Microsoft Flight Simulator Development Update 19-Dec-2019

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Microsoft has issued its final blog update for Microsoft Flight Simulator of the year. The new update, whilst brief, did give a nice shout out to those currently in the Test Alpha 1 by sharing some of their incredible looking screenshots. Further to that, a brief update on the developer's SDK and a feedback snapshot was also shared. To start,
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Infinite Flight 19.4 Video Wrap Up

Infinite Flight has previewed in a Youtube video a wrap-up of what's to come with their 19.4 update, which should be the last major update of 2019. The first aircraft that is put forward is the total revamp of the Cessna 172. The video showcases the remodeling of the aircraft, with detailed animations such as landing gear bending, small details
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MSFS2020 Development Update – November 7th

The developers at Microsoft have posted a new update of the upcoming simulator via their website. Tech Alpha 1 is incoming for those who were chosen, expect it's release within the next few days. Also, Tech Alpha 2 recruitment is now open, those who are participating in Tech Alpha 1 are automatically registered. The Feature Discovery Series is part of
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Flight Sim Show 2019: Round-Up from Infinite Flight Presentation

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[This is a live article and will be updated over the weekend with images and details as we get them]

Infinite Flight took to the stage this morning to talk about their mobile flight simulator. Laura, CEO, took to the stage and gave a brief overview of the platform along with some exciting new announcements.

C172 Rework

One of the first new elements confirmed during the presentation was a full re-work of the C172.  The aircraft will come complete with animated glass G1000 and also the steam version. It will also include better NAVAIDs and also functional electrical systems.


New UI

Spoken about briefly in a blog post recently, Laura then spoke about the new UI. Introducing a new “flick and switch system” which is now easier to have a lot of actions on smaller screens. This feature is can be done on a per-aircraft basis and functionality can be expanded quite easy. Haptic feedback is available on iPhones. Testing is on-going.

New Version of API (API 2.0)

A brand new API will be made available to developers to start integrating more tightly with the simulator.

The new API will provide a much faster protocol to support joysticks with low latency. Any type of joystick that works on Linux or Windows will work with via WiFi. If you have a lightning to USB cable you could even play on the TV.

Map Rework

A new map has been announced which will provide much smoother animations and the ability to add many more features without big performance hits. This could be the weather, terrain, etc. Coastlines, states and country lines are more accurate than ever.



The A350 will come with “all-new standards” and the team are hoping to animate every instrument within the aircraft. The initial package will have some features and then over time, the developers will continue updating.


During a Q&A, Laura was asked about the 777, and she replied saying that it’s currently being reworked based on many of the features.


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Laminar Research Previews X-Plane 11.40 Flight Model Updates

Flight Model Changes In X Plane 11.40
Michael Brown and Austin Meyer of Laminar Research have released a video today, detailing new flight model improvements in the upcoming X-Plane 11.40 update. The update will only contain flight model updates. Laminar Research is looking for volunteers to beta test the new update, details can be found in the description of the video. So-called little details of aerodynamics will
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Laminar Research Releases X-Plane 11.35rc1 Update

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X-Plane users will be pleased to hear that Laminar Research has now released update 11.35rc1 for X-Plane 11. The update includes, most significantly, updated Gateway airports, FMOD sounds for the Boeing 737-800 and King Air C90B, improved aircraft systems, and landmark sceneries for New York and Washington D.C. Other noteworthy additions include an updated fuel system (which you can read
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X-Plane 11.20r2 Released

X-Plane is edging ever closer to a final release of version 11.20, with Laminar Researching pushing out a second release candidate just hours ago. 11.20r2 brings a fix to a heading display bug in the default 747, an abnormality with the landing gear of the F-4, a fix to the user interface regarding the inability to dismiss warning messages, and an
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