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    • Morrigan
      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.

    • Cameron
      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.

    • Cameron
      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-Pilot
      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

    • Cameron
      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!

    • X-Pilot
      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-Pilot
      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.

    • X-Pilot
      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!

    • X-Pilot
      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!

    • X-Pilot
      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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