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FlyJSim Development Update 6 Focuses on Q4XP

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FlyJSim, known for their 727 and 737-200 on X-Plane 11, has taken to their blog to share a new development update with the community. The extensive update gives us insight into how development on the Q4XP has been going, along with a brief catch-up on the 727 and 737-200 aircraft.

As mentioned, this particular update from FlyJSim heavily focused on the upcoming Q4XP. The long-awaited aircraft will bring an accurate rendition of the De Havilland Canada Dash 8 to the simulator. Built from the ground up, the aircraft promises to include several features to make it accessible and realistic for simmers.

The development update started with an overview of the visuals for the aircraft. The team reports that modelling is complete, with the texture work 99.9% complete. The majority of the work which hasn’t yet been shown is for the virtual cabin. Based on the 78 seat configuration of the aircraft, the team say that this is the “most interactive and complete cabin [they] have ever made.” Particular attention was drawn to the fact that the Master Display Panel (MDP) is simulated from within the cabin. This unit allows the cabin crew to control the cabin environment and lighting. Pilots have the ability to override the cabin temperatures should they wish to do so. Lighting was also mentioned with working sidewall lights, overhead lights, toilet and stair lights.

As the Dash 8 features no autothrottle, the team is conscious about how simmers will handle power management. While the development blog goes into considerable detail about the challenges they faced, FlyJSim said they will include some accessibility options to make the experience fun and realistic. You can read much more on the development blog on how the process works and why it’s been developed.

Outside of the aircraft, the team has reached out to various painters in the community who have already started work on various liveries for the plane. FlyJSim has confirmed that the default list of liveries is locked in, but more could appear at launch thanks to the fact numerous painters already have their hands on the plane.

727 / 732

Whilst this update heavily focused on the Q4XP, a brief mention was made for the classic aircraft by FlyJSim. A new patch for the aircraft is in testing, which will add changes required for multi-crew flying. This could be about the upcoming Shared Flight utility being developed.

FAQ

A somewhat detailed FAQ was also shared by the team, possibly answering your questions. For example, the team said that the team is focused on the X-Plane platform only at the moment, with no focus on Microsoft Flight Simulator at this time. You can read the full FAQ shared at the bottom of their development update.

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New Shared Flight for XPL Development Update

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Taking to Facebook, the Shared Flight development team provided keen readers with new information regarding recent branding changes and overall product development progress. For those of you as of yet not familiar with the Shared Flight concept, the platform was originally announced by famed X-Plane developer FlyJSim back in 2019 and is set to provide users a simple to use
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FlyJSim 2020 Update 2, Shared Flight Alpha, Q4XP

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FlyJSim has shared with FSElite a preview of the upcoming Shared Flight, their multi-person crew plugin for X-Plane. After probing the community, FlyJsim has finally rounded up which add-ons would be compatible with Shared Flight at the launch of Beta Testing. This list is only a beginning and will be further expanded in the future. It comprises an extended range
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FlyJSim 2020 Update 1, Talks About Q4XP, X-Plane 11.50 and More

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Developers FlyJSim released a new update last Friday about their current development progress for the community. On their Facebook post, the team said that whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has some minor disruptions, the team are continuing to work safely and steadily towards the release of their currently announced projects. These include the awaited Q4XP, X-Plane 11.50 updates to their product
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FlyJSim Q4 2019 Report – New Previews of Q4XP and Shared Flight

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X-Plane developers FlyJSim has shared their latest development update, which speaks about the status of their upcoming Q4XP, Shared Flight and also a brief statement on X-Plane 11.50. With that in mind, the team kicked off with all-new previews for the final in-sim textures for the cockpit of their anticipated Q4XP.

FlyJSim started by saying that they are using new techniques to texture the aircraft, which speeds up development and enables the team to implement all-new dynamic and procedural texturing. The results of these new techniques can be seen in the screenshots including on the cockpit seats, scratches on the fire extinguishers, the glare shield padding and the checklist clipboards.

Whilst the team are keeping quiet about the level of complexity and system status, they do believe that the “aircraft just simply looks gorgeous.” Information on the Q4XP product continued with FlyJSim stating they are the final phase of modelling with just the cabin and cargo compartment areas to go. As progress is made, the team will deliver updates to the community.

Moving on, FlyJSim wanted to touch upon Shared Flight.  After a long development period of silence, the team has been busy behind the scenes having discussions, gathering feedback and working on expanding the backend and pilot portals for the application. The Q4 update went onto say that “this new portal brings a curated and easy-author system for third-party aircraft developers, whilst also bringing a much simpler process to account and flight management for our pilot users.” One of the ways in which this is done is through a “fingerprint” system which detects the aircraft and version of the user’s simulator. This makes sure everything is mapped correctly so it is reliable for developers and pilots.

Further to the shared cockpit elements, Share Flight will also include a moving map, flight history, and more functionality. Not everything is currently being shown off just yet but the team want to “ensure [they] get this right.”

The last part of their update concerns X-Plane 11.50 and the inevitable Vulkan questions. The team are expecting that the OpenGL version of their products will continue to work as usual, but there will be a new mandatory update in the coming months. More information on that will be shared in the future.

That about wraps up their report. You can follow FlyJSim on Facebook to stay updated or view some additional previews on the Q4XP here.

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FlyJSim Releases Rainman Package for 727 Series Professional V3 and 732 TwinJet Professional V3

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Existing customers of the FlyJSim 727 Series Professional V3 and 732 TwinJet Professional V3 can now update their products which include the previously announced Rainman Package. The Rainman Package includes new features such as adding Librain effects to the windshield, a working weather radar on the 737-200 and other quality of life improvements. Furthermore, the update will also provide the 732
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FlyJSim Show Off Rainman Package for their 737 & 727 Aircraft

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Aircraft developer FlyJSim has shared the official trailer for their all-new Rainman Package coming to their classic series of jets; the 737 Classic and the 727 on X-Plane 11. The upcoming free Rainman Package will add a few new features to the aircraft including librain effects which depict realistic rain effects on your windshield of the aircraft. Furthermore, the update will
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FlyJSim Q400 Legacy Update

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FlyJSim has made a brief post on Facebook with regards to an update to their legacy version of their much-beloved Q400. The product first took concept 10 years ago today, so the team felt it was the time to make the changeover today. It should be noted that this is not the newly announced Q4XP (more on that in a moment),
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