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Aviator Pro Released

Although Aviator Pro has been released somewhere mid October 2019, it’s still worth to highlight the ins and outs of this product as well as where you can buy it.

According to Aviator Pro “Aviator is a web-based add-on for X-Plane. It allows X-Plane pilots to use a secondary monitor, additional computer, Android tablet, iPad or any device with a compatible web browser to access to a set of screens and panels to control your flight instruments, controls, moving map, weather, views, route management, fuel and much more available functions. For Windows, Mac and Linux (see requirement section).

Want to know all about it?
We could offer you the huge list of features but perhaps it’s more interesting to see what the program can do for you. But this first. The product is fully compatible/supported with X-Plane 11+. The product is build up/uses a server and web client.

Server

  • Standard X-Plane 11 requirements apply
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 or i7 (recommended) CPU with 2 or more cores, or AMD equivalent
  • 64-bit Windows, Mac or Linux supporting Microsoft .NET Core 2.2 Runtime (see Microsoft specs for this runtime package)
  • 8Gb RAM Minimum. 16Gb+ RAM recommended
  • Free disk space: 500Mb

Web Client

  • Additional dedicated monitor is recommended but not required. External computer, Android tablet or iPad
  • Aviator can be executed on any up-to-date web browser with JavaScript and WebSockets support
  • Latest versions of Google Chrome on PC or Android and Safari on iOS is recommended
  • Support for WebSockets RFC 6455 standard

More information about Aviator Pro can be found at the dedicated X-Plane.Org store page and at the dedicated forum

Orbx LFKX Meribel Airport released

We’re pleased to share with you the following Orbx news.

According to Orbx “LFKX Meribel Airport is an altiport located in Les Allues, a commune in Savoie, France. Following on from the acclaimed LFLJ Courchevel Altiport for XP11, we’re pleased to offer this DLC expansion pack to add in a highly detailed rendition of Meribel Airport. Located in the adjoining valley, this airport offers an equally challenging approach as its neighbour at Courchevel.

Gaya Simulations have done a superb job of adding in all the little details to create a lively atmosphere at this iconic destination.

  • Another challenging short strip approach
  • Sloping runway
  • Many animated cars and golf carts
  • Ultra high quality modeling including ski lifts, equipment, chalets and more
  • Includes the alpine village of Meribel custom modeled
  • Volumetric grass and custom trees and vegetation
  • Realistic night lighting
  • Attractively priced as a DLC addon (requires LFLJ Courchevel)

More information can be found at the dedicated Orbx store page.

FlyAgi Tweak Utility (FTU) Update 1.12b

Our Update: November 9th 2019, product update to version 1.12b

Update Description from Agi: “I have released a new version fixing some minor issues I had with XP 11.40. This actually was intended to be a major update but so far I only got a complete internal restructuring done and some bug fixes, I had to release this now becauce of the final 11.40 release yesterday. I have tested this for some months now and it should be stable but due to the new file structure the older save files are incompatible now and there are some steps to be taken to get an old sync file into the new FTU avoiding the need of reconfiguring everything from scratch.”

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.

Want to know more about it? Then you must read our comprehensive reviews. Check it out via this overall FTU review link and this FTU Cloud related review link.

According to Agi “The new FTU 1.12 fixes some minor stuff for XP 11.40 and lots of stuff under the hood, there are no fancy new features this time. Because of the internal restructuring this version was in longer testing for some months now and should be stable but you have to remove the older installation before updating to avoid a mess in the new and clean file structure.

Your save files will get lost but there is a workaround for this:

  1. With your older FTU version create a sync file if not done already
  2. Save this file ‘FTU_Sync_Settings.ftu‘ on your desktop and rename it ‘FTU_Sync_Settings.lua
  3. Remove the old FTU installation from your scripts directory
  4. Install FTU 1.12 into your scripts directory
  5. Copy ‘FTU_Sync_Settings.lua’ from your desktop into ‘FlyAgi_Tweak_Utility/Userdata/Settings’ folder (create folders if needed)
  6. Start X-Plane and load the sync file into your aircraft

Changes:

  • New modules based file structure
  • Modules and save files ending is now .lua instead of .ftu
  • Per aircraft save files are now saved based on acf file name instead of ICAO entry (solves conflicts with different aircraft using the same ICAO or none at all)
  • All save files are now stored in new ‘userdata’ subfolder
  • Changed bird strikes damage logic to only fix bird strike related damages instead of all systems
  • Fixed bird strike damage controls not working properly in 11.40
  • Fixed static planes setting issues in 11.40
  • Increased default static planes lod to 3500
  • Added custom throttle command including sensitivity adjustment button in helicopter option menu (usefull if throttle is controled with buttons or keays instead of axes)
  • Minor fixes

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

Cycle 1912 Out Now and ….

On behalf of Navigraph, we would like to share with you the following news.

On October 10th, the newest airport in the United States, Williston Basin International Airport (KXWA) opened for traffic. Charts and FMS Data for this airport is available in AIRAC cycle 1912 released today.

In every cycle there are many changes to airports, procedures and waypoints. Only in 1912 we see over 3,000 changes to terminal and enroute waypoints, and more than 15,000 data point changes to SID, STAR and approach procedures. We are working on ways to highlight some of the more interesting changes – KXWA being only one of them in this cycle.

How to Update?
Download Navigraph Charts on the Navigraph Charts product page. It supports Windows, Mac, iPad and Android. You can also access Navigraph Charts through any web browser using Navigraph Charts Cloud.

Use Navigraph FMS Data Manager to update your aircraft navdatabase and the navdata in your addon software.

Addon Updates in 1912
SimToolkitPro v0.4 (and above) added.

– SimToolkitPro is a cross simulator set of tools for X-Plane 10/11, FSX and Prepar3D: E.g. positioning tool, live map with flight plan overlay, weather presets and custom weather builder.

New dataset for ProSim A320 1.28b4 (and above) added.

  • ProSimA320 provides a new advanced level of realism and intricacy. ProSimA320 is a simulator suite that has been developed, in particular, for its complexity of systems.

FSXPilot has been extended with approach data.

  • FSXPilot is a universal cross-simulator autopilot for FSX, FSX-SE, Prepar3D and X-Plane. It now also supports thousands of runway approaches.

Flight Plan Import & Export Youtube Video

We are back with another Flight Simulator tutorial, and this time it’s about importing and exporting your flight plan with Navigraph Charts. In our Charts application, you can choose to import either from a PLN file, or from SimBrief which is directly connected to Navigraph Charts. To get your Navigraph flight plan into the simulator or addon FMC, you can export it in many different formats. In this video, we show you how to do all of the mentioned above.

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Imaginesim releases KATL Atlanta 2019

We’re pleased to share with you the following Atlanta ImagineSim news.

Just released is imaginesim’s KATL Atlanta for X-Plane 11. ATL by definition is a monumentally busy place. It’s the World’s Number 1 whether by passenger traffic, landings and take-offs, revenue flights, aircraft movements, daily ops, non-stop flights, the superlatives go on. 105 million passengers board nearly 1 million flights to over 200 destinations every year.

There are 7 enormous terminal concourses and almost 300 aircraft parking ramps spread across 4,700 acres. It is Delta’s home base – the world’s busiest airline, a primary Southwest hub, and an important centre of operations for 25 other significant US and international carriers. This feature-rich airport utilizes high fidelity mesh data bringing stunning undulating terrain accuracy, high spec vehicle models, SAM animations, the latest terminal architecture and paint schemes, PBR textures, the amazing new drop-off / pickup zone terminal canopies, Delta Museum aircraft exhibits, developed using bespoke imaginesim XP11 CAD tooling.

Features include:

  • Fantastic performance using 64bit code optimized for X-Plane 11.
  • High definition building texturing and native X-Plane 11 ground polygons.
  • Switchable dramatic PBR based water, reflection and shine texturing.
  • Fluid usage, even with complex airliner cockpits and high density AI coverage.
  • Low visibility nav lighting.
  • Switchable dynamic HDR lighting option.
  • Introduces the spectacular canopies over the Main Terminal drop-off / pickup zones.
  • Utilizes imaginesim’s bespoke Operations Center configuration GUI.
  • Comprehensive ground and building optimization.
  • Interactive SAM jetways and SafeGate docking systems.
  • Stunning night lighting and effects.
  • Instantaneous scenery cache loading.
  • Sophisticated animations.
  • Realistic taxiway centre and edge lighting.
  • Thousands of hand-placed trees and lush 3D grass
  • Accurate AIRAC procedures.
  • Hundreds of high fidelity apron service and support vehicles.
  • Enhanced custom made hand-placed surrounding autogen.
  • Extensive hand placed trees, plants and vegetation.
  • 15 square mile coverage of the KATL area.
  • Low simulator impact.
  • Graduated ground extremities to seamlessly blend with any vector driven add-on.
  • Tested and approved by real-life airline pilots.

Available exclusively at www.imaginesim.com

Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 1912

Aerosoft released on November 7th a new AIRAC Cycle 1912 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.