Matt Davies

Mettar Simulations: 2018 And Beyond


You may not know the name “Mettar Simulations“, but you likely know the main man behind that name very well.
Matt Davies is well known in our community for his Twitch streams and YouTube channel (formerly going by the screen name Belynz,  saving the P3D Tweak Assistant tool (better known as PTA) from being relegated to history by the previous owner and developer, while also giving life to the popular projectFLY flight log-book and dispatch web-app which started the chain of events that lead to the creation of Mettar Simulations.

Matt has spoken freely about the plans for his company on his Twitch streams in the past, giving some details to his followers, but generally not going too far into detail. Thankfully though, he has released a statement via Facebook today giving us an insight as to what happens from here for Mettar.
He starts off by describing the beginnings of the company, how it came to be, and details the team that he has on board. Continuing, he tells of the events that lead to the creation of the company, such as PTA, projectFLY, Simstall, and the start of his highly-anticipated A380 project.
The overview that follows goes further into detail on these projects, such as where they’re at now, and what the plans for the future are.

projectFLY is already released, as most would know, but Matt says that it’s not being forgotten just because it’s the eldest child. He tells us that the team are continuously improving on the website, adding features and data accuracy, fixing bugs, and providing support to the many users already making use of the free tools every day. He describes it as:

An all in one solution to your virtual flying. Using our state of the art desktop application, you can browse global schedules (updated every 30 days), dispatch flights using real dispatching software (yes, the exact same as real airlines use on a daily basis), manage your own fleet and track your flights in real time. It’s the fanciest logbook you’ll ever use. projectFLY is free to use.

If you haven’t already familiarised yourself with projectFLY, check it out here (or try the v3 beta).

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Matt Davies’ PTA 2.60 Now Available for Prepar3D V4.1

Matt Davies has released version 2.60 of the PTA tool which will allow you to download and install into Prepar3D v4.1. As already mentioned, there are some new features which has been added with the latest update - all of which are detailed below. Some new features are: - P3D v4.1 Compatibility - No popcorn tweak has been completely rewritten. The old algorithm which worked
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Study Level A380 Cockpit Previews

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It's been a few months since we heard the news that a Study Level Airbus A380 has been confirmed for Prepar3D v4 and XPlane 11 being produced by Matt Davies and his team. Via Matt's Twitch Stream he has previewed the internal model for the flightdeck of his A380. He confirms that this is all working progress, but it's great
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PTA Will Continue to Live on with P3DV4 Thanks to Matt Davies

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We published an article yesterday indicating that a Reddit user has been reverse engineering the original PTA to be able to work with Prepar3D V4. We were contacted by a few developers asking us to remove it due to the fact that it wasn’t clear if the Reddit user had acquired the rights to do so. As a result, it appeared that wasn’t the case, and as such, we removed the post immediately.

However, Matt Davies then contacted us to confirm he has purchased the original source code and will be releasing a new version which is compatible with Prepar3D V4, as well as a host of other features.

This is completely separate from the information we posted yesterday regarding the Reddit user. There is no connection between the two developers here at all.

The tool will be suitable for both P3DV4 and P3DV3 and also use new technology to make for a slicker experience. The biggest news is the fact this new update will have a community section which will allow people to browse and apply other people’s settings immediately. So if you’re on Twitch and like the look of their sim, look them up, download and enjoy.

As the PTA was purchased for a high amount, this will be a payware tool. The amount hasn’t been disclosed yet, but it “won’t be expensive”. Release is expected in the next couple of weeks.

We’ve contacted Matt to ask for some screenshots of the new tool. We’ll update this post if we get anything.

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Announcement: FSElite Partner with SIMCAST

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London, UK – 15th April 2017 – FSElite partner with SIMCAST to Bring Flight Simulation News via Video Today, FSElite are pleased to announce that they will be working with Matt Davies, creator of SIMCAST, projectFLY and his own Twitch channel to deliver the best of flight simulation news via videos. SIMCAST is a great way for the community to digest a
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projectFLY v2.1 Coming Saturday 15 April – Prizes to Win

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projectFly will be updated to version 2.1 on the 15th April at 13:00 (BST we assume) and comes with a wealth of new features! The biggest feature will be a new account tier system. Matt Davies, owner of projectFly has made it very clear that it's a “cancel any time” system if your circumstances change. So projectFly will remain completely free for 'blue'
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projectFly v2 – Ready and Waiting

For those of you who follow Matt Davies on Twitch or Youtube may know of the project him and a few other people have worked on named projectFly. I've personally been using it since day 1 and it's a great tool to log and track all your virtual flying. Since then, the team have been working tirelessly to bring the
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