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    Rotate MD-80 v1.3 Pro released

    Get the new Rotate MD-80 v1.3 Pro here.
    This update, is free for all users already owning a license of the previous version. I t is compatible with X Plane 11beta*, as well as for X Plane 10.51 and up (support for previous versions has been dropped). It includes a lot of new features.
    LNAV and VNAV have been completely reworked and the FMS includes new pages like PROGRESS and HOLD and offers support for ARINC424 instructions (DME arcs, Procedural turns, conditional waypoints, VECTORS, …). Vertical profile is computed with time, fuel consumption and altitude predictions. Navigation Display draws the route with calculated curve transitions according to speed predictions.
    Virtually all the instruments and controls are now interactive, and mousewheel control is available for the relevant manipulators. Many new systems have been simulated with great realism, and others tuned up.
    Rotate MD-80 v1.3 Pro offers a complex and immersing simulation experience: full preflight routines and complete route planning, or engine fire failures, ending with a complete engines out emergency landing. Situations where details, like the hydraulic accumulators, or the brake temperature readings, can be appreciated.
    *Full compatibility can not be guaranteed as long as X-Plane 11 is in beta, so be aware that this X-Plane beta compatible version is a beta version itself.
    Here the complete feature list:
    Flight characteristics:
    Precise flight model Fine tuned engine performance Developed with the help of two MD-80 pilots Custom systems:
    Accurate PW-JT8D-219 model Engine Starting and Ignition System Engine Oil System Fuel Distribution, Heat and Quantity Indication Thrust Reversers Automatic Reserve Thrust Thrust Rating Panel Engine Display Panel Systems Display Panel Electrical System:
    Power Generating and Distribution System Battery and bus monitor system Emergency Power System Ground Power Unit Hydraulic System:
    Rudder and Elevator HYD/MAN operation Ground Pneumatic System Reversers and Brakes Accumulators Air System:
    Pneumatics Air Conditioning and Distribution with Ground Operation and In-flight Pneumatics Cockpit and Cabin Temperature Control APU On-Ground Air Conditioning Airplane Pressurization Ground Pressure Supply for on ground A/C operation Automatic Flight, navigation and FMS:
    Dual IRS alignment rutine, NAV and ATT modes Custom LNAV and VNAV. Climb, cruise and descend management with altitude and speed restrictions. ARINC424 instructions support Performance management, with complete VNAV profile calculation, including T/C, T/D, and time, fuel and altitude predictions Lateral Navigation: NAV, VOR/LOC, ILS Vertical Navigation: VNAV, VERT SPD, IAS/MACH, ALT HLD Speed modes: SPD and MACH sel, EPR LIM, FMS OVRD All autopilot readouts simulated Flight Mode Annunciator All EPR modes Flight planning, navigation, performance management and airplane guidance FMS pages: IDENT POS INIT RTE page with VIA and DIRECT selection, DISContinuity detection and CO ROUTE LEGS with insertion and deletion capabilities and RTE DATA DIRect TO waypoint DEPartures and ARRivals pages with SIDs and STARs (third party database included) PERFormance page with BURN SCHED, WIND/TEMP corrections and calculated remaining fuel CLIMB page with estimated times and restrictions and CLB DIR function CRUISE page DESCENT page with SPEED/PATH, DES NOW and DES DIR modes TAKEOFF REF and APPROACH REF with automatic V-Speeds calculation HOLD page with entry pattern calculation and Present POS PROGRESS pages with pilot selectable waypoint Save and load route options Aircraft Management page Custom PFD and ND with curved transitions and MAG/TRU operation Accurate navigation instruments and displays Weather Radar and TCAS with TA/RA advisories Complete Engine Fire Detection and Extinguishing simulation
    Simulated Tests:
    DFGC, Altitude, Engine Fire, APU Fire, GPWS, Windshear, Flight Recorder, Voice Recorder, TCAS, Brake Temp, Stall, Anti-Skid, LED/Annunciators
    Slat/Flap controls with Dial-a-Flap selection wheel Vertical trim control with Take-off Condition Computer Hide yoke option Hyperrealistic visuals:
    Highly detailed 3D cockpit, passenger cabin and exterior model, with accurate animations Accurate control surfaces animations with control tabs. Precise wing flex animation Thorough 4K texture work Normal and specular maps 10 High quality liveries (Air Liberté, Alitalia, Allegiant, American Airlines, British Island Airlines Delta Airlines 1, Delta Airlines 2, German Wings, Iberia, Scandinavian Airlines) Cockpit crew modelled Paint-Kit 4K Lights:
    Cockpit flood lamps and thunderstorm lights Cockpit instruments, text and digital lights Panel flood lights Overhead panel flood light Wing lights with off, on and deployed positions, and nose lights Nav, strobe and anti-collision lights Exterior flood lights, wing and nacelle lights. Sounds:
    Custom 3D sound engine with stereo and doppler effects High quality multi-layered engine sounds Wind and control surfaces sounds Cockpit sounds: varied switches and knobs, avionics and Air Conditioning, tests and alerts,…

    IMMERSIVE AUDIO - MJC8Q400 - Released

    All sounds included in this product are recorded in the real airplane, and were carefully processed to provide an authentic flight deck environment. Our goal was simple - to develop a soundpack that will mimic the sound environment we experienced on a real flight deck, hence we spent most of the time working exactly on that area.
    Additionally we received extensive feedback from real Q400 pilots and other relevant people that spent a lot of time on the jump seat, thus we believe that we achieved new level of sound realism using Majestic's truly fantastic add-on.
    * The soundpack will replace all default sounds, except announcements and music. *
    - Authentic engine sounds
    - New N1 (turbine) sound with correct pitch
    - New switches
    - Authentic levers
    - High quality GPWS callouts
    - New TCAS
    - Authentic warning sounds
    - New ground roll noise with authentic controls rattle
    - New authentic cockpit/nose gear wind noise
    - Authentic avionics, packs, external APU, Chime, GPU unit, wipers, stickshaker.

    NOTE: Sound quality may be reduced in the promotional video due to video compression.

    PMDG 747-400 Queen of the Skies II Released

    PMDG have announced the release of the much anticipated 747-400 Queen of the Skys II for both P3D & FSX. With the price coming in at $139.99 for P3D and $89.99 FSX some are breathing a sigh of relief, the anticipated price was much expected to be much higher.
    You can get a copy of this beautiful bird today by following one of the links below, additionally you can find more information and screenshots below in this article.
    Purchase & Download:
    PMDG 747-400 P3D - $139.99 USD
    PMDG 747-400 FSX - $89.99 USD
    Additional Information:
    PMDG is proud to present a new simulation of the Queen of the Skies - the Boeing 747-400. 
    Developed over three years and building upon all of the award-winning features of the PMDG 737NGX and PMDG 777 products, the PMDG 747-400 Queen of the Skies II is our most magnificent creation yet. 
    We have included every variant of the aircraft in this single package. The ubiquitous passenger 400 and freighter 400F models, the cargo-converted BCF, the "combi" 400M model, the extended range 400ER and 400ERF, and even the rare 400D domestic model that was used in Japan. Each variant is modelled with accurate weights, range and engine options. 
    No less than 35 pages of detailed options from the world's 747-400 fleets are modeled. From the highly visible ones like antenna types and position all the way to obscure cockpit display and FMC options that real-world crews will recognize, it is the most complete set of options ever placed into a P3D addon aircraft. 
    Complete From the Start - All variants of the 747-400 are included. These include the 747-400 passenger model, the 747-400M "combi" model, the 747-400BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter), the 747-400D domestic model used for a time on high-density short-haul routes in Japan, the 747-400F freighter, and the extended-range 747-400ER passenger model and 747-400ERF freighter. Each model has its own valid engine types that include the Rolls Royce RB211-524G, Pratt & Whitney PW4056 and PW4062, and General Electric CF6-80C2B1F and CF6-80C2B5F with their own accurately modelled performance data. Exterior Models - Exterior models are richly detailed with complex Leading Edge Devices and triple slotted flap mechanisms, realistic articulating main gear trucks, wing flex that reflects the ground bumps while taxiing, as well as realistic in-flight flex modeling. Texturing work is beautiful, with just the right amount of shine. Virtual Cockpit - The Virtual Cockpit includes dozens of physical layout options: ADF, ISFD vs analog standby gauges, RMIs, window frame styles, cockpit lavatory option, paravisual display (PVD), push to talk and taxi light options, and many more that are specific to aircraft model type as well as airline/operator specific options. The VC's geometric modeling work is amazingly complete, accurate down to fractions of an inch as measured in the real cockpit. PMDG Service Vehicles - Have your 747-400 serviced by an entire fleet of PMDG Service vehicles. Each vehicle for a specific ground task is included. These are: Aircraft hydrant fuel pumper, catering and cabin service trucks that lift to the cabin doors, air-stair trucks, a bulk cargo loader, standard size hi-lift loaders for the lower deck cargo holds as well as the large hi-lift loader for the SCD and nose doors of the freighter models. Need the water tanks filled? A water truck will roll up to the aircraft along with a lavatory servicing vehicle to empty waste. You also get tail stands for the freighters, single and dual-plug GPU carts, terminal power units, as well as air start and air conditioning carts. Everything needed to service your airplane on the ground is included in the PMDG 747-400 Queen of the Skies II! PMDG Operations Center - Includes the PMDG Operation Center, a stand-alone application which manages livery downloads and installations, documentation, support and more. The OC also supports the PMDG Jetstream 4100, PMDG 737NGX and PMDG 777. We update this application frequently to add new features and functionality. New for the PMDG 747-400 Queen of the Skies II is micro-update capability directly through the OC. We intend to update the aircraft frequently through this feature rather than using new installers or service packs.could see. FMC - The flight management computer (FMC) contains all of the real life 747-400 FMC features including LNAV, extremely accurate VNAV speed and altitude predictions and the full complement of scratchpad warning messages that a real crew could see. RTE 2 is modelled and fully usable, as are advanced features like step-climbs, constant speed cruise and required time of arrival (RTA). Flight Model - Engine and flight modeling is within 5% of the actual Boeing aircraft performance charts, including data and parameters specific to the Pratt & Whitney, General Electric and Rolls Royce engine types. Autopilot - ultra smooth autopilot flight director system (AFDS) created for the 747 that replicates the precise yet smooth feeling you get from the real thing. Created with hours of video taken in the real airplane and actual 747-400 full flight simulator flying experience. Weather Radar - the PMDG 747-400 Queen of the Skies II features a working simulation of the Collins WXR-2100 weather radar. In conjunction with the Active Sky Next weather engine addon, the radar depicts actual precipitation returns (not clouds!) and gives you full control over tilt, gain and radar mode including turbulence and windshear detection. Integration with additional radar products such as REX WX Advantage coming soon! Sounds - A meticulously created soundset consisting of over 1200 individual files captures the raw power of the Pratt & Whitney, General Electric and Rolls Royce engines and cockpit environment. Every aspect of the engines is represented here, exactly pitch matched to real life recordings made at every 10% over the engine’s power range. Many cockpit sounds have multiple files behind them that are randomly selected to make each click sound subtly different, just like they do in the real world. Multiple soundsets exist including detailed modelling behind and in-front of the wing views. A new fully custom playback system allows for manipulation of the engine sounds as altitude and airspeed rise, allowing the slipstream to take over just as it does in real life. Two separate sets of ground crew calls are included and it will be possible in the future to create new sets yourself! Note: stereo soundset included, 5.1 soundset will be made available post-release. Cockpit Shake Modeling - A fully customized and realistic simulation of cockpit camera shake is included. This feature reacts realistically to the environment on the ground during taxi, takeoff and landing, as well as in-flight due to turbulence, stall buffet, speedbrake application and engine failure or stall. RAAS - Fully functional Runway Awareness and Advisory System which calls out runway names and other information for improved flight safety. User Interface - We’ve spared no effort in making the PMDG 747-400 Queen of the Skies II easy to use in terms of its user interface. The aircraft’s fuel, payload and the large number of airframe and cockpit options are adjustable on the fly from the FMC CDU without ever touching the FSX menus or pausing the sim. Exterior Lighting - 3D volumetric exterior lighting that lights up the FS scenery. You can even see the flash from the strobe lights when looking out the cockpit side windows. Improved over what was implemented in the PMDG 777. Liveries - Free downloadable liveries for numerous world airlines, easily installable using the Livery Downloader within the PMDG Operations Center application. At the time of release, well over 60 liveries were available in the OC with more being added every day. Documentation - Includes everything you will need to operate the PMDG 747-400 Queen of the Skies II. We’ve also included a 168 page introduction manual specific to the simulation and a 113 page tutorial flight to learn from as you fly.  
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    SPSO Pisco Intl V2.0 - Released

    SPSO Pisco Intl. V2 has been finalized and is being sent to the stores
    Owners of the previous version should re-download the new files from the Store/ Manage Purchases tab.
    If you haven't picked up SPSO yet now is a good as time as any! Take a look at it on our store below!

    200 sq/km of 1mt/px photoscenery now cover the area extensive use of decal textures give high resolution scenes at very low altitudes City of Pisco fully hand built based on real buildings including schools, parks, industrial zones, malls and the town square there are many details left for you to explore HDR lighting placed based on real life light sources road networks have been imported from Open Street Maps Custom animated road and airport traffic Charts Screenshots & Media

    Boeing 757-200v2 Professional - Release Announcment

    Hey AeroSim members, looks like the Flight Factor boys have been working hard on version 2 of their Boeing 757. Currently the update is not released at the time of writing this. However den_rain has said the update will take a couple weeks for release which makes us think it will be ready and released with X-Plane 11. We can't wait to get our hands on this latest update! We'll keep you posted!
    Purchase & Download:
    Currently not available at the time of posting. Has been removed from the X-Plane store?
    Additional Information:
    • Officially licensed by the Boeing © Corporation.
    • Suitable for beginners - Quick start(start with all systems ready), tutorial modes and auto procedures.
    • Great for advanced users - Complex systems are simulated.
    • Includes both Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney engine types
    Custom cockpit interaction system
    • Adjustable modes for cockpit interaction, you chose what to use for clicks
    • Different cockpit interaction modes, with mouse wheel and right button support
    • In-cockpit tooltips from the manual - you click on the button and see portions of the manual on display
    • In-cockpit life datarefs for cockpit building
    • A very flexible architecture – you chose the set up
    • Different options for many avionics instruments including two types of FMC.
    • Options to composite your own EICAS, EADI and EHSI displays.
    • Most of the options that the real 757 fleet has are included.
    • Many additional options for sounds, cockpit interaction, effects etc.
    Interactive Checklists, Procedures, and auto-helper (Exclusive feature)
    • Full electronic interactive checklists and procedures with automatic action detection.
    • Automatic mode – a “helper” who performs all the actions for you, you just CHECK the items.
    • A tutorial which shows the user what to do and when.
    • An option to have a visual aid on what and when to do in procedures.
    Flight model
    • Accurate flight model, as close as it gets to real performance. Tested by real pilots.
    • An dynamic and customizable center of gravity that depends on actual cargo, passenger placement and burning fuel in flight.
    Fully Functional Professional FMS and EFIS System
    • Custom designed Flight Management Computer, integrated with other plane systems.
    • Terminal procedures from updatable database.
    • Two independent analogue instrument sets for captain and first officer.
    • Two independently simulated EFIS (EADI/EHSI configuration) for captain and first officer.
    • Dual-FMS with two independently working CDUs.
    • Working instrument comparators.
    • Triple IRS and triple symbol generator systems with realistic instrument source switching.
    • Dual air-data computers with custom failure modes and source switching.
    • Independent 2 nav and an ils receivers.
    • Realistic inertial and radio position updating, you can see the individual inaccuracies of those systems.
    • Triple-channel autopilot with realistic dependencies.
    • Fail operational and fail passive autoland with mode degradations based on system failures.
    • Load company routes generated by Professional Flight Planner X (or other compatible programs) directly into the FMC.
    • FMC can be used on external touchscreen or tablet, optimized for the Retina iPad.
    Custom Systems and Failure model
    • Detailed and deep simulation of almost every system in the real aircraft.
    • Custom air and pressure system.
    • Electrical system with all AC and DC busses modelled - see which system depends on which bus.
    • Hydraulic system that uses a little fluid when treated correctly and a lot of fluid if used incorrectly.
    • Multistage custom failure system - over 200 more failures than X-Plane. (Exclusive feature)
    • Ability to fix failure by following proper procedure.
    • Persistent failure and maintenance system – aircraft wear and misuse will carry over to your next flight.
    Warning system and radars (Exclusive feature)
    • Fully functional GPWS with all the modes the real plane has.
    • Fully functional terrain radar, with custom database (just like the real plane), a look-ahead warning system and many other features.
    • Weather radar that works like the real thing. Including tilt and gain functions, ground clutter, turbulence detection and windshear prediction.
    3D Modeling
    • Accurate dimensions based on exterior drawings provided by Boeing.
    • Very detailed exterior modelling with high resolution textures.
    • Very high resolution 3D cockpit with every switch functional.
    • Spatial rain simulation with high detail.
    • Very detailed passenger cabin graphics including galleys.
    • Additional graphic features: real working oxygen masks both in cockpit and cabin, dynamic window blinds that react to sunlight etc.
    • New and improved wingflex.
    Special effects (Exclusive features)
    • Multilayer dynamic reflections on all glass objects.
    • Glow effects on screens
    • Reflective metal and plastic objects in the cockpit.
    • Glossy exterior that reflects the outside.
    • XP weather enhancements like custom windshear.
    Custom Sounds (Exclusive features)
    • Two sound pack by BSS for both engines.
    • Several hundred custom sounds.
    • In-cockpit custom sounds.
    • Switches with individual sounds.
    • Many individual system sound inside and outside.
    • Airport environment sounds.
    • Cabin sounds.
    • 3D stereo sound system for engines.
    • In flight cabin announcements.
    • Interactive communication with the cabin crew (reporting misconfigurations and passenger comfort problems).
    On Screen menus (Exclusive features)
    • An ipad-like menu popping-up from the cockpit.
    • Custom pages for loading/unloading fuel, cargo and passengers, customizing the CG, calling for pushback and performing maintenance.
    • Ability to customize the plane with winglets, special effects level, wingflex level and set other options to be saved or default.
    • Ground equipment and door pages.
    • Failure monitoring menu.
    Extra objects
    • Working push-back truck - Fully controllable with your joystick.
    • Passenger bus and stairs or optional gate configuration (passengers can be loaded from gate instead of bus).
    • Fuel truck, de-Icing truck, GPU, ground-start units both visible and fully functional with airplane systems.
    • Other ground equipment.
    • 7 default liveries included in the package.
    • About 50 additional liveries available separately.
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    FS2Crew PMDG 777 Update 3 - Released

    Hey Enthusiasts,
    The guys over at FS2Crew have released update 3 for the PMDG777. If you don't have FS2Crew yet and you want to check it out you can do so by checking out this link at SimMarket.com for those of you that do have it, you can find more information on this update below!
    Purchase & Download
    FS2CREW - PMDG 777 EDITION FSX P3D - 29.95 EUR
    Additional Information
    The Version 3.0 update has been released!
    This is a FREE and significant update.
     All FS2Crew 777 users should install it.
    VERSION 3.0
    SEPTEMBER 29 2016
    Select sound files updated UK Global Voice set issue fixed (Note: there is not need to re-install the Global FO Voice set as the fix is inside the main program itself) Touch and go bug fixed during 2nd circuit After landing flow with spoiler as trigger fixed (Button Control)  
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