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Carenado Releases Piper PA34 Seneca V for MSFS

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Aircraft developer Carenado has released the Piper PA34 Seneca V for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Dubbed as the “little big twin” the aircraft can reach altitudes of 25,000ft with turbocharged engines allowing it to fly fast and far. The sleek design also has the capacity for 6 people inside, along with cargo on trips with a maximum range of 825nm. It’s a fun dual-prop aircraft that will give you plenty of places to explore around the world.

Carenado has included a number of features with their latest release, including the ability to start the aircraft in various states (e.g. cold and dark, ready for take-off), along with a built-in GNS530/430 and also the S-TEC 55 autopilot. Furthermore, the team has included engine and wind sound effects along with HQ digital stereo sound recordings from the real aircraft. The modelling and texturing is also incredibly detailed with extensive use of PBR throughout.

You can buy Carenado’s Piper PA34 Seneca V for Microsoft Flight Simulator directly from the in-sim Marketplace for $29.99 USD. Local currency prices may vary.

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Asobo Studio Releases Top Rudder 103 Solo for MSFS

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After announcing the aircraft on the Developer Q&A earlier this month, the Top Rudder 103 Solo is now available to buy on Microsoft Flight Simulator. This is the first aircraft developed by Asobo Studio and Microsoft and made available as paid downloadable content since the release of the simulator back in August 2020. The ultralight aircraft is "like no other"
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You Could Own this Flight Simulator Monster PC

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Whilst the image looks a little silly and not something that would be practical for many, it actually is something that you could potentially have as part of your own setup. Xbox France is doing a competition where the primary winner could win a completely custom PC that is encased with a cross-section of an aircraft jet engine. The contest
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Microsoft Releases World Update IV: France Benelux

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Asobo Studios and Microsoft have released World Update IV, (version 1.15.7.0) which includes the regions of France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The next huge world update for the ever-growing Microsoft Flight Simulator comes to the northwest European regions of France and Benelux nations. The update enhances the cities of Paris and Amsterdam with the use of
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Microsoft Flight Simulator Performance Patch Released

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A new hotfix was released by the Microsoft Flight Simulator team that comes with performance optimisations to enhance the experience whilst in flight. The new patch, which can be downloaded already, sees performance optimisations when flying close to large airports. One of the examples given was Dallas-Ft Worth (KDFW), but we imagine this has similar effects at other airports of
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Microsoft and Working Title Simulations Announces Partnership

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It has been confirmed that the developers behind the CJ4 and G3000 mods for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Working Title Simulations, has officially partnered with Microsoft to support development within the simulator. The news was confirmed on the Twitch stream hosted by Microsoft and Asobo Studio last night and was then accompanied by a press release from Working Title Simulations.

The new partnership means that members of the core development team of Working Title Simulations will transition from volunteer developers to now working full time with both Microsoft and Asobo Studios on the simulator. By partnering, Working Title Simulations hopes to drive development forward faster than ever and continue building on the progress they’ve already made.

Working Title Simulations said that “we do not have answers to every question about the future of Working Title, the platform and the team quite yet. However, we are deeply thankful for all of your excitement and enthusiasm that has helped us get to this point, and our goal is to keep this great community connected and moving forward together.”

Whilst the teams work out the exact details and future plans, the team are unable to disclose any roadmaps details at this time. However, they endeavour to remain fully transparent wit the community and keep people updated through official development updates and future Q&A sessions.

For current mods, such as the CJ4 and the G3000, things will remain as they were before this announcement. As mentioned in a FAQ sheet, “WT mods will continue to be available for download from Github.” That said, it was confirmed they are looking to work with Microsoft and Asobo to bring the features of the mod into the base sim. The full FAQ can be read here and answers some of your initial burning questions. 

This is a significant step for the flight simulation community as it’s the first time we’ve seen Microsoft bring in an external team that started out as a freeware modification developer for the platform. Their modifications are amongst the most popular in the community and this partnership will hopefully mean great things for the sim in the future. We’re excited to see how this partnership develops in the coming weeks and months.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update IV Details and More

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Microsoft and Asobo Studio took to Twitch to take part in the regular live stream where the community can ask the development team burning questions. The 1.5 hour stream is full of information related to how specific decisions are made, upcoming changes and normally features a sneak peek at what is to come next. World Update IV: France and the
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Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update III Now Available

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Microsoft Flight Simulator's third Sim Update has just been released and is now available to download. The all-new Sim Update III adds new content and features, including changes to aircraft, ATC and virtual reality. Within the world map menu, a new way to adjust aircraft to match specific real-world aircraft has been added. The update adds a new Empty CG
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Microsoft Flight Simulator Hotfix Released

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The latest World Update for Microsft Flight Simulator sadly introduced a bug that doubled the lift effect in flap configurations that produced a lot of lift. This bug has now been fixed in a small hotfix just released by Microsoft for the simulator. The hotfix has been tested by the developers and confirms that the issue with the flaps is
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