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Carenado Updates Aircraft for XP10.30

Posted by on Jan 24, 2015

With the last X-Plane update (to 10.30) new features are now possible in Carenado aircraft. One of the most important new feature is related to the incorporation of the GNS 430 and...

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Scenery

WIP Aerosoft “London Heathrow”

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015

We’re proud to offer so something unique that will change your thoughts about X-Plane airports. You’re aware of Aerosoft’s Schiphol, Toulouse, and their recent...

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Utilities

We want “Steam X-Plane” Simmers

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015

Hi all, we’re looking for Steam X-Plane 10 simmers. When you are in the possession of the Steam X-Plane 10 version, we’re seeking for You! We’re interested in...

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Impressions

A Typical vFlyteAir Traveler Flight

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013

Although the vFlyteAir Grumman American Traveler can be flown easily under VFR conditions, flying IFR with the AP gives you a lot more time to look outside, making longer flights...

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Carenado Updates Aircraft for XP10.30

Carenado Updates Aircraft for XP10.30

With the last X-Plane update (to 10.30) new features are now possible in Carenado aircraft.

One of the most important new feature is related to the incorporation of the GNS 430 and GNS530. Careened decided to update all our fleet to 10.30 (or higher). Therefore Carenado is calling this new version: version 3 (v3). Most important features of this fleet update are:
– Aircraft will only be for X-Plane 10.30 (or higher).
– Those aircraft with an old default GPS will be updated to the new GNS430 or GNS530.
– Plugin-enhanced (SASL, 32-bit and 64-bit).
– FPS-optimized models.
– NEW! Scroll wheel support.

Customers just have to re download their aircraft from Carenado´s site or from the site they bought it from. These are the aircraft updated in this batch:
– Carenado C340 HD Series X-Plane
– Carenado C90 King Air HD Series X-Plane
– Carenado PA46 Malibu Mirage 350P HD Series X-Plane
– Carenado B200 King Air HD Series X-Plane
– Carenado CT206H Stationair HD Series X-Plane

We want “Steam X-Plane” Simmers

We want “Steam X-Plane” Simmers

Hi all, we’re looking for Steam X-Plane 10 simmers.

When you are in the possession of the Steam X-Plane 10 version, we’re seeking for You! We’re interested in your Steam X-Plane 10 experience with all its ins and outs. Thus …. when you own Steam X-Plane 10, then please contact us at Angelique.van.Campen@gmail.com.

Gizmo bug in 10.32r1 Steam Edition

Gizmo bug in 10.32r1 Steam Edition

Oops, this can happen but Ben Supnik from Laminar Research has for this a solution.

According to Ben there is a bug in 10.32r1 Steam Edition – some kind of interaction between Steam and Gizmo causes Gizmo to crash. Since Gizmo is loaded on startup, this means users of popular add-ons like Skymaxx Pro can’t fly. We are working on this now and I am hopeful we’ll have some kind of fix tomorrow. I’ll also post more details about the bug once we have more info. The crash affects X-Plane 10.32r1, Steam edition on OS X only, as far as we know. In the meantime: if you get a crash on start with X-Plane 10.32r1, please file a bug. Please include your Log.txt file and any crash logs that you see go by. In particular, if a plugin is having problems only on the Steam edition (but not the Global edition of 10.32r1) or if a plugin besides Gizmo crashes, I would like to see it!

STMA X-Plane 10.31+ “Pilatus PC12/47″ Released

STMA X-Plane 10.31+ “Pilatus PC12/47″ Released

STMA (Shade Tree Micro Aviation) is pelased to inform you that they have released for X-Plane 10.31+ the Pilatus PC12/47.

There are now a total of 15 exciting liveries available, and if you look in the cockpit you’ll see vastly improved night lighting, a functional audio panel, and two modern XP530 GPSs with fully functioning 3D bezels, something that X-Plane doesn’t offer. Either GPS can be coupled to the Auto Pilot. Regarding the panel view; all of the knobs and buttons on the GPS bezel are functional. Here are some PC12 video links – video I, video II, video III – which highlight some of the capabilities of the older version of this aircraft. More info at the dedicated STMA web page.

If you fly 3D you need TXP (TrackerXP), the inexpensive, easy to use Head Tracker that uses your computer’s built in web camera. No complex peripherals or headgear are required. TrackerXP smoothly pans your head left, right, up, or down through a wide field of view around your aircraft’s cockpit and cabin. In TrackerXP pause mode, move your head towards the camera to Zoom in close on panel instruments for easy adjustment. TrackerXP works well with both X-Plane 9 and X-Plane 10 and it’s available at the X-Plane.org store.

Multi Crew Experience for X-Plane

Multi Crew Experience for X-Plane

The FS++ team is pleased to announce that Multi Crew Experience, award winning crew simulation for FSX, Prepar3D and FS2004 has now been ported to the X-Plane platform.

Stop fighting with those mouse drags while turning to final. Enlist the help of a virtual co-pilot who will handle your commands via voice input. Get the multi crew factor! Talk to ATC and more. It currently supports the following aircraft:
– Flight Factor 757
– JAR A320neo
– FlyJsim 732
– FlyJsim Q400
– SSG E170
– SSG E190
– and all default X-Plane aircraft up to 4 engines

More complex aircraft will be supported throughout 2015. A time limited demo is available from FS++. Just need a headset to experience the thrill of voice control.

WIP Aerosoft “London Heathrow”

WIP Aerosoft “London Heathrow”

We’re proud to offer so something unique that will change your thoughts about X-Plane airports. You’re aware of Aerosoft’s Schiphol, Toulouse, and their recent released Dublin Airport, but now something special is approaching at the horizon …… London Heathrow International Airport for X-Plane 10.

On behalf of the Aerosoft X-Plane development team, we’re pleased to offer you inside WIP (Work In Progress) screenshots of this massive and comprehensive airport. Curious? Then you should check out this exclusive screenshot link. Enjoy and as usual, more to come ……

DAI-Media “EFRO” by Daylight

DAI-Media “EFRO” by Daylight

DAI-Media recently released  …. EFRO Aiport is the official Santa Claus Airport situated in Finland at 10 km / 5 mi of Rovaniemi and at 2km / mi of Santa Claus Village and Santa Park. As it seems, mostly available during twilight hours, but on behalf of the DAI-Media team, we’re pleased to offer you some more or less daylight screenshots. Check it out at ASN.

Peters Aircraft Airbus A320neo

Peters Aircraft Airbus A320neo

Yes yes, we’re aware of it that Peter Hager from Peters Aircraft had released already a couple of weeks back his A320neo with PW engine, but wouldn’t it be great to see some exclusive screenshots? Right, that’s what we thought too. Check out this exclusive screenshot link.

According to Peter “The first and only authentic NEO model for PC-based simulation, but there’s more. Initially we started development of a NEO with LEAP engines, however Airbus focuses on the P&W PurePower engines. Testflights have begone in September 2014. So we had a real plane with hard facts to be rebuilt, rather then a fiction. First delivery to Qatar Airlines is scheduled for end of 2015. We will provide airline liveries once the first operators have the NEO in service. Until then we stick with the beautiful Airbus paint scheme of the first-flight-test-aircraft F-WNEO.”

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1501

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1501

On behalf of Aerosoft, we would like to inform that a new AIRAC Cycle 1501 for NavDataPro is now available.

NavDataPro users are now able to download and install the datasets for X-Plane flight simulator.

NavDataPro is our new update service for navigational data used by various simulators.

With this service flight sim pilots will allways get up-to-date navdata for flight planning and in flight use.

More information can be found at Aerosoft’s dedicated web page.

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1501

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1501

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on January 8th, 2015.

Let’s give some background information about the AIRAC Cycle.

The AIRAC cycle was adopted in 1964 and further improved over the years. Key are the worldwide effective dates with 28 days intervals (e.g. 4 August 2005, 1 September 2005, 29 September 2005, …). Effective days are always on a Thursday.

It may look indeed like a long period, 28 days, or even 56, but it should be understood that aeronautical information changes, mostly published through so called AIRAC Amendments.

When you want to know about the AIRAC. Have a look at the dedicated ICAO website.

Back to our Navigraph Cycle 1501, effective from January 8th.

By following this link you reach the download section of Navigraph.