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The Airport Guys Preview Grundy Airport (KGDY)

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The Airport Guys have sent us some work-in-progress previews of their up and coming Grundy Municipal Airport (KGDY) which will be 3 of 9 in their series of airports located in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Grundy Airport is a rather unique airport with a 2,256-foot runway and a straight drop on both ends meaning you’ll want to land just right or you risk going right off of the end. The airport only caters for small GA and isn’t too accommodating for bizjets unline the other two previous releases in the set. Landing will be a challenge nevertheless.

This airport is to cost only just $5.00 (Incl. VAT) from The Airport Guys’ website. They’re aiming for a release just in time for Christmas to support FSX/SE and Prepar3D v4. We will endeavour to let you know when this airport has been released.

 
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PhotoSim Labs Shows off Further Previews of The Bahamas

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Our friends at PhotoSim Labs has sent us further previews of their upcoming Bahamas scenery. In particular, they shared new previews of Cat Cay (MYCC) and Chub Cay (MYBC). The new previews are very advanced in development and are nearly a final build. He is very interested in the use of photoreal scenery as he believes it makes for the most
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FSElite First Look: Vertx DA-62

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Sean Moloney, best known for his work at RealAir, has recently returned to the flight sim world after a prolonged absence. With him, he brings a new development studio, a new product line, but most importantly, a new plane, the Vertx DA-62. From the ashes of RealAir comes Sean’s talent roaring back into life. Today, we’re taking a first look
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Immersive Audio Previews 737NG CFM Immersion Soundpack Update

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Back at the beginning of October Immersive Audio had announced that an update will be coming to their 737NG CFM Immersion HD Soundpack. Based on customer feedback, they mentioned that they will be adding alternative sounds which will be more bassy in the next update. Over in a Facebook post, they've posted an audio clip previewing the work-in-progress alternative bassy sounds in the upcoming
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FSElite Exclusive: Envtex SP2 Previews

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TOGA Projects have kindly provided us with some exclusive Envtex Service Pack 2 information and eye-catching previews to share. Word of SP2 comes nearly two years after the initial release of Envtex which has come a long way in terms of development. Continuing development and providing support for Envtex is really important to the developers. They would like to thank
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Just Flight Avro Vulcan B Mk2 Preview Shots And Details

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Just Flight has recently announced on their Facebook page a link to “full details” and five photo’s of their upcoming Avro Vulcan B Mk2 for P3D and FSX.

The aircraft has been modelled after extensive hands-on research with a real Vulcan B Mk2 at Wellesbourne Airfield. The aircraft will have various 4K paint schemes, realistic payloads, and ground equipment.

Here’s the entire features list:

Model

  • Accurately modelled Avro Vulcan B Mk2, built using real-world aircraft plans and comprehensive photography of the real aircraft (XM655)
  • Many detailed animations, including:
    – Crew door
    – Bomb bay doors
    – Multi-position airbrakes
    – Multi-stage brake parachute
    – Deployable ram air turbine (RAT)
    – Variable-speed wipers
    – Tilting main landing gear
    – Flying controls (including elevons)
    – Animated pilots
    – Retractable taxi/landing lights
  • A range of payload options:
    – Blue Steel nuclear stand-off missile
    – 1000lb bombs
    – WE.177 nuclear bomb
    – Saddle bomb bay tanks
    – Cylindrical bomb bay tanks
  • Different aerial, refuelling probe and other external parts providing several configurations
  • Olympus 201 and 301 engine nozzle types
  • Ground equipment, including Houchin GPU and Palouste compressor for engine start
  • 4096×4096 textures are used to produce the highest possible texture clarity
  • Bump and spectacular mapping used throughout the aircraft to produce a truly 3D feel

Cockpit

  • A truly 3D virtual cockpit right down to accurately modelled ejection seats and screw heads – every instrument is constructed fully in 3D with smooth animations
  • Cockpit textures feature wear and tear based on reference photos taken in the real aircraft to produce an authentic environment
  • Interactive engine start checklist
  • Checklists for every stage of flight
  • Panel state system which will automatically save the panel state whenever a flight is saved and reload the panel state whenever that flight is loaded
  • Aircraft configuration system that will allow you to choose between ‘cold & dark’ or ‘ready for take-off’
  • Functioning oxygen regulator system with realistic consumption based on altitude – watch the oxygen quantity drop with usage
  • Realistic V/UHF radio unit – save and recall commonly used frequencies
  • Fully functioning magnetic indicators, warning lights and push-to-test buttons
  • No detail is too small – even the option to switch between day and night modes on the landing gear indicator is included!

Aircraft Systems

  • Custom-coded fuel system – fuel tank groups, transfer and crossfeed
  • Custom-coded electrical system

Liveries

The Vulcan B Mk2 is supplied with eleven paint schemes covering its life in RAF service:

  • XM655 (XM655 Maintenance and Preservation Society)
  • XL426 (Vulcan Restoration Trust)
  • XH562 (Kiwi roundels)
  • XL361 (anti-flash white)
  • XH538 (white belly)
  • XM607 (Red Flag)
  • XH534 (No.230 OCU, RAF Coltishall)
  • XM600 (No.9 Squadron, RAF Cottesmore)
  • XM607 (Black Buck)
  • XL426 (anti-flash white)
  • XH558

Other Features

  • Realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real-world performance and handling data
  • Authentic sound set
  • Custom sounds for switches, wipers and more
  • Comprehensive manual with panel guide and performance data
  • PSD Paint Kit included so you can create your own paint schemes
 
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New Carenado Falcon 50 Previews

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The last we've seen of Carenado's work-in-progress Falcon 50 was back in September. This month, they're back with a plethora of in-sim previews of the fully textured and modeled interior, cockpit and exterior over on their Facebook page. The Dassault Falcon 50 is a French-made, long-range, business trijet primarily used by wealthy corporate individuals and Air Forces around the world. From
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UK2000 Share Renders of Bournemouth Xtreme

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Following on from the announcement from UK2000 Scenery that they will soon stop developing the Xtreme series and focus on new technology, the team are still pressing ahead with their planned airports under that brand. One such airport is Bournemouth. Over on Facebook, to share their progress, the team posted two images showcasing the on-going work for the airport's development.
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Aerosoft / SimWings Gran Canaria – Brief Update

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SimWings has been developing Gran Canaria for a very long time at this point. After a bit of pressure from fans, the team confirmed that they're still 'working on it'. Despite the preview thread being opened in 2016, the team continue to share work in progress shots 2 years later. The two previews shared today show the roof-tops of the
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Aeroplane Heaven Previews PA-23 Aztec & C140

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Aeroplane Heaven is known for developing add-ons such as the JustFlight DC-8, VC10 and WWII aircraft such as the Spitfire. Over on their Facebook page, they have released renders of two general aviation aircraft, the Piper Aztec PA-23-250 and the Cessna 140. Aeroplane Heaven has already developed a PA-23 for FSX: Steam Edition. This will be a completely new model created
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