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Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 2008

Aerosoft released on July 16th a new AIRAC Cycle 2008 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.

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 2008

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on July 16th, 2020. 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 2008, effective from July 16th. By following this link you reach the download section of Navigraph.

Utility Review | JARDesign Co-Pilot ToLiss A319

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke took a new challenge in reviewing products; the JARDesign Co-Pilot plugin for the ToLiss Airbus A319. According to Andy “Usually when flying X-Plane models we may be assisted by autopilots and other automated systems and we may be able to view the cockpit with animated figures, representing the the pilot and co-pilot, clearly visible but ultimately we fly the aircraft alone, unless we let X-Plane AI take over. Many aircraft are not designed to be flown by one person and developers have come up with some ingenious ways of allowing us to swap seats or take the co-pilots view.”

Andy continues “JARDesign have approached this issue by modelling a co-pilot who sits in the cockpit with you, interacts with the user and carries out some of the functions and procedures.”

There’s of course a lot to tell you about this plugin which is not only available for the ToLiss A319, but also for other aircraft types. But for now, check out what Andy has to say with his comprehensive review about this Co-Pilot plugin for the ToLiss A319.

FlyWithLua NG Updated to v2.7.27

Our Update July 12th, 2020 | Official FlyWithLua NG (Next Generation) X-Plane 11 version 2.7.27

At X-Plained we’re very pleased to inform you that, in consult with X-Friese, we are able to offer you his latest FlyWithLua NG (Next Generation) for X-Plane 11 plugin from X-Friese. As X-Friese is always saying ….. the FlyWithLua story is going on!

This is the official brand version of FlyWithLua NG for X-Plane 11, and, the same as for the previous version, it will no longer support X-Plane 10 or X-Plane 9. All X-Plane 9 users (are there any out there?) must stay at FlyWithLua 2.4.x and follow the instructions to convert FlyWithLua 2.4.x into X-Plane 9 mode.

Going forward NG will be the only developed FlyWithLua version. Support will generally be a community effort. And of course the official brand new version of FlyWithLua NG is running on all three platforms, Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Thanks a lot to Sparker for making this possible. Without him, FlyWithLua would be a Windows plugin only. 

You can grab your personal copy via this download page, but you need to be a registered simmers to be able to download it.

FlyAGI Tweak Utility (FTU) Updated to 1.14e

Our Update: July 11th 2020, product update to version 1.14e

Update Description from Agi: “FTU has been updated to 1.14e providing X-Plane 11.50 compatibility and much more. FTU has been updated to 1.14e providing X-Plane 11.50 compatibility and much more.

There are no new features so if you’re still on XP 11.41 just keep the older version 1.12b. When you go to the dedicated download page keep in mind that the upper download link is for X-Plane 11.50bx thus compatible with Vulkan / Metal while the second download link is for X-Plane 11.41.

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.

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

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

FlyWithLua NG Updated to 2.7.26

Our Update July 11th, 2020 | Official FlyWithLua NG (Next Generation) X-Plane 11 version 2.7.26

At X-Plained we’re very pleased to inform you that, in consult with X-Friese, we are able to offer you his latest FlyWithLua NG (Next Generation) for X-Plane 11 plugin from X-Friese. As X-Friese is always saying ….. the FlyWithLua story is going on!

This is the official brand version of FlyWithLua NG for X-Plane 11, and, the same as for the previous version, it will no longer support X-Plane 10 or X-Plane 9. All X-Plane 9 users (are there any out there?) must stay at FlyWithLua 2.4.x and follow the instructions to convert FlyWithLua 2.4.x into X-Plane 9 mode.

Going forward NG will be the only developed FlyWithLua version. Support will generally be a community effort. And of course the official brand new version of FlyWithLua NG is running on all three platforms, Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Thanks a lot to Sparker for making this possible. Without him, FlyWithLua would be a Windows plugin only. 

You can grab your personal copy via this download page, but you need to be a registered simmers to be able to download it.