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PMDG Status Update

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DC-6 Update

PMDG has shared a new status update about their ongoing efforts with Microsoft Flight Simulator and a few other things. First off, there is a very small update for PMDG’s DC-6 for MSFS. The update fixes a few issues that have been found with the plane, that PMDG did not want to delay amidst general MSFS updates and changes. Other changes that the company has been working on are related to get the plane in a state where they feel it’s ready enough to go to the MSFS Marketplace. The full changelog (however small it is) of the DC-6 update can be found at the end of this post.

MSFS, DC-6 and 737NG3

The team has also been working on general MSFS platform changes, which of course affect the DC-6 but also the 737NG3. The recent Sim Update 5 changed some core mechanics of the sim that also affected PMDG’s planes, and the team has had to shift their focus a bit to make the DC-6 work, causing some delays on the 737NG3 side. The process of fixing, according to Robert Randazzo’s post, has been a bit slow due to the holiday season and slowed responses from Asobo. Furthermore, some of the changes on the sim have been challenged, leaving the question whether or not these things might change again in the future. However, the outlook for the 737NG3 is still good and if everything goes according to plan, Randazzo remains confident that they can start previewing the plane during this month.

747 QOTS II

The team has not only been working on their MSFS efforts. Development on the Prepar3D side of things has been going on steadily. PMDG has been working on a new LNAV module for the 747 for a while now, and beta testers will receive another update later during the week. The new module is a significant update over the “legacy LNAV model”, and once ready will be rolled out as a micro-update. However, the timeline for that is not quite clear yet.

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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5.1 Hotfix 1 Released

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Lockheed Martin has released Prepar3D v5.1 Hotfix 1. The new hotfix addresses many issues such as cloud issues with Enhanced Atmospherics, rendering issues and other weather-related issues. Looking at the changelog of client fixes and improvements, Enhanced Atmospherics (EA) seems to have a large number of changes based on feedback. Issues with cloud aliasing have been reduced, along with flashing
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Magsoft Previews Guadalajara Airport

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Prepar3D scenery developer Magsoft have taken to the FSDeveloper forums, to preview a wide variety of screenshots from their upcoming Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara (MMGL) scenery.  The airport is the main airport of Mexico's second-largest city, Guadalajara. Opened in 1966, it is located 16 km south of the city center. Over the past months, Magsoft has slowly added to the growing collection of
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Pilot Plus Previews Wycombe Air Park (EGTB) For Prepar3D

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Scenery developer Pilot Plus has shared multiple new previews of their upcoming Wycombe Air Park scenery for Prepar3D. The news was shared by the developer on their website, where they also provided information on the development process, a list of features and current images of the scenery. Pilot Plus mentions that they have used real world data and visits to the airfield, to be able to complete it to the highest detail giving the user a “truly authentic adventure.” Wycombe Air Park sits on the edge of London and is home to a bustling aviation community. The field is popular for general aviation pilots and helicopter pilots alike.

“Soar across the area with accurately placed VFR landmarks all used by real-pilots to complete circuits, while helicopter users will also take delight in the addition of Cliveden House helipad giving you a chance to land locally before your spot of virtual lunch.”

Aside from all the previews and information shared, such as hand painted ground at 5cm per pixel, ultra-realistic models and PBR effects, the developer has also shared a current feature list of the upcoming scenery. The list reads as follows:

  • The Pilot Plus Definitive replication of London Wycombe
  • A unique and charming atmosphere with highly detailed 3D modelling
  • Full PBR Airport, including apron assets, buildings and ground
  • Hand painted ground at 5cm per pixel, with crisp surrounding orthoimagery up to 12.5cm per pixel
  • Atmospheric night environment, perfect for that sunset departure
  • 3D Animated People
  • Includes local VFR landmarks which real-life pilots use when completing circuits
  • Includes Cliveden House Helipad for trips from Wycombe
  • Compatible with Orbx True Earth or Seasonal FTX Products (OLC/EU England)

While there is no current information on pricing or release plans from Pilot Plus for the Wycombe Air Park scenery, you can check out their website for more updates and previews or visit to see other past projects from Pilot Plus.

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Prepar3D Version 5 Hotfix 2 Released

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Lockheed Martin has released the second hotfix for Prepar3D Version 5, bringing the latest version of the simulator to 5.0.31.35253. Announced over on the Prepar3D website, Lockheed has detailed the fixes available within the patch as well as instructions on how to install the update yourself. Hotfix 2 repairs a number of high priority issues identified with the original launch
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Lockheed Martin Releases Prepar3D v4.5 Hotfix 3

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With Prepar3D v5 being released recently, another sim from Lockheed Martin also received an update. Prepar3D v4.5 got another hotfix, bringing the latest version to P3D v4.5.14.34698, or v4.5 Hotfix 3. The client, content, and SDK received an update, mainly focused on fixes for the client. The change log shows a some fixes were focused on crashes with the sim, added
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Win Flight Sim Prizes This Easter with AviationLads

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Our partners at AviationLads has worked with a wide range of developers to offer a huge number of prizes for flight simmers to win during this Easter period. Simply entering their free raffle means you could win anything from the latest airports from MK-Studios and Orbx, to brand new aircraft from Just Flight or utilities from Parallel 42. There's nearly
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Just Flight Fokker 28 Video Preview

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Just Flight has shared on their Facebook page a Youtube video preview of their upcoming Fokker 28. The video focuses on sounds and depicts startup, take-off and shutdown from an external point of view, as well as a few passengers point of view. The video also shows PBR in action and a few animations such as a landing gear going
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