Jonathan Clayton

Xtreme Prototypes Shares Screenshots of Upcoming GLJ Learjet 25 SE v3.0

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Xtreme Prototypes has shared screenshots of their upcoming Learjet 25 v3.0 for P3D and FSX with FSElite.

Building on their already excellent version 2.1, this upcoming model could be classified as more than just an upgrade, with the features and changes too numerous to list here.

Head developer Alain Rouleau says the manual for the plane is “over 300 pages” and the team is excited for the release of this plane. While there is no set date for release, Rouleau says “we always take the time (it takes) to deliver a great product to our users, and nothing gets out the door until it’s up to our quality standards.”

The team is currently in the process of downsizing the native Prepar3D models for FSX, and as expected, the FSX version will not support all of the features that will be available for P3D.

Rouleau said the extensive manual will include a section to help users install third-party addons, systems and gauges (like the GNS, GTN, and radar) along with instructions on how to customize and program the buttons and knobs in the VC.

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X-Crafts ERJ Family: The FSElite Review

X Crafts Erj Family Review
One of the main reasons I have recently added X-Plane to my computer is for the availability of some planes that aren’t available for Prepar3D. One of the main aircraft types that piqued my interest was the Embraer family of airplanes. Predominantly used for shorter regional flights, the planes fit my primary flying style: flights that last 1 to 2
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ToLiss Announces A321 for X-Plane 11

In a surprise Facebook post, developer ToLiss has announced that they are bringing the A321 to X-Plane 11. Announcing that the plane has just entered the pre-release beta phase, the developer said the plane is coming in early 2020. Following the announcement, we spoke to a member of the development team who provided FSElite with additional information. They confirmed that the
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Microsoft Feature Discovery Episode Four: Cockpits

Feature Discovery Series Episode 4 Cockpits
Microsoft has released its latest Feature Discover Series update and this time it focused on the cockpit and the visuals, sounds and camera movements that come with it. Hosted by Martial Bossard, Lead Software Engineer at Asobo, the video shows off beautiful visuals in some of the cockpits that we can look forward to. Brossard highlights features including highly detailed
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Valerio Catullo Airport Announced For X-Plane 11

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Developer JustAsia has announced Valerio Catullo Airport (LIPX) for X-Plane 11.

In a post on their Facebook page, the developer promises the Italian airport will be ‘fully recreated to represent the real-life airport’. Pilots can expect high quality ground poly (ZL21), 2K PBR textures, ground markings and ground clutter, and accurate object placement.

Valerio Catullo (also known as Verona Villafranca Airport) is located just outside of Verona, Italy and serves a population of more than 4 million people in the Verona, Brescia, and Mantua area. Serving a variety of both season and regular routes, the airport sees flights from airlines such as Are Lingus, easyJet, Alitalia, Finnair, Ryanair and others.

While no release date has been given, the developer expects the scenery to sell for around $20 USD.

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Colimata Details Upcoming 1.10 Update

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In a post on their forum, developer Colimata has detailed some of what will be included in their upcoming 1.10 update on their Concorde. With an estimated release ‘around Black Friday’ (November 29th), the update will feature some additional working needles and dials on the engineering panel, including reversers, GPU bleed air system, and the fuel needles. The post also
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Texas Simulations Announces KDFW for FSX, P3D and X-Plane

Aptly named developer Texas Simulations has announced Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport for FSX, P3D and X-Plane. A post on the Avsim forum, while short on details, says that the upcoming software will be a low-cost, updated alternative to both FSDreamTeam (FSX/P3D) and Aerosoft (X-Plane) scenery. Work has begun on both terminal B and D and more screenshots will be posted
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Sky Simulations Updates MD-11 for FSX and P3D

Developer Sky Simulations has updated their P3D/FSX-compatible MD-11 to version 2.2. The significant update adds PBR textures to the aircraft, a reworked FMC that now includes vertical navigation, as well as an aircraft manager, among other additions and fixes. Included with the addition of vertical navigation, the developer has reworked the MCP, including improved knobs for better handling. The aircraft,
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Audio For VATSIM Launches

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Flipping the switch earlier than expected, VATSIM has announced that Audio For VATSIM is now active. Featuring an all-new modern audio codec, the transition now allows for vastly improved audio quality on the online air traffic control network. A post on the VATSIM website says connection restrictions have been removed and Audio For VATSIM is available for everyone. The post
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