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    • X-Pilot
      Shade Tree Micro Aviation has released their North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco.
      The aircraft has many features, among which are a fully 3D modeled aircraft, a high visibility cockpit, and weapons functions.
      More information can be found on the product product page.

    • X-Pilot
      In the event you missed this over the last couple of days, Laminar has released version 10.05 Release Candidate 1.

      10.05 is a minor patch from 10.04 to fix a few key bugs.
      Carrier landings now work correctly.
      The camera no longer goes through walls in 3-d cockpit mode on the Cirrus Jet and others. (ATTR_solid_wall now works again.)
      The warning message for 32-bit versions of Windows has been moved to the first time you pick rendering settings, and the language has been edited for clarity.


    • X-Pilot
      In case you missed it, Carenado has released their V35 Bonanza!
      The aircraft is available for $26.95 from Carenado's store, and includes four liveries, the option of tank tips, reportedly accurate flight model, and much more.
      Head on over to Carenado's website to check it out!

    • X-Pilot
      Beta 7 is out now. Note that to get it you need the new 3.1 installer. If you try to run the old installer, it will give you an error; if you simply update from the "about box", the new installer will be downloaded for you.
      With this new installer, the installer and updater are one program. See here for more info than you ever wanted to know.
      Lots of new art!!!
      The C-130 is included!
      Lit textures on cities and more city facades.
      Tuning of spill lights in the airport library to improve fps.
      Tuning and revision to natural terrain textures and forests.
      For users with the X-Plane 10 Global DVD, you will get Aerosoft's European airports if you install scenery for those areas, or if you update and have those areas already installed.

      Bug Fixes:
      Fixed crash when loading airplanes or quitting, introduced in beta 6.
      Fixed crash at EDDM on Linux (due to ATC taxi layout autogen running off the rails.)
      Fixed missing sky and clouds with P180, x737 and other wide panels when 4x SSAA and HDR are in use.
      Fixed the nasty bumps that airplanes were seeing when taxiing on runways at high altitude airports.
      Fixed multithreaded scenery load on Windows. This may help some users with flashing triangles.

      Rendering Engine & Scenery
      Object exclusion zones now also exclude autogen, so scenery packs that get rid of default buildings now get rid of the v10 default autogen. There is not going to be an "Exclude autogen" - just use the objects exclusion zone!
      Objects placed at high altitudes should now be at the correct location.
      Latest apt.dat data from Robin included.

      Plugin bug fixes, included in this beta:
      XPLM returns a version with an extra digit, to match v9.
      XPLM load/save data file APIs fixed.
      De-icing failure datarefs fixed.
      Datarefs.txt now matches the sim.


    • X-Pilot
      Laminar has now released Beta 4 of the 10.04 series. A list of changes/fixes are below:

      ATC:
      ATC checks aircraft altitude less frequently being a little more patient with pilots.
      New aircraft spawn "silently" which should drastically improve radio congestion.
      ATC should properly inform pilots of their expected approach and runway upon giving the pilot their FIRST vector for the approach.

      Scenery:
      Latest version of KSEA demo area has variable density of objects with the rendering settings. If you have a lower performance computer and run at medium object settings, the demo airport should have better framerate.

      Weather:
      Fixed black sky and broken transition from near to far terrain when flying over overcast cloud layers.
      Fog coloring tweaked in the clouds a bit... The color should be more realistic INSIDE of the clouds!
      More improvements in the read in of Real-Weather files... now handling more cloud types and report-types, including ones found in Europe!

      Joystick:
      Left and right brake BUTTONS should always work, as long as you do not have joystick AXIS assigned to left and right brakes!

      Joystick can now over-ride autopilot, as in reality. BUT, beware! The autopilot will be fighting you with the servos, and the trim as well, and in some airplanes, the trim is stronger than the flight controls themselves!

      Misc:
      Fixed white triangles in sky when looking straight up.
      Temporarily disabled alerts for illegally used ramp starts.
      Transition to supersonic engine dynamics a hair more realistic... applies to engine DRAG as well as thrust!
      Spherical and cylindrical projection corrected... See if you like it more! (If you have a pro-use key!)
      (real) Garmin430 and Garmin430 WAAS driven more perfectly now, with the ability to set the OBS on the Garmin unit or the X-Plane panel.


    • X-Pilot
      K&A Sim Development have released their latest version of the T28-C Trojan. This version is considered the 'Carrier' Edition, and has been re-written from the ground up. Some of the previous features that were available in 1.0 are not present in 2.0, though K&A state these will be available as purchasable and free extensions, along with other features that were not part of any prior release.
      It has been stated that customers who had purchased version 1.0 are eligible for version 2.0, though the logistics of this matter have not been fully sorted out by K&A. If you are not a previous owner of the T28-C, hop on over and purchase your copy today at the X-Plane.org store.

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