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Flightsim Labs A320X for P3D updated

Just shy of an hour ago, FlightSimLabs updated their A320X which recently released for P3D!

The update focuses on the VAS usage of the plane, for which it has been criticized quite a lot since release.

In the update changelog posted by Lefteris on the FSLabs forum it is said that “testers are very happy with, reporting back VAS savings that vary from 250mb up to 400mb”

Not only this, the update also brings with it a new version of FSL Spotlights.

For the full post and links to where you download the updates visit the FSLabs forums

 

FSLabs A320X update 1.0.1.191

FSLabs have released another update for their incredibly popular Airbus A320X for FSX. This updates adds a whole array of updates. There are fixes for memory usage but also for the MCDU, FMGS, ELAC and much, much more. Furthermore, they assure us once more that they are working on Service Pack 1 which will add much missing functionality.

Its great to see FSLabs doing such a great job in maintaining their product and updating it to perfection. Now lets just hope that Prepar3d version isn’t too far away anymore! You can check out the original post with a full change log (its a long one) over here.

Envtex SP1 announcement

In a post on Facebook, TOGA Projects have let us know that they have updated their popular Envtex addon to version 1.0.5. This update improves several features, and is great news of course. But the real news is the announcement of service pack 1. According to them, SP1 will bring a complete revamp of the user interface and ‘bring modern visuals’, as suggested in our review of Envtex. SP1 will also add new customisation options and more.

More details on the 1.0.5 update can be found over here. Make sure to follow us to keep up to date with Envtex SP1!

TFDi Update 717 to Version 1.0.5

Quick one for you if you already didn’t know. TFDi Design’s have updated their 717 with updates including fixing incorrect VAPP/VREF speeds, takeoff trim and some issues with the magenta line drawing.  This comes after what Josh said from the TFDi Design Team. Full update below, but you can grab it from the manager now.

FSElite will have a full review soon!

  • [ADDED] Database version indication to MCDU
  • [ADDED] OPT/MAX FL
  • [FIXED] Crash when selecting certain SIDs/STARs/ILSs
  • [FIXED] Autothrottle fighting pilot deceleration
  • [FIXED] Incorrect VAPP/VREF speeds
  • [FIXED] Acceleration and climb thrust altitude resetting during climb
  • [FIXED] Crash when reselecting a STAR (or SID) after beginning to fly it
  • [FIXED] Range not setting to 10NM when TCAS mode was selected on the ND
  • [FIXED] TCAS mode inner range ring displaying incorrectly
  • [FIXED] Takeoff trim being improperly calculated
  • [FIXED] One scenario that could cause strange magenta line drawing
  • [FIXED] One scenario that could cause out of range speed predictions in the MCDU

 

Aerosoft update German Airports 3 – Hamburg

Aerosoft have released an update to the in 2012 released Hamburg scenery addon. This scenery was previously only available for FS9 and FSX, although it was possible to have it installed and working in Prepar3d. The update adds installer support for Prepar3d (v3) so it can be more easily installed. Also updated are the jetways which are now animated and the AFCADs have been updated with realistic approach procedures. German Airports 3 – Hamburg is available for €15,08 from the Aerosoft shop.

TFDi Design Inform What Will be in their Latest Update for 717

TFDi have been working really hard on ensuring that their recently released 717 is up to the standards many expect from a payware aircraft these days. The team have worked tirelessly since release to update so many users have a good experience with the aircraft.

Since then the team have continued to work through the New Year to provide further updates to the aeroplane.

Josh from TFDi Designs have informed the community that the following issues will be looked at in the next update (which we assume will be soon):

  • Resolving more CTDs (Improved Stability)
  • Improving magenta line performance
  • Improving FMS Speed
  • TO ATS Stability Improvements

We’ll have a review soon.

Aerosoft on Airbus Products: No SP4, A32X 2017 Edition and AXXX 2017 Edition

Despite the fact we haven’t heard from Aerosoft in a while regarding their A330, Mathiks Kok has updated us with Aerosoft’s plans for the next year in regards to their Airbus line of products. We’ve been all aware that the A330 probably wasn’t going to be out this year, so a 2017 is now confirmed. What’s most interesting is that Mr. Kok has “dropped the idea” of doing the 4th Service Pack to the Aerosoft Airbus A32x family. Saying that it made “little sense” as all of the Airbus systems are now “standardised” so making it suit a specific aircraft will be a simple change to a config file.

As a result, 2017 will bring us a range of “2017 Edition” aircraft. The results are below:

  • Aerosoft Airbus A330 (2017 edition)
  • Aerosoft Airbus A318/A319 (2017 edition)
  • Aerosoft Airbus A320/A321 (2017 edition)
  • Aerosoft Airbus Axxx (hopefully 2017 edition)

Of course, as with all current Aerosoft products, you don’t pay for the same file twice. So if you already own the Aerosoft Airbus A318/319 range, then you’ll pay simply an ‘upgrade’ price.

Something that hasn’t escaped our attention is the inclusion of an “Aerosoft Airbus Axxx”. I remember Mr. Kok talking about the possibility of an A350, but I can’t imagine there’s enough data (or time) to release it in 2017.  It also doesn’t fit in with the fact it’s Axxx and not A3xx, suggesting it may be something other than a commercial Airbus aircraft.

Whatever it is, just makes us more and more excited for 2017.

 

FSDreamTeam updates

FSDreamTeam have a couple of updates for us! So lets get into it!

First of all, they announced in an email going out to customers that the much anticipated GSX update has gone live. This update went in public beta just a few weeks ago and comes with a lot of enhancements and changes to the fueling system. The update is free to anyone that already has GSX, so make sure to download the update from the FSDT website!

Next up they announced an update to Memphis Airport (KMEM). This update will add support for ground textures using the native P3D SDK, improving performance of the airport. You can download the update on their forum.

Last but not least FSDT announced some price drops! The most recent and biggest projects of FSDT will drop with about $5, whereas the somewhat more dated products can drop with as much as $10! So make sure to have a look at this for your Christmas!

Active Sky 2016 + ASCA Service Pack 1 released

HiFi Simulations have finally released their much anticipated service pack 1 for Active Sky 2016 and Active Sky Cloud Art. According to HiFi SP1 adds enhancements, fixes and adjustments and tweaks to further increase realism. Some notable features are visibility improvements, cloud motion effects, visibility depiction updates, API functionality updates and support for the latest P3D 3.4.18 update that was released very recently. The updates for ASCA include new soft cloud textures, new integrations and API updates, resolution and overcast improvements, new geographic wx-influence profiles and more.

Interested? You can check out the entire post over here as well as purchase AS16 and/or ASCA (current users will receive the update for free).

Immersive Audio update

It’s been quiet for a while now around Immersive Audio after they released their Immersive 737 NGX Cockpit Sounds package (of which you can read and watch our reviews here and here). In a Facebook post they announced to be working on a new audio package for an airplane, but which one is yet to be revealed. What they did reveal yet is that release is scheduled for Q1 next year.

Furthermore they have announced to be almost finished with service pack 2 for the 737 Immersive Audio pack. This update will come with a complete replacement of the GPWS sounds amongst other updates. Even better is that this update will be provided free of charge. Make sure to keep checking FSElite for the latest news on this upcoming update and the announcement of their secret project!