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Magknight 787 FMS/EFB Development Update

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Developer Magknight has updated the community, over on the X-Plane forum, with progress to the 787’s FMS and EFB.

Magknight has shared some previews of how their new coding incorporates performance and weight/balance calculations through the use of the EFB.

Large changes to the EFB are being made, including new aircraft config system, allowing you to manage all the important aircraft loadout features from the galley to the cargo. As stated above, this update also features takeoff and landing performance calculations. Its simplicity allows the user to select their runway of choice with an intersection departure if desired. Runway conditions, winds, and automatic flap settings for flaps 5, 10, 15, 17, 18, and 20 (for some airports only) are all incorporated into the system for accurate performance calculations from within the simulator.

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Just Flight Updates Traffic Global for X-plane 11

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Just Flight has released its next major update for Traffic Global for X-Plane 11 to version v1.0.9454 for both Windows and Mac. This update factors in X-Plane 11.50 beta 1-11 as well as 11.41 rev 1. Just Flight reminds us that this update may not be compatible with future updates of X-Plane. However, if something gets broken in future beta updates
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Boundless Simulations Announces Birmingham Airport (EGBB) for X-Plane 11

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Newly established developer Boundless Simulations has announced that they are working on Birmingham Airport (EGBB) for X-Plane 11. The developers who just released the Isle of Man Airport only recently is already hard at work on their next product. Speaking on the X-Plane.org forums, developer Lewie01 said that he is "really excited to do this one, as it is my local airport."
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SimToolkitPro Version 0.6 Now Available

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SimToolkitPro, known as the all-in-one EFB, is now available as version 0.6. The EFB tool enables simmers to plan flights, view weather, keep track of their progress and see how other virtual pilots are getting on with their flights. Version 0.6 has been teased for a month now and comes complete with new features, functionality and more. As described back
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Aerobask Releases Lancair Legacy RG for X-Plane 11

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The Lancair Legacy RG is rated for being one of the fastest non-turbine general aviation aircraft known. Categorized as an experimental, Lancair is capable of performing aerobatics, and it's perfectly designed to also be an efficient and economical cruiser. The Lancair Legacy RG fits the best of both worlds. Developed by Aerobask, who are well known for their DA-42 for X-Plane,
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Drzewiecki Design Releases Polish Airports Vol. 1 Version 3 for X-Plane

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Drzewiecki Design has released version 3 of their popular Polish Airports Volume 1 series. Volume 1 contains Gdańsk, Katowice, Rzeszów and Lublin airport. Version 3 comes with some significant updates over the previous version, with notable features such as SAM jetways support at all airports (including marshaller and VGDS), new terminals with interiors for some airports and up-to-date PBR textures, layouts, markings and more. But perhaps most significant is that the entire scenery is now fully functional under Vulcan, which has recently been added to X-Plane 11 as new rendering engine.

Polish Airports Vol. 1 Version 3 is available on SimMarket for €28,46. Customers that have previously purchased version 1 or version 2 of this scenery package, are entitled to a discount which will make the upgrade price €19,92. Another special discount applies for customers of Drzewiecki Design’s Chicago Airports XP.

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iniSimulations A300-600R(F) Development Update

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iniSimulations has provided their latest update on the development for its A300-600R(F) for X-Plane 11. Since their last update, the team has been working on the systems and going through a rigorous testing phase to ensure that within the next couple of weeks, it will be pushed to the final beta phase. Whilst development continues, the team has released a
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Globall Art Updates Vancouver International Airport

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Globall Art continues to improve the recently released Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) for X-Plane, as they let us know on their Facebook page. In the first update, they offered a significant gain in framerate and performance, next to some small fixes like removing excess grass and fixing tree heights, as well as some visual improvements, mostly related to lighting. This
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MK-Studios Updates Lanzarote and Lisbon

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(Updated) MK-Studios has updated two of their sceneries : Lanzarote (GCRR) for Prepar3D v4 and Lisbon for X-Plane 11. The Lanzarote update is a small hotfix that brings back runway lighting after it disappeared with the release of SODE 1.7.1 in Prepar3D v4 Hotfix 3. The Lisbon (LPPT) update for X-Plane 11 also contains a small fix for the stand
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Rotate Previews MD-11 Landing Gear

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Over on their website, aircraft developer Rotate has published some landing gear screenshots of their rendition of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 for X-Plane. The team has been working hard on the exterior model and texture work on the aircraft since the last post in March. These screenshots show the level of detail the team has included on the landing gear
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