Third-party developers shared plenty of news and a couple of releases about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, including aircraft and airports.
A lot of work was recently done to make that beast of a plane as much alive as it can be visually, so you can really feel you have the real plane in front of you.
While we developed a completely new wing flex system, we also added some more details that we hope you’ll like!
In this first clip, you can see we added a surface vibration model that will shake plane elements when you cross a tarmac patch or….. overrun the runway.
The massive stabilizer (almost the wing span of an A320…) will react to those vibrations, but furthermore it will bend from aerodynamic forces of the elevator surfaces. The whole aft cone structure of the plane will also have a torsional stress from the rudder aerodynamic forces.
And of course, the new wing flex system is reacting to fuel mass. If you look really close, you could probably guess where is the fuel only by looking at the wing shape. This will eventually be noticeable as on the real airplane, where the fuel management system transfers fuel on the inner part, or to the exterior part of the wing depending on the flight phase.
Next, we get an announcement from Aerosoft, and it’s Frankfurt Airport (EDDF) in Germany. It has been in development for several months by a team of seven under the direction of the well-known airport designer Jo Erlend Sund,
Another announcement comes from Burning Blue Design, which is working on another small British general aviation airport, Sibson Aerodrome (EGSP).
Moving on to releases, The Secret Studio launched Bintulu Airport (WBGB) in Malaysia. It’s currently available on Simmarket for $9.96, including the following.
- High quality custom buildings with PBR texturing.
- Our in house developed Visual Docking Guidance System (VDGS).
- Custom animated jetways with audio and additional animation.
- Ambient audio emanating from the terminal.
- Custom correctly aligned ILS.
- Extensive terraforming of the airfield and Pan Borneo Highway.
- Highly detailed and accurate Passenger Terminal.
Lastly, Colombia Regional Design launched Benito Salas Airport (SKNV) serving Neiva, in Colombia. It’s currently available on Simmarket for $15.39.
- Profile GSX PRO
- Premium markings and PBR textures
- Updated airport layout.
- 3d interior of all laz
- Total reconstruction of the landscape and scenery from scratch.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is currently available for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, including Game Pass. If you’d like to learn more, you should stay tuned on TechRaptor as we have daily Microsoft Flight Simulator news to keep you updated on the many add-ons coming and released for the sim. We have also recently interviewed Microsoft’s Jorg Neumann about the Antonov An-225 “Mriya” and iniBuilds’ CEO Ubaid Mussa on the work of the popular third-party developer. If you’re interested in reviews, you can check out Orbx’s Stockholm Arlanda and Oslo Gardermoen Airports, iniBuilds’ New York-JFK Airport, and RHDSimulations’ Boeing 767-300ER.