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P.180 Avanti II for X-Plane 11 - CURRENT VERSION: 2.1.1.a (uploaded at: 22:00Z November 27th, 2018)

NEW DOWNLOAD OPTIONS -  !!! READ BELOW !!!

OPTION 1: If you already have the Avanti or any X-Aviation product (you should already have the Gizmo plugin installed in your X-Plane installation - check for Gizmo.plugin in X-Plane 11/Resources/plugins/ folder)

Download only the file : "P_180_Avanti_II.zip". Unzip it in your Aircrafts folder. You are good to go! Enjoy your flight!

OPTION 2: You haven't the previous version of the Avanti (2.1.0) or any X-Aviation product.

Download both files. Run the "P_180_Avanti_Installer.zip". This will install both Gizmo and the previous version of the Avanti. Then you can replace the previous version with the current.

NOTE: If you have already downloaded the v2.1.1 (released Friday November 23rd), download only the v2_1_1_rc1.zip file. Unzip it and replace the "scripts" folder inside Avanti's folder. 

LATEST SCRIPTS (ALL MUST DOWNLOAD AND USE THEM): scripts v2.1.1.rc2 are now (Dec 10th, 2018) available fixing issue #5.

NOTE: If you get a pop window to ask you for login details, you do not have to enter anything, just close the window, and the aircraft will work fine.

 

OFFICIAL SUPPORT:

Official Bug tracker: https://bitbucket.org/iliastselios/p180_avanti/issues?status=new&status=open

Support Forums: 

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

As you might already know this aircraft is based on X-Plane's default P.180 Avanti , originally designed for X-Plane 8, was included in X-Plane 9, and from that point has been overhauled to Avanti II version. This is aircraft is totally FREE! It is a "return" to the X-Plane community that supported us those last 4 years that we exist as a development team!

This aircraft main features are:

  1. High quality visuals, cockpit all new 3D model and textures, including PBR materials.
  2. Simulated: a. startup and shutdown procedures b. engine controls and operations c. autopilot controls and operations d. partially operation of the electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, fuel systems.
  3. Emulation of Proline 21 avionics suite. Currently there is only one layout that will allow you to operate the aircraft in all scenarios. Many improvements will come in the future.
  4. Installation in the 3D cockpit of the default X-Plane 11 FMC.
  5. Improved flight characteristics.
  6. Internal custom lighting.

Of course Avanti development is not stopping here! Actually the overall development will be continuous, and the aircraft will always be in beta stage. Updates and upgrades will be available frequently!

Main planned future upgrades are:

  1. Adding more functionallity to Proline 21 avionics suite, heading from an emulation to a simulation.
  2. Custom NAV maps.
  3. Custom FMC.
  4. Fully simulation of all systems.
  5. New 3D model from ground up.
  6. Improved flight model.
  7. Avanti EVO.

Special thanks to: Austin Meyer for giving his permission to use parts of the Avanti on this project and X-Plane by Laminar Research that gave us this magnificent simulator!

The team that originally developed Avanti for X-Plane, Robert Pearson (aerodynamics), Massimo Durando (cockpit & 3D cockpit), and Javier rollon (External Model. JRollonPlanes www.jrollon.com) for his fantastic 3D work. @Hueyman for the propeller 3D model and the prop disc images.

Ben Russell of Gizmo64 for his support and that made available to us that powerful tool (aka Gizmo), and Cameron Son of X-Aviation for the support.

And of course X-Plane community for the interest in that project and patient to wait to be realized!

 


What's New in Version 2.1.1   See changelog

Released

  1. PFD: New PFD layout matching as close as possible the real aircraft.
  2. PFD REFS options: You can access 2 pages of reference options that you can set various speeds (Vt/V50/Vref, etc), minimum altitudes (baro/radar), FD style, barometric pressure (hpa/inHg), metric altitude etc.
  3. PFD magenta pointer: You can select to show direction to NAV1/NAV2/FMS waypoint/NDB, with the relevant data.
  4. MFD Upper Display: All new upper display for the MFD. Upper display is the area between the map and the EIS (Engine Indications System) at the top. You can select (MFD's LSK1) between blank (default), checklist (see below), and FMS Text (see below).
  5. MFD Checklist: On screen checklist of the Avanti checklist (you can find it at Avanti folder/manuals/). When you are in checklist display, LSK2 and LSK3 buttons are allow to navigate through pages, and RSK2 and RSK3 buttons, through items of each page. Note: the checklist is not "interactive" as the real one (in which you press a button to check that an item is done), nor with realistic controls. The implementation, at this stage is based on the simplistic usage. In next version, will be a more realistic implementation.
  6. MFD FMS-TXT: This page is almost identical with PROGRESS page on FMS, showing info for the previous FP waypoint, current FLY-TO waypoint, next waypoint, and the arrival airport. For the last one there are calculation for fuel at destination, and Gross Weight at destination. Note: because currently those calculations are based on the current speed, are not accurate, at least when you reach cruise flight level. In next version, will be implemented a typical profile for those calculations.
  7. LOAD MANAGER: You will able to access through the Plugins menu, an on-screen load manager, where you can add passengers (in next version will be added visual 3D models into the cabin), adjust fuel load per tank, or access some options.
  8. MISC: Various other fixes and visual enhancements (like turned down screen reflections). If you are interesting to create a livery for this aircraft, go to liveries/BASE/objects and you will find some .psd or .xcf files that you can use to create your own liveries.

scripts v2.1.1.rc2: Fixes all crashes related to FMS.




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6 hours ago, McDonne11 said:

It would be great to release this plane for X-Plane 10 too...

This is impossible now. There are a ton of stuff already adopted that are XP11 exclusively. From FMOD to even PBR materials. 

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On 07.12.2017 at 6:31 AM, airfighter said:

This is impossible now. There are a ton of stuff already adopted that are XP11 exclusively. From FMOD to even PBR materials. 

Thanks for an answer.

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I'm stuck on the installer. I am using an iMac and when I get to the "Connect to the Internet" page, I completely lose it. Is the 'server' my IP address? What is a 'port' etc. and where can if find them?

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On 12/10/2017 at 8:01 AM, ThePro5000 said:

I'm stuck on the installer. I am using an iMac and when I get to the "Connect to the Internet" page, I completely lose it. Is the 'server' my IP address? What is a 'port' etc. and where can if find them?

Are you connected to the internet when you are running the installer?

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Bonjorno, airfighter

Alike many other X-Plane pilots, I’ve been eagerly awaiting your release, with updates,of the Piaggio Avanti II - truly the Ferrari (turbo-prop) of the skies!  Once I’ve sorted out my iMac I will be downloading your creation.  Many thanks for all your hard work, patience with we the pilots and I am truly looking forward to more of your very high-quality work.

From a kiwi pilot..

Manukau

 

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Hello,

thanks very much for this fantastic development.

one question however : it does request x-aviation licensing information ....

so my question is : is it freeware or submitted to licensing rules ?

Thanks in advance for your cooperation

 

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additional information -  Gizmo64 a plugin for the X-Plane flight simulator that lets you program in Lua Script seems to be requesting x-aviation licensing...

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It's a joy to fly this piece of art but pls remove the reflections from the glass surfaces (ND, PFD). Somehow a snapshot of the base (Runway, taxiway or even the mesh below while flying) is taken and a (moving) reflection of that view are being shown on these screens which makes an already hard to read screens unreadable. Pls see attached screenshots taken while taxiing on apron within a few seconds. This was a clear weather and at around 10 AM in the morning and I could not find a way to increase the clarity of the screens - I guess the correct word for it is contrast. Hope these will be sorted out soon to make this beauty more realistic.

I wonder if it is my installation gone wrong somehow or not but I tested on Win 10, XP 11.20vr1. I will now install it to my other XP installation v11.11r2 to see if it is the same.

 

EDIT: Contrast in the VC is fine in XP 11.11r2, also the reflections from outside is not on screens. My Bad, I am sorry for testing it in 11.20vr1 first. Nice job. (S/shot 3)

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On 12/22/2017 at 3:28 AM, Hueyman said:

I would have loved to appear in the credits for the propellers models and discs :P

 

Awesome works though

Oh my...! Added now! Thanks again!

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Hi,

good to see speed tape numbers to rise correctly, and FMOD(which needs some tuning IMO).

Please fix the altitude dial, as the numbers are incorrect still....

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3 hours ago, digibill said:

Is there a way to install this plane in Linux? I see only a win and an OS installer file....

Sort answer no.

Longer one...You need to have Gizmo plugin for Linux. Was available few months ago, but now, due to the lack of interest from Linux users, Gizmo is not support Linux any more. 

If you have the plugin, then you can use wine to install the plane.

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On 1/13/2018 at 0:05 AM, Pat55 said:

Hello,

Do you have an other paintkit available with more layers ?

Thanks

Patrick

Currently no, because I'm planning in the future to redo the whole 3D from scratch. If I find some time in the next days, I might do something for the current layout.

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On 12/21/2017 at 7:55 AM, joe446 said:

additional information -  Gizmo64 a plugin for the X-Plane flight simulator that lets you program in Lua Script seems to be requesting x-aviation licensing...

Is there a "fix" for this? I was really confused when I loaded up X-plane to be greeted by something asking for a license.

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Just now, OzWookiee said:

Would be really nice if this used sasl rather than Gizmo64 since it does not require the authentication part of that plugin.

But it doesn't, and you're getting something for free. Can't be too nitpicky all the time.

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Just now, Cameron said:

But it doesn't, and you're getting something for free. Can't be too nitpicky all the time.

Hey no argument here and I wasn't being nitpicky or unappreciative of this fantastic freeware. But it's a little annoying that I have to close Gizmo64 everytime I use X-Plane even though I have no planes that require authentication. Now if Gizmo64 actually has the ability to not prompt for user/password everytime that would be fantastic :)

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8 hours ago, OzWookiee said:

Hey no argument here and I wasn't being nitpicky or unappreciative of this fantastic freeware. But it's a little annoying that I have to close Gizmo64 everytime I use X-Plane even though I have no planes that require authentication. Now if Gizmo64 actually has the ability to not prompt for user/password everytime that would be fantastic :)

You mean to close the popup window, not the Gizmo plugin, right? 

Re SASL: I'm using Gizmo in my payware projects (aka DC9), so when I have some to spend to do some stuff for Avanti, it is logical that I will go with what I'm using on a daily basis. After all it is proven that Gizmo is very powerful, with 2 of the best aircraft simulations, run on Gizmo (IXEG 733 and LES Saab 340A). And since I want that horsepower available to me, for things that will come, even for the free Avanti, I ask from you, that for now, accept the small annoyance to have to close that popup window.

Regards

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