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Flight Simulator X News

Carenado Announces Impending Release of ATR 42-500

In a complete surprise to the community, Carenado has announced they are only days away from releasing their rendition of the ATR 42-500!

Previously unannounced, they’re informing the community that the ATR is one of their biggest and most ambitious projects thus far, and has been secretly in development for two years.

They also mention that they want to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their gratitude and support during the 20 years they’ve been in business.  From us at FSElite, that deserves a hearty congratulations indeed – and really, what better way to celebrate than to release a new, in-demand aircraft.

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Minor Update for Pilot Experience Sim’s Saint-Tropez Airport (LFTZ)

Preview2 V1.5 LFTZ 2018
Developer Pilot Experience Sim has updated their Saint-Tropez Airport to version 1.5. This very minor update includes new helicopter models and also the fuel area. The update is available by downloading it through their PESIM Central application. If you'd like to buy the product, you can from simMarket for €14.00. In related news, the team recently updated their Montpellier airport, which
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Aeroplane Heaven Releases Heinkel HE-111 P2

Aeroplane Heaven Heikel Released
After various previews, the team at Aeroplane Heaven has released their Heinkel HE-111 P2. The classic aircraft was first used during the Spanish Civil War and was responsible for bringing the first fearsome "Blitzkreig" to the theatre of war. The recognisable glass and shape of the nose and cockpit made it incredibly distinguishable. The aircraft developed by Aeroplane Heaven takes
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VATSIM/IVAO Message Forwarding System ‘FCOM’ Released

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FCOM is a VATSIM/IVAO message forwarding system that allows the user to receive messages via Discord. If you need to step away from the computer, this tool allows you to keep track of any messages without being physically at the controls. Designed by Norris Ng, he is a computer science student at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada has been
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SamScene3D Tokyo City Wow V2 Released

SamScene3D has released their new Tokyo City V2 for FSX and P3D. Tokyo City V2 covers the entire capital of Japan. Including all seasons with custom textures, with photoreal ground textures and various Japanese styled buildings spread out around the area. Night textures blend quite well with the night lighting and road lights courtesy of Orbx. Yokohama city has also
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Wing42 Updates Lockheed Vega 5 to Version 0.85

Developers Wing42 has released a brand new update to their Lockheed Vega. Version 0.85 brings a range of new features including new cowling and engine models, a dialogue-driven ground crew interface and a range of new liveries.

One of the big changes to the product is the changes to the sound engine in the simulation. Every control of the cockpit, including the screeching of the window wipers, is now audible. You can adjust these sound effects with the new panel included. Version 0.85 hasn’t replaced the engine sounds, as this is planned for version 0.90.

As mentioned before, another significant change is the addition of the new dialogue-driven ground crew. When requested, a pop-up will display your new rampie, Heinrich. You will be able to have conversations with him and also issue instructions for what you want to happen with your aircraft. Whether that be for oil changes, loading up cargo, etc. It looks to be a neat little integration with a cute interface.

Other changes include an extensive upgrade to the mixture control, various new variants and liveries (including a sneak peek at the upcoming Wiley Post’s Winnie Mae) and changes to the engine starter, primer and ignitor.

The full list of changes can be found in this PDF file.

The Wing42 Lockheed Vega is available in early-access form. You can buy it now from their store for €35.00, which is €10 cheaper than it will be once the full version has been released.

If you want to find out more about Wing42 and the product, you should watch our interview with them.

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simMarket to Drop PayPal Support Later This Month

Update 2: simMarket has wrote to us to clarify that the below information is true. They have deleted their Facebook comments and posts discussing us being fake news. As always, we check out facts before reporting to the communtiy as we know how important to provide honest reporting.   Update: simMarket has taken to Facebook to suggest we are spreading fake news. This is
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Just Flight Releases the VC10 Professional

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Just Flight continue to pump out the news this week with the release of their VC10 Professional. The VC10 Professional Collection for Prepar3D V1-4 and FSX is now available to buy, which is a more in-depth version of the original one released a few years ago. The VC10 Professional includes five modelled aircraft including the BOAC standard VC10, along with
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Just Flight Announces Fokker F28 Fellowship

Just Flight Fokker F28 Fellowship (6)
Over on their website, Just Flight has announced that they're developing the Fokker F28 Fellowship for FSX and Prepar3D. The Dutch Fokker F28 is a short range, regional airliner announced way back in 1962. Today, the F28 is only used by military operators around the world. Prominent carriers which used to fly the F28 included, KLM Cityhopper, NLM Cityhopper, Piedmont, USAir,
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