Following the recent release of its PA-28R Arrow III for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Just Flight is about to launch an extensive update.
The aircraft is already quite awesome, as you can read in our review, but the developers have found margins of improvement.
The update, that should come tomorrow or Thursday, will include the following:
Icing effects added
- Propeller animations fixed
- Improvements to exterior surface detail and decals added for higher texture resolution in previously lower resolution exterior and cockpit areas
- GNS 430/530 – Power functionality and backlighting added, 2D pop-outs fixed
- Fuel selector can now be controlled using ‘FUEL SELECTOR 1 LEFT/OFF/RIGHT’ assignments
- Tweaks to autopilot roll control
- Improvements to FDE – idle RPM fixed, vibration/wobble reduced
- VR compatibility fixes
- Support added for the following ‘set’ control assignments – Battery, alternator, beacon light, landing light, navigation lights, strobe lights, pitot heat
- Landing light illumination area increased
- Cockpit texture resolution no longer reduced with lower graphical settings selected
- Autopilot and navigation lights circuit breakers now affect associated systems
- Autopilot heading mode active without autopilot engaged – fixed
- Tutorial flight files added
- Engine priming and start tweaked for greater realism, manual updated to provide more information on engine priming before start up
- Wind direction reversed on EFB – fixed
- Navigation mode will now default to VLOC/NAV unless state saving is enabled and GPS mode was selected on previous flight
- CDI on NAV/OBS 1 now responds correctly to GPS course
- GPS 100 sometimes stuck in self-test mode – fixed
- Manual changes to transponder code sometimes not triggering response from ATC – fixed
- Transponder mode changes not being recognised by ATC – fixed
- Rudder trim direction reversed – fixed
- COM and NAV audio idents – fixed
- EFB and GPS 100 displays no longer refresh when not in use for improved performance (FPS). EFB automatically turns off when hidden.
- OAT indicator fixed
- ELT set to ON when selecting cold & dark state – fixed
- Environment (e.g. cloud, taxi markings) sometimes visible in footwell – fixed
- inHG barometric setting option added to altimeters
- Mixture ‘decrease incrementally’ assignment fixed
In other Microsoft Flight Simulator news, Aerosoft released another image of Berlin Brandeburg Airport (EDDB), which has been savagely teased over the past few months and still doesn’t have a release date.
Recently, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, who provided a lot of new info about the present and future of the sim. A few days ago, we also got to hear more, including a trailer for World Update 4 which will feature France and Benelux.
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of the PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, the Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi airport.
If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and will release in summer 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.