and specifications enhanced for maximum realism.
Aircraft performance improved to match book values with average accuracy across all test points of over 99%!
Aircraft handling refined to be much more stable and ‘refined’, like the real aircraft. She is a delight to fly now!
This upgrade utilizes the current and now very stable Experimental Flight Model option for maximum accuracy (X-plane 11.4x-11.5x).
No new graphics, systems, or sounds are included. This package is a set of new flight dynamics that connects to the stock B58 Baron that comes with X-plane.
The stock B58 Baron is remains available to you after EFM installation if you wish to use it. The EFM package adds a new aircraft to X-plane.
- Cruise speeds accurate across all altitudes and power settings.
- Accurate maximum speeds.
- Accurate stall speeds, flap up or down.
- Correct rates of climb.
- Accurate take-off and landing distances.
- Accurate feel and handling.
- Accurate fuel consumption at all altitudes and power settings (if properly leaned!).
It’s much more than just ‘book numbers’! The stock B58 Baron is a bit unstable and tricky to fly accurately. The real Baron’s handling has been described as ‘rock solid’ (Flying Magazine), and this is the feel you get with your upgraded EFM version!
Some issues in the stock model corrected in the EFM:
- Aircraft cannot maintain level flight or climb at high weights on a single engine.
- Lower than realistic rate of climb on both engines.
- Take-off distance too long by approximately 30%.
- Landing distance too short by approximately 30%.
- Excessive fuel consumption in most cases.
- Stall speed with flaps extended 9kts too high.
- Slightly low L/D (aerodynamic efficiency) resulting in poor performance at low speed.
- General instability, especially in the yaw axis.
(Please note that this is NOT intended as a criticism of the stock Laminar model, it was likely more accurate when first created, but X-plane flight dynamics have evolved and improved considerably since then, including means of adding greater depth and realism).
- The complete B58 Baron EFM manual is available here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/forums/forum/295-x-aerodynamics/