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Aerosoft A330 Cabin Night Lighting Previews

Aerosoft are back again today with some new shots of their upcoming A330 for FSX and P3D.

Today, we’ve been shown some of the night lighting for the cabin in external view. Work is still to be completed on the lighting for the passenger windows, but as you can see, the galley sections are coming along nicely.

We won’t have any updates next week as the developer is working on some other stuff for the time being.

In the mean time, read Mathijs’ interview with us.

Aerosoft Madeira Updated to Version 1.03

A couple of weeks ago, we informed you guys of an upcoming update to Madeira to reflect the real-world changes taking place. For example, the airport is now called Funchal Cristiano Ronaldo Airport and as such signage has changed throughout the airport. To ensure the airport is as accurate as possible, MK-Studios have updated it.

Further changes to version 1.03 is AFCAD changes, new taxiway markings and the slope wall resolution has also been adjusted.

You can download the update now from Aerosoft or your store of purchase.

Full change list below. If you’re unsure, read our review (bare in mind it was based on version 1.01). ALSO, you can win a free copy by entering here.

Change Log – version 1.03

  • AFCAD adjustments (FSX and P3D)
  • Papi lights appear as square from fare (FSX)
  • 3D grass added (FSX)
  • Taxiway centerline lights fixed (FSX)
  • New taxiway markings added to match current airport state (FSX and P3D)
  • Airport name changed (Funchal Cristiano Ronaldo Airport)
  • New airport logo added (FSX and P3D)
  • Porto Santo windmils added
  • Slope wall resolution adjusted (FSX and P3D)
  • Runway lights red type added at runway endings (FSX and P3D)

Black Box Simulations Airbus Xtreme Prologue Texture Update Previews

Since the release of the widebody series of Black Box Simulations Widebody series, the team have been working on creating the next update for their A320 series of aircraft. The Airbus Xtreme Prologue update has been “progressing well” based on feedback from other users and pilots. The team took a few quick previews of the A320 virtual cockpit from Prepar3d v3. The textures are “totally new” and the modelling has been “refined”.

“Moving along with speed”

Black Box Simulations have asked that nobody asks for a release date as it’s unknown, but they are moving along as quickly as possible. For now, check out the previews of the circuit board and a few other features of the new virtual cockpit.

If you can’t wait, then why not check out what we thought of their widebody series. Or perhaps check out their latest GA release.

RFSceneryBuilding Have Released Ancona Falconara Airport (LIPY)

The team behind Turin recently announced that Ancona Falconara Airport would soon be sat in our sim world ready to fly to. As promised RFSceneryBuilding have released the product for FSX, FSX: SE and P3D (version 2 to 3.4).

The airport itself serves the Marche region found in central Italy and is home to various architectural sites and people. Although not massive in size, several airlines such as Ryanair, Alitalia and Lufthansa operate their on a regular basis.

The scenery itself features custom buildings, vehicles and runway lighting. Also included are glass effect, lots of landclass, dynamic reflection glass (P3D v3) and also automatic season variation! It’s fully compatible with FTX Global, FTX Trees and also Taburet-Italy 10M Mesh.

I’ve left the full feature list below, but if you’re keen, head over to FlightSimStore right now to download and buy for EUR€16,49.

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First PMDG DC-6 FSX/P3D Beta Video Appears

We have known for a little while that PMDG’s DC-6 has been in beta testing for FSX/P3D. After the release of the experimental product on X-Plane, fans have been eager to get their hands on their preferred sim version.

One of the beta testers has uploaded the first video for the DC-6 on YouTube and talks us through some of the features we can expect.

The 30 minute tour shows us the external view as well as an in depth look at the virtual cockpit and some of the in-sim menus.

We’ll continue to keep an eye out for further information and get back to you in due course.

New Screenshots of FSDG Agadir

Agadir, Morocco is somewhere that I have not yet heard of. But it turns out that for some time now this scenery has been in development for quite sometime. Having seen the quality of this scenery I am suprised that I have not yet heard of this scenery. It looks fantastic.

For an airport that I have not heard of, the route selection is huge with airlines such as easyJet, Condor and Ryanair serving the Moroccan destination. A destination that I am now very interested to fly to with this upcoming scenery.

FSDG, as always are looking to produce another excellent scenery. I am looking forward to seeing what the completed product is set to look like. The developer states that release is close and requires just a few bug fixes and improvements before final release.

The scenery covers everything within the airport fence but nothing outside. Not at all a problem considering the detail that seems to have gone into this scenery.

When the product hits the shelves we will be sure to let you know.


New Video Showing Off Navigraph Update Progress

Navigraph have released another video showing them back at work working on their new charts application which is set to release soon. In this video we enjoy a sneak preview of what to come as well as some more emojis.

It’s great to see the progress being made on this application. This video shows off one of the key features for the new update, enroute charts. This will give you the ability to see your route on a much wider scale no matter where you are in the world. Although we do already have some enroute charts within Navigraph this new update will bring a far greater expanse of en route charts with more detail.

That’s all from them for now, it’s obvious that they are hard at work. Any more news regarding this upcoming product will of course be reported by FSElite. For now, enjoy the video.

Back in the office! We just got airway search to work in Charts Cloud. You can search airways by text or by clicking in the chart. No more tracing routes with your finger on busy enroute charts. 👆🌎🚫

Posted by Navigraph on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Nvidia Driver 381.65 VAS Issues

Thanks to Rob McCarthy over on the P3D forums we have gathered some information regarding P3D’s compatibility with Nvidia’s latest drivers, 381.65. P3D and Nvidia drivers are a tricky combination sometimes. Most commonly due to the inherint VAS leaks that they so often drag along with them. The latest seems to be no exception.

According to Rob, a test was performed where P3D was left running for three days in the default scenario. A loss of 300mb was seen without any intervention. Although not a huge amount in the grand scheme of things. That 300mb could be the difference between running out of memory or not.

My personal recommendation for P3D is 376.33. Although old drivers I saw a drastic improvement in my VAS after beginning to use these drivers. Most Nvidia graphic cards support this driver so if you haven’t already I can’t recommend them anymore highly.

If anything new arises regarding these drivers we will try our best to make you aware of it.

Just Flight Piper Arrow III Service Pack 2.1 Out!

More news coming from the team over at Just Flight: Service Pack 2.1 is now available for the Piper Arrow III! This was much anticipated as it is supposed to fix the annoying RPM sound bug that made the whole experience less immersive as well as provide many improvements to the airplane as a whole.

Here is a list of the fixes:

  • Numerous improvements to FDE
  • RPM sound issue fixed
  • Improved compatibility with hardware (e.g. Saitek controls)
  • Oil pressure now drops when prop lever is used (a result of increased demand on oil system)
  • Increased RPM drop when carrying out magneto checks

If these fixes work, we can pretty much say that this is a near perfect GA product from Just Flight. We will be testing the Service Pack in the next few days and report on its success.

Download the SP2.1 here.

Exclusive Shots of Just Flight’s Piper Arrow IV Turbo!

If you haven’t heard about Just Flight’s amazing Piper Arrow III… well, you’re missing quite a lot. Following on the success of their latest general aviation aircraft (which I own and absolutely love despite very few minor bugs SP 2.1 is now out and fixes pretty much everything!), Just Flight has provided FSElite with exclusive shots of their latest WIP: the Arrow IV turbo.

The Arrow IV’s distinctive T-tail, its 200hp turbo-charged engine and redesigned cowlings really give this bird a fresh new look. Just Flight let us know that work is progressing rapidly as it pertains to the flight dynamics and cockpit and that they have many real world Arrow IV pilots working on the project alongside them. The cockpit should look newer (as it is a newer plane) and will feature two different colour schemes as well as new upholstery.

As you can see from the pictures, the thing looks very promising and I will be the first to report on it when it comes out. It’s great to see Just Flight really taking the leap into development and we can’t wait to see what the future has to offer!

Make sure to checkout FSElite’s videos about the PA-28R!