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Developer Month: FlightFactor – The Best X-Plane Airliners?

The month of March is special for the team at FSElite, we are dedicating this month to the developers! A way of saying thanks for all the continuous development of products that really make flight simulation a truly unique and captivating experience. This article covers one of the most popular developers for X-Plane, a sim not heavily focused on here, but that’s about to change.

 

The Team

To the P3D/FSX community, FlightFactor might be a little shy of the limelight, but in X-Plane, they are the best in Airline simulation.

FlightFactor Aero is a team of experienced designers from across the world. It all began in 2011 when Roman, or “Ramzzess” as he is better known by in the community, and Phillip teamed up to create FlightFactor. Roman is best known for the stunning 3D modelling presented in the FlightFactor aircraft, utilizing the SASL engine to create stunning visuals and effects that bring the aircraft to life. Phillip on the other hand is better known for meticulously crafting the plugins and avionics and ultimately detailing the systems to address the hardcore sim enthusiasts.

Together, the team has over 15 years of experience creating models for X-Plane and will remain to continue creating high quality planes for X-Plane.

 

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CaptainSim 777 Service Pack 1.8 released

CaptainSim have released version 1.8 for their Boeing 777 package. This update contains all previous updates. A lot of updates are included in this package (changelog down below). One of the most notable features is support for the CaptainSim 777 Wireless CDU app. This is a brand new app, available for both iOS and Android, that will allow you to get a virtual CDU screen on your device of choice. The app is available completely free too, so that makes the CaptainSim 777 in general even more attractive.

You can obtain the 1.8 service pack through your profile on the CaptainSim website. Make sure to check out the update page as there are a few steps involved in installing it.

Full changelog:

  • Compatibility for iPhone/iPad application added
  • ADIRU reworked
  • FAST ALIGN function on the FMC’s Setup page added
  • FMC pages added:

– EFIS CONTROL
– EFIS OPTIONS
– DISPLAY MODES
– DISPLAY SYNOPTICS

  • Barometric reference selector and BARO altitude settings fixed
  • ENTER INERTIAL POS message fixed
  • Landing Altitude (LDG ALT) Selector fixed
  • TCAS warning problem fixed
  • SPEEDBRAKE EXTENDED message fixed
  • EFIS POS button fixed
  • PFD and ND minor fixes
  • Minor graphic issues fixed

TFDi announce Community Beta

A lot of news over from the guys at TFDi design on their recently released Boeing 717. In a post on their blog they announce that they are working on a new update for this product. This update, named 1.0.6.0, will bring introduce many requested features such as pop-up 2D displays and panels and the ability to hide the yoke. This update will also bring new tools with it that TFDi will use to analyse some of the edge-cases and issues that people have been reporting. It is yet unknown when this update will go live.

Wanna get access to this update already though? TFDi also announced to be working with a new way of distribution that just so happens to allow you to! Their Community Opt-In Beta project has gone live and will allow you to download 1.0.6.0. Keep in mind that this is a beta and everything is subject to change. This will allow TFDi to work on perfecting the next update for everyone while being able to get some test-results directly from you.

Interested in the TFDi Boeing 717 and want to know more? Recently we took our time to make a great review on it which you can read here. Or head over to our YouTube to check out our video on it!

FlightFactor 757 v2 released!

FlightFactor have released a much anticipated update to their Boeing 757! Version 2 of this narrow body airliner has gone live and is available for $64.95 from the X-Plane store. It includes new 3d models, new systems, a new interface and much more. The 757 features an accurate flight model, has completely functional systems like the FMS and EFIS, an interactive cockpit, customisable options, custom 3D modelling and custom effects, a custom failure model and much more! Owners of the previous 757 are entitled to a discount coupon as well.

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JustFlight Announces 787 Jetliner F-Lite

JustFlight have announced that they will be developing the 787 Jetliner to join their series of F-Lite products.

The 787 Jetliner is currently in development and already shows signs of good progress in the video above. Of course, we’re still waiting for QualityWing’s 787 to come out, so maybe this will be a good tie over until that is released.

For those of you who don’t know, “Just Flight’s F-Lite range is designed to provide top quality aircraft that are extremely high in detail but less demanding to fly than today’s most complex procedural simulators.”