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Airfoillabs Updates King Air 350 to Version 1.5

Owners of the Airfoillabs King Air 350 on X-Plane 11 will be pleased to know that the aircraft has been updated to version 1.5. The new long-awaited version focuses on the physical modelling, avionics, performance and overall handling of the aircraft. The update adds an extensive range of new features and has been supported by pilots and flight instructors who have experience with the real-world aircraft.

One of the biggest new features with the update is the introduction of a new Quick Look system. This will enable virtual pilots to quickly snap to different views around the flight deck to help reduce the workload during critical phases of flight. Further to the quick views feature, the aircraft has seen numerous tweaks to elements such as the torque, various switches and animations within the cockpit. The aircraft has also had bleed fail annunciators implemented and assigning commands for two-state switches in the aircraft have been improved. The full list of changes and bug fixes are down below.

Development of the Airfoillabs King Air 350 will continue even beyond this update. Airfoillabs has confirmed that virtual reality controls and support are in development and a new failure system is also being worked on for in the future. Both of these features are currently in progress and more details will come in the future.

A preview video of the update is above. To get the update itself, you can download it from your original place of purchase and install it over the current version. If you don’t own the King Air 350 from Airfoillabs, you can buy it from X-Plane.org for $49.95 USD.

Changelog

  • NEW FEATURE – New Quick Look system.
  • NEW FEATURE – Quick view mapping, pilot does not have to hold the key to stay in outside view
  • NEW FEATURE – The aircraft is less prone to over torque.
  • NEW FEATURE – When switched to single momentarily, surface de-ice is powered for 10s until the de-ice cycle completes.
  • NEW FEATURE – The Exit switches are now spring loaded to the neutral/middle position.
  • NEW FEATURE – The voltmeter is spring loaded from BAT to TRIPLE FED.
  • NEW FEATURE – Wipers park is spring loaded.
  • NEW FEATURE – Only slight movement in rudder pedals when the aircraft is at a stop.
  • NEW FEATURE – Fueling nozzle can be locked during refueling. Once full, it will disengage automatically.
  • NEW FEATURE – Engine power slightly adjusted.
  • NEW FEATURE – The aircraft is less prone to over torque.
  • NEW FEATURE – Adjusted ground effect, aircraft won’t float so much during the flare.
  • NEW FEATURE – Added on/off commands for each and every Two State Switch in the aircraft for better HW mapping. So far only toggle commands were supported.
  • NEW FEATURE – Bleed Fail Annunciators implemented.
  • NEW FEATURE – ALT SELECT PANEL added in the A/P pop up window.
  • NEW FEATURE – AFL side panel, implemented delay function.
  • BUG – W&B, fixed issue where passenger showed instead of cargo
  • BUG – Walking during flight disabled. Pilot won’t fall out of the aircraft anymore when he/she decides to stand up during flight.
  • BUG – Added VR configurations.
  • BUG – Issue which occurred during aircraft towing fixed.
  • BUG – Aircraft sliding while taxiing in harsh meteorological conditions.
  • BUG – Sun visor not positioned on its rails.
  • BUG – Issues with Co-pilot callouts fixed.
  • BUG – FHD resolution.
  • BUG – Ability to map external views to NUM keys.
  • BUG – Triple-fed bus 1V less when fed from the battery.
  • BUG – EHSI now displays correct information from the FPL (GTN + G530 + FMS). EHSI will now show the correct waypoint and distance from FPL (works for all avionics options). EHSI will now display the FPL when in MAP mode (For FMS and G530 option).
  • BUG – Low fuel pressure annunciators fixed in crossfeed.
  • BUG – Altimeter BARO adjusted, issue with high QNH setting fixed.
  • BUG – The A/P is too sensitive to turbulence / often disconnects itself
  • BUG – A/P climb, descent tweaked.
  • BUG – Maximalized A/P pop up window which did not show correct values.
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