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Microsoft Flight Simulator CRJ 700/550 by Aerosoft Getting a Big Update as Twin Otter Shines In New Screenshots

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Microsoft Flight Simulator CRJ 700/550 by Aerosoft Getting a Big Update as Twin Otter Shines In New Screenshots

Today third-party developer Aerosoft had news to share about its aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator, both released and upcoming.

Today third-party developer Aerosoft had news to share about its aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator, both released and upcoming.

First of all, we take a look new images of the flight deck and the riveting of the upcoming de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter

It’s worth mentioning that this is one of the first aircraft confirmed to come for the Xbox Series X version of the simulator on top of the PC version.

Next, is a large update coming to the already excellent CRJ 550/700 package, while we’re waiting for the CRJ 900 and 1000 which are coming down the line.

The update should be released tomorrow and below you can read the extensive patch notes.

V1.0.2.0 Update 2
– Changed ETA calculation to base on current UTC time instead of ATD
– Fixed NAV frequencies on MCDU Radio Page showing 0.0 after LOC tuned
– Fixed Coupled VNAV not initiating descent
– Limited range for PFD slip indicator
– Limited range for PFD flight director
– ETA calculation on MFD DATA FPLN Progress page
– ETA calculation on MCDU PERF INIT page 3/3
– Improvements to GPWS mode 3 (altitude loss after takeoff)
– Improvements to GPWS mode 5 (below glideslope)
– Flaps/Slats EICAS animation corrected
– Flaps/Slats exterior model animation corrected
– Added custom glide path calculation
– Adapted GS Hold to custom GS 
– Fixed wrong lbs-kg conversion in EFB ZFW input
– Removed duplicate PA “Remain Seated” after landing
– Added “Low-cost carrier” mode for PA and FD announcements (no drinks, no coffee, no sandwiches)
– Increased volume for Gear Up/Down sounds inside the cockpit
– VNAV improvements. Better handling of intermediate level offs
– Fixed EFB ZFW input
– Fixed transparency issue with CRJ-550/700 LOD1 models
– Added functions to allow 180+ degree turns into a given direction
– Added reduced bank angle to MSFS version
– Fixed CF Leg drawing for right turns (Test case: EGHH/26 – EGHH/ILS26/BIA)
– Verified CF Leg drawing for left turns (Test case: EGHI/20 – EGHI/20/EAS)
– Last direct waypoint now disappears from DIR INTC page after the aircraft passed it.
– Fixed route zig-zagging
– Fixed bearing pointers
– Fixed missing SID-Enroute transitions at end of list
– Fixed wrong heading calculation if both longitudes on a track are equal
– Added support for hardware flaps axis
– Added support for hardware spoiler axis
– Fixed ALT mode switching to ALTS CAP instead of PITCH 
– Added icao_xxx entries to aircraft.cfg
– Updated CRJ-550 model
– Custom Glideslope Hold
– Landing and takeoff behavior improvements in-flight model
– Fixed arc and radius to fix drawing routines
– New throttle control mechanics via Simconnect
– Improved ground and flight spoiler effects
– Cruise performance fine-tuned to new atmospheric model 
– Takeoof rotation improved by modified slats/flaps behavior and new V-Stabilizer calculation
– Improved flight spoiler to meet real-world descent rates
– Improved ground spoiler effect for correct lift dumping effect at touch down
– Overall stability in flight improved to feel less wind and turbulence effects
– All flaps stages matching operating handbook reference data and are based on new flaps model
– Correct CoG empty display in modified UI
– UI Load stations with max value reference data
– Fixed (INTC) to Arc leg sequencing (GCFV/01 LORP4Q SID)
– Added arrow in flightplan display for arc legs (RF/AF) with the overfly flag set

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. Yesterday we also received lots of new details about upcoming content from Microsoft itself including a new aircraft and the next world update focused on Nordic countries.

If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Chongqiung Manila AirportSantiago Airport, the Frankfurt City PackKey West Airportthe Okavango DeltaBali AirportLondon Oxford AirportBerlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow IIIKristiansand Airport, Macau City & AirportBonaire Flamingo AirportMilano Linate Airport, the Singapore City PackTokyo Narita AirportYao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City PackGreater Moncton AirportTweed New Haven AirportSantorini AirportSydney AirportHelsinki-Vantaa AirportReggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta AirportMunich Airport, Paris Orly AirportNewcastle International AirportSankt Johann AirfieldDublin 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.

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