X-Plane News

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X-Plane 10.35 Beta 2 released +++ Flight Factor A350 got an Update to version 1.1.2  +++ A very good freeware version of KLAX released on x-plane.org+++Aerosoft London Heathrow  will be equipped with AutoGates and Aerosofts own version of ground traffic +++ New pictures of the MD-80, that rotatesim is currently working on+++ Payware airport Atlanta (KATL) released +++ PMDG gives some indications what their first X-Plane project might be.

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If you have Beta Versions enabled in the X-Plane installer it should have updated X-Plane to the second beta version of X-Plane 10.35 by now. The main feature of X-Plane 10.35 are a huge number of community airports. X-Plane now has more than 1000 airports with default buildings. Furthermore, the old global airports that aerosoft made for the release of X-Plane 10 ( long before the first version of WED was made ) are slowly replaced by community airports. Our images are from the new EDDF and EDDM airports.


A350_32The Flight Factor A-350 Advanced was updated to version 1.1.1. The improvements are:

  • Better stability for Mac OS X (but the version isn’t stable yet)
  • Improved pitch behaviour
  • Many components now work with the real aircraft specifications

The biggest complain are the missing SIDs and STARs, that will be a part of the professional version, that is under development right now.


KLAX

Till now all airports of Los Angeles KLAX were bad, or simply too old. But finally we have a new freeware that can really represent this airport, that handled more than 70 million passengers, last year.


 

HeathrowNight2While we are talking about airports: Aerosofts London Heathrow seems to be a cornerstone for Aerosofts X-Plane airports. Previous airports like Anchorage or Dublin were rather lifeless. In Anchorage there weren’t any airliners at the gates, while Dublin at least delivered a map for static airports from the OpenSceneryX library. Finally they will use the well known AutoGates from Marginal and they will add their own version of ground traffic.


 

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Rotatesim released several exterior screenshots of the MD-80, that they are working on.


 

Atlanta

Butnaru has released the international airport of Atlanta , one of the busiest airports in the world


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PMDG dropped another small detail about their „secret“ X-Plane aircraft. They said that this project is their „sandbox“ to get a development team up and running on X-Plane like the Jetstream 4100 was their “sandbox” for FSX to start the product lines of the NGX and 777.

Understandably this indication got a rather reluctant approval in the X-Plane community. Another Turboprop? X-Plane already has several good airplanes in this category, like the B1900D ,the Jetstream 32 and last but not least the Saab 340, among many others.

A small jet would be more interesting fort he X-Plane crowd, but there is already the LES Cessna Citation on the horizon ( which will probably be delayed since one of the members left for university).

But is a new plane really plausible? The main goal of this project is to teach the team how to port a plane to X-Plane, not tzo develop a totally new one. Furthermore they would need new images and sound files and really would have to work on this new plane, unlikely on a project that that doesn’t have a chance to make the break-even.

The real number of sales isn’t the issue in this project. It is much more interesting to explore how a co-development under P3D and X-Plane might work.

 

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