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Launch of the Microsoft MD-82 “Maddog” flight simulator and Airbus medical H145; Tornado announced and PMDG Boeing 737 receives new videos



Launch of the Microsoft MD-82 “Maddog” flight simulator and Airbus medical H145; Tornado announced and PMDG Boeing 737 receives new videos


Today is a big day for Microsoft Flight Simulator news, with relevant releases, reveals, and announcements on the menu.

First, Leonardo launched its new McDonnell Douglas MD-82 “Maddog”, which is the second advanced airliner we have received in two days.

You can buy it on SimMarket for $79.05 plus applicable VAT.

You can see what it looks like below.

Hype Performance Group has also launched the first version of the Airbus H145 Helicopter Medical Services (HEMS), which is part of the base H145 “Action Pack Expansion”.

You can buy it for $40 (currently $35 off) in the developer store, keeping in mind that this is Early Access and a lot more content will be added and refined as development progresses.

Next we move on to IndiaFoxtEcho who has announced a new aircraft, and that is the Panavia Tornado.

We also received a development update for the Aermacchi M-346 Master and the Eurofighter Typhoon.

Well, it only took a few seconds for our fans to say that the image we posted on April 25 caused a Tornado to develop!

The shape of the RB199’s mouthpiece is truly unmistakable… so YES, WE ARE MAKING A TORNADO FOR MICROSOFT’S FLIGHT SIMULATOR and here are some (very) preliminary screenshots.

We plan to improve the look a lot and give you a realistic flight model and reasonably accurate system simulations.

We have good documentation on both the old IDS (which will be our base model) and the IDS-MLU. We would also like to do the GR1, ECR and possibly the ADV variant, the latter depending on resource availability.

There’s still a LOT of work to do on this project, so don’t expect a release (or even a beta version) anytime soon… but it’s very promising. In other news:

AERMACCHI M-346 We are a bit behind with new textures and system programming, but the new HTML5/JS HUD is almost ready. The flight model will use the native MSFS FCS. We’ll post more details closer to the beta phase, which is hopefully only a few weeks away.

EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON We initially planned to use commercial meshes as a starting point for this project or to improve our P3D model… and in the end we recreated the 3D model from scratch as we were not satisfied with the shape of the fuselage, the curvature of the wing and the air intake. . It’s going pretty well, but it will take a little longer than expected (although we think it’s for the best).

Last but not least, PMDG has released a development update for their upcoming Boeing 737 with some interesting videos showing the available camera views for the aircraft and the extremely rich and detailed aircraft options menu.

The development team is currently battling a particularly difficult bug that manifests itself in certain landing conditions, but they hope to launch the aircraft “in time for next weekend.”

“Since my last update, we have reduced the list of blockers that prevent the 737 from leaving from four to two. One of those blockers is this obscenity that occasionally appears when Flaps 40 lands. On this subject, the good news is that we managed to capture it on one of our dev rigs and were able to extract a significant amount of data from the event that we broadcast to Asobo for viewing. your contribution.

The investigation is ongoing and I won’t comment on what we’ve seen, what we think or what the solution might entail, because at this point we just don’t know enough about what we’ve found to say clearly. “is caused by X.”

What we do know is that it happens in a specific mode of operation, but we still don’t know why or how to prevent it.

There is a phrase that I like to offer to the PMDG development team in difficult times: “Don’t worry. We will resolve it. We always do.

We’ll be hard at work on it this weekend, as will our always-strong beta team. They are quick to help us identify and fix this problem because they want you to see it as much as we do.

The good news is that we have all the PMDG systems ready for launch. As soon as we are sure we have a solution at hand, we can deliver the aircraft to you. I hope to be able to embark on your 737 adventures in time for next weekend, but that will depend entirely on the results of our own efforts in the coming days.

If you want to learn more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can check out our recent reviews of Yeager West Virginia International Airport, Kansai International Airport, Toronto Pearson Airport, Twin Otter, Auckland International Airport, Skiathos Airport and the Athens International Airport. Airport, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, Central Britain, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Krakow Airport, City and Airport of Fukuoka, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City and Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, CRJ 550/700, PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, F-15 Eagle, 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, Saint Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport and the city of Seoul 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 Asobo Studio game.

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

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