TorqueSim has posted the first work in progress update since announcing their new BN-2 Islander to soon be released.
This week previews include a new livery and cockpit images. Also mentioned is the systems implemented for the aircraft.
You can read more about it in the forum post here.
TorqueSim has posted the fourth update for their upcoming SR22 aircraft.
In this update Coop covers how the SR22 will include a fully custom engine model, and why it's important to do so rather than using X-Plane's standard model.
Check out the full update and screenshot previews by going to the forum thread located here!
In their latest posting on the Rotate website, the developers state:
"After a few months of silent work, we can now show some screenshots featuring the MCDUs. Around 30 individual pages were put in the roadmap, and most of them are already operative. Some of the most relevant pages are shown here on these screenshots.
We have advanced a lot in the FMCs and FCCs, continuing with the dual cockpit approach. The autopilot is now waiting for tuning. We are preparing now to address the few pages and functions that you will miss on this publication: the performance related pages which are part of our next milestone, along with aerodynamics and navigation."
You may find the full posting of screenshots and information by clicking here.
TorqueSim has announced late stage development of their Islander BN-2.
This aircraft will feature a high quality model, PBR textures throughout, a full custom electrical system with working circuit breakers, support for the AFM G5 avionics on launch, and of course the fantastic roar of its O-540s will be rendered in beautiful FMOD!
You can read more about the announcement and see more screenshots here.
Today is the final day to get the Pocket Rocket at a steep 45% discount. Get yours today by going to X-Aviation!
The Pocket Rocket is a highly detailed simulation of a PT-6 equipped Pocket Rocket originally inspired by Thomas Dietrich. This aircraft comes with a simulated G1000 that gets its internal Synthetic Vision code from the famous Hot Start TBM 900, includes a simulated Garmin G5, numerous liveries and a maintenance and failure simulation. FMOD sounds are also included to give you that extra edge!
The long awaited update for the amazing Rotate MD-80 is here! Version 1.3 PRO!
This update is a free one for all who purchased the previous versions.
The aircraft is compatible with X plane 10.51 and up and is working in the latest X plane 11 beta. They cannot guarantee that future beta releases will offer 100% compatibility.
Rotate has stated they've completely reworked the LNAV & VNAV systems and the FMS includes new pages like PROGRESS and HOLD and offers support for ARINC424 instructions (DME arcs, Procedural turns, conditional waypoints, VECTORS, …).
Many smaller systems and older cockpit functions have been upgraded and some newer systems added with much detail.
Here is the official list of features
Precise flight model
Fine tuned engine performance
Developed with the help of two MD-80 pilots
Accurate PW-JT8D-219 model
Engine Starting and Ignition System
Engine Oil System
Fuel Distribution, Heat and Quantity Indication
Automatic Reserve Thrust
Thrust Rating Panel
Engine Display Panel
Systems Display Panel
Power Generating and Distribution System
Battery and bus monitor system
Emergency Power System
Ground Power Unit
Rudder and Elevator HYD/MAN operation
Ground Pneumatic System
Reversers and Brakes Accumulators
Air Conditioning and Distribution with Ground Operation and In-flight Pneumatics
Cockpit and Cabin Temperature Control
APU On-Ground Air Conditioning
Ground Pressure Supply for on ground A/C operation
Automatic Flight, navigation and FMS:
Dual IRS alignment rutine, NAV and ATT modes
Custom LNAV and VNAV. Climb, cruise and descend management with altitude and speed restrictions. ARINC424 instructions support
Performance management, with complete VNAV profile calculation, including T/C, T/D, and time, fuel and altitude predictions
Lateral Navigation: NAV, VOR/LOC, ILS
Vertical Navigation: VNAV, VERT SPD, IAS/MACH, ALT HLD
Speed modes: SPD and MACH sel, EPR LIM, FMS OVRD
All autopilot readouts simulated
Flight Mode Annunciator
All EPR modes
Flight planning, navigation, performance management and airplane guidance
RTE page with VIA and DIRECT selection, DISContinuity detection and CO ROUTE
LEGS with insertion and deletion capabilities and RTE DATA
DIRect TO waypoint
DEPartures and ARRivals pages with SIDs and STARs (third party database included)
PERFormance page with BURN SCHED, WIND/TEMP corrections and calculated remaining fuel
CLIMB page with estimated times and restrictions and CLB DIR function
DESCENT page with SPEED/PATH, DES NOW and DES DIR modes
TAKEOFF REF and APPROACH REF with automatic V-Speeds calculation
HOLD page with entry pattern calculation and Present POS
PROGRESS pages with pilot selectable waypoint
Save and load route options
Aircraft Management page
Custom PFD and ND with curved transitions and MAG/TRU operation
Accurate navigation instruments and displays
Weather Radar and TCAS with TA/RA advisories
Complete Engine Fire Detection and Extinguishing simulation
DFGC, Altitude, Engine Fire, APU Fire, GPWS, Windshear, Flight Recorder, Voice Recorder, TCAS, Brake Temp, Stall, Anti-Skid, LED/Annunciators
Slat/Flap controls with Dial-a-Flap selection wheel
Vertical trim control with Take-off Condition Computer
Hide yoke option
Highly detailed 3D cockpit, passenger cabin and exterior model, with accurate animations
Accurate control surfaces animations with control tabs. Precise wing flex animation
Thorough 4K texture work
Normal and specular maps
10 High quality liveries (Air Liberté, Alitalia, Allegiant, American Airlines, British Island Airlines Delta Airlines 1, Delta Airlines 2, German Wings, Iberia, Scandinavian Airlines)
Cockpit crew modelled
Cockpit flood lamps and thunderstorm lights
Cockpit instruments, text and digital lights
Panel flood lights
Overhead panel flood light
Wing lights with off, on and deployed positions, and nose lights
Nav, strobe and anti-collision lights
Exterior flood lights, wing and nacelle lights.
Custom 3D sound engine with stereo and doppler effects
High quality multi-layered engine sounds
Wind and control surfaces sounds
Cockpit sounds: varied switches and knobs, avionics and Air Conditioning, tests and alerts,…
To purchase this aircraft or upgrade to the latest version please click here - Enjoy!
Aerobask, a developer known for their Epic E1000 and Viperjet LXR, have released their long-awaited single engine, super light jet; the Epic Victory.
But they did not stop there. When you purchase their new release, you get the LISA Akoya, a nimble, single engine amphibious plane, free of charge.
And if you thought that was a bargain, Aerobask is not done there. Along with the two aircraft, you can also download a free Manuae Airport scenery, made available at X-Plane.org, to really enhance your sea plane experience.
Aerobask Quality 3D Model
High quality 3D model throughout
Flight model defined according to the specifications of public data. Fun to fly.
Ultra-High Resolution textures. 4K, Ambient Occlusion, Specular, Normal mapping and night lightning.
Fully functional and animated Virtual 3D cockpit.
Panoramic windshield with reflections, rain and icing effects.
Ground Power Unit
First ever modeled Skyview for X-Plane
3 EFIS Skyview
Extensive custom logic to simulate the real Skyview
Custom MAPs & FMS
Flight Plans Management
AutoPilot and radio
All EFIS can be displayed in Pop-up view
EIS MVP50, 2 Garmin GNC255, 1 STEC5000 Autopilot, ADL110B weather radar, TCAS and vocal alerts.
Can also be viewed as Pop-up windows
Fuel & weight management
Custom 3D Sounds
Engine, gear, flaps, door, vocal alert, callout.
Enhanced 3D sound engine using SASL functions.
More than 6 different paint schemes using 4K textures (more available at aerobask.com)
Victory general manual
Aerobask Skyview manual
Checklist normal operation
Online Flight Planner tutorial
X-Crafts has released a big update for their Embraer 175 product. This brings the product up to version 1.1, and the changes in this update include:
E175 v1.1 changelog: - Ground equipment and pushback options are now restored after landing (more details below) - The winglets can now be changed through a plugin menu - There are now 12 liveries included in the package and 21 additional liveries available here - total of 33 Liveries - More details and dirt added to all liveries included in the package - SASL updated to version 2.4 - Engine start sounds fixed - Cockpit windows are fixed (the glass of the windows wasn't moving) - New avionics sounds - New chrono clock - Reverse now works separately with hardware throttle - Clicking spots on the MFD are all bigger now - very easy to click on all the buttons - Vertical ILS diamonds fixed - CRS indicator in PFD is now working - GPU can now be turned on and off on the overhead panel - ATHR can only be engaged after takeoff - Cursor changed when changing the range in MAP Options menu. (TIP: You can also change the range directly from the range indicator in the map!) - windshield was shiny in the middle - VOR bearing pointer added to the NAV map - Alitalia livery has many added details - Flap sounds inside are too loud - Updated xfmc and xchecklist config files - Fans were rotating in the wrong direction - The lights on the new winglets also illuminate the surroundings now - Big misplaced nav lights on winglets corrected - Artifitial horizon was showing wrong values - N E S W highlighted on the FMS - The little black line on the EFIS horizon is gone
FMS changes: 1. Corrected ability to override warning that a flight plan .fms file exists when selecting a filename to use when saving the current route.
2. Corrected coding that does not properly detect and reject waypoint misplacement if the waypoint is an NDB, and a VOR with the same NAVID is found before the plugin finds the correct NDB waypoint.
3. Corrected display of the FLT PLAN page when no waypoints have been loaded.
4. Added ability to read tail.txt files, placed in livery folders, allowing the RADIO 1 page to display the actual tail number for the aircraft depicted in the livery. The maximum number of characters that can currently be displayed is eight (8). (Default is ERJ-175).
More info regarding the plugin changes: 1. Added X-Plane plugin menu item that will allow the user to select the type of winglets that are to be used. This persists from X-Plane session to session by use of config file. If the config file is not found at first, one is created and the default winglets are used.
2. Ground equipment and pushback options are now restored following a flight, subject to the following conditions:
a. The aircraft has flown, detected by reaching an altitude AGL of at least 100 feet. b. Ground speed is zero. c. The parking brake has been set.
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."
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.
X-Pilot has a new design! We've implemented a huge upgrade to our forum and news system, and there are many new features as a part of that.
Enjoy the new layout and more intuitive user interface!
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.