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Aquila for X-Plane

Get your Aquila for X-Plane®

Order the model of your dreams and fly it right now.

Version 2.0.0 for X-Plane® 12, released October 14, 2023

About Picus X

A passionate reeal world Aquila Pilot

The Picus X Aquila you are going to fly in X-Plane® is developed by a passionate real world Aquila pilot. All 3D models, textures and functions are custom crafted with love for this great airplane. In-depth modelling of many details, based on comprehensive original technical manuals as well es testing and fine tuning by real world Aquila pilots from all over the world aim on providing an ultra realistic experience for you. Are you ready for departure? Let the journey begin!

Features & Functions

All features marked with SASL are custom developed.


The Picus X Aquila is a two-seat aircraft entirely built from carbon and glass fibre reinforced plastics. The original Aquila Aircraft is built in Germany. With modern interior, state of the art avionics and a MTOW of 750kg it is a popular and cost efficient training and travel aircraft, used by many flight schools and flying clubs in Europe, and even Australia and the United States.


  • Carbon and glass fibre fuselage
  • Laminar Airfoil
  • Rotax 912S engine
  • MTV-21 constant speed propeller
  • Slotted Fowler Flaps
  • Electrical trim
  • Digital Avionics available
  • Body contoured sport seats
  • Large glass canopy
  • Wheel Fairings for Tundra / Mud
  • Wheel Fairings for Travel / Cruise
  • Sportive flying characteristics
  • Ideal for education and training
  • Easy and fun to fly


  • Detailed interior with HD textures
  • Night VFR-Version with 3 independent HDR lighting options SASL
  • Original place cards mounted
  • Animated removable ignition key
  • Animated slinging key chain
  • Animated pilot with Sennheiser headset and sunglasses (depending on sunlight)
  • Checklist and magazines in seat pockets
  • Functional canopy with sliding windows


  • Detailed exterior with HD textures (e.g. prop, air intake, wheels, screws, dirt) and full PBR support
  • Animated wheels and G-loaded shock absorbers
  • Ailerons, elevator, rudder and flaps show correct deflection angles
  • Instant changeable wheel fairings(choose between Travel and Tundra)
  • Switchable Static Elements (pitot tube cover, winglet covers, chocks)
  • Correct anti collision strobe sequence SASL

Aerodynamics & Systems

  • Correct physical model as computing basis for X-Plane®
  • Correct airfoil parameters for laminar wings, ailerons, rudder, elevators and prop
  • Realistic flap parameters regarding lift, drag and lever arm
  • Correct weight and balance parameters
  • Correct power consumption of all electrical systems modelled
  • Custom Fuel Selector Valve with 3 positions (Left, Right, Off)SASL
  • Electrical Trim and LED indicator
  • Functional Emergency Location Transmitter (ELT) on impacts larger 4.0 G SASL
  • Functional Davtron chronometer with UTC, local time and stop watch SASL


  • Custom 3D analog gauges with in-depth modelling (e.g. floating fuel needles) and HD textures
  • A211G only: Picus X G500 with fully functional Primary Flight Display (PFD) and partly modelled Multi Function Display (MFD) incl. initialization and AHRS alignment SASL
  • A211G only: Picus X G500 includes moving map(based on the basic X-Plane® functions)
  • A211G only: Picus X G500 includes WX forecast
  • A211G only: Picus X G500 includes up to 5 customisable approach charts SASL
  • Picus X GTX 330 Transponder with automatic ALT or GND mode and Splash Screen on startup SASL
  • Picus X GMA 340 radio and intercom
  • X-Plane® GNS430 with custom 3D bezel and Splash Screen on startup SASL

Engine (Rotax 912S, 100HP)

  • Correct engine parameters and limits
  • Choke modelled (required for engine startup if cylinder head temperature is below 50° C) SASL
  • Carburetor heat modelled
  • Cabin heat modelled
  • Electric fuel pump and realistic fuel pressure behaviour modelled SASL
  • Automatic leaning by modelled pressure membrane SASL
  • Vibrating exhaust tube depending from engine RPM SASL

Constant Speed Propeller (MTV-21 by mt-propeller)

  • Correct pitch deflection angles dependant on constant speed lever
  • Realistic weight / torque
  • Custom 3D and automatically blending prop discs, visible pitch from the side while spinning (based on RPM) SASL
  • Prop strike damage modelled(toggled, if aircraft touches ground with less than 5° negative pitch) SASL


  • Original Rotax 912S sound incl. starter, startup and shutdownSASL
  • Original Aquila stall warner sound
  • Original ELT sound
  • Custom tire squeal sound, independent for each tire touching ground SASL
  • Custom avionics fan
  • Custom flaps servo sound
  • Custom canopy sound (open/close)

Magic Functions

  • Floating Options menu / preset 3D Views SASL
  • Floating Checklists for instant use SASL
  • Floating Fuel, Mass & Balance menu with real time altering and calculation SASL
  • Flight Instructor Mode (view from the right seat, 3D pilot on the left seat) SASL
  • Magic Functions (Engine Startup Sequence, Run-Up-Test Sequence, Shutdown Sequence) SASL


Frequently Asked Questions

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