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Aerosoft A330 Video Sneak Preview – Taxi Preview

We’ve been subject to a few model teases over the past few months showcasing minor progress on the grander scheme of things with the Aerosoft A330. Well today brings a new sneak peak in the form of video! At least we can see the aircraft in motion for the first time, complete with sounds.

The Dude was extremely forthcoming in providing some video footage of the aircraft in its current “late alpha” state. As such, things are missing or functioning incorrectly. However, this is the first time we’ve heard the sound pack of the trent 700s as well as a glimpse of the flight deck complete with displays.

The video shows a short look at taxiing, and sadly no take off footage. This was simply to whet the appetite for hopefully more footage in the future.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below. We’re certainly excited to see continued progress!

Just Flight C-46 Commando Development

Just Flight has announced that they have added their C-46 Commando to the development section of their website.

C-46 Commando was a twin engine transport aircraft used primarily by the military but also civilian operators, particularly in the cargo role. C-46 is modelled using real-world plans, the aircraft feature multiple animations and highly detailed engines. The faithfully recreated virtual cockpit features 3D instrumentation, wear and tear, and realistic systems functionality.

For latest info make sure to follow FSElite as well as Just Flight on Facebook.

Loads more screenshots and details can be found at Just Flight website.


FSDG News – Reunion + Mauritius

FSDG – Flight Sim Development Group has just released a new update for their FSDG Reunion scenery in France.

If you already installed the previous version please follow these steps to successfully install v1.1:

If you already purchased the scenery from our shop you’ll find all important information on how to access your download in this thread.

Changes to Reunion compared to v1:

– Light bug at FMEE & FMEP fixed
– Flickering textures fixed at FMEE
– Missing objects added at FMEE cargo area
– Potential crashes on FMEE final fixed
– Some smaller bug fixes

FSDG has also announced a new ETA for Mauritius scenery that will be released in July this year.

For more information, head over to FSDG at Facebook and their Forum.

UK2000 Release Norwich

Just a few days ago we showed off some screenshots of UK2000’s Norwich Extreme scenery that at the time was approaching release. That day has now come and the scenery has been released. It can be purchased from UK2000’s website for the standard price of £16.99.

Norwich airport is a minor internation airport within the City of Norwich in the county of Norfolk. The airport severs a variety of traffic ranging from passenger jet liners down to small GA aircraft. A great option for those who enjoy multiple forms of flying within the sim. Just to give you a taste of the airport, a few of the routes operated to from Norwich include Amsterdam, Tenerife-South, Aberdeen and Manchester.

From what I can see, the scenery looks once again to reach UK2000’s common high standard. Norwich is just one of the airports amongst the list that UK2000 aims to bring out this year with others including Gatwick V2, Bournemouth, Isle of Man and Newquay. To see the whole list check out our article on UK2000’s roadmap for 2017.

Don’t forget, a free version of the scenery is also available with less features and detail.

Final Preview Shots of Orbx CAG8

Update: It is now RELEASED and is FREE. You need to make sure you have NA Pacific Northwest for it to work, however. Remember, the Orbx sale is currently on!

We’ve covered Orbx CAG8 Pender Harbour a few times now and with good reason: the harbour airport looks sensational. As always, Iain has got his hands on it to provide his finals – which we all know means a release is just around the corner.

Not much to add, but just enjoy the high quality texture work and detail that Larry has included. Don’t forget to head over to the Orbx forums for more info.

More SimWings / Aerosoft Barcelona X Evolution Screenshots

SimWings and Aerosoft continue to push on previewing their version of Barcelona with some new screenshots of the surrounding areas. We’ve seen some shots of the airport, but as Thorsten describes, you’ll now also have a “nice approach at El Prat from all directions”. This is because their version will include a huge coverage area between Tarragona, Lloret de Mar and Manresa.

The resolution of the shots will be 0.5m/pix for the surrounding area, whilst at the airport, we can expect 0.25m/pix. This will also include complete autogen and some other goodies as well.

How this will fair against LatinVFR’s and JustSim’s Barcelona we’ll have to wait and see. Great to see developers continue to push the boundaries of the sim.

Keep an eye on the Aerosoft forums for any further updates.

Turbine Sound Studios Preview of Trent-892 for PMDG 777

Despite the fact that PMDG have only modelled the GE-90 engines for their impressive 777 line-up, many fans have eagerly awaited other engine variants and aircraft model types to be added. Right now, it doesn’t seem like it will happen any time soon. However, Turbine Sound Studios have stepped up to the plate to offer a soundset for the Trent-892 which will be fully compatible with the PMDG range.

The engine type is found on the 777-200, 777-200ER and 777-300 (not ER which is modelled by PMDG). Right now, PMDG haven’t made any further announcements on plans for these, but the sound pack will add the engine sounds.

Of course, this doesn’t add the characteristics of the engines themselves, but for those who just want to hear the raw power of the beasts, then this will work just fine. TSS, uploaded a quick preview to their Facebook page. We’ve embedded it below, but if you’re unable to view it, check out this link.

Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

Global AI Ship Traffic Major Update

Global AI Ship Traffic freeware has got a major update. Both lots of new ships but also lots of new shipping routes making our sim experience even more realistic.

The update contains more than 200 AI ships and traffic routes for the entire virtual globe. Many different types of ships including some you can land on. It also comes with missions such as trying to stop pirates hijacking a ship that will test your skills. More info can be found in the manual.

Having these two packages installed in your sim will make you see more than 800 ships in detail as you fly.

Head over to Avsim for free download and pictures on different types of ships.

Aerosoft A330 Previews and Fuel System Information

Aerosoft continue to work on their upcoming A330 with modelling progressing with the cargo bays. As usual, Stefan’s work continues to impress and the level of detail is some of the best we’ve seen from Aerosoft. You can see his progress below, which he describes as the “forward hold is so far complete”. Work continues on the aft section, with walls covered and details in place.

Further to the update, Mathijs stepped in to provide information regarding a new feature for the Aerosoft line of products. In particular, he was asking the community what “temperature you would want the fuel to be when it’s loaded into the aircraft”.

He admitted the question sounded “silly”, but his logic is sound. Basically, the fuel temperature of the A330 will change during the flight depending on a host of features and calculations. Examples include the initial temperature, mass of the fuel, the ambient temp and the speed you’re moving. Even the inner tanks will cool down slower than the outer ones. It sounds complex and adds a degree of realism to their upcoming project.

As for why the question what temperature of the fuel when loaded, it matters as the world is a massive place with huge variation in conditions. Not only that, but the fuel storage will also impact the overall temperature of the magic aeroplane juice. Right now, Mathijs is suggesting that they should use ambient temperature -10 degrees for the initial temperature of the fuel. If you feel different head over to the Aerosoft forums to give them your opinion on what you believe would be best.

They’re willing to listen, so be sure to give them your opinion.


Tailstrike Designs Preview LIME X V2

We have kindly been put onto the tracks of another developer. This time, it’s a new developer named Tailstrike Desgins. They currently have a great product in the works, Milan Bergamo. The current version of Bergamo in our sims is slowly dating so it’s good to see an updated version coming to the Italian airport. Having spoken to the developer personally, the project sounds great with the the project progressing stably.

Bergamo airport is a great European hub for those that enjoy flying cargo and low cost. With the airport being a large hub for both Ryanair and DHL. With some routes including Corfu, Barcelona and Dublin. An airport that I often find myself heading to when flying with Ryanair.

Over on Tailstrike Design’s Facebook page, some great shots have been posted showing the progression of the modelling. Which looks excellent. With regular updates being posted for this scenery, a few follow up posts are likely to come aftere this.

For now I leave you with some of the shots mentioned earlier about the modelling progression. So far, it looks like the ATC tower has made the most progress with the hangars following close behind.