FlyJSim spent a portion of yesterday teasing fans about a big announcement to come via their numerous community channels. They broke the silence today and has announced that they are developing the FlyJSim Q4XP. The team are excited to bring their second version of the iconic and loved turboprop to X-Plane with all the learning, technology and more from their 727 Series Professional 3 product.
Although the guys had previously developed a Q400 in the past, this will be a “significant departure” from that product and will exceed the standards the team has currently set. As a result of this new increase in immersion and detail, the product line name has changed to fit.
Aircraft development is very much in the early stages at this point. However, those willing to follow development can do so by watching some of their development team on Twitch.
As progress continues, the team will be informing the community by their various channels.
Further to the announcement, the team published a brief FAQ to answer any of those burning questions.
Q. When is the release?
A. There is no release date for the aircraft, and won’t be for a considerable amount of time. When we have further information, we’ll be sure to let you know on our social media pages.
Q. Will it be compatible with X-Plane 10?
A. Unfortunately no. As of our recent series line-up, all our aircraft are X-Plane 11 only, due to the advancements in technology of the sim, and the rendering engine.
Q. Will it be VR compatible?
A. Yes, the Q4XP will be fully VR ready.
Q. Will you be using the X-Plane 11 default FMC?
A. Not at all, there will be a custom coded navigation system.
Previous work from FlyJSim was their 727 Series Professional V3, which we reviewed back in August (and it got a solid 9/10). You can read that here.