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    Mitsubishi MU-2 v1.5 Released - 64-bit!

    X-Aviation and X-Scenery are proud to announce the release of the 64-bit, version 1.5 Mitsubishi MU-2B-60! This long awaited update includes many features, including an all-new cockpit design, a new plug-in for the systems simulation, and much more! See screenshots of the new Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 on the product page at X-Aviation! General changes: New, friendlier activation system X-Plane 10 compatible only 64-bit compatible only On the surface changes: Higher resolution textures on the cockpit panel New 3D clock New artificial horizon with working flight director bars High resolution altimeter with rolling digits and easier to read numbers New altitude selector with rolling digits Yoke is hideable by clicking on the base of the yoke Fuel transfer system/control panel is fully functional Com1/Com2 selector knob functional for VATSIM users New high resolution radio frequencies easier to read Nav1/Nav2/ADF audio switches enable audible nave aid tones New ADF with 3-stack knob for tuning New Garmin GTX330 transponder simulation Co-Pilot HSI coupled to Nav 2 New Co-pilot attitude indicator Stall warning and test mode operative (yoke will vibrate) Overhead panel functional, anti-ice and lighting rheostats work. New custom sounds for FSB and NS "ding" and stall shaker All autopilot modes operative, roll and pitch knobs operative. Small "quality of immersion" animations for some needles and nav flags Under the hood changes: Electrical system refined so that equipment only operates when it is correctly powered. New master caution system
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    Where to buy X-Plane

    For those of you looking to purchase X-Plane, there are a number of options out there. The traditional option is to purchase it from http://www.x-plane.com for $39+ shipping At this time, Avsim has a great deal going on for $29, and you can purchase that by clicking here. Another alternative is X-Plane.org's store. You can purchase for $39 by clicking here.
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    Want to win some free add-ons from X-Aviation?

    X-Aviation is pleased to announce they are the main sponsor of the ZLA ARTCC 2012 Poker Run! X-Aviation will be giving away over $700 in prizes to those that secure one of the top positions in the competition! Details about this competition and how to win can be found on the ZLA ARTCC 2012 Poker Run page. The event takes place January, 28, 2012 @ 2100Z, so check it out!
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    Leading Edge Simulations Releases DC-3!

    X-Aviation and Leading Edge Simulations are proud to announce the release of the iconic Douglas DC-3! This aircraft features both an X-Plane 9 and 10 version of the aircraft, a land and float version in one package, custom sounds created from real DC-3 recording sessions, a fully custom 3D cockpit and cabin, a custom programmed Sperry Autopilot, and much more! See more screenshots and features for this amazing and already highly praised aircraft on the product page at X-Aviation!
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    UrbanMAXX Extreme V2 3D Released

    Maxx XP has released what is told to be the final push of UrbanMAXX Extreme. This version is labeled as 2.0 3D. Quoting the products website, it states "UrbanMAXX integrates into X-Planes 'Plausible' environment seamlessly but it also gives you the ability to dial down your rendering options for better performance." A review by XSimreviews is available for you to read on their blog website. UrbanMAXX Extreme 2 3D is priced at $7.95 and may be purchased at the Maxx XP webstore.
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    X-Aviation Previews RealScenery NORCAL Scenery

    X-Aviation and RealScenery are pleased to show off some preview images of the upcoming NORCAL scenery release! Click here to see the images and leave your comments! RealScenery NORCAL has been a longtime coming project and is one of the most anticipated scenery releases over the last year! As the release gets closer more of these previews will appear for you to enjoy.
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    Laminar Releases X-Plane 10.11 RC-2

    Laminar Research has released X-Plane 10.11 RC-2. A list of changes are as follows: Cessna windshield does not disappear when C172 is used as an AI plane. Fixed typo in joystick config screen. Fixed joystick bugs with various hardware. Changed default gamma for Windows to be 2.2 - the default of 2.5 was just wrong. Fixed occasional crash due in weather initialization. Fixed strobe light effect in clouds. Fixed scrolling of hail marks on windscreen in 2-d panel. Fixed joystick subsystem to work around ControllerMate issues on Mac. sRGB disabled for ATI Catalyst 12-10 drivers - it works in some cases but washes out the UI with HDR on. Put up error alert when x-Plane runs with Gallium drivers on Linux - we only support the proprietary ATI and NVidia drivers on Linux. Disabled HDR when the GPU can't support it _even_ if prefs have HDR enabled. Bumped version on situation format - the 10.05r1 situation format does not work with 10.10 and 10.11; this version change stops the files from being loaded in a corrupt manner. Start your updaters and download the latest version!
  8. Captains, Welcome to X-Pilot.com! We are an alternative community in partnership with a number of commercial vendors well known throughout the X-Plane world. X-Pilot.com is committed to becoming "the community" of choice for all X-Plane users, new and old. The website will come online in phases, with the forum being the first phase of development. Phase two will begin a new file library system. This file library system will be in place for all X-Plane users to upload their add-ons and get feedback from the community. The final phase is some new X-Plane products useful to all X-Plane users! We're excited to be sharing all of these features with you as time progresses and will make more announcements as appropriate. At this time we invite all guests to Register and partake in the various topics that will come about, including those by the commercial vendors represented here. Currently, those vendors include: X-Scenery XPJets RealScenery JRollon Future vendors will be announced as time progresses, so stay turned for that as well! We are also pleased to announce that we are going to be partnering up with X-Aviation. They will be offering exciting product announcements, and special coupon codes to be used on your purchases for X-Pilot.com forum members only! Being able to offer this is a huge benefit to everyone, as X-Aviation is quickly building it's catalog with high quality products that tailor to everyone. X-Pilot.com is committed to a non-censorship type community where everyone is entitled to their own opinion without being worried that a moderator or administrator will knock them down. As much as opinions may hurt some, they often times end up making a product stronger! Let the fun begin... We'll see you in the skies! X-Pilot Administration
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    Shade Tree Micro Aviation Releases K-1200 K-MAX

    Shade Tree Micro Aviation (STMA) has released their latest project: the Kaman K-1200 K-MAX. They state that the "K-MAX is a unique helicopter used for lifting operations. Thanks to its two rotors turning in opposite directions it is extremely stable in all conditions." More information can be found by visiting their product page at the org store.
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    SkyMaxx Pro 1.3 Update Released

    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
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    X-Aviation Releases CRJ-200 1.4.1 Update

    X-Aviation has released an update to the Take Command! CRJ-200. This update brings the product to version 1.4.1 brings the CRJ simulation to a whole new level with all-new holding pattern logic, support for STAR transitions, and much more! See more info about this update by viewing the update thread in the forum.
  12. We will be working on upgrades and running maintenance on the forums over the next 24 hours. During this time some features of the forum will be disabled. We anticipate to have this back up and running in full within this 24 hour window. Happy New Year to all! X-Pilot
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    X-Aviation's Black Friday Weekend Sale

    X-Aviation has a Black Friday Weekend Sale ending later this evening. Be sure to jump over to X-Aviation to save up to 50% off on select products! Want to see the ad for coupons? Click here! There are tons of deals to be had for everyone. Don't miss out!
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    Froogle agrees XP is the future. And....

    This will serve as formal notice that this topic is now closed. The value of anything good coming from this this late in discussion is next to nothing.
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    Official Saab 340A Promo Video Released!

    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.
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    Alabeo Releases D17 Staggerwing

    Alabeo has released the D17 Staggerwing! The product features high detailed reflections, volumetric side view prop effects, dynamic prop shines, and numerous liveries. See more at the Alabeo web store! This aircraft is priced at a reasonable $19.95USD.
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    LES Saab 340A Enters Beta Testing!

    Leading Edge Simulations and X-Aviation have announced the Saab 340A has entered into the beta testing phase! As one of the most anticipated aircraft projects for X-Plane yet, this is great news towards a final release! You can read more about this in the topic here at X-Pilot. Complete with custom simulated systems, this is sure to be an awesome product for the study sim enthusiast!
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    Ramzzess Aviation Design Announces 777-200LR

    Ramzzess Aviation Design, the developer responsible for add-ons like the SSJ-100 and other Russian aircraft, has announced a joint project with Philipp Avionics. Philipp Avionics is run by Philipp Muenzel, the creator of the systems for the Take Command! CRJ-200. The Boeing 777-200LR will be a "Licensed by Boeing" product, featuring custom systems and avionics, including a custom FMC. More information about this upcoming product may be found in the official forum announcement thread located at X-Plane.org.
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    Maxx-XP Announces SkyMAXX Pro

    John from Maxx-XP has announced to the community the development of a revolutionary new cloud and sky engine product. A promotional video and discussion of it has been released here. Given all the features announced and intended this is sure to be an add-on to keep your eye on!
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    MU-2 is 40% off this weekend only!

    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!
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    A350-900 XWB Maiden Flight livestream

    This topic is now closed. Any further comments are counter-productive to the topic at heart.
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    New Saab 340A Previews by Leading Edge Simulations

    X-Aviation and Leading Edge Simulations have posted new previews of the upcoming Saab 340A! Along with the new previews, an announcement was made that Leen de Jager would be assisting in the development of liveries for this project. You can see the latest previews here! Be sure to also check out all prior previews here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here!
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    World Traffic - Released!

    Classic Jet Simulations has released an innovative and much needed plug-in for X-Plane which controls AI traffic around your X-Plane world! World Traffic is an application designed to fill the skies and taxiways of your favorite airports with lots of planes. You can even create land and sea traffic. Flight paths are defined through flight plans which are simple to create by specifying the aircraft in the flight and some flight parameters. Arrivals and departures are controlled by World Traffic based on wind and aircraft type info so that aircraft will land and takeoff from suitable runways. More information may be found on the World Traffic product page. General Features Sample flight plans and ground routes are provided for KSEA. These illustrate almost all of the functionality of the application and may be used as examples for your own flights. Several default aircraft are provided with many more to come. Users may create their own aircraft as well. Flight plans can be grouped into zones to enable/disable flights for a specific region or to enable/disable flights for a specific vintage of aircraft. You can organize the flight plan folders however you wish and enable or disable whatever regions you are interested in. Custom sound engine with directional, multi-track aircraft engine sounds with doppler shift. Simple ATC system to allow you to interact with the World Traffic application so that it is aware of your position and can vector you and and assign you arrival/departure runways. Flight information window allows you to quickly find active flights, flight information about that flight, and it lets you view that flight with the track camera. Collision avoidance features for ground traffic so aircraft hold for approaching and departing aircraft, aircraft will overshoot if they are too high or too fast or if there is a plane on the runway, and planes will enter holding patterns if the airport is too busy or their crosswind landing limit is exceeded. Flight Plans User-defined flight plans to specify the flight path of an aircraft or a formation of aircraft. Settable altitudes for each steerpoint in the flight plan where altitude can be in feet above sea level or feet above ground level for terrain following flights. Flight plans can be defined for specific aircraft tail numbers so that a specific aircraft can be defined to follow a multi-leg route. Ground Routes User-defined ground routes to specify specific parking locations for aircraft. Ground routes can be specific to a general type of aircraft, a type of aircraft, or a specific tail number so you can have planes park in the parking spots you want Flight Model Simple, tunable flight model using aerodynamics and ballistics equations from the NASA web site to provide a natural looking flight model accurate enough that you can follow the World-Traffic controlled aircraft. Wind and turbulence affect aircraft so that they will bounce around in turbulence and crab into the wind in flight to maintain desired headings. Afterburner thrust is settable so afterburner-equipped aircraft can accelerate quickly when required, perform vertical departures, and fly supersonic. Aircraft Object Animation and Lighting Custom datarefs are provided to provide your aircraft with full animation of control surfaces, landing gear, canopy, nozzle, engine blades/prop, thrust reverser, lights etc. All types of aircraft lighting is supported and the lights will function correctly depending on the phase of flight and aircraft type. Landing lights will go on and taxi lights will go off when the aircraft taxis onto a runway for takeoff. The strobe lights will turn off when the plane arrives and turns off the runway. Cabin lights will stay and aircraft doors will stay open for a few minutes after an airliner parks until the passengers are all off the plane. Most other lighting turns off when the aircraft engines are shut down. Planned Features Random traffic generation based on an airport definition file specifying traffic type, connecting airports, and traffic volume to allow you to quickly generate air traffic for your favorite areas. Import tools to convert flight plans in other popular formats to work with World Traffic and to get real-world flight plans off of the web. Custom approaches for SID/STAR approaches from the web or your own custom approaches for arrivals and departures into mountainous areas.
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    DreamFoil Releases Eurocopter AS350 B3

    DreamFoil Creations has released their Eurocopter AS350 B3 Plus helicopter. Along with a highly detailed 3D model, the aircraft has many features and accurately represented flight model for X-Plane. You may purchase it at the X-Plane.org Store for $34.95 USD. Features High quality 3D model for exterior and interior 3D Panel and fully clickable switches/buttons Rotor animations (Starflex / Articulations / Links / Flapping / Coning / Cone drop / Wind) Turbine simulation (Realistic Arriel 2B1 simulation) Accurate Torque, Ng, T4 and NR/Nf values Realistic startup and shutdown procedures (can follow real aircraft checklist) Controls Friction and Lock - Trim System VEMD (Vehicle and Engine Management Display) fully simulated EBCAU (Engine Back-up Control Ancillary Unit) Plugin driven and fully simulated FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) Plugin driven and fully simulated CWP (Caution and Warning Panel) GTX 327 (Transponder) fully simulated Bendix KR87 (ADF) fully simulated Realistic Autorotations Hydraulics and Accumulator simulation Light circuit simulation Internal lighting Rotor brake with controllable intensity Customizable variants (Police, Medical, Hoist, Transport) Realtime spot light simulation for Search Light (HDR required) Venting system simulation (include audio) Working dynamometer for sling load operations Removable Doors Exhaust Heat Blur (HDR required) FLIR camera Realistic exterior lighting SmartLivery A new way to change your liveries, preview feature allow you to pick the one you really want to, no more guessing with names. SmartMenu Easy access menu, allow quick change of views, Ground Power Unit or SmartLivery. DreamEngine sounds Over 70 custom sounds for realistic simulation - Realistic startup sound with dynamic sounds Doors simulation (Increased noise / Frequencies attenuation / Wind), Switches and buttons sounds, Blade slap sound, Low and High rpm horn HeadPhone Simulation Arcade Mode Exclusive mode allow beginners to get help while training, this feature will auto correct flight attitude, just center your joystick while flying in this mode and helicopter will automatically fly stabilized. It is not limited to beginners, can be also used in other situations like: In forward flight as help to keep flying while you change any instrument like radio frequency or GPS. During hover as PANIC button, to recover from bad situations induced by pilot. For people who don't really want to worry so much about flying, just like an arcade mode from videogames, it allow you to takeoff without big corrections from cyclic, and forward speed is achieved by only moving cyclic forward.
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    JRollon Releases BAe Jetstream 32

    X-Aviation and JRollon Planes are pleased to announce the release of the BAe Jetstream 32! You may go to the product page to find screenshots on the product as well as to purchase it. There is an introductory price discount during initial release! Highlighted Features: - From the creator of the Take Command! CRJ-200! - Custom simulated systems to mimic the real aircraft. - Optional manual or automatic engine startup. - Ground power unit start simulated with visible GPU. - Sounds created based on real aircraft recordings! - Failure system simulation. Emergency hand pump hydraulics simulated as well as dump mode. - Ability to control in-cabin air temperature and see real effects based on selection. - Awesome atmospheric effects, including ice buildup, fog, function wipers clearing water, and more! - Simulated pressurization system. - Detailed HD modeling and texturing...it's simply stunning in sim! - Reflective glass on instruments in the cockpit. - Immersive lighting effects with different controls for illumination. - Fully detailed 3D cockpit complete with tons of animations. More than 90% of the instruments are simulated, including more advanced radios! - More liveries to come for FREE!