Vertigo is your swiss army knife in the skies. She can do it all: cruise world tours in absolute comfort, STOL the shortest strips in a challenging environment or fly - and win - air races. Inspired by Mike Patey's "Turbulence", she has the same blood running through her veins: the legendary PT6A 850HP turbine engine. Add to that a 6 bladed constant speed prop plus a composite airframe and you've got a competitive racer.
Vertigo runs on jet fuel, has a topspeed of 365kts, can climb at 12,000fpm and rolls at 150 degrees per second.
She can go nearly vertical right after take-off and still accelerate. Or cruise great distances in comfort and style.
At her core you'll find a heavily retrofitted JMB VL-3, an ultralight and fully composite experimental aircraft able to withstand g-forces of +15/-8.
Pilot, fasten your harness. And welcome to the world of Vertigo!
- Pratt & Whitney 850HP PT6A-42a turbine
- 6-bladed 6-foot constant speed composite MT propeller
- 16 professionally designed sporty liveries and interiors
- 31,000ft service ceiling
- Topspeed of 365kts
- At 50% torque at FL200 you'll fly at 270kts IAS or 357kts TAS and have a 1,000nm range
- Climb at 12,000fpm or more
- Enlarged tanks (2 x 50 gallons)
- Upgraded VL-3 fuel selector: now also has "Both" besides Left, Right and Off
- Fantastic ground handling
- Use flap 1 as speed brakes below 180kts
- Execute the Knife-Edge move!
- Pressurized cabin
- Windshield de-icing
- Fully simulated electrical system
If you have the WT G3X mod you will also get:
- Automatic Flight Control System (Autopilot)
- Automated Pitot Heat
The optional GTN750 is also supported for the MFD (right display). For installation, please follow the instructions in the "Vertigo and GNS750.txt" in the download.
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- Delete older versions of the Vertigo mod, if any.
- Extract the ZIP file.
- Drag the folder named gotgravel-vertigo directly into the Community folder.
- Restart the sim.
You'll find Vertigo in your hangar next to the default VL-3.
If done correctly, your folder structure should look like this:
/Community /gotgravel-vertigo /Effects /RTC /SimObjects /WeatherPresets /Official
How to find the Community folder?
If you changed the default location of packages, it’s the simplest because you should find a Community sub folder in it.
For Steam, it should be located in C:\Users\ [Computer Name]\ AppData\ Local\ Packages\ Microsoft.FlightDashboard_8wekyb3d8bbwe\ LocalCache\ Packages\ Community
For Windows Store C:\Users\ [Computer Name]\ AppData\ Local\ Packages\ Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\ LocalCache\ Packages\ Community
Vertigo comes with a full set of custom interactive MSFS checklists, but here are the essentials to get you in the air and back again.
- Master Switch > ON
- Avionics Switch > ON
- Strobe Lights > ON
- Engine Key > Start
- Wait for engine NG 20%
- Throttle > Idle
- Parking brake > ON
- Trim > Neutral
- Fuel Valve > Left (L), Right (R) or Both (B)
- Turbine Ignition > ON then OFF
- Wait for engine NG 50%
- Landing Lights > ON as appropriate
- Flaps > 0 or 1
- Throttle > About 25% torque
- Rotate at 70kts
- Retract gear before 140kts
- Retract flaps before 180kts
- Punch it and go vertical
- Fuel Valve > Alternate Left (L) / Right (R) every 15 minutes unless Both (B) is selected
- Flaps 2 or 3
- Aim for about 65kts at touch down
- Fuel Valve > Close (0)
- Avionics Switch > OFF
- Master Switch > OFF
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ADD-ONS
The Reno Air Races mod
The WT G3X mod
Note: required for access to the Autopilot and automated Pitot Heat
I have multiple threads on various flight sim forums and websites (including this one) and it is not possible for me to respond to queries on all of them.
Support is therefor exclusively provided from the Got Gravel Discord Server (https://discord.gg/4f3j4YgNm4) through the "Got Support" channel inside the "Got Friends" category.
A very special thanks to the countless test-pilots who have been involved with the Vertigo closed and open beta programme. She would not have been the same without you!
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Vertigo is now available on the Freeware section of https://www.got-friends.com/
Too bad it's no longer available.
Was a great plane
GotGravel 1 month(s) ago
We're back 😊 www.got-friends.com, freeware section
This aircraft made me crazy! Awesome paints too 😀 I have a new favorite plane! Thank You very very much for your work.
Super-excellent update...thank you.
Just a reminder to update the version number in the manifest.json file.
Here it shows version number 2.0.0, but shows 0.1.49 (prev. version) in the manifest.
Ah... I see the issue...
The "minimum_game_version" was updated with 2.0.0 instead of the "package_version".
After trying all kinds of solutions to get the VR controls to work, I loaded the stock JMB VL3 to check whether its controls works fine and they did. After having loaded and flown the stock JMB VL3 the Vertigo's controls suddenly worked as well. It's now an amazing plane to fly. I've left my original review if someone is trying to search for a solution to the similar problem.
Tried flying this plane in VR using the Valve Index controllers. While everything "works" the input tracking for moving the flight stick is way off. To move the flight stick 5cm in game, I need to move my actual hand with the controller about 70-100cm in any direction. The input tracking works fine on any other plane. Unfortunately this makes the plane unflyable.
The new interior lighting and fixes in the last update are the perfect touches to this already superbly enjoyable plane. Take it out for a night flight...
Thank you for this wonderful free aircraft. i am using it by default. i have started using SPAD.NEXT as my controller GUI and am learning how to assign commands to Logitech Panels. I see the command SIMCONNECT:TURBINE_IGNITION_SWITCH_SET1 is sent for 'Turbine Ignition' however when i assign this to a button i get no response even though the said button does send the same command, any ideas please?
Downloaded and installed Version 2 and noticed that the engine sound is very weak (not loud) compared to previos versions. When engine starts you can hardly hear the engine noise. You only beging to hear the engine at around 50%rpm. Is that intentional?
PS To make sure its not my system setup, I did check other aircrafts and their sound is fine. It only happens on this mod.
GotGravel 3 month(s) ago
Sound has not changed. Do note that there is such a thing as N1 and N2 spoolups for a turbine and sound will be very different around the 50% point.
Why has the throttle a mind of it's own? the throttle is reacting without any input. Cycling between full and no throttle..
armageddon51 3 month(s) ago
Setting the throttle to zero seems to have very little effect or none on the propeller. The engine command bug follow but there is little effect on the speed.
Note: after trying version 1.10, it was the samething. The throttle below 40% has little effect on power. Throttle to zero and the engine stay the same.
armageddon51 3 month(s) ago
@rrvistas Do you have the same problem with other planes ? I had an issue with an erratic throttle and find that was because of the setting "Assistance/Piloting/Assisted Take off". Try putting it "Off" if you are using the "easy" flight model.
obizme 2 month(s) ago
decrease prop pitch as well as you decrease throttle and add some down flaps that will slow you up .
Major update of your beloved Vertigo (don't tell your wife) to v2.0.0!
- Brand new flight model based on latest research and MSFS abilities
- Prop performance at take-off normalized (reduced), was made a bit crazy in a recent SU...top speed not affected (no worries, you still can do 350kts+)
- Much improved ground handling (a fair bit easier to handle, just keep that throttle in check)
- Improved gear suspension
- Fixed and much improved lighting (brighter (recent SU's dimmed it a lot), but also added nice UV lights on the floor)
- Visual engine and groundroll vibration added for both flightsticks
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flightsim.to is displaying this mod as not functional, BUT IT IS!!!!
I love Vertigo, but you guys should develop proper Lancair Legacy! 😋
Edit: just found out JMB is actually putting turbine into VL3 😄 although quite a bit weaker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htEziImagNU
The Grravel isn't THAT savage now
Anyone else not seeing engine dispays with the WT GX mod with some liveries? Or how I can swap the panel file or something in the livery so I can get them?
YESSS thank you so much for updating this!!! this will always be my favorite plane from you guys
Love this aircraft. Fly fast, fly slow. Excellent, love it. One gripe I 'm afraid. When I shut down the engine, fuel valve off, avionics off and master switch off, the prop continues to spin slowly? If the prop would stop it would be 5 stars!
WhiskyTango 5 month(s) ago
I get that too, it does eventually stop, But it takes a whiiiiiiiile to do so.
vlam94 4 month(s) ago
It's stopping now! pls update ur rate!
Ever since this update, the cockpit screens are not visible when viewing from an outside camera. The flight deck is completely flat, devoid of any screens.
GotGravel 3 month(s) ago
An LOD issue for the interior, will be addressed in the next update
ZILL 2 month(s) ago
Thank you. Awaiting the next update.
Hmmm, well this is the first plane in the sim that broke the physics engine. First flight I did a vertical stall, and unlike any plane I’ve done that before in, instead just flopping over and heading down it seemed to stick in the air and wobble all over the place in an impossible manner that was difficult to recover from. For something called Vertigo I didn’t expect it to be the first plane not to handle going vertical.
Holy moly... i thought, you would have left this great little plane alone.
It´s one of my absolute favorites to fly, so thanks a lot for putting some more love into it.
So i can start removing some pins out of my Voodoo-doll again, it worked out finally.
I hope, you keep polishing it further with the new prop physics and the new airflow physics, too.