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Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1906

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on May 23rd, 2019. Let’s give some background information about the AIRAC Cycle.

The AIRAC cycle was adopted in 1964 and further improved over the years. Key are the worldwide effective dates with 28 days intervals (e.g. 4 August 2005, 1 September 2005, 29 September 2005, …). Effective days are always on a Thursday. It may look indeed like a long period, 28 days, or even 56, but it should be understood that aeronautical information changes, mostly published through so called AIRAC Amendments.

Back to our Navigraph Cycle 1906, effective from May 23rd. By following this link you reach the download section of Navigraph.

Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 1906

Aerosoft released on May 23rd a new AIRAC Cycle 1906 for their NavDataPro.

For operationally significant changes in information, the cycle known as the AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) cycle is used: revisions are produced every 56 days (double AIRAC cycle) or every 28 days (single AIRAC cycle).

NavDataPro users are now able to download and install the datasets for X-Plane. NavDataPro is our new update service for navigational data used by various simulatorsWith this service flight sim pilots will always get up-to-date navdata for flight planning and in flight use.

More information can be found at the dedicated Aerosoft web page.

Spring Break 2019

Finally, time has come to say goodbye, but only for a short Spring break, so nothing to worry about.

It’s time for our first 2019 holidays. Time to relax, time to hit the sun (wondering if there’s some sun in The Netherlands). It’s time to enjoy our Dutch country. After months of stress at home, several difficulties, website issues, and more of these things, I feel it’s time to go out for two weeks. Visiting the northern province Friesland near the city of Harlingen, and after a week or so, to Groesbeek. Groesbeek is a town and former municipality in the province of Gelderland.

And yes, I’m aware, at the end X-Plained.Com is looking again to me … and, what’s the next review, any special review requests from our readers, any new ideas to implement and so on. Maintaining X-Plained.Com cost more time then I thought, but I do it still with a lot of fun.

Anyway, first this Spring break, after that, time to look and plan ahead although before I know I’m again on holiday to either Sweden, France (Bourgogne area) or perhaps even Scotland, the High Lands. Who knows and time will learn. For now, enjoy all the stuff we’ve got so far. And no worries, when time and Wifi permits, I’ll answer your emails or comments.

See you soon! Bye bye for now.

Added Libraries and much more

UPDATE May 6th 2019:

We’re at X-Plained.com are pleased to inform you that we updated / new the following libraries:
– Update (May 6th) NAPS Library 6.6


We’re pleased to inform you that X-Plained.Com has updated the NAPS Library. We’ve reached now version 6.3. As always, we try to keep our libraries for you up-to-date. Whenever you see something that in your opinion is no longer up-to-date, or that “your library” is not on the list, please contact us via info@x-plained.com or directly to angelique.van.campen@gmaiil.com.

For your convenience, here are the direct links to all the libraries we offer (as per May 6th 2019):

NAPS Library version 6.6

– 3D People 3.9 (external link)
 Aircraft Static and Animated Aircraft to version 5-2017
– BS2001 Objects Library version 1.2
CDB library version 2.6
Cemetery Library 1.0
– DT Library version 1.1.0
– European Vehicles (static) Library 1.01
Flags of the World version 2.0
– Flags of the USA States version 2.0
– FF Library
– FF Library Extended
Flyby Planes version 4.0
Hard Surface Library 1.0
Handy Objects to version 6.80
 HungaryVFR Library Public Beta 1.0.0
– Japan Pro version 1.02
MisterX6 Library version 1.61b
MisterX6 Airport Environment HD version 2.1
MisterX6 HD Forst version 1.0.1
– People Library 1.11
R2_Library 2.0
– RA Library version 1.2
 RD library 1.3
– RescueX
 RE library 1.8
– RuScenery
Sea Life Library 1.0
– Static GA Aircraft Australia Library 1.0
Static GA Aircraft New Zealand Library 1.1
The FAIB Aircraft library to version 4.0
THE-FRUIT-STAND Aircraft Library version 3.0
The Handy Objects Library version 6.80
– US Forests and Woodland for Ortho scenery version 1.0.0
– Waves Library 1.1
World Models 0,8.0
x-Prefab Library to version 7.1
 XAirport Scenery library version 1.1

FlyAGI Tweak Utility (FTU) Update 1.10j

Our Update: May 3rd 2019, product update to version 1.10j

Update Description from Agi: “I released a new version with a pretty cool new feature. As I’m currently flying helicopters I missed the force trim function coming in some more complex addons in some less complex ones so I did this myself. The Tweak Utility is now capable of adding Force Trim functionality to any helicopter and there is a calibration system for getting highly accurate results as well. That said, I added force trim functionality for helicopter pilots – this allows to add force trim to any helicopter. There is also a calibration tool in the controller options, I strongly recommend to make use of it if force trim does not hold your current attitude as expected.”

Why do you need another tweak and settings script?
I know there are some settings and tweaking tools out there but none of them did satisfy me so I always kept tweaking myself with simple scripts for changing the parameters that really impact performance without sacrificing visual appearance to much. For making this easier and to have the possibility to use different tweaks and settings in different aircraft I wrote the tweak utility. All the settings the utility gives access to have an instant effect without the need of a scenery reload (except the extended DSFs switch, it initiates a reload when clicked) and I think they are more or less self explanatory.

Check it out at our dedicated download page for the latest FTU version.

X-ATC-Chatter 1.6.1 Released

You and I from X-Plained.Com are receiving this news post because we could likre to keep you up-to-date about new releases from Stick and Rudder Studios.

X-ATC-Chatter 1.6.1 is now officially released. This is a free upgrade to all customers who have purchased X-ATC-Chatter. 1.6.1 contains over 2,000 additional audio clips across multiple regions.

If you purchased X-ATC-Chatter via the X-Plane.org store you can get access to this free update by simply logging into to your X-Plane.org store account and go to your downloads page and download X-ATC-Chatter.zip again.

If you purchased X-ATC-Chatter directly from the Stick and Rudder Studios website then you will need to use the “View Product” link in the Gumroad receipt that was e-mailed to you when you purchased the product in order to download the new version. If you misplaced your receipt you can attempt to log in to your Gumroad library account to retrieve it. If you still can’t find the receipt contact us at the link below stating the problem and we will email you a duplicate receipt. It may take up to a day for us to get you that duplicate.

In addition the X-Plane 11 stand alone player has some bug fixes and enhancements.

  • Added a float dataref that can be used with FlyWithLua to change the volume level of the chatter.
  • Corrected a problem on Windows where the stand alone player could create ASSERT errors when used with a non-English character set.
  • Added an integration for the X-Plane 11.3 improved ATC voice system
  • Created a separate OpenAL context even when working with the X-Plane OpenAL device in an attempt to cut down on the interference from other plugins sharing the same X-Plane context.
  • Corrected code signing for OSX binaries for X-Plane 11 so they will work with Yosemite
  • Corrected some problems with window placement in X-Plane 11 when multiple monitors or scaling was being used. Added code to prevent resizing of popped out windows

If you do not yet own X-ATC-Chatter you can view a demo video and purchase the product at either the X-Plane.org store or directly from the Stick and Rudder Studios website. The price is the same at both locations.