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FSElite Original: In Review – November

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November was supposed to be a relatively calm month. Some releases to be expected, some updates here and there, and the big Black Friday sale. However, that should have been about it. It almost sounded too good to be true. And if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

In all fairness, I might be slightly exaggerating. November started out quite calm with relatively few big news items. Halfway through the month, we saw QualityWings’ surprise release of the Ultimate 146. This was pretty big news and some members of the community got into rather heated arguments in our comment section. Is the price worth it? Should it have been free for previous owners? What’s happening on the Ultimate 787 front? In the end, nobody seemed to be able to find a consensus on these topics.

After the Ultimate 146 news we had a rather calm Black Friday. Nobody rushed to be first in line at any of the digital stores because, well, they are digital. And nobody rushed to even get in line to begin with at FlightSimStore. We probably could have suspected this and see it coming for a bit, but because they were so uncommunicative and keeping up the appearance that everything was “fine”, it still came as a bit of a surprise. It’s sad to see them go. I have been a customer there for quite a few years, and I’m losing access to a fair amount of products. However, there is no excuse for the things they have done. Not paying developers and running off with money is never a good idea. Let’s hope justice catches up with them sooner or later.

But, by far, the biggest news was the Prepar3D v4.4 surprise announcement. With PBR.

 
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Orbx Announces Tyabb Airport

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On roughly 15 minutes of flying from the city of Melbourne, you can find Tyabb Airport (YTYA), and Orbx's next scenery. Home airport to its developer Jordan, this airport will soon see it's debut in our simulators. Tyabb is a relatively small airport, but Orbx wouldn't be Orbx if they didn't pay a lot of attention to the region surrounding
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High Alpha Development Group Announce Freeware Embraer 120

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High Alpha Development Group has officially announced their work-in-progress Embraer 120. The project has been in development for nearly 4 years, with several community members joining the team to help. The project is currently in development for X-Plane. A release date is not know at this moment.
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Airfoillabs King Air 350 Previews

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A small update from Airfoillabs. They have recently released some previews of their upcoming King Air 350. The previews show off the lighting in and on the aircraft, as well as the avionics and the absolute amazing modelling. Unfortunately, nothing is know about the status of the aircraft, other than a status update from last May.
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Active Sky XP Details Revealed

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HiFi Simulation Technologies has shed a light on Active Sky XP, or ASXP. ASXP was announced earlier this year, and its reveal was very welcomed by the community. The HiFi SimTech team has been perfecting the ASXP Prepar3D counterparts, ASP4 and Active Sky Cloud Art, for many years now. In a recent post on their website, they shared some details
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FSDreamTeam GSX Update

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A small, but exciting, announcement from FSDreamTeam regarding GSX. To begin with, there is a new purchase option for new users of GSX. The add-on, together with it’s currently only expansion pack, GSX Level 2, can now be purchased as a bundle. The bundle will cost $49. This is a little bit cheaper than purchasing both products separately.

GSX has also received an update with a highly requested feature by users: autopilot mode.

 
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DCS World Community A-4E Mod Released

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Made by a small group of community members over a period of nearly three years, the A-4E mod is now released for DCS World. The A-4E is an iconic aircraft that grew very famous over particularly the Falklands War. The announcement of the mod finally being made publicly available was made over on the Eagle Dynamics forums, with developer 'Merker'
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FlyTampa Montreal Update Previews

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FlyTampa is not only working on Las Vegas, but has also made it known an update for Montreal (CYUL) is in progress and upcoming. Over on their Facebook page, they broke the news on this update and shared some previews as well as feature expectations with us. The updated version of Montreal will come with native Prepar3D v4 compatibility. This
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Orbx TrueEarth GB Central Coming Soon

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Over on the Orbx forums, Aimee made a rather exciting announcement: Orbx TrueEarth Great Britain will soon be getting its second part (out of 3). Apparently, progress on TrueEarth GB Central is coming along rather well, and if previous region developments are an indicator, faster than expected. Orbx released TrueEarth Great Britain South just a bit over a month ago.
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Aerosoft Cologne Update

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Just a few days after issuing update 1.0.1.0, Aerosoft has released a new update for Koln/Bonn. Just like the previous update, this one comes with a number of fixes for issues and some other adjustments. The update is available through the AS-Updater. Changelog Fixed incorrect texture formats. Adjusted stand radius. Adjusted glide slope touchdown locations. Fixed incorrect ground markings for
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