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Cockpit Master CS 737X CDU Announced

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Home cockpit builders will be pleased to see that a new player is on the scene with a brand-new standalone plug and play 737 CDU module. Developed by Cockpit Part Aviation Technology Co. Ltd, the new Cockpit Master CS 737X CDU enables simmers to simply plug in the device into a PC and use it seamlessly with a variety of aircraft.

Designed specifically for Boeing aircraft in a variety of simulators, the CS 737X CDU simply plugs into your PC via a USB port and it will connect via a bridge to your aircraft. Once connected, you can use the CDU as though you were using the real thing. With zero lag between input and it recognising in the simulator, the experience is meant to be seamless. Furthermore, the product comes with a full-colour TFT-LCD screen and has adjustable brightness and colours depending on the aircraft type. To help support the product on your desk, it comes with an adjustable aluminium desktop stand.

The CS 737X CDU works with FSX, Prepar3D, X-Plane and soon Microsoft Flight Simulator. Whilst it is dubbed a “737” product, it is actually compatible with the PMDG 737NG (and NGXu), PMDG 747 and the PMDG 777. On X-Plane, it is compatible with the Zibo 737-800 and also the IXEG 737-300.

Pre-orders for the Cockpit Master CS 737X CDU are now open on Aerosoft. Pre-ordering will save you 5% off the full price, meaning you can buy one for €598.73 (excludes tax and shipping). 

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Aerosoft Airfield Perranporth Released for MSFS

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Aerosoft Airfield Perranporth has been released for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Situated in the southwest of Cornwall, England, Perranporth Airfield (EGTP) is a popular place for general aviation pilots looking to discover the views of the area. The airport is run by the Perranporth Flying Club and offer a range of experience flights and training courses for those seeking to get
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FlyInside Bell 47 Released for MSFS

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Whilst we usually let our friends at keep you up to date with the latest in the world of helicopters, the release of the FlyInside Bell 47 is fairly significant for the simulation community. It's the first payware helicopter made available for Microsoft Flight Simulator and comes with a custom flight model. The team at FlyInside have often defied
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Magknight Updates 787 to Version 1.7

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HST Announces Weatherman Weather Engine for XPL


In a new development post from HST, the team has announced a new weather engine called Weatherman. The new weather engine will be delivered with xAmbience Pro once it’s made available and the developers claim Weatherman will be “better than other weather engines” on the market.

The bold claim was made based on the fact that the weather engine uses data from various sources. This includes NOAA, Satellites and local private weather stations around the world. In total, HST uses 30 sources. Once the data has been streamed into HST’s servers, it then interpolates this data on the backend before then being injected into the simulator. This simulation of weather comes with multiple levels which also changes the density of clouds, the colour of the sky. Other weather engines don’t do this, according to HST. Further to that, the team said that custom turbulence also comes with the weather engine, along with soft changes to wind, temperature and pressure so there’s no jerkiness in the sim.


Whilst Weatherman comes with xAmbience Pro, there will also be an offline mode for various weather themes for simmers looking to use various types of weather in their own scenarios.

HST say that the previews shared are still a work in progress and there still more to do to get the visuals just right. When we last shared news from HST, they said that xAmbience Pro would release in a “few weeks”, but the team said it will still be a few additional weeks yet. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any progress from the developers.

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Aerosoft Releases Airport Orsta-Volda

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Flightbeam Biarritz Airport Now Available for MSFS

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More Previews of Dreamflight Studios’ Biarritz-Pays Basque Airport

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Carenado Releases Piper PA34 Seneca V for MSFS

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