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Supercritical Simulations Group Updates E-Jets and B 747-8 Anniversary Edition

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Aircraft developer Supercritical Simulations Group has updated their E-Jets and B 747-8 Anniversary Edition aircraft on X-Plane 11. The updates for both of the aircraft were released over the past few days and can be downloaded and applied to your aircraft now.

Starting with the E-Jets, and perhaps the most significant of the two updates, the changelog indicates various improvements with the aircraft. The PDF and HSI have both been improved, whilst the COM radios now enable .833mhz capability. Furthermore, the update has improved the flight dynamics for X-Plane 11.50 users, along with visual improvements to the cockpit itself. There have also been fixes to the VNAV system, small graphical errors on the MCDU and also with some SID information disappearing after take off. Finally, VR users will appreciate the fact the aircraft is now “VR friendly”.

The Boeing 747-8 Anniversary Edition from SSG has seen a smaller update. Three fixes have been issued with the new update including a fix to the “Direct To” function, the ND map flickering during pushback and also an increase to the glossiness of the external model on the 747-8i.

As mentioned, all of the updates are now available from the X-Plane.org store and can be download and installed.

You can view more about the Supercritical Simulations Group E-Jets here.

You can view more about the Supercritical Simulations Group B 747-8 Anniversary Edition here.

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PMDG Issues Statement Update for NGXu, 777 and More

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Robert Randazzo of PMDG has taken to the PMDG forums to issue an update on various products including the 737 NGXu, the 777 and also their DC-6. Whilst the update covers these aircraft, it's worth noting that none of these aircraft has received updates since the publication to his post. Starting with the PMDG 737NGXu update, Robert said that adding
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Supercritical Simulations Group Previews 747-8 v2 Freighter

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Supercritical Simulations Group (SSG) has shared a range of new previews for their upcoming 747-8 v2 Freighter over on Facebook. The new previews focus on mostly the internal modelling of the aircraft, with a few highlighting the external modelling. Some of the previews appear to be in-sim with others seemingly from the rendering and modelling software used. It is also confirmed
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Microsoft Flight Simulator Update May 21st – Alpha Patch, New Invites, and more

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Microsoft has released their weekly update for the new Flight Simulator, and while being a shorter update, there are still some great information to check out. Deliverables This week's update gives us an update on the Feature Discovery Series, and the Partnership Series. Episode 8 of the Feature Discovery Series will be released on May 28th. The Partnership Series is
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Microsoft Flight Simulator Update May 14th – 747-8i Released for Alpha Testing

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Microsoft has uploaded their weekly update for the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator. A lot of amazing information is packed into this update, so lets dive right in.

Watch our video on the 747 update above.

Alpha 3 Released

Ths biggest new this update is that the latest Alpha build, version 1.3.9.0, has been released to the Alpha team. Included with this update is the Boeing 747-8i. Microsoft has said right away that they are aware this plane still has some issues, like the stall speed being off, not all of the systems are finished, and some graphical issues, but the team is ready to get it into the hands of testers. The team has also made a number of updates to the A320, and other planes. A full list of all the changes and updates to the sim can be found at the below after the screenshtos.

Alpha invitations are also starting to be sent out today. The team has outlined a two step process on invitations.

  • Ensure that everyone that received an acceptance email has access to the Alpha.
  • Assess Alpha participation options for adding more people as quickly as possible.
    • Prioritize access for those that registered early for pre-release build testing.

Postponed Deliverables

Episode 8 of the Feature Discovery Series, IFR, is still on track to be released on May 28th. The Partnership Series updated is also scheduled to come in early June.

SDK

The team has reported that the SDK development has been intensified as the SDK moves along its development and feedback from 3rd party developers comes in. They said over 200 companies and 400+ developers now have access to the SDK. The airport side of the SDK is being expanded to allow for more customization. Things like blending custom aerial imagery and creating custom painted lines per airport, as well as working to “simplifying the adaptation of existing assets to the new simulator”. On the aircraft side of the SDK, the team is working with developers to ease the transition to WebAssembly and glTF. They said that just like the airports, they are expanding what is possible and making it easier for developers to post existing assets to the new sim. The in-game developer mode is also seeing plenty of updates off of feedback from 3rd party developers.

Development Roadmap

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Screenshots

As always, Microsoft has provided plenty of new screenshots and one new video for us to check out.

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PMDG 747 QOTS II Update – Now Prepar3D v5 Compatible

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PMDG has just released the next update for the PMDG 747 Queen of the Skies II. This update comes for both the 747-400 base pack and the 747-8 expansion. Starting with the update, this brings updates to the models, both VC and external, update to the PBR, an updates physics model for the wings and tail-plane, as well as updated
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Felis 747 Classic Autoland Video

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Felis, the developer behind popular vintage airliners for X-Plane such as the TU-154M and AN-24RV, announced the 747 Classic series for X-Plane almost 2 years ago. Today, the developer has shown off the plane completing an autoland in X-Plane 11. The video is short in length but gives a good impression of the accuracy of the autopilot completing the auto-landing
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PMDG Early May 2020 Development Update

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In a lengthy forum post, PMDG Robert S. Randazzo has provided the community with an status update on the current PMDG developments. The entire line of product is included. Update : as some users have pointed out, there has been no words regarding the DC-6. PMDG 747 The PMDG 747 line has receive some major fixes and tweaks in preparation
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Microsoft Flight Simulator Update April 30th – Partnerships, Alpha 1.3.X.X, and more

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The weekly Microsoft Flight Simulator update has been released, and this week, we get an update on the Partnership Series, the next Alpha build, and more. Development Update Starting off, the team has given a preview to what the next Partnership Series update will include. The next update includes the announcement of a partnership with NAVBLUE, meteoblue, and FlightAware. The
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