Flight Simulator X News

Nemeth Designs Releases Kamov KA-32A Helix for FSX and Prepar3D V4

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Nemeth Designs has released their newest helicopter, the Kamov KA-32A Helix for FSX and Prepar3D V4. The Kamov KA-32A is a compact air transport helicopter that can carry both cargo and passengers. Its rugged design and coaxial rotors allow the helicopter to assume a wide range of roles in various weather conditions. Mostly titanium and other composites make up the body of the helicopter, this construction allows the skin to be highly corrosion resistant, perfect for various maritime roles. An external sling is attached to the helicopter allowing it to carry loads of up to 5 tonnes.

Enjoy the KA-32A Helix with full 4K textures and PBR material used for both the interior and exterior models. Up in the flight deck, a functional automatic flight control system is included. All equipment and systems are accurately simulated and is compatible with the Flight1 GTN 650. Nemeth Designs’ KA-32A ships with 9 liveries with weathering exterior effects and a modeled sling load system. A full PDF manual and paintkit are provided, below is a full feature list. You can purchase Nemeth Designs’ KA-32A Helix from Simmarket for €31.75.

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Prealsoft Releases HD Cities Brussels for FSX and Prepar3D V4

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Prealsoft has released their most recent work, HD Cities Brussels for both FSX and Prepar3D V4. HD Cities Brussels covers the entire Brussels-Capital Region comprising of 19 municipalities and the city of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Located in the central portion of Belgium, the Brussels-Capital Region is part of both the French and Flemish Community and covers 162 km². Brussels is both the
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TechnoBrain Releases New Ishigaki and Miyako Airport

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TechnoBrain is one of the few companies one can turn to when it comes to filling a certain scenery niche in our simulators, the Asian Pacific Region, with TechnoBrain specifically focusing on the Japanese prefectures. The company has a few sceneries in this region under their belt already, and is now adding two new airports to that with their most
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Orbx Cityscape Honolulu SP1 Released

A brand new update for Cityscape Honolulu has been released. SP1 focuses primarily on reworking many of the building textures found within the scenery environment. The new service pack also reduces flickering, fixed some crash issues and also various floating buildings around the island. Furthermore, the team has also added night lighting for several objects including ships, docks and more.
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All OldProp Products Now Part of Parallel 42, Immediately Available Via OrbxDirect

Two big announcements have taken place concurrently with regards to three flight sim developers. The first important bit of news is the knowledge that beginning immediately, all OldProp products are now part of Parallel 42 (//42). In a press release issued by Parallel 42, the team said that "it seemed like the right thing to do" to bring OldProp products to Parallel
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PMDG January Info Update Thread – 737 NGXu 600/700 Expansion, 777 Update and More

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PMDG issued a rather lengthy statement the other day on their forums with regards to various items and products. They spoke about an upcoming NGXu update, additional information on PMDG Global Ops, along with further update information on their 777X update.

Starting with the Operations Center V2, Robert Randazzo from PMDG said that version 2 of the utility will be rolled out to all users very soon. Currently, it’s only available to those who own the 737 NGXu, but an update in the original ops center will inform users that version 2 is ready to be installed. The new OC will be fundamental for the upcoming PMDG Global Ops and is also important for the installation of liveries. It is made clear that once the roll-out is complete, V1 will no longer function as before.

In more exciting news, Robert touched on the upcoming 737 NGXu 600/700 expansion pack by confirming that the plan is to release by the end of January. Beta testing is underway and that users can expect pricing to be “a bit lower than what you expect.” The expansion will include both aircraft, along with performance data for both types. For reference, the expansion pack will contain the 737-600 and 737-700 all with the various types of winglets. PMDG is also evaluating customer demand for cargo varients along with the BBJ/BBJ2 package.

It should also be noted that the PMDG NGXu Base Package will also see an update upon the release of the 600/700 expansion pack which will bring additional changes and fixes, including fine-tuning the flight model.

The PMDG 747 Queen of the Skies II will also see an update soon, with a new update about to be pushed to the testing teams. The update will add the pushback tug (introduced in the 737 NGX) and also a significant change to the ground physics model. Robert gave a more detailed account of what those changes mean for users of that aircraft type.

As for the PMDG 777-200LR Base Package and the PMDG 777-300ER Expansion, the team said that there will be a major update for the product coming soon. In approximately two weeks time, the testing teams will get their hands on a new build which will include additional ground handling physics, PBR to the external modelling and more.

For those hoping for an EFB, Robert did say that the work is underway but won’t be included in this update. Interestingly, Robert also added that when the EFB data is added to the 777 series, the 777-200ER data will also get added. “Run with that as you may” he then followed up with.

The final item on the agenda is to do with the long-awaited PMDG Global Operations product. Having been shared back during FlightSimExpo 2018, the are now saying that in the coming weeks, a number of community members will be given access to the early access period of the application. The PMDG team has already decided to cherry-pick from their forums based on community reputation amongst other things. If you haven’t been selected, PMDG said that the team will widen the testing process as things progress.

Robert goes on to talk about what people can expect and that the work has taken longer than expected.

That wraps up everything that was said in the forum post. You can read the full entry on the PMDG forums here.

Thanks to James Bone [KDFW] on our Discord for the tip.

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Aeroplane Heaven Hawker Hurricane Mk1 Released

Aeroplane Heaven is well known for developing highly realistic vintage warbirds. Their new Hawker Hurricane is no exception.   This aircraft is jam-packed with a lot of features that are unique to the aircraft. A fully completed and highly detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine under the removable engine covers. This engine powered the famous Spitfire and Lancaster bomber for those
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Carenado Releases Cessna 560XL for FSX/P3D

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Announced not a while ago, Carenado has released their Cessna 560XL for FSX and Prepar3D. The Carenado XL560 is equipped with a custom Carenado rendition of the Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics that equip most of the currently flying Cessna 560XL. The avionics have also been made compatible with the RealityXP or Flight1 GTN750 navigation system. As usual with Carenado, the
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SceneryTR Design Releases Ankara Esenboğa Airport

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SceneryTR Design is back with another scenery: Ankara Esenboğa Airport (LTAC). This airport serves the capital city of Turkey, Ankara. The airport is the 4th largest airport in Turkey in terms of total passenger traffic, after Ataturk Airport, Antalya Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport. The airport mainly serves airlines based in the Middle-East with a large number of destinations in these countries,
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