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    News from all over the X-Plane world!

    Laminar Research has released X-Plane 10.45 RC-1 to the wild.
    As per their release, "X-Plane 10.45 is a “small” patch for us in that it doesn’t contain major changes to the code, but it contains a number of features you might like."
    Changes include:
    An update to the global airports. The global airports won’t conflict with custom scenery – new exclusion  technology prevents overlapping buildings. Nav data has been significantly updated – lots of bug fixes are in 10.45. The GPS data for the G430 now contains IAFs, so you can fly GPS approaches with proper transitions. Proper prop torque for aircraft that opt in.
    Sundog Software and X-Aviation have announced work on 'Real Weather Connector', a product to work with SkyMaxx Pro v3.
    Real Weather Connector will enhance and alter the way weather is generated for X-Plane.
    Real Weather Connector will be released as its own product, but it will require SkyMaxx Pro v3 to work, utilizing downloaded weather data and generate clouds in their actual locations.
    To read more about the product, and follow Sundog's development, visit X-Pilot's forum thread.
    JarDesigns has provided Aerosoft Sim News with new previews of their upcoming A330 with Rolls Royce engines.
    You can see the exclusive preview shots at ASN XP.
    We also have an active discussion on this project here at X-Pilot.
    This product continues on JarDesign's successful Airbus series of products.
    PMDG has officially announced the Douglas DC-6 as their entry product into the X-Plane simulation world.
    Robert Randazzo of PMDG states:
    "The PMDG Classics DC-6B is the lead off product in a new breed of products for PMDG that will bring some "old school" aviation to our product lines for Xplane, FSX and Prepar3D. This product will drop for XPlane first- but shortly after will release for FSX and Prepar3D as well- making it the first PMDG product to appear on three different simulation platforms."
    A topic of discussion can be found here at X-Pilot.
    The original posting from PMDG may be found on their Facebook page.
    X-Aviation and Maxx-XP have released an update for SkyMaxx Pro, bringing the version number to 1.3!
    This update includes further enhancements and optimizations in performance, including features like forced cirrus layers for a more realistic environment and higher resolution textures than in previous versions.
    You can read more about this update here.
    A list of what has been updated includes:
    Clouds faded out due to visibility are culled, to further improve performance
    New cumulus cloud puff textures
    Clouds should be consistent across multiple displays
    New config option to always force at least one cirrus layer (on by default). If no cirrus layer comes in from X-Plane's datarefs, we create one at 9000 meters
    Improved error handling in the event initialization fails
    Cloud visibility is generally increased
    Random variation added to cumulonimbus cloud sizes
    Prevents a source of a potential crash reported by one user
    Memory leak fixed with latest Gizmo build

    Leading Edge Simulations and X-Aviation are happy to announce the release of the long awaited Saab 340A for X-Plane 10!
    This aircraft features a study level simulation based on the real aircraft, custom programmed from the ground up! You can grab yours today at the Saab 340A product page on X-Aviation!
    The Saab 340A is entirely simulated based on the real world manuals. All of the systems are entirely custom programmed, including the autopilot, CRT displays (EHSI and EADI), powerplant, hydraulics and more! Our entire simulation has been certified as true-to-life by a test group of five real world Saab 340 pilots. They were amazed at our accurate simulation, and you will be too!
    It's release week for the Saab 340A, and things are still going steady according to the developers!
    A new video has been posted showcasing some of the features, variants, and liveries of this amazing aircraft, and you can watch it here!
    In the event you missed the release week announcement, you can read more on that here.
    X-Aviation has announced a sale for the newly updated Mitsubishi MU-2 Marquise!
    Boasting all new systems programming, a 3D cockpit, and 64-bit support, this is a great opportunity to get your copy of the MU-2 at an excellent discount!
    Grab yours today!
    The sale ends Sunday, August 25th, 2013!