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X-Plane Previews

New Previews of ShortFinal Design ‘SFD’ Global

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ShortFinalDesign is known for his airport work on X-Plane, but his latest project will span the whole Globe. Similar to that of Orbx Global on FSX/P3D, SFD Global will apply a brand new set of global textures to the entire X-Plane world. On Facebook, ShortFinalDesign shared some new previews with the community.

Most likely in response to LTD releasing Global Earth on X-Plane, but the developer has clarified that “terrain textures are independent of the autogen”. This was then followed up with confirmation that terrain textures work globally with independent autogen and are not limited to individual regions.

You can view the post on Facebook for the original details. You could also check out previous previews for SFD Global on X-Plane.

ShortFinal Design’s most recent release was Munich, which you may want to check out.

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Colimata Preview Further Concorde Screenshots

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Aircraft developer Colimata has just posted further screenshots of their upcoming Concorde for X-Plane. The hyped aircraft appears to be near completion, with only a few things still on the list to be done. Colimata claims that their rendition of the Concorde is ready to release within the month. The developers at Colimata tell us that they are currently working
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JRollon Previews CL415 Canadair for X-Plane

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Over on the X-Plane forum, Javier Rollon posted a video where he continues work on the development of the CL415. JRollon is known for the successful SIAI SF260 Marchetti and the Bombardier CRJ200. In fact, Javier mentions that the CL415 was a project in development before the Marchetti. The Canadair CL415 was nicknamed the 'Superscooper' for its water scooping abilities.
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Ultra Weather v2.5 Promo Video and Feature List

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Whilst the update for Ultra Weather is not yet available, it is still in private beta, the developers have released an extensive promotional video for the product highlighting a range of the new features to come with v2.5. Along with the video is a massive change log that the update will bring. Within the update, users of Ultra Weather will
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X-Crafts Share Previews of the E135, E140 and E145XR in X-Plane 11

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Developer X-Crafts has taken to Facebook to give a brief update on the upcoming ERJ family. The developer opened with the news that he has started a real-world job as a VFX artist, so his time to develop has dropped. However, he is still extremely determined to make sure that the product is released to the highest possible quality he can achieve.

Whilst the product was in a ready-state a while ago, but the developer did acknowledge that there were still some issues and would much rather release a complete and fun product than something half-baked. X-Crafts are currently building a product which will be as ‘stable’ as possible and are currently receiving feedback from 6 real ERJ pilots to get everything as correct as possible.

The previews below are from the E135, E140 and E145XR – this is the first time these previews have been shared.

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FRHDesign Previews Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport (SABE)

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Scenery developer FRHDesign has previewed their upcoming Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport for X-Plane 11. The developer claims that the airport will be released within the first few days of May if all goes well. Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport is an international airport located northeast of downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. It serves as the main hub for domestic Argentinian flights. Currently,
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FlyingIron Simulations Announces Their Latest Project, F117 Nighthawk for X-Plane

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Developer FlyingIron Simulations has announced that their next project will be the F117 Nighthawk for X-Plane. The Lockheed F117 Nighthawk was the first aircraft designed around stealth technology. Lockheed developed the aircraft under the Skunk Works secretive project department for the US air force and first flew in 1981.  Over on their Facebook page, FlyingIron published early WIP previews of
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Navigraph Charts Closed Beta Video Preview [Chewwy94]

Popular flight simulation Twitch streamer Chewwy94 has released a video via his YouTube channel showcasing a first look of the closed beta Navigraph Charts utility. The short video provides a detailed insight into what to expect from the new look client. Firstly, Navigraph is allowing a select amount of beta testers to test the brand new features as a web-based client.
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Vertical Simulations Previews Long Island MacArthur Airport for X-Plane

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In a post on their Facebook page, scenery developers Vertical Simulations has released previews of their next project, Long Island MacArthur Airport (KISP) for X-Plane. Little information was shared but there were plenty of screenshots to give us a good understanding of what is to come.  Long Island MacArthur Airport is located Ronkonkoma, New York on Long Island. The airport serves
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