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A Non-Standard ToLiss A319 Flight

It’s not really a test flight, but I wanted to try something new for X-Plained. Together with that thought or if you wish that idea, I made some exclusive screenshots of the ToLiss A319. The test flight was made from the Airbus Industries area, taxiing to runway 32L and heading for VOR stations TOU and AGN. After that, it’s all up to the entered flight plan in the MCDU or FMGS.

As you can see, I used for this test flight a great Airbus old-fashioned house livery. Perhaps for those who know Airbus a bit longer then a couple of years back, this was the original old house livery. Many thanks Christoph who’s responsible for this very nice livery, that I can use this livery.

Is it fun?
Yes, it’s a lot of fun. I didn’t use real time but I did use real weather. And as it is mostly in Toulouse area, nice weather except windy. You can see all the screenshots I made on this short takeoff and climb via this link and more is coming, but that will cost me a bit more effort then just making screenshots.

On Final Approach … FJS 732 for X-Plane 11

Soon to be released … just a couple of nights to go …..

First of all, it’s from the “on final approach” FJS (Fly J Sim) 732 or 737 Classic -200 series. Jack and his team did a lot of changes based on the original model for X-Plane 10. That said, the current model is fully compatible with X-Plane 11 and has a lot of new feature and improvements. The overall flight model was already extraordinary, but Jack and his team did many changes to the menu system, a reworked and improved 3D aircraft model with animated doors and stairs.

Enjoy these exclusive screenshots of the upcoming FJS 732 TwinJet for X-Plane.

But there’s more …. You can choose from the default X-Plane 11 FMS MCDU, or without any MCDU (is it was originally) or, when you own it, the xCIVA INS. And yes, there’s more … a completely equipped and functional Virtual Cabin and much more. Have a look to this temporarily feature list:

  • New sound set, completely redone for FMOD. There are so many little sounds here and there that its to big of a list to list right now.
  • Cabin fully modeled now, with cabin and cockpit doors, moving window shades and overhead bins. Lighting in the cabin is automatic or overridden with associated knobs.
  • Added forward and aft air stairs to the plane, fully animated and with sound(note rear air stair requires AC power.
  • Exterior and interior texture changes, including a complete PBR set for the whole plane, inside and out, and exterior textures have been upgraded to 4k.
  • Engine and flight model tuning for XP11. It should fly better, and more correctly.
  • New liveries.
  • New menu system UI, a fresh look for XP11.
  • Added maintenance system like the 727 V2, but updated a bit to be easier to use.
  • Many changes to how several system work, including bug fixes.
  • Complete pneumatic system rewrite. Bleed, pressurization and cabin temp systems all physically based. The cabin temps change dynamically.
  • There is now an option to use the default FMC in 3d, or you can hide or, or you can use CIVA, which works now in 11.11 but you need to still turn it on in the plugin admin till laminar fixes whatever is turning it off. But otherwise it works.
  • There is a new contextual window on the bottom left that will display helpful messages when settings and such are changed.
  • Added breaker panel, no simulation, just for show really. But its better then what was there before.
  • Cockpit lighting was adjusted.
  • Many items work in replay now. No longer do you need to keep engines on to see everything move in replay. You can park at a gate, turn it all off, open doors even, and then in replay it will all look right.

fscabral “Impression SSG 747-8i Factory Rollout”

I’m pleased to offer you some exclusive screenshots of the SSG Boeing 747-8i on a short flight, actually more the departure, from EDDF (Aerosoft Frankfurt International Airport). Fabio (fscabral) made several factory rollout liveries, and this is another example of his primer livery. Keep in mind that the screenshots are taken with X-Plane 11.10 and we’re not sure of the livery can be used with X-Plane 10.51.

But there’s more to explore….. look to the weathered cockpit textures. This was something that was painted by Fabio himself, but X-Plained.Com is pleased to offer this package soon to you too. And, I have to be honest, it’s my wish too to see a more then clean cockpit. The 747-8 is already a while on the market and weathering can be seen every where. That said, this weathering is a good example of how it has to be.

What said before, the screenshots are made with and/or added:

  • X-Plane 11.10r3
  • ZonePhoto ortho ground textures Germany
  • Aerosoft Frankfurt International Airport (EDDF)
  • FlyWithLua 2.6.5
  • Balanced_Clouds.lua script
  • cloud_puff5.png from Lua Default cloud enhancer 1.1
  • Skycolors from Skycolors for XP10 & XP11 2.0

Enjoy this screenshot link.

Sunny “fscabral” JARDesign A330 Rollout Day

A Sunny JARDesign A330-200 Series Departure from EDDF
It’s a sunny day with some clouds, but overall, a great day to test the updated factory rollout liveries from fscabral. We’re pleased to offer you some nice screenshots of a typical departure from Aerosoft latest airport, EDDF (Frankfurt International). Fabio has updated the A330 factory rollout liveries with official used Airbus registration and as bonus, we’ve included also a Airbus Neo factory livery although this is in real a different A330 model.

For these screenshots I used the following platforms and/or add-ons:
– macOS Sierra 10.12.6 with X-Plane 11.10r2
– Aerosoft EDDF Frankfurt International Airport
– JARDesign A330-200 Series with RR engines for X-Plane 11
– FlyWithLua (/Resources/plugins/)
– Balanced_Clouds.lua from Balanced Clouds 1.0.0 (/Resources/plugins//FlyWithLua/Scripts)
– Skycolors from Skycolors for XP10 & XP11 2.0 (/Resources/bitmaps)
– cloud_puff5.png from Lua Default cloud enhancer 1.1 (/Resources/bitmaps/world/clouds)

And finally, a good camera! Enjoy these exclusive screenshots.

Globall Art “CYYZ Toronto Pearson” Impressions

On behalf of Globall Art, we’re pleased to offer you some exclusive screenshots of their upcoming CYYZ airport for X-Plane 10/11.

According to Richard “Globall Art Toronto Pearson International Airport, or Lester B. Pearson International Airport) is the main airport in the Toronto metropolitan area, Canada. It is located approximately 20 miles from downtown Toronto, in the nearby city of Mississauga. It is the busiest airport in Canada and the 29th busiest in the world, as the number of passengers moved annually. Expected release date 11/24/207 Black Friday”

The exclusive screenshots are made on an iMac with macOS Sierra 10.12.6, X-Plane 11.05 with no further enhancement plugins installed, so what you see is what you get! Remember, the airport is still WIP (Work In Progress).

Enjoy this exclusive screenshots link.

Exclusive Lugano Airport Impression

Lugano Airport, an impressive creation developed by FlyLogic, upgraded for X-Plane 11 by Omar Masroor and published by Aerosoft.

Curious how the updated X-Plane LSZA looks like and feels?
Then you must check out the following exclusive screenshots we’ve made for you. The Windows 10 screenshots are taken with the latest X-Plane 11 version (11.05) and use, besides a Carenado aircraft and the airport itself, xEnviro 1.07.

For those who aren’t familiar with LSZA, let’s have a closer look …. Lugano Airport (IATA: LUG, ICAO: LSZA) is a regional airport located 4 km (2.5 mi) west of the Swiss city of Lugano, approximately 80 km north of Milan, in the municipalities of Agno, Bioggio and Muzzano.

It lies closer to the village of Agno than to Lugano itself, and is sometimes known as Lugano-Agno. Around 200,000 passengers use the airport each year, using some 2,400 flights. There are also limited freight operations, a flying club and flight school. The headquarters of Darwin Airline are located at the airport. The airport is situated on land owned by the city of Lugano, whilst management is the responsibility of Lugano Airport SA, whose shares are owned by the canton of Ticino (12.5 percent) and the city (87.5 percent). The company has 73 employees, and an annual turnover of 10 million Swiss francs.

But what does it bring ….. ?
The updated airport for X-Plane 11 comes with a lot of bug fixes and a lot of improvements. For those who love to fly in the Swiss region, this is absolutely a worthy airport.

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