Today, third-party developers shared news about upcoming aircraft add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator and released three airports.
We start with new screenshots and a small one development update for F-4 Phantoms by DC Designs,
“I’m back from vacation, but so far I’ve only had one day to get everything done. As a result I only have one set of images to update this week, a new color scheme for the FGR2 Phantom, 92 Squadron RAF. This is the camouflage scheme used by the FG1 and FGR2 forces before most British Phantoms were converted to the ‘Air Defense Grey’ scheme in the 1980s. The camo markings are still WIP but mostly in place – other squadrons that have had this general scheme will be added over time.”
Next, Black Square and Just Flight announced two more aircraft of their “Overhaul of the ferry“series, An analogue of Bonanza and An analogue of Baron. If you’re not familiar, these add-ons are designed to completely upgrade the default interior and systems of the aircraft while retaining Asobo’s excellent default exterior models. You can read more directly from the developers and check out some screenshots below.
“The Steam Gauge Overhaul series, which already includes the Analog Caravan and Analog King Air, goes far beyond the visual update of the default MSFS aircraft. In fact, the only thing left from the default aircraft are the exterior models and certain sounds. In addition to the suite of fully custom avionics already used in the Black Square fleet, the Analog Bonanza and Analog Baron will also include the KNS-81 RNAV computer and the most comprehensive EDM 760 and 800 engine monitors ever used in Flight Simulator for accurate engine performance trends. monitoring and support”.
Other features include:
- Improved reciprocating engine simulation with plug fouling, steam plug, flooding and backfires
- The most realistic turbocharger simulation in Microsoft Flight Simulator to date
- Pressure boosting and door sealing systems for the turbocharged 58P
- Additional tips for the Analog Bonanza and wings with tips for the Analog Baron
- Fully compatible with: TDS GTNxi 750, PMS50 GTN 750 & Working Title GNS 530/430
- Fully interoperable electrical systems with over 120 circuit breakers in total
- Limiting engine excursions that degrade engine performance and eventually lead to failure
- Selective state saving for radio selection, radio frequency memory, fault settings, cockpit aesthetics, and more.
- Almost 200 system crashes installed via the cockpit interface. Either random, based on a set MTBF, or scheduled with additional time acceleration.
- Over 850 routine and emergency checklist items between two aircraft. If it’s on the checklist, it’s simulated and interacted with on the plane!
- Custom-encoded steam sensors with low-pass filtering, needle bounce and physics to deliver ultra-realistic and fluid animations like you’ve never seen before
- Mathematically accurate VOR and ADF signal attenuation and noise, plus remote compass gyro control
- Cabin environment management system for heating, air conditioning, ventilation and air cooling
- Crew/passenger oxygen systems as well as carbon monoxide leak detection
- The technical and aerodynamic parameters of the aircraft have been improved
- Compatible with all existing livery mods for the default aircraft after an easy conversion process.
- Each aircraft comes with an approximately 100-page manual with technical details, specifications, checklists, tips, tutorials, and more
Moving on to airport releases, Orbx has launched its version Oslo Gardermoen Airport (ENGM), serving the capital of Norway.
It is now available on Orbx Direct for $20.63 including the following goodies.
- Special, updated photorealistic
- PBR 4K textures
- Interior modeling
- 3 different types of animated jet paths that match the real world
- Fully functional VDGS for all relevant gateways (requires Nool plugin)
- Animated traffic (pushing, buses, company cars)
- A special GSE according to the real world
- Optimized from day one for excellent performance
Fly2High has launched Lons-Emerainville Airport (LFPL) in France. It can be purchased at Simmarket for the convenient price of $0. So. It’s a small airport compared to what the developer usually releases, but it combines the quality of paid software with freeware, so what’s not to like?
- PBR texturing based on over 90 photos taken on location
- Detailed simulation, including the interior of the tower
- Animated people
- Individual lighting
FeelThere is finally out Nashville International Airport (KBNA) in the United States. This one is also available on Simmarket for $21.39 plus VAT.
- more than 100 specially modeled buildings
- taxi bridges
- individual night lighting
- individual reactive ways
- complete ground polygon
Microsoft Flight Simulator currently available for PC, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Cloud Gaming including Game Pass. If you want to learn more, stay tuned to TechRaptor as we go along daily Microsoft Flight Simulator news to keep you up to date with the many sim add-ons and releases.