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Just Flight C-46 Commando Released

The Just Flight team has released their C-46 Commando for FSX/P3D. This iconic aircraft includes 19 liveries, one being the famous Buffalo Airways. Just Flight also included three variants: military, cargo & civilian passenger.

More can be found at Just Flight’s Facebook page as well as Just Flight’s own website where you can buy it for $37.99.

Other features included:

  • 3D instruments
  • Highly detailed engines with unique start-stutter effects
  • HD textures and realistic flight dynamics
  • Volumetric props and R2800 radial sound set

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.

Have You Made The Jump to P3D Version 4

On May 30th 2017, Lockheed Martin finally released the long anticipated version 4 of Prepar3D. With multiple aircraft, scenery and utilities now available for the 64-bit sim, I want to see how many people have started the transition from a 32-bit era to the 64-bit one.

I know that this poll may seem a bit premature considering that some big products have yet to be converted and that we’re in the infancy of this new sim, but I wanted to form some kind of basis for an article I’m writing.

I’m not expecting any long comments below, but simply just answering a simple question.

Have you made the jump from FSX (any version), P3D V1, V2 or V3 to V4?

Click either box below to register your vote. I’m going to run this for a few days and see what response we get. Please be honest, don’t try and spam as it won’t achieve what I want it to do. Furthermore, this isn’t about future purchases, but whether you have migrated NOW or not.

And to clarify, this is a complete jump – not using another version in conjunction with V4.

If the below doesn’t work, head to the link here.

Air Hauler 2 Now Available for P3D Version 4

The Air Hauler 2 team have released their latest early access patch (v51) and now supports P3D V4. The update also includes the new Nomad mode. This difficulty setting doesn’t allow you access to own or build new bases, you can only find jobs and missions by visiting other airports. Great for you explorers and bush pilots.

You can now download the new patch via your Just Flight account or if you are new to Air Hauler? You can visit the Just Flight website for more details on Air Hauler 2.

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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.

‘Updated for Prepar3d V4’

A lot of stuff this week was released with compatibility for P3DV4. And there was almost just as much news from developers announcing their plans or giving us an update about their support for the updated platform. Instead of making a whole bunch of different posts, we’ve decided to collect everything that has been updated for Prepar3d V4 this week into one post. And there’s a lot.

REX

Over on their forums REX gave us an update into their product status for P3DV4. WorldWide Airports HD, Texture Direct, Texture Direct w/Soft Clouds and REX Soft Clouds will shortly receive a hot fix to be compatible. Release is estimated for this month.

Weather Architect, Essentials Plus and Essentials Plus Overdrive will require a major service pack to be compatible. The release time is yet to be determined.

ImagineSim

ImagineSim announced over on Facebook that all their sceneries are now compatible with P3DV4. People that have previously purchased any product for P3DV3 will receive a free update. ImagineSim compatible sceneries are: KATL, KLGA, ZSPD, KAUS, VIDP, KSJC and KCLT.

Jetstream Designs

These guys took the time to give a really nice update to some of their previous sceneries. Both updated with P3DV4 support are Marseille and Little Rock. The latter has also been updated with volumetric light halos. But that’s not all, because both sceneries got a nice overhaul and are now featuring brand-new, completely updated SODE jetways. You can find some screenshots of the updated sceneries below.

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Drzewiecki Design

UUEE Moscow Sheremetyevo, EPWA Warsaw and EETN Tallinn have all received an update to be compatible with P3DV4.

LatinVFR

Miami V3 is now compatible.

MILVIZ

MILVIZ will be updating the majority of their aircraft. This includes aircraft that has previously been released for P3DV4, with a few exceptions. MILVIZ have stated they will issue a $5 upgrade fee. Every upgrade will come with MILVIZ new MVAMS tool which is used for framework features and includes the capability of updating their products in the future.

Global AI Ship Traffic

This freeware add-on loved by so many also got an update to P3DV4. The add-on has been split up in several separate parts which you can install almost independently (some files are required). There are a lot of new models (the total amount is now 179) and routes added that cover the entire globe.

Airports of Norway

AoN, my personal favourite, got updated as well. This (freeware) package will continue to receive updates to fix issues with airports as they are being found.

Aerosoft Oslo Gardermoen

A big update coming from Aerosoft. ENGM Oslo has been updated for P3DV4 and a lot of new features have been added. The full list can be found over here. Notable though is definitely the added support for SODE for animated jetways, passengers and de-ice service. Another very notable feature is added support for Prepar3d volumetric lighting for flood lights and the headlights from de-ice trucks.

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BlackBox Simulation

Last but not least on our list is BlackBox. These guys have updated both their Aviation Bulldog & Cessna L19 aircraft for P3DV4 for free.

FSFX Compatibility update Prepar3d V4

ChasePlane

Good news for everyone using ChasePlane! FSFX Packages, the developer of this immensely popular camera addon, have stated that it will be compatible with the soon to be released Prepar3d V4. ChasePlane owners will be able to get going with this tool right away as, according to a post on their site. Some features may not be working yet, but FSFX are confident they’ll be able to fix these pretty soon. Perhaps already as soon as this week, according to their post.

PreciptFX

PrecipitFX will be compatible with P3DV4 pretty soon after release, and FSFX is aiming for a compatible release this week. Due to Prepar3ds new weather effects, PreciptFX enabled rain- and snowparticles won’t work.

FSFX Immersion

FSFX have developed multiple immersion packages for several aircraft, but the future of these addons remains yet to be seen. They stated that they might look at compatibility but can’t say anything as of yet since all the aircraft these immersion packages are made for are not available yet.

Gaya Simulations roadmap

GayaSimulations have released a bit of a roadmap about currently ongoing and upcoming projects. Of course we all know that they are currently working on Brussels, and according to their post they are now in advanced development. They also shared a screenshot with us showing off some groundpoly of this airport.

Next up, they announced to be working on LFLJ Courchevel. No previews yet, but these will follow soon.Last but not least, after all this, there will follow a Genoa X V2. As to why they are making a V2 is unclear to us, since Genoa X was released just a few months ago. You can read our review on it here.

They also state that all sceneries they have listed should be out within 2017, hopefully before the summer holidays.

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A2A Constellation update

A few days ago, A2A have issued a quite extensive update for their recently released Captain of the Ship Lockheed L049 Constellation “Connie”. Quite a number of fixes and enhancements included in this one; the changelog is down below. For instructions on downloading and installing the patch you can head over to this post on the A2A forum.

Changelog:

– 2D controls: Carburetor air flaps control works in 0-100 range
– Input configurator – linear trim axes response
– Engine 1 oil temperature initialization issue fixed
– Oil viscosity system added
– Air conditioning now runs off compressors attached to engines 1 and 4
– Fuel Xfeed corrected
– Engine fuel line capacity increased
– Captain’s cruise announcement won’t occur in heavy or severe turbulence
– Contact points adjusted
– 3D model gaps next to rudder pedals sealed
– Controls lock depends on engines hydraulic pressure (RPM)
– Nav lights “Squares” fixed
– DME gauges has got a tooltip.
– 2D map displays distance data
– Rudder trim tabs animation reversed
– CoPilot’s magnetic bearing gauge FROM/TO needle fixed
– Landing gear animation corrected
– Transponder Alt switch animation reversed
– Autopilot pitch shortcut reversed and made less coarse
– Upper and lower cowl flaps tooltips corrected
– Max RPM and Min RPM key shortcuts inverted
– Co-pilot’s altimeter pressure dial animates
– 2D Map. Blue wind arrow inverted to show wind direction