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All Alabeo Aircraft Now Available for P3DV4

Since the release of Prepar3D v4, developers have worked non-stop to ensure their products are ready for the latest version of Lockheed Martin’s simulator. Alabeo has been clever over the past few weeks and have slowly released their aircraft in several batches, ensuring as many customers can use their purchases as soon as possible. Today marks the end of that road, as all Alabeo aircraft are now available for P3Dv4.

The following aircraft are now available to download for P3Dv4:

C310R FSX/P3D
C441 CONQUEST II FSX/P3D
PA31 CHIEFTAIN 350 FSX/P3D
PA23 AZTEC F 250 FSX/P3D
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iFly 747 updated for Prepar3D V4

Flight One Software have released an update for their iFly 747, which is a highly popular aircraft as it was the only quality 747 we had for quite some time. The ‘Queen of the Skies’ received an update to be compatible with Prepar3D v4. Flight One states that this is not just a port from the previous version, but rather a new version completely recompiled with the v4 SDK. This is important because this improves the performance of the aircraft and adds some unique v4 features, such as the new HDR reflections and dynamic lighting.

For more information, or to purchase this amazing plane you can head over here.

UPDATE: PMDG 737 NGX Is Now Available for P3Dv4 and Further Updates

UPDATE: PMDG have now issued a statement regarding the new update. Not only has the 737 NGX received a new installer update, but so have the 777-200LR, 777-300ER and the 747 QOTSII.

Robert posted some info on how to update as well:

  1. Uninstall the currently installed product.  (YES.  YOU. MUST. DO. THIS.)  [it is not necessary to de-activate your license… just uninstall the airplane using the add/remove component in windows!]

  2. Log into your account at PMDG eCommerce and navigate to your order history.

  3. Download the full installer for the desired product.

  4. Run said installer.  (Run-as-admin is always a good idea, while we are talking about it!

Fixes for the aircraft include some stability stuff and general optimization. In particular, they have looked at the efficiency of their aircraft in P3Dv4.

As usual, if you’re an Aerosoft customer, you’ll have to wait a few days before you can download the update, but it’ll be out soon enough. Also, there’s a couple of things PMDG would like to make 737 NGX customers aware of, which you can read here.

Finally, it was also confirmed that the 737-700/600 package will be out later this week and the Cloudmaster DC-6 will be out later next week.

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Whilst Robert himself may not have posted an update on the forums, multiple PMDG 737 NGX users are reporting to us that the aircraft is now available for P3Dv4.

If you log into your PMDG Ops center account, the app will deliver a notification to you informing you to head to your PMDG account and download a brand new version. This is similar to what we saw for the 747 and 777 installers.

We are sure that Robert is busy populating a forum post informing the community, but before he does, you can head to your PMDG e-commerce account now and download the PMDG 737 NGX for your version of Prepar3D V4 now.

Eaglesoft Citation XLS+ previews

Eaglesoft have given us some more preview shots of their Citation XLS+ that is currently under development. Unfortunately the post did not state anything about a release window or technical status. But the images are definitely worth checking out regardless.

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Aerosoft CRJ Dynamic Light

Matthijs gave us a preview of Prepar3d V4s Dynamic Light capabilities on the upcoming Aerosoft CRJ. It looks very nice, especially the landing light disco (though I am not sure if people in the terminal would agree with me). Check out the post for yourself to get all the latest updates on Aerosofts CRJ or check out the video above.

Carenado Premier 1A final previews

Carenado is almost ready to release their Premier 1A! They have shared some final shots on Facebook of this iconic little jet before it releases. This little business jet saw its first flight in 1998 and until 2013 a total number of 298 have been made. It was a very popular jet especially in the US.

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Carenado 390 Premier 1A Coming Soon – More Previews

Over on Facebook, Carenado showcased a few more screenshots of their upcoming Premier 1A.

A short teaser video was recently published, but today on Facebook, the screenshots show off a few new details of the aircraft. According to the same post, it will be “coming soon”. The business jet itself can reach speeds of 530mph and has a range of 1645 miles.

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Flight Factor A320 Ultimate for X-Plane Video Landing

Just a few days ago, Flight Factor announced they’re working on a highly detailed version of the A320 for X-Plane. This got fans excited to see what the 64-bit platform could do for the airline type. With advance features and different simulator parameters, X-Plane fans were excited to see what could be done. Luckily, we didn’t have to hold our breath long as a video showcasing the aircraft landing into Madeira was released onto Youtube.

The video not only shows the RNV approach, but also the incredible rain effects splashing against the windshield.

I’m personally not convinced by all the texturing and modelling work, but it is worth remember this is still work in progress.

You can view it above. More news when we get it.

Aerosoft A330 Previews and Fuel System Information

Aerosoft continue to work on their upcoming A330 with modelling progressing with the cargo bays. As usual, Stefan’s work continues to impress and the level of detail is some of the best we’ve seen from Aerosoft. You can see his progress below, which he describes as the “forward hold is so far complete”. Work continues on the aft section, with walls covered and details in place.

Further to the update, Mathijs stepped in to provide information regarding a new feature for the Aerosoft line of products. In particular, he was asking the community what “temperature you would want the fuel to be when it’s loaded into the aircraft”.

He admitted the question sounded “silly”, but his logic is sound. Basically, the fuel temperature of the A330 will change during the flight depending on a host of features and calculations. Examples include the initial temperature, mass of the fuel, the ambient temp and the speed you’re moving. Even the inner tanks will cool down slower than the outer ones. It sounds complex and adds a degree of realism to their upcoming project.

As for why the question what temperature of the fuel when loaded, it matters as the world is a massive place with huge variation in conditions. Not only that, but the fuel storage will also impact the overall temperature of the magic aeroplane juice. Right now, Mathijs is suggesting that they should use ambient temperature -10 degrees for the initial temperature of the fuel. If you feel different head over to the Aerosoft forums to give them your opinion on what you believe would be best.

They’re willing to listen, so be sure to give them your opinion.