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Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant Add-On Releasing Nov 26 (NA) / Dec 29 (EMEA)

Thrustmaster Tca Quadrant Add On

Thrustmaster announced back in the summer that they would be bringing a new range of Airbus approved controls to the world of flight simulation. We have already seen the release of the TCA Sidestick and the TCA Throttles, but many were wondering when the TCA Quadrant Add-On would be released. It has now been confirmed that the Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant Add-On will release on November 26th 2020 in the US, Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with Europe, the Middle East and Africa having a release on December 29th 2020. 

The TCA Quadrant Add-On features a speed brake, flap and gear lever, along with a parking brake and autobrake switch panel. This is an add-on to the recently released throttle set and will need to ba combined to make the product work as intended.

The Thrustmaster website will be updated shortly with all of the details, but looking at other distributors, the add-on looks to retail for €89.99. Of course, this could just be a placeholder FlightSimWebShop and we’ll confirm pricing for other regions once we learn more.

We’ll soon have a published review of the TCA Throttles, or you can read our review on the TCA Sidestick.

Whilst there have been some issues with supply and demand, Thrustmaster said they are working hard to ensure that retailers around the world get the products as soon as possible.

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Orbx Releases Newcastle International Airport for XPL

Announced earlier this week, Orbx has released Newcastle Airport (EGNT) to X-Plane 11. The scenery was developed by the UK team in Havant, which is also responsible for Graz (LOWG), San Jose (KSJC) and London City (EGLC). Newcastle Airport is located to the north-west of the city of Newcastle. Being relatively close to the city, it is linked to the Newcastle Metro
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Gaya Simulations Previews Sankt Johann Airport

Airport developer Gaya Simulations continues to preview airports in their range coming out for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The latest is Sankt Johann Airport (LOIJ) in Tirol. The airport is located between Innsbruck, Salzburg and also Zell Am See, making for the perfect starting point to visit any of those Austrian destinations. The airport itself is a small GA airfield deep
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Majestic Shares Development Update on Q400 Training Edition

In a recent post, the Majestic Software team took to their forums, providing community members with a status update regarding their DeHavilland DHC8-Q400 Series aircraft. Majestic begins their post by stating that the keenly anticipated the release of their DHC8-Q400 Training Edition will be delayed. The developers indicate that the delay ensued from the release of P3Dv5 and the changes that
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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update II: USA Now Available

As expected, the Microsoft Flight Simulator world update has now been made available for free to all owners of the new flight simulator. World Update II focuses on the USA, with enhancements to the elevation maps, aerial imagery, new airports and various brand new points of interest added. In addition to the world update, version 1.11.5.0 of Microsoft Flight Simulator also
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New Magknight 787 Update Previews

Magknight continues to provide development updates for the 787 update they will be bringing to X-Plane 11 in the future. The new previews shared Mitchell Chen's Twitter (@sp33dm) highlight the new wing modelling that will be included in a future update to the aircraft. From what we can see, the new renders showcase an improvement in the overall quality of
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Supercritical Simulations Group Updates E-Jets and B 747-8 Anniversary Edition

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Aircraft developer Supercritical Simulations Group has updated their E-Jets and B 747-8 Anniversary Edition aircraft on X-Plane 11. The updates for both of the aircraft were released over the past few days and can be downloaded and applied to your aircraft now.

Starting with the E-Jets, and perhaps the most significant of the two updates, the changelog indicates various improvements with the aircraft. The PDF and HSI have both been improved, whilst the COM radios now enable .833mhz capability. Furthermore, the update has improved the flight dynamics for X-Plane 11.50 users, along with visual improvements to the cockpit itself. There have also been fixes to the VNAV system, small graphical errors on the MCDU and also with some SID information disappearing after take off. Finally, VR users will appreciate the fact the aircraft is now “VR friendly”.

The Boeing 747-8 Anniversary Edition from SSG has seen a smaller update. Three fixes have been issued with the new update including a fix to the “Direct To” function, the ND map flickering during pushback and also an increase to the glossiness of the external model on the 747-8i.

As mentioned, all of the updates are now available from the X-Plane.org store and can be download and installed.

You can view more about the Supercritical Simulations Group E-Jets here.

You can view more about the Supercritical Simulations Group B 747-8 Anniversary Edition here.

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xEnviro Releases V1.14

After a very long period of radio silence, the team behind the successful environment engine, xEnviro for X-Plane, has posted that they have released version 1.14.  Version 1.14 was initially supposed to be just a performance update for users in general, with a specific increase in performance of those users with a lower-end system as well as those that operate
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Digital Design Liverpool Now Available on X-Plane

Liverpool Airport by Digital Design is now available to buy for X-Plane 11. The regional airport in the UK is home to various domestic and international routes across Europe and beyond. Airlines such as easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air all frequent Liverpool John Lennon Airport (EGGP). Developed by Digital Design, the airport features a variety of quality features for the
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TDM Scenery Design Provides Update on Coruna Airport for MSFS

Developer TDM Scenery Design has posted various new previews and updates regarding their upcoming Coruna Airport (LECO) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. According to a post on Facebook, all of the buildings within the airport area are now completed. The development team are now in the process of adding smaller details such as nearby restaurants, points of interest (such as Hercules
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TorqueSim Announces Turbine Islander BN-2T

Following on from their recent Britten-Norman Islander, lead developer Ulrich Oetzel over at TorqueSim, has just announced that their next release is going to be the turbine version Of the previously released BN-2B-26 Islander, with a release being very close. The Britten-Norman Islander, initially developed by famed British aircraft manufacturer Britten-Norman back in 1965, is considered a light regional utility aircraft.
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LHSimulations Further Previews Budapest for MSFS

Scenery developer and MSFS partner LHSimulations further previews Budapest Intl Airport (LHBP), for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is located in central Hungary. The airport is considered to be the largest in Hungary with flight service to many European destinations primarily operated by Wizz Air. The airport also receives support from numerous cargo operations and serves as
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Final Reminder: FlightSim Community Survey 2020 – Take Part Now

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Final Reminder: You have a few hours left to complete the survey. Click here to take it!

The biggest flight simulation survey is now ready for you to complete. For the past few years, Navigraph has put together a detailed and comprehensive survey to help developers, publishers, media outlets and content creators better understand the current situation within the world of flight simulation. The FlightSim Community Survey 2020 can be accessed by clicking this link.

Between November 13th and November 23rd 2020, flight simmers around the world will be able to take part in the largest flight simulation survey. Whilst the survey may be long in terms of time, the aim is to help a variety of companies ensure that future products and services are made with the results in mind. As such, it’s really important you take the time to answer the questions so that developers, publishers, content creators and media outlets can create flight simulation content suited to your needs. Your response will influence the future of the community.

As with other years, there is a focus on major simulators such as Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D and Laminar Research’s X-Plane 11. However, this year will focus on mobile simulators, combat simulators, and of course, Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Following the survey, Navigraph will release the results publically so that everyone can see what’s going on in the industry and where people’s hearts and minds are at. Right now Navigraph anticipates releasing the results on December 10th 2020, but we’ll be sure to report and provide an analysis of the results when they are available.

For us here at FSElite, we’re really keen to learn how you consume content, what we can do in the future and how we can continue providing the community with transparent news, reviews and original content to inform you of the latest in flight simulation.

Click here to participate in the FlightSim Community Survey 2020.

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Ben Gurion Airport Coming to X-Plane; Update on Madrid Airport

Windsock Simulations has provided a brief update on two airports coming to X-Plane 11. Whilst Madrid Airport (LEMD) continues development, Windsock Simulations also confirmed that they will be bringing David Rosenfeld's Ben Gurion (LLBG) to the simulator as well. The post shared on Facebook also gave us a first look at the upcoming airport in Tel Aviv. Before we share
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IndiaFoxtEcho Long-EZ Updated to Version 1.1.0

Released last month, developer IndiaFoxtEcho has updated its Long-Ez aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Version 1.1.0, available now through Orbx Central, sees various improvements across the flight modelling, texture resolution and a rework of the sounds for the aircraft. The changelog, supplied on the Orbx forums, talks of a new flight model with new canard settings, whilst seeing minor tweaks
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Vidan Design Showcase Further Billund for MSFS Screenshots

Developer Vidan Design announced that they would be bringing Billund Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator back in August and little has been shown or spoken about since then. However, on Facebook, the developers broke that silence by sharing a handful of new previews of the airport in action. Whilst only four were shown off on Facebook, the team highlighted areas
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