Over on their website SamScene has previewed their latest RealCityX project: Milan City will include many famous buildings, churches, shopping malls and a whole lot of autogen. Also covered will be custom hangars and the terminal building of Bresso Airfield.
The Flight 1 GNS530 had to by far be one of the hardest products to review I have ever seen. It’s not perfect no. But any problem I could find with it could be excused by simply saying “That’s how the real thing works.” Normally that’s a terrible excuse! But this time, given the way this particular addon works; Well it’s a perfectly viable counter argument. I could not decide how to approach this addon. Is it awesome, and all its problems excused by it being realistic. Or is it bad and all its problems are just that, Problems. That is until it occurred to me that my writers block was caused by a perfectly viable argument to make. It’s good and realistic, But has problems that consumers should be aware of before purchase. So that’s how this review is going to be written. There will be a score but I want to state right now that this is a good product. It has issues but the issues are excusable.
Today Flight 1 has released their Cessna 162 SkyCatcher add on for Free. Note it is still licensed software so you may not redistribute it! But you can now download it for free if you wish. The download process is a bit abnormal compared to other freeware downloads. You must download a Key, then an installer form a page that may make you think your purchasing it. But don’t worry, just follow the instructions listed by Flight 1 one This Page to get the aircraft for free. The add on works in all versions of FSX including the Steam edition. Plus Prepar3D V3.
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.
The team at AirworthyDesigns is hard at work on their upcoming Princess Juliana Airport (TNCM) on Saint Martin (Sint Maarten). The scenery will cover not only this islands but also a lot of islands in its region, including the following airports: L’esperance (TFFG), Anguilla (TQPF), St. Barthelemy (TFFJ) and Saba Island (TNCE). The Caribbean scenery package will come with a lot of features, such as photorealistic HD coverage, custom HD buildings, custom HD traffic, airport interiors and much more. The package is being developed for X-Plane. A release date is not yet known, but the team is aiming for October this year.
We have gotten some very exclusive screenshots from the developer that highlight the beauty of this upcoming add-on. Make sure to follow their project over on the X-Plane Forums.
A little less than a year after its release for FSX and P3D, Aerosoft seem to be getting ready for a release of Værøy Airport (ENVY) in Norway for X-Plane 10 and 11. The airport is known for being located right next to a very steep cliff and its ever changing and treacherous winds. This was also the reason of taking the airport out of use in 1990, before that Widerøe had some regular flights. The scenery will cover the entire island in amazing detail and will also include the newer Værøy Heliport (ENVR). Furthermore, there are some beautiful, custom Aurora Borealis effects for during the dark winter months. Screenshots below were taken in X-Plane 11.
RFSceneryBuilding can add another impressive project to their growing list of airports. Today they have released Tenerife North (GCXO) airport, formerly known as Los Rodeos airport. This airport is infamous for the biggest disaster in aviation history in which two 747’s collided. Today, Tenerife North serves as one of the main hubs for the Canary Islands, connecting all seven islands with each other and the mainland.
Tenerife North comes with custom buildings and vehicles, custom lighting for runways, taxiways and light masts, very nice textures with glass effects for windows and automatic season textures. Furthermore, there is support for a large amount of third party ground textures such as Orbx FTX Global, free photographic scenery of Spain, FSSimVR-Spain VFR Mesh for Canary Islands and last but not least for Taburets Italy Mesh. You can pick this scenery up for AUD$23.85 right now from the FlightSimStore. It is compatible with FSX, FSX:SE, P3D v2 and P3Dv3. One slight note to add is that RFSceneryBuilding recommends using Orbx FTX Trees HD.
In a post on Facebook, TOGA Projects have let us know that they have updated their popular Envtex addon to version 1.0.5. This update improves several features, and is great news of course. But the real news is the announcement of service pack 1. According to them, SP1 will bring a complete revamp of the user interface and ‘bring modern visuals’, as suggested in our review of Envtex. SP1 will also add new customisation options and more.
More details on the 1.0.5 update can be found over here. Make sure to follow us to keep up to date with Envtex SP1!
Over on the Carendo Facebook Page they made an exciting announcement about their latest project the PA46 Meridan! The light aircraft which is manufactured by Piper Aircraft in Florida, has the capacity of 5 Passengers and 1 Pilot. The aircraft will be welcomed in our community as no other developer has released/developed a PA46 Meridan! No pricing or release date has been announced so stay here at FSElite for further updates!
Update: There seems to be some confusion. Just to clarify, the update to v0.850 will be FREE for anyone who has already bought the product. The demo will be free for those wishing to try it out. The Pre Flight Manager comes packaged with the update for FREE.
Hope this helps.
Black Box Simulations have come under a lot of fire lately, from various different sources, regarding their Airbus products.
As a direct result of this, BBS have decided to really step up the game and provide a free, fully functional demo of their aircraft to help people decide whether it’s the Airbus for them or not. The demo will be the full thing, giving you the chance to try the full aircraft just under a time limitation. In addition to the aircraft, you will have the chance to read through all the manuals and tech support guides that come complimentary with the product.
They are also fixing the complaints of too many liveries coming with the product, and again, going forward, only the Black Box Simulation liveries will come pre-installed with the Airbus aircraft. Fear not, as you’ll be able to use the brand new BBS Pre Flight Manager to download new liveries, as well as updates, etc. The Pre Flight Manager will notify you and give you the opportunity to download and install them all automatically, which is pretty cool!
No update would be complete from BBS, without showing some new images.
As mentioned above, BBS will be bringing a new Pre Flight Manager to your Airbus aircraft, really giving you more options for your aircraft. Everything from airline configuration, load and fuel pages, and ensure your aircraft is loaded correctly with the weight and balance page.
We imagine the release will be soon, but for now, head over to their Facebook page for further details.