If you are going to do flight training, choose the aircraft with the instrument panel you will want to use if it is available.
So far, the following airplanes are available for each program. I am only including those which I feel are practical to use:
- Cessna 162 SkyCatcher – Paid add on with Abacus at AbacusPub.com
- Tecnam Sierra – Paid add on with Ant’s Airplanes at AntsAirplanes.com
- Weight-Shift Control Aircraft (also known as Trike, Powered Hang Glider, and flying wing) included with program
- Icon A5- Free add on with fs-freeware.net
- Flight Designs CTSW- Free add on fs-freeware.net
- Piper J3 Cub – Included with program
- Zodiac 601/650 – Paid add on with 3point at x-hanger.com
- Flight Designs CTLS – Free add on at x-plane.org
- PiperSport SportCruiser- Free add on at x-plane.org
- Cessna SkyCatcher 162 – Free add on at x-plane.org (no Video)
- Van’s Aircraft RV-12 – Free add on at x-plane.org
- Remos – Free add on at x-plane.org
- SeaMax M-22 – Free add on at x-plane.org
- Tecnam – Free add on at x-plane.org
- Cub Crafters Sport Cub – Paid add on by 3point at x-hanger.com
- Sonex – Paid add on by 3point at x-hanger.com
- Zenith STOL CH 750 - Free at zenith.aero
You should try and get your airplane up on X-Plane or FSX. Both programs are good. It really depends on the quality of the airplane visual model and it’s flight dynamics. I expect more and better LSA to be made for X-Plane and FSX over time. I will try and keep you up to date here on the latest developments. Even if I have to buy them, I will let you know what I think and save you the money of buying and hassle of installing.
We will do our best to keep you updated on the latest flight simulator LSA airplane models for both X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator X. Reviews by me and users are in the specific areas shown next.