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Honeycomb Aeronautical Preview Upcoming Alpha Flight Controls Yoke

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Honeycomb Aeronautical, a company that is currently developing an all-new yoke and throttle solution for the simulation market, has released updated previews of their soon to be released Alpha Flight Yoke and its companion heavy dual mounting system.

This system will help keep the yoke in place when in use better than previous mounting methods, and should ensure a smoother and more sturdy feeling. Many attendees of Cosford last year noted that the yoke felt loosely attached to the table, so this is a welcome addition to the product.

Additionally, Honeycomb gave updated renders of their yoke, which indicate the product is ever closer to release.

Honeycomb has not confirmed the release date of the yoke and throttle yet, simply teasing instead that the product is closer to launch than ever before, though we should know a final release date before the product actually releases. Honeycomb did, however, announce that they would be attending and demonstrating their products at the following simulation expos and conferences:

  • Sun N Fun (Lakeland, FL – April 2nd – 7th)
  • Aero Friedrichshafen (Friedrichshafen, DE – (April 10th – 13th)
  • FlightSimExpo (Orlando, FL – June 7th – 9th)
  • Airventure (Oshkosh, WI – July 22nd – 28th)
  • FS Weekend (Lelystad, NL – Dates to be confirmed)

You can view the full post as well as the community reaction over at Honeycomb Aeronautical’s Facebook page.

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UK2000 Issues Statement on X-Plane 10

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Over on their Facebook page, UK2000 have issued a statement on further developments for X-Plane 10. Making Belfast the last airport released for X-Plane 10 From now on, new UK2000 scenery released for the X-Plane platform will not support X-Plane 10. This decision has been made partly due to technical reasons, as a scenery made for X-Plane 11 with PBR
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Reality Expansion Pack v3.5.9 Released

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Simcoders has just released version 3.5.9 of their Reality Expansion Pack (REP) add-on for X-Plane 11. This update to REP mainly includes improvements for the Simcoders/JRollon SF.260 light military trainer addon for X-Plane, such as RealityXP GTN650 Support, a printable short checklist, and right/left seat view switching in the cockpit. These improvements and more can be downloaded in the update
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FSElite Original: In Review – November

November was supposed to be a relatively calm month. Some releases to be expected, some updates here and there, and the big Black Friday sale. However, that should have been about it. It almost sounded too good to be true. And if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. In all fairness, I might be slightly exaggerating.
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X-Plane 11.30b1 Released

The team at Laminar Research has taken the wraps off X-Plane 11.30 beta 1 for the general public. This is a major update to the simulator that brings a number of large-scale improvements, primarily in order to facilitate the transition to the Vulkan engine at a later date. As it stands, Laminar has identified a small list of bugs that
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Navigraph Charts – Quick News Update


On their Facebook page, Navigraph has said they will soon be providing Commercial Airline Overlay Charts (CAO) from Jeppesen, in addition to all other current charts. These charts were developed to better support pilots that primarily operate category C and D aircraft. No news on when specifically these Charts will be released, though I don’t think it will be too far into the future.

If you wish to learn more about these charts, you can look at the official Jeppesen document here.

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Turbulent Designs Job Opportunity

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Turbulent Designs on their Facebook page has announced they are expanding and have therefore opened a new job position. All that is required is some past experience creating products for either FSX/P3D or X-Plane. The well-known developer says that it can offer both full-time  work at their office in Hampshire, United Kingdom, as well as possible part-time/contract work for those
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X-Plane Hiring Junior UI Developer

Looking at getting into flight simulation development? This might catch your attention. Laminar, the developers of X-Plane are looking to add a Junior UI Developer to their development team.   About this position. What you will be doing is user interface work for us. The Plane Maker and Airfoil Maker user interfaces did not get the same overhaul that X-Plane
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Drzewiecki Design Releases Two Seattle Products For X-Plane

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Developer Drzewiecki Design has released Seattle Airports XP and Seattle City XP for X-Plane 11. Seattle Airports XP is comprised of 5 airports in the Seattle area including Seattle-Tacoma (KSEA), Paine Field (KPAE), Boeing Field (KBFI), Renton Municipal (KRNT), and Auburn Municipal (S50). Seattle-Tacoma (also known as Sea-Tac) is the main commercial airport serving the Seattle Area. The largest airport
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Attitude Simulations Release Fox Islands for X-Plane 11

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The Gate to the Great Lakes: Fox Islands Attitude Simulations released their North & South Fox Islands scenery package for X-Plane 11. According to the team, the package takes full advantage of the available technology in X-Plane 11. The scenery is packed with detail. A lot of attention was given to the foilage of the different airfields. The team also
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