The latest H.O.T.A.S. system by Saitek can be purchased at simMarket now. The X-55 Rhino has various customizable options to take advantage of.
You can adjust the stick force with one of the included springs, adjust the friction of the twin throttle control, thanks to the 16-bit axis for elevator and aileron control the flight path and movements will be precise, and each base (stick and backlit throttle) has its own USB connector.
Work is still continuing on improving the Pilot Edition of Majestic Software‘s exceptionally well regarded DASH8-Q400 turboprop airliner, with a new hotfix being released today, bringing the package to version 1.00802.
The list of fixes is quite long, so we’ll post them after the cutline – press “Read more”, below, to see them. if you’d rather just download the patch and find out what’s in it later, simMarket Q400 customers can log into their account and the hotfix will be available in their order or download history.
We’ll have to start bundling these together in a weekly update at this rate, but Orbx have announced the release of P3Dv2 installers for no fewer than four of their Australian airports today – YNCK Cessnock, YCDR Caloundra, YBUD, Bundaberg and YHBA Hervey Bay.
Existing customers of the download products can get the new installers by logging into their accounts at the appropriate store and selecting the P3Dv2 installer for each.
Navigraph‘s latest newsletter, issued today, has announced the release of the latest update to their Charts Cloud and Charts Desktop product. The NOV13 revision has been replaced by the FEB14 revision (batch #35), including 32 new airports, for a total of 2,359 airports, with almost 40,000 charts between them. That includes 595 with charts added or updated, this release, along with 30 updated en-route charts.
A full list of the coverage can be found here, while full details of all products can be found at the Navigraph website.
Following closely on from the SP8 release for Orbx‘s FTX NA Blue – Pacific Northwest, last week, the installer available from the vendor has now been updated to support FSX, P3Dv1 and P3Dv2 in a single package. The new installer also contains all updates including SP8.
In this post at the Orbx forums, previous purchasers are told that they are able to log into their store account and download the new installer, or FSS DVD customers can ‘purchase’ the updated download version for free. This option is not currently available for customers who purchased a DVD from elsewhere, who await an appropriate link/migration solution.
The newest MegaScenery Earth “Ultra-res City” covers more than just the eponymous byways of Pennsylvania’s capital from Bruce Springsteen’s song – if you’re a fan of the aircraft models by MAAM-SIM then you may well also want to visit the city of Reading, pictured above, where you’ll find the real world museum and its exhibits.
In total, you get almost 3,600 square miles of photorealistic scenery at 50cm/pixel in Ultra-Res Cities Philadelphia, including Philly itself, plus Reading, Atlantic City and Trenton across the border in New Jersey. As you might expect, it is fully compatible with the developers’ state sceneries for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Find out more here.
ImagineSim‘s Singapore Changi (WSSS/SIN) for FSX is this week’s Deal of the Day at simMarket, with 40% off the price for one week only.
One of the major gateways to Southern Asia, Changi is home to a number of domestic, regional and international carriers, as well as receiving a large amount of long-haul traffic making stop-overs between Europe and Australasia, for example. If you’re worried about performance, before you buy you can check out a demo version, which is available via the product page.
Friday saw the announcement by Orbx of updates to two of its products. Version 1.10 of the Van’s RV-4 contains general fixes and can be downloaded from the FTX Forums here. SP8 of FTX NA BLUE Pacific Northwest (PNW) is designed to make it fully compatible with their newSekiu airport add-on. Previously released updates SP6 & SP7 are also included in this patch. Service Pack 8 is available for download from the FTX forums.