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QualityWings 787 Enters Beta

After years of previews, promises and screenshots, QualityWings have FINALLY confirmed that their long awaited 787 is in beta testing.

After we first broke the news of an early December testing start date, which was confirmed to us by our sources, we’re really pleased  hear we’re on the final stretch before release.

The team at QualityWings have described this as a “big milestone”, but state that they still have a lot of hard work left to do. It’s certainly been a long time coming and we know that Flight Sim enthusiasts are pretty excited to take one of the most modern aircraft up into the sky flying both long and short haul routes.

From their Facebook post:

The 787 has entered Beta.
A big milestone for sure, but we’ve got alot of hard work still left.
As long as some of you think that we are taking with this project, the bottom line is WE ARE STILL GOING AT IT and still pushing through. We’ll get there.
Thanks you for your patience and thank you for your interest.

We’re going to continue to grab some information as it’s available and we can’t wait to see what else these guys have in store.

 

 

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Mega Scenery V3 Colorado from PC Aviator Released

An upgraded version of scenery has just been released by PC Aviator that covers the whole of Colorado. From what I can see from the screenshots this looks to be an excellent piece of scenery. If you are interested in purchasing this product it can be bought from SimMarket here. It comes at the price of EUR 44.40 but if you owned the previous version of the product then you can pick it up at an upgrade price of EUR 22.20. This scenery add on covers the whole of the state of Colorado from border to border. This scenery is created from the most recent high resolution ground images with upgraded water features and more accurate topographical data. The scenery is compatible with both FSX and P3D.

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JustSim Barcelona released!

This morning the guys over at JustSim released their version of Barcelona (ICAO LEBL) for FSX and P3D.

The airport is located 12 kilometers, or 7.5 miles southeast of Barcelona city centre. Not only is it Catalonia’s busiest airport, it is also the second biggest in Spain after Madrid Barajas.

The airport handled a whopping 39.7 million passengers in 2015, with 288,878 aircraft movements.

The scenery is available from Simmarket with a price of €21.50 before VAT if applicable.

A full feature list is attached below:

  • Shading and occlusion (texture baking) effects on terminal and other airport buildings
  • High resolution ground textures / Custom runway textures
  • High resolution building textures.
  • More than 4000 autogen buildings accurately placed by hand – the total number of autogen – more than 15000 objects
  • Animated jetways – (SODE)
  • Custom buildings cities
  • Fully AI traffic compatible.
  • Excellent night effects.
  • Optimized for excellent performance.
  • Inclusion of manual in PDF format.
  • Fully 3D taxiways lighting.
  • Automatic season change for vegetation, photobackground high resolution
  • Ground polygons made with the requirements of the SDK Prepar3D.
  • Realistic reflections during rain (Prepar3D V3)
  • Realistic reflections on glass (Prepar3D V3)
  • 3D birds
  • fully compatible with FTX Global openLC Europe and FTX Global Vector

The scenery looks quite nice from the screenshots provided on the product page, lets see how it holds up when the two other Barcelona products release later.

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SimWings announces Barcelona X Evolution

So. The day after JustSim announced Barcelona, which we covered here, Aerosoft and SimWings joined the club of developers doing Barcelona.

Today SimWings announced and previewed their upcoming version of Barcelona on the Aerosoft Forums. No word on the feature list just yet but do expect the usual SimWings feature list.

It seems like Barcelona got the attention it has deserved for a long time. Stay tuned for more information on SimWings’ Barcelona X Evolution as it becomes available.

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GSX enters Public Beta

It’s been a while since we reported on GSX upcoming update that would see a major overhaul of the refuelling system. Today FSDreamTeam announced on their forum that they are entering an open beta with GSX. Users that are interested can start playing around with the new refuelling system which will adapt to both the default Fuel Page and to planes that run with their own custom refuelling system. There will also be an updated manual to explain the new feature. If you are interested you can check out the original announcement as well as download the beta over here.

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JustSim Announces Barcelona (LEBL) for FSX, P3D and X-Plane

JustSim have announced that their secret project is going to be Barcelona (LEBL), located on the coast of Spain.

Built from the ground up taking full advantage of the P3D SDK, JustSim have been using the latest technology to create, by the looks of it, their best looking scenery yet. Also using SODE 1.40, you’ll be able to attach jet bridges to your aircraft after landing.

Release will be very very soon, and we’ll be sure to review it once it’s out.

JustSim have confirmed that Barcelona will be released for FSX, P3D and X-Plane (version not disclosed)

If you’re interested why not read out reviews on Innsbruck and Nice.

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Xenviro released for X-Plane 10 and 11

The popular weather environment software Xenviro has released for X-Plane 10 and X-Plane 11. This weather engine adds new textures and effects, new sound effects, realistic wind simulation as well as realistic effects simulations amongst others. Xenviro replaces the entire built-in X-Plane weather system and is completely customisable up to your likings. The tool is available for $69,90 from the X-Plane.org store for Windows.

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Winner of L35 Big Bear City Revealed

We recently held a contest on Twitter for any of our followers to WIN a free copy of Turbulent Design’s Big Bear City, kindly provided by Real Flight Shop.

The lucky winner is Kian Andrews!

If you weren’t lucky enough to win, then read our review here and then give it a purchase!

Remember to check out Real Flight Shop for some of the cheapest prices for Flight Simulation software!

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Make sure you check out FSElite soon for our next contest! Also, FOLLOW us for all the latest news.

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Orbx announce Catalina Airport (KAVX)

Orbx developers Tim Harris and Ken Hall have announced their next project. Catalina airport, also known as the airport in the sky will be coming to us very soon, and will come with a huge and rich environment filled with custom objects and places to visit. The developers have created the entire island in stunning HD photo real  textures and went out of their way to make sure that every little detail is there. Catalina airport will not require any region packs, only the Orbx libraries, which is a welcome announcement. Nothing is know yet about the platforms it will be available on, but we’re assuming it will be both FSX and Prepar3d as with all their addons. You can check out the entire post over here.

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