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We have lots of new In Development content to share this week so let's start with a new set of screen shots from the 747 Classic. Coding and systems work progresses, in the meantime here are are set of new shots showing new model detail, liveries, panels, etc.

These shots are taken in P3D and an X-Plane version is indeed planned too.

Following on from their award-winning L-1011 Tristar Professional, Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer and PA-28 family of aircraft, this highly detailed simulation of the 747 Classic is being developed by Just Flight's in-house team following comprehensive, hands-on research with the real-world aircraft.
 
Just Flight are excited to bring you the early models of the iconic Jumbo Jet with its instantly recognisable upper deck and four-engine widebody configuration. 747 Classic includes the 747-100 and -200 passenger variants and the 747-200F cargo variant. The 747-100 was first flown in 1969, revolutionising domestic air travel, and the -200 variant followed in 1970 with a range of more powerful engine types and increased fuel capacity, providing an intercontinental range. The -200F cargo variant entered service shortly afterwards, offering a significant freight-carrying capability to cargo operators.

All three engine types are included – the JT9D, CF6 and RB211. Each exterior model also features a unique cabin configuration, including the spiral staircase to the upper deck in the 747-100 and -200, and rolling cargo floor and crew ladder in the -200F. Realistic animations include articulating landing gear, flap and reverse-thrust mechanisms, spoilers and all passenger and cargo doors.

Moving up to the cockpit, the Captain, Co-Pilot, Flight Engineer and jump-seat positions are modelled with nearly all switches, knobs and levers animated and functional. The Flight Engineer's panel features custom-coded hydraulic, electrical, engine bleed, fuel and pressurisation systems, and a newly-developed Delco Carousel IV-A Inertial Navigation System (INS) is fitted to the aircraft for realistic navigation.

The 747 Classic is designed to appeal to a wide range of virtual pilots. Many custom-coded systems are included to keep you busy on those long-haul flights and to provide the immersion that you can expect from an in-house Just Flight product, but the ability to automate key systems and Flight Engineer tasks, and to quickly configure the aircraft for flight, mean that you can also choose to get into the air without hours of pre-start checks!

The 747 Classic was flown all around the world and our add-on reflects that global popularity, featuring liveries from around the world, including the UK, USA and Europe, and covering a wide range of airline and cargo operators.

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Just Flight - 747 Classic Product Page

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While 2019 was a monumental year for DCS World, we have even bigger and better things in store for 2020! This not only includes new aircraft like the P-47 Thunderbolt, Mi-24P Hind, and continued development of the F/A-18C Hornet and F-16C Viper, but we will also see detailed aircraft carrier operations with DCS: Supercarrier, and new maps to fly over like the free Mariana Islands map and The Channel map. We will also be releasing updates to the A-10C Warthog and Ka-50 Black Shark (including a free cockpit update).

Most of the Eagle Dynamics team will be focused on improvements to the DCS World core that includes performance improvements, more realistic lighting, a new cloud and weather system, an outstanding damage modeling, a new airfield air traffic control system, air-to-ground radar and Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensors, improved missile dynamics, more life-like AI, new AI units, and a dynamic campaign system.

Later this year, we are looking forward to announcing an eagerly awaited aircraft for DCS World.

Our 3rd party partners will also be hard at work in 2020 with the F-15E Strike Eagle, MiG-23 Flogger, OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, Syria and Falkland Islands maps, and more.

We look forward to taking this journey with you, and all of us at Eagle Dynamics thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team
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Here is some news from Tokyo.

Apparently, it is reasonably hard to prepare any epic-looking previews as most of the work has not been exported to the sim yet (there is no reason to do so at this stage) and renders are not how it will look in the sim. A lot of work has been put into ground poly and secondary buildings which must be done but it does not provide the "cool" look yet. What you see on in-sim Narita screen shots is just one of the WIP export versions, it is not the final one.

We have received a lot of support from our customers resource-wise and we are very grateful for that. This will definitely help us putting even more realistic details into the project.

In general - due to the nature of the upcoming FS2020 we have focused on the airports rather than the city. They will most probably be released as two separate airport products with Haneda including city landmarks.

The plan is to have the airports P3D-FS-XP-compatible, with all the features we had so far (including terminal/hangar interiors, detailed gates with vgds/jetways, etc.) plus new features that became available lately. The goal is to have the products completed before the Olympics and in the meantime there will be some other releases too. More about that soon.

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What is the most popular flight simulation software? How many are planning to get the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator? How much do flight simulator enthusiasts spend on hardware and software every year? These were some of the questions that we set out to answer in this year's edition of the FlightSim Community Survey. The turnout was better than ever and we are very happy with the results.

The survey consisted of 93 questions and covered demographics, relation to aviation, simulator habits, consumption habits, the simulator platform itself, some questions on media and community participation, and of course questions on aircraft and addon software. We dare to say that this is the most comprehensive survey of its kind both in terms of questions and number of respondents. Obviously we can't cover all of the results in this blog post, but if you are interested please download the full report here.

The report is shared openly with the community for everyone's benefit. The primary purpose of the survey is to provide the participating partners with information about the flight simulation community.

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The village of Alert, in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada, is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world is 817 kilometers from the North Pole. The entire population of the census subdivision Baffin, Unorganized is located here. As of the 2016 census, the population was reported as 62, an increase of 57 over the 2011 census. It takes its name from HMS Alert, which wintered 10 km east of the present station, off what is now Cape Sheridan, in 1875-1876.

Alert has many temporary inhabitants, as it hosts a military signals intelligence radio receiving facility at Canadian Forces Station Alert (CFS Alert), as well as a co-located Environment Canada weather station, a Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) atmosphere monitoring observatory, and the Alert Airport.

Your mission is to fly from Thule Air Base (BGTL) and visit the most northern airport in the world at Canadian Forces Station Alert (CYLT) with either the Canadian Xpress® Boeing 737-200F, Boeing C-17 Globemaster III or Lockheed C-130 Hercules freeware or payware aircraft only which are available to all pilots regardless of rank, but only for the challenge.

Join Canadian Xpress today in order to participate as there are some great prizes to be won including:

  • Aerosoft Products
  • Bonus Flight Hours
  • Canadian Xpress Monthly Challenge Award

The February 2020 Challenge is open to all Canadian Xpress® pilots from February 2nd, 2020 until February 28th, 2020.

Canadian Xpress Virtual Airline
"Fly Virtually Anywhere!™"
http://CanadianXpress.ca

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