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Carenado 390 Premier IA Released

We’re pleased to share with you the following news from Carenado; the release of their 390 Premier IA business jet.

Actually, we’re talking about the Beechcraft Premier I which is a light business jet aircraft manufactured by the Beechcraft division of Hawker Beechcraft. The aircraft was designed to compete with the Cessna CitationJet series of aircraft. The Premier I prototype was rolled out on 19 August 1998 and its first flight was on 22 December 1998; four prototypes were used in the flight test program. The Premier I is constructed with a high-strength composite, carbon fiber/epoxy honeycomb structure fuselage. The Premier I and IA can be certified as light aircraft for operation by a single pilot. The powerplants are Williams International FJ44-2A engines.

The Carenado jet comes with the following impressive feature list:

  • High-end 4k PBR (Physically-based Rendering) graphics throughout, with ultra-realistic materials rendition (Dynamic reflections, realistic metal and dielectric materials, etc.)
  • Fully customized in-depth annunciator logic/aural warning logic/throttle logic with functioning latches, optimized for VR.
  • Custom Proline21 avionics system, all featuring detachable pop-up windows
  • Integrated FMS with detachable pop-up window (Laminar default)
  • Custom Autopilot with detachable pop-up window
  • Rain effect support
  • In-depth FMOD sound design implementation, including distance effects, realistic prop reversal effects, etc.
  • Extensive VR support
  • Extensive HDR lighting with gimballed 3D lights and dynamically illuminated ice lights for amazing night lighting effects
  • Goodway compatible
  • Engine design optimized for XP11.30’s jet engine model

Want to read all about it? Then you must visit the dedicated Carenado web page.

Ekre “Wonders of the World”

We’re pleased to inform you that with the approval of X-Plane.Org user/simmer Gergely “Ekre” Debreceni, we’re able to offer you his Wonders of the World packages. This Part 1 package is representing The Taj Mahal while package 2 represents Giza.

According to Ekre “This will be a series with the wonders of the world (and even more). For these Wonders of the World packages, you need several libraries. More information about which libraries you need and where to find them, that can be found in our Downloads / Sceneries / Ekre.

If you like Ekre his work, please donate his work via this PayPal link, or you can buy a coffee for him, thanks!

Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 1905

Aerosoft released on April 25th a new AIRAC Cycle 1905 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 1905

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on April 25th, 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 1905, effective from April 25th. By following this link you reach the download section of Navigraph.

CoPilot FF767 Beta-tests

We would like to share with you the following news, received from JARDesign …. CoPilot for the FF 767 Series.

According to JARDesign lead developer Evgeny Romanov “So, this is CoPilot plugin for great Flight Factor B767-300. We are on beta-stage now. This is a payware product, but now it is testing stage, you can’t buy it right now. But you can download and install the demo version. If you like the demo version and you want to test the full version, you do not need to hesitate. We have prepared 25 keys for our beta-testers. You can take part in testing and leave us your feedback. If your review useful for us, we will not deactivate your key in the future – please use it.”

The CoPilot FF767 comes with the following features:

  • + animated 3d CoPilot model (male, “Sandy”)
  • can recognize and execute voice command
  • can speak
  • can read checklists
  • can operate with Events (flight parameters detection)
  • can execute SOP (Normal Procedures, Limited)
  • man and woman copilot model (man only included this time)
  • scripts based (possible to edit/change Procedures/Text/etc)

More information can be found at the dedicated JARDesign forum page.

FlyWithLua Updated to 2.7.17

UPDATE January 9th, 2019 | Official FlyWithLua NG (Next Generation) X-Plane 11 version 2.7.17

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 new 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.

Anyway, the updated version to 2.7.17 as per our date April 21st comes with the following changes: Fixed issue when Devmode is enabled still speaking some messages and fixed issue when Devmode is enabled still moving some scripts to quarantine folder.

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