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Christian Thomsen

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.

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.

Navigraph announces en-route charts

Navigraph have updated their new developer blog found here with some new information on their upcoming update to their charts service.

The new update will include fully dynamic and interactive en-route charts!

If you are used to using the SkyVector service for route planning, these will look very familiar.

Not only are they great for getting a visual representation of the intended route, but also great if you want to manually create your own route.

Showing all FIR boundaries, individual airways, VORs and a lot more.

The new Navigraph Charts product which will be available early 2017

The entire blog post can be found on the Navigraph developer blog. I strongly recommend reading it.

Orbx 35 for 39 sale!

Just a few minutes ago, Orbx announced a sale on their Facebook page.

The sale contains a 35% discount on all products released before 1 November 2016.

The sale starts now and will run for 39 days, ending on 1 January 2017 23:59 Australian Eastern Standard Time.

The 35 products can all be bought from www.orbxdirect.com and will automatically show up in FTX Central V3.

 

 

Alabeo Conquest II released

Just half an hour ago, Carenado released their C441 Conquest II for FSX, P3D and FSX Steam edition. The Cessna 441 Conquest II was the first turboprop made by Cessna. The Conquest II was introduced in 1977 at the Paris Air Show. 362 of them were made when production ended in 1987.

The Alabeo version features everything we are used to with Carenado and Alabeo, including 4096 textures, 5 liveries, the Carenado GNS530 (Which can be replaced by the Flight1 GTN 750) And the usual manuals including normal and non-normal procedures, performance tables and a bunch more.

The plane is available from the Carenado store with a price of $34.95

Bridge releases Zhuhai Airport

Scenery developer Bridge, known for their Guangzhou scenery released in May of 2015 is back with a new product. This time they treated us with a great looking rendition of Zhuhai (ICAO ZGSD)

The airport is located approximately 50 kilometers from the city of Zhuhai in the Jinwan region of China. The airport also hosts China’s biggest airshow. Zhuhai Airport opened in 1995 and handled 4.7 million passengers in 2015

The scenery is available on Simmarket with a price of €22.80 before applicable taxes.

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29Palms/Captain7 Nuremberg update

Just yesterday evening 29Palms and Captain7 gave an update on their upcoming Nuremberg scenery.

The update was given in German but translated to English it says
A milestone has been reached. The complex around the main terminal with the myriad of winding corners and superstructure is as good as done, and we continue with the cargo area”

The update post can be found on Captain7’s Facebook page