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MLAeroDG MiG-15 and Me-262 Updates

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014

MLAeroDG is pleased to inform you that the MiG-15 and the Me-262 has been updated to, respectively version 2.1 and for the Me-262 version 1.2. The change log offers the following...

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Scenery

Tweaking X-Plane

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014

Although not recently uploaded by Froogle, it’s still worth to check out his tweaking video of how to tweak X-Plane. It looks like that Froogle uses for this a Windows...

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Utilities

Try X-Plane 10.31r2

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014

Ben Supnik, lead developer of Laminar Research would like to ask us to try out the latest X-Plane 10.31r2. According to Ben “Quick note: 10.31r2 is up on servers now. Please...

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Impressions

A Typical vFlyteAir Traveler Flight

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013

Although the vFlyteAir Grumman American Traveler can be flown easily under VFR conditions, flying IFR with the AP gives you a lot more time to look outside, making longer flights...

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MLAeroDG MiG-15 and Me-262 Updates

MLAeroDG MiG-15 and Me-262 Updates

MLAeroDG is pleased to inform you that the MiG-15 and the Me-262 has been updated to, respectively version 2.1 and for the Me-262 version 1.2.

The change log offers the following improvements and/or fixes. For the Mig-15 changes (version 2.1):
– Changes to avoid issues on Nvidia cards

And for the Me-262 changes (version 1.2):
– Changed 3d objects to avoid issues on Nvidia graphics cards
– Changed Engine failures to not burn but stall in case of wrong throttle handling
– Added _C version that uses a castoring gear like the real plane
– Adjusted SASL scripts
– small texture changes

Curious about the Me-262? Check out Jeffrey Chen his comprehensive Me-262 review at ASN.

Exclusive Aerobask Antares 20E Screenshots

Exclusive Aerobask Antares 20E Screenshots

The first motor glider for X-Plane 10 … work in progress … the Aerobask Antares 20E. Fly over the beautiful sceneries as you’ve never done!

According to Aerobask; The Antares 20E is a modern high performance open class glider. Self-launching motor glider with a 42-kW electric motor and lithium-ion batteries. It can climb to 10 000 ft on one battery charge, without loss of power with altitude. Vne 150kts. At typical take-off weights, max climb rate is 750ft/min. Enough!

ASN is pleased to offer you some exclusive Antares 20E screenshots. Curious? Check it it out at this link.

Carenado Updates aircraft for XP10.30

Carenado Updates aircraft for XP10.30

Carenado would like to share with you the following information regarding the updated aircraft for XP10.30.

With the last X-Plane update (to 10.30) new features are now possible in our aircraft. One of the most important new feature is related to the incorporation of the GNS 430 and GNS530. Carenado decided to update all our fleet to 10.30 (or higher). We are calling this new version: version 3 (v3).

Most important features of this fleet update are:
– Aircraft will only be for X-Plane 10.30 (or higher).
– Those aircraft with an old default GPS will be updated to the new GNS430 or GNS530.
– Plugin-enhanced (SASL, 32-bit and 64-bit).
– FPS-optimized models.
– New … scroll wheel support.

SSG B74-8 Series Updated to v1.1

SSG B74-8 Series Updated to v1.1

SSG is pleased to announce that their Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and Freighter have been updated to version 1.10.

This new update includes all the features of the SSG 747-8 Intercontinental V1.04, plus the following:
– Added DreamEngine sound plug-in.
– Hydraulic system has been improved.
– Fixed “Recall” button and message logic.
– Added seat belt sign logic.
– Brake system improved for XP10.30
– Some flight dynamics improvements.
– Added option to use kilos and pounds for displays.
– Added new copilot side Navigation Display pop-up capability.
– Added a resizable pop-up FMC.
– Many texture improvements.
– Many FMC and autopilot issues fixed.
– Updated default , Lufthansa, Air China, Korean Air, BBJ, Boeing blue and extra KLM fictional Liveries.
– Added LOW RES liveries version

Applicable to the Freighter are also:
– Cockpit modified to reflect system differences in the Freighter
– Boeing Light, Cathay Pacific Cargo, Atlas Air, Cargolux, Korean Air Cargo and NCA liveries.
– Added LOW RES liveries version.

Check it out at the SSG web page or at X-plane.Org.

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1412

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1412

On behalf of Aerosoft, we would like to inform that a new AIRAC Cycle 1412 for NavDataPro is now available.

NavDataPro users are now able to download and install the datasets for X-Plane flight simulator.

NavDataPro is our new update service for navigational data used by various simulators.

With this service flight sim pilots will allways get up-to-date navdata for flight planning and in flight use.

More information can be found at Aerosoft’s dedicated web page.

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1412

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1412

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on November 13th, 2014.

Let’s give some background information about the AIRAC Cycle.

The AIRAC cycle was adopted in 1964 and further improved over the years. Key are the worldwide effective dates with 28 days intervals (e.g. 4 August 2005, 1 September 2005, 29 September 2005, …). Effective days are always on a Thursday.

It may look indeed like a long period, 28 days, or even 56, but it should be understood that aeronautical information changes, mostly published through so called AIRAC Amendments.

When you want to know about the AIRAC. Have a look at the dedicated ICAO website.

Back to our Navigraph Cycle 1412, effective from November 13th.

By following this link you reach the download section of Navigraph.

Aerobask DA42 Twin Star updated

Aerobask DA42 Twin Star updated

Aerobask developer Stephane Buon is pleased to announce his updated DA42 Twin Star version 3.1.0.

According to Stephane “It’s not just a small update with some minor changes, no, this is a major update of the DA42 Twin Star. Besides the many improvements, fixes and news additions, Stephane also included one new livery. The major update, version 3.1.0, comes with the following change log:
– New GNS included on the MFD screen, fully functionnal virtual 3D cockpit
– EIS moved on PFD
– Support radio frequencies 8.33KHz
– Add bearing pointer on HSI
– Add Stormscope
– Fixed FLC mode nose up/dn
– Fixed transponder mode
– New gear damping animation
– Trim pitch & rudder corrected
– Improvement textures
– New liverie by XFlyer : Swiss Training Aviation
– New pilot
– Update flight manual

The update will be available via your X-Plane.Org account and of course, more information can be found at the dedicated Aerobask web page.

vFlyteAir Re-built Grumman Tiger

vFlyteAir Re-built Grumman Tiger

vFlyteAir is pleased to announce their updated, re-builded GrummanTiger version 3.0.

According to Walker Guthrie from vFlyteAir this version 3.0 which is compatible with X-Plane 10.30, has a lot of new features. That said, it also features the new X-Plane 10.30 GPS, implemented as a glareshield-mounted portable GPS.
What are the features with this re-built release?
– Optimized all 3D objects to improve frame rates
– Same great textures and details and animations
– and many others

Curious? Then check out the dedicated vFlyteAir web page and an email is send out to our Tiger customers with instructions for how they can get their free updates to this model.

SSG 747-8 Series New Sounds

SSG 747-8 Series New Sounds

SSG (Supercritical Simulations Group) is pleased to announce that their 747-8 Series will have a new sound engine by DreamEngine and custom sound set by Turbine Sound Studios for engine and other sounds.

The new sound engine allows for several customized effects and the new sounds have been professionally recorded from the real 747-8 for a great boost in realism. These new features will be standard on the upcoming Freighter version and will come as a free upgrade to the Intercontinental.

Try X-Plane 10.31r2

Try X-Plane 10.31r2

Ben Supnik, lead developer of Laminar Research would like to ask us to try out the latest X-Plane 10.31r2.

According to Ben “Quick note: 10.31r2 is up on servers now. Please try it!!  We think this is a keeper 10.31 – it has just a few more bug fixes.” The change log for this latest r2 release seems not much, but don’t forget that there was already a “r1″. The “r2″ log contains the following issues:
– Fixed quit mid-flight when DNS network lookup times out.
– Fixed rendering of prop angle for counter-clockwise props.
– Cylindrical projection does not show black screen when the option is picked for the first time.
– Use the correct localizer and glideslope reference so that the glideslope in the local map displays precision approaches correctly.
– Preserve existing contents of logbook when opened with the “Choose Pilot Logbook” function.
– Added support for the newest USB keys.

For more information about the “r1″, check out this dedicated link.