Exclusive Shots of Just Flight’s Piper Arrow IV Turbo!

If you haven’t heard about Just Flight’s amazing Piper Arrow III… well, you’re missing quite a lot. Following on the success of their latest general aviation aircraft (which I own and absolutely love despite very few minor bugs SP 2.1 is now out and fixes pretty much everything!), Just Flight has provided FSElite with exclusive shots of their latest WIP: the Arrow IV turbo.

The Arrow IV’s distinctive T-tail, its 200hp turbo-charged engine and redesigned cowlings really give this bird a fresh new look. Just Flight let us know that work is progressing rapidly as it pertains to the flight dynamics and cockpit and that they have many real world Arrow IV pilots working on the project alongside them. The cockpit should look newer (as it is a newer plane) and will feature two different colour schemes as well as new upholstery.

As you can see from the pictures, the thing looks very promising and I will be the first to report on it when it comes out. It’s great to see Just Flight really taking the leap into development and we can’t wait to see what the future has to offer!

Make sure to checkout FSElite’s videos about the PA-28R!

The Heron’s Nest 2.0 is Out!

You might be familiar with iBlueYonder’s wonderful Nantucket (KACK) scenery and if you’re not I definitely recommend you check it out. Bill Womack, the guy behind iBlueYonder (and former ORBX developer), is also very generous to give everyone on iBlueYonder’s mailing list a free scenery of the Heron’s Nest. Now, version 2 of said scenery is out and it sounds very promising.

Here are some of the new features:

  • New island has been created as a 3D model (solves some compatibility issues)
  • Viva module replaced by SODE (great news!)
  • New sources of water, power and more!

We can only expect great things to come from the team over at iBlueYonder! We will keep you up to date with their latest development.

 

Orbx Innsbruck (LOWI): The FSElite Review

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Welcome to Innsbruck. Capital of the state Tyrol (Tirol) and hidden in the Alps. Historic home to the Olympic Winter Games not once, but twice. A busy hub for many tourists particularly during winter. With challenging terrain, tight turns and forever changing weather, it is arguably the most dangerous airport approach in Europe.

If that sounds familiar: that was the exact opening for my review for Innsbruck by JustSim. But that doesn’t make it less true. Innsbruck is a beautiful place with many famous landmarks. And of course the very famous approach through the mountains. With the review mentioned above I wasn’t too impressed for missing out on the details that make this area so amazing (though the airport itself was very nice), beautiful and unique. But did Orbx manage to capture this feeling?

Short answer: yes. Orbx have done an incredible job with Innsbruck. The area looks amazing. The details and landmarks are all there. The airport itself feels very busy and alive, and so do the towns in the area. If you’re here to get convinced to buy this add-on: you will not regret it. For those that want to dive a little bit deeper into it: let’s read on.

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Orbx Announces LSGK Saanen Airport – New Freeware Project

Orbx have today announced that Saanen Airport (LSGK) is in development and will be completely free. Coming from developer Sylvain Delepierre, the Swiss airport will see you soaring above the Alps in style. Sat between Geneva and Innsbruck, the coverage will allow you to see the villages of Saanen, Gstaad and Rougemont – all photoreal. There’s around 70 sqaure kilometers of scenery to view and will immerse your experience even further.

The first shots are below and as of right now there’s not much to show of the airport itself. No release date mentioned, but if we hear anything, we’ll be sure to update you.

 

 

Great Easter Giveaway: Win FREE Tickets to Flight Sim Con 2017

Happy Easter Monday

Here at FSElite we do all we can to support our community. Whether that’s providing you with some interesting articles or breaking exclusives. What people seem to really love is FREE things! Luckily for you, we have some amazing partners who help us to help you. As a result of their generosity, we’re able to offer you some cool prizes during our Great Easter Giveaway!

Over the next 4 days (Good Friday, Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday), we’ll be providing you the chance to win! We’ll be using our Contest Hopper to give you as much opportunity as possible to win. Don’t forget to sign up to our Facebook and Twitter pages to ensure you don’t miss the chance to win!

So this is a big one! Thanks to the amazing guys at Real Flight Shopwe’re able to supply FREE tickets to the biggest flight sim event of the year: Flight Sim Con 2017! Held at Bradley, Hartford in the USA, flight sim developers, publishers, enthusiasts and more will descend to the event to share their love for the best hobby in the world. The likes of Orbx, Aerosoft, Lockheed Martin, Dovetail and more will be attending to show off their upcoming products and give you the chance to get up close and personal to some of your favourite developers. Including your favourite flight sim media site: FSElite!

The event held over the weekend of June 10th / 11th 2017 promises to be huge with plenty of key speakers, hands on demos and much more. If you win, we’re able to offer the prize in the following form:

Either: 

1 x ticket for BOTH days, or;

2 x tickets for ONE day (of your choice). (You can bring a friend)

Just to make it very clear, we’re not providing flights, transportation, accommodation, etc. This is just tickets. FSElite will buy you a couple of drinks and we’ll probably throw in a few other freebies as well!

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Good luck and whoever the winner is, we look forward to meeting you!

Updated – TFDi Developer Working on Embraer as Side Project

Update @ 21:00z – An update from TFDi:

Before this becomes more than it is – Joshua C has been working on collecting research on his own. We have NOT made this an official TFDi Design project – although the Embraer is/was one of the many things on the table, it’s just a discussion/research point. Our primary focus at the moment is getting the 717 to where it needs to be – then, and only then, we will begin pressing onward fully with whatever our next project may be. Thank you for the support and feedback on the project, though – it’s been noted.
-President, TFDi Design

User JoshChe, known for his involvement with the TFDi 717, was spotted asking for real life Embraer pilots over on Reddit. His particular question was about someone being able to take a picture of the cockpit of an Embraer 17x/19x. Usually TFDi developers go by a flair to recognise them on Reddit, though said flair was missing this time.

This image was also released with it.

Though we are not sure what this means, it would be very good news to see someone develop an Embraer for the FSX/P3D platform. A high-quality alternative is rather lacking for this popular jet.

We have reached out to Josh (the other one!) from the TFDi team and he confirmed that this is a side project from JoshChe and not associated with TFDi at all. So before you start to panic, the new update for the 717 is still coming (and quite nicely so I hear).

If we hear any more from the project, we’ll keep you guys posted.

Thanks to FSElite reader Ben for pointing this out to us.

Great Easter Giveaway: Month Membership with projectFLY

Happy Easter

Here at FSElite we do all we can to support our community. Whether that’s providing you with some interesting articles or breaking exclusives. What people seem to really love is FREE things! Luckily for you, we have some amazing partners who help us to help you. As a result of their generosity, we’re able to offer you some cool prizes during our Great Easter Giveaway!

Over the next 4 days (Good Friday, Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday), we’ll be providing you the chance to win! We’ll be using our Contest Hopper to give you as much opportunity as possible to win. Don’t forget to sign up to our Facebook and Twitter pages to ensure you don’t miss the chance to win!

Thanks to Matt over at projectFLY, we’re able to give one lucky winner a free month’s worth of GOLD membership. If you don’t already use projectFLY, then this is the perfect way to start your journey with them. They offer an incredible flight tracking management system, easy to use and looks great. Simply fill out the form below and we’ll pick someone from random to win a free month.

Sign up below and remember to share. The more you share, the more raffle tickets you’ll collect – thus increasing your chances to win!

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HD Virtual Cockpit for Level-D 767 Now Available

Over the past few days, the Level-D 767 has been receiving some huge attention. From the first update that made it compatible with Windows 10, and then allowing it to native-install Prepar3d. Of course, the product itself is around 10 years old. Despite how it functions, it does look quite dated. Lucky for us, Zinertek have stepped in and provided some payware HD quality textures to replace the standard set. They’re available for both FSX and Prepar3d

These are a brand new set of textures for both day and night, as well as new callout sounds. It’s an impressive feature list for a great price. Also included is realistic night lighting, new flood lights and windshield reflections. Those guys have worked really fast to bring this out to us and just at the right time as well.

You can breath a new lease of life into an old aircraft for around 10 euros ($12) via SimMarket.

Feature list below. Let us know if you download and install.

 

Features:

New textures in High Definition bring your Level-D 767 to a whole new level of realism!

New flood lights inside the virtual cockpit.

Realistic night lightings effects during night time!

New and more realistic virtual cockpit.

New EHSI and EICAS displays with realistic reflections!

Realistic windshield reflections.

New and more realistic GPWS callout sounds.

Compatible with the FSX and Prepar3D versions of the Level-D 767

Frame rate friendly!

Great Easter Giveaway: Win Aerosoft Madeira Evolution X

Happy Saturday

Here at FSElite we do all we can to support our community. Whether that’s providing you with some interesting articles or breaking exclusives. What people seem to really love is FREE things! Luckily for you, we have some amazing partners who help us to help you. As a result of their generosity, we’re able to offer you some cool prizes during our Great Easter Giveaway!

Over the next 4 days (Good Friday, Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday), we’ll be providing you the chance to win! We’ll be using our Contest Hopper to give you as much opportunity as possible to win. Don’t forget to sign up to our Facebook and Twitter pages to ensure you don’t miss the chance to win!

Today, Aerosoft have been kind enough to provide us a free copy of Madeira Evolution X to a lucky winner! The scenery package is one of the most challenging airports in Europe and will certainly give you one hell of an approach. We recently reviewed it and were really pleased with how well modelled the airport and island is.

Sign up below and remember to share. The more you share, the more raffle tickets you’ll collect – thus increasing your chances to win!

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