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FlyWithLua NG Updated to v2.7.28

Our Update December 24th, 2020 | Official FlyWithLua NG X-Plane 11 version 2.7.28

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.

Added Libraries and much more

UPDATE December 24th 2020:

We’re at X-Plained.com are pleased to inform you that we updated / new the following libraries:
– Aircraft Static and Animated Aircraft Version 8-2020 including KJFK extra planes

We’re pleased to inform you that X-Plained.Com has updated several library packages. Although SAM Extension | Seasons Library is a part of the SAM plugin, we’ve added it also to this library listAs 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.

For your convenience, here are the direct links to all the libraries we offer (as per December 24th 2020):

 Aircraft Static and Animated Aircraft version 8-2020

– 3D People 3.9 (external link)
Airport Environment HD 2.13
– 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 HD Forst version 1.0.1
NAPS Library version 7.2
– 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 7.70
– 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

Youtube Channel Added

Yes, finally … Youtube. Those who know X-Plained.Com a bit longer, they know that we had already for a while a Youtube channel. Since our JARDesign JD330 review, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen tried and fiddled a bit around with Final Cut Pro X.

It wasn’t easy, but it was worth to create some movies. And, with the recent Orbx TrueEarth Britain North review, she made even 4 videos. Because of that, we’ve decided to highlight our Youtube channel and to make more videos. Either those videos are based on screenshots because it can depend on what will be created in Final Cut Pro X or is will be actually recorder video material from X-Plane.

Anyway, the Youtube channel is now officially added to the social icon list on the left-hand side of out landing/front page while soon we’ll add Twitter to it. For now, enjoy what we have at Youtube.

Reminder …. X-Plained Dimensions

Attention, attention to all of You … “Reminder …. X-Plained.Com preferred dimensions” which is by the way optimised / preferred of a screen resolution of 2560 (width) x1440 (height) pixels, but I think there’s need to highlight this. Not that I have had many issues about this, I thought it would be a good idea to clarify this.

X-Plained.Com is a WordPress based website with added to it an awesome template named Divi from Elegant Themes. Although this is the starting point, many things needed to be changed, added or coded to get the look and feel as it is now.

One of the decisions to be made is the website dimension, keeping in mind the optimum monitor resolution of others and of mine. I have an iMac 27 inch which has a native width of 2560 pixels. OK, nice to know, but I can imagine that not everybody has a 27 inch monitor nor a width of 2560 pixels.

Perhaps some have even more pixels, some have less pixels. To cover this, the website contents has a maximum width of 1280 pixels. That said, the website contents is applicable to the three columns. All the rest is filling the page. So on a computer monitor you can always read the contents till a monitor resolution of 1280 pixels. When you have e.g. a monitor with a width of 1024 pixels, then you see a scrollbar, but I think that’s not the case anymore. Adding to this, only simmers who have a width of 2560 pixels see the fullwidth sliders as they are. Any monitor less this 2560 pixels cuts off these fullwidth sliders pictures symmetrically from the left and right. Sorry, that’s the way it is!

Which web browsers can be used? As it looks now, every browser I know. That are for Windows/Mac computers:
– Microsoft Edge (not available for macOS)
– Mozilla Firefox
– Google Chrome
– Opera
– Vivaldi
– Brave
– Safari (not available for Windows)

That said, X-Plained.com is primary designed for viewing on a monitor although it is also for tablets and SmartPhones although you can imagine that lots of pictures are cutoff due to the lower dimensions.

Seeking for reviewers

Perhaps that’s the million-dollar question for yourself. Being a reviewer could be fun, it could open doors, it could offer other benefits. On purpose I write “could be” because you don’t need a gift to write in-depth or comprehensive reviews, but you need other skills to succeed in being a respected reviewer.

Can you learn that passion or is this something you must have?
Let’s put it like this …. if you have a passion to be a successful reviewer is something you and I don’t know in advance, but it could help a lot when you can think and write as simmers do. And not to forget … enthusiasm is also an important factor. Oops, what does that mean?
Place yourself in the person of a dummy X-Plane simmer. Sounds weird isn’t it? Imagine, somebody who has just started with X-Plane and doesn’t know anything like how to install packages or perhaps who has no idea how to configure X-Plane. But you could also think of how to add add-ons or perhaps who has not many flying skills. It sounds silly, but when you’re able to think in this way, at least I do, you can write from that perspective. The result is that you won’t quickly forget important issues to write down. And yes, I know what you’re thinking right now “but then the review becomes cluttered with a lot of things I know already, so why should I read this review and/or impression”?

Believe me, people will read these reviews/impressions and not only those who are just new, but also experienced simmers. And now, still interested in writing reviews and/or impressions? Give it a chance, see for yourself if you’re critical enough to be able to write an objective piece of text. It’s not easy, but the end result could be reworded by others.

Need more information?
Feel free to contact me if you’ve got additional questions related to this impression. You can contact me via email Angelique.van.Campen@gmail.com or Angelique@X-Plained.com.

Upcoming Reviews

It’s tough these days. We all try to do our best, and some of us have to stay at home due to the COVID-19 lockdown, others have a bit more room and are allowed to go out, but overall, it’s not easy to come thru. That said, I wish you all a healthy period and please, stay safe!

What news can you expect from us?
We’re busy with so many things, but all are interesting subjects to look out for. Andy is very busy with the DWS (Delta Wing Simulations) F-16 BLOCK 52+ review. It will be as we always know from Andy, a comprehensive and interesting review. Angelique is trying to finish a couple of reviews. She started a while ago with a in-depth review of the Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant, but can’t finish it yet since she’s waiting for the correct joy driver that also supports Mac. Then, Angelique is busy and almost finished 2 comprehensive reviews of the Pro Flight Trainer PUMA and additional TBM Toe Brake Modification. This is dedicated helicopter hardware and she loved the overall quality and the easiness to fly helicopters having this equipment. Soon Part I and II will be released, for sure, before Christmas.

Then Angelique tries to finish a Orbx airport review; Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Hopefully she can finish that also before Christmas. But there’s other good news and that is that Angelique has successfully created on her iMac Pro a Windows 10 bootcamp partition. This means that she’s also able to write dedicated windows 10 X-Plane reviews like the Cremonasoft A310-300 Series. She also had the plan to do a IniBuild A300-600, but the Inibuild management isn’t offering X-Plained.Com a press copy. A shame since it looks like a well modeled aircraft, but it’s up to them and we accept that. Although Angelique has a lot of real aviation knowledge of the Airbus A310 and A306 Series during her time with Martinair Holland, KLM Engineering and Maintenance and Lufthansa Technical Training, she’s not sure if it’s the right time to review the Cremonasoft A310-304.

What more can you expect?
Angelique also plans to review the Thranda DHC-2, Just Flight Traffic Global and what’s more coming along.