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Initial Release April 19, 2021
Last Updated September 03, 2021
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  • Version September 03, 2021

    Same as v1.0.6 but fixed a small issue ... defaults MFD to G3X instead of 750. Will cause black Garmins otherwise if the 750 is not installed.

  • Version 1.0.6 September 03, 2021

    Flight Model:
    - "Real Aircraft Feel"
    - No more tail wag at extreme speeds, yeah!
    - Improved lateral stability (again easier to battle crosswinds ... also more natural and correct ... it just feels right).
    - Increased MTOW to 2300lb, allowing for full tanks, 2 pax and some baggage
    - Much improved elevator control
    - Further refined ground steering / takeoff-roll characteristics
    - AP vertical speed increased to 2000fpm

    - Adjusted turbine startup timing for all phases to match a real PT6A
    - Throttle less sensitive in the lower RPM range, easier to control those take-offs and landings
    - Various other tweaks to the turbine using Pratt & Whitney data
    - Further improved fuel consumption accuracy

    - Increased max beta from 60 to 65 degrees, improving performance at altitude

    - Adjust cabin light brightness using the knob of the unused prop-control
    - Tweaked cabin dash spot lights to not cover any part of the MFD or PFD

    - Added graduation markers at the 25% points for the torque gauge
    - Added ITT gauge
    - Added RA (radar altitude)
    - Added remaining range in nm and fuel burn in gph numbers
    - Voice Alert for stalls below 200kts
    - Added annunciations for if you forget to retract gear or flaps above certain speeds. Graceful upgrade from Caution to Warning alerts, depending on how fast you go (and damage your gear / flaps).
    - Added annunciations for ITT (1 minute over 800 degrees and instant when over 1000 degrees)

  • Version 1.0.5 August 07, 2021

    - Compatible with SU5!
    - Redesigned flight model: more realistic, authentic and fun than ever
    - Redesigned Pratt & Whitney PT6a-42 Turbine Engine using factory data
    - Redesigned propeller
    - Accurate fuel consumption from idle to max torque
    - Smooth throttle from idle to max torque
    - Superb ground handling
    - Accurate suspension (shocks for nose wheel and spring gear for mains)
    - Accurate weight (increased), CG and moments for this aircraft
    - Realistic stall behavior for this aircraft (gentle nose dip)
    - Excellent low-speed control and behavior; master those crosswinds!
    - Increased cockpit lighting levels
    - Tuned landing and taxi lights
    - Support for the GTN750 on the MFD (read the "Vertigo and GNS750.txt" file included in the download)
    - A lot more!

    My sincere thanks and gratitude go out to all the people who participated in the beta program for this version and of course, to everyone flying this versatile speed machine.

  • Version 1.0.4 June 07, 2021

    The recent Software Update 4 (SU4) brought with it a vastly improved flight model. Stuff that was missing has been added, and things that were not balanced well now seem to be pretty accurate.

    This update takes full advantage of all this goodness!

    - Super stable ground handling, take-off roll easy as pie (30% throttle is enough, trim well before starting your roll)
    - Execute the famous Knife Edge aerobatic move, and hold it for the entire runway length!
    - Most accurate flight model yet for Vertigo
    - Fixed trim balance issue
    - Slightly reduced flap drag
    - Excellent balance of aerodynamic forces

  • Version 1.0.3 May 11, 2021

    - "Generation 2" Flight Model (smooth ground control, zero tail-wagging, epic roll-rates and more)
    - Fixed the US Coast Guard (USCG) livery conflict with Grravel
    - Fixed "Level of Detail" drawing distances for the external model
    - Improved throttle lever usability range giving you finer throttle control

    Note on the "Generation 2" Flight Model. I have been working hard on another aircraft, the aerobatic Gee Bee R3. Developing this has certainly pushed the limits of what the MSFS Flight Model can do and has taught me more than Carbon, Grravel and Vertigo combined. Hence I have redeveloped Vertigo's Flight Model entirely from scratch putting in all the lessons learned so far. Enjoy the new flight experience!

  • Version 1.0.2 May 05, 2021

    - 2 New liveries: 54 Cyclone and US Coast Guard!
    - Tweaked steering wheel sensitivity a bit
    - Adjusted rudder sensitivity at taxi speeds by a fair bit, less twitchy
    - Less sensitive elevator at all speeds
    - Slightly increased roll rate at top speeds
    - Removed external 3D model LOD 5 as it missed wings
    - Other "tiny" flight model refinements

    Enjoy guys, overall easier to control on the ground, however, you would still need to respect the huge amount of power. No matter what, prop wash coming from 850HP spinning 6 blades will make the rudder highly responsive, as it should. Take-off with 25 to 30% torque and it's super smooth.

    Retract gear before 140kts or you may damage it.

Frequently Asked

Questions? Find your solution here.

Does Vertigo exist in real life?

Yes and no. But mostly yes. It's a heavily modded JMB VL-3 with a retrofitted 850HP turbine. A six-bladed constant speed prop has been installed. That has not been done in real life yet with the VL-3. However it has been done in the Lancair (a very similar aircraft) by Mike Patey. He created "Turbulence" - the fastest single-engine turbo prop in the world - after which Vertigo is modelled. Vertigo has been given the same engine, top speed and climb rate.

I want to know my v-speeds.

Check out the performance placard on the dashboard (above the MFD).

What's Vertigo's range?

At 50% torque at FL200 you'll fly at 270kts IAS or 357kts TAS and have a 1,000nm range.

How do I start the engine?

Use the build-in checklist in MSFS, it will guide you through all steps. You can of course also do an autostart (CTRL-E by default) or start hot on the runway.

Take-off is so powerful!

Vertigo is ridiculously overpowered. Use 25% torque for take off. Also remember to set elevator trim to neutral. Consider not using flaps.

I can't find the Community Folder.

Carefully read the Installation Instructions.

I have an issue with my Garmin.

The G3X Garmin comes with Vertigo as-is. Kindly contact the owner of the Garmin you have (the default MSFS or Working Title version most likely) for any support issues or feature requests.

As I cannot afford to be a Garmin 24/7 helpdesk I will politely ignore any queries related to Garmin.

Synthetic Vision on my G3X Garmin is not working.

If you have the Working Title mod you need to enable it in the G3X. Click on the Compass, this will open a menu. Then click on "More Options..." and enable SV.

As I cannot afford to be a Garmin 24/7 helpdesk I will politely ignore any queries related to Garmin.

Is there an autopilot?

Yes, if you have the WT G3X mod installed you can operate it. Check with the Working Title team for support.

Download the latest Working Title G3X mod from their GitHub repository:

Is there windshield deicing?

Yes, pull the lever above the fuel selector.

Master Switch does not affect some basic cockpit systems

Same thing happens in the default VL3. To be resolved.

Is there Pitot Heat?

Yes, if you have the WT G3X mod installed Pitot Heat is automated.

Download the latest Working Title G3X mod from their GitHub repository:

Is the Garmin GTN750 supported?

Yes this is an optional installation. Carefully follow the instructions in the "Vertigo and GNS750.txt" file that comes with Vertigo.

As I cannot afford to be a Garmin 24/7 helpdesk I will politely ignore any queries related to Garmin.

Why can't I raise the landing gear after take-off?

You were going too fast (> 140kts) and damaged the landing gear. Take-off with 25% torque, then raise flaps and gear before accelerating to ridiculous speeds. Or simply point up and go full throttle.


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Pretty empty over here.


I am actually disappointed in the sounds of this aircraft, using the TBM-930 sounds. I was hoping for more of a unique sound. 😞

Fantastic plane, I also bought the Gee Bee.



19 day(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

Absolutely fantastic airplane. I love Mike Patey's "Turbulence" and to have this in MSFS is a real dream. You are very skilled at making addons, this plane is excellent. I'm using it to follow Zara Rutherfords RTW route!

I love the color schemes you have provided, would it be possible to also use the stock VL3 repaints (see below) since the airframe is the same? I cant figure out how to to do it!



21 day(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

what an absolute blast to fly. This is the perfect plane for the "$100 hamburger." Can't wait to try your paid project this weekend.



24 day(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

Fast and responsive. Good plane.



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27 day(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

Hi guys, just downloaded the Vertigo, and great little aircraft, only problem is The gear wont retract. The switch works but nothing happens, tried the "G" key, the same, it works the switch. Could you help please.




28 day(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

Yes, yes, yes, yes and YES! I also bought the Gee Bee to say thank you, so now I am double spoilt for an amazing price!

Awesome aircraft. But my engine keeps stalling after flying for awhile. Still has fuel.

Latest update gave us the ability to dim the lights for night flight, thanks! However, the prop change also removed the ability to go into a beta or ground fine mode which we need on this AC. Can you please add this back in so I don't have to ride the brakes while on the ground?

Hello GotGravel,

Please can you add "Track Up" to the MDF map menu ?

Many thanks.

I think it slows down the game

You plane is amazing, almost the best on msfs. Please can you make the Garmin MFD map orientation point to Heading Up or Track Up, instead of the North Up its stuck in? Pls you can even make this a payware so you may add more features. But pls though, add the Track up. This is the only thing thats not so great about the plane right now.



1 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

Hey, thanks for the update. But I want to ask again my previous question from a few weeks ago:

Do you plan to modify the 3D model of the plane so it looks more like a PT6A visually (currently the typical exhaust pipes are not shown, for example).

For me, the missing exhaust pipes spoil the experience a bit. Or do PT6As without the exhausts exist? If so, all is fine.



1 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

The work you put in is amazing! Want to say thanks for providing us with these add-ons. Any way to put show smoke on this? Thanks again for your hard work and sharing it with the community!



1 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

awesome little sky-whip. cruises merrily along at 350 knots and is as stable and easy to fly as your car. set your flight controller with auto pilot, and just watch the scenery go by lol



1 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

super fun to fly and looks great!



1 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

This has been my favorite plane to fly in MSFS since its release. Great view, convincing flight model, excellent performance when you're hungry and trying to get to that $100 hamburger. If you like this plane, you're going to love its aerobatic cousin, the GeeBee R3. Highly, highly recommend it -- a lot of fun for $15, and you're supporting GotGravel and his partners for all the great free stuff they've built!



1 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

Absolutely fantastic fun to fly, it really does do it all! Only thing I can’t figure out, after engine stop, the propeller continually turns, it never stops. Fuel off, ignition off etc. Is this a bug or am I missing something? It still gets 5 stars though! Thanks very much for your hard work with this plane!

Sorry guys a small bug slipped into v1.0.6 for those without the GTN750 installed: both Garmins will be black. Fixed in v1.0.6.1!

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