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    • X-Pilot
      Leading Edge Simulations and X-Aviation are pleased to announce the release of the Beechcraft Duchess v 1.2. This is a free update to all current customers, and includes optimization for X-Plane 10.
      More information may be seen in the Leading Edge Simulations forum thread.

    • X-Pilot
      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!

    • X-Pilot
      TropicalSim has released their first ever product for X-Plane! Long known for their scenery work in the Microsoft Flight Sim market, TropicalSim has chose to enter the X-Plane 10 market with Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (KDCA).
      This product is primarily a port of their already existing Microsoft Flight Simulator version of the scenery, and sells for a discounted price of € 14.99.
      More information for this product may be seen on the product page at Simmarket.

    • X-Pilot
      Butnaru has released San Andres Island as his latest scenery product. The island is a coral island among the Colombian islands in the Caribbean Sea. “Geographically near Nicaragua, it is historically tied to England, and politically part of Colombia.
      More information on this product can be obtained on the product page at the X-Plane.org Store.

    • X-Pilot

      SSG Releases EMB-170

      By X-Pilot, in Aircraft,

      Super Critical Simulations Group has released their rendition of the EMB-170. This aircraft is primarily used in the airline industry as a regional jet, though has a great range to allow for longer flights.
      The project is considered more of a "lite" product where much of the simulation is default X-Plane systems, but most of it has been modified as much as possible to match that of the real EMB-170.
      You may find more information or purchase this product at the X-Plane.org Store.

    • X-Pilot
      X-Aviation and Drawbridge Designs are pleased to announce a 35% Off super-sale for the Wilmington Int'l Airport scenery pack!
      This sale keeps the celebration of this latest release rolling as X-Plane's most advanced scenery for X-Plane yet! Many reviews have come in with overwhelming joy and enthusiasm for this scenery, so if you haven't got in on this product yet be sure to do so before the countdown for the sale hits zero!
      See more about Wilmington on the product page at X-Aviation.

    • X-Pilot
      X-Aviation has a new blog post detailing the status on certain upcoming projects, including a never before seen screenshot of the upcoming Saab 340 project from Leading Edge Simulations. You'll also find news on the RealScenery NORCAL release!
      Head on over to the latest entry on the X-Aviation Blog!

    • X-Pilot
      X-Aviation has announced a free giveaway! Five people will be selected out of those who follow the extremely quick and painless way to enter the giveaway, and those five will be able to select ANY product on X-Aviation free of charge!
      You can learn more about the giveaway at the X-Aviation giveaway page.

    • X-Pilot
      ATI WINDOWS USERS: X-Plane 10.10 is affected by a driver bug (still present in catalyst 12-8 drivers) that can affect runway lights and HDR mode. To work around the problem, run from the DOS prompt like this:
      X-Plane.exe --no_srgb

      We are working with ATI and will come up with something more permanent before we finalize 10.10.
      Aircraft Changes
      Default Aircraft startup times drastically improved! Sometimes on piston engines, you may even need to crack the throttle to get the aircraft to start...just like real aircraft!

      Starter:
      The starter has been changed quite a bit; airplanes from v9 and 10.05 should now start as expected. See this post for details.

      Bug Fixes
      METARs with variable winds no longer create wind-shear/turbulence for low wind speed conditions
      Slung Loads are no longer defaulted ON...this was preventing the B-52 from flying properly!
      Mouse wheel scrolling now works in the Aircraft Livery panel
      Weapons drawn correctly in Plane-Maker
      Plane-Maker can import .inst instrument files.
      Light billboard color-space fixed; the runway lights should be quite a bit more visible now.
      Fixed misaligned roads.
      Fixed road bridges crashing into each other.
      Improved ramps going into road junctions slightly.
      Fixed P-180 panel going black when P-180 is used as an AI plane or HDR is turned on and off.
      Fixed missing landing light in 2-d cockpits and forward views.
      Jets will hot-start if __N2__ is below indicated value in Plane-Maker. Plane-Maker used to use N1 for jets, which was difficult to work with.


    • X-Pilot
      Ramzzess Aviation Design and Philipp Avionics have released their eagerly awaited 777-200LR project!
      This aircraft is said to have been worked on closely with real-world 777 pilots, engineers, and 777 3D CAD files provided by Boeing.
      The aircraft simulates many systems, including the Electronic Flight Bag and a custom FMC.
      You can find more information or purchase this aircraft for $59.95 from the X-Plane.org Store.

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