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Valencia Airport (LEVC) Released for X-Plane 11

Icarus Simulations has today released Valencia Airport (LEVC) for X-Plane 11. Originally released by Latinwings Simulations for FSX and P3D, the Icarus Simulations team converted the product over to the X-Plane platform taking full advantage of the technology in the sim.

The highly detailed airport is an accurate rendition of the Spanish airport with detailed terminal buildings and airport objects. Even the surrounding area and city has had attention given to it. There are plenty of ground objects, vehicles and more scattered around the scenery. Both day and night textures are high resolution.

You can buy Valencia Airport for X-Plane 11 now from X-Aviation now for $22.95.

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Paulo Ricardo – Mega Sao Paulo X Released for X Plane 11

Paulo Ricardo has released Mega São Paulo X for X Plane 11. You can buy it from Simmarket’s website for 20.13 EUR.

São Paulo is a capital city in the Brazilian State of São Paulo. As well as a financial center in South America. This city is also the most populous city in Brazil and in the American continent as well as in the southern part of the equator. The total area of the municipality is 1522.986 square kilometers.

Included in the Scenery Package:

  • City 3D building of São Paulo.
  •  Autogen houses, trees.
  •  Night Light Santos, São Paulo and area.
  •  Stadiums , Palmerias, Pacaembu, São Paulo, Corinthians, Portugesa othes 3D improve.
  •  Guarulhos and Congonhas Airport Light version.

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Aerosoft Airport Stuttgart XP Released for X Plane 11

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Today, Aerosoft has released Airport Stuttgart for the X Plane 11 platform. It will set you back 18.85 EUR at Simmarket.

Stuttgart airport is located in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, developed by the German Airport team and Peter Hiermeier. It’s made to look as close as possible to the real Stuttgart airport in real world. Everything – whether buildings or runways – is carefully placed to match the real airport. The ground has a photoreal texture to give you a realistic feeling.

Features:

  • Uses advanced X-Plane features such as 3D spill lights
  • Animated passenger boarding bridges, Safedock A-VDGSs and marshallers at all eligible gates/stands (using the freely available AutoGate plugin by Jonathan Harris)
  • Complete taxiway network for use by ATC and AI aircraft
  • Fully compatible with the X-Life plugin by JARDesign
  • Works with the ‘Draw Parked Aircraft’ feature introduced in X-Plane 10.50
  • Makes full use of the new ground service vehicles introduced in XPlane 11
  • Thousands of hand-placed objects such as parked cars and streetlights
  • Road network with animated traffic
  • Parked cars can be turned on/off to optimize performance
  • Free AutoGate plugin by Jonathan Harris for AGNIS and marshallers

To learn more take a look at Simmarket’s website and Facebook.

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Just Flight Announces PA-28R Arrow III for X-Plane 11

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Just Flight has announced that they will be bringing their popular PA-28R Arrow III to X-Plane 11. Seemingly they are looking to cover all the bases, with this product already in FSX, P3D and Flight Sim World.

Just Flight have combined with Thranda Design to bring this product to X-Plane 11, using a real PA-28R Arrow III to make sure that the aircraft comes up to scratch with real life standards.  Having flown this aircraft myself in P3D v4 and in real life, I can confirm that it’s up to scratch with how the real aircraft should perform.

This product in X-Plane 11 will include an accurate flight model and 4K resolution textures.

The aircraft is looking close to completion judging by the screenshots on Just Flight’s website. On release, it will be available for a price of £27.99.

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Aerosoft Lugano Released for X Plane-11

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Aerosoft has today released Lugano airport for X-Plane 11. It’s an airport located between the three towns of Agno, Muzzano and Bioggio in Switzerland. What is so special about this airport is the stunning approach.

The aircraft that flies most often to Lugano is the SAAB 2000 from Darwin airlines, code-sharing with Alitalia. Out of here, you can fly to destinations such as Rome, Cagliari and Olbia among others. But the biggest route out of this airport is Zürich for Swiss.

In year 2010 this airport moved more than 170,000 passengers.

It can be purchased over at SimMarket for 20.95 EUR or Aerosoft for 20.96 EUR.

Features:

  • Highly detailed airport scenery of Lugano
  • High resolution photo textures for the 3-D models
  • Glass reflections of glass surfaces on buildings
  • XPlane 11 ground vehicles with appropriate lanes added
  • X-Life compatibility
  • Revised taxi routes for better compatibility with X-Live and X-Plane’s own AI traffic
  • Revised ramp starts for a correct placement of the aircraft. The ramp starts now support the “Show parking aircraft” feature
  • Stratification of roads added for X-Plane road traffic
  • Old cars in the parking lots replaced by the better X-Plane-own vehicles
  • Some parking vehicles and floodlights are added
  • Duplicate X-Plane’s own Navaid objects removed
  • Unnecessary files were removed
  • Revised objects for 3D grass
  • Possibility of switching off the 3D grass for optimum performance
  • All airport buildings as they are in real life
  • New vegetation details with approx 20.000 grass polygons
  • Night lighting in real time
  • Sloped runway
  • Manual and charts

A few preview shots of Lugano airport that you can admire.

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X-Plane SSG Newsletter September 2017 & Preview

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Supercritical Simulations Group or SSG as we call them everyday has come out with a newsletter. It covers both the new E-jets and the CRJ 700 but also their B748 Version 2.0.

E-jets
They are almost done for release with the development of the E-195. What’s left to fix are 3D model adjustments, texture mapping, ambient occlusion baking and the flight model. More preview shots are below.

B748-Version 2.0
B748-Version 2 has received a big update, parts of exterior and interior have been retextured. Cockpit displays are now made with higher resolution.

Also the FMC has received some updates:
FIX Page
IRS Align Page
Two independent FMC’s
Better Tracks representation at the ND

CRJ-700
They say in their news letter that it’s a “back burner project but progress is being made”.
The overhead, main, side instruments and upper pedestal are done for next stage which is X-plane feature PBR (Physical Based Rendering). It gives a look that you thought could never be achieved before.
Currently, work is being made on the middle pedestal.

To read the whole newsletter you can find it on this page.

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Taburet – Mesh XP Alaska Pack 1 South East for XP 11

The guys over at Taburet have created a Mesh XP product for the southeastern part of Alaska. It’s in 10m resolution, so it’s high resolution mesh. As it’s mesh it adds more accurate elevation for more precision which is good when flying VFR. But not only that, it also adds shaping valleys and mountains to truly make it as real as it gets. If you’re an Alaska pilot like me and you want to squeeze out as much realism you possibly can then this product is for you.

It can either be used as is or underneath a photorealistic scenery add-on. Mesh XP uses default vectors for roads, streams, rivers, lakes and landclass. According to Taburet this has no FPS hit at all which is normal for mesh.

This Mesh XP package for SE Alaska can be purchased over at SimMarket for 21.24 EUR.

A video showing this mesh product of Alaska in action from within the sim.

Here you can get an idea of what it looks like in XP with this product and from the look of it I think it looks very realistic indeed. As shown on the picture at the bottom it only covers the brown area that is inside the blue box.

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SkyMaxx Pro 4.6 Updated with 3D Clouds

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SkyMaxx Pro has been updated to version 4.6 which unveils 3D storm clouds for X Plane simmers. It features 3D towering clouds such as cumulus and cumulonimbus storm clouds. SMP is using the new SilverLining 5 sky and cloud SDK. Included in that is a wide variety of storm clous made by hand in various stages of development. These clouds have been tuned and optimized for the high performance that we XP simmers require and rely on to have a wonderful flying experience. How the clouds look has also been improved whether you are 100 km away or flying straight through them. Added to that is that Cumulonimbus clouds feature lightning and rain shaft effects which is nice to have in our flying experience.

Changelog of SkyMaxx Pro 4.6:

  • Big, scary storm clouds! All-new, hand-modeled representations of towering cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds when storms are present or developing.
  • Improved framerates in stormy conditions
  • Fix graphic corruption in the sky associated with storms on some systems
  • Improved cloud lighting and shading
  • Other minor performance improvements

With this update you can now fly into realistic stormy weather conditions with vertical cloud development while having good FPS on your screen.

This update is a free update for customers with SkyMaxx Pro V4 already installed. Just redownload the file from X-Aviation and you will have the latest version. If you don’t already have SMP 4 then you can purchase it for 39.95 USD from X-Aviation store.

More can be found over at x-pilots forum website and you can login to your X-Aviation account here.

 

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Carenado C90 King Air for X-Plane 11 Released

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Update: Released
You can now buy this aircraft from Carenado for 34.95 USD for X-Plane 11 and it comes with six different HD liveries and one HD blank livery. Also included are several PDF documents to get the most out of this aircraft in your XP 11 platform.

Carenado has relased a preview of their upcoming C90 King Air for the X-Plane 11 platform. From the preview it looks very detailed and well made. It comes with the GNS 430 and many other special features such as plugin-enhanced, FPS optimized model and of course windshield rain effects plus many others.

Carenado has made a very similar aircraft to this one before – C90B King Air for X Plane as well which can be found here.

We at FSElite will keep you updated and announce when this aircraft is released for virtual XP pilots to fly.

For more information go to Carenado Facebook.

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X-Plane A380 – A Statement from the Developer

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Yesterday, a forum post over on the X-Plane official forums sparked us to look into an A380 project being designed as freeware for X-Plane 11. That developer was previously involved with the Cloud Surf Team scandal that we exposed back in February of this year. Because of the association with the previous development team, we were skeptical on the situation and re-posted our original editorial providing context and proof of what was going on.

We were then contacted by the developer who shared this statement with us:

To begin with, I fully understand you being skeptical about this project. However I was hoping that nothing would be made public before we would officially announce it on our (still being built up) Facebook page. As of now we only have our own personal facebook accounts, where we have been posting updates over the last few months. Nothing official. Same goes for the XP11 forum post. That was me on my private account since we don´t have anything official yet.
However, I have spent the last 5 months looking for talented people to join me after the disaster of CST. I fully regret my mistake I made, but I moved on and tried to forget what happened. I always wanted to give something to the community and I thought why just stop believing because of a stupid mistake? So I spent months looking for people to join me and so far have found like the most talented people I could think of. I was hoping to do everything right from the beginning on, not like CST. That´s why we internally decided not to post anything official too early to ruin it again.
Also to proof people that we are legit this time, Nicholas Isaacs, the head of our modelling department, recorded his work and put them as timelapses on youtube. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpPqdUILtcpjlK5umTxdYvg)
To begin with the search I messaged James (HD Aviator). We had a long and brief talk about what happened and together we moved on and are still trying to get the best we can do, but this time with our own work.
We do have a name for our “company” and the facebook page to it. However, “Advanced Dynamics Development Group” is still invisible on facebook since we need to add nessecary information and haven´t finished our logo´s and banners yet.
Furthermore, the original X-Plane thread has been closed by forum admins until more information has been provided.
We’ll keep an eye on how this progresses and of the developer provides any further insight.
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