VSKYLABS updates its line-up

VSKYLABS, a developer specialized in light and microlight aircraft, apparently published updates for 4 of their add-ons. Affected are the following products:

  • VSKYLABS Hang Glider Project
  • VSKYLABS Aeropro EuroFOX Project
  • VSKYLABS Air Phoenix U-15 LSA Project
  • VSKYLABS Tecnam P2006T

Now I did not find any release notes but those products are listed first on the x-plane.org store homepage. Usually that means an update has been published. Head over to the .org store and check your customer accounts.

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LES DC-3 development coming along well

Usually I don’t really fancy classic aircraft. However looking at the latest shots of Leading Edge’s DC-3 I might change my mind. After all these images look stunning. I reached out to the developers to find out more. They stated that version 2 of their DC-3 will be a complete remake, featuring a custom mesh, new textures (obviously PBR), new code, new manipulators and new lighting. FMOD sounds will be added further down the line. Due to these massive changes compared to the their old DC-3, which was originally made for X-Plane 9, version 2 of the aircraft will be a paid upgrade. Find out more on Leading Edge’s Facebook page here.

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Anyone heard of the VPC MongoosT-50 flight stick?

I stumbled across this flight stick by Belorussian company VirPil Controls (VPC). VPC – as they claim – are “a team comprised of designers, engineers, software developers and virtual pilots with the goal of bringing in a new class of high-end, high precision flight controllers to the consumer market”. Their entry market product is the MongoosT-50, a flight controller based on the modern T-50 Russian fighter jet. According to their website VPC also intends to offer throttles and pedals at some point in the future.

I can’t say it isn’t beautifully looking. Does anyone own that piece of hardware? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments.

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IXEG 737 Classic updated to v1.2 (full X-Plane 11 compatibility)

Listen up guys and gals! Our beloved IXEG 737 finally received that long awaited update to version 1.2 and is now officially compatible with X-Plane 11! Take a look at the full feature list:

What’s New / Changed:

  • X-Plane 11 compatitibility issues fixed (APU works, engine RPM)
  • Utilizes new X-Plane 11 features like ground vehilcle attachment points, thumbnails for aircraft selection, better categorization in X-Plane 11’s user interface
  • Re-enabled IXEG pushback system being able to turn in X-Plane 10
  • Added material properties to outside of aircraft for X-Plane 11
  • Liveries updated for nicer X-Plane 11 look
  • Added cockpit reflective surfaces for X-Plane 11
  • Increased light strength for cockpit lights in X-Plane 11
  • Flightmodel & aerodynamics recalibrated for X-Plane 11 changes
  • Improved weather radar in X-Plane 11 version (no more erasing on sweeps)
  • Reduced flashing rate of cockpit warning lights in X-Plane 11
  • Added a lit cabin at night that dims for takeoff and landing
  • Cockpit door now operable and opens from both sides
  • Minor fixes and additions to 3D model and texturing
  • Changed all script files to automatically recognize which X-Plane version they run in

To receive the update head over to X-Aviation and re-download the installer from your customer account. Enjoy!

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