Microsoft Flight Simulator Fokker F28, Concorde and RV-14 Get new screenshots and development updates; C-17 lands in new video


Third-party developers have provided new resources and updates on upcoming aircraft add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Third-party developers have provided new resources and updates on upcoming aircraft add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

We start with an overview of the Fokker F28 scholarship by Just a flight, showing quite a few exotic liveries, as well as a small development update.

“The development work on the visuals of the aircraft (models, textures, animations and liveries) is almost complete and is being tested, as well as the flight dynamics for each of the four variants (-1000 to -4000 ).

Systems coding and a huge set of custom Wwise sounds are now underway and we’ll be sharing previews of these in the coming months as we work on the release later this year.

Then is CC designs, offering an update and new screenshots of his Concorde in progress.

“A big step forward has been the creation of a flight model that reflects the unique characteristics of a hang glider. In short, MSFS just doesn’t support them properly yet, so it takes smart work to implement true delta – MSFS seems to think the wings are just straight and the fuselages are just cylindrical, with nothing between the two. Thanks to the hard work of Paul Frimston and CodenameJack, as well as a brilliant idea on my part, Concorde now flies well and is on track to fully implement the features of its flight model.

On top of that, work continued on the cockpit with more animated instruments, more modeling work, and more coding to keep everything “alive” and operational. Considering the large number of instruments, this will take some time. This essential work will be a priority over the next two weeks before I can start thinking about working on other ‘nice to have’, but not essential, areas such as the passenger cabin. “

We also hear from SimWorks Studios, which provided a roadmap for its development, including the Van’s Aircraft RV-14 (of which we get some screenshots) and the upcoming Pilatus PC-12.

“RV-14: The artistic side is done and the code work should be done overnight. The flight model is in very good condition. The sounds are there and at a very good stage, with fine tuning and AI being the last thing to do for this task. We’re working on a February release, barring any unforeseen issues. The RV-14 will be followed by the RV-10 later this year, with the RV-8 and RV-7 in late 2022 or early 2023.

Pilatus PC-12: We recently signed a license agreement with Pilatus Aircraft to integrate their PC-12 into Microsoft Flight Simulator! Our current plan is to make two versions of PC-12: one will be the PC-12/47 which will be delivered with a mixed glass / vapor cockpit. Our goal is to release the aircraft around the middle of the year, built to the same standards as the Kodiak. The second would be the Pilatus PC-12NG with a full-fledged custom glass cockpit, but due to the code work required this will happen in 2023.

Finally, we can take a look at a landing of the free C-17 Globemaster III software from Delta Simulations.

If you want to know more, you can follow the development of the aircraft on the developer’s site Discord server.

Recently we posted our last interview with Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann and we heard more about Microsoft’s plans for the next few months, including World Update Australia.

If you want to learn more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can take advantage of our recent reviews on Auckland International Airport, Skiathos Airport, Athens International Airport, Bergamo Airport Orio al Serio, Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, Great Britain Central, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Kraków Airport, Fukuoka City & Airport, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, the Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, the Okavango Delta, Bali airport, London Oxford airport, Berlin Brandenburg airport, CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City and Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milan Linate Airport, Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City Pack, the aeropor t Greater Moncton, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Ba Stia Poretta Airport, Airport from Munich, 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 know more about the game itself, you can read our review which will tell you everything you need to know about the game from Asobo Studio.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam, and Xbox Series X | S.

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