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Carenado X-Plane 11 PC12 Released

We’re pleased to inform you, on behalf of Carenado, that their Pilatus PC-12 has been updated for X-Plane 11 only.

The updated version 1.0 comes with a lot of special features like Special Features full PBR (Superb material shines and reflections) support. Other interesting features are the specially designed engine dynamics for X-Plane 11 as well as optimised flight physics for XP11 standards. Then the ground handling adapted for XP11 ground physics. Physically Based Rendering materials and textures throughout.

The aircraft is equipped with the X-Plane GNS530 (FPS friendly) and is Goodway Compatible. For those who like Reality software; there’s full support for the RealityXP’s GTN750 (integrated into 3D cockpit, when available), but keep in mind that the GTN 750 is sold separately.

According to Carenado “The modeled PC-12 offers realistic behavior compared to the real airplane. Realistic weight and balance. Tested by several pilots for maximun accuracy.”

The package includes:

  • 6 HD liveries
  • 1 HD Blank livery
  • PC12 Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS) PDF
  • PC12 Emergency Checklist PDF
  • PC12 Normal Checklist PDF
  • PC12 Performance Tables
  • PC12 Reference PDF
  • Recommended Settings PDF

More information can be found at the Carenado website.

Wilson Classics Tristar L-101 Review

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen is pleased to offer you her ins and outs of the Wilson Classic Lockheed Tristar L-1011 for X-Plane 11.

According to Angelique “the aircraft still need a couple fo upgrades, the overall look and feel is absolutely a Lockheed Tristar. The package offers two models; the short and normal version. Further on, a manual is included as well as a paint kit. When you love historical aircraft, then this is perhaps something for you.

The review covers for the moment no xCIVA (INS) implementation. Although xCIVA should be compatible with the release of X-Plane 11.11, it not officially implemented in the L-1011 X-Plane model, but with the next update this will hopefully the case. Angelique has decided to leave it out of this review. The next update will also have a functional F/E (Flight Engineer) panel, so there’s a lot to come. Don’t worry … the reviewed L-1011 has a lot to offer.

Curious what Angelique has to say about this Lockheed package? If you are, then I suggest that you follow this comprehensive review link and enjoy the reading.

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 “Used SSG 747-8 cockpit textures”

We’re happy to offer you on behalf of Fabio (fscabral), some exclusive cockpit weathered textures of the SSG (Supercritical Simulation Group) Boeing 747-8.

Ok, what is this all about?
On my own request and with the help of Leen de Jager, Fabio recreated the default SSG 747-8 cockpit textures. Although the textures has been improved a lot, I still missed the “used” look and feel. I’m also aware that this is a personal feeling. I’ve seen many aircraft in my life, and yes, brand new air raft have a clean cockpit, but within no time each cockpit has on several places scratches, dents, dirty carpet thus it gets the real weathered look.

With that in mind – my wish – and with the help of Leen de Jager, Fabio made a great looking used or if you wish a weathered cockpit. At many places in the cockpit you’ll find scratches on painted objects, dirty spots, etc.

You’re curious how it looks like?
Then you must check our dedicated download page with screenshots and above all, the download package, but remember that the download is only available for registered users. Have fun with these weathered cockpit textures.

PA-28R Turbo Arrow III/IV Released

We’re pleased to inform you that Just Flight has released the Turbo Arrow III/IV for X-Plane 11.

According to Just Flight “This new X-Plane 11 Arrow package from the Just Flight development team includes the PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III – the first turbocharged Arrow variant – and also the later PA-28RT-201T Turbo Arrow IV with its distinctive T-tail.”

The Turbo Arrow III and Arrow IV for X-Plane 11 each come in five paint schemes and feature PBR materials with real-time environment reflections, 4096 x 4096 textures for the highest possible texture clarity and numerous animations including a multi-animation passenger door that, when open, responds to G-forces and air resistance. The new Arrow is priced at £27.99. €34.95 or $41.99.

If you already own Just Flight’s PA-28R Arrow III add-on for X-Plane 11, you should have received an email from Just Flight with details of how to get this new Turbo Arrow III/IV at a bargain price!

More news … there is also the X-Plane 11 Arrow Bundle available. This includes ALL the content from the PA-28R Arrow III and PA-28R Turbo Arrow III/IV add-ons for X-Plane 11! This is priced at £39.99, €49.95 or $59.99, you can save £15.99 / €19.95 / $23.99 on the price of the two Arrow add-ons if bought separately!

Full details on both offerings are here:

Main product:
Bundle product:

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.

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